Visits, campus tours and open days
Reading and research can give you vital information about a university. But it's not the same as seeing it for yourself. At Birmingham you are welcome to visit, talk to students, explore the campus, see where you might live, and come to your own conclusions.
Information about forthcoming Open Days is listed on the University's Open Day website.
- The next Undergraduate Open Days will be held on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th June 2014. (Click here for a virtual tour in preparation for your visit.)
- The next Postgraduate Open Day will be held on Wednesday 3rd December 2014.
These days provide excellent opportunities to speak to academic staff and explore the University.
We encourage prospective students to come and see the University, so we run visits and open days throughout the year. Guided tours are organised every Tuesday and Thursday at 11.00am and 2.00pm, when you'll be shown around by a current Birmingham student. Tours last approximately one hour and show you all the main facilities on campus, including the Guild of Students, Sports Centre and Library.
The tour will require you to walk round the campus so comfortable footwear is advised. If you, or anyone who will be accompanying you, has a disability or any other special needs please advise us when booking your place. This will allow us to make all the necessary arrangements to ensure your visit is as easy as possible.
Please note that the tours do not include visits to individual departments or halls of residence.
Places are strictly limited and need to be booked one week in advance.
To receive information packs or book a place, please contact:
Student Recruitment and Outreach
Tel: 0121 414 3374.
Fax: 0121 414 3850.
School and college visits
The University works with teachers and careers advisors to ensure that talented students from all backgrounds and cultures have access to higher education. We host visits, arrange talks and events to help introduce students to Birmingham, and provide information about routes to study here. For further information on these activities please contact us:
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences Schools Liaison Officer.
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 7566