Our guided campus tours take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:00 and 14:00 (BST). Tours are conducted by students currently studying at the University, who will give you an insight into being a student at Birmingham.
Tours last approximately forty five minutes to an hour and include all the main facilities on campus, including the Guild of Students, Munrow Sports Centre and Main Library. The tour will require you to walk round the campus so comfortable footwear is advised. If you, or anyone who will be accompanying you, has a disability or any other special needs please advise us when booking your place. This will allow us to make all the necessary arrangements to ensure your visit is as easy as possible.
Please note that the tours do not include visits to individual departments or halls of residence.
If you wish to visit a particular academic department, please contact the department of interest directly to see if this is possible, but please note this cannot always be guaranteed. All contact details can be found on our website. If it is not possible to visit an academic department, please note that our next Open Days will be held in June 2017, when most departments will be open and Admissions Tutors and students will be on hand to answer any queries you may have.
Accommodation show flat
We also have rooms available to view after or before the tour that will give you an insight into what student accommodation looks like. These are based at Shackleton Hall on the Vale site approximately 15-20 minutes walk from the main campus . Speak to your campus tour guide on the day who will advise you how to get there.
Booking a campus tour
When you book onto a campus tour, a confirmation email, with full details of your booking, will be sent to you in advance of the tour. Places are limited so it is advisable to book at least one week in advance.
Please note that due to the Christmas break tours will now not take place until mid January 2017. Please visit this page again in early January to book for our 2017 tours.
For more information, please telephone +44 (0)121 414 3374 or email Student Recruitment.
If you cannot make one of our scheduled campus tours, you are welcome on campus any day between 9am and 4pm to have a look around independently.
Please note that the University will be closed from Friday 23 December 2016 to Tuesday 3 January 2017.
Campus tour cancellation policy
If we need to cancel or change your campus tour, whenever possible we will try to contact you in advance to let you know. Please supply us with a contact telephone number when booking your tour so that this is possible. Please note that on rare occasions, due to circumstances that are beyond our control, we may have to cancel tours without prior notice to visitors. On such occasions the Student Recruitment team takes no responsibility for any inconvenience caused or costs incurred to visitors. You can however take a self-guided tour and look around independently.
In the event that you are no longer available to attend a campus tour, please let us know as soon as possible so that your place/s can be made available for other visitors.