When choosing a university you will find it very useful to visit the campus to view firsthand the facilities, to take in the atmosphere and to speak to current students and staff. If you are in the UK, you are very welcome to visit the Birmingham Foundation Academy.
We have many opportunities for you to visit throughout the year and would encourage you to try and visit on one of our Open Days or Applicant visit days (see further information below). If this is not possible, you can visit at any time and we will be happy to organise a schedule for you.
If you plan to visit the University independently or for any of the events listed below, please do contact the Birmingham Foundation Academy at least one week in advance, so that we can help you to make the most of your day.
To book on to any of the events listed above:
Undergraduate Open Day: For full information please visit: www.birmingham.ac.uk/students/visit/ug-opendays.aspx
Applicant Visit Days: If you have already applied to the Birmingham Foundation Academy online, you will receive an invitation to attend one of our Applicant Visit Days. Please follow the instructions in the e-mail invite to confirm your attendance.
Individual BFA Visit: To book your visit please complete the online registration form.
Undergraduate Open Day
Our Undergraduate Open Days offer you the perfect opportunity to hear first-hand from our current students and teaching staff about living and learning at Birmingham. Explore our campus, our facilities and special attractions including The Barber Institute of Fine Arts and the University Library on these days and get a taste of campus life. Individuals, families and school parties are very welcome to attend. Our next Undergraduate Open Days will be held on:
Thursday 20 June 2013
Friday 21 June 2013
Saturday 22 June 2013
Saturday 14 September 2013
Saturday 26 October 2013
You can find full information on Open Days at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/students/visit/ug-opendays.aspx
Please note that Registion for the next open days, will open from mid-February 2013.
Applicant Visit Days
Reading through a prospectus is not the same as coming to visit the University in person. ‘Invitation only’ applicant visit days are held from November to April when students who have applied to study at Birmingham are invited to a VIP day where you can meet current students, tour our facilities and visit our student accommodation.
A typical BFA Applicant Visit Day schedule would include the following activities: A visit to Priorsfield, the BFA Hub and English language Centre, a visit to one of our academic departments in the College associated to your Pathway and a meeting with the Pathway Lead.
The schedule can be tailored to your interests and will be designed and sent to you before your visit.
Complement your programme by visiting sessions, which are run by the University's Student Recruitment team. Events are for applicants, parents and other guests and include:
Campus walking tours, Presentation including information on the University experience, Accommodation and Student Life, Accommodation bus tours.
Dates for 2013 entry Applicant Visit Days for the BFA are below:
Wednesday 16 January 2013
Wednesday 23 January 2013
Wednesday 30 January 2013
Wednesday 6 February 2013
Wednesday 13 February 2013
Wednesday 20 February 2013
Wednesday 27 February 2013
Wednesday 6 March 2013
Wednesday 13 March 2013
Wednesday 20 March 2013
Wednesday 10 April 2013
You can find full information on Applicant visit days at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/students/visit/applicant-visit-days.aspx
To register your attendance at an Applicant Visit Day: Please follow the instructions in the e-mail invitation (invitations will be sent to all applicants by e-mail).
Individual BFA Visit
If you cannot come to the University on one of our Open Days or Applicant visit days, we encourage you to come on Tuesdays and Thursdays, when our guided campus tours take place at 11.00am and 2.00pm. Tours are conducted by students currently studying at the University, who will give you an insight into being a student at Birmingham.If this is not possible, you can visit at any time and we will be happy to organise a schedule for you.
We can organise a schedule that can be tailored to your interests and will be designed and sent to you before your visit, as long as you have registered your visit with us at least one week in advance.
To book your Individual BFA visit, please complete the online registration form.
Visiting the City
Birmingham is a cosmopolitan and vibrant city with plenty of cultural and social opportunities. If you are visiting the University, you should also consider allowing time to visit the City of Birmingham.
You can find more information at Visit Birmingham.
Self-guided tour brochure
If you cannot make one of our scheduled visits, you are welcome on to campus at any time to have a look around independently. You can download a self-guided Tour Brochure (PDF - 150MB) which you can bring with you to help you find your way around.
The University is just a short taxi, bus or train journey from the City Centre. The city is at the centre of England and at the hub of its transport network, only one and a half hours away from London by train. Birmingham Airport is just 25 minutes by taxi from the University’s Edgbaston campus and offers direct flights to the USA, North Africa, Dubai, and European destinations with connections worldwide via Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Istanbul.
You can find directions to the University on our campus map.