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Should I live at home for university?

 

Thinking about commuting?

Moving away from home isn’t for everyone and commuting can be a cheaper alternative to living in student accommodation. Check out our reasons why staying at home can be a great choice!

Benefits of staying at home

What’s it like staying at home for uni?

Like a lot of our students, Shelby lives at home and commutes to university. She shows you what her journey is like in this video. Birmingham is really well connected and has an impressive number of transport links with the rest of the UK.

Five tips for travelling to uni

69%

of our students live at home and commute to university to study.

Commuting tips

Do you have questions about commuting to university? We've got the answers. There's a lot to think about and there's more to it than just 'which train do I catch?'

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Things you know if you commute to uni in Birmingham

Everyone loves a moan about traffic and trains, but our transport links and services are among the best in the country.

Birmingham Parking Guide

If you drive to uni it's no surprise you'll want to find the best and cheapest places to park in Birmingham. Here's our look at the hotspots.

Study spaces at university

So you've travelled to uni for a lecture but you also want somewhere to work. Here are just a few of the study and social spaces at BCU.

 

Travelling to Birmingham

Birmingham is one of the best connected major cities in terms of transport in the whole country. So we’ve scoured all the ways you can get in and out of the city!

Major ways to travel

How easy is it to get to BCU?

Planes, trains and automobiles? Well maybe not planes. Birmingham is full of transport links, from the newly refurbished Grand Central Station, providing a way to work and study in Birmingham for people all across the country, to the newly extended Metro system, there a so many ways to get around.

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Cities within an hour of Birmingham

Here are just some of the major cities that are within an hour's travel of Birmingham.

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Coventry

Coventry

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23 mins
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40 mins
Journey times subject to delays and traffic.
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Northampton

Northampton

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60 mins
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1 hour
7 mins
Journey times subject to delays and traffic.
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Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton

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17 mins
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40 mins
Journey times subject to delays and traffic.
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Nottingham

Nottingham

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1 hour
9 mins
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1 hour
11 mins
Journey times subject to delays and traffic.
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Derby

Derby

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34 mins
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60 mins
Journey times subject to delays and traffic.
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Tamworth

Tamworth

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22 mins
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29 mins
Journey times subject to delays and traffic.
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Lichfield

Lichfield

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40 mins
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31 mins
Journey times subject to delays and traffic.
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Walsall

Walsall

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22 mins
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23 mins
Journey times subject to delays and traffic.
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Stoke-on-Trent

Stoke-on-Trent

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46 mins
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60 mins
Journey times subject to delays and traffic.