Accommodation

All delegations will be accommodated at the new University of Birmingham Bournbrook residences which are a 5 minute walk from the squash venue. Bournbrook is arranged into 34 flats housing between four and seven people.
All rooms have bathroom facilities and room maintenance. Internet service, free Wi-Fi internet access is guaranteed.

Bournbrook is home to the new University of Birmingham sports pavillion, containing eight changing rooms, a cafe, a bar and a function room with sports facilities on the doorstep of the University sports pitches.

The period of WUC accommodation is 4 September – 13 September 2018. The accommodation during this time is covered by the participation fee. Accommodation is available for any nations wishing to arrive early, this must be booked and paid for by nations using the information below.

If any nations wish to arrive before 4 September The University of Birmingham Bournbrook residence is available to book from 1 September at the discounted rate of £39.00 per room, per night (one person per room). Booking for early arrivals can be made by following the link and instructions below, payment must be made at the time of booking and is non-refundable.

To book early arrivals accommodation please use the following steps:

  • Click on the link https://booking.bham.ac.uk/bedandbreakfast/
  • Select the date you wish to arrive
  • Select the check out date as 4th September, as this is when the Championship accommodation starts
  • Select the number of rooms you require
  • Select the location of ‘Student Accommodation’ (this will automatically put you in the Bournbrook residences where you will be staying for the Championship)
  • Enter the promotional code WUSC18
  • Check the details are correct and proceed to the payment page
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Food / Catering

Food will be provided as part of the accommodation. However if you would like to try other cuisines, the University of Birmingham has various food outlets on campus. You can find a list of those here

Birmingham is the only English city outside London to have three Michelin starred restaurants: Simpson’s in Edgbaston, Adam’s in the city centre and Purnell’s which is also in the city centre. The Balti, a type of curry, was invented in the city, and has received much acclaim for the ‘Balti Triangle’. The mini guide to the Balti Triangle can be found here

The Visit Birmingham website has great recommendations on many food outlets in Birmingham and the surrounding area that cater to all tastes.

Transport

Airport: A shuttle bus will be provided from Birmingham International Airport and from Birmingham New Street train station.

Train : The University has a dedicated train station, located at the Westgate entrance to campus. Up to six trains an hour depart for the University on the cross-city line between Redditch / Longbridge and Lichfield. Sport & Fitness is a ten minute walk from University Station.

Bus: Numbers 61, X62 and 63 travel to the University of Birmingham Edgbaston campus. Sport & Fitness is located by the Southgate entrance to campus. The services all run frequently from the city centre.

Online bus timetables for 61, X62 and 63 are available on the National Express West Midlands website.

Useful Contacts

UK Emergency number: 999

Police helpline: 101

National Health Service (NHS) helpline : 111

University of Birmingham Security: + 44 121 414 4444