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Make yourself at home

Staniforth house is close to the best shopping, culture and nightlife Birmingham has to offer, with some of the city's top student hangouts right on your doorstep. Take a break from your studies and relax with friends in the roof top garden with panoramic views of Birmingham city centre or visit our amazing Amphitheatre!
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


  • Breakfast bar
  • Chairs
  • Cooker with oven, hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge/ freezer - one shelf per student
  • Storage cupboards with a drawer each


  • Beds are three-quarter size
  • Desk
  • Study chair
  • Wardrobe
  • Noticeboard
  • Bookshelf
  • Mirror
  • Curtains
  • Under bed storage


  • Shower
  • Shower curtain
  • Toilet
  • Toilet roll holder
  • Towel rail


  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Mop and bucket
  • Dustpan and brush
  • Iron and ironing board

Facilities at Staniforth House

Our friendly reception will be open Monday to Friday 8am - 8pm and Saturday 9am - 5pm.
Common Room
The common room has a pool table, table tennis, sofas, TV and a vending machine.
Laundry Facilities
The laundry room is located on the ground floor. Machines are operated through the MyUnite app.
Outside Space
Staniforth House has a roof terrace, ampitheatre and courtyard.
Parking is not available at Staniforth House.
Bike Storage
Bike storage is available at Staniforth House. If you are planning on bringing your bike then please remember to bring your own bike lock.
Recycling facilities are available at Staniforth House.
Fire Test Day
Fire alarms are fitted throughout the property. Your fire alarm test day is Monday at 12pm.
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.

Information for check-in day at Staniforth House

Where do I collect my key?

You can collect your keys from reception when you check in. Just come straight to the main reception with your photo ID and they will have the keys ready and waiting for you.

Where can I park and unload my car?

There is no parking available on campus. It is drop off only. You will be redirected to alternative car parks. All day parking is available on Curzon Street from £3.

Where is Staniforth House?

Staniforth House
Staniforth Street
B4 7DN

When can I move into Staniforth House?

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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