Enrolment, Welcome and Orientation

Registering is an essential part of becoming a student. You’ll need to be registered to be able to attend your study programme but it also means you can collect you Student ID card from your Welcome session (see below) and be eligible to participate in the Guild of Students activities.

Complete your online registration

To become an official student of the University of Birmingham you must first register online. Before you arrive in Birmingham you will receive an email containing your username and password which you will need to complete Online Registration. It comes from our central system, not from the Study Abroad team. When you receive your registration email, please read the email thoroughly and follow the instructions carefully. For detailed information on Registration, please visit Online Registration. For general additional information, please visit our Welcome pages.

Once you have registered, you will have access to your 'my.bham' portal where you can check your module registration status and your online timetable, and to our online learning platform called 'Canvas Learning Environment'. On Canvas, ensure you visit our Online Induction Module (UG), a dedicated resource to welcome new students at the University of Birmingham. You may also visit the Introduction to Canvas for Students module.

After you've completed your online registration and arrived on campus, you must complete your Right to Study Check and collect your ID Card during our Arrivals Weekend and Welcome Week.

Study Abroad Team - Student Support

The Study Abroad reception will open all day during the Arrivals Weekend between 10:00 and 16:00 in Marquee 2, and every day from 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00 between Tuesday 24 September and Friday 11 October.

Study Abroad Team Student Support - Dates, Location and Times
 Saturday 21 September Welcome Weekend - Incoming (Marquee 2) - 10:00 to 16:00
 Sunday 22 September  Welcome Weekend - Incoming (Marquee 2) - 10:00 to 16:00
 Monday 23 September  Welcome Stand - Incoming (Marquee 2) - 10:00 to 12:00
 Tuesday 24 September to Friday 11 October  Welcome Stand - Incoming (Marquee 2) - 10:00 to 12:00, and 14:00 to 16:00

From Monday 14 October 2019 until the end of the semester, the study abroad team will be at the Study Abroad reception every Tuesday and Thursday in room 131 of the Aston Webb Building from 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00 to answer any questions.

Welcome sessions and events : 23 September 2019

The orientation briefing for Incoming International Exchange, Erasmus and Study Abroad fee-paying students is considered to be compulsory and essential for your introduction into Birmingham and we expect everyone to attend. Don’t miss out as they will help you to settle into student life more quickly and you will get to meet all the friendly Study Abroad staff.

Event: Orientation Briefing
Date: Monday 23 September 2019
Time: 13:30-15:00
Location:  Great Hall, Aston Webb Building
Attendance: Compulsory

This briefing is a great introduction to your stay here at the University of Birmingham where you can find out about all the different types of support and advice that’s available. The Study Abroad team will be on hand to answer any questions.

Erasmus+ Signing of Arrival Certificates
 Event:  Erasmus+ Signing of Arrival Certificates
 Date:  Monday 23 September 2019
 Time:  15:00-16:00
 Location:  Room WG5, Aston Webb Building
 Attendance:  For Erasmus+ students who did not get their form signed during the Arrival Weekend
Arrival and Icebreaker Event
 Event: Arrival and Icebreaker Event
 Date:  Monday 23 September 2019
 Time:  16:00
 Location:  Great Hall, Aston Webb Building
 Attendance:  Optional but strongly recommended

This is an opportunity to meet other Study Abroad and UoB students and to share your experiences in a relaxed informal setting.

More sessions about Module allocation and registration will be arranged by individual Colleges/Schools.  Updated and detailed information will be provided to you upon your arrival.