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16 Things Every University of Birmingham Student Needs To Do Before They Graduate

Whether you’re graduating this year or graduation is still a tiny blot on a very distant horizon, here are some things you need to do before you say #byebrum.

1. Discover all the hidden treasures located in and around campus.

Such as this Michael Sandle sculpture in the Business School gardens. (Yes, the Business School has its own gardens!)

2. And then make time to explore the city itself.

Don’t limit your understanding of Birmingham to just Selly Oak.

#birmingham #4k #drones #cinamatography

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3. Take a wander around the Jewellery Quarter, for example.

It’s really good for late night cocktails and of course… jewellery!

Sunset over the Jewellery Quarter

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4. And stroll down the canal to Brindley Place.

Walk around the canals and have lunch by the water or on a riverboat.

#sunset_captures #reflections

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5. Combine your love of history and alcohol by having a pint at the oldest pub in Brum.

The Old Crown has been serving drinks since 1368!

#TheOldCrown has been here since 1368, insane to be in a tavern this old!

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6. While you’re in Digbeth, have a walk around the Custard Factory for some vintage clothes and furniture.

#gentrified and rainy #Birmingham #Digbeth #studios

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7. Make sure you hunt down all the incredible street art in the area, too.

8. And go to a Digbeth First Friday event.

If you love modern art, music and street food, this is for you.

Wine thimbles and soggy cheese at Make/Shift/Space 👌🏻 #digbethfirstfriday

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9. If you can afford it, set some money aside and go catch a show in one of Brum’s many amazing venues.

Such as the Birmingham Royal Ballet.

10. Or Symphony Hall.

Filling up. Massive chorus for Handel?!

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11. Venture out into the suburbs.

There’s Moseley, Edgbaston and Harborne to shop in and explore.


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12. Or escape to the country.

Lickey Hills is only a short drive or train ride away.

Sunday walks #trek #welliesneeded #freshair

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13. Watch the cricket in Edgbaston.

Go to at least one game, even if you’re not sure it’s your thing.

Mr Blue Sky is here again ☀️☀️☀️ #YouBears #Birmingham #Edgbaston #Bears

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14. And, of course, make the most of having this place right on your doorstep.

Back to work today and time to give up alllll the chocolate. 😩

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15. Mix up your revision spots by settling down in Birmingham’s central library instead.

Library of Birmingham 🌛✨

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16. And finally, if you only do one of these things, make it to have the most fun you can while you’re there.

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