Directions to the conference venue

The Roles 2014 Sexuality and Gender Conference is to be held in the Strathcona Building, with Registration and refreshment breaks in the Ashley Building foyer and G22. These buildings are opposite one another and located at the University of Birmingham’s Edgbaston campus.  A map of campus can be obtained by clicking the following link: Edgbaston map.  Strathcona is to be found at R18 and Ashley at R17.

Travel & Accommodation

Getting to the University of Birmingham:


The following bus services from Birmingham city centre will bring you to the University: no. 21, 44, 61, 62 & 63. There is a travel information office within New Street Station, where you can obtain bus timetables and departure point information.


Most cross-country services to Birmingham arrive at New Street Station.  Up to six trains an hour depart for the University on the cross-city line (ten minutes to University station, final destination Longbridge or Redditch).


There are taxi ranks at New Street Station and throughout the city centre.  The journey to the University takes about ten minutes.


Approaching from the north west or south east along the M6:

Leave at Junction 6 (signposted Birmingham Central) to join the A38(M)

At the end of the motorway, keep to the right, go over a flyover, then through some underpasses to join the A38 Bristol Road

The University is on your right, two and a half miles from the city centre.

Approaching from the M42 north:

Leave at Junction 8 to join the M6 northbound and follow the instructions above.

Approaching from the south west:

Leave the M5 at Junction 4 signposted Birmingham SW to join the A38

The University is approximately eight miles from the motorway.

Approaching from the M40:

It is easier to turn south on the M42 and leave at Junction 1, heading north on the A38 Bristol Road

The University is approximately eight miles from the motorway.

Accommodation close to the university:

Awentsbury Hotel, 21 Serpentine Road, Selly Park, Birmingham B29 7HU

Tel (+44)0121 472 1258

A 5 minute walk from the university.

Kensington Hotel, 785 Pershore Road, Selly Park, Birmingham, B29 7LR

Tel: (+44)0121 472 8216

Located around a 10 minute walk from the university.

Ibis Budget Birmingham Centre, 1 Great Colmore Street, Birmingham, B15 2AP

Tel: (+44)0121 622 7575

Situated along the main bus route (bus no. 61, 62 & 63) to the University of Birmingham, this hotel is a 10 minute walk from Birmingham New Street Train station.





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