Welcome to the School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music (LCAHM)

On behalf of all the staff in the School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music I would like to welcome you to the University of Birmingham. This is an exciting moment for you as you begin another stage in your education and we very much look forward to working with you over the next three or four years and to helping you get the most out of your degree. I trust that you will find your time at Birmingham both rewarding and enjoyable.

Welcoming students since 1900We offer a wide range of programmes in the School and hope that these pages will help you find your way around in your first week. Please consult the timetable below and attend the induction events appropriate to the degree programme for which you have enrolled. Do not attend induction events for degree programmes on which you are not enrolled. If you need any further information check the links and contact information at the bottom of the page.

I hope you settle in well and wish you every success in your degree.

Professor Matthew Rampley, Head of School.

Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music Events Timetable for Welcome Week

(22 September - 26 September 2014)

Your schedule for welcome week has been sent to you directly by letter to your home address/via email. These can also be found online by selecting your programme from the welcome events timetable on the University’s Welcome 2014 website.

If, for any reason, you have missed any of your meetings or activities then please contact the following appropriate office:

Department of Modern Languages and Languages for All Office: The Administration Team, Ashley general office, room G15 in the Ashley Building. Or by email:

  • Languages for All (Japanese, Chinese and Arabic): Judith Hancock J.Hancock@bham.ac.uk, 0121 4145589.

History of Art, Film and Visual Studies: Ashley General Office, room G15, Ashley Building.
Tara Mann T.Mann@bham.ac.uk, 0121 4142218.

Music: Music Office, Ground Floor, Bramall Music Building.
Sue Miles S.Miles@bham.ac.uk, 0121 414 5782. 

Skills for University

You will certainly find differences in the way that you study at university compared with your previous learning experiences. These resources may be helpful as part of your preparation for university:

Advice from our graduates