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School and campus visits

We are happy to visit your school or college to lead a range of events that aim to provide information, advice, and guidance to students and parents. We also host visits by school or college groups to our campus which are a great opportunity for students to get an insight into studying at university. We work primarily with state schools and colleges across the West Midlands region.

Talks in schools and colleges

Year 12 and 13 students

The right information and advice at the right time can be of great benefit to Year 12 and Year 13 students faced with major decisions about their future. We can deliver a range of talks on topics including:

  • Year 12 Induction: How to make the most of Year 12
  • The benefits of going to university
  • Choosing courses and universities
  • The UCAS process
  • Tips for personal statements
  • Student finance and tips for budgeting
  • Making the most of university open days
  • Student life (with input from a current Birmingham student)
  • University of Birmingham and our courses
  • Information on our Year 12 and 13 outreach programmes

GCSE students

Presentations to these year groups focus on increasing awareness of what higher education has to offer, helping those intending to go to university to understand requirements at GCSE level, and advising them on choices regarding their post-16 education. We can provide talks to students on the following topics:

  • The benefits of going to university
  • Post-16 options
  • Choosing A Level subjects/equivalent qualifications
  • Student life

To arrange a visit, please contact with details of your request and your preferred date and time for a visit, and the team will be in touch.

If you are holding a Higher Education or Careers Fair and would like us to attend, please send all details to and the team will be in touch.

We are also keen to support schools and colleges with guidance and progression evenings.

Group visits to campus

We can host visits by school and college groups who want to give students an insight into university life. These days for Year 7 – Year 13 students are great at demystifying what universities are about and give students real hands-on experience. A typical itinerary for a visit could include activities such as:

  • Campus tour
  • Meeting current students
  • Talk in a range of topics as listed above
  • Subject taster lecture

Open Days

Prospective students can also visit our campus on one of our Open Days, which are held several times a year. Students taking part in our outreach activities often have the opportunity to visit as part of their programme.