Join Arden at Crossways, our vibrant study centre in the heart of Birmingham
We're thrilled to introduce Crossways, our brand-new, three-floor study centre located in the heart of Birmingham's bustling city centre. This modern facility is designed to meet the growing demand for flexible higher education learning options among our UK students.
Situated in a prime location on Summer Row, adjacent to the city's Paradise development, Crossways offers students an exceptional study experience with state-of-the-art facilities and versatile teaching and working spaces.
The perfect study environment
Crossways is now one of Arden University's most expansive study spaces. With a blend of innovative facilities, it provides an ideal setting for students to take advantage of both in-person and online flexible learning here at Arden.
What to expect
City centre location: Crossways' central location means you're just moments away from Birmingham's vibrant cultural life and entertainment. One of Europe’s largest business redevelepment projects, the Paradise development, lies a short two-minute walk from the study centre, as does the Jewellery Quarter, where you’ll find a wide selection of restaurants, bars, as well as independent shops and art galleries.
Student breakout area, quiet working spaces, and on-site cafe: Whether you prefer collaborative study sessions or a tranquil space for focused work, Crossways has designated areas for both. We also have an on-site cafe for quick snacks and refreshments.
Student support area: Our dedicated support area is here to assist you with any academic or administrative needs you may have.
Three floors: Crossways offers three floors of cutting-edge educational spaces, giving our students a dynamic environment in which to excel in their studies.
IT lab: Our IT lab is equipped with the latest technology to ensure you have the resources you need at your fingertips.
Amazing city views: Enjoy breathtaking views of the city as you study.
Birmingham has undergone a remarkable transformation in recent years. After a comprehensive renovation, Birmingham New Street station has evolved into a modern leisure hub, offering an array of shops, cafes, restaurants, and more. And right nearby, you'll find the Bullring, a bustling shopping and dining district that ranks among the world's best. It's home to renowned department stores, high-street fashion outlets, household names, and an array of options for eating out.
Crossways' location is just a short walk from Birmingham New Street railway station, granting you easy access to local and surrounding areas, including:
- Wolverhampton: Only 20 minutes away.
- Coventry: Just 23 minutes by train.
- Leicester: A quick 55-minute journey.
- London: Reach the UK capital in just 1.5 hours.
- Bristol: Just 1.5-hours by train.
As the UK's second-largest city, Birmingham also boasts excellent public transport links, including an extensive metro and bus system for getting around town.
Curious to learn more about Crossways and the opportunities it offers? Join us for one of our virtual open days and discover how this dynamic study centre can shape your educational journey.