Student Accommodation
in Birmingham

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This how Vita Student raises the bar for student accommodation in Birmingham.

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Why study in Birmingham?

Birmingham is the UK’s second-largest city, with a huge student population and thriving culture. It’s fast-paced, continually evolving, and a place where everybody is welcome. Vita Student Birmingham is right in the heart of it.

Birmingham is famous for being an innovative city. Even since the days of the Industrial Revolution, it was a driver of change and modernisation.

Birthplace of heavy metal and even the Balti curry, there’s a fusion of culture that weaves itself through the city’s streets.

Here, communities flourish together. With such a sense of belonging in this city, it’s easy to see why so many people choose to experience student life in Birmingham.

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Our Pebble Mill building is located between all of the student hotspots. It’s a short stroll from the University of Birmingham campus and from Selly Oak, one of the most popular student areas in Birmingham.

We’re just 10 minutes from Birmingham City Centre and from the famous Bullring shopping district – making work and play equally easy.

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Vita Student is for students that want it all. For students that want to live without limits.

With an all-inclusive service, living at Vita Student accommodation lifts some of the pressures from university life, allowing you to focus on your studies and your experience.

Our private student flats are full of friendly faces from many different places. All here to make the most of their time at university. Whether you are creative or academic, Vita Student is the place to learn, thrive and make connections.

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"youngest city in Europe."

Built on the old BBC Studios in Birmingham, Vita Student Pebble Mill sits behind the University of Birmingham and is a short walk or bus journey to all other major universities in the city.

Birmingham is the youngest city in Europe, with more than 40% of its population under the age of 25. As a result, students in Birmingham are never short of things to do, and there’s plenty of great bars, clubs, and restaurants to explore.

“Coolest Neighbourhood in Britain.”

Less than 10 minutes from Vita Student accommodation is Digbeth, a stylish neighbourhood that is bursting with creativity. Packed with street food vendors, art galleries, and music venues, you’ll quickly see why Digbeth was crowned the “Coolest Neighbourhood in Britain”.

Vita Student Pebble Mill is a stone’s throw from all of the best student areas in Birmingham, while still overlooking serene green spaces and public parks. It’s the perfect place to achieve balance with the bustling city.



The University of Birmingham is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world. A founding member of the Russell Group, it’s a prestigious institution, renowned for its research and teaching record.

There are over 10,000 international students from 150 countries at The University of Birmingham, making it one of the biggest international student communities in the UK.

The University of Birmingham also has one of the largest and most reputable medical schools in Europe – with allergy vaccines being developed here, alongside pacemakers and plastic heart valves.


  1. What is there to do in Birmingham?

    Shop at the famous Bullring district, become a culture vulture in Digbeth, or eat your heart out in the endless choice of restaurants. Birmingham is the youngest city in Europe, so as a student, you’ll never be short of things to do.

  2. What’s unique about Birmingham?

    Most famously seen in Peaky Blinders, Birmingham has a huge industrial history, which is still visible through its architecture. However, these days Birmingham steams ahead into the modern day. The city is now the UK’s start-up capital, and known as a tech hub, proving that Birmingham’s unique culture is constantly evolving.

  3. What is Birmingham known for?

    Birmingham is known for its buzzing city feel – and with that you’ll find an amazing music scene. Rock n’ Roll has always been a part of Birmingham’s identity, especially since it was the birthplace of Ozzy Osbourne. However, underground music has made a resurgence in Birmingham, and proves a hit with many of the students that live here.

    Birmingham is also famous for sport – home to Aston Villa football team, one of the founding clubs of the Premier League.

  4. What cities are easy to get to on the train from Birmingham?

    Birmingham is one of the most well-connected cities in the UK. From Grand Central Station, you can get to either London or Manchester within 90 minutes.

  5. Are there any cultural events celebrated throughout the year in Birmingham?

    Birmingham is one of the most diverse cities in the country, therefore there’s plenty going on. Cultural events are celebrated throughout the year through events in the city like a Chinese New Year parade and Vaisakhi celebrations. However, the city also holds events like SHOUT, a festival of LGBT arts and culture, as well as film, music and literature festivals.

  6. Where are the best places to eat and drink in Birmingham?

    Birmingham is home to 4 Michellin star restaurants, and has an incredible food scene. We recommend Simpsons, which is less than 10 minutes from Vita Student, as well as Lucky Duck, a Chinese street food venue in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter. If you’re looking for a night out, take a group of friends to Flight Club or experience something otherworldly at Jekyll and Hyde.

  7. Where do students live in Birmingham?

    Most students in Birmingham live in Selly Oak and its surrounding areas. Vita Student Birmingham is on Selly Oak’s doorstep and just a 10 minute walk to The University of Birmingham. Explore Birmingham with a Vita Student and read more over on our blog.

  8. Can I see my student accommodation before I move in?

    When you book a room at Vita Student, you can enjoy early access to all your new building’s communal spaces before you move in. Discover your new study spot and save on your gym membership by securing your space today.

  9. What happens after I book my student accommodation?

    When you book at Vita Student, a member of our team will be in touch within 48 hours. So if you have any questions about your booking, don’t worry – our customer engagement team will support you every step of your journey with us, from booking until the end of your stay at Vita Student.

  10. What age do I need to be to live with Vita Student?

    You need to be 17+ to live at Vita Student, and a full-time university student in the UK or Barcelona.

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