Campus tours

CampusToursWe know it’s important that you get a chance to visit your future university and a campus tour is the perfect way to explore our beautiful campus and get that Birmingham feeling. Campus tours for visitors interested in Undergraduate study take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11.00 am and 2.00 pm. The walking tours are led by an undergraduate student currently studying at the University.

Booking an Undergraduate campus tour

To book a campus tour click below for the dates that are currently available. These are updated regularly so check back if the month you want isn’t listed. Places are limited on each campus tour so it is advisable to book well in advance, particularly during school holidays.Tours are not subject specific and are designed to give a general overview of the campus lasting approximately 45 minutes.

Book your campus tour

 

You will receive a confirmation email with the meeting point and further information. In the event that you are no longer able to attend, let us know as soon as possible so that your place can be made available to other visitors. If you do not receive your confirmation, email studentrecruitment@contacts.bham.ac.uk.

Staying safe on campus

If you have access to lateral flow tests, then we’d ask that you and your guests take a test before your visit as part of our continued effort nationally to reduce the risk of Covid transmission. If you test positive or are currently self-isolating then please do not attend and we’ll be happy to rearrange for you to attend a future tour. The NHS has a helpful map of locations where you can collect rapid lateral flow tests, or you can order them online.

We recommend that all visitors to the University have downloaded the NHS Covid-19 app prior to their visit and it’s also worth ensuring that Bluetooth is enabled on your mobile for the duration of the visit. Please be aware that all catering areas and some buildings across the University will require checking in via the NHS Covid-19 app.

Travel Information

Please familiarise yourself with our latest information about the best ways to travel to the University. We have our own train station at the University (‘University’ station) which is around 7 minutes from Birmingham New Street. If you are driving to the University, then there are a number of pay and display car parks that you can use. We recommend the North East Car Park (sat nav postcode B15 2SA) or the Pritchatts Road Car Park (sat nav postcode B15 2QU).

Subject information

We offer a range of subjects at the University so the Ambassador leading your tour is unlikely to be studying your course of interest, however, all our Ambassadors have extensive experience of life as a student at the University. There are lots of other Ambassadors available online for you to talk to about our programmes.

Viewing accommodation

The best way to see what accommodation is on offer at Birmingham is to use the 360 tours available on the accommodation section of our website.

Exploring our City

Whether you know Birmingham like the back of your hand or you’ve not yet had the chance to visit, there’s always something new to explore in our city. Birmingham is more than just the Bullring; from galleries, orchestras and museums, to festivals, a thriving nightlife scene and incredible food, you’ll always have something fresh to discover. The last year has meant that the city has been a bit quieter than usual, but now that things are opening up we know that our friendly, diverse community will soon be buzzing with life. If you get the chance to explore the city centre before or after your event then we’d recommend it, and you can speak to our staff and students about the best places to explore.

Individual visits and self-guided campus tour

Unfortunately we are unable to arrange individual visits. If you cannot make one of our scheduled campus tours or if a particular date is fully booked or unavailable, you are welcome to have a look round independently and can visit campus any day between 9.00 am and 4.00 pm; we have developed a self-guided audio tour should you wish to explore campus in your own time. We also have a virtual tour of our campus available online, giving you the chance to look around some of the spaces you'd experience as a student here. We are continually adding new buildings and information to the tour and so why not take the time to explore. 

Explore our campus online 

Visitors with mobility issues or wheelchair users

If you, or anyone accompanying you, have mobility issues or any special needs please email studentrecruitment@contacts.bham.ac.uk in advance of your visit to allow us to make your visit as easy as possible. You can view our Mobility Map here.

Campus tour cancellation policy

In rare circumstances beyond our control we may need to cancel a campus tour at short notice. Should this occur, we will contact you using the email address provided.

Campus tours for school groups

If you are a teacher or member of staff at a school or college, click here for further information. 

Further information for Postgraduate and International students

Find out more about visiting campus and the opportunities to visit for postgraduate students.

Find out more about studying at the University of Birmingham as an international student