Events at the University of Birmingham

There are lots of ways for students to get a taste of studying at the University of Birmingham, including open days, discovery days and summer schools. We also offer conferences for teachers and careers advisors.


WHO FOR? Teachers and careers advisers working with sixth-form and college students

WHAT ARE THEY? Our University of Birmingham Careers & Admissions Conference provides updates on admissions and applications for competitive courses. We also offer collaborative conferences in partnership with The University of Nottingham, held annually in Manchester and London.

WHAT NEXT? Find out more on our Conferences and events page or contact Katherine Pagett on +44 (0)121 414 3501. Once you’ve registered, you can also take a look at our Conference resources.

Open days

WHO FOR?  Students and teachers (schools and colleges).

WHAT ARE THEY? Our next annual open day for schools and colleges will be held on 22 June 2018. It’s a great opportunity to explore the campus and discover more about courses and university life. Students from schools and colleges can attend talks and displays by all departments offering undergraduate courses, while teachers get all the latest information about student admissions and other developments.

WHAT NEXT? Registration for the 2018 schools and colleges open day will be available late March. 

If you want to arrange a group visit for your school or college at another time please click here. 

Summer schools

WHO FOR? Academically gifted students with no family history of higher education.

WHAT ARE THEY? Our Year 12 Higher Education Insight Programme allows students to stay on-campus and attend lectures, helping them to consider whether to apply for university. All costs are covered by the University of Birmingham. This programme is only available to students outside the Greater West Midlands region, but we offer alternative opportunities for West Midlands students.

WHAT NEXT? Read more about our Year 12 Higher Education Insight Programme and our summer residentials for West Midlands students.

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