Arrivals Weekend timetable

Timetable of main campus events on 17/18 September 2016

During Arrivals Weekend our campus will be alive with a variety of events and activities to help our new students settle in and meet new people.

We have a wide range of things taking place over the weekend, including new student orientation tours, the Welcome Marquee, Parents’ Welcome Addresses, live music, Welcome Hubs and food outlets, so make sure you come down to Chancellor's Court in the centre of campus to see for yourself (campus map).

Use this timetable to plan your visit and make sure you get the most out of your first weekend at the University of Birmingham. There is free weekend parking in the North East Car Park (if you are using satnav enter ‘Pritchatts Road’ rather than the postcode).

We also have a full programme of events during Welcome Week. To find out more visit our Welcome website:


Parents' Welcome Address

This event is designed to give the family and friends of new students an insight into university life and provide information about the services and support the University offers to its students. For further information please visit

(Note: student campus tours will be run in parallel to the Address and require pre-booking – see the separate entry under the ‘Tours’ section).
12.00-1.00pm and 3.00-4.00pm, Great Hall, Aston Webb (Map ref: R6)


Welcome Marquee

Visit us for help and information during Arrivals Weekend and Welcome Week. Our campus tours will depart from this meeting point and there will be plenty of support services and wellbeing information that students and their parents will be interested in hosted in the Marquee during the weekend including: Welcome Information Point, Campus Tour Booking Desk, International Students’ Information Point, IT Service Desk, Finance Office, Library Services, Student Fees, Service Birmingham Council Tax Clinic, Chaplaincy, Guild of Students, Accommodation Services Mentor Scheme, HAS Catering,  Careers Network for International Students, Worklink.

11.00am-4.00pm, Welcome Marquee, (Marquee 3), Chancellor’s Court

Letters Hub

The Letters Marquee is for all students – UK, EU and International – who need to request a proof of registration letter. Letters can be used for a variety of purposes, including opening a student bank account.

10.00am-4.00pm, Letters Marquee, (Marquee 2), Chancellor’s Court

UK & EU Welcome Hub

The Hub offers services to UK and EU students who need to obtain their University ID card (the majority of UK students will receive their ID card prior to arrival – if they register online and upload their picture as part of Online Registration before 6 September 2016).

10.00am-4.00pm, Student Hub, Aston Webb (Map ref: R7)

International Welcome Hub

The Hub offers bespoke services for International students. Essential Right to Study/Visa checks are undertaken here and International students can also obtain their University ID card.

10.00am-4.00pm, International Welcome Hub, (Marquee 1), Chancellor’s Court

BRP Zone

International students who apply for a visa which requires them to collect a ‘Biometric Residence Permit’ (BRP) can, if requested when submitting their visa application, collect their BRP card from the University of Birmingham campus. Please note that access to the BRP Collection Zone is on an appointment basis only.

10.00am-4.00pm, Nuffield (Map ref: R9)

Further information

Campus tours

Campus Tours for New Students

(including students whose parents are attending the Parents’ Welcome Address)

An orientation tour to help you discover more about your university and find your way around main campus before lectures start. To book your tour, please visit the Campus
Tour Booking Desk in the Welcome Marquee.

Bookings for tours can be made on the day from 12-15:00pm (subject to availability) in the Welcome Marquee (lawned area in Chancellor's Court, University Square)

Other events & activities

Winterbourne House and Garden

Owned by the University, and free to UoB students all year round, Winterbourne House is an Edwardian Arts and Crafts House set within its own tranquil botanic garden. The perfect place to de-stress during exam season, or visit with friends throughout the year, there is a Terrace Tea Room which is open daily for light lunches and refreshments, and the shop sells ice creams, greetings cards and gifts.

Open 11.00am-5.30pm (last entry 4.30pm), free entry for UoB students (Map ref: G12)

Guild of Students

The Guild is open for new students during Arrivals Weekend.

10.00am-4.00pm, Guild of Students (Map ref: O1)


Chancellor’s Court/University Square

Bramall Costa Coffee Shop

9.30am–4.00pm, Bramall Music Building (Map ref: R12)

'Food in a Jiffy' van

8.00-10am: Serving breakfast items, 10.00am-4.00pm: Serving pastiesand sausage rolls.Will also serve prepacked sandwiches and rolls throughout the day. Alongside Law archway

Hot dog hut

10.00am-4.00pm, alongside Law archway

Cake stall

12.00pm-4.00pm, alongside Law archway

Ice cream stall

12.00 -4.00pm, alongside Law archway

Guild of Students

Joe’s Bar, Spar, Costa and Subway

11.00am-4.00pm, Guild of Students (Map ref: O1)

University Centre


Available for snacks/food items and has a coffee/tea machine.

9.00am-4.00pm, University Centre (Map ref: R23)


8.00am–4.00pm, University Centre (Map ref: R23)


Winterbourne Terrace Tea Room

11.00am-4.30pm, Winterbourne House and Garden (Map ref: G12)

In addition to this range of events and activities there are a series of events specifically organised for students in Halls of Residence and for International and Postgraduate Research students.

Please see our Welcome website for more information (