Postgraduate Offer-Holder Day

Congratulations on your offer to study at the University of Birmingham. We would like to invite you to attend our exclusive Offer-Holder Day in June 2019.

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Our bespoke Postgraduate Offer-Holder Day is exclusively for offer-holders planning on joining us in the 2019/20 academic year. This event is by invite only and you will receive your invitation via email, where we will direct you to book your place.

You will be able to meet current students, engage with your peers and explore our campus. It is your opportunity to visit us if you haven't been able to make it so far, to ask any questions you have about postgraduate life. If you've visited our campus before, this day will help you to explore Birmingham in more detail, get to know your school and meet other new students.

Please note: The below information relates to Postgraduate Offer-Holder Day which was held in June 2018. Information for our 2019 Offer-Holder Day will be released at a later date.

Important information

Our Postgraduate Offer-Holder Day will run from 16:30* - 19:00 on Tuesday 5 June 2018. There will be subject-specific events based around these times, which can be found on the College Offer-Holder Day events pages.

*College events for Engineering and Physical Sciences and Medical and Dental Sciences begin at 15:00. Please refer to specific College timetables to plan your day. 

If you have not received your invite to the Offer-Holder Day but are an offer-holder for 2018/19 entry, please contact us: 

Plan your Day - Central Timetable

Our Offer-Holder Day is a chance for you to visit our campus if you haven't been able to make it so far. It's also a chance to meet fellow applicants, engage with current postgraduates and speak to our support services. It's a great opportunity to network over some food and drinks with your peers and to find out what life as a postgraduate student at Birmingham is like. 

To begin the day, a keynote address will welcome you to our University and feature guest speakers who began their journeys at Birmingham. They will discuss their experience of our University and how their time spent here has shaped their current successful and inspirational careers.

Following the keynote address, there is also a chance to meet with many of our support services. Admissions, Housing and Accomodation Services, Library Services and Disability, Learning Support, Counselling and Guidance are just some of the services that will be in attendance to chat about any queries you may have before beginning your course.

Postgraduate Offer-Holder Day Central Events
Time  Event Location
16:30-19:00  Registration, refreshments and support stands Great Hall, Aston Webb Building 
17:00-17:45  Keynote address by Alumni Gary Wroe and Areeq Chowdhury  Great Hall, Aston Webb Building
17:45-18:45 Campus tours Aston Webb Reception

Visit our city

Birmingham is a cosmopolitan and vibrant city with plenty of cultural and social opportunities. As the central events for our Offer-Holder Day begin at 16:30*, why not take the morning to explore our city and truly experience all that Birmingham has to offer. From superb shopping facilities to world class museums and art galleries, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

*Please note that College events may begin earlier. Please refer to the College timetables of events to plan your day.

Travelling to Offer-Holder Day

Parking on campus is currently very limited due to several major building projects that are taking place as part of our £600 million campus redevelopment and visitors will likely be unable to find a space. We, therefore, recommend that visitors use public transport or park and ride facilities to reach the University.

The University has its own railway station (University Station) on campus and this is the easiest and most efficient way to travel to the University. We would recommend that visitors use the station, either travelling by train for their entire journey or to complete their journey.

There are a number of NCP and City Council car parks across the city centre along with large shopping centre car parks and there is a direct train line from Birmingham New Street to University Station. The journey takes approximately 8 minutes from Birmingham New Street and up to six trains an hour depart for the University on the cross-city line (final destination Longbridge or Redditch). Alternatively, if travelling from Longbridge, visitors should use trains travelling towards Lichfield to reach the University.

If you do need to drive to the University, parking is located at the North East Car Park (B15 2SA) on Pritchatts Road, however due to the limited number of spaces parking cannot be guaranteed and we strongly advise you consider the options above.

Anyone with a blue badge can park in the disabled parking bays on campus. Please report to the East Gate entrance where a member of the Security team will direct you.