City South Facilities

City South Campus in Edgbaston, to the south of Birmingham City Centre, is home to our Health, Education and Life Sciences courses. Our exciting campus offers a wide variety of food and drink facilities, including restaurants and cafés. There is ample study space for both individual and group study and there are various on campus services available to answer your queries. Check out some of our facilities below.

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Food and Drink

City South Campus is home to a variety of restaurants and cafés all serving delicious hot and cold food and drink that you can sit in and enjoy or take away with you.

BCUSU Lounge
Students’ Union Lounge

Students’ Union Lounge

Located at the rear of the original building, the Students’ Union Lounge food options include panini and filled jacket potatoes, with a breakfast menu and pre-order service available. Fairtrade teas, coffees and juices are available. Open 8am to 6pm weekdays.

South Canteen
City South Café

City South Café

If you’re feeling really peckish head to City South’s café. Food options alternate, with daily specials including soups and heartier meals like fish and chips. You can enjoy your food in the café’s seating area or take your purchase away. City South Café is based in the original building. Open weekdays 8am to 5.30pm.

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Costa Coffee

Costa Coffee

Located on the Ground Floor of the original building, to the left of the IT Suite, you will find a Costa Coffee. Here you can buy food and drink to take away including panini, toasties, coffees and cold drinks. Or you can enjoy your purchases in the sofa seating area opposite. Costa Coffee is open from 8am to 6pm.

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Starbucks

Starbucks

A campus essential. Grab yourself a coffee between lectures to give yourself a study boost. A range of hot and cold food and drink are also available. You will find Starbucks in the main entrance area as you come through the barriers. Open weekdays 8.30am to 3.30pm.

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BCUSU Shop

BCUSU Shop

The best place to get your snack fix and top up on stationary as well as buy your essential BCU hoodie. The BCUSU Shop is open from 8.30am to 3.30pm weekdays and is on the Ground Floor at the rear of the original building next to the Students’ Union Office.

Vending Machines and Microwaves
Vending Machines and Microwaves

Vending Machines and Microwaves

Vending machines containing a variety of food and drink are located on the Ground Floor of the original building next to the City South Café. Next to the vending machines are the microwaves where you can heat your own food. Both facilities are accessible at all times.

Study Spaces

You will find plenty of social and quiet study space at City South Campus located across all floors of the building.

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IT Suite

IT Suite

Located on the Ground Floor is the IT Suite containing 64 computers. Laptop hire is also available with 48 laptops. There is an IT Helpdesk and social study space as well as printers for your printing, copying and scanning needs. Additional PCs are available in the Atrium area.

Social Study Space
Shared Work Areas

Shared Work Areas

On the Ground Floor of the new extension you will find a variety of shared work areas on offer for group work. Pods are available with screens for your personal laptop to connect to for when you may be working on shared work projects with fellow students.

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Social Study Space

Social Study Space

Throughout the original building you will find a variety of social study space for group or independent study. Social study spaces are available on all levels of the original building and primarily on the Ground and First Floor of the extension.

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Mary Seacole Library

Mary Seacole Library

The Mary Seacole Library, on the Ground Floor of the original building, is one of the largest specialist health education libraries in the UK. The library also offers Life Sciences and Education materials, as well as comfortable study areas.

Sports facilities

We have a range of specialist sport facilities for our sports students to use. Check out some of our equipment here. 

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Sports Hall

Sports Hall

Our 3 court sports hall facilities work with students and professional athletes. Outside are also changing facilities for you to shower and get changed after practice.

 

Sports facilities - therapy clinic
Sports Therapy Clinic

Sports Therapy Clinic  

Our fully functional sports therapy facilities features a teaching space and a clinic room, which allows students to host real-life clinics with patients from their first year.

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Biomechanics Lab

Biomechanics Lab

Our Biomechanics lab is one of the most advanced in the UK. Featuring Qualisys motion capture cameras and Kistler Force Plates, this advanced space will allow you to explore kinetics of human movement.

sports facilities - fitness suite
Specialist Fitness Suite

Specialist Fitness Suite

Featuring a skill mill treadmill and Olympic raised platforms, our fitness suite is the perfect place to train with professional athletes and develop your sports science skills.

 

Sports facilities - altitude chamber
Altitude Chamber

Altitude Chamber

Used to improve performance across a range of sports, our altitude chamber can adjust the temperature and altitude so that you can practice and train ahead of games/challenges!

Student Services

If you ever have a question about student life, the University or your course then head to one of our student services desks located around the campus.

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ASK

ASK

ASK provides a front-line enquiry service for a number of different areas including Student Affairs and Finance. ASK is based on the First Floor of the original building and is open 8:30am to 6pm Monday to Friday.

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School Office

School Office

Located on the Ground Floor to the right of the main entrance is the School Office where you can find answers to your academic queries such as assessments and coursework.

Cash Machine
Cash Machine

Cash Machine

A free to use cash machine can be found next to the Students’ Union Lounge towards the rear exit of the building on the Ground Floor.

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Students’ Union Office

Students' Union Office

There is a dedicated Students’ Union Office located on the Ground Floor of the original building for all student enquiries. BCUSU advisers hold advice sessions Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm. You can get advice on everything from Health and Wellbeing to Housing and more.

How to get here

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City South map (PDF)

City South Campus is easily accessible by all modes of transport and is easy to find, situated to the south of Birmingham between Westbourne Road and Harborne Road in leafy Edgbaston.

Check out our walking video guide of how to get from Five Ways train station on Islington Row Middleway to our City South Campus – a walking journey time of just 10 minutes. There are plenty of cycle lanes across the city centre and you can also visit the Sustrans website to plan your cycling route to City South Campus. 

M6 A38
By Car – M6 South or North-West

By Car – M6

Leave M6 at J6 and follow A38(M) then Bromsgrove (A38). Head through the tunnel. Indicate left (Charles Street) to Paradise Circus roundabout. Take the second exit (A456). Drive along Broad Street under the roundabout and turn left (Highfield Road). Turn right.

A456
By Car – M5 South-West

By Car – M5

Leave the M5 at J3 and travel towards Birmingham City Centre along the A456 (Hagley Road). Turn right down Norfolk Road (B4129), first left down Augustus Road, straight over onto Harborne Road and then second right onto Highfield Road. At the end of the road, turn right.

Five Ways Sign
By Train

By Train

Five Ways station is situated just 15 minutes away from City South Campus on foot. From Five Ways station you are just one stop from Birmingham New Street, a journey time of five minutes. A standard single journey ticket costs £2.30, a return ticket costs £2.70.

Bus Westbourne Road
By Bus

By Bus

You can catch the numbers 22, 23, 24 and 29 to City South Campus. Buses accept correct change only and change cannot be given. More information on buses around the city can be found on the Network West Midlands website. Return buses leave from Harborne Road.

Walking Feet and Bike
By Foot or Bike

By Foot or Bike

City South Campus is roughly a 35 minute walk or a 15 minute bike ride from Birmingham city centre. There are good cycle and pedestrian routes towards the campus along Broad Street, the Five Ways roundabout and along Calthorpe and Harborne Roads.

Broadway Plaza Car Park
Parking

Parking

There is limited parking at City South Campus so it may be necessary for you to use our overspill facilities at nearby Broadway Plaza. If parking here remember to validate your ticket at City South Campus Reception and you will pay the reduced fee of £3.50.

What's around campus?

Edgbaston
City South Campus is situated in the leafy suburb of Edgbaston, just to the south of Birmingham city centre.
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Harborne High St
Harborne
Harborne is just a 10 minute drive to City South Campus in Edgbaston, or a 30 minute walk of roughly two miles. 
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Kings Heath
Kings Heath
Kings Heath is five miles south of Birmingham city centre and is home to a number of independent shops and cafés.
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Moseley
Moseley is one Birmingham's more affluent suburbs and boasts many restaurants and cafés. 
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