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.

Arrivals Weekend and Welcome Week 2022

Welcome Week 2022 will begin on Monday 19 September and will provide your induction and orientation to life at Birmingham. We are working hard to plan an exciting programme to help you settle in and feel at home. We can't wait to share it with you closer to Welcome!

Arrivals Weekend will be Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September. This is a busy time, with lots of students moving into accommodation, and activities on campus for you to start exploring with your family and friends. Arrivals Weekend isn't just for students in accommodation - if you're planning to live locally or commute, come along to enjoy the atmosphere on campus and explore our Welcome events!

Guild of Students events

The Guild of Students is your students' union, and is there to ensure you get the most out of University life. They will be planning a busy Welcome programme, including the famous Societies Fair and Welcome Fair, where you can find like-minded students (and maybe a few freebies too!).

Guild of Students

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 that are not affiliated to the Guild of Students or the University.

Student groups and societies

Welcome is a great time to discover our student groups and societies.

The Guild of Students' Societies Fair is an essential part of your Welcome Week experience, and gives you the opportunity to meet and join lots of different societies. The Sport & Fitness Fair is the perfect way to find out about our clubs and teams for all abilities, whether it's a sport you already play or something entirely new. Check the Welcome Timetable in early September to find out more!

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