Campus tours

CampusToursCampus tours for visitors interested in undergraduate study take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:00 and 14:00.  The walking tours are led by an undergraduate student currently studying at the University. Tours are not subject specific and are designed to give a general overview of the campus lasting approximately 45 to 60 minutes.


In order to minimise the risk to our students, staff and the wider community, all events scheduled on campus involving external visitors and scheduled up until 1 September 2020 have already been moved to virtual provision, postponed or cancelled. When campus re-opens, we will make sure that there are opportunities for prospective students to visit, as we know this plays a really important part in deciding which university is best for you.

Booking a tour

To book a campus tour click below for the dates that are currently available (please note that booking has been temporarily suspended due to campus closure).  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 and half terms.

You will receive a confirmation email with the meeting point and travel information.  In the event that you are no longer able to attend a campus tour, 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

Visiting an Academic Department

If you wish to visit an academic subject department, please contact the department of interest directly to see if it is possible to book an appointment.  Contact details can be found by entering the subject in the search box above.  This may not be possible for all subjects, but you can book onto our next Undergraduate Open Day where all subjects will be represented.

Visiting accommodation 

If you are interested in viewing our accommodation, there is a concept flat located at The Hub at Shackleton on The Vale Village which is a 15-20 minute walk from the centre of campus.  If you are interested in visiting, ask your tour guide for directions.  A map is also available from Aston Webb Reception.  

You can visit the Living Office in University Centre or visit the accommodation webpages for further information. 


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.

You can download a Campus Tour Booklet (PDF - 1.34Mb) which will help you to find your way around.  Copies can also be collected from Aston Webb Reception.  For further information about travelling to the campus, please visit our dedicated webpage.

Visitors with mobility issues or wheelchair users

The tour will require you to walk round campus.  If you, or anyone accompanying you, have mobility issues or any special needs please email in advance of your visit to allow us to make your visit as easy as possible. You can also download our Mobility Map (PDF - 321KB) of campus.

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're a teacher or member of staff at a school or college, you also can request a campus tour for your school group.

Further information for postgraduate and international students

If you are interested in postgraduate study, find out more about visiting campus and the opportunities to visit.

If you are an international student, find out more about studying at the University of Birmingham.