City South Campus
City South Campus in Edgbaston, to the south of the City Centre, is home to our health and social care courses. Our students learn in the most realistic settings – from a mock operating theatre and hospital wards to a fully equipped birthing room and virtual radiotherapy suite.
Following a £30 million refurbishment, the Seacole Building was opened in 2006, and won a Built in Quality award from Birmingham City Council in 2007.
In September 2011, the completion of a £2 million teaching wing meant all health and social care students became based at City South Campus.
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All areas of Seacole building which require student access (teaching rooms, library and café facilities) are accessible to wheelchair users. Bevan House and the ground floor of Ravensbury House are also accessible.
The 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.
Better facilities for night owls
If you prefer to get your work done when the sun's gone down, you'll be pleased to know you can now get hot food while you hit the books. City South library is now open until midnight (Mon to Thu) and the Students' Union bar is open until 11pm. You can also now use a microwave in the main restaurant.
As building work begins to take place at the City South campus for the new Life Sciences facility from September 2015, we are offering students affordable and flexible parking at Broadway Plaza, which is just an eight minute walk away from the campus (see our walking map). We will continue to ensure that there are spaces available on campus for disabled students.
The Students’ Union has received consistent feedback that car parking for students at City South is inadequate, so we believe this will prove a better alternative since there will be up to 1,400 spaces available, compared with just 174 at present, easing queues and congestion.
For members of staff, campus car parking will continue to be allocated on a first come first served basis. If no spaces are available on campus, you are encouraged to also make use of the Broadway Plaza car park.
As car parking at City South Campus is so limited we strongly recommend that you use alternative methods of transport. The campus is well served by public transport. The Traveline West Midlands website will help you identify the most straightforward public transport from your home. You will need to enter your home postcode and the campus postcode, which is B15 3TN. This will take you to the front of Seacole Building on Westbourne Road. As there is a one-way system on the roads immediately around the campus, you may find it easier to use the bus stop on Harborne Road, which can be accessed by a footpath between numbers 44 and 46. If this is the case the postcode you will need to use is B15 3HE.
Car parking charges at Broadway Plaza
The following prices have been negotiated for staff and students:
Monthly Pass (calendar month) for £40
The pass will be active for a 12 hour period between 7am and 7pm (exceptions can be arranged on a personal basis) Monday to Friday and can be used multiple times to exit and re-enter the car park during that period. Overstays can be paid by inserting the card into the payment machine and paying the excess. Cards can be purchased from the car park office on the production of a University ID card.
Daily casual rate of £2.50 per day
You will need to take a ticket on entry to the car park and to take this with you to the campus. A Validation Machine will be placed in Seacole Building and you will need to use it during your stay to stamp a bar code onto the ticket, reducing the fee for a 12 hour period down to £2.50. On arrival at the car park you should then insert your validated ticket into a payment machine in the car park and pay the amount due before exit.
Where possible, please park on Level P2 of the car park, which is closely monitored by patrol and covered by CCTV. The car park office, where you will need to go to purchase a Monthly Pass, is also located on this level.