Live webinars - Shape Your Future

Our live webinars are for school/college students who are thinking of applying to university or have interests in specific subjects. Our general topics may be useful wherever you are thinking of applying to university and our subject webinars are specific to the University of Birmingham.

Each webinar will feature a presentation with an opportunity for you to ask questions and get answers and they last for up to an hour. More webinars will be added to the list in the coming weeks. Sign up as soon as you can as places are limited and very popular. Please send any enquiries to

Book your place »

General topics

Hear from our Student Recruitment and Outreach Teams about a range of general university related topics some of which apply wherever you are considering applying to university and some which are more specific to the University of Birmingham.

Choosing Courses and Universities With Live Q&A, Thursday 3 December, 16:30-17:30 
It’s very important to choose the right course at the right place for you. This webinar helps you consider the important factors to explore when choosing a course and university from course content and student support to location and student life. It also includes details of how to find out more about courses and universities you are considering to help you narrow down your choices. Our Student Recruitment team will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Supporting you whilst you study, Thursday 10 December, 16:30-17:30 
Find out about all the support available whilst you are studding at University. This talk will cover both academic and wellbeing support available to students. It will also include some example exercises and techniques you can try at home to help with your wellbeing. 

Tips for the personal statement, Tuesday 15 December, 16:30-17:30 
You will want to make a good impression with your UCAS Personal Statement. This webinar provides advice around what Admissions Tutors are looking for in the personal statement. In addition there will be advice if you are unable to complete work experience due to COVID-19.


Subject webinars

Hear from our academics and students about specific subject topics, these can include taster lectures and course specific information.

Chemistry (Engineering and Physical Sciences)

Chemistry: Our Innovative Lab Course - 25 November, 19:00-20:00

Hear from the Director of our Undergraduate teaching labs about the development of our lab course in our new £40m teaching labs

Engineering (Engineering and Physical Sciences)

EPS Futures - Webinar for prospective applicants for engineering and physical sciences - 1 December, 16:00-17:00 
During this live webinar you will find out more about EPS Futures, a new fully funded foundation for students from postcodes with low progression to higher education. The foundation year will prepare students to study in the schools of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Metallurgy & Materials and Physics & Astronomy. Join us to learn more about the entry criteria, funding and course content.

Chemical Engineering - Ask us Anything: Drop in sessions with our staff and students, 9 December, 17:00 - 18:00
Live drop in sessions with our Chemical Engineering Admissions team gives you the chance to ask any questions you might have about your application, our courses or studying at Birmingham.