Welcome to the University of Birmingham! We look forward to welcoming you and are here to give you the information and tools for you to make the most of this opportunity, get involved with our University community, and get to know your new home. 

From useful information on our services and support, to guidance on health and safety, and advice on preparing to study with us online and in person, we have lots of information to help you within these Welcome pages. We have a range of resources to help you settle in, make new friends and feel prepared for your studies with us - ensuring you still receive the infamous Birmingham Welcome!

Welcome Week will begin on Monday 20 September 2021. We appreciate that there are many things to consider so for the 2021-22 academic year we have included as much information as possible online, making it available wherever you are and whenever you join us. We will continue to update information as we get closer to September, so keep checking back to find out more.

National restrictions

We understand that you may be concerned about the impact of the ongoing national restrictions to reduce the spread of Covid-19 and the implementation of the government roadmap for England, and what this means for the University. We will continue to monitor the situation and update information and plans as appropriate ahead of September. In the meantime, you can find out more about our plans on our Preparing for Study pages for 2021 offer holders.

Information for offer holders


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Find out about moving into accommodation and living in Birmingham

Welcome Events

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We have online and on-campus events to Welcome you to Birmingham


Get to campus and find your way around


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Explore Birmingham
An international student experience - on campus and beyond!
University of Birmingham Aerial Campus Tour
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