Moving to a new city and starting uni can be a tough time. You need to make new friends to make sure you’re not bored and lonely for the next few years. The best way is to find people that you have things in common with and hanging out and doing something fun is a great way to build friendships. Birmingham is a big city full of fun things to do, whether that’s in the day time or at night. So for every Birmingham City University student, as long as you know what’s on offer to you, it’s easy to have a great! This list of 8 places every Birmingham City University student should visit to help you out a little bit.
1. Ghetto Golf
Ghetto Golf is a crazy golf course and cocktail bar in one! Located in the Custard Factory in Digbeth, it’s just outside of the town centre, a perfect location for every Birmingham City University student it’s easy to get to, and honestly chances are you already now where it is. With a 18 hole course made up of all different weird and wonderful themes, including a bus (literally a whole bus), you’re guaranteed to have a great time!
2. Cadbury World
Cadbury world, located in Bourneville in Birmingham, the place where the infamous Cadbury chocolate is made (and lets be honest, where dreams come true!). A trip to Cadbury world is a must visit for every Birmingham City University student. Especially as you get given free chocolate bars as you’re walking around the factory. There is also a great gift shop at the end, which can be accessed without paying for entry into the factory, you can purchase your boy weight in chocolate, often for cheaper than in stores!
3. The Alchemist
The Alchemist is an avant-garde cocktail bar in Colmore Row, in Birmingham town centre. The Alchemist is the perfect place for any Birmingham City University student to try out. The cocktails at The Alchemist will have you feeling like you’ve walked into the middle of a Harry Potter film. With each component of each cocktail often presented to you separately for you to mix together yourself in test tubes, glass flasks and even light bulbs, you’ll be gifted with cocktails that change colour, have smoke billowing from them and so much more! After a tough week of uni, a trip to The Alchemist is exactly what the doctor ordered!
4. Digbeth Dining Club
Digbeth Dining Club is a street food event held in Digbeth through from Thursday to Sunday. A great place for any Birmingham City University student to visit with your friends, it offers a wide variety of new and exciting foods from around the world. It’s a great place to visit, whether it’s for a post uni snack or dinner out when you’re stuck in a cereal and beans on toast rut. There’s guaranteed to be something for everyone.
5. The Ikon Gallery
The Ikon Gallery is a contemporary and unique art gallery located in Brindley Place. It offers a wide variety of media, from paintings; to photography to interactive and installation art pieces! The best thing about the Ikon gallery is that there is always something weird and wonderful to look at, and it’s free! Perfect for a Birmingham City University student who has reluctantly spent the last of their money on printing credits!
6. Cannon Hill Park
Cannon Hill Park is a great place for every Birmingham City student to visit at least once, especially in the summer. Whether you go on your own for a chance to sit back in the sun and relax or to have fun with friends, there’s plenty of options. From ice cream vans and coffee shops; to a lake where you can ride around in a giant swan pedalo. There’s lots for you to do, whether you want to spend money or not!
7. Birmingham Library
If you suddenly find yourself with nothing to do (apart from assignments) and without any money, then the Birmingham Library is a great place for a Birmingham City University student to visit. The library has free WiFi, so you can take your work along with you and set up camp in the modern library, or if you’re still looking to procrastinate, it has a roof top terrace/garden for you to enjoy and look out over the city!
8. The Custard Factory
If you’re a Birmingham City University student who’s a even a little bit into art and things that are just a bit weird, then the Custard Factory is somewhere you have to visit. The Custard Factory is host to a variety of vintage shops and other creative outlets you’re guaranteed to love. If nothing else, you have to pay the Custard Factory a visit just to look around at the graffiti art pieces dotted around all over the area!