Below is a list of frequently asked questions which might help if you're considering applying to stay with us at BISH.

Should you have any specific questions that are not listed here please contact us and we will respond.

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  • How far is the accommodation from the university?
  • Wesley House is 10 minutes walk and Asbury House is 20 minutes walk to Birmingham University main campus.
  • How far is the accommodation from supermarkets/train station etc?
  • Asbury House is 19 minutes and Wesley House 29 minutes walk to Sainsbury's supermarket.  Either location has easy access to bus routes with frequent services to the City Centre, QE Hospital and other parts of the city. It is approximately 20 minutes walk to the Selly Oak train station from both houses.
  • How many people live in the houses and where do they come from?
  • We have 22 flats and 29 rooms at Asbury and 47 rooms in Wesley. On average people come from around 20 countries which could be from all over the world.
  • As part of the Methodist Church, do you only offer accommodation to Christians?
  • No, BISH provides accommodation to people of all faiths or none.
  • How long is my contract for?
  • No fixed contract. Please speak to us about your stay.
  • What does the rent include?
  • Your rent covers your room, electricity (excluding flats), heating, water and cooking facilities, plus laundry facilities. At both houses we provide crockery and cutlery; at Asbury House we also provide a set of kitchen utensils, which includes a frying pan and saucepans. Please ask if you would like a full list.
  • What social activities are there?
  • There is a Welcome Party, Christmas Party, BBQs in the summer and International Meals.
    (Dependant on COVID 19 Regulations as issued by the UK Government - Please read our COVID 19 Policy)
  • Is my room cleaned?
  • Following a COVID-19 risk assessment, the room cleaning service has been temporarily suspended. Clean bedding is provided weekly.
  • What furniture is there in the room?
  • The rooms are furnished with a bed, wardrobe, drawers, desk and chair(s).
  • Do you have any sporting facilities?
  • We have table tennis, a pool table and a tennis court at Wesley.