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 2024 will begin on Monday 23 September, with Arrivals Weekend taking place on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September.

Teaching for the 2024/25 academic year will begin on Monday 30 September.

These pages will be updated with more information as we get ready to welcome you!

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

Also in 'Welcome'

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