How to get here

Edgbaston Campus

The University of Birmingham is located in Edgbaston, a short distance outside the city centre.

There is a train station on campus (University). Birmingham New Street, is (less than) a 10 minute connection. National Rail Enquiries provide rail information and tickets.

To find the campus, follow signs for Edgbaston and approach on the A38 Bristol Road. Visitors to campus are requested to park in any of the 3 pay & display car parks or the multi-storey pay-on-exit (North East Car Park). Locations are: North East Car Park (access via Pritchatts Road), Sat Nav Postcode B15 2SA; North Car Park (access via Pritchatts Rd), Sat Nav Postcode B15 2SB; Pritchatts Road Car Park (at the junction with Vincent Drive), Sat Nav Postcode B15 2QU; Grange Road Car Park (Main Campus), Sat Nav Postcode B15 2TT (for access to the campus). The Edgbaston campus page has more details on directions and parking.

National Express coaches go to Digbeth Coach Station in city centre. Taxis outside can take you to the University in 15 minutes.

Regular trains from the Birmingham International Airport go to Birmingham New Street from where you can connect to the University train station.

School of Physics & Astronomy

Once on campus, head to the Physics West building. The Clock Tower in Chancellor's Court (Old Joe) is a dominant feature of the campus skyline. Physics West is just to the east of the Clock Tower, so aiming towards the Clock Tower is a useful guide. The building is marked on the campus map as R8.

Where to stay

On campus

There is some accommodation on the Edgbaston campus, which is convenient for the meeting. A limited number of rooms are available at Lucas House. These can be booked online. A promotional code is included in the registration confirmation email which allows gives a discounted rate of £50/night for single rooms or £70/night for double rooms. Due to limited availability, we cannot guarantee rooms for everyone.

Off campus

There are several places to stay within walking distance or a short commute from the campus. Since Birmingham New Street is just a short train ride away, it is fine to stay in the city centre.

Accommodation in Birmingham can be found using your favourite website. A list of nearby suggestions can be found by clicking below.

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Where to eat

We hope that everyone will join us for the conference dinner on Monday evening. Other than that, we will not be providing lunch or dinner. There are a variety of places on or around campus that serve food during the day, and many more further afield for evening meals.

On campus

The Edgbaston campus has a selection of places where you can find food (and coffee). The food court in the University Centre has a selection of outlets, Staff House's Noble Room offers a good lunch, and the Subway in the Guild of Students is convenient if you want to grab a sandwich. Most places to eat (or drink) on campus are listed in this leaflet.

There are also a few shops where you can buy food on campus. There are Spar shops in the Guild of Students and the University Centre, and a fruit stall just by Staff House.

Off campus

There are many restaurants in Birmingham. In particular, Birmingham is famous for curry. An in-exhaustive list of restaurants can be found by clicking below.

There are several nearby supermarkets if you want to stock up. In Selly Oak there is a small Tescos, an Aldi and a Sainsbury’s. In Harborne there is a small Sainsbury’s, a Waitrose, and an M&S Food.

For those who do not value a balanced diet, Bournville is just a few minutes away.

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