UoB Accommodation in Selly Oak

Choosing the best accommodation for studying at UoB is a big decision. Is sharing your accommodation with your friends the most important factor for you? Do you prefer quiet surroundings away from campus without noisy housemates? Living somewhere that is convenient, modern, and close to everything you could need will help you focus on your higher education.

Sometimes the university-provided accommodation may not be able to house all of the students who are coming to study, which means they will need to look elsewhere for somewhere to stay. Unihousing provides student studios, houses, apartments and flats to let in Selly Oak, which can be ideal for students who are looking for somewhere to stay off-campus.

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Why Choose Unihousing for Student Accommodation?

Unihousing has been providing accommodation for students in the Birmingham area since 1984. This means that we have lots of experience in helping students find their ideal place to live. Additionally, we are the landlord of the accommodation that we let out to students, which means that we can provide quicker responses to queries and repairs than an agent. It also means that we have a reason to keep our properties maintained to the highest standards with our dedicated maintenance team.

What Makes Selly Oak Good for Students?

Our accommodation is situated in the student village of Selly Oak, which is only a short walk from the University of Birmingham's Edgbaston campus. Selly Oak is a great location for students to live, due to the range of shops, supermarkets, pubs, takeaways and restaurants nearby. You'll also find several gyms in the area, including UoB Sport and Fitness, as well as several green areas for relaxation. The student village also has good transport options, including several bus routes and a local train station which can take you into the city centre.

Student Studio

What Else Does Unihousing Accommodation Provide?

Our student lets all come with all the essentials as standard. This includes full modern furnishings, washing machines, quality low-noise fridge/freezers, fitted showers, central heating, double glazed windows, laminated flooring, smoke detectors, fire doors, security alarm systems, annual decorating and appliance maintenance. We also offer other benefits with some of our student accommodation, such as high-speed 100Mb broadband, the inclusion of utility bills with the rent, and flexible letting terms.

Which Universities are Easy to Reach From Selly Oak?

Being the second-largest city in the UK, there are several universities and colleges that students from both the rest of England and abroad come to study at. The University of Birmingham is well-known for its redbrick status, and iconic freestanding clock tower, named 'Old Joe'. Newman University, Aston University, University College Birmingham, and Birmingham City University are just some of the other universities that can be found in the city.

If you're looking for university accommodation in Birmingham, contact us today to find out how we can help you.

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UoB Accommodation in Selly Oak FAQ

How good is Aston University (UK)?

Aston University is currently ranked 47th in the UK according to The Complete University Guide. They offer free modern language tuitions to all eligible first-year undergraduates in order to support global awareness and raise language skills.

How is Birmingham University regarded in the UK?

The University of Birmingham has a huge 98.2% pass rate. It also has an impressive 86% student satisfaction rating. For these reasons and more, UoB is regarded highly among students and lecturers. It is also one of the only 6 ‘Redbrick’ universities, a prestigious title that only 6 universities hold.

Why do I want to live on campus?

Living on/near campus means that you can have easy access to the local area around the university. You can also make use of university-provided tools such as libraries or community areas. Being able to reduce travel time this way can be invaluable as you can have more time to plan around your lectures.

Do students that live on campus do better academically?

Studies suggest that students that live on campus do perform better than students who live off-campus. This is attributed to the ability to be more engaged by being closer to classes, faculty and university facilities such as the library and study areas.

Is it worth moving away for uni?

Moving away for university gives you the great opportunity the gain life skills that will benefit you for the rest of your life. Gaining experiences in money management, timekeeping and general healthcare is commonplace for students who move away from their parents. To add to this, by controlling your own space you can focus your time on your studies easier and have fewer distractions.