Central location. Unrivalled facilities. Incredible views.
This how Vita Student raises the bar for student accommodation 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.
Our building in Birmingham
Our Pebble Mill building is close to university and home to people of all cultures and nationalities. Take your pick from five floors of luxury studio apartments and experience the best of student living in Birmingham.
Pebble Mill is comfortable, convenient, and completely hassle-free, whilst excitement is always on your doorstep at nearby Selly Oak. Ideal for you if you’re attending The University of Birmingham.
Vita Student is the only student accommodation with everything covered. All-in service, for students with an all-in attitude.
Learn more about life at Vita
VARIED STUDIO APARTMENTSTake your pick from a wide range of rooms, all including a large bed, ensuite bathroom & ample storage space.
FITNESS STUDIOS & GYMSWake up, work out. 24/7 onsite gyms and fitness studios with free personal training sessions every week.
INSPIRATIONAL HUB SPACESSpark bright ideas & forge new friendships. Hub spaces that are designed for work and play.
PRIVATE BOOKABLE ROOMSImpress your date in a private dining room, host a movie night, knuckle down in a secluded study space.
HOUSEKEEPINGFive-star cleaning services every two weeks. For free.
WEEKDAY GRAB & GO BREAKFASTFuel your day with a delicious and varied breakfast. Available to take away Monday-Friday.
24/7 ONSITE TEAMThe heart and soul of our buildings. Our Residence Teams are here for you.
SUPERFAST WIFIA a secure 150mbps connection, day and night. Your own personal wireless network for up to 10 Smart devices.
CAREER TOOLSAt Vita Student, the tools to succeed are already in your hands.
SECURE & SAFEWith CCTV in every building and Secure Key fob entry you can feel at home from the minute you move in.
VITA STUDENT ALUMNIJoin a network of like-minded people venturing into their careers together.
VIP BRAND EVENTSAll your favourite brands, ready to give you VIP access. La Mer, Harvey Nichols, ESPA, and more.
DAILY ACTIVITIES AND WORKSHOPSLearn something new. Daily activities and workshops so you can meet new friends and make memories.
FREE TO USE BIKESExplore your new city on your terms. Take one of our free-to-use bikes for a spin.
HEADLINER EVENTSJust the thing needed after a stressful exam season. Let your hair down at our all-out headline events.
STAFF TRAINED IN MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
SURPRISE GIFTS & TREATSLittle gifts from time to time, to show you we care. You deserve it.
24/7 PARCEL COLLECTION
LIVING AT VITA STUDENT BIRMINGHAM
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.
WHAT WE’RE ABOUT
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 lifts some of the pressures from university life, allowing you to focus on your studies and your experience.
Our buildings 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.
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.
Less than 10 minutes from Vita Student 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.
“My three favourite things about living at Vita: the weekly events, the gym and the independence I get from living on my own”
“The reception was really welcoming and helpful”
“A place where I can learn new things and feel comfortable”
“I wanted to move into a place where I can feel really secure”
What is there to do in Birmingham?more
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.
What’s unique about Birmingham?more
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.
What is Birmingham known for?more
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.
What cities are easy to get to on the train from Birmingham?more
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.
Are there any cultural events celebrated throughout the year in Birmingham?more
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.
Where are the best places to eat and drink in Birmingham?more
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.
Where do students live in Birmingham?more
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.