Induction events

Step 1 - 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.

Step 2 - University-wide Welcome events

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). 

You can see relevant University-wide events by selecting the most appropriate category for you.

Welcome Schedule 

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Welcome to GEC Programme

Date
12/09/2016 (09:00-10:00)
Location:
WF15 in the Medical School
Description
Key Introduction Session. This event is compulsory

Introduction to Canvas

Date
12/09/2016 (10:00-11:00)
Location:
Computer Cluster (West)
Description
This event is compulsory

Introductions

Date
12/09/2016 (11:00-12:00)
Location:
GEC Rooms
Description
Get Together with Dr R Zvauya in the GEC Rooms. This event is compulsory

Welcome to Students

Date
12/09/2016 (12:00-13:00)
Location:
WF15 in the Medical School
Description
• Welcome from Med SOC . This event is compulsory

Introduction to Library Services

Date
12/09/2016 (13:30-15:00)
Location:
Computer Cluster (East)
Description
This event is compulsory

Introduction to GEC Course

Date
13/09/2016 (09:00-16:00)
Location:
WF15 in the Medical School
Description
This event is compulsory

Introduction to Psychology

Date
14/09/2016 (09:00-10:00)
Location:
WF15 in the Medical School
Description
This event is compulsory

Introduction to Anatomy

Date
14/09/2016 (11:00-12:30)
Location:
GEC Rooms
Description
Discussion of Anatomy Pre Reading. This event is compulsory

Introduction to Cell Biology

Date
14/09/2016 (13:00-14:00)
Location:
WF15 in the Medical School
Description
This event is compulsory

Introduction to Anatomy 2

Date
15/09/2016 (10:30-11:30)
Location:
GEC Rooms
Description
Discussion of Anatomy Pre Reading (2). This event is compulsory

Introductions to Specific Area of the Course

Date
15/09/2016 (14:00-16:00)
Location:
WF15 in the Medical School
Description
This event is compulsory

Practical Aspects of PBL

Date
16/09/2016 (09:00-13:00)
Location:
WF15 in the Medical School
Description
GEC Moderators providing the practical aspects of Problem Based Learning. . This event is compulsory

Conversation Corner: International Students

Date
16/09/2016 (13:00-15:00)
Location:
Amos Room Guild of Students

RA's Unite: Meet Your RA's!

Date
16/09/2016 (14:00-17:00)
Location:
Chamberlain, Elgar, Maple Bank;, Shackleton, Tennis Courts;

Introduction to Medical Sociology

Date
16/09/2016 (14:00-15:00)
Location:
WF15 in the Medical School
Description
This event is compulsory

Conversation Corner: Home Students

Date
16/09/2016 (17:00-19:00)
Location:
Amos Room Guild of Students

RA's Unite: Pizza Night

Date
16/09/2016 (18:00-20:30)
Location:
Duck and Scholar

International Student Welcome Hub

Date
17/09/2016 (10:00-16:00)
Location:
Chancellors Court - International Marquee
Description
The International Student Welcome hub provides a range of services to new and returning students at the start of the academic year. These include: right to study checks and ID cards.

UK and EU Student Welcome hub

Date
17/09/2016 (10:00-16:00)
Location:
Beale Room - Aston Webb Building
Description
The UK and EU Student Welcome hub provides a range of services to new and returning UK and EU students at the start of the academic year. These include: new and replacement ID cards.

Letters Hub

Date
17/09/2016 (10:00-16:00)
Location:
Chancellors Court - Letters Marquee
Description
The Letters Hub provides proof of registration and bank letters to new and returning UK, EU and international students.

Welcome Information Marquee

Date
17/09/2016 (11:00-16:00)
Location:
Welcome marquee - University Square
Description
Welcome Marquee - you'll find information about the different options available at the UoB

Welcome Information Marquee 17 September 2016

Date
17/09/2016 (11:00-16:00)
Location:
Marquee - Chancellor's Court
Description
The Welcome Information Marquee contains a wide range of stalls, information points and activities to help you make the most of the start of your time at the University of Birmingham.

Taste tests

Date
17/09/2016 (11:00-16:00)
Location:
Welcome marquee - University Square
Description
FGA description of the taste test event that they will run during Welcome 2016.

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

Date
17/09/2016 (12:00-13:00)
Location:
Great Hall - Aston Webb (R6 on campus map)
Description
Welcome Marquee - you'll find information about the different options available at the UoB

Picnic for students with dependents

Date
17/09/2016 (12:00-14:00)
Location:
University Square
Description
An event for students with children or students who are carers.

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.

UK and EU Student Welcome hub

Date
18/09/2016 (10:00-16:00)
Location:
Beale Room - Aston Webb Building
Description
The UK and EU Student Welcome hub provides a range of services to new and returning UK and EU students at the start of the academic year. These include: new and replacement ID cards.

Letters Hub

Date
18/09/2016 (10:00-16:00)
Location:
Chancellors Court - Letters Marquee
Description
The Letters Hub provides proof of registration and bank letters to new and returning UK, EU and international students.

International Student Welcome Hub

Date
18/09/2016 (10:00-16:00)
Location:
Chancellors Court - International Marquee
Description
The International Student Welcome hub provides a range of services to new and returning students at the start of the academic year. These include: right to study checks and ID cards.

Welcome Information Marquee

Date
18/09/2016 (11:00-16:00)
Location:
Welcome marquee - University Square
Description
Welcome Marquee - you'll find information about the different options available at the UoB

welcome marquee 18 September 2016

Date
18/09/2016 (11:00-16:00)
Location:
Marquee - Chancellor's Court

Parents' Welcome Address (Sunday 12:00)

Date
18/09/2016 (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

Date
18/09/2016 (12:00-13:00)
Location:
Great Hall - Aston Webb (R6 on campus map)
Description
Welcome Marquee - you'll find information about the different options available at the UoB

RA's Unite: Meet Your RA's (Sunday)

Date
18/09/2016 (14:00-17:00)
Location:
Halls of Residence

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.

Freshers' Fest

Date
19 (00:00) - 26/09/2016 (00:00)
Location:
Guild of Students

BIA Welcome Event

Date
19/09/2016 (09:00-10:00)
Location:
Poynting Building Large Lecture Theatre
Description
An introduction to the course and staff by Stephen Minchin (BIA Academic Director)

UK and EU Student Welcome hub

Date
19/09/2016 (09:00-19:00)
Location:
Beale Room - Aston Webb Building
Description
The UK and EU Student Welcome hub provides a range of services to new and returning UK and EU students at the start of the academic year. These include: new and replacement ID cards.

International Student Welcome Hub

Date
19/09/2016 (09:00-19:00)
Location:
Chancellors Court - International Marquee
Description
The International Student Welcome hub provides a range of services to new and returning students at the start of the academic year. These include: right to study checks and ID cards.

Letters Hub

Date
19/09/2016 (09:00-19:00)
Location:
Chancellors Court - Letters Marquee
Description
The Letters Hub provides proof of registration and bank letters to new and returning UK, EU and international students.

Welcome

Welcome
Date
19/09/2016 (09:00-11:00)
Location:
Medical School
Description
Welcome address. This event is compulsory.

Business School - BSc Economics Welcome events

Business School - BSc Economics Welcome events
Date
19/09/2016 (09:00-12:00)
Location:
Vaughan Jefferies Lecture Theatre Education Building - Edgbaston Campus- R19 on the campus map
Description
Main Welcome events and activities. This event is compulsory.

BA Education & Joint Honours: Registration and Speed 'BA'

Date
19/09/2016 (09:30-13:15)
Description
Registration and introduction to Speed 'BA'

BA Social Work Induction - Day 1 (School of Social Policy)

BA Social Work Induction - Day 1 (School of Social Policy)
Date
19/09/2016 (09:30-15:30)
Location:
Room 714/715 Muirhead Tower
Description
Full day induction (Day 1) for the BA Social Work. This event is compulsory.

UG Social Policy Induction Day 1 Morning Session – Welcome Session

Date
19/09/2016 (09:30-13:30)
Location:
LR1 Arts building
Description
UG Social Policy Induction Day 1 – Welcome Session

Pharmacy Introductory Lecture

Pharmacy Introductory Lecture
Date
19/09/2016 (09:30-10:30)
Location:
Arthur Thomson Hall (ATH) in the Medical School Building
Description
Introduction to the Programme. This event is compulsory.

International Students Breakfast

Date
19/09/2016 (09:30-11:00)
Location:
Amos Room Guild of Students, Beorma Bar - Guild of Students

Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences - Lapworth Museum event

Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences - Lapworth Museum event
Date
19/09/2016 (09:40-09:55)
Location:
Lapworth Museum of Geology - Earth Sciences Building (R4 on campus map)
Description
Assemble in the Lapworth Museum of Geology

Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences - Administrative Introduction

Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences - Administrative Introduction
Date
19/09/2016 (09:45-10:10)
Location:
Haworth 101 Lecture Theatre - School of Chemistry (Y2 on campus map)
Description
Introduction to programmes for all students in Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

welcome marquee 19 September 2016

Date
19/09/2016 (10:00-16:00)
Location:
Marquee - Chancellor's Court

Business School - Collection of Induction packs for MSc Financial Management programme

Business School - Collection of Induction packs for MSc Financial Management programme
Date
19/09/2016 (10:00-16:00)
Location:
Alan Walters Building, MSc Programmes Office
Description
Collection of Induction Materials. This activity is compulsory.

Business School - Collection of Induction packs for MSc International Accounting and Finance programme

Business School - Collection of Induction packs for MSc International Accounting and Finance programme
Date
19/09/2016 (10:00-16:00)
Location:
Alan Walters Building, MSc Programmes Office
Description
The student induction pack and forms need to be completed and returned to the MSc Programmes' Office. This activity is compulsory.

Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences - Welcome from Head of School

Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences - Welcome from Head of School
Date
19/09/2016 (10:00-10:20)
Location:
Dome Lecture Theatre - Aston Webb (R4 on the Edgbaston Campus map)
Description
Welcome from Head of School to Earth Sciences students

Business School - BSc Accounting & Finance and BSc Accountancy induction

Business School - BSc Accounting & Finance and BSc Accountancy induction
Date
19/09/2016 (10:00-16:00)
Location:
TBC
Description
Main induction event and activities. This event is compulsory.

English Language Registration and Timetable Collection Drop-in Session

English Language Registration and Timetable Collection Drop-in Session
Date
19/09/2016 (10:00-11:00)
Location:
3 Elms Road
Description
This event is compulsory.

American and Canadian Studies Registration and Timetable Collection Drop-in Session

American and Canadian Studies Registration and Timetable Collection Drop-in Session
Date
19/09/2016 (10:00-11:00)
Location:
Arts Building, Lecture Room 5
Description
This event is compulsory.

MBA Induction Day 1 - Registration and Introductions

MBA Induction Day 1 - Registration and Introductions
Date
19/09/2016 (10:00-14:30)
Location:
Alan Walters Building, Harvard Lecture Theatre, Room 204
Description
Registraion and introductions by the MBA Director, MBA Team and the Chaplaincy Service. This event is compulsory.

Business School - Collection of Induction packs for MSc Economics programmes

Business School - Collection of Induction packs for MSc Economics programmes
Date
19/09/2016 (10:00-16:00)
Location:
JG Smith Building, Seminar Room 210
Description
Students should collect their handbook before attending any other activities organised by the Department. This activity is compulsory.

Business School - Collection of Induction packs for MSc Investments programme

Business School - Collection of Induction packs for MSc Investments programme
Date
19/09/2016 (10:00-16:00)
Location:
Alan Walters Building, MSc Programmes Office
Description
The student induction pack and forms need to be completed and returned to the MSc Programmes' Office. This activity is compulsory.

Top tips for brilliant academic writing

Date
19/09/2016 (10:00-11:00)
Location:
ASC room, New Library
Description
This session is aimed at first year undergraduates who want an interactive introduction to analysing essay questions, structuring assignments, and writing effectively at university. To book for this session please click on the session title to access the booking form

Biosciences Meet your School

Biosciences Meet your School
Date
19/09/2016 (10:00-12:00)
Location:
Undercroft - School of Biosciences (R27 on campus map)
Description
Biosciences - Meet staff and students in your School

Business School - Optional Module Choices for MSc Economics programmes

Business School - Optional Module Choices for MSc Economics programmes
Date
19/09/2016 (10:00-16:00)
Location:
Vaughan Jeffreys Lecture Theatre School of Education
Description
This event will provide students with a general knowledge of the optional modules available to them for their programme and how to select their optional modules.

Fresher's Fair (Day 1)

Date
19/09/2016 (10:00-16:00)
Location:
Guild of Students

Welcome Information Marquee

Date
19/09/2016 (10:00-16:00)
Location:
University Square - Chancellors Court
Description
Welcome Information Marquee (optional event). Learn about different options available at the University of Birmingham.

BA English Registration and Timetable Collection Drop-in Session

BA English Registration and Timetable Collection Drop-in Session
Date
19/09/2016 (10:00-12:00)
Location:
Senior Common Room - 1st Floor - Arts Buildling
Description
This event is compulsory.

Computer Science - Local Students Welcome

Date
19/09/2016 (10:00-12:00)
Location:
Atrium Computer Science building (Y9)
Description
This session is specifically for students who will live at home, rather than in the University Halls of Residence.

Creative Writing Registration and Timetable Collection Drop-in Session

Creative Writing Registration and Timetable Collection Drop-in Session
Date
19/09/2016 (10:00-12:00)
Location:
Arts Building, Lecture Room 2
Description
This event is compulsory.

Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences - Welcome from Head of School

Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences - Welcome from Head of School
Date
19/09/2016 (10:00-10:20)
Location:
G31 Lecture Theatre - School of Mechanical Engineering (Y3 on campus map)
Description
Welcome from Head of School for Geography, Environmental Science and Planning students

Psychology Meeting for Human Neuroscience Students

Psychology Meeting for Human Neuroscience Students
Date
19/09/2016 (10:00-11:00)
Location:
Room 305 - Frankland Building (Psychology - R3 on campus map)
Description
Psychology - meeting for Human Neuroscience students

Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences - Introduction to Earth Sciences and Degree Programmes

Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences - Introduction to Earth Sciences and Degree Programmes
Date
19/09/2016 (10:20-11:50)
Location:
Dome Lecture Theatre - Aston Webb (R4 on the Edgbaston Campus map)
Description
Introduction to Earth Sciences degree programmes

Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences - Introduction to Programmes

Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences - Introduction to Programmes
Date
19/09/2016 (10:20-11:30)
Location:
G31 Lecture Theatre - School of Mechanical Engineering (Y3 on campus map)
Description
Introduction to programmes for Geography, Environmental Science and Planning students

Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences -Introduction to programmes

Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences -Introduction to programmes
Date
19/09/2016 (10:20-11:10)
Location:
Haworth 101 Lecture Theatre - School of Chemistry (Y2 on campus map)
Description
Introduction to programmes for all students in Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Group Forming Task

Group Forming Task
Date
19/09/2016 (10:30-12:00)
Location:
See Venues sheet on Welcome Pages on Canvas
Description
Meet your M Group, start working together. This event is compulsory.

Psychology - Meet your School

Psychology - Meet your School
Date
19/09/2016 (11:00-14:00)
Location:
Room 1.20 Hills Building - School of Psychology
Description
Psychology - meet your School event

Top tips for being a fantastic learner

Date
19/09/2016 (11:00-12:00)
Location:
ASC room, New Library
Description
This session is aimed at undergraduates who want an introduction into working independently, thinking critically, and becoming an effective learner at university level. To book for this session please click on the session title to access the booking form.

Welcome to the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics

Welcome to the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics
Date
19/09/2016 (11:00-12:00)
Location:
ERI Building - Room G51 (Ground floor)
Description
This event is compulsory.

Finding Your Feet Tours

Date
19/09/2016 (11:00-13:00)
Location:
Halls of Residence

Taste tests

Date
19/09/2016 (11:00-16:00)
Location:
Welcome marquee - University Square
Description
FGA description of the taste test event that they will run during Welcome 2016.

Treasure Hunt

Treasure Hunt
Date
19/09/2016 (11:00-13:00)
Location:
Leonard Deacon Lecture Theatre Medical School
Description
Treasure Hunt. This event is compulsory.

Human Neuroscience Meet your School

Human Neuroscience Meet your School
Date
19/09/2016 (11:00-11:45)
Location:
Room 1.20 Hills Building - School of Psychology
Description
Psychology - meet your School event

Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences -Welcome from Head of School

Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences -Welcome from Head of School
Date
19/09/2016 (11:10-11:20)
Location:
Haworth 101 Lecture Theatre - School of Chemistry (Y2 on campus map)
Description
SportexR - Welcome from the Head of School

College of Arts & Law Staying Local event

Date
19/09/2016 (11:15-12:30)
Location:
Arts building - lecture room 5
Description
Social event for students who live locally, but off campus.

Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences -Meet your School

Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences -Meet your School
Date
19/09/2016 (11:30-13:15)
Location:
Atrium Ground Floor, Sport Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences Building (Y14)
Description
SportexR - Meet your School followed by an Icebreaker activity

Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences - Meet your Tutor

Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences - Meet your Tutor
Date
19/09/2016 (11:30-12:30)
Description
Opportunity for Geography, Planning and Environmental Sciences students to meet their tutors

What my.bham can do for you

Date
19/09/2016 (12:00-13:00)
Location:
Main Training room, New Library
Description
This session is aimed at all taught students who want a faster and easier way to access student online services. To book for this session please click on the session title to access the booking form.

Meet and greet - students not living in halls

Meet and greet - students not living in halls
Date
19/09/2016 (12:00-12:30)
Location:
School of Dentistry
Description
Meet and greet students not living in halls. This event is compulsory.

Brief talk from Biomaterials Society president

Brief talk from Biomaterials Society president
Date
19/09/2016 (12:00-12:30)
Location:
School of Dentistry
Description
Brief talk from Biomaterials Society president. This event is compulsory.

Head of School Welcome Talk

Head of School Welcome Talk
Date
19/09/2016 (12:00-14:00)
Location:
Great Hall - Aston Webb Building
Description
The Head of Birmingham Law School, Professor Robert Lee, would like to welcome you to the school. This event is compulsory

Lunch for those not living in halls

Lunch for those not living in halls
Date
19/09/2016 (12:30-14:00)
Location:
Student Common Room BDS and SODHT
Description
Lunch for those not living in halls. This event is compulsory.

Occupational Health

Occupational Health
Date
19/09/2016 (13:00-15:45)
Location:
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Description
Occupational Health. This event is compulsory.

Conversation Corner: Postgraduate Students

Date
19/09/2016 (13:00-15:00)
Location:
Amos Room Guild of Students

MBChB Meet your 2nd year 'Mums and Dads'

MBChB Meet your 2nd year 'Mums and Dads'
Date
19/09/2016 (13:00-14:30)
Location:
See Venues sheet on Welcome Pages on Canvas
Description
A tour of the Medical School and Campus. Also a chance to meet other students in your Personal Mentor group. Please be prompt! This event is compulsory

Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences - Meet your School

Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences - Meet your School
Date
19/09/2016 (13:00-14:00)
Location:
Undercroft - School of Biosciences (R27 on campus map)
Description
Opportunity to meet staff and students in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Psychology Meeting for Human Neuroscience Students

Psychology Meeting for Human Neuroscience Students
Date
19/09/2016 (13:00-14:00)
Location:
G31 Lecture Theatre - School of Mechanical Engineering (Y3 on campus map)
Description
Psychology - Introduction for Bioscience and Human Neuroscience students

Top tips for brilliant academic writing

Date
19/09/2016 (13:00-14:00)
Location:
ASC room, New Library
Description
This session is aimed at first year undergraduates who want an interactive introduction to analysing essay questions, structuring assignments, and writing effectively at university. To book for this session please click on the session title to access the booking form

Biosciences Introduction for all students

Biosciences Introduction for all students
Date
19/09/2016 (13:00-14:00)
Location:
G31 Lecture Theatre - School of Mechanical Engineering (Y3 on campus map)
Description
Biosciences - Introduction to University for all students

Pharmacy Tours of Pharmacy Practice Suite

Pharmacy Tours of Pharmacy Practice Suite
Date
19/09/2016 (13:00-14:30)
Location:
Pharmacy Practice Suite in the Robert Aitken Building
Description
Tours of the Pharmacy Practice Suite in Robert Aiken and allocation of lab coats, equipment and lab safety talk. This event is compulsory

English Literature Joint Honours Registration and Timetable Collection Drop-in Session

English Literature Joint Honours Registration and Timetable Collection Drop-in Session
Date
19/09/2016 (13:00-15:00)
Location:
Senior Common Room - 1st Floor - Arts Buildling
Description
This event is compulsory.

Treasure Hunt Finish for BIA and Home/EU Foundation Students

Date
19/09/2016 (13:30-14:30)
Location:
Priorsfield - Common Room and G04 (overflow)
Description
Students will be offered refreshments before the winning teams are awarded their prizes.
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