Our welcome gift to all new students (our future alumni) is an Old Joe clock tower magnet.
Old Joe is the tallest free standing clock tower in the world and is the most photographed building on campus. He was built in 1905 thanks to a charitable gift to the University, and since then more than 300,000 students have graduated to join our global alumni network.
He is just one of the features that makes our campus so Instagrammable.
Join us on one of our special Welcome Week Instameet and tours where we’ll help you uncover some hidden gems on campus and capture your first memories of University.
Find out more about our favourite clock tower and learn the history of campus while having the opportunity to take loads of photos and meet new people.
Let us know you’re coming by clicking to attend on our Facebook events:
Tuesday 25 September 3pm
Thursday 27 September 1pm
Friday 28 September 2pm
Things you need to know:
- What is the definition of alumni? Graduates or former students of a university
- What is an Instameet? A group of photographers and Instagrammers meeting up to take photos and videos of a specific place
- This tour is designed for all new students, so you don’t need to have Instagram or take photos to attend
- Each tour starts at Old Joe and ends near the Vale
- Remember your camera!
Follow us @birminghamalum for more information #hellobrum #hellobrum_instameet