Guild Advice is an independent, free, and confidential service for all students of the University of Birmingham. They specialise in five main areas: academic, employment, finance, housing, and immigration. You can access support via weekday drop-in service, an online enquiry service, or from the website resources.
Birmingham International Academy (BIA)
The Birmingham International Academy (BIA) provides English courses for international students, providing English programmes for students preparing to study at the University of Birmingham in addition to English support for students who are already here.
The Guild of Students offers support to help you cope with the demands of University life in a variety of ways. Guild Lettings is the first point of call for students searching for private rented accommodation. We can offer practical advice to help you find the right house, charge no admin fees to students and only advertise high quality properties with MLAS accredited landlords.
International Student Advisory Services (ISAS)
The International Students Advisory Service (ISAS) provides support and advice for prospective and current international students at the University
LIVING (accommodation services)
Based in the University Centre, LIVING is designed to help you with all your accommodation needs during your time at University. Our team are on hand to assist with any queries or problems you may have regarding accommodation and the surrounding area in which you live. We advise on a range of issues such as landlord & neighbour issues and crime prevention. Any member of our team can also check your contract so pop in and see us, no appointment needed.
For students with a mental health condition support is available from the Mental Health Advisory Service.
Postgraduate and Mature Students' Association (PGMSA)
The PGMSA is a student-lead organisation which works for the interests of mature and postgraduate students, and offers a welcoming, social environment. It hosts a regular and varied programme of events so there is plenty to get involved with. Membership is free for all postgraduate and mature students of the University of Birmingham.
Support for students with disabilities or learning difficulties
The University of Birmingham is an inclusive learning community. Whatever your disability or learning support needs, we’re here to help make sure you have everything you need take full advantage of the student university experience.
Student Parents and Carers' Association
The Student Parents and Carers' Association is a student run group that offers support and advice to students who are also parents or carers. They work with the university to keep it at the leading edge of family friendly practice.
Students with children
The University of Birmingham welcomes students with children and recognises it is an exciting and challenging experience being both a parent and a student. There is a lot of support available:
University Dental Practice
This is a general dental practice on Pritchatts Road, open to all members of the public, located just outside the campus of the University of Birmingham.
University Medical Practice
This is a long established group practice of doctors working from purpose built premises on the edge of campus in Edgbaston.
Welfare Tutors work closely with other departments within the University and are able to provide practical support for students who are experiencing personal problems that interfere with academic work. They are the first point of contact for any welfare issues, which include extenuating circumstances of a non-academic nature that interfere with your academic work, for example, illness, bereavement, family crises or financial problems.