Applicant visit days

Our applicant visit day events are for applicants, parents and guests. If you can't attend an AVD or would like to find out more about the day's activities, find out about some of the things we do.

Applicant Visit Day Programme
(POLSIS Undergraduate)

Please note that this is subject to change, depending on the day you attend; for days on which a different programme is in place, you will find an additional sheet in your information pack.

In addition to our departmental activities, there will be optional activities, run by our central University teams. We also have separate itineraries for both candidates and parents (as outlined below).

Departmental Activities (Candidates)

Departmental Activities (Candidates)
Time Activities
11:30 -
11:50
Registration
Muirhead Tower Reception
(Building R21 on Edgbaston Campus Map)
12:00 Welcome Talk
Dr. Peter Kerr, Room 112, 1st Floor, Muirhead Tower
13:00 Campus Tour
13:50 Refreshments and meet our staff
Room 112, 1st Floor, Muirhead Tower
14:10 Taster Lecture
Room 112, 1st Floor, Muirhead Tower
15:15 Accommodation Walking Tour (optional)
Meet at 1st Floor, Bramall Rotunda, Bramall Building
(Building R12)

Departmental Activities (Parents and Guardians)

Departmental Activities (Parents and Guardians)
Time Activities
11:30 -
11:50
Registration
Muirhead Tower Reception
(Building R21 on Edgbaston Campus Map
12:00 Parent/Guardian Talk
Professor Colin Thain, Room 121, 1st Floor, Muirhead Tower
13:00 Parent/Guardian Campus Tour
14:00 Parent/Guardian Finance Talk
WG5 Lecture Theatre, Aston Webb Building
(Building R6 on Edgbaston Campus Map)
15:15 Accommodation Walking Tour (optional)
Meet at 1st Floor, Bramall Rotunda, Bramall Building
(Building R12)

Central University Activities

Central University Activities
Time Activities
09:00 -
15:00
Display stands (Careers, Sports, Barber Institute)
First Floor, Bramall Rotunda, Bramall Building
(Building R12 on Edgbaston Campus Map)
09:30 -
15:30
Accommodation Minibus Tours
Tickets from Bramall Building;
tours leave from outsidethe Bramall (Building R12)
10:00 Student Life Talk
G33 Lecture Theatre, Aston Webb Building
(Building R6)
10:30 Accommodation Talk

G33 Lecture Theatre, Aston Webb Building
(Building R6)

11:00 -
11:30
Sport at Birmingham Talk
G33 Lecture Theatre, Aston Webb Building
(Building R6)

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Virtual tour of campus

Take an interactive Virtual Tour of our stunning 250 acre Edgbaston campus. Use photos, videos and 360 panoramas to immerse yourself in our beautiful surroundings and take guided routes through some of our highlights.

Our Virtual Tour contains information about all the key buildings, attractions and facilties on campus, with images and videos enhancing your customisable bird’s-eye view.

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Our students Charlie and Josè show you around the range of sports and facilities at the University of Birmingham, and why joining a sports team or trying something new at Birmingham is a great way to get involved.

Presented and produced by Charlotte-Ellen Eales, 2nd year Geology and José van Oosten, MSc International Development.

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