Induction events

Course inductions

All courses at the University have an induction programme delivered by the relevant department. If you have entered your course code but can't see course induction events below, please contact your School or Department for details.

Looking for other events to get to know the University?  

We have a wide range of events for you during your first weeks. Take a look at our Welcome Schedule (but make sure you make time for your course induction).

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Picturing Shakespeare

Picturing Shakespeare
Date
22/04/2016 (09:00) - 08/09/2016 (18:00)
Location:
Muirhead Foyer, Muirhead Tower

Buried Treasures: Uncovering Hoards

Buried Treasures: Uncovering Hoards
Date
06/05/2016 (10:00) - 26/02/2017 (17:00)
Location:
The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Description
Coin exhibition exploring hoards found in Britain

Empires of Emptiness: Fortresses of the Sahara and the Steppe

Empires of Emptiness: Fortresses of the Sahara and the Steppe
Date
23/05/2016 (09:00) - 21/09/2016 (17:00)
Location:
Footprint Gallery, Fusion Building, Ironbridge TF8 7LJ, Jackfield Tile Museum
Description
The Sahara comes to Ironbridge. An exhibition at Jackfield Tile Museum.

Curious Beauty

Curious Beauty
Date
27/05/2016 (10:00) - 04/09/2016 (17:00)
Location:
The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Description
A print display exploring works of Ennemond-Alexandre Petitot

All the World's a Stage: Court, Patrons & Writers in Shakespeare's Circle

All the World's a Stage: Court, Patrons & Writers in Shakespeare's Circle
Date
10/06/2016 (10:00) - 25/09/2016 (17:00)
Location:
The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Description
This exhibition features Elizabethan and Jacobean portraits of the court, patrons & Writers in Shakespeare's Circle

Tales of the City

Tales of the City
Date
24/06/2016 (10:00) - 02/10/2016 (17:00)
Location:
The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Description
Print display exploring cityscapes. Features works by Charles Meryon, Piranesi and James Abbott McNeil Whistler

Cadbury Conference 2016: Bodies of text - learning to be Muslim in West Africa

Cadbury Conference 2016: Bodies of text - learning to be Muslim in West Africa
Date
30/06/2016 (09:00) - 01/07/2016 (17:00)
Description
Two day interdisciplinary international Cadbury conference.

The medium and the message: re-evaluating form and meaning in European architecture c. 1400-1950

The medium and the message: re-evaluating form and meaning in European architecture c. 1400-1950
Date
01 (00:00) - 02/07/2016 (23:59)
Location:
Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Description
All buildings – whether polite, vernacular or somewhere in between – were initially informed by some kind of presiding idea or set of ideas. Join this two-day conference at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts.

Chairing Scrutiny: A Workshop for Councillors who Chair Scrutiny Committees or Panels or may do so in the future

Date
01/07/2016 (09:30-16:15)
Location:
Edgbaston Campus
Description
This is a workshop for those who chair scrutiny committees or panels, or others who might chair them in the future, Vice-Chairs and officers who support scrutiny chairs are also welcome.

The Telltale

The Telltale
Date
01/07/2016 (10:30-13:30)
Location:
Shakespeare Institute - Mason Croft - Church St - Stratford-upon-Avon - CV37 6HP
Description
A reading of the play as part of the Shakespeare Institute Thomas Dekker marathon 2016.

Inaugural workshop of Centre for Crime, Justice and Policing

Date
01/07/2016 (13:00-16:30)
Location:
Room G12 University House
Description
Join us to mark the launch of the new Centre for Crime, Justice and Policing, a centre that will bring together a diverse group of over 40 researchers who either work in the area of crime, justice and policing or have methodological expertise.

Mary O'Leary

Date
01/07/2016 (13:00-14:00)
Location:
Level 2 IBR Seminar Room

Britannia's Honour and London's Tempe

Britannia's Honour and London's Tempe
Date
01/07/2016 (14:30-17:30)
Location:
Shakespeare Institute - Mason Croft - Church St - Stratford-upon-Avon - CV37 6HP
Description
A reading of the play as the final part of the Shakespeare Institute Thomas Dekker marathon 2016.

International Conference on Big Data Analytics, Data Mining & Computational Intelligence

Date
02 (00:00) - 04/07/2016 (00:00)
Location:
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Alumni Dinner in Madrid

Alumni Dinner in Madrid
Date
02/07/2016 (20:00-23:59)
Location:
Madrid

Environment, Economy and Climate Change: Stages in Transition

Environment, Economy and Climate Change: Stages in Transition
Date
04 (00:00) - 05/07/2016 (23:59)
Location:
George Cadbury Hall - Selly Oak Campus
Description
A two-day international conference providing a forum to address the various and manifold artistic developments in the fields of theatre and performance, at a time many consider a crucial historical junction.

2016 International Hydrail Conference

2016 International Hydrail Conference
Date
04 (09:00) - 05/07/2016 (17:30)
Location:
Gisbert Kapp Building (G8), University of Birmingham
Description
The 2016 International Hydrail Conference is the second to be hosted by the University of Birmingham—the first university in the world to grant a hydrail-specific doctorate. Particular program emphasis this year will be on the hydrail trams that China has begun to manufacture and on the fleet of forty regional hydrail trains to be deployed in Germany by 2020.

Birmingham and Midlands School Classics Hub Summer School 2016

Birmingham and Midlands School Classics Hub Summer School 2016
Date
04 (09:30) - 08/07/2016 (17:00)
Location:
University of Birmingham
Description
A week of workshops for school children, the summer school provides a unique opportunity for students to enrich their studies in Classics and Ancient History, take part in a fun and informative activities, and learn from academics who are passionate about their subject. Places for their students must be booked by schools.

PERCAT Masterclass - Commercialisation of research and engaging with industry

Date
04/07/2016 (12:30-15:00)
Location:
IBR Seminar Room (N143)

MRes project students presentations

Date
07/07/2016 (16:00-17:00)
Location:
N143 (IBR Seminar room)
Description
MRes project students presentations

BAJS Conference 2016: The Texture of Jewish Tradition: Investigations in Textuality

BAJS Conference 2016: The Texture of Jewish Tradition: Investigations in Textuality
Date
10 (15:00) - 12/07/2016 (17:30)
Location:
University of Birmingham
Description
This conference will explore textuality from a variety of perspectives, ranging from the material aspects of texts, including the growing role of digital humanities in the field, to scribal culture and consciousness.

Catherine Hall in conversation

Catherine Hall in conversation
Date
12/07/2016 (13:00-15:00)
Location:
Arts Lecture Room 6
Description
Feminist historian Catherine Hall in conversation about her work, life and politics.

Hong Kong July 2016

Date
13 (00:01) - 18/07/2016 (23:59)
Location:
Hong Kong

ESRC seminar - Democratic responses and political pressures for change

Date
14 (00:00) - 15/07/2016 (00:00)
Location:
Barcelona, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Description
This seminar focuses on patterns of contestation, protest, alternative forms of political participation, and how each of these have had an impact upon contemporary policymaking in political economy. This includes welfare policy, financial regulation, monetary policy, macroeconomic policy, and the austerity agenda.

Tony Garnett, The Day The Music Died – a life lived behind the lens

Tony Garnett, The Day The Music Died – a life lived behind the lens
Date
14/07/2016 (18:00-20:00)
Location:
1 Oozells Square, Birmingham B1 2HS, Brindleyplace, Ikon Gallery
Description
Ikon hosts the Birmingham launch of The Day The Music Died – A Life Lived Behind The Lens, the fascinating memoir of Birmingham born television/film producer, director and writer Tony Garnett.

Birmingham and Solihull International Jazz and Blues Festival

Birmingham and Solihull International Jazz and Blues Festival
Date
15/07/2016 (13:10)
Location:
Barber Concert Hall - Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Description
We host two stellar acts as part of the Birmingham and Solihull International Jazz and Blues Festival, to finish off a summer term packed with performances at the University.

India, July 2016

Date
22 (11:01) - 28/07/2016 (18:00)
Location:
Chennai, Delhi, India, Mumbai

Birmingham and Solihull International Jazz and Blues Festival

Birmingham and Solihull International Jazz and Blues Festival
Date
22/07/2016 (13:10)
Location:
Barber Concert Hall - Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Description
We host two stellar acts as part of the Birmingham and Solihull International Jazz and Blues Festival, to finish off a summer term packed with performances at the University.

Matthew Gillum

Date
22/07/2016 (15:00)
Location:
N143 (IBR Seminar room)

An evening with Ruth Gilligan and Writing West Midlands

An evening with Ruth Gilligan and Writing West Midlands
Date
28/07/2016 (19:00-21:00)
Description
Dr Ruth Gilligan discusses her new novel 'Nine folds make a paper swan'.

IMSR Seminar Series:

IMSR Seminar Series:
Date
29/07/2016 (15:00-16:00)
Location:
IBR Seminar Room (N143) Medical School
Description
Dr David J Hodson, Senior Birmingham Fellow in Molecular Endocrinology, Institute of Metabolsm and Systems Research

Speed Science Seminar

Date
29/07/2016 (15:00-16:00)
Location:
N143 (IBR Seminar room)

World Shakespeare Congress 2016

World Shakespeare Congress 2016
Date
31/07/2016 (20:00) - 06/08/2016 (17:30)
Description
Set in both Stratford and London, the 2016 Shakespeare Congress will offer unequalled opportunities to engage with the current state of play in Shakespearean criticism, pedagogy, theatre history and performance studies, and to connect with Shakespeareans from across the globe.

International Society for Clinical Biostatistics 2016 Conference

International Society for Clinical Biostatistics 2016 Conference
Date
21 (09:00) - 25/08/2016 (17:00)
Location:
ICC Birmingham
Description
The ISCB 2016 conference will provide a scientific forum for international exchange of theory, methods and applications of clinical biostatistics among biostatisticians, epidemiologists and other medical researchers

IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Rail Transportation

IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Rail Transportation
Date
23 (09:00) - 25/08/2016 (17:00)
Location:
Gisbert Kapp Building (G8)
Description
IEEE Conference on Intelligent Rail Transportation 2016 provides a forum for scientists and engineers working in academia, industry and government to present their latest research findings and engineering experiences in application of "New Technologies to Improve Railway Capacity, Carbon emission, Cost and Customer satisfaction".

British Patristics Conference

British Patristics Conference
Date
05 (14:00) - 07/09/2016 (18:00)
Location:
52 Pritchatts Road (G9), Nicolson Building - University of Birmingham
Description
The Sixth British Patristics conference will be held at the University of Birmingham from Monday 5th to Wednesday 7th September 2016.

Priorities 2016 - New frontiers of priority setting

Date
07 (00:00) - 09/09/2016 (00:00)
Location:
Birmingham Medical School
Description
Priorities 2016 is the biennial conference of the International Society on Priorities in Health Care (ISPHC).

Undergraduate Open Day - 10 September 2016

Date
10/09/2016 (09:00-16:00)
Description
Your opportunity to experience University life at first hand - talk to lecturers and current students, view the facilities, explore the campus and discover Birmingham for yourself.

Alumni Reunion Lunch 2016

Alumni Reunion Lunch 2016
Date
10/09/2016 (10:45-16:00)
Location:
Edgbaston Campus
Description
Alumni who graduated in 1976, 1971, 1966 or before are invited to come back to campus for a special reunion lunch.

Alumni Golf Day

Date
12/09/2016 (10:45-14:30)
Location:
Edgbaston Golf Club
Description
Join University of Birminhgham Alumni at a golf day

LGBTQ Inclusivity in Higher Education: 1st international conference

LGBTQ Inclusivity in Higher Education: 1st international conference
Date
15 (00:00) - 16/09/2016 (00:00)
Location:
Nicholson Building, University of Birmingham', Winterbourne House
Description
The LGBTQ Inclusivity in Higher Education Network, are holding the first international conference on what it means to be LGBTQ inclusive in further and higher education.

Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome

Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome
Date
15 (09:00) - 16/09/2016 (17:00)

Parents' Welcome Address (Saturday 12:00)

Date
17/09/2016 (12:00-13:00)
Location:
Great Hall - Aston Webb (R6 on campus map)
Description
This event is designed to give the family and friends of new students an insight into university life and supply information about the services and support the University offers to its students.

Parents' Welcome Address (Saturday 15:00)

Date
17/09/2016 (15:00-16:00)
Location:
Great Hall - Aston Webb (R6 on campus map)
Description
This event is designed to give the family and friends of new students an insight into university life and supply information about the services and support the University offers to its students.

Parents' Welcome Address (Sunday 15:00)

Date
18/09/2016 (15:00-16:00)
Location:
Great Hall - Aston Webb (R6 on campus map)
Description
This event is designed to give the family and friends of new students an insight into university life and supply information about the services and support the University offers to its students.

Anticoagulation Management in Primary Care

Anticoagulation Management in Primary Care
Date
19 (09:00) - 21/09/2016 (17:00)
Location:
Lucas House (University of Birmingham Conference Park)
Description
This 3 day course aims to enable autonomous practice in dealing with fundamental and more complex problems of oral anticoagulation management.

Executive Programme in Strategic Commissioning (5 day course)

Executive Programme in Strategic Commissioning (5 day course)
Date
26/09/2016 (00:00)
Location:
Edgbaston Campus
Description
26-28 September - 31 Oct, 01 Nov 2016. This Executive Programme in Strategic Commissioning focuses directly on the current challenge of coping with public service funding cuts at a time of rising service needs and expectations.

Birmingham Energy Institute welcomes Professor Peter Taylor

Date
29/09/2016 (17:30-18:30)
Description
The Birmingham Energy Institute welcome Professor Peter Taylor on Thursday 29 September 2016 at the University of Birmingham.

PERCAT Masterclass - Career Development

Date
03/10/2016 (11:30-13:00)
Location:
IBR Seminar Room (N143) Medical School

Birmingham Energy Institute welcomes Suzanne Buchta

Birmingham Energy Institute welcomes Suzanne Buchta
Date
03/10/2016 (17:30-18:30)
Description
The Birmingham Energy Institute welcomes Suzanne Buchta, Managing Director, Green Bonds.

30 Year Reunion Dinner for 1986 MBChB Graduates

Date
07/10/2016 (17:30-22:00)
Location:
Noble Room, Staff House, Edgbaston Campus, University of Birmingham
Description
Reunion Dinner in the Noble Room, Staff House, University of Birmingham

The Pioneers Lecture Series - Dr Kevin Fong

Date
10/10/2016 (17:30-19:00)
Location:
The Great Hall, Aston Webb Building, University of Birmingham

Gastroenterology Update for Primary Care

Date
12/10/2016 (09:00-17:00)
Location:
Centre for Professional Development – B1 on the Edgbaston Campus map

Undergraduate Open Day - 15 October 2016

Date
15/10/2016 (09:00-16:00)
Description
Your opportunity to experience University life at first hand - talk to lecturers and current students, view the facilities, explore the campus and discover Birmingham for yourself.

Birmingham Heroes Lecture: Harnessing the immune system

Birmingham Heroes Lecture: Harnessing the immune system
Date
17/10/2016 (18:30-20:30)
Location:
Edgbaston Campus, University of Birmingham
Description
In the fifth Birmingham Heroes lecture, Professor Gary Middleton, Professor of Medical Oncology at the University's Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy, will present the research and work being undertaken by the Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy Centre (CIIC) at Birmingham, and how they are developing treatments to protect, harness and enhance the immune system's response to cancer.

Scriptoria 18-19 October 2016

Date
18 (09:00) - 19/10/2016 (17:00)
Location:
Centre for Professional Development, Medical and Dental Sciences
Description
All Postdoctoral researchers within the College of Medical and Dental Sciences now have the opportunity to attend this workshop as they have proved to be a valuable investment for the College. Researchers who have attended the course have rated it very highly. Since attending PIs have noticed an improvement in the way researchers present ideas and results, and it also boosts confidence.

Oral Anticoagulation Management for Health Care Assistants and Assistant Practitioners

Oral Anticoagulation Management for Health Care Assistants and Assistant Practitioners
Date
19/10/2016 (09:00-17:00)
Description
This one day introductory course aims to provide an overview of the practical considerations associated with collecting Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in clinical trials and is aimed at Research Nurses, Data Managers & Study Co-ordinators

BRIHC: Thinking through 'loss'

BRIHC: Thinking through 'loss'
Date
19/10/2016 (14:00-16:00)
Location:
Arts Building
Description
A discussion event to consider the usefulness of 'material loss' as an analytical framework.

'Geography and architecture: reflections on the art of place-making'

Date
19/10/2016 (14:00-15:00)
Location:
Chamberlain Room - Cadbury Research Library - Muirhead Tower
Description
Part of the Urban Morphology Research Seminar series. Speaker: Peter Kraftl, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham - Wednesday 19 October (14:00-15:00)

Maxwell Fry Global Finance Lecture: Professor David Miles

Date
26/10/2016 (17:15-18:30)
Location:
TBC
Description
David Miles is Professor of Financial Economics at Imperial College Business School. Further details on this event, including registration details and location, will follow in due course.

The Vice-Chancellor's Distinguished Lecture Series - Professor Margaret Boden

Date
26/10/2016 (17:30-18:30)
Location:
Bramall Music Building - Elgar Concert Hall (R12 on campus map)

Death and the afterlife in the Middle Ages

Date
31/10/2016 (09:30-16:00)
Location:
Arts Building, B15 2TT, Lecture Room 2, University of Birmingham
Description
Join us for a day of lectures and discussion exploring medieval attitudes towards death and the afterlife.

'The robust city'

Date
02/11/2016 (14:00-15:00)
Location:
Chamberlain Room - Cadbury Research Library - Muirhead Tower
Description
Part of the Urban Morphology Research Seminar series. Speaker: Tony Hall, Urban Research Program, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia - Wednesday 2 November (14:00-15:00)

Scrutiny in Challenging Times

Date
04/11/2016 (09:30-16:30)
Location:
Edgbaston Campus
Description
This event will be a great benefit to officers who support the scrutiny function either solely or in part. It may also interest elected Members involved in overview and scrutiny.

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Date
04/11/2016 (19:30-21:30)
Location:
Bramall Music Building - The Dome (3rd Floor) (R12 on map)

Certificate in Overview and Scrutiny (3 day course)

Date
09/11/2016 (00:00)
Description
This three day programme works through the stages and techniques of the scrutiny process, and the ways in which it may be used both to hold executives to account and to develop policy. It may be used as an induction and training in the principles of good scrutiny for those who are new or relatively new to the topic (including an update on issues for scrutiny raised by new legislation and the Coalition's approach to local government). It will also assist those with experience of scrutiny to develop their skills and improve their practice.

House of Lords Reception

House of Lords Reception
Date
11/11/2016 (18:45-20:30)
Location:
House of Lords, London
Description
Save the date for the 13th annual House of Lords reception.

Postgraduate Open Day - 23 November 2016

Date
23/11/2016 (12:00-18:00)
Description
Your opportunity to experience University life at first hand - talk to lecturers and current students, view the facilities, explore the campus and discover Birmingham for yourself.

School of Education, Doctoral Research Conference

Date
26/11/2016 (09:00-17:00)
Location:
School of Education (Building R19)
Description
Professor Kalwant Bhopal from the University of Southampton is the keynote speaker for the 2016 Doctoral Research Conference and her presentation will be on Understanding minority ethnic flight from UK Higher Education.

Birmingham Energy Institute welcomes Karsten Müller

Birmingham Energy Institute welcomes Karsten Müller
Date
28/11/2016 (17:30-18:30)
Description
The Birmingham Energy Institute welcomes Karsten Müller on Monday 28 November 2016.

Understanding Material Loss

Understanding Material Loss
Date
17 (09:00) - 18/02/2017 (17:00)
Location:
University of Birmingham
Description
Details and call for papers for Understanding Material Loss conference.

Global Byzantium

Date
25 (09:00) - 27/03/2017 (17:00)
Description
The 50th Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies

Heritages of Migration: International Conference and Call for Papers

Heritages of Migration: International Conference and Call for Papers
Date
06 (09:00) - 10/04/2017 (17:00)
Location:
Argentina, Buenos Aires, National Museum of Immigration
Description
Heritages of Migration: Moving Objects, Stories and Home, an International Conference, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2017

Bridge: An International Conference and Call for Papers

Bridge: An International Conference and Call for Papers
Date
06 (09:00) - 10/07/2017 (17:00)
Location:
Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site
Description
International Conference announcement and Call for Papers

IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics

IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics
Date
16 (09:00) - 20/07/2017 (17:00)
Location:
University of Birmingham
Description
The International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) is delighted to announce that the 6th conference in this series will be hosted by Birmingham, UK. The conference will be held in July 2017 at the University of Birmingham, organised in partnership with the Institute of Physics (IOP) and the Universities of Nottingham and Warwick. Having all been awarded Juno Champion status by IOP, the three universities' physics departments are strongly committed to promoting diversity and look forward to being fully involved in the conference.

Corpus Linguistics Conference 2017

Corpus Linguistics Conference 2017
Date
24 (00:00) - 28/07/2017 (23:59)
Description
The International Corpus Linguistics Conference 2017 will take place from Monday 24 to Friday 28 July at the University of Birmingham.

Sinclair Lecture 2017

Sinclair Lecture 2017
Date
27/07/2017 (17:00)
Description
Professor Susan Conrad (Portland State University, US) delivers the Annual Sinclair Lecture 2017.
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