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 studentrecruitment@contacts.bham.ac.uk.

We also have dedicated events for parents and carers, you can find these events in our parents and carers section.

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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.

General topics

 Why Study at the University of Birmingham? – Thursday 2 December, 5pm - 6pm 

Choosing the right university for you is important. This live webinar looks at the academic and social aspects of life at the University of Birmingham and explores some of the benefits of joining our student community. Our Student Recruitment team will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Tips for the UCAS personal statement - Tuesday 14 December, 6pm - 7pm 
You will want to make a good impression with your UCAS Personal Statement. This live 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. Join us to ask your questions ahead of submitting your UCAS application. Our Student Recruitment team will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have.



Subject webinars

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

Chemical Engineering

Studying Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham - Tuesday 14th December, 5pm - 6pm
Join this webinar learn more about studying Chemical Engineering at Birmingham including our wide range of flexible courses, excellent facilities and supportive environment. A short talk will be followed by a Q&A with current chemical engineering students to hear first-hand about their experiences of studying and living in Birmingham. Admissions staff will also be on hand to answer any questions about the application process.

Studying Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham - Wednesday 12th January, 5pm - 6pm
Join this webinar learn more about studying Chemical Engineering at Birmingham including our wide range of flexible courses, excellent facilities and supportive environment. A short talk will be followed by a Q&A with current chemical engineering students to hear first-hand about their experiences of studying and living in Birmingham. Admissions staff will also be on hand to answer any questions about the application process.

Chemistry

Studying Chemistry at the University of Birmingham - Tuesday 30th November, 5pm - 6pm
Join this webinar learn more about studying Chemistry at Birmingham including our wide range of flexible courses, excellent facilities and supportive environment. A short talk will be followed by a Q&A with current chemistry students to hear first-hand about their experiences of studying and living in Birmingham. Admissions staff will also be on hand to answer any questions about the application process.

Studying Chemistry at the University of Birmingham - Wednesday 12th January 2022, 5pm - 6pm
Join this webinar learn more about studying Chemistry at Birmingham including our wide range of flexible courses, excellent facilities and supportive environment. A short talk will be followed by a Q&A with current chemistry students to hear first-hand about their experiences of studying and living in Birmingham. Admissions staff will also be on hand to answer any questions about the application process.

Classics

Discover Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology at the University of Birmingham - Monday 13 December 2021, 4.30pm - 5.30pm
From Byzantium to barbarians, Athenian drama to prehistorical archaeology, the first cities to the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, discover what it is like to study one of our Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology degrees. This session is hosted by Admissions Tutor, Dr Daniel Reynolds who will be joined by our students for any questions!

Computer Science

Studying Computer Science at the University of Birmingham - Tuesday 14th December, 6pm - 7pm
Join this webinar to learn more about studying Computer Science at Birmingham, including our wide range of flexible courses, excellent facilities and supportive environment. A short talk will be followed by a Q&A with computer science students to hear first-hand about their experiences of studying and living in Birmingham. Admissions staff will also be on hand to answer any questions about the application process.

Computer Science with PwC: Meet the PwC Degree Apprentice - Tuesday 11th January, 6pm - 7.30pm
Are you interested in studying Computer Science whilst also gaining hands-on work experience in the world of technology? Join this event to hear the stories of some of PwC's Technology Degree Apprentices, who are studying Computer Science at the University of Birmingham.

Drama

Why study Drama and Theatre Arts at Birmingham? - Monday 13th December, 4.30pm - 5.20pm
Hear from our academics and students about what it's like to study Drama and Theatre Arts at the University of Birmingham.

English

Why study English Language and Linguistics at Birmingham? - Monday 6th December, 4.30pm - 5.20pm
Hear from our academics and students about what it's like to study English Language and Linguistics at the University of Birmingham.

Why study English and Creative Writing at Birmingham? - Monday 6th December, 5.30pm - 6.20pm
Hear from our academics and students about what it's like to study English and Creative Writing at the University of Birmingham.

Why study English Literature at Birmingham? - Wednesday 8th December, 4.30pm - 5.20pm
Hear from our academics and students about what it's like to study English Literature at the University of Birmingham.

Experience English and Film at Birmingham - Tuesday 14th December, 4.30pm - 5.20pm
Experience what it's like to study English and Film at the University of Birmingham with our taster lecture.

History

Discover History at the University of Birmingham - Friday 10th December, 4.30pm - 5.30pm
Think History is only about the World Wars? Think again. With the option to study periods from 3500 BCE to the present day, from Afro-Eurasian History to US Intelligence Agencies, there is plenty to suit all interests at the University of Birmingham. We're ranked first in the country by the Times Higher Education Research Excellence Framework.
Want to know more? Sign up to our webinar to meet our academics and students and ask them any questions you have on applying, studying with us and student life here at the University of Birmingham!

History of Art

Discover History of Art at the University of Birmingham - Wednesday 8th December 2021, 5.30pm - 6.30pm
This webinar will be hosted by the Admissions Tutor for History of Art, Dr Greg Salter, who will provide an insight into History of Art at Birmingham. He will also be joined by a current student and there will be time for questions.

Modern Languages

Discover Modern Languages at the University of Birmingham - Wednesday 8th December 2021, 4.30pm - 5.30pm
This webinar will be hosted by the Admissions Tutor for Modern Languages, Dr Caroline Ardrey, who will provide an insight into Modern Languages at Birmingham. She will also be joined by current students. There will be time for questions. 

Music

Discover Music at the University of Birmingham - Monday 6th December 2021, 4.30pm - 5.30pm
This webinar will be hosted by the Admissions Tutor for Music, Dr Ben Curry, who will provide an overview of the Music programmes offered at Birmingham as well as a taster session on Film Music. He will also be joined by a current student and there will be time for questions. 

Philosophy

Discover Philosophy at the University of Birmingham - Wednesday 15th December 2021, 4.30pm - 5.30pm
This webinar will be hosted by the Admissions Tutor for Philosophy, Dr Iain Law, who will provide an overview of the Philosophy programmes offered at Birmingham as well as a taster session. He will also be joined by a current student and there will be time for questions.

Physics

Studying Physics at the University of Birmingham -  Wednesday 8th December, 5pm - 6pm
Join this webinar learn more about studying Physics at Birmingham including our wide range of flexible courses, excellent facilities and supportive environment. A short talk will be followed by a Q&A with current physics students to hear first-hand about their experiences of studying and living in Birmingham. The admissions tutor will also be on hand to answer any questions about the application process.

Studying Physics at the University of Birmingham - Wednesday 12th January, 5pm - 6pm
Join this webinar learn more about studying Physics at Birmingham including our wide range of flexible courses, excellent facilities and supportive environment. A short talk will be followed by a Q&A with current physics students to hear first-hand about their experiences of studying and living in Birmingham. The admissions tutor will also be on hand to answer any questions about the application process.

Theology and Religion

Discover Theology and Religion at the University of Birmingham - Tuesday 14th December 2021, 4.30pm - 5.30pm
This session will be hosted by the Admissions Tutor for Theology and Religion, Dr Jeremy Kidwell, who will provide an insight into Theology at Birmingham. He will also be joined by a current student and there will be time for questions.