Digbeth Schools & Education: All the fundamentals a stones throw from Birmingham’s Centre

Brett Alegre-Wood
July 14, 2021

Digbeth, once an industrial arena, is now also a creative and innovative spot for students and competitive learners with all the fundamental Digbeth schools & education hubs located just a stone throw from Birmingham's Centre.

The University of Birmingham and the University of Aston, both prestigious educational institutions that take pride in their world-class facilities and high quality education are located in convenient proximity from Digbeth and the City Centre. This makes the Digbeth schools & education scene one of the most attractive in Birmingham. 

This is enhanced by plenty of accessible transport links with more on the way with the launch of the HS2 and Midlands railways expansion. Digbeth is located just 13-minutes to New Street and nine minutes to Moor Street Station, and just five minutes from Birmingham Coach Station, making  Digbeth and its array of school and education arena a platinum Buy-to-let spot for students and families with schooling children looking to rent. 

University of Birmingham leads Impact 12 to augment social impact for schools & education outside London

The Impact 12 is a coalition of 12 leading universities in a plan to create a new infrastructure outside of London to support the growth of impact and mission-oriented startups. This will expand social impact capital outside London where most impacts have revolved around in the past decades.

This effort was spearheaded by the University of Birmingham. The university was used as a role model when they presented the competitive innovations at their schools &education on the development of impact and mission-oriented startups through an investment fund for students and alumni. Thanks to this initiative, more and more students all over the UK have their eyes glued on the university as the trend rises for purpose and mission-driven ventures.

While many universities have at least one cradle for a startup and some have many more, most aren’t really impact focused. Despite that, there is an increasing number of startups that have been mission-driven, and schools and education have a crucial role to play in that process.

Here are the top Universities just a stone throw away from Digbeth:

  1. University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham is a public research university located in Edgbaston, Birmingham. It is a founding member of both the Russell Group of British research universities and the international network of research universities, Universitas 21. With student population includes 23,155 undergraduate and 12,605 postgraduate students, it ranks as the 7th largest in the UK (out of 169). 

Digbeth coach station is a short walk from New Street train station. Ask at the coach station for directions to New Street and then either catch the local train service to University station or catch the bus.

Numbers X61 and 63 travel from the Bus Mall, Moor Street Queensway, and from New Street Station, St Martin’s Queensway, to the Bristol Road, at the corner of Edgbaston Park Road. The services all run frequently from the city Centre.

2. Aston University 

Students from over 120 countries choose to study at Aston University – a safe and friendly campus enjoyed by a global, multicultural community, thanks to Birmingham being one of UK's most diverse cities and home to an unparalleled cultural heritage, music, performing arts and outstanding world cuisine. 

It is UK's leading university for students aspiring to succeed in business, research and enterprise.

3. South and City College of Birmingham- Digbeth Campus

The Digbeth campus of the South and City College of Birmingham has a strong track record of success and have won national awards and received praise from several external organisations on the quality of teaching and support. Their courses are carefully chosen to give the right experiences, insights and skills needed to progress to university or into a new job.

They boast of their fantastic facilities offered across all eight campuses. From green screens and recording suites, to theatrical make up and construction workshops, engineering and IT facilities, an e-sports hub and hair and beauty salons - the list goes on and on! 

You can travel to the campus through any bus that is via Birmingham city centre. Railway stations may be a considerable walk from the campus. A considerable walk is estimated to be more than 20 minutes. The campus is also just a 10-minute walk from New Street Station and the Moor Street Station.

Digbeth promises high value for investors thanks to Digbeth schools & education close proximity to the best universities

Trends may come and go but some things will never go out of style, and parents wanting to give their children quality education sits untouched on top of that list. For this reason, property values near good schools are often higher than the average in a specific area and Digbeth offers just that. Digbeth schools & education has risen to become one of the most sought-after in Birmingham.

Digbeth doesn’t only offer a higher return for investors, it represents a safe investment opportunity, as regardless of how the market performs, real estate near a highly sought after amenity like a good school will always if not retain, grow its value over time.

Read more about our Digbeth Property Investment Hotspot series below or if you’re interested in running through our local Digbeth new build developments chat with the team on 02079236100 or book a time.


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