School and campus visits

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We are happy to visit your school or college to lead a range of events designed to inform, guide or motivate students and parents. We can also host visits by school or college groups to our campus, which are great for 'demistyfying' what universities are about and giving students real hands on experience.

For further information about any of the below please contact the Student Recruitment Office on +44 (0)121 414 2242 or studentrecruitment@contacts.bham.ac.uk.

Request a school or campus visit

Year 12 and 13 sixth form/college 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 have designed the range of talks below to deliver this information in a highly professional, objective and interactive way. 

  • Year 12 Induction: How to make the most of Year 12
  • The benefits of going to university
  • Choosing courses and universities
  • UCAS procedures
  • Tips for personal statements
  • Higher education finances 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

GCSE students (West Midlands schools only)

Presentations to these year groups are more generic in nature and 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 for Year 9-11 students covering the following subjects:

  • The benefits of going to university
  • Choosing A Level subjects/equivilant qualifications 

Widening participation (West Midlands schools only)

We can deliver presentations designed to motivate, inspire and inform students from backgrounds less likely to consider university. These visits are open to state schools and colleges in the West Midlands region. Topics include:

  • Why go to university?
  • The importance of qualifications
  • How to choose a course to study at university
  • Student finance
  • Our Access to Birmingham scheme
  • Student life
  • How to apply to university

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

Higher Education conventions

We attend the majority of UCAS Higher Education Exhibitions.  You can view the full list of exhibitions we will be attending in 2018 here. We are also happy to exhibit at school/college based Higher Education fairs and conventions. 

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 are great at 'demistyfying' what universities are about and give students real hands on experience. The 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

For state schools in the West Midlands, we can also organise tailored school visits for groups of up to 50 targeted students. The aim of these is to raise the aspirations of students and provide them with important information, advice and guidance to enable them to make informed decisions about their future.

Before requesting your visit, please read our guidelines on bringing students on visits to the university. 

Other ways to visit our campus

Prospective students can also visit our campus on one of our popular 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. 

You may also want to explore school visits to the Barber Institute of Fine Arts and educational visits to the Lapworth Museum of Geology, both of which are on the University campus.