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.
"We were made very welcome and felt at ease. The programme for the day was very well organised.”
What will happen at my AVD?
To find out more about the specific activities that you will be involved in when visiting your department, please see your College page which will give details on the types of activites which occur.
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
College of Life and Environmental Sciences
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
College of Arts and Law
College of Social Sciences
Visit day schedule
Applicants will receive a programme from their department with details of their tailored visit day. Complement your department's programme by visiting sessions, which are run by the University's Student Recruitment team. Events are for applicants, parents and other guests:
Applicant Visit Day services:
Table of events
Campus walking tours (allow 45 minutes)
Avon Room, Coffee Lounge, Top Floor, University Centre (Building R23), Main Campus*
Your Questions Answered Presentation including information on the University experience, Accommodation, information on the financial aid package offered by the government and the University and Student Life
Avon Room Lecture Theatre, Top Floor, University Centre (Building R23), Main Campus*
2.00pm- 3.00pm (approximate finish time)
Accommodation bus tours (allow 1 hour)
Tickets from bottom of the steps leading to the Avon Room, University Centre (Building R23), Main Campus*
10.15, 10.45, 11.15, 11.45, 12.15, 12.45, 1.15, 1.45, 2.15, 3.00, 3.15
Sport at Birmingham Presentation - this presentation provides information on the world of opportunity at UBSport and the wide range of high quality services and facilities we offer.
Avon Room Lecture Theatre, Top Floor, University Centre (Building R23), Main Campus
* Saturday applicant visit days and the above services will be hosted in the Great Hall, Aston Webb Building (Building R6), main campus.
Dates for 2013 entry Applicant Visit Days 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
Saturday 9 March 2013
Wednesday 13 March 2013
Wednesday 20 March 2013
Wednesday 10 April 2013
Important notice: You should only attend your Applicant Visit Day on the date stated on your invitation as your chosen subject may not be running events on all the dates listed above. Please remember to bring a copy of your invitation with you on the day.
Visiting the City
Birmingham is a cosmopolitan and vibrant city with plenty of cultural and social opportunities. You may want to consider arriving the night before or visiting the city after your applicant visit day. For more information please use the Visit Birmingham website.
"A university with its own train station deserves five stars! Public transport was the only realistic option for us to get to you on time and getting right to the door was brilliant!"
Parking on campus
Parking on Applicant Visit Days is limited and the majority of visitors will be unable to find a space on campus. We therefore recommend that visitors use public transport to reach the University or find alternative parking in and around the city. There are a number of NCP car parks across the city centre along with large shopping centre car parks and there is a direct trainline from Birmingham New Street to the University train station. The journey takes approximately 8 minutes from Birmingham New Street and up to six trains an hour depart for the University on the cross-city line (final destination Longbridge or Redditch).
Visitors for Applicant Visit Days should park at South Car Park (£1 pay and display); however please note South Car Park is used by staff and students and fills up very quickly, therefore the majority of visitors will be unable to find a space. However, anyone with a blue badge can park in the disabled parking bays on campus.
Further information about travelling to the University and the onsite train station can be found at: