• Bills from as little as £10.99 visit https://www.dividabill.co.uk/
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Go Local!

Points you in the direction of student services in and around Birmingham and Aston Students' Union.

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Need somewhere to stay whilst you search for accommodation in Birmingham?

Temporary accommodation near Aston: http://www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk/aston-university/

Temporary accommodation in the Birmingham area: http://www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk/west-midlands/birmingham/

 

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Where to Live in Birmingham

Search www.astonstudenthomes.org first!
 

  • We recommend that you arrange to view several properties before making a decision.
  • You can contact ARC if you would like someone to check your tenancy agreement or if you have any further questions.
  • Do not hand over any money unless you are sure you that you want to live in the property and you know exactly what the money is for and whether or not it is refundable. Make sure you get a receipt
  • Check the tenancy agreement first.
  • Read all the documentation carefully. For tips on how to avoid scams, click here

Private Halls of Residence (not managed by Aston University)

Aston Brook Green (ABG) (managed by Aston Students' Union)

  • ABG is a site managed by the Students' Union. It is very popular amongst students.
  • Only a 10 minute walk from campus, ABG has terraced houses suitable for sharing and flats suitable for individuals and couples.
  • Dates for your diary: 14/12/14 – ABG Visit: meet on Union steps at 1pm.
  • A launderette is available on site and there is also a lovely grass area for relaxing with friends or reading a good book.
  • There aren't too many shops around ABG, but majority of shops are only a short walk away from campus/the city centre.
  • For more info, email Malcolm Lawrie
  • We recommend you apply early to avoid disappointment!
  • Check out the Aston Brook Green website and Facebook

Aston Student Villages (ASV) (managed by Aston University)

  • ASV, managed by the University, are University Halls. Situated in the Aston Campus, these halls are ideal for being at the heart of Aston Uni Life.
  • Halls are available in William Murdoch, James Watt, Mary Sturge, Harriet Martineau and Lakeside Residences.
  • For further info, pictures, and online booking visit the website

Supportmatch – Home-share Service

A service where students or single individuals requiring somewhere to stay, are able to stay in a room in the house of an older person who requires support.

The ‘Householder' gives up their spare room, the ‘Homesharer' gains accommodation and gives 10-15 hours a week companionship and assistance with practical help around the home.(£149 per month)

For further information visit the Supportmatch website

Birmingham City Centre

Birmingham City Centre is a very popular and exciting place to live, thriving with a great shopping centre, delicious places to eat, amazing street entertainment and beautiful architecture.

There are a large number of apartments to rent that may be suitable either for student couples, or 2 students sharing. It's also possible to find rooms in a development where you might be sharing with someone else such as a young business person.

If you can't find suitable accommodation at Aston Student Homes, you may want to search online. Here are some examples of websites you can check out:-

PLEASE NOTE: THE ARC DOES NOT ENDORSE THE ABOVE LINKS, THEY ARE EXAMPLES OF WEBSITES YOU COULD USE.

Student Areas in the Birmingham Suburbs

  • Aston students searching for accommodation to suit lower budgets often share houses with other students in areas outside of the city centre.
  • In most circumstances, each student has their own bedroom, a communal living area, communal kitchen and shared shower or bathroom areas.
  • When travelling to and from the university, please be aware that rush hour travel can take a while.
  • Visit any properties you are interested in yourself, to get a feel for the different areas. This will help you to decide if the area is somewhere you can picture yourself being happy and comfortable.
  • Erdington, Selly Oak and Perry Barr are quite popular student areas; however do check out  Aston Student Homes as we advertise properties in many areas.

Housing for Student Families

PLEASE NOTE: THE ARC DOES NOT ENDORSE THE ABOVE LINKS, THEY ARE EXAMPLES OF WEBSITES YOU COULD USE.

Schools for students' children:

  • If your child is aged 4 years or over on 1st September, they will be offered a free place in a state school.
  • Primary schools cater for children aged 4-11 and secondary schools cater for children aged 11-16. See www.birmingham.gov.uk/schools.
  • For more information, Birmingham City Council can tell you if which schools have spaces for your child, if your child is able to start school immediately. Telephone 0121 675 0555 or go in person to the Education Offices, Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BU.
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Birmingham City Council and your safety

Crime Rates:

  • To find out about crime rates in different areas of Birmingham visit: www.police.uk

Birmingham City Council:

Gas Safe Register:

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning:

  • Unsafe gas appliances can cause Carbon Monoxide poisoning. Watch out for symptoms such as: headaches, dizziness, nausea, breathlessness, collapse, loss of consciousness. http://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/learn/carbon_monoxide_kills.aspx has some useful information about Carbon Monoxide poisoning.
  • Always turn off your gas appliances immediately, if you think they are faulty, and tell your landlord as soon as possible.
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Local amenities near Aston/exploring Birmingham

Food shopping

  • There is a Tesco Express directly on campus where you are able to do your daily / weekly food shop.
  • There are also many other supermarkets within walking distance such as Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons.
  • There are also local markets and a Chinese market near The Bullring.

Takeaways within walking distance

  • There are many takeaway places within walking distance of campus including: Caspian Pizza, Chicken Hut, John’s Fish Bar, Big Johns and many more.​

Health and Medical Services

Entertainment close to campus

  • Bullring is only a 15 minute walk away, featuring a variety of different shops and restaurants.
  • There is also The Mailbox, Brindley Place and Broad Street which is home to the cinema and many night clubs. Other areas to visit may be Digbeth and The Arcadian.
  • If you fancy going down to the pub, there is B4 Bar, Gosta Green and Sacks of Potatoes on campus. There are also many pubs with delicious food within walking distance such as The Square Peg.
  • Star City is also close by, a 10 minute taxi ride away, with many restaurants, a cinema complex, bowling alley, and casino. Visit http://starcitycentre.co.uk/​

Exploring Birmingham

  • There are many places to explore, from Museums to Art Galleries to fantastic tourist attractions and places to eat.
  • Check out http://visitbirmingham.com/ for all information related to visiting Birmingham.
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Aston Students' Union, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ES
Tel: 0121 204 4848, Fax: 0121 204 4858, Email: arc@aston.ac.uk

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