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 ressource 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 by visiting one of the marquees in Chancellors court, next to the Joseph Chamberlain clock tower in the centre of the Edgbaston campus. The marquees will be open from the 22-28 September 2018.

Study Abroad Team - Student Support

This year the study abroad team will be in the registration marquee in chancellors court from 13:00-16:00 on both Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September and for the first three weeks of the semester on Monday to Friday from 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00 to answer any questions.  The only exceptions are Friday 28th September and Friday 12th October, when we will only be on the desk from 10:00-12:00.

From Monday 15th October until the end of the semester, the study abroad team will be at the Study Abroad reception 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 : 24-28 September 2018

We look forward to welcoming you to Birmingham in person and are pleased to offer the following orientation and welcome event programme. Arrivals weekend is 22-23 September 2018; you can also check out additional information on Airport Collections .

The orientation briefings for Incoming International Exchange, Erasmus and Study Abroad fee-paying students are 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 for International Exchange and Study Abroad Fee-Paying students
Date: Monday 24 September 2018
Time: 15:00
Location:  Avon Room Lecture Theatre - Top Floor of University Centre
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.

Event: Orientation Briefing for Erasmus students
Date: Tuesday 25 September 2018
Time: 15:00
Location:  Avon Room Lecture Theatre - Top Floor of University Centre
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.

Study Abroad and Exchanges Arrival Event
 Event:  Arrival Event
 Date:  Wednesday 26 September 2018
 Time:  17:00-19:00
 Location:  Welcome Marquee - Chancellors Court
 Attendance:  Optional

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

Study Abroad and Exchanges Icebreaker Event
Event: Icebreaker Event
Date: Thursday 27 September 2018
Time: 17:00-19:00
Location:  Great Hall - Aston Webb Building
Attendance: Optional
This is an opportunity to meet other Study Abroad students and to share your experiences in a relaxed informal setting.