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Make yourself at home

Athena Studios is ideally located just across the road from the University of Birmingham. The city centre is a short bus or train ride away where you can find plenty of restaurants, bars, shops and entertainment. The brand new university sports and fitness centre is directly opposite Athena Studios and you'll find the local convenience store and take-aways just a few minutes' walk away.
Here you'll find everything you need to know about your new home and the surrounding area, as well as important information on check-in day, specific to your property.

What you will find in your flat


  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Microwave, oven and grill combi
  • Two hob rings
  • Kitchen cupboards
  • Rubbish bin
  • Breakfast table
  • Stools
  • TV


  • Bed - beds are three-quarter size
  • Desk with drawers
  • Chair
  • Wardrobe
  • Coat hook
  • Mirror
  • Book shelf
  • Under bed storage
  • Noticeboard


  • Shower
  • Washbasin
  • Bathroom mirror
  • Toilet
  • Toilet roll holder
  • Shelf
  • Towel hooks


  • Communal vacuum cleaners are available
  • Iron and ironing board

Facilities at Athena Studios

Our friendly reception will be open 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday.
Common Room
The common room features comfy sofas, a wall mounted TV, pool table, projector, table, chairs and a vending machine.
Laundry Facilities
The laundry is located off the common room. Machines are operated through the MyUnite app.
Outside Space
Athena Studios has a garden area with tables and benches.
Bike Storage
Bike storage is available at Athena Studios – if you are planning on bringing your bike then please remember to bring your own bike lock.
Fire Test Day
Fire alarms are fitted throughout the property. Your fire alarm test day is Tuesday at 11.45am.
Key Type
You will receive a key card on arrival at the property, which you can use to access your room and communal areas.
Our Emergency Contact Centre is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Just call 0300 303 1611 for assistance.

Important information for check-in day at Athena Studios

Where do I collect my key?

You will need to go to Reception to check-in. Once you have checked in you will receive your key in the form of a key card.

Where can I park and unload my car?

Limited parking is available onsite for drop offs only. As parking is limited, customers are asked to unload and then move their car to Bournbrook Road.

Where is Athena Studios?

Athena Studios
360 Bristol Rd
B5 7SS

When can I move into Athena Studios?

You can move in at any point between the start of your tenancy and up to four weeks later. Got an Android or iOS phone? Tell us when you plan to arrive in the free MyUnite app.
Download the app, select Check-in day from the main menu, and choose your preferred date and time. Not sure when your tenancy starts? Your start date is displayed in the app as you go through this process.
Need to change your arrival date or time? Just go back to the app and edit your choices. And don't worry if you get delayed on moving day, we’ll get you settled whenever you arrive.

Getting online

Get online as soon as you arrive by registering for your Wi-Fi before you get there.

Checking in guide

You can find all the essential information you need for checking in here.

Download the app

From maintenance requests to laundry machines, there's plenty you can do with the MyUnite App.

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