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 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 & Exchanges Team - Student Support

The Study Abroad & Exchanges reception in Room 131, Aston Webb Building will open every day from 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00 between Tuesday 7 January and Friday 17 January.

From Monday 20 January until the end of the semester, the study abroad team will be at the Study Abroad reception every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00 to answer any questions.

Welcome sessions and events: 6 January 2020

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.

Registration - Right to Study Check and ID Cards Collection
 Event: Registration
 Date: Monday 6 January 2020
  • 09:00 – 10:00 Erasmus+*
  • 10:00 – 11:30 International (Group 1):
    Students from non-native English speaking countries
  • 11:30 – 13:00 International (Group 2):
    Students from native English speaking countries

*EU/EEA/Swiss nationals who have uploaded their travel documents as part of the online registration,do not need to go to Room UG06. Please go directly to Room UG10 for ID Cards collection.


Murray Learning Centre (R28 on the campus map)

  • Room UG06 - Right to study check
  • Room UG10 -  ID cards collection
 Attendance: Compulsory
Erasmus+ Signing of Arrival Certificates
 Event:  Erasmus+ Signing of Arrival Certificates
 Date:  Monday 6 January 2020
 Time:  09:00 - 13:00
 Location:  Room UG10, Murray Learning Centre (R28 on the campus map)
 Attendance:  For Erasmus+ & ICM students only
Orientation Briefing
 Event: Orientation Briefing
 Date: Monday 6 January 2020
 Time: 14:30 - 16:30
 Location: Room G31, Engineering Building (Y3 on the campus map)
 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.

The presentations from the briefing are also available here for your information - Study Abroad and Exchanges Presentation, Student Services Presentation, The Guild of Students Presentation and the UB Sport Presentation.

Arrival and Icebreaker Event
 Event:Arrival and Icebreaker Event
 Date: Wednesday 8 January 2020
 Time: 15:00 - 17:00
 Location: Underground Bar, The Guild of Students  (O1 on the campus map)
 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.

University Welcome Address and Information Fair - 15 January 2020

Our University Welcome Address is the official welcome for all students starting at the University of Birmingham.  You’ll have the chance to meet several key members of senior staff, ask questions and find out what you need to know, and meet other new students from across the University.  Please sign up and let us know you are planning to attend.