Here are a number of questions frequently asked by visitors planning to attend our Open Days.

  • Yes. All visitors should register for an open day in advance. The open day dates currently available to book are listed on the booking form with all current open day dates listed on the main event website.

  • Yes. Within 24 hours of registering for an open day you will receive a confirmation email giving additional programme information and travel advice. If you do not receive a confirmation email please ensure that you have entered all your details correctly. It might also be useful to check your ‘junk’ or ‘spam’ folders. All further communications regarding our open days will also be sent via email. If you have any questions about this please contact openday@contacts.bham.ac.uk 

  • All visitors are required to register their attendance on the day. All registered visitors will receive an email from us with your own personalised event information, you can self check in on the day via the links that will be included in your text message and email on the day. When you arrive on campus and if your having trouble checking in please visit one of our check-in/information points and they will be able to help you on the day

  • In order for you to maximise your day and booking your sessions, please allow a little bit of time to get from one part of campus to another. Our campus is one of the largest in the UK and it can take 10/15 minutes to walk from one side of campus to the other. We will be as flexible as possible on the day, however it is important you stick to your allotted times in order to allow for all guests to maximise the opportunity on campus.

    When selecting sessions, please make sure you do not book any session clashes across the day. You will only be able to access the sessions that you have registered for in advance and on the times that you have registered for them. This is due to the current government restrictions in place and to maximise the opportunities for visitors on campus.

  • Subjects have limited availability for some activities. It may be that your subject is at capacity.

  • All information is sent via email and you will not receive any communications through the post. In addition to an email confirming your registration you will receive an email with a link to access the online programme. This will contain essential pre-arrival information including travel information, and advice on making the most of your day. Your event ticket to check-in on the day will also be emailed to you. Please refer to the above section 'Do I need to check-in on the day?'

  • We will not have any printed programmes in place on the day, however you can pick up a campus map at any of the information points throughout campus. 

  • Yes, you're welcome to bring other people with you to our open days. Some activities, including some talks, will have limited capacity, so we may have certain activities that are 'student only' or 'student plus one guest' - this is for our most popular talks where we want as many people as possible to be able to see them, and there is a limited capacity for talks throughout the day.

  • The University is located in Edgbaston, south of the city centre. Whether you're travelling to the University by car or public transport, there are many ways of getting here.  

  • We strongly recommend, where possible, for visitors to use public transport to reach the University. Parking on campus is currently very limited due to several major building projects that are taking place as part of our campus redevelopment so we cannot guarantee a parking space will be available.

    For further information on travelling to the University please visit:

    - Open Day travel and parking information

  • Yes, our programme builder enables you to build your programme of activity in advance so that you can do all of the things that you'd like to do. You can review your session bookings via the RSVP page. If you're not sure what to do on the day, then speak to our friendly staff and students.

  • Yes. Many visitors will be interested in more than one subject and it is entirely up to you which sessions you book to attend. If it is not possible to attend sessions for all the subjects you are interested in, staff and students will be available to answer questions throughout the day.

  • Yes. Guided walking tours of the main campus take place throughout the day and are bookable via your RSVP link. They are taking place every 15 minutes from 9:00 until 15:30.

  • We encourage students with disabilities to visit and study at the University and have implemented a programme of accessibility adaptations on campus. All new buildings and major conversions are being designed with accessibility in mind. A mobility map giving an overview of the Edgbaston campus showing the main access routes for wheelchair users is available on the day from all check-in/information points and the Aston Webb Reception (building R6).

    Disability and Learning Support Office

  • The University’s hotel is the closest option for overnight stays. Located on campus, Edgbaston Park Hotel is just ten minutes’ walk from University station and 15 minutes’ walk from the main campus. Parking is free for hotel guests.

    Find out more about Edgbaston Park Hotel

    View alternative hotels at the Visit Birmingham website

  • If you're unable to attend an open day then there will be other opportunities to visit the University throughout the year, and our open day bookings for our Autumn events will open in June 2022. We also run campus tours most Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the year and a place for these can be booked online, however the best way to explore campus will be to visit a future open day.

We hope you have found the information you need. Should you have any further queries please contact the Open Days team at openday@contacts.bham.ac.uk.