Welcome to the University of Birmingham! Whether you're joining us for the first time or returning on a postgraduate course, we're here to help you get ready and organised.

Welcome is a good opportunity to settle in, make new friends, discover Birmingham (aka Brum), and to feel prepared for your studies. As teaching gets started, we'll continue to update these pages with lots of useful information, resources, and handy tips from our current students.

Welcome 2023 has now ended, but these pages still contain lots of useful information. Check out the What's on for students page for events and activities across campus, and remember to check your academic timetable on the MyUoB app!

Keep checking your student email inbox regularly for news and updates. The student intranet also has lots of useful information as teaching gets underway. Remember, the Welcome Checklist is also worth printing or downloading to make sure you don't miss out actioning anything important.

Don't forget to follow our socials (@unibirmingham) or subscribe to our UoB Student Services YouTube channel to hear more from our Student Content Shapers and get a feel for student life here at UoB.

Essential tasks

First things first, tick off these essential tasks before you arrive

Joining us next year? Welcome Week will begin on Monday 23 September 2024, with Arrivals Weekend taking place on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September.

Also in 'Welcome'

Explore Birmingham
Your Welcome Checklist
Alice's Q&A for International Students
Mia's Tips for Commuter Students