Home to five universities and two university colleges, Birmingham is the UK’s second largest student city.
With a mixture of new architecture and historic Victorian buildings, Birmingham is an energetic and evolving city, with nearly 40% of the population under 25. MPW Birmingham is situated on Greenfield Crescent, in the leafy suburb of Edgbaston. The college is a short walk from Five Ways train station and is close to the city centre and the University of Birmingham campus. MPW students have easy access to the full range of world class facilities that Birmingham has to offer.
Living in Birmingham
As we transition from lockdown, Birmingham remains an exciting and safe place to study and live, with A huge range of things to see and do. Make sure you do some research on the city, especially the area where you will live and study before you come so your arrival and time here is as enjoyable as possible. View everything the city has to offer.
Culture and Social
Birmingham is the second largest city in England, located in the West Midlands. A market town in the medieval period, today the city is a centre of industry and culture in the UK. Birmingham’s major cultural institutions – including the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Birmingham Royal Ballet, the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, the Library of Birmingham and the Barber Institute of Fine Arts – enjoy international reputations, and it has vibrant and influential grassroots art, music, literary and food and drink scenes.
MPW Birmingham is located in leafy Edgbaston, near the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and with easy access to all of the city’s amenities, museums, galleries and theatres. There are plenty of extracurricular and enrichment activities to get involved in such as debating, sports, Model United Nations, and art clubs to help you meet new friends that share your same interests.
Birmingham is well served by rail and bus routes that will get you to college, home and to any of the many attractions that the city has to offer. TOA taxis are the equivalent of London’s black cabs and are highly regulated and sage. You can make a booking or hail them down in the street.
“Getting into…’ University Guides
Getting into higher education may be the toughest challenge you’ve faced yet. MPW’s careers guidance and university entrance guides can help you pick the right course and the right university, and give you valuable UCAS form help. Written by experts with a wealth of knowledge, MPW Guides are set out in straightforward language. They give clear, practical advice to help you win a place on the course of your choice.