Welcome and induction events

Compulsory events

 

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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.

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Cryptozoology induction (student surnames A-L)

Cryptozoology induction (student surnames A-L)
Date
13/09/2014 (09:00-13:00)
Location:
Great Hall - Aston Webb Building
Description
Half-day induction for all Cryptozoology students: meet your tutors and find out more about your course.

Cryptozoology module fair

Date
13/09/2014 (14:00-16:00)
Description
If you have not chosen your optional modules, come along to see what's on offer.

Secondary PGDipEd students

Secondary PGDipEd students
Date
15/09/2014 (09:30-14:00)
Location:
G33 Education Building
Description
An induction for all Secondary PGDipEd students to meet course tutors and find out more about the course.

Primary PGDipEd and PGCE School Direct students

Primary PGDipEd and PGCE School Direct students
Date
15/09/2014 (10:00-16:45)
Location:
G33 Education Building
Description
An induction for all PGDipEd and PGCE School Direct students to meet course tutors and find out more about the course.

Induction event for PGDipEd students

Induction event for PGDipEd students
Date
16/09/2014 (11:00-14:00)
Description
Information from teaching unions (ATL, NUT and NASWUT)

RAs Pizza

Date
20/09/2014 (00:00-23:00)
Location:
University Halls
Description
Your RA's will be giving out Pizza all day to make moving in a little bit easier!

NUS extra

Date
20/09/2014 (10:00-16:00)
Location:
Guild of Students
Description
NUS Extra is the definitive student discount card, with a range of national discounts and offers exclusively for you. Cards are available to purchase from the Guild of Students throughout Welcome Week 2014 and all year!

Free Entry to Winterbourne House and Garden (Saturday)

Date
20/09/2014 (11:00-17:30)
Location:
Winterbourne House and Garden (G12 on map)
Description
Entry to Winterbourne House and Garden will be free for any student and up to three of their guests during Welcome Weekend.

Staying Local Welcome event

Date
20/09/2014 (11:00-14:30)
Location:
Debating Hall, Guild of Students
Description
Are you a new student who is 'Staying Local' and won't be living in University accommodation or a shared student house whilst at university? We've designed a specific event for you to meet and spend time with other students, explore the Guild of Students and learn about life at the University of Birmingham.

Financial Health Check

Date
20/09/2014 (11:00-16:00)
Location:
Chancellor's Court (R6 on map), Welcome Marquee
Description
Members of staff from the Student Funding Office will be on hand to answer any questions you may have regarding student finance and funding - we will be performing 'financial health checks' to ensure that you are in receipt of all the support that you are entitled to. We will also be promoting our finance quiz game 'Cash Clever' our undergraduate funding database.

Guild & Campus Tours

Date
20/09/2014 (13:00-14:00)
Location:
Chancellors Court
Description
An orientation tour to help you discover more about your university and find your way around the main campus before lectures start. Visit the Guild of Students and find out where the Welcome Week Fairs are taking place.

Parents' Welcome Address (Saturday 1pm)

Date
20/09/2014 (13:00-14:00)
Location:
Great Hall - Aston Webb (R6 on campus map)
Description
This event was 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.

Mature Undergraduate Students' welcome event

Date
20/09/2014 (15:00-18:00)
Location:
Debating Hall, Guild of Students
Description
Your opportunity to talk to current mature students about their experiences and find out what events are planned for next year.

Parents' Welcome Address (Saturday 3pm)

Date
20/09/2014 (15:00-16:00)
Location:
Great Hall - Aston Webb (R6 on campus map)
Description
This event was 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.

Guild & Campus Tours

Date
20/09/2014 (15:00-16:00)
Location:
Chancellors Court
Description
An orientation tour to help you discover more about your university and find your way around the main campus before lectures start. Visit the Guild of Students and find out where the Welcome Week Fairs are taking place.

RA's pizza

Date
21/09/2014 (00:00-23:00)
Location:
University Halls
Description
Your RA's will be giving out pizza all day to make moving in a little bit easier!

NUS extra

Date
21/09/2014 (10:00-16:00)
Location:
Guild of Students
Description
NUS Extra is the definitive student discount card, with a range of national discounts and offers exclusively for you. Cards are available to purchase from the Guild of Students throughout Welcome Week 2014 and all year!

Free Entry to Winterbourne House and Garden (Sunday)

Date
21/09/2014 (11:00-17:30)
Location:
Winterbourne House and Garden (G12 on map)
Description
Entry to Winterbourne House and Garden will be free for any student and up to three of their guests during Welcome Weekend.

Students with Children Welcome Event

Date
21/09/2014 (11:00-16:00)
Location:
Debating Hall, Guild of Students
Description
Starting as a new student with children can be a challenging time. We've arranged this event to give you the opportunity to meet other student parents, ask questions of current students, learn about the support available and familiarise yourself with the main campus prior to beginning your studies.

Guild & Campus Tours

Date
21/09/2014 (13:00-14:00)
Location:
Chancellors Court
Description
An orientation tour to help you discover more about your university and find your way around the main campus before lectures start. Visit the Guild of Students and find out where the Welcome Week Fairs are taking place.

Parents' Welcome Address (Sunday 1pm)

Date
21/09/2014 (13:00-14:00)
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.

Faith & Fortune Tour

Date
21/09/2014 (14:30-15:15)
Location:
The Barber Institute of Fine Arts (R14 on map)
Description
Find our more about the current coin gallery exhibition Faith and Fortune: Visualising the Divine on Byzantine and Early Islamic Coinage with guide Mike Saxby.

Parents' Welcome Address (Sunday 3pm)

Date
21/09/2014 (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.

Guild & Campus Tours

Date
21/09/2014 (15:00-16:00)
Location:
Chancellors Court
Description
An orientation tour to help you discover more about your university and find your way around the main campus before lectures start. Visit the Guild of Students and find out where the Welcome Week Fairs are taking place.

Postgraduate & Mature Student Association Welcome Week

Date
22 (00:00) - 27/09/2014 (00:00)
Description
General overview of postgraduate and mature student association activities during Welcome Week

Business Management Suite of Programmes Induction (Birmingham Business School)

Business Management Suite of Programmes Induction (Birmingham Business School)
Date
22/09/2014 (09:00-14:00)
Location:
MECH-G31
Description
Half day induction: Meet key people and find out more about your course and sources of support.

Financial Health Check

Date
22/09/2014 (09:00-16:00)
Location:
Chancellor's Court (R6 on map), Welcome Marquee
Description
Members of staff from the Student Funding Office will be on hand to answer any questions you may have regarding student finance and funding - we will be performing 'financial health checks' to ensure that you are in receipt of all the support that you are entitled to. We will also be promoting our finance quiz game 'Cash Clever' our undergraduate funding database.

BA Social Work Induction

BA Social Work Induction
Date
22/09/2014 (09:30-15:00)
Location:
Room 714/5 Muirhead Tower
Description
Full-day induction for all BA Social Work students: meet your tutors and find out more about your course.

Poster Sale

Date
22/09/2014 (10:00-16:00)
Location:
Mermaid Square Guild of Students
Description
Come along and buy some posters to brighten up your room!

Top tips for brilliant academic writing

Date
22/09/2014 (10:00-11:00)
Location:
Learning Centre UG09
Description
This session is aimed at first year undergraduates who want some tips for brilliant academic writing. To book for this session please click on the session title to access the booking form

NUS Extra

Date
22/09/2014 (10:00-16:00)
Location:
Guild of Students
Description
NUS Extra is the definitive student discount card, with a range of national discounts and offers exclusively for you. Cards are available to purchase from the Guild of Students throughout Welcome Week 2014 and all year!

MBA Induction Week

MBA Induction Week
Date
22/09/2014 (10:00-14:30)
Location:
Room 108 University House

Freshers' Fair

Date
22/09/2014 (10:00-16:00)
Location:
Marquee on Underground lawn Guild of Students
Description
Pick up amazing freebies and discounts from some of Birmingham's best restaurants and retailers.

Finding your feet tours

Date
22/09/2014 (11:00-13:00)
Location:
Jarratt Hall, Liberty Close, Liberty Gardens, Pritchatts Park, The Vale
Description
Let the Student Mentors help you navigate your way around your new surroundings. Tours around the local area, to Campus & the Guild, including the library, then on to the Freshers Fair.

Top tips for being a fantastic learner

Date
22/09/2014 (12:00-13:00)
Location:
Learning Centre UG09
Description
This session is aimed at undergraduates who want some top tips for effective learning. To book for this session please click on the session title to access the booking form.

Finding your feet tours - International Students

Date
22/09/2014 (12:00-14:00)
Location:
Jarratt, Jarratt Hall, Pritchatts Park, The Vale
Description
Let the Student Mentors help you navigate your way around campus.

Walking bus to Fresher's fair RA's

Date
22/09/2014 (12:30-16:00)
Location:
University Halls
Description
Worried about getting a bit lost? Don't worry - your RAs will be running a walking bus from your halls to take you down to the Fresher's Fair!

Study Abroad and Exchange students orientation (Non-European)

Study Abroad and Exchange students orientation (Non-European)
Date
22/09/2014 (13:00-15:00)
Location:
Haworth Building - Lecture Theatre 101
Description
Orientation session for incoming Study Abroad and exchange students from outside of Europe.

VC's Welcome Address - College of Life & Environmental Sciences

Date
22/09/2014 (13:00-14:00)
Location:
Great Hall, Aston Webb Building (R6 on campus map)
Description
An opportunity for the Vice-Chancellor to welcome and greet you in person in the historic Great Hall.

Top tips for brilliant academic writing

Date
22/09/2014 (13:00-14:00)
Location:
Learning Centre UG09
Description
This session is aimed at undergraduates who want some top tips for Brilliant Academic Writing. To book for this session please click on the session title to access the booking form.

Jimmy Spices RAs

Date
22/09/2014 (14:00-18:00)
Location:
Jimmy Spices Birmingham City
Description
Experience a buffet containing a massive variety of cuisines from around the world at Jimmy Spices. Remember to register your place online.

Top tips for being a fantastic learner

Date
22/09/2014 (14:00-15:00)
Location:
Learning Centre UG09
Description
This session is aimed at undergraduates who want some top tips for effective learning. To book for this session please click on the session title to access the booking form.

Finding your feet 'drop-in' sessions

Date
22/09/2014 (14:00-20:00)
Location:
The Vale Mentor Office
Description
If you need someone to talk to, come along and meet a Student Mentor. Refreshments and a good listening ear provided.

VC's Welcome Address - College of Arts & Law

Date
22/09/2014 (14:30-15:30)
Location:
Great Hall, Aston Webb Building (R6 on campus map)
Description
An opportunity for the Vice-Chancellor to welcome and greet you in person in the historic Great Hall.

Top tips for brilliant academic writing

Date
22/09/2014 (15:00-16:00)
Location:
Learning Centre UG09
Description
This session is aimed at undergraduates who want some top tips for Brilliant Academic Writing. To book for this session please click on the session title to access the booking form

Study Abroad and Exchange students orientation (Europe)

Study Abroad and Exchange students orientation (Europe)
Date
22/09/2014 (15:30-17:30)
Location:
Haworth Building - Lecture Theatre 101
Description
Orientation session for incoming Study Abroad or exchange students from Europe.

Top tips for being a fantastic learner

Date
22/09/2014 (16:00-17:00)
Location:
Learning Centre UG09
Description
This session is aimed at undergraduates who want some top tips for effective learning. To book for this session please click on the session title to access the booking form.

VC's Welcome Address - College of Social Sciences

Date
22/09/2014 (16:00-17:00)
Location:
Great Hall, Aston Webb Building (R6 on campus map)
Description
An opportunity for the Vice-Chancellor to welcome and greet you in person in the historic Great Hall.

Mocktail & Casino Night

Date
22/09/2014 (19:30-22:00)
Location:
The Hub The Vale
Description
Place your bets whilst watching the Mocktail Maker & Shaker do their thing behind their very own Mocktail Bar. Free Mocktails are provided. Residents welcome from all accomodation sites.

Freshers Fest - The Hub

Date
22 (21:30) - 23/09/2014 (03:00)
Location:
The Hub Nightclub Birmingham City Centre
Description
Part of the Guild of Students' Fresher's Fest Package.

Freshers Fest - Guild of Students - Neon Night

Date
22 (21:30) - 23/09/2014 (03:00)
Location:
Guild of Students
Description
For one night only, experience the neon night at the Guild of Students

Undergraduate Programmes from the Department of Economics (Birmingham Business School) Induction Day Two

Undergraduate Programmes from the Department of Economics (Birmingham Business School) Induction Day Two
Date
23/09/2014 (09:00-11:00)
Location:
Vaughan Jeffries Lecture Theatre
Description
Induction Day Two

Financial Health Check

Date
23/09/2014 (09:00-16:00)
Location:
Chancellor's Court (R6 on map), welcome mar, Welcome Marquee
Description
Members of staff from the Student Funding Office will be on hand to answer any questions you may have regarding student finance and funding - we will be performing 'financial health checks' to ensure that you are in receipt of all the support that you are entitled to. We will also be promoting our finance quiz game 'Cash Clever' our undergraduate funding database.

NUS Extra

Date
23/09/2014 (10:00-16:00)
Location:
Guild of Students
Description
NUS Extra is the definitive student discount card, with a range of national discounts and offers exclusively for you. Cards are available to purchase from the Guild of Students throughout Welcome Week 2014 and all year!

Top tips for brilliant academic writing

Date
23/09/2014 (10:00-11:00)
Location:
Learning Centre UG09
Description
This session is aimed at undergraduates who want some top tips for Brilliant Academic Writing. To book for this session please click on the session title to access the booking form

Top tips for using the library

Date
23/09/2014 (10:00-10:45)
Location:
Main Library Training Room
Description
This session is aimed at undergraduates who want some top tips for using the library. To book for this session please click on the session title to access the booking form.

VC's Welcome Address - College of Medical & Dental Sciences

Date
23/09/2014 (10:00-11:00)
Location:
Great Hall, Aston Webb Building (R6 on campus map)
Description
An opportunity for the Vice-Chancellor to welcome and greet you in person in the historic Great Hall.

MBA Induction Week

MBA Induction Week
Date
23/09/2014 (10:00-16:15)

Freshers Conference International Relations

Freshers Conference  International Relations
Date
23/09/2014 (10:00-15:00)
Location:
Room G15 Muirhead Tower

BSc Accountancy and BSc Accounting and Finance Induction (All students)

BSc Accountancy and BSc Accounting and Finance Induction (All students)
Date
23 (10:00) - 26/09/2014 (14:00)
Location:
Birmingham Business School – Room TBC
Description
Induction over four days: Tuesday 23rd to Friday 26th September: meet your tutors and find out more about your course plan.

MA Social Work Welcome Week

MA Social Work Welcome Week
Date
23/09/2014 (10:00-16:00)
Location:
Room 112 Muirhead Tower
Description
Full-day induction for all MA Social Work students: meet your tutors and find out more about your course.

BA Social Work Induction

BA Social Work Induction
Date
23/09/2014 (10:00-15:30)
Location:
Room 714/5 Muirhead Tower
Description
Half-day induction for all BA Social Work students: find out about HCPC codes of practice and student finance

Freshers' Fair

Date
23/09/2014 (11:00-16:00)
Location:
Guild of Students, Underground Lawn
Description
Pick up amazing freebies and discounts from some of Birmingham's best restaurants and retailers.

Jobs Fair

Date
23/09/2014 (11:00-16:00)
Location:
Underground Guild of Students
Description
If you need to work to cover your living expenses whilst you study, the Jobs Fair can help you find temporary and part-time vacancies.

Top tips for being a fantastic learner

Date
23/09/2014 (12:00-13:00)
Location:
Learning Centre UG09
Description
This session is aimed at undergraduates who want some top tips for effective learning. To book for this session please click on the session title to access the booking form.

Finding your feet tours - International Students

Date
23/09/2014 (12:00-14:00)
Location:
Jarratt Hall, Pritchatts Park, The Vale
Description
Let the Student Mentors help you navigate your way around campus.

Free lunches at the Chaplaincy

Free lunches at the Chaplaincy
Date
23/09/2014 (12:00-15:00)
Location:
St Francis Hall
Description
Free lunches will be provided by the University's Multi Faith Chaplaincy.

Jewish Society Stall

Date
23/09/2014 (12:00-16:00)
Location:
Mermaid Square Guild of Students
Description
Info stall about the group's activities

Walking bus to Freshers' Fair RAs

Date
23/09/2014 (12:30-16:00)
Location:
University Halls
Description
Worried about getting a bit lost? Don't worry - your RAs will be running a walking bus from your halls to take you down to the Fresher's Fair!

Top tips for brilliant academic writing

Date
23/09/2014 (13:00-14:00)
Location:
Learning Centre UG09
Description
This session is aimed at undergraduates who want some top tips for Brilliant Academic Writing. To book for this session please click on the session title to access the booking form

Star City Trip RAs

Date
23/09/2014 (13:00-18:00)
Location:
Star City Birmingham
Description
Join your RA for a film screening at Star City, we will even provide transport! Remember to register your place before it's too late.

The Birmingham Project Welcome Session

Date
23/09/2014 (14:00-15:00)
Location:
Main Lecture Theatre - 1st Floor - Arts Building
Description
The Birmingham Project is one of University of Birmingham's newest and most exciting new projects exclusively open to undergraduate first years.

Top tips for using the library

Date
23/09/2014 (14:00-14:45)
Location:
Main Library Training Room
Description
This session is aimed at undergraduates who want some top tips for using the library. To book for this session please click on the session title to access the booking form.

Top tips for being a fantastic learner

Date
23/09/2014 (14:00-15:00)
Location:
Learning Centre UG09
Description
This session is aimed at undergraduates who want some top tips for effective learning. To book for this session please click on the session title to access the booking form.

Top tips for brilliant academic writing

Date
23/09/2014 (15:00-16:00)
Location:
Learning Centre UG09
Description
This session is aimed at undergraduates who want some top tips for Brilliant Academic Writing. To book for this session please click on the session title to access the booking form

Finding your feet 'drop-in' sessions

Date
23/09/2014 (16:00-18:00)
Location:
Pritchatts Park Social Centre
Description
If you need someone to talk to, come along and meet a Student Mentor. Refreshments and a good listening ear provided.

Top tips for being a fantastic learner

Date
23/09/2014 (16:00-17:00)
Location:
Learning Centre UG09
Description
This session is aimed at undergraduates who want some top tips for effective learning. To book for this session please click on the session title to access the booking form.

Quiz night 'Battle of the Brains!'

Date
23/09/2014 (19:00-21:30)
Location:
Pritchatts Park Social Centre
Description
Think you've got what it takes? Come along to our free quiz night. The winning team will win a £50 shopping voucher! Residents from all accommodation sites welcome.

Freshers Fest - Wonderland

Date
23 (21:30) - 24/09/2014 (03:00)
Location:
Wonderland Night Club Birmingham City Centre
Description
Part of the Guild of Students' Fresher's Fest Package.

Freshers Fest - Guild of Students - Neon Night

Date
23 (21:30) - 24/09/2014 (03:00)
Location:
Guild of Students
Description
Put on your brightest clothes and get ready for your neon night at the Guild of Students

Refreshers - Stupid Tuesdays

Date
23 (22:00) - 24/09/2014 (03:00)
Location:
Players Night Club Birmingham City Centre
Description
Back for another year, Birmingham's weekly student night at Players Bar

MBA Induction Week

MBA Induction Week
Date
24/09/2014 (09:00-17:00)
Location:
Room 108 University House

Business Management Suite of Programmes Induction (Birmingham Business School)

Business Management Suite of Programmes Induction (Birmingham Business School)
Date
24/09/2014 (10:00-11:00)
Description
Meet Your Personal Tutor

BA Social Work Induction

BA Social Work Induction
Date
24/09/2014 (10:00-14:00)
Location:
Room G15 Muirhead Tower
Description
Half-day induction for all BA Social Work students: challenges and opportunities and practice learning

Undergraduate Programmes from the Department of Economics (Birmingham Business School) Induction Day Three

Undergraduate Programmes from the Department of Economics (Birmingham Business School) Induction Day Three
Date
24/09/2014 (10:00-11:00)
Description
Meeting with your Personal Tutor

Freshers Conference Sociology

Freshers Conference Sociology
Date
24/09/2014 (10:00-15:00)
Location:
Room 121 Muirhead Tower

NUS Extra

Date
24/09/2014 (10:00-16:00)
Location:
Guild of Students
Description
NUS Extra is the definitive student discount card, with a range of national discounts and offers exclusively for you. Cards are available to purchase from the Guild of Students throughout Welcome Week 2014 and all year!

University Graduate School coffee and cake morning for postgraduate researchers (24 September)

Date
24/09/2014 (10:00-12:30)
Location:
Nuffield G17
Description
Information about the University Graduate School's coffee and cakes event for new postgraduate researchers to the University of Birmingham. The University Graduate School provides support, training and development opportunities for postgraduate researchers at the University. The coffee and cakes event is a great opportunity to meet other new postgraduate researchers from across the University and to find out more about the opportunities that are provided for you during your time here.

Top tips for brilliant academic writing

Date
24/09/2014 (10:00-11:00)
Location:
Learning Centre UG09
Description
This session is aimed at undergraduates who want some top tips for Brilliant Academic Writing. To book for this session please click on the session title to access the booking form

MA Social Work Induction 2

MA Social Work Induction 2
Date
24/09/2014 (10:00-16:00)
Location:
Room G15 Muirhead Tower
Description
Full-day induction for all MA Social Work students: find out more about your course.

Poster Sale

Date
24/09/2014 (10:00-16:00)
Location:
Mermaid Square Guild of Students
Description
Come along and buy some posters to brighten up your room

Top tips for managing your time

Date
24/09/2014 (11:00-12:00)
Location:
Learning Centre UG09
Description
This session is aimed at undergraduates who want some top tips for managing your time. To book for this session please click on the session title to access the booking form.

Free lunches at the Chaplaincy

Free lunches at the Chaplaincy
Date
24/09/2014 (12:00-15:00)
Location:
St Francis Hall
Description
Free lunches will be provided by the University's Multi Faith Chaplaincy.

Top tips for being a fantastic learner

Date
24/09/2014 (12:00-13:00)
Location:
Learning Centre UG09
Description
This session is aimed at undergraduates who want some top tips for effective learning. To book for this session please click on the session title to access the booking form.

Students with disabilities welcome event

Date
24/09/2014 (12:30-14:00)
Location:
UG05 - Learning Centre
Description
Students with disabilities, mental heath difficulties and learning difficulties are invited to a welcome event.

Walking bus to Sports Fair (RAs)

Date
24/09/2014 (12:30-16:00)
Location:
University Halls
Description
Your RAs will be running a walking bus to the Sports Fair to make sure you find your way.

Welcome for Gender and Sexual Diversity (GSD) Students

Date
24/09/2014 (12:30-14:30)
Location:
Cadbury Research Library - Muirhead Tower
Description
Come and hear about some of the different groups, services and facilities available at the university and in the city.

Top tips for managing your time

Date
24/09/2014 (13:00-14:00)
Location:
Learning Centre UG09
Description
This session is aimed at undergraduates who want some top tips for managing your time. To book for this session please click on the session title to access the booking form.

Sealife Centre RAs

Date
24/09/2014 (14:00-18:00)
Location:
Sealife centre Birmingham city
Description
Come and see the huge variety of aquatic animals at Birmingham's Sealife Centre, including the new penguins! Registration is essential.

The Birmingham Project Welcome Session

Date
24/09/2014 (14:00-15:00)
Location:
Main Lecture Theatre - 1st Floor - Arts Building
Description
The Birmingham Project is one of University of Birmingham's newest and most exciting new projects exclusively open to undergraduate first years.

International Film Festival

Date
24 (14:00) - 25/09/2014 (00:00)
Location:
Pritchatts Park Social Centre
Description
Come along to watch a selection of iconic films from around the world. Films showing throughout the afternoon and into the evening. Refreshments provided. Residents from all accommodation sites are welcome.

Top tips for being a fantastic learner

Date
24/09/2014 (14:00-15:00)
Location:
Learning Centre UG09
Description
This session is aimed at undergraduates who want some top tips for effective learning. To book for this session please click on the session title to access the booking form.

Top tips for managing your time

Date
24/09/2014 (15:00-16:00)
Location:
Learning Centre UG09
Description
This session is aimed at undergraduates who want some top tips for managing your time. To book for this session please click on the session title to access the booking form.

Top tips for brilliant academic writing

Date
24/09/2014 (16:00-17:00)
Location:
Learning Centre UG09
Description
This session is aimed at undergraduates who want some top tips for Brilliant Academic Writing. To book for this session please click on the session title to access the booking form

Finding your feet 'drop-in' sessions

Date
24/09/2014 (16:00-18:00)
Location:
Jarratt Hall (Social Room)
Description
If you need someone to talk to, come along and meet a Student Mentor. Refreshments and a good listening ear provided.

Top tips for being a fantastic learner

Date
24/09/2014 (17:00-18:00)
Location:
Learning Centre UG09
Description
This session is aimed at undergraduates who want some top tips for effective learning. To book for this session please click on the session title to access the booking form.

Games Night!

Date
24/09/2014 (19:00-21:30)
Location:
The Melt, The Vale
Description
Join the Mentors for this fun evening of nostalgic board games. Including free snacks and refreshments. Residents from all accommodation sites are welcome.

Freshers Fest - The Hub

Date
24 (22:00) - 25/09/2014 (03:00)
Location:
The Hub Nightclub Birmingham City Centre
Description
Part of the Guild of Students' Fresher's Fest Package.

Freshers Fest - Wonderland

Date
24 (22:00) - 25/09/2014 (03:00)
Location:
Wonderland Night Club Birmingham City Centre
Description
Part of the Guild of Students' Fresher's Fest Package.

MBA Induction Week

MBA Induction Week
Date
25/09/2014 (09:00-17:00)
Location:
Room 108 University House

NUS Extra

Date
25/09/2014 (10:00-16:00)
Location:
Guild of Students
Description
NUS Extra is the definitive student discount card, with a range of national discounts and offers exclusively for you. Cards are available to purchase from the Guild of Students throughout Welcome Week 2014 and all year!

BA Social Work Induction

BA Social Work Induction
Date
25/09/2014 (10:00-15:15)
Location:
Room 714/5 Muirhead Tower
Description
Full-day induction for all BA Social Work students: more about the course and round up of the week

Freshers Conference Political Science

Freshers Conference Political Science
Date
25/09/2014 (10:00-15:00)
Location:
Room G15 Muirhead Tower

Top tips for brilliant academic writing

Date
25/09/2014 (10:00-11:00)
Location:
Learning Centre UG09
Description
This session is aimed at undergraduates who want some top tips for Brilliant Academic Writing. To book for this session please click on the session title to access the booking form

University Graduate School coffee and cake morning for postgraduate researchers (25 September)

Date
25/09/2014 (10:00-12:30)
Location:
Nuffield G17
Description
Information and booking details for the University Graduate School's Welcome Week coffee and cakes morning for new postgraduate researchers on the 25 September. The University Graduate School provides support, training and development opportunities for all postgraduate researchers at the University of Birmingham. The coffee and cakes event is an opportunity to meet other new postgraduate researchers and find out about he range of opportunities that are available to you during your time here.

Top tips for using the library

Date
25/09/2014 (10:00-10:45)
Location:
Main Library Training Room
Description
This session is aimed at undergraduates who want some top tips for using the library. To book for this session please click on the session title to access the booking form.

Modules Outside the Main Discipline (MOMD) registration 2013

Modules Outside the Main Discipline (MOMD) registration 2013
Date
25/09/2014 (10:30-15:30)
Location:
Great Hall, Aston Webb Building
Description
Your programme of study may allow or require you to take a portion of your credits as MOMDs (Modules Outside the Main Discipline), which you can choose from a wide range of options. This registration event is compulsory if you intend to register on an MOMD.

Societies Fair

Date
25/09/2014 (11:00-16:00)
Location:
Guild of Students, Underground Lawn
Description
Find out about the 200+ student groups at the Guild. Each fair features different student groups so make sure you visit on both days.

Top tips for managing your time

Date
25/09/2014 (11:00-12:00)
Location:
Learning Centre UG09
Description
This session is aimed at undergraduates who want some top tips for managing your time. To book for this session please click on the session title to access the booking form.

Employability Skills Fair

Date
25/09/2014 (11:00-13:00)
Location:
Rosa Parks Guild of Students
Description
Find out about opportunities to enhance your employability and your professional and personal skills whilst at Uni!

Volunteering Fair

Date
25/09/2014 (11:00-16:00)
Location:
Underground Guild of Students
Description
If you want to volunteer on a regular or temporary basis, give something back to your community and enhance your employability, the Volunteering Fair can help you find the right opportunity.

Free lunches at the Chaplaincy

Free lunches at the Chaplaincy
Date
25/09/2014 (12:00-15:00)
Location:
St Francis Hall
Description
Free lunches will be provided by the University's Multi Faith Chaplaincy.

Top tips for brilliant academic writing

Date
25/09/2014 (12:00-13:00)
Location:
Learning Centre UG09
Description
This session is aimed at undergraduates who want some top tips for Brilliant Academic Writing. To book for this session please click on the session title to access the booking form

Black and minority ethnic students Welcome Event

Date
25/09/2014 (12:00-14:00)
Location:
Nuffield G18
Description
This is an event for black and minority ethnic (BME)students to come and learn more about how the University supports your success.

Society Performances/Demos

Date
25/09/2014 (12:00-15:00)
Location:
Mermaid Square Guild of Students
Description
Bhangra, Ballroom & Latin American Dance, Live Music

Finding your Feet Tours - International Students

Date
25/09/2014 (12:00-14:00)
Location:
Jarratt Hall, Pritchatts Park, The Vale
Description
Let the Student Mentors help you navigate your way around campus.

Walking bus to Societies Fair (RAs)

Date
25/09/2014 (12:30-16:00)
Location:
University Halls
Description
Thinking of getting involved in a society? Your RAs will be running a walking bus to make sure you find your way to the Societies Fair.

Exchange Student Welcome Meeting

Exchange Student Welcome Meeting
Date
25/09/2014 (13:00-15:00)
Location:
Room 112 Muirhead Tower

Top tips for being a fantastic learner

Date
25/09/2014 (13:00-14:00)
Location:
Learning Centre UG09
Description
This session is aimed at undergraduates who want some top tips for effective learning. To book for this session please click on the session title to access the booking form.

Top tips for managing your time

Date
25/09/2014 (13:00-14:00)
Location:
Learning Centre UG09
Description
This session is aimed at undergraduates who want some top tips for managing your time. To book for this session please click on the session title to access the booking form.

Top tips for brilliant academic writing

Date
25/09/2014 (14:00-15:00)
Location:
Learning Centre UG09
Description
This session is aimed at undergraduates who want some top tips for Brilliant Academic Writing. To book for this session please click on the session title to access the booking form

Adding study abroad to your degree

Date
25/09/2014 (14:00-15:00)
Location:
Education Building - Vaughan Jeffreys Lecture Theatre
Description
The Head of Study Abroad and Exchanges will be holding a talk about adding studying abroad to your degree programme.

International Students: Employability Skills

Date
25/09/2014 (14:00-15:00)
Location:
Rosa Parks Guild of Students
Description
Following on from the 'Employability Skills Fair' - find out about additional support and services available for international students, for example workshops throughout the year on 'Business Etiquette in the UK', 'How to write a CV for the UK' and 'Career Coffee Mornings'

Top tips for using the library

Date
25/09/2014 (14:00-14:45)
Location:
Main Library Training Room
Description
This session is aimed at undergraduates who want some top tips for using the library. To book for this session please click on the session title to access the booking form.

Top tips for managing your time

Date
25/09/2014 (15:00-16:00)
Location:
Learning Centre UG09
Description
This session is aimed at undergraduates who want some top tips for managing your time. To book for this session please click on the session title to access the booking form.

Top tips for being a fantastic learner

Date
25/09/2014 (16:00-17:00)
Location:
Learning Centre UG09
Description
This session is aimed at undergraduates who want some top tips for effective learning. To book for this session please click on the session title to access the booking form.

Postgraduate Welcome!

Date
25/09/2014 (19:00-21:30)
Location:
Pritchatts Park Social Centre
Description
A chance to network and meet other postgraduate students in a relaxing and welcoming environment. Residents from all accommodation sites are welcome.

Bowling and Pizza Night

Date
25/09/2014 (19:30-22:00)
Location:
Infusion, The Hub The Vale
Description
Like a bit of competition?! Fancy an inter-flat skittle championship?! Come and show off your bowling skills at our traditional 9-pin skittle alley. We'll also be providing free pizza! Residents from all accommodation sites welcome.

Refreshers - Vodbull

Date
25 (22:00) - 26/09/2014 (03:00)
Location:
Guild of Students
Description
Back for another year, Birmingham's weekly student night

Freshers Fest - Players

Date
25 (22:00) - 26/09/2014 (03:00)
Location:
Players Night Club Birmingham City Centre
Description
Part of the Guild of Students' Fresher's Fest Package.

Government and Society First Year Induction Meeting

Government and Society First Year Induction Meeting
Date
26/09/2014 (10:00-15:00)
Location:
Vaughan Jeffreys Education

Water of Life arts project

Water of Life arts project
Date
26/09/2014 (10:00-12:00)
Location:
St Francis Hall
Description
Come and help hang tiles to make a multi-faith mosaic at the Chaplaincy.

MA Social Work Induction

MA Social Work Induction
Date
26/09/2014 (10:00-16:00)
Location:
Room 121 Muirhead Tower
Description
Full-day induction for all MA Social Work students: find out more about your course.

NUS Extra

Date
26/09/2014 (10:00-16:00)
Location:
Guild of Students
Description
NUS Extra is the definitive student discount card, with a range of national discounts and offers exclusively for you. Cards are available to purchase from the Guild of Students throughout Welcome Week 2014 and all year!

Top tips for brilliant academic writing

Date
26/09/2014 (10:00-11:00)
Location:
Learning Centre UG09
Description
This session is aimed at undergraduates who want some top tips for Brilliant Academic Writing. To book for this session please click on the session title to access the booking form

Top tips for managing your time

Date
26/09/2014 (11:00-12:00)
Location:
Learning Centre UG09
Description
This session is aimed at undergraduates who want some top tips for managing your time. To book for this session please click on the session title to access the booking form.

Societies Fair

Date
26/09/2014 (11:00-16:00)
Location:
Marquee on Underground lawn Guild of Students
Description
Find out about the 200+ student groups at the Guild. Each fair features different student groups so make sure you visit on both days.

Top tips for brilliant academic writing

Date
26/09/2014 (12:00-13:00)
Location:
Learning Centre UG09
Description
This session is aimed at undergraduates who want some top tips for Brilliant Academic Writing. To book for this session please click on the session title to access the booking form

Society Performances/Demos

Date
26/09/2014 (12:00-15:00)
Location:
Mermaid Square Guild of Students
Description
Battle re-enactment, Pole Fitness, Engineers Without Borders, Jazz & Blues

Walking bus to Societies Fair (RAs)

Date
26/09/2014 (12:30-16:00)
Location:
University Halls
Description
Thinking of getting involved in a society? Your RA will be running a walking bus to make sure you find your way to the Societies Fair.

Top tips for being a fantastic learner

Date
26/09/2014 (13:00-14:00)
Location:
Learning Centre UG09
Description
This session is aimed at undergraduates who want some top tips for effective learning. To book for this session please click on the session title to access the booking form.

Top tips for managing your time

Date
26/09/2014 (13:00-14:00)
Location:
Learning Centre UG09
Description
This session is aimed at undergraduates who want some top tips for managing your time. To book for this session please click on the session title to access the booking form.

Top tips for brilliant academic writing

Date
26/09/2014 (14:00-15:00)
Location:
Learning Centre UG09
Description
This session is aimed at undergraduates who want some top tips for Brilliant Academic Writing. To book for this session please click on the session title to access the booking form

Top tips for managing your time

Date
26/09/2014 (15:00-16:00)
Location:
Learning Centre UG09
Description
This session is aimed at undergraduates who want some top tips for managing your time. To book for this session please click on the session title to access the booking form.

Top tips for being a fantastic learner

Date
26/09/2014 (16:00-17:00)
Location:
Learning Centre UG09
Description
This session is aimed at undergraduates who want some top tips for effective learning. To book for this session please click on the session title to access the booking form.

Casino & Mocktail Night

Date
26/09/2014 (19:30-21:00)
Location:
Pritchatts Park Social Centre
Description
Place your bets whilst watching the Mocktail Maker & Shaker do their thing behind their very own Mocktail Bar. Free Mocktails are provided. Residents welcome from all accommodation sites.

Freshers Fest Plus - Freshers Ball

Date
26 (22:00) - 27/09/2014 (03:00)
Location:
Guild of Students
Description
The Freshers' Ball is back and bigger than ever before. With amazing high profile acts it's the highlight of Welcome Week! The main act is limited by venue capacity and admission is on a first come first served basis.

Refreshers - Propaganda

Date
26 (22:00) - 27/09/2014 (03:00)
Location:
O2 Academy Birmingham City Centre
Description
Part of the Guild of Students' Refreshers' Events.

Ming Moon and City Tour (RAs)

Date
27/09/2014 (13:00-17:30)
Location:
Birmingham city, Ming Moon
Description
Experience a walking tour of Birmingham with a fully qualified guide. Then head down to the Ming Moon Chinese buffet for some tasty food!

Fab N Fresh

Date
27 (22:00) - 28/09/2014 (03:00)
Location:
Guild of Students
Description
Weekly student night held at the Guild of Students

Come and play Saint-Saëns

Date
28/09/2014 (10:30-13:30)
Location:
Bramall Music Building
Description
Music Making Day in the Bramall Music Building

Stratford Trip (RAs)

Date
28/09/2014 (11:00-18:30)
Location:
Stratford upon Avon
Description
Come and see the home of Shakespeare with a trip to Stratford! Travel will be provided, please remember to register online.

Come and sing Messiah

Date
28/09/2014 (14:30-17:30)
Location:
Bramall Music Building
Description
Music Making Day in the Bramall Music Building

Freshers Fest Plus - Body Paint Party

Date
28 (22:00) - 29/09/2014 (03:00)
Location:
Guild of Students
Description
One night only experience the body paint party. Get splattered and painted in your official accommodation colours. This is your chance to represent your hall with pride.All body paint is provided for free.

School of Education Campus based programmes - Induction Timetable

School of Education Campus based programmes - Induction Timetable
Date
29/09/2014 (08:30) - 03/10/2014 (13:00)
Description
Week long induction programme for campus based PGT students

Vocal auditions

Date
29/09/2014 (10:00-17:00)
Location:
Bramall Music Building
Description
Vocal auditions for the University's choirs. All welcome, sign up in the Music Office.

Orchestral auditions: string and woodwind

Date
29/09/2014 (10:00-17:00)
Location:
Bramall Music Building
Description
Auditions for the University's orchestras. Visit the Music Office to sign up.

University Graduate School Induction Workshop

Date
29/09/2014 (10:00-13:00)
Location:
TBC
Description
An introduction to the University of Birmingham from the perspective of a postgraduate researcher. The workshop focuses on the skills you need to develop to be a successful researcher, and also covers the support systems that are available at the University to help you thorugh your postgraduate research programme.

Cadbury world (RAs)

Date
29/09/2014 (11:00-17:00)
Location:
Cadbury World
Description
Experience the home of Cadbury chocolate in Bournville! Look around the factory and get some tasty treats along the way. Register your place online.

Big Band auditions: rhythm, saxes, trumpets and trombones

Date
29/09/2014 (17:00-21:00)
Location:
Bramall Music Building
Description
Big Band auditions, sign up by visiting the Music Office.

Freshers Fest - Rainbow Warehouse

Date
29 (23:00) - 30/09/2014 (03:00)
Location:
Rainbow Warehouse Birmingham City Centre
Description
Part of the Guild of Students' Fresher's Fest Package.

Refreshers - Wonderland

Date
29 (23:00) - 30/09/2014 (03:00)
Location:
Wonderland Night Club Birmingham City Centre
Description
Part of the Guild of Students' Refreshers' Events.

Vocal auditions

Date
30/09/2014 (10:00-18:00)
Location:
Bramall Music Building
Description
Vocal auditions for Birmingham University Singers and University Women's Choir. All welcome, sign up by visiting the Music Office.

Orchestral auditions: string, woodwind, brass and percussion

Date
30/09/2014 (10:00-17:00)
Location:
Bramall Music Building
Description
Orchestral auditions for the University's orchestras. Visit the Music Office to sign up.

Business Minor Students Induction Session (Birmingham Business School)

Business Minor Students Induction Session (Birmingham Business School)
Date
30/09/2014 (14:00-17:30)
Description
Induction: Meet key people and find out more the Business modules on your course, sources of support and finally a welcome event which is an opportunity to mix with other students.

Undergraduate Management Erasmus / Exchange Students' Induction and Welcome Event

Undergraduate Management Erasmus / Exchange Students' Induction and Welcome Event
Date
30/09/2014 (14:00-17:30)
Location:
Birmingham Business School – Room TBC
Description
Half day induction: Meet key people and find out more about your course, sources of support and finally a welcome event which is an opportunity to mix with other students.

Big Band auditions: rhythm, saxes, trumpets and trombones

Date
30/09/2014 (17:00-21:00)
Location:
Bramall Music Building
Description
Big Band auditions, sign up in the Music Office

Global Cafe

Date
30/09/2014 (18:00-20:00)
Location:
Costa Coffee Guild of Students
Description
A chance for international students to meet together in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Free Costa drink for all attendees! Residents from all accommodation sites are welcome.

Cineworld (RAs)

Date
30/09/2014 (19:00-22:00)
Location:
Birmingham city, Cineworld
Description
Join your RA for a film screening at Cineworld, please register your place online.

BA Social Work Induction

Date
01/10/2014 (10:00-15:00)
Location:
Room 714/5 Muirhead Tower
Description
Full-day induction for all BA Social Work students: more about the course and round up of the week

Vocal auditions

Date
01/10/2014 (10:00-17:00)
Location:
Bramall Music Building
Description
Vocal auditions for Birmingham University Singers and University Women's Choir. All welcome, sign up by visiting the Music Office.

Orchestral auditions: brass

Date
01/10/2014 (10:00-17:00)
Location:
Bramall Music Building
Description
Orchestral auditions for the University's orchestras. Visit the Music Office to sign up.

Birmingham Museum and Art gallery (RAs)

Date
01/10/2014 (13:00-17:00)
Location:
Birmingham city, BMAG
Description
Come and visit Birmingham's Museum and Art Gallery. There are over 40 galleries to look around, so you'll definitely find something of interest! Registration for this event is online.

Big Band auditions: rhythm, saxes, trumpets and trombones

Date
01/10/2014 (17:00-21:00)
Location:
Bramall Music Building
Description
Big Band auditions, sign up in the Music Office

Post Welcome Get Together

Date
01/10/2014 (18:00-21:00)
Location:
The Melt at The Vale
Description
Welcoming those who missed Freshers Week. Food and drink provided. Residents from all accommodation sites are welcome.

Freshers Fest - O2 Academy - Superheroes

Date
01 (22:00) - 02/10/2014 (03:00)
Location:
O2 Academy Birmingham City Centre
Description
Dress as your favourite Superhero for a night out in Birmingham's City Centre

Sports Night

Date
01 (22:00) - 02/10/2014 (03:00)
Location:
Guild of Students
Description
The first official sports night - come along and socialise with your team members

Orchestral auditions: string, woodwind and brass

Date
02/10/2014 (10:00-18:00)
Location:
Bramall Music Building
Description
Orchestral auditions for the University's orchestras. Visit the Music Office to sign up.

Quiz (RAs)

Date
02/10/2014 (19:00-22:00)
Location:
TBC, University Halls
Description
Join your RA and other residents in halls for a fun filled evening of quiz based entertainment! Check the website for the venue.

Freshers Fest - Players

Date
02 (22:00) - 03/10/2014 (03:00)
Location:
Players Night Club Birmingham City Centre
Description
Part of the Guild of Students' Fresher's Fest Package.

Orchestral auditions

Date
03/10/2014 (10:00-17:00)
Location:
Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Description
Piano accompanist auditions. Sign up for an audition slot in the Music Office.

Glee Club (RAs)

Date
03/10/2014 (19:00-23:00)
Location:
Birmingham city, Glee Club
Description
Come and join us for a night of laughter at one of Birmingham's finest Comedy Clubs - remember to register your place online.

Freshers Fest - Stock Exchange

Date
03 (22:00) - 04/10/2014 (03:00)
Location:
Guild of Students
Description
Part of the Guild of Students' Fresher's Fest Package.

Snow Dome (RAs)

Date
04/10/2014 (12:00-17:30)
Location:
Snowdome, Tamworth
Description
Come to the Snowdome for a day of snow-based activities. Check out what's on offer, and register your place online.

Freshers Fest - Finale - Emergency Services

Date
05 (22:00) - 06/10/2014 (03:00)
Location:
Guild of Students
Description
The final night of Freshers hosted by your Guild of Students
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