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 Undergraduate Open days for 2022 will take place on the below dates between 09:00 and 16:00. Bookings for the summer events will open in early March with remaining dates opening at a later stage.

  • Saturday 10 September
  • Saturday 15 October
  • Saturday 12 November

Further Open Day information

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 Visit Days (OHVDs) from December to April, for students that 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.

Benefits of attending an Offer-holder Visit Day

We strongly recommend that you attend an OHVD. It's different to an Open Day, and gives you a great opportunity to meet current students and academic staff, experience subject specific talks and demonstrations, explore the campus and take a look at the fantastic facilities and accommodation that we have to offer. We also hope to provide you with further information on the practical side of attending university (careers and employabilityfees and finance, university life and student welfare), and give a chance for both applicants and parents/guests to find out more. Our Computer Science ambassadors are a mixture of first, second and third year students, and will be with you throughout the event.

We also use the information when allocating our Undergraduate Scholarships in August, worth up to £3000. The day is a really useful way to get to know us and our School, and information gathered can be very useful when results are released.

What our students say

"The day is a brilliant opportunity for you to learn more about the School, and get an accurate impression of what it's like to live and study here. You'll be accompanied by current students throughout the day who are best-placed to answer any questions you may have - not only regarding the course, but also university life in general.
It’s not the same as coming to see the Uni at Open Day as you are often rushing around to various places.  At an OHVD you spend more time just with CS, and it's really useful."
George Brighton, 5th Year MEng Computer Science and Software Engineering with Year in Industry

Your invitation

Applicants offering standard qualifications will be invited to an OHVD shortly after an offer is made. We'll contact you with a choice of dates and a copy of our schedule, and information needed to register online.

Applying to us from outside the UK?

Don't worry if you are living outside the UK!

We know that some of our applicants are applying to us from outside the UK, and therefore it is difficult to attend an Offer Holder Visit Day with us. Whilst you are very welcome to attend, we realise that it not usually possible. We'd encourage you to talk to us on our Facebook group, where you can ask any admissions-based questions, check out our FAQs or simply chat to our current students about life at Birmingham.

Applying for the BSc Computer Science with Digital Technology Partnership with PwC?

If you are applying for our BSc Computer Science with Digital Technology Partnership with PwC, you will be invited to complete a series of assessment activities with PwC, with following submission of your UCAS application and academic suitability checks by our Admissions Office.

If you are successful in passing the initial activities, you will be invited to attend an assessment event with PwC. If you pass the assessment event, you will be made an offer for the the BSc Computer Science with Digital Technology Partnership, and will receive an invitation to a specific Offer-holder Visit Day, where you can learn more about the School and PwC.

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 Visit Days.

Travel and directions

View our campus maps for directions on how to find us

Open Days for Prospective Students

If you have yet to apply, please come along to one of our Undergraduate Open Days

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 Admissions Team.

Student Recruitment Team - 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
Email the Liaison Officer - liaison@maths.bham.ac.uk.