Arrivals Weekend will be Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September 2018. This is the main time for you to move into your student accommodation, and there will be lots happening on campus to help you settle in.
Moving into accommodation
Students who are moving into University accommodation will most likely arrive at their accommodation site first. Visit our moving in page to understand more about what will happen on the day.
If you are moving into private or 3rd party accommodation, you should check with your moving arrangements with your landlord or accommodation provider.
We run a free airport collection service for international students arriving to Birmingham Airport (BHX) or London Heathrow (LHR) over Arrivals Weekend. Visit our airport collection page to find out more and book your place.
Our essential checklist for students will help you determine what you will need to do when you arrive. Many of the administrative tasks you need to do will be accessible from the Welcome Village. This is made up of a series of large, white marquees (temporary buildings) and situated next to the clock tower (Old Joe) in Chancellor's Court on the Edgbaston Campus. The Welcome Village comprises:
Welcome Marquee, including campus tours
The Welcome Marquee in Chancellor's Court (Edgbaston Campus) will be open for you to meet the services that are here to support you and help you enjoy your time at the University. You can book a campus tour, pick up a campus map or ask one of our Welcome Assistants for help.
The Welcome Student Hub will provide ID cards for UK/EU students, and Online Registration support, and letters and statements for all students.
International Welcome Hub
The International Welcome Hub will provide Right to Study checks and ID cards for international students.
Biometric Residence Permit Zone (BRP)
If you are an international student and have chosen to collect your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) from campus, you will need to request an appointment with the International Students' Advisory Service (ISAS) to collect it from the BRP Zone based in the Nuffield Building (R9 - Edgbaston Campus).
If you have an appointment at the BRP Zone, you do not need to visit the International Welcome Hub.
Parents' Welcome Addresses
Open to parents, carers, partners and friends of new students, the Parents' Welcome Addresses are designed to give you an insight into life at the University and information about the range of services and support available to students. Bookings for September 2018 will be released later in the year.
Our friendly student Welcome Assistants will be on hand to help your Arrivals Weekend go as smoothly as possible. They will be wearing bright blue tshirts and jumpers and will be happy to direct you or answer any questions you may have. Check our where to find help page for more advice.
Free Parking and Travel Disruption
There will be free parking available all weekend in the multi-storey North East Car Park on Pritchatts Road (enter Pritchatts Road into your satnav, rather than the postcode). Due to the limited parking available at student accommodation, we ask you to move your car here once you have unloaded your belongings.
Please note that there are major roadworks taking place on the M5 motorway, which may affect your journey to the University. Highways England are advising people travelling across the country to plan ahead and consider alternative routes such as the M42 and M6 or M6 Toll. Traffic management restrictions will be in place in the area until Autumn 2018.