We want all students and researchers to feel that they are part of a vibrant, inclusive staff-student community.  With this in mind, the Student Experience team arrange cultural, intellectual and social events and activities throughout the year, often collaborating with students and societies

Birmingham students celebrate the Year of the Pig


For the 2020/21 academic year, a lot of activity will initially take place online, but all planning will be flexible so that activity can be changed to in-person or run bi-modally (i.e. online and in person) when this is feasible.

In the past, example community activity has included: 

  • Inclusivity events and projects
  • Trips connected with the interests of a cohort, (e.g. Sacred Spaces (School of Philosophy, Theology & Religion) and trip to Hay Festival)
  • Residentials (e.g. Stratford Summer residential - School of English, Drama & Creative Studies)
  • Student conferences
  • Winter soiree (School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music)
  • Dissertation poster conference (School of History & Cultures)
  • Research showcase event
  • Cultural calendar celebration events
  • Film nights
  • Quizzes
  • Competitions
  • Games nights
  • Support for student led activity e.g. a feminism group in EDACS and work on decolonising the curriculum across the College
  • Student family mentoring schemes
  • Departmental socials
  • End of term socials
  • Hand in socials
  • Results day celebrations
  • Graduation celebrations

Postgraduate taught (PGT) student specific activity

  • PG Canvas hub
  • Masters Dissertation conference
  • Mini trips to local places of interest during the summer dissertation period
  • CAL PG Quiz

Postgraduate researcher (PGR) student specific activity

  • ‘Demystifying’ events (e.g. your first year, progress panels, viva)
  • PG Canvas hub
  • PGR mentoring scheme
  • CAL PG Quiz