Induction and Welcome event

As a new Presessional English student, you will be invited to an Induction and Welcome event to meet the team at Birmingham International Academy. You will receive an email before your course starts with joining instructions. 

At the events you will find out all you need to know about your course, learn about how the University will support you and practise using Canvas, the University's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). This will help you to make the most of your programme from day one.

Find out about using Canvas

 You will need to have completed Online Registration before you can access Canvas.Complete Online Registration


Sample of an Induction and Welcome Timetable

All times stated below are given in British Summer Time (GMT + 1 hour).

Induction schedule, Day 1

09:30 Session opens with interactive live question and answer session

09:45 Welcome from the Programme Managers and introduction to your course

10:05 Interactive training on the learning platforms

10:35 Break

10:50 Talk on student welfare support and information on how to stay safe online

11:15 - 11:30 Questions and answers

Welcome schedule, Day 2

09:30 Session opens

09:45 Welcome from the Director of English for Academic Purposes

10:00 Meet the Language Support Co-ordinators

10:10 Find out about the Social Programme, The Guild of Students and the Student Mentor Scheme

10:25 Questions and Answers

10:45 Meet your teacher

The team are here to help you. If you have any questions please email us. 

Email the BIA Programme Administration Team