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Compass, Birmingham
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Compass, Birmingham

Vauxhall Rd, Birmingham, B7, United Kingdom
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About the Property

Located at 1 Vauxhall Rd, Birmingham, B7, UK, Compass Birmingham is a prime choice for students looking for stylish and comfortable living quarters in the heart of the city. Students have an array of living options, including Bronze Studio - Mid Floor, Gold Studio - Mid Floor, and many more studio options, all designed to cater to different preferences and budgets. The Compass, Birmingham student accommodation is conveniently situated close to several academic institutions, making it an ideal residence for those attending Arden University, Aston University,  University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, and many more, all within an easily commutable distance.

Birmingham, with its rich history and dynamic cultural scene, offers an enriching environment for students from all walks of life. The city has a significant student population, enhancing its vibrant, youthful atmosphere. Home to landmarks such as the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and located near the bustling Bullring shopping centre, Compass Birmingham provides not just a place to live but a place to thrive. Compass Birmingham accommodation is nestled in a city celebrated for its industrial heritage and renowned educational institutions. If you want to live in a huge fancy city for your higher education but have a strict budget, the city of Birmingham is the best option. It is the second-most populous city in the United Kingdom, with a population of 1.1 million. It caters to a culturally diversified environment full of intriguing things to do and see. Compass Birmingham, managed by Mezzino - UK, ensures that students have everything they need at their fingertips, including excellent room and common amenities, for an exceptional university experience.

Features

For students desiring a blend of comfort and modernity, Compass Birmingham offers an exclusive living experience in the heart of Birmingham. Every room type, from the Bronze Studio - Mid Floor to the Gold Plus Studio, is meticulously designed with a palate of convenience and style. Imagine yourself in a fully furnished sanctuary that not only features comfortable living spaces but also comes equipped with essentials like room storage, a comfy small double bed, desk space, a serene library and study area, and, for your leisure, a television to unwind.

The Compass Birmingham ensures an enriching university life thanks to its array of common amenities. The Maintenance team is always on hand to ensure everything runs smoothly, and for a quick break, students can head to the games zone or maintain their fitness routine in the well-equipped gym centre, a coffee bar, and a cycle storage. Stay connected with complimentary Wifi throughout the Compass Student Accommodation Birmingham, and never worry about parking with space available on-site. Other practical features include a laundry facility postage service and deliveries, and for those last-minute study sessions, the study hubs are a haven of tranquillity.

Location and What's Hot?

If you're seeking the ideal blend of comfort and convenience, look no further than Compass Birmingham student accommodation. Important educational institutions like Aston University, University College Birmingham, and Birmingham City University are easily accessible, allowing for a swift commute to and from classes. Whether you're studying law at the University of Law Birmingham or mastering your musical talents at BIMM, Birmingham, your academic pursuits are well catered to.

This vibrant location is just outside your door, bursting with an array of delightful dining experiences, from the sizzling dishes of Dixy Chicken to the grilled patties of The Grill Restaurant. Indulge in a cup of finesse at the cosy Caffè Anno, or socialise over craft beers at Son Caney Cuba Bar. When it's time to stock the pantry, Subi Supermarket and Sainsbury's Local are your go-to for convenient grocery shopping. Healthcare needs are also within easy reach, with the assurance that City Hospital Birmingham is close by for any medical support. For those tranquil moments away from the bustle, retreat to the lush greenery of Eastside City Park or get inspired by the masterpieces housed within the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

Showcasing the city's rich history, students can enrich their weekends by visiting the iconic Birmingham Back to Backs or the architectural marvel of St. Philip's Cathedral. Compass Birmingham accommodation's location ensures you won't need to venture far to soak in the city's culture and entertainment. Residents of Compass Birmingham revel in the convenience of this strategically positioned accommodation a sanctuary in the heart of Birmingham's metropolitan charm and academic excellence.

Commute

When residing at Compass Birmingham, students will find that the daily commute is hassle-free and convenient, thanks to the array of public transport options in close proximity. A variety of buses service the area, and students can easily hop on at nearby bus stops like Hilden Rd and Duddeston Rail Station. Moreover, you can take the train from the Duddeston line. The presence of multiple transport links around the Compass Birmingham accommodation underlines the convenience and connectivity.

What will you get

Common Amenities

Maintenance Team
Coffee Bar
On-site laundry
Games Zone
Gym
Internet and Wi-Fi

Cancellation Policies (2)

  • Cooling Off Period
    This property offers cooling-off period.
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  • Early termination by students
    Termination of the tenancy contract before the end date is allowed.
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Payment Policies (5)

  • Booking Deposit
    This property doesn’t require booking deposit.
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  • Security Deposit
    This property requires security deposit.
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  • Payment Instalment Plan
    This property offers flexible instalment plan.
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Frequently Asked Questions

When should I book?

You should book well in advance to avoid disappointment. They do accept late bookings, however this is based on availability which may be limited.

Can I stay over the summer months?

Yes, many of their properties offer extended stays through the summer months. Please contact individual property for details.

What is the waiting list?

If you select a room type that is currently unavailable to their team will contact you to offer you another room type, or they can place you on a waiting list free of charge for your original room choice.

What is the likelihood of getting a waiting list room?

It is impossible to predict as it is dependent on cancellations.

When do applications usually open?

They accept applications all year round.

Is there an advantage to booking early?

Booking early will ensure you have the best chance of securing your preferred room type.

Can I extend my stay?

Yes, please contact reception if you need to extend your stay and they will be happy to advise. However, this is subject to availability.

What if I have a special requirement?

They are committed to assisting everyone and to be inclusive to everyone who wants to stay with them so if you have a special requirement then please don’t hesitate to ask us ahead of your booking or please mention this on your application form and they will do their best to accommodate your requirement.

Can I make group bookings?

Yes, they accept groups. Please contact the property before making your reservation to discuss availability.

Can I share with my friends?

Yes – please make it clear on the application form who you would like to share with. It is best to book early so that this can be arranged as it is subject to availability.

Is there a discount if a group of us want to book a full apartment?

While they don’t have a group discount scheme, from time to time they have special deals and other promotions which may be in place when you are booking (eg.‘Refer a Friend’ and ‘Early Bird’ promotions) so please ask the property manager if any of these will apply to your booking.

Can I choose a specific room?

In all cases you can choose a specific ‘room type’. Dependant on the property, you may also be able to choose a specific room of your choice. Please contact the property for details.

Who will I be allocated with?

They try their utmost to allocate likeminded students together (eg based on year of study). Single-sex apartments are also available. However, this is subject to the type of rooms booked by the students and may not always be possible.

Can I request a room move if I do not get along with the people I am sharing with?

They will always first try to establish if there is anything that can be done to help you and your housemates to live in harmony without anyone moving room. However, move requests will be accommodated whenever possible, subject to availability and a cleaning/admin charge.

When is my rent due?

To allow you to avoid paying one big lump sum and to co-inside with student loan payments, rent is collected in instalments at different times of the year depending on the property you are living in. Please review your license agreement which clearly details rent due dates for your property. Full details are available on request from your chosen property.

When are my first payments due?

In order to secure your booking, the deposit is payable at the time of signing tenancy agreement.

What if I do not pay the initial payment within 7 days?

If you do not pay the booking deposit within 7 days any room being held will be automatically released. Do contact us as soon as possible in order to avoid the room being released to someone else.

Are the rates negotiable?

The rates are set to offer the students the best possible value and unfortunately cannot be negotiated.

What is included in the rent?

England and Scotland Weekly rent quoted is inclusive of utility bills and broadband services (subject to a fair usage allowance). Republic of Ireland Weekly rent quoted is exclusive of utility charges an additional fixed (subject to a fair usage allowance) utilities charge applies. Consult the what they offer section of each property’s webpage for specific details.

What is the cancellation policy?

They apply a 14 day ‘cooling off period’ to bookings during which time all monies paid are refundable. Please refer to your tenancy agreement or the sample agreement on their website for your specific property for cancelation details in relation to your booking.

What if I leave early?

If you decide to leave early you remain responsible for the rent for the duration for your tenancy. However, if you are able to find a suitable replacement for your room, then the tenancy will be cancelled. In line with your tenancy agreement refunds will only be given when a suitable replacement is found.

Are there Laundry facilities?

Please check your specific property for details. In some locations the apartments have their own washing machine however in general each property has an on-site self-service laundrette (usage charges apply).

Is parking available?

Properties generally have limited or no parking facilities but this will vary from property to property. Please enquire at your specific property for details. However, all the properties are well served by public transport.

Can I receive deliveries/post?

Yes, they will sign for them and keep them at reception for you to collect. What utilities and amenities are in the apartment? Utilities and amenities vary from property to property, specifics for your property are details on the specific property page.

Do you provide bedding?

They do not provide bedding.

Do I need a TV Licence?

This will depend on what accommodation you are staying in so please check with the accommodation team.

Will the apartment/room be cleaned during my stay?

No, students will be expected to maintain the cleanliness of the shared facilities and their own bedroom. If however you would like to have your apartment cleaned for you it may be possible to arrange this for an additional charge

What do I do if something is not working in my apartment?

The on-site maintenance team will try to resolve any issues you raise with us on the same day as you log the issue with us. All issues must be logged via the student portal. Where we need to arrange parts and the issue cannot be resolved that day they will keep you informed at all times as to what the likely timescales are.

Can I have pets?

Sorry, they do not allow pets.

How can I get to the city centre?

There are public transport options on your doorstep and the city centre is also within walking and cycling distance. Your welcome pack will provide full details.

What are resident co-ordinators?

Resident co-ordinators are students just like you who live here but are employed by us for a small number of hours each week to help us support residents. Being a resident co-ordinator involves reception duties and assisting with the busy events programme.

How do I become a resident co-ordinator?

Email your CV and covering letter to the Accommodation Manager and they will be in touch with further information.

Will my apartment be inspected?

Yes, inspections will be carried out in each apartment a number of times during your stay and any damages or cleanliness issues will be addressed by the management team. Additional charges may be incurred for damages and/or cleaning services.

Is there a curfew?

No, students may come and go as they please. However, they must carry their student ID with them for verification purposes.

Until what time can a visitor stay?

Visitors can stay until 11pm, unless they have been registered as an overnight guest.

Can I have friends stay over?

Yes, but for health and safety reasons requests for overnight guests must be submitted to reception. As your apartment is shared with other residents and to ensure peaceful living for all it is intended that this policy operates on a ‘fair use’ basis.

Is the property safe?

The property is staffed 24/7 and is fitted with CCTV surveillance systems. All bedrooms contain their own locking system. During the hours of darkness, the entrance is locked, and access is only available to registered student ID holders.

When can I move in?

They will contact all students with a move-in slot prior to arrival.

What do I need to bring for check in?

They will require proof of student status eg a student ID or a letter from your university, and a valid passport or driving licence. They must have received payment of your deposit and any rent due (as set out in your tenancy agreement) before they are able to give you access to your room.

What do I need to bring with me?

Our apartments are fully furnished but check your student handbook for specific equipment schedule for your building.

Am I allowed overnight guests?

Yes, please register overnight guests in advance. Length of stay restrictions are in place and some terms and conditions apply.

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Compass Birmingham stands out as a favored option for students, thanks to its friendly staff, prime location, and modern amenities. Although the overall experience was positive, minor hitches such as ongoing construction, WiFi limitations, and facility concerns affected it slightly. Despite these minor challenges, the strong sense of community and convenient university access remains a significant positive for many residents.
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Birmingham Student Accommodation

Finding ideal student accommodation in Birmingham UK can be a tiring job however, amber makes this daunting task easy by providing some amazing options. One of the best things about this student accommodation in Birmingham UK is its close proximity to renowned universities like the University of Birmingham, Aston University, and ACM Birmingham. Students will get a healthy environment to grow here, which will help them grow both personally and professionally. With a large number of students travelling to the city every year, finding ideal Birmingham city student accommodation such as studios and en-suits can be a little difficult. Hence, amber provides budget-friendly options that are loaded with all the necessary amenities and facilities that one would require for a comfortable stay. If you are looking for student accommodation in Birmingham UK, then don’t forget to check out these options such as Compass, The Old Fire Station, Calthorpe Court, Canalside, and many more.

About Birmingham

Birmingham is known for its iron & steel industry, which makes it one of the major role players in the industrial revolution. Well, not just an enriching history, but Birmingham has established itself as the educational hub over the years. Attracting a large number of students from all over the world. Another thing that makes Birmingham stand out amongst the rest is that the city proves to be a great place for cultural amalgamation. One can easily find people from different ethnicities and diverse backgrounds coming together. Birmingham is close to many cities, such as Coventry, Leicester, and Nottingham.


Birmingham is the second largest city in the United Kingdom and is home to some of the finest universities. Students will get a good exposure and an amalgamation of different cultures & backgrounds in Birmingham. However, it’s important to find the perfect student accommodation in Birmingham UK, on time.  Birmingham is known for its industrial revolution that has made it stand out amongst other cities. Birmingham is known as the educational hub for the outstanding environment it offers and a great range of career opportunities. That’s when amber comes into the picture by helping students find their perfect stay in the city. These options are all packed up with a great range of amenities & facilities that make the stay comfortable for students. The city has some of the best places to visit, which also gives students time to relax and explore the city. Apart from this, the city is also known for its finest architecture and modern art.

Best student accommodation in Birmingham

Birmingham is known for its beautiful architecture and modern infrastructure. The student flats Birmingham promotes community by enabling interactions with other students and forging lifetime friendships. With access to necessary amenities and resources, it provides a welcoming environment that is conducive to learning. By selecting the best student accommodation in Birmingham UK, you can invest in a balanced and enjoyable student experience, which will also help you to focus more on your studies and find lifelong memories. Amber simplifies the process by developing an easy, three-step process for choosing, paying for, and reserving the apartment of your choice. Amber offers purpose-built flats, studios, and budget-friendly apartments. If you intend to stay in student apartments in Birmingham, amber's sorting features make it easy to choose neighbourhoods close to your university to save your commuting time. Have a look at some of the budget-friendly student properties in Birmingham we offer:

1. 800 Bristol Road

2. Collegiate Bagot Street

3. The Heights

4. Altura

5. iQ Broderick House

6. Chamberlain Place

7. Lucas Studios

8. Yugo Globe Works

9. Volume Works

10. The Pavilion

Cost of living in Birmingham

Birmingham, a city of endless possibilities, offers students affordable living costs that don't skimp on excitement. From reasonable food expenses to manageable utility bills and transportation costs, students can make the most of their budget while immersing themselves in Birmingham's vibrant culture and student-friendly atmosphere. Experience rewarding student life in student homes in Birmingham, where affordability meets a world of opportunities, making it the perfect destination for students seeking an enriching and pocket-friendly experience.

1. Food: £30 - £40 /week

2. Gas and electricity: £15 - £25 /week

3. Internet & mobile phone: £15 - £20 /week

4. Dinner at a restaurant: £10 - £15 /week

5. Laundry: £5 - £10 /week

6. Stationery and Textbooks: £10 - £15 /week

7. Clothing: £50 /month

8. Travel (buses, trams, trains): £40 - £60 /month

Student Travel Birmingham

Birmingham, a sprawling metropolitan hub beyond the capital, boasts a comprehensive transportation infrastructure facilitating seamless mobility. An array of commuting options caters to diverse needs, be it traversing to and from educational institutions or journeying back home during festive seasons. Common modes of travel encompass buses, trains, trams, and cycling routes, offering flexibility and convenience to residents and visitors alike within this vibrant urban landscape.

1. Bus: Birmingham has a vast bus network run by multiple companies. Adult single-trip bus fares typically cost around £2.50, although a National Express West Midlands Swift card can lower that cost to about £2.00. Weekly bus passes are discounted, costing between £15 and £20.

2. Train: Birmingham New Street station is a major hub with excellent connectivity. A West Midlands Network card can further reduce the cost of a weekly pass for unlimited train travel within the region from about £30-£40 to just £20-£30. Students can easily take the train to travel to the nearest places as well. People usually prefer trains because of their frequency.

3. Tram: Birmingham's West Midlands Metro tram system offers convenient transportation. Adult fares for a single tram ride range from £2.40 to £4.50, but they can be as low as £2.00 using a West Midlands Network card. Trams are also widely preferred by people for their rapid availability throughout the city.

4. Cycling: Birmingham promotes cycling by providing designated lanes and bike-sharing programmes. With pricing starting at £1 per hour or roughly £5 for a weekly pass, programmes like West Midlands Cycle Hire make renting bikes to students affordable.

Student Lifestyle & Living in Birmingham

Birmingham is not just the city that offers a quality of education, but it is also known for its outstanding tourist attractions. Students travelling from different parts of the world will get to experience different cultures and diversity in Birmingham. Students will get plenty of opportunities to explore this beautiful city, which will also help them in their professional journey. One can explore these places from their student accommodation in Birmingham UK. Students can visit Cadbury World for a fun-packed day.

Birmingham is a popular study-abroad destination reputed for its thriving student life. You can always find something to occupy you in Birmingham, from its buzzing nightlife to its diversified culinary scene. Experience the city's flourishing music and arts scene. Savour exquisite street food at the Digbeth Dining Club, and cheer on your favourite team at a live sports event! Students seeking life-changing adventures are sure to make unforgettable memories. Birmingham will surely leave you wanting more!

The Balti Triangle, located just south of the downtown area, has the city's highest concentration of Balti houses and serves the best curries in the UK. Because Birmingham is considered the birthplace of the Balti curry, many of these restaurants are among the best in the country. It's authentic Indian cuisine at its finest. If you're not in the mood for Indian food, there are many Chinese eateries and smorgasbords to browse in the Chinese Quarter - however, it can be expensive. Digbeth Dining Club, winner of the Best Street Food Event at a new emphasis of the British Street Food Awards, is open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and is home to a diverse blend of road food and world cooking outlets.

Birmingham Tourist Attractions

Birmingham offers a great range of tourist attractions that students can easily visit from their student apartments in Birmingham. Some of the places to visit are

1. Birmingham Hippodrome

2. Library of Birmingham

3. Symphony Hall

4. Villa Park Stadium Tour

5. Winterbourne House and Garden

6. Coffin Works

7. Barber Institute of Arts

8. National Motorcycle Museum

Universities in Birmingham

Birmingham offers one of the best universities in the city that attracts a lot of students from across the world to study every year. Some of the universities are-

1. Ulster University

2. BIMM

3. Birmingham City University

4. Ed Language School

5. University College Birmingham

6. ACM Birmingham

7. Aston University

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