City South Campus

City South Campus in Edgbaston, to the south of the City Centre, is home to our Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences.  We have a wide range of courses in health and social care, education (teacher training and non-teacher training), life sciences, and sport, and our students benefit from practical learning facilities – from a mock operating theatre and hospital wards, laboratories and sports clinics, and specialised education facilities. Our City South Campus consists of three buildings, Seacole Building, Bevan House and Ravensbury House. 

City South Campus map


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.

Our campus

The creation of our new suite of courses in sport and life sciences is one of the most exciting developments at Birmingham City University in recent years.

The £41 million expansion of the University’s City South Campus in Edgbaston, which opened in 2018 provides specialist laboratories and teaching spaces for the new courses.

It also provides a new home for the School of Education and Social Work, supporting the development of the next generation of school teachers.

Campus Accessibility

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). You can also now use a microwave in the main restaurant.

Car Parking

Due to the building expansion on campus, we are offering students affordable and flexible parking at Broadway Plaza, which is just an eight minute walk away from the campus. 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.

Blue badge holders can park in staff car parks at City South Campus and 12 Harborne Road.

Ticketless payment

Broadway Plaza now operates a ticketless payment system, so you no longer need to worry about losing your ticket. To get your discount for parking, enter your vehicle registration number when you get to Seacole on one of the screens located near the building entrances. When you pay for your parking back at Broadway Plaza when leaving, your discount will have been applied. This replaces the previous ticket validation process at Seacole reception. If you forget to input your registration on campus you can visit the car park office (P2) for your discount. You will need to show your student ID.

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 Transport for 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:

Daily casual rate of £3.50 per day

You will need to enter your registration number on one of the screens on campus to apply your discount, reducing the fee for a 12 hour period down to £3.50. On arrival at the car park you should then enter your registration number on one of the payment machines and your discount will be applied.

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.