City North Campus
'City North' is a big, bustling campus, three miles north of the city centre. It's simple to get to - there's on-site parking, and you're minutes from a train station and major bus routes. It's where many of our courses are based, including those taught by Birmingham City Business School; the Faculty of Education, Law and Social Sciences; and the School of English.
Birmingham Business School is one of the largest and longest established of all the business schools in the UK, while the School of English has a growing research profile and offers a variety of English courses. The School of Education also enjoys an enviable reputation and trains more teachers than any other provider in the West Midlands.
The School of Law has more than 40 years' experience in providing innovative and demanding legal education for those wishing to enter the profession. Courses provided by the School of Sociology are well-reputed and have some of the highest student satisfaction ratings within the University.
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Teaching students get the feel of a real school in our replica classrooms complete with interactive whiteboards, while our facilities also include a school gym and changing rooms. Fully equipped specialist departments including art studios with sewing machines, an ICT Suite and kiln; food areas; music practice rooms and a drama studio with stage lighting, offer you a wealth of resources to enhance your teaching practice. The School of Education also has a Virtual School, which allows you to encounter, within a simulated environment, a range of real-life situations that new teachers are often confronted with.
Law students have the opportunity to hone their advocacy skills in one of our mock courtrooms in front of a judge, who is usually a qualified solicitor or barrister. You can also engage in problem based scenarios through our Virtual Solicitors' Office, which gives you an insight into how an office works and the work that a trainee solicitor may do.
The City Centre Campus also has lots of other facilities - you can study at the vast Kenrick Library where there's a 24-hour Open Access IT Suite, pick up careers advice from our Student Services team or work out at the new £8.5 million Doug Ellis Sports Centre, which offers a fitness suite, sports hall, plenty of room for five-a-side football and cricket, and an all-weather pitch.
You can also head to the Students' Union or just grab a bite to eat from one of our cafés situated within the Baker, Edge and Kendrick Buildings. Our popular conferencing, sports and social facility, The Pavilion, is also just minutes away and provides an all-weather pitch as well as football and rugby pitches.
All teaching and learning resource areas, catering, library, information technology and Students' Union facilities on this campus are physically accessible via level or ramped access and lifts. There are also numerous accessible toilet facilities. All passenger lifts have speech output and there is tactile paving to assist blind and visually impaired people through the campus. External steps are marked with white edging.
An accessible shopping centre called One Stop is close by and has level access to most shops and lift access to other floors. Unfortunately Perry Barr train station, which is close to the campus, is not wheelchair accessible.
City North Campus is accessible for most people; however, we recognise that individuals can experience a wide variety of difficulties. To find out more about this site's accessibility in relation to your specific difficulties, please contact the Disability Support Team.
Visitors with hearing loss
If you are visiting the University and have hearing loss which means that you may have difficulty hearing the fire alarm in the event of an emergency evacuation, please request a Deaf Alerter pager from the main reception of the campus you are visiting. You will be able to keep this pager with you for the duration of your visit to alert you if the fire alarm goes off.
There are limited parking spaces for students at City North Campus - there is a pay-on-foot car park system in operation. Free disabled parking is also available. View our campus map for more information.