Accommodation & Housing

This page contains information about accomodation provided by University College Birmingham and housing advice services. 

We know that some services at University College Birmingham may have changed or stopped as a result of Coronavirus. Please check our COVID-19 page for the most up to date information.


UCB Accomodation 

University College Birmingham has two halls - The Maltings and Cambrian Hall. Both are a short distance from Summer Row and McIntyre House.  Both Halls are self-catered and more information can be found on the University website. 


Specialised Accomodation 

UCB can provide accomodation that is adapted to cater for those with mobility, hearing or visual needs.



Aston Brook Green

Aston University Students' Union has opened up their not-for-profit accomodation offer to students from UCB. They have shared properties available from 27th January 2020 as well as shared, and one-bedroom flats available from July 2020. You can read more on their website, and can apply here


Citizens Advice 

Citizens Advice can provide independant, free advice on housing and accomodation. Their experts can provide information on renting privately, finding acccomodation,  mortgages, homelessness, eviction, repairs and your rights as a tenant. If you are having problems with where you live, Citizens Advice may be able to help. 

The closest Citizens Advice to UCB is:

Ground Floor Gazette Buildings 168 Corporation Street
West Midlands
B4 6TF

You can contact their Information Helpline from 9.30-16.30pm, Monday-Friday.

Telephone: 03444 77 1010


Council Tax Exemptions 

Dependant on your living situation, you could be entitled to a Council Tax Exemption. You can find more information on the Birmingham City Council website and apply online. 



Shelter provide expert advice on housing issues and homelessness. This includes the option to chat to an advisor online,  contact their emergancy 365 day per year helpline or meet an advisor face to face. Shelter also provide free legal advice and can attend court on your behalf. 

Telephone: 0808 8000 4444


The Project

The Project aim to prevent homelessness in Birmingham and can provide free housing advice. 


Telephone: 0121 453 0606