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Compass is a modern and vibrant student accommodation nestled in the heart of Birmingham, opposite Birmingham City University and just a short walk from Aston University.

They offer high-quality studio apartments and state-of-the-art amenities that are designed to enhance and enrich your university experience. Every aspect of life at Compass, from their apartments and communal areas to the services and support they provide, is of the very highest standard.

Theyve created the right balance of privacy and community here at Compass. Switch from relaxing in your own stylish and comfortable studio apartment to studying or socialising with friends in their co-working and communal spaces. Or even have them over for dinner in our fully equipped shared kitchen and dining area.

University is an adventure. Compass is the place to discover your own unique path in student life.

Community Amenities

ON-SITE GYM
WASHER/DRYER
CINEMA ROOM
OUTSIDE TERRACE
CONTENTS INSURANCE
SECURE MAIL STORAGE
SECURE UNDER-COVER BIKE STORAGE
ON-SITE MANAGEMENT TEAM
SOCIAL CALENDAR

Apartment Amenities

SELF-CONTAINED STUDIO FLATS WITH YOUR OWN KITCHEN AND BATHROOM
DOUBLE BED
FREE SUPER-FAST WI-FI
TV INCLUDED
KITCHEN/DINER
KETTLES
TOASTERS
MICROWAVES
USB CHARGING POINTS
RETRO FRIDGE WITH ICE BOX
4 RING HOB AND FULL OVEN
PIN BOARD AND COAT HOOKS

Bills Included

ALL UTILITY BILLS INCLUDED

Safety and Security

24/7 SUPPORT
SECURE BUILDING

Configurations

Bronze Studio£189/week
Offers1
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1

Room Amenities

Double Bed
Comfortable faux leather desk chair
Spacious wardrobe and plenty of storage space with cabinets and shelving
Fully Fitted Kitchen
Ensuite facilities with large shower cubicle
Pinboard and coat hooks
Large desk space
USB Socket
Shaver socket

Bronze studio apartments offer plenty of room to study and chill out in, with a small double bed, en suite bathroom, kitchen area, desk space and ample storage. 

Duration:51 week
£189/week
Looking for different dates? Contact us
Bronze Plus Studio£199/week
Offers1
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1

Room Amenities

Double Bed
Comfortable faux leather desk chair
Spacious wardrobe and plenty of storage space with cabinets and shelving
Fully Fitted Kitchen
Ensuite facilities with large shower cubicle
Pinboard and coat hooks
Large desk space
USB Socket
Shaver socket

Bronze Plus studio apartments offer everything that their Bronze apartments do with extra floor space, which means even more room to study and chill out in, including a small double bed, en suite bathroom, kitchen area, desk space and ample storage.

Duration:51 week
£199/week
Looking for different dates? Contact us
Silver Studio£202/week
Offers1
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1

Room Amenities

Double Bed
Comfortable faux leather desk chair
Spacious wardrobe and plenty of storage space with cabinets and shelving
Fully Fitted Kitchen
Ensuite facilities with large shower cubicle
Pinboard and coat hooks
Large desk space
USB Socket
Shaver socket

Silver studio apartments offer plenty of room to study and chill out in, with a small double bed, en suite bathroom, kitchen area, desk space and ample storage. These apartments are slightly larger than their Bronze apartments.

Duration:51 week
£202/week
Looking for different dates? Contact us
Gold Studio£209/week
Offers1
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1

Room Amenities

Double Bed
Comfortable faux leather desk chair
Spacious wardrobe and plenty of storage space with cabinets and shelving
Fully Fitted Kitchen
Ensuite facilities with large shower cubicle
Pinboard and coat hooks
Large desk space
USB Socket
Shaver socket

Gold studio apartments offer plenty of room to study and chill out in, with a small double bed, en suite bathroom, kitchen area, desk space and ample storage. These apartments are the same size as their Silver apartments but located on a higher level, giving you some of the best views over the city.

Duration:51 week
£209/week
Looking for different dates? Contact us
Silver Plus Studio£212/week
Offers1
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1

Room Amenities

Double Bed
Comfortable faux leather desk chair
Spacious wardrobe and plenty of storage space with cabinets and shelving
Fully Fitted Kitchen
Ensuite facilities with large shower cubicle
Pinboard and coat hooks
Large desk space
USB Socket
Shaver socket

Silver Plus studio apartments offer everything that their Silver apartments do with extra floor space, which means even more room to study and chill out in, including a small double bed, en suite bathroom, kitchen area, desk space and ample storage. These are the second largest apartments at Compass.

Duration:51 week
£212/week
Looking for different dates? Contact us
Gold Plus Studio£219/week
Offers1
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1

Room Amenities

Double Bed
Comfortable faux leather desk chair
Spacious wardrobe and plenty of storage space with cabinets and shelving
Fully Fitted Kitchen
Ensuite facilities with large shower cubicle
Pinboard and coat hooks
Large desk space
USB Socket
Shaver socket

Gold Plus studio apartments offer everything that their Gold apartments do with extra floor space, which means even more room to study and chill out in, including a small double bed, en suite bathroom, kitchen area, desk space and ample storage. These are the largest apartments at Compass with some of the best views over the city.

Duration:51 week
£219/week
Looking for different dates? Contact us

Booking Details

Cancellation Policy:- 


Cancellation within 14-Day Cooling Off Period

If you wish to cancel your booking you may do so in writing or by sending an email directly to the Property Team within 14 days of accepting your tenancy agreement. If you decide to cancel your accommodation booking within these 14 days, you will receive a full refund of your deposit.

  1. Unless the Tenancy Agreement has already commenced (meaning the Tenancy Start Date is on or before the date the Tenancy Agreement is dated) you may cancel your Tenancy Agreement (by giving them written notice of cancellation) at any time during the period ending on the date 14 days after the date they confirm your booking is complete (the Initial Cancellation Period). If you cancel the Tenancy Agreement during the Initial Cancellation Period, they will make no charge and will return to you your Deposit in full.

Cancellation beyond the 14-Day Cooling Off Period

If you wish to cancel your booking beyond the 14-day cancellation period, the below is applicable.Outside the Initial Cancellation Period, you will remain liable for the rental monies due under the Tenancy Agreement for the whole of the Tenancy Period or until a replacement tenant (who is satisfactory to the Landlord) is found for your Room.Where the replacement tenant is satisfactory and completed their agreement, they will release you from your tenancy with effect from the start date of the new agreement with the replacement tenant.Any overpaid rent will be returned in full to you, your deposit will be returned less any deductions after inspection of your room for cleaning or damages.The entering into a new tenancy agreement with a replacement tenant will be entirely at the discretion of the Landlord/Management Company.


No visa/ No pay:

If you secure your accommodation and you are no longer able to attend the affiliated University due to having your visa rejected, then you must provide official written evidence from the University (and relevant VISA authorities) a copy of this must be sent directly to the Property Team within 5 calendar days of the decision being notified to you. If adequate evidence is provided, you will be eligible for release from the tenancy agreement and the full deposit and any rent paid will be returned.


No Grades?

If you secure your accommodation and you are no longer able to attend the affiliated University due to not achieving the grades, then you must provide official written evidence from the University (and relevant bodies at UCAS), a copy of this must be sent directly to the Property Team within 5 calendar days of the decision being notified to you. If adequate evidence is provided, you will be eligible for release from the tenancy agreement and the full deposit and any rent already paid will be returned.


Travel Restrictions

If you secure your accommodation with them and the UK Government implement travel restrictions that prevent you from travelling to the UK to enrol at university, upon providing a letter from that UK university confirming that you will not be enrolling on your course they will release you from your tenancy agreement without penalty. If you are due to arrive more than 2 weeks after your tenancy start date due to Government travel restrictions, you may request via our property team that they  allow a flexible arrival date up to October 31st at no additional cost to you.


Illness/Extenuating Circumstances

If you wish to leave the accommodation due to illness or any extenuating circumstances, this is assessed on a case-by-case basis. The request to cancel must be made in writing or via email at point of contact and you should provide relevant material to support your release. Until a decision has been made by the property team, you remain liable for all accommodation fees. If a tenancy release is not granted, you will be required to find a suitable replacement person before you are released from your tenancy. If you are granted a tenancy release, your deposit will be returned to you (minus any deductions relating to the condition of the property upon your departure) and any overpaid rent.


Cancellation due to Coronavirus for bookings for 2021-2022

If a student is affected by the virus in the coming months and cannot come to the UK for September check in, on production of a medical certificate a letter from their UK university confirming they will not be enrolling on their course, they  will release the student from their tenancy agreement without financial penalty.


If your University changes the official start date

If you secure your accommodation and your University changes the official start date of your face-to-face course to a later date, they  will put back the start of your tenancy, at no additional cost to you. 

Payment Details

Rent Instalments :-

1. To pay your rent in full

2. To pay your rent in instalments spread throughout the year (If you have a valid UK Guarantor)

You can choose whichever is most convenient for you.

If you can opt to pay your rent in three instalments, these payments are due in September, January and April.

If you don't have a valid UK Guarantor, you will be required to pay in full. Please note you must have paid the rent due by the time you arrive to check in.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I live with you?

You must be a full-time student to enable you to live with them. To take out a tenancy with them you need to be eligible for council tax exemption. This applies to all full-time students and some part-time students. If youre unsure, your university or college should be able to let you know.

Are pets allowed?

They, unfortunately, do not allow pets of any kind in their properties, except for registered assistance dogs.

What can/should I bring?

You can bring almost all your belongings, but please ensure electrical items are suitable to use in their properties. Non-UK compliant electricals are not suitable for use with UK power outlets. Bedding is not provided at their sites, so bring a sheet to cover the mattress, a duvet and pillows. Their bed sizes are a small double these are 6ft 3inches x 4ft. You can purchase these items from September 1st ahead of arrival and they will pop them in your room for you.

Can I pick my room?

If you follow the book now process you can select the room of your choice or you can make special requests within this route. They always do their best to accommodate any request, however, all requests are subject to availability and conditions.

Do I need to move out for holiday periods?

Your room is yours for the full contracted period and you dont need to move out during any academic breaks.

How safe are their properties?

they take your safety very seriously. All their properties have a member of staff on site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to ensure help is always at hand should the need arise.

Can I arrive earlier than my contract start date?

If you wish to arrive earlier than your contract start date, you need to email or call the site team. If early arrival is possible your contract will be adjusted, and you will need to accept it then pay the additional charges prior to arrival. Please note, not all requests can be granted.

Can I change rooms?

It would be possible if someone was to drop out or someone else was willing to swap with you. Please contact the site team and they will do their best to accommodate your needs.

Does my rent include insurance?

they have got you covered. Contents insurance is automatically included with your rent. They are working in partnership with Cover4insurance.com and their student insurance provider Cover4Students, in order to provide some cover for the contents inside your room. You dont need to do anything to activate this cover, but it is important for you to check and ensure that you fully understand the protection provided and whether it is enough for your needs.

Am I exempt from paying Council Tax?

If you are a qualifying full-time student, you will be exempt from paying Council Tax. You must provide the local council with your council tax exemption certificate which your university will be able to provide for you.

Does my tenancy include car parking?

On-site car parking is available at some of their properties, but it is not included within the Tenancy Agreement. Payments for car parking permits are separate to your tenancy agreement. Please speak to the property team if you wish to rent a car parking space. Car parking spaces are limited and are strictly on a first-come first-served basis.

How do they allocate rooms?

As part of your application, they ask a series of questions to determine the type of flat that you require, along with any special requests you may have. Please note that special requests cannot be guaranteed except where you have a disability as defined and covered under the Equality Act 2010. They will attempt to meet your allocation needs as far as practicably possible, should you have a defined disability. If you have a disability, medical condition, or special request that affects your accommodation requirement please inform them in the additional notes section when completing your application, either online or by paper form. You are encouraged to disclose any special requests for your stay such as your preferences regarding culture, religion, sex, gender, etc. to enable them to make an informed decision about your room allocation. Where appropriate, an applicant may be prioritised through the allocation categories as a result of disclosing a disability to us.

What happens if I have a maintenance problem?

Every site has a dedicated team to respond to and solve any arising maintenance issues. They respond to every issue quickly and where possible they will complete the repair during their first visit. Where this isnt possible and there are times when parts need to be ordered or external contractors need to be arranged, they will ensure to keep you updated on  their  progress.

Can I pay in instalments?

When you accept your room offer, youll be given two options: You can choose whichever is most convenient for you. If you can opt to pay your rent in three instalments, these payments are due in September, January and April. If you dont have a valid UK Guarantor, you will be required to pay in full. Please note you must have paid the rent due by the time you arrive to check in When you accept your room offer, youll be given two options: To pay your rent in full To pay your rent in instalments spread throughout the year (If you have a valid UK Guarantor) You can choose whichever is most convenient for you. If you can opt to pay your rent in three instalments, these payments are due in September, January and April. If you dont have a valid UK Guarantor, you will be required to pay in full. Please note you must have paid the rent due by the time you arrive to check in. To pay your rent in full To pay your rent in instalments spread throughout the year (If you have a valid UK Guarantor)

What is included in my rent?

All utility bills such as gas, electricity, water as well as Wi-fi is included in your rent. Your TV licence is not included in your rent.

Can I move in before paying my rent?

All rent that is due must have been paid when you check-in. If you are having difficulties or this will be a problem, please contact the property as early as possible who will assist you.

What happens if I dont have a UK Guarantor?

If you are unable to provide your own UK Guarantor, they recommend the service of Housing Hand please see their website for further information, prices and how to apply.

Who does my guarantor need to be?

They must be:
  • A resident in the UK for a minimum of 1 year
  • Over 21 years of age
  • Must be able to provide a copy of photographic identification, such as a passport, driving licence or ID badge
  • Must be able to provide a copy of proof of UK address which must be less than 6 months old, such as a utility bill (e.g. electricity, water, gas, telephone), a bank statement or a Council Tax bill.

Can I pay my rent from outside of the UK?

You can pay your rent either online by logging in to your student account or by bank transfer.

What happens if Student Finance is paid late?

You will be required to pay four weeks rent 14 days prior to your contract start date, which will be deducted from the balance of your first instalment on the agreed date. Please note your rent payment plan must be pre-arranged and agreed with the property manager prior to your move-in date. If no arrangement has been made, rent is due as per your tenancy agreement.

Do I need a UK Guarantor?

If you wish to pay your rent over more than one payment, you will need a UK guarantor.

As a sponsored student am I eligible to pay my rent in instalments?

they may be able to accept sponsors in place of guarantors in some cases, however this depends on the terms of your sponsorship and whether your sponsor is willing to guarantee rent payments. If you are a sponsored student, please contact your chosen property directly to enquire about using a sponsor in place of guarantor.   

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