Online Chats with our staff and students

 What's it like at Birmingham? Chat to us online about studying here

To give you an idea of the student experience here, we are running a number of online chat sessions for subjects in the department.  Current students and staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the degree programme here and the student experience at Birmingham.

We are holding online chats at the following times (further chats for other subjects will be added over the course of the Spring term):

Future dates:


(Undergraduate degree programme)

  • 30th January 
  • 20th February 
  • 06th March
  • 27th March
  • 24th April

All chat sessions are 7pm – 8pm

Department of Political Science and International Studies

(Undergraduate degree programmes – Political Science, International Relations, Political Economy)

  • 29th January
  • 12th February
  • 26th February
  • 12th March
  • 26th March

All chat sessions are 7pm – 8pm


You can login to the online chat ten minutes before the start time, by visiting: Login to the relevant chat session by clicking on the ‘user login’ button with your username and password (details below).

*If you are a current applicant to the University of Birmingham then you can login using your existing Birmingham VIP login details that have been emailed to you. Please contact if you have forgotten your login details.

*If you are not currently an applicant to the University, then you will need to create a username and password in order to login to the chat sessions.

We look forward to chatting to you; if you have any questions regarding the chat sessions, then please contact Paul Scott (