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12th August 2021

Dear students,

I am delighted to welcome you to the School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham!

Over the coming weeks, from August through to September, you will receive lots of useful information by email from the School of Computer Science, the College of Engineering & Physical Sciences and the University that will help you to settle in and make the leap to studying with us. Importantly, you should note that as a School we will first meet you during the University’s Welcome Week, which starts on Monday 20th September. During this week you will get a chance to learn more about the School, to talk to the staff here and to meet other students, both new and returning, who are studying with us. We’ll be putting on talks and activities to facilitate this which I encourage you all to get involved with. You will receive a timetable for these events in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, if there is anything you’d like to ask about studying in the School then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me by email (

I look forward to meeting you all in September.

All the best,

Dr. Phil Smith

Head of Student Development and Support
School of Computer Science