Student Accommodation Birmingham

Find your perfect student house or student flat in Birmingham

Birmingham is a great place to live and study; although you probably already know that if you’re looking for a student house here. It’s the UK’s second biggest city which means it’s big enough to have all the amenities of a large city but small enough so you can get around it easily.

It’s got some great places to study as well and we’ve got student accommodation in Birmingham which covers the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University; Aston University; Birmingham Metropolitan College and The College of Law.

The best bits of Birmingham are the shopping (the Bullring is one of the biggest shopping centre’s in Europe); and the nightlife, you’ll never get bored in the evening as Birmingham has loads of places to go out from Broad Street to the Arcadian, to the Jewellery Quarter to the Custard Factory, comedy clubs and even the Mailbox for  something a bit special?

What’s more; you’ve got all the culture of a major city with the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, NEC, Symphony Hall and many others.

For adventure lovers the many parks and nearby Lickey Hills provide great open spaces for running, walking, cycling or other outdoor pursuits. We’ve put together below a few of the good bits and bad bits of the areas we cover in the surrounding areas.

Quick search for student accommodation Birmingham:

Student Accommodation - Selly Oak

Student Accommodation - Harborne

Student Accommodation - City Centre

Student Accommodation - Edgbaston

Student Accommodation - Selly Park

Good Times

Right in the heart of the student community for the University of Birmingham.

Good selection of bars, pubs, restaurants and cafe’s. Make sure you check out the Selly Sausage café for their legendary pancakes.

Getting to the University of Birmingham only takes a matter of minutes walking and the train to the city centre from Selly Oak Station only takes about 7 minutes. Plus the University is the only one in the country to have its own railway station so wherever your student house is in Birmingham it's easy to each the University of Birmingham by train, and great for trips back home.

Bad Times

The Bristol Road which runs through the area is known to be really bad for traffic but the new bypass helps.

Because it is a student area it can be a little noisy!

Parking can be a pain sometimes; if you don’t need your car it’s probably easier to leave it at home.

Selly Oak, Birmingham properties

Good Times

Still really close to the University of Birmingham and University Train Station; 5-15 mins walk.

Close to Harborne High St where you’ve find some great Bars like the Junction and Plough.

Nice and quiet so good for getting some serious work done! Also means parking is a lot easier.

Because the area is not as popular as Selly Oak you will often find you get more for you money when renting.

Great access to transport as on a main bus route to the city centre.

Good access to shops on the Pershore Road.

It’s a bit quieter than other areas.

Again, you’ll get more for your money in this area.

Bad Times

Although close to the University of Birmingham, it’s not in the heart of the action.

Bit further away from UoB; can take about 15-20 mins to walk.

Parking can be tricky for those properties on Pershore Road but many have off road parking.

Harborne, Birmingham properties

Good Times

Great access to the City Centre; just 5 mins to Five Ways and Broad Street.

Edgbaston Reservoir is a great place to exercise or hang out, especially in the summer.

Parking is pretty easy.

You normally get great value for money.

Good access to local shops and food places on the Hagley Road.

Bad Times

The Hagley Road can get really busy at times!

Edgbaston, Birmingham properties

Good Times

There are lots of shops close by.

The student houses on the Pershore Road tend to be quite large.

Bad Times

If you live close to the Pershore Road the traffic can be quite noisy at times.

Parking isn't easy on the Pershore Road but there are some side streets to park on.

Selly Park, Birmingham properties

The Birmingham Purple Frog team

Patrick Garratt
Founder and Managing Director

Patrick founded Purple Frog, whilst studying at the University of Birmingham, from where he graduated in 2007 in Commerce. As part of his degree he was required to write and submit a business plan and decided he may as well see it through! Patrick spends time in each of our 4 offices and is often accompanied by his black labs Hugo and Babe.

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Office Dog

She's a good doggy, yes she is. Yes she is. Yes. She. Is. Suchagooddoggy. Except when she's stealing your sandwiches.

Sabrina Courts
Operations Director

Looking after clients with large portfolios means that Sabrina's extensive expertise in the student accommodation market is always put to good use. She also heads up the Ops team. Sabrina is a proud Birmingham City Football Club supporter and hasn't missed a home or away match in over 5 years!

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Shaun Knight
Regional Director - Nottingham

Shaun oversees the Management of our Nottingham office. He also takes the lead on Project Management. Shaun studied sport studies at the University of Worcester so he knows what it's like to be in the shoes of our tenants. He's an affable character whose knowledge of the student market is extensive. He loves helping our tenants find the right home and keeping our landlords up to date.

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Nadine Bevis
Regional Director - Birmingham & Bristol

Nadine oversees the Management of our Birmingham and Bristol offices as well as recruitment and training. If she won a million pounds she would buy a house for a homeless person. Which is lovely.

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Claire Pace
Director & Company Secretary

Claire is the right hand woman to the Managing Director and overseeing finance. She works part time Monday-Friday 9:10am -3.10pm. Although weighing no more than the idea of a feather herself, she has expanded the collective Purple Frog waistline with her exceedingly good cakes.

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Kate Gregory
Asset Management Director

Kate is our highly experienced Asset Management Director who manages our branches overall performance and the growth of the business. She brings with her 25 years worth of knowledge of the property industry and has worked in 5 different countries! Kate also used to be a professional Salsa dancer.

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Paul Somerfield
Branch Director - Birmingham

Paul is our Branch Director and is super knowledgeable on the Student Lettings market. If you ever find yourself with a sweet craving whilst in the office, Paul is your man! His desk is always the one with the chocolate and sweeties stash....not saying he'll share though!

0121 513 0840
Beckie Roe
Operations Team Leader

Beckie is the head of our Operations team, she's here to make sure everything contract related runs smoothly. If she could eat only one food for the rest of her life, it would be pasta. With all the different shapes, it's pretty much a different meal each time.

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Bec Price
Operations Administrator

Bec is our experienced Operations Administrator working in our Head office. She specializes in setting up and completing tenancy contracts and deals with any tenant queries relating to your paperwork. Bec is originally from Australia and is currently learning to speak German. In her free time, she enjoys reading and playing Sudoku. Her passion for helping others and her strong work ethic make her an invaluable asset to the team.

Maisie Gould
Senior Property Manager

Happy, smiley and friendly are three words that describe Maisie perfectly. That means she fits brilliantly into Purple Frog Selly Oak team, where she's busy putting these attributes to use, finding students their new homes from home. Maisie works part time Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. She also runs her own cake-making business and used to be an editor at a magazine, so you'll be sure there's no typos when she pipes on the 'Happy Birthday Grandma' frosting.

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Tom Maitland
Senior Lettings Consultant

If you're looking for your new student place in Birmingham, Tom is your man; with 3 years Property experience in Birmingham City Centre he is knowledgeable on Property lettings. His interests are football and Skiing but being a new Dad, these have taken a backseat to fatherhood; however, this doesn't stop him keeping up with his favourite football team, Wolves!

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Michael Boyce
Lettings Consultant

You will meet Michael when you come to our Selly Oak office to book viewings (and hear him on the phone). He's also, rather aptly, a purple belt in Aikedo. That's the modern martial art of kicking ass but very gently.

0121 513 0839
Laura Stewart
Property Manager

Laura is our helpful Property Manager in our Selly Oak office. Laura is very family orientated, not only does she have in excess of 100 cousins, she also shares an Uncle with Busta Rhymes! Her favourite place in the world is Las Vegas, when she's not busy dreaming of her 4th visit to the City of Lights, you'll find her cheering on Manchester United! Laura Works part time 9.00am-5.30pm Monday/Friday and 10.00am-4.00pm Saturdays.

0121 513 0831
Rob Moakes
Property Manager

Rob is our friendly Property Manager based in our Birmingham office. He's here to help with any property related queries.

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