25 Things You Learn To Love About The University of Birmingham
There’s a lot to love about studying at the University of Birmingham.
1. The smugness you rightly feel when people are surprised at how much nicer campus is than they imagined.
2. Especially when even the uglier buildings are photo-worthy.
3. Getting used to always using Old Joe as your compass.
But then feeling lost when you can’t see it.
4. And becoming unnecessarily excited when the clock face changes colour.
5. The knowledge that you’re never more than a short walk from a chocolate factory.
6. And the joy you feel when you can smell the chocolate in Selly Oak.
7. The ridiculous amount of places there are to eat at on campus.
8. As well as the sheer amount of weird and wonderful societies there are to join.
As if there's a 'Human vs Zombie' society at UoB, and also a fake assassination society!! I must go here….
— Max Jones (@Maxjones2000) January 22, 2013
9. The legend that is the University Challenge.
10. The fact that you have your own train station.
11. And that you’re only a 7 minute train ride away from the city.
12. But you’re also only a 2 minute walk from this:
13. Feeling protective whenever anyone slams on Selly Oak.
Because that’s only okay when you do it.
14. The love everyone feels for the Drinks2Go man.
Trying to work out how to get the drinks2go man to adopt me
— David Veniar (@DaveVeniar) November 22, 2013
15. And the collective feeling of superiority everyone harbours over all the other universities in Birmingham.
The feud between UoB and BCU is incredible
— ᵜclariceᵜ (@clarice_clayton) October 8, 2015
16. The feeling of accomplishment when you manage to get some of these:
17. Or when you manage to beat the queues in Selly Oak Tesco just in the nick of time.
18. Being so central that it’s easy to travel to pretty much any part of the country.
19. Pretending to be sophisticated when wondering round the campus farmers’ markets.
20. The excitement everyone feels for the Vale Fireworks.
21. Or for getting a Rooster’s.
Any time, any day.