Our guided campus tours take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:00 and 14:00. Tours are conducted by students currently studying at the University, who will give you an insight into being a student at Birmingham.
Book your campus tour
Tours last approximately 45 - 60 minutes and include the main facilities on campus. The tour will require you to walk round the campus so comfortable footwear is advised. If you, or anyone who will be accompanying you, has a disability or any other special needs please advise us when booking your place. This will allow us to make all the necessary arrangements to ensure your visit is as easy as possible.
Please note that the tours do not include visits to individual departments or halls of residence.
If you wish to visit a particular academic department, please contact the department of interest directly to see if this is possible, but please note this cannot always be guaranteed. All contact details can be found on our website. If it is not possible to visit an academic department, please note that our next Open Days will be held on Saturday 15 September and Saturday 20 October 2018 when most departments will be open and Admissions Tutors and students will be on hand to answer any queries you may have.
Accommodation show flat
We also have rooms available to view after or before the tour that will give you an insight into what student accommodation looks like. These are based at Shackleton Hall on the Vale site approximately 15-20 minutes walk from the main campus. Speak to your campus tour guide on the day who will advise you how to get there. Click here for further information about student accomodation.
Booking a campus tour
When you book onto a campus tour, a confirmation email, with full details of your booking, will be sent to you in advance of the tour. Places are limited so it is advisable to book at least one week in advance.
For more information, please telephone +44 (0)121 414 7168 or email Student Recruitment.
If you cannot make one of our scheduled campus tours, you are welcome on campus any day between 09:00 and 16:00 to have a look around independently.
You can download a Campus Tour Booklet (PDF - 1.34Mb) which will help you to find your way around.
Campus tour cancellation policy
In rare circumstances beyond our control, we may need to cancel or postpone a campus tour. When booking, please include a contact telephone number so that we can contact you as soon as possible should this occur without prior notice.
In the event that you are no longer available to attend a campus tour, please let us know as soon as possible so that your place(s) can be made available for other visitors.
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.