Welcome events

Starting University is a busy and exciting time. Make sure you know what events you should attend for your course, and find other activities and events that you won't want to miss from across the University and the Guild of Students.

What's on this week

Teaching began on Monday 27 September, and you should be able to access your academic timetable via the MyUoB app on your phone or browser. Make sure you prioritise your teaching sessions when planning your week! You can continue to use the Welcome Timetable to see what is happening, and you should keep checking your student email and Canvas for updates and information.

Build your timetable

You will need to create an account on the Welcome Timetable the first time you use it - you can use your personal or student email address.

Things to do this week

Campus tours

If it's your first time on campus or your fifth, it's always useful to take a campus tour. Join one of our current students who will help you find your way around and give you their hints and tips, form the best place to get a coffee to the best place to study. Book now or meet at Aston Webb front doors at 11:00 or 14:00 - check the link for dates.

Pop-up Vaccines on Campus

Monday 4 October, 10:00-16:00, outside Guild of Students

Tuesday 5 October, 10:00-16:00, Green Heart near the Main Library

Get your first or second dose of Pfizer at our pop-up vaccine site on campus - no appointment needed.

University Graduate School events

The University Graduate School supports postgraduates at the University of Birmingham. We offer a variety of academic, social and wellbeing activities throughout the year, as well as career development opportunities. 

They're running events throughout Welcome which are open to all postgraduates – including specific events for postgraduate taught students (PGT) and postgraduate researchers (PGR). Book University Graduate School events.

Culture Shock Group

Tuesday 5 October, 13:00-14:00, The Lodge (by North Gate)

Excited? Confused? Irritated? Worried? Interested? Lonely?

Moving to a new country and transitioning into a new education system can be difficult. This group for intenrational students (including EU/EEA) is an informal, safe space where you can make friends and exchange thoughts about your experiences of moving to the UK to study. This group will also run on Wednesday 12 and Wednesday 19 October. Book now.

Guild of Students events

Check out the Welcome events from the Guild of Students and student groups and societies.

Guild of Students Welcome events

Please be aware that each year we see a number of unofficial Facebook groups and group chats on WhatsApp and Snapchat set up for 'University of Birmingham freshers' or accommodation sites. Be cautious of who you are giving your information to and bear in mind that many of these groups are set up by promoters who want to sell tickets to events.

Events on campus and online

Browse events taking place on campus and online from some of our key services and departments, during Welcome and beyond:

Guild of Students

Find social and support events from your students' union, and hundreds of student societies

Sport & Fitness

Join classes, use our sports facilities, and find out about clubs and teams