School of Computer Science

Contact Information

Staying in Touch

The School will continue to use your School email address if we need to get in touch with you. It is important that you stay informed. For this you must check your School email account at least once every week. It is your responsibility to ensure that your contact details are up-to-date for the duration of the placement. You can update these on the student registration pages of the student portal at You must also provide the School (through the Industrial Placements Tutor) with the name and job title of your manager. Typically, you will provide this information on your application form to undertake a year in industry but you must let us know if the details change during your placement.

There will be two industrial visits from members of staff over the course of your placement (one in December/January and the other in April/May).

Key Staff

Industrial Placements Tutor

Ian Batten Phone: 0121 414 9195
Room: 132 (Computer Science Building)

Academic Advisor

You will continue to be allocated to your academic advisor from your previous years of study.

Other Important Contacts

University Senior Tutor

The University Senior Tutor is there to help and support you when academic concerns you raise remain unresolved.

Phone: 0121 414 7452

Support for students with a disability

If any special arrangements are required by a disability or other conditions, you are advised to consult the University's Disability and Learning Support Service (DLSS).

Support for international students

The University's International Student Advisory Service (ISAS) provides a wide range of support to international students, including advice, guidance and information on student visas.

Guild of Students Advice

The aim of Guild Advice is to offer free, impartial and confidential information, advice and representation on a wide range of issues to all students of the University of Birmingham.

Phone: 0121 251 2400


Nightline is free and confidential listening service run by students for students, where you can talk about anything without fear of being judged, or patronised.

Phone: The Nightline phone lines and the Online Chat are both open from 6pm until 8am every night of term. You can find the phone number on the back of your Guild card.