BCC has self-catering centrally heated accommodation for singles, couples and families. Arranged in a number of blocks around the college site, the accommodation lies in a very pleasant situation on a quiet cul-de-sac within the Selly Oak campus, enhanced by trees and shared gardens. Some of the exterior views are shown below:
Rooms are arranged in clusters of four or five, sharing a kitchen. Most rooms are en-suite, with their own toilets, basins and showers. All singles blocks have central heating and wireless internet.
Two-bedroom Family Houses
In a quiet situation behind the Chapel Block, there are a number of two-bedroom houses. Each comprises a kitchen and sitting room/diner downstairs and two bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs. The houses have central heating and are connected to the main college telephone and wired and wireless internet systems. The houses open out onto the shared gardens where children can play safely.
Each house has a sitting room, large kitchen/diner, four bedrooms, study/additional bedroom, bathroom and downstairs cloakroom. Each house has its own central heating and is connected to the college telephone and wired and wireless internet systems. The houses have shared open plan gardens to the front and a smaller walled garden to the rear, which also contains brick-built storage/utility spaces.
BCC and the Selly Oak campus
The college’s buildings provide a reception area and staff offices, a library and student study areas, various lecture rooms, a student lounge, dining room and kitchen and accommodation for single students and families. BCC is located right in the middle of the Selly Oak Campus of the University of Birmingham, near to one of the University libraries, the Orchard Learning Resource Centre and close to the BBC drama village (the college is often used for the filming of scenes for the ‘Doctors’ series). BCC students have access to a number of the University facilities.
IT & Library Resources
BCC has both networked and wireless broadband connections available for the use of staff and students and a library containing some of the more important course texts and resources.
BCC students are able to use the Rendezvous restaurant which is run by the BBC on the University of Birmingham Selly Oak Campus and has a selection of hot and cold food and snacks.
BCC students may sign up for the University of Birmingham’s sports facilities as “community” members. There is a charge for membership, but it is competitive compared to other heath and sports clubs in Birmingham.