Visit us

Computer Science buildingReading and research can give you vital information about a university. But it's not the same as seeing it for yourself. At Birmingham you are welcome to visit, talk to students, explore the campus, see where you might live, and come to your own conclusions.

Open days and campus tours

Open days

These days provide excellent opportunities to speak to academic staff, students and to explore the University.

Open days

Our 2020 Undergraduate Open Days throughout have taken place online and our talks are available on-demand. You can watch talks from our academics all about the courses that you’re interested in and view our content on the event hub, much of which has been developed by our students for you.

View our 2020 online events hub  

Campus tours

Birmingham encourages prospective students to come and see the University, so we run general events throughout the year. Guided campus tours are organised every Tuesday and Thursday at 11.00 and 14.00. Please note that booking for these tours is essential and do not include visits to individual departments or halls of residence.

To find out more information, please contact:
Student Recruitment and Outreach
Tel: 0121 414 3374
Email Student Recruitment and Outreach (schools-liaison@bham.ac.uk)

Individual visits

If you are unable to attend one of our Open Days, we may be able to offer you an individual tour of the School of Computer Science, and arrange for a student ambassador to meet with you.  These visits must be arranged beforehand and be during term time, and whilst we cannot always guarantee it, we will do our very best to accommodate you.  Please contact us to discuss it further. 

Offer-holder events

The School of Computer Science operates exclusive Offer-holder Events Days (OHEs) from December to March for students who have applied to our undergraduate courses and who meet our admissions criteria. You will automatically receive an invitation if you are offering standard qualifications and are made an offer.

Due to the pandemic, all current Offer Holder Events are being held virtually.  We hope to be able to welcome you to campus as soon as it is safe to do so.

Benefits of attending an Offer-holder Event

We strongly recommend that you attend an OHE. It's different to an Open Day, and gives you a great opportunity to meet current students and academic staff, learn what we could offer you if you chose to study computer science with us, and find out about our careers and employabilityfees and financeuniversity life and student wellbeing.

A physical visit to campus would usually be an all-day event, but we know being online for many hours can be tiring.  For that reason, we keep our virtual Offer Holder Events to just over two hours, and provide you with lots of useful information via our Offer Holder Hub webpage.

Parents and guests are very welcome to join you.  Our computer science ambassadors are from a range of years, countries and academic backgrounds, and it’s the best way to really find out if you feel at home at Birmingham.

Your invitation

All applicants offering standard qualifications will be invited to an OHE via email shortly after an offer is made. You’ll be provided with a choice of OHE dates. Don't worry, if you can't make a date you can simply amend your registration online. All of our OHEs take place on Saturdays.

Everyone is welcome to join us!

The City of Birmingham

Birmingham is a wonderful city to visit and a vibrant place to study. If you are looking to visit Birmingham either before or after your Offer Holder Visit Day, please find further information on things to do. If you need advice, please contact us and we'll be happy to help!

Open days for prospective students

If you have yet to apply, please join us at one of our Undergraduate Open Days.

Degree Apprenticeship applicants

If you are apply for our BSc Computer Science with Digital Technology Partnership with PwC, you will be invited to complete assessment activities with each company following submission of your application and academic suitability checks.

If you are successful in passing the initial assessment activities, you will be invited to attend an assessment day with PwC. If you pass the assessment day, you will be made an offer for the degree apprenticeship and will receive an invitation to a specific Degree Apprenticeship Offer Holder Event in March, where you can meet current degree apprenticeship students. If you are made a standard offer on one of our undergraduate programmes instead, you will automatically receive an invitation to our suite of Offer Holder Events. 

Connect with us

If you've applied to us or are thinking about doing so, we'd like to invite you to get in touch with us via our UG Comp Sci Facebook Group too. This is a great way to talk to fellow applicants, current students and the Student Recruitment Team. 

You can also email Computer Science (ug-admissions@cs.bham.ac.uk).

Outreach

At Birmingham we believe attending university should be an option available to everyone. We provide opportunities for students and staff to inspire the next generation of computer scientists, and we develop and provide resources for children, parents and teachers to use at home and in the classroom.

The University works with teachers and careers advisors to ensure that talented students from all backgrounds and cultures have access to higher education. We host visits, arrange talks and events to help introduce students to Birmingham, and provide information about routes to study here.

For further information on these pl;ease view activities in relation to Computer Science, or contact:

College of Engineering & Physical Sciences Schools Liaison Officer
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 7566
Email the Liaison Officer (liaison@maths.bham.ac.uk).