Social and Cultural Programme

Students will have the opportunity to enjoy a range of day trips and events offered through the BISS Social Programme, which is included as part of the fee package. It's a fun way to experience British culture, explore the UK and socialise with friends.

You will experience the social programme on the beautiful and historic campus of Birmingham, with events taking place in our fantastic venues and stunning green spaces. You will be given an induction to campus life and experience welcome events and a BISS farewell. The social and cultural programme also offers day trips to iconic UK cities, which have included Oxford and Cambridge as well as local attractions, sports activities at the University’s Sport & Fitness Club and theatre performances giving you the opportunity to get to know fellow students whilst exploring Birmingham and the UK. While you meet with other BISS students, you will also engage and interact with BISS Ambassadors who are current University of Birmingham students, who will provide support and will give you all the top tips to ensure that you make the most of your time in Birmingham.

The programme of events and activities is subject to confirmation for 2021. Take a look through the gallery to see what past activities and events BISS students have enjoyed!

Group of students exploring Bristol during day trip
Students at a formal drinks reception in the University Great Hall
Student winning a prize at fairground
Fulbright scholarship students play hook-a-duck at the fair
Students jumping in the air outside one of the Oxford Colleges
Students visiting the Old Trafford Football Stadium in Manchester
Students posing at Blists Hill
Students exploring cobbled streets in Cambridge
Group of students in the Aston Webb rotunda
Students eating lunch in a Chinese restaurant
Students playing badminton at the UoB Sport and Fitness Centre
BISS students in the courtyard of New College, Oxford
BISS students in a pod of the London Eye
Three students talking and laughing at a drinks reception following the Summer School awards ceremony.
Summer School students and student ambassadors at the reception in hotel garden following celebratory awards cermony
Summer School students at their awards ceremony holding a certificate and a teddy with mini graduation cap and gown
Students outside the Aston Webb building at a formal dinner
BISS students with prizes and the welcome BBQ
Students on a punting tour in Cambridge
Students at the Liverpool Docks
Students dancing in UoB Great Hall
BISS students dressed up at the SS Great Britain in Bristol
A singer performs on stage at the student formal dinner
BISS students playing board games
Students at the BISS awards ceremony with their graduate teddy bears
Students posing with photo booth props at formal dinner
Students eating a picnic at welcome BBQ
Students at the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol
BISS student on a carousel horse
Students on an open-top city tour bus in Liverpool