With its cultural diversity, exciting job prospects and thriving independent scene, it is little wonder that Birmingham, as Britain’s second city with one of the youngest city populations in Europe, is a dynamic place to study.

At Newman University you have the advantage of being near to the city, but living in peaceful and comfortable surroundings on campus.

Music, Theatre and Dance

If you are an avid gig-goer, the music scenes in Birmingham will not disappoint. The world’s biggest artists headline here at a whole host of amazing venues, such as the Genting Arena, Barclaycard Arena, Symphony Hall and the O2 Academy. There are also smaller venues, such as The Institute, around the city where you can watch established and new musical and comedy talent.

The theatre and dance scene in Birmingham is world-renowned and bursting with talent. The Hippodrome, New Alexandra Theatre, Symphony Hall and Birmingham Royal Ballet have packed calendars including West End musicals and comedy shows.


Located at the centre of the UK motorway network with the M6, M5 and M42 motorways all nearby, Birmingham has excellent links to the rest of Britain. For rail travellers Birmingham New Street station has regular services to destinations throughout the country, and Birmingham International Airport has flights to destinations across the globe. Birmingham also has use of a tram system and even has 35 miles of canals within the city if you fancy a very different mode of transport!