Additional spaces are now available to book for our undergraduate and college campus tours.
University College Birmingham is offering limited campus tours for prospective students who want to apply for 2021.
The campus tour will consist of a walking tour and will be undertaken by a Student Ambassador. Each tour will take approximately one hour and will include all facilities across our three sites – McIntyre House, Moss House and Summer Row.
We are pleased to announce that from 2 June, our student accommodation will be open for viewings during our undergraduate campus tours. Information with walking directions to our accommodation will be provided when you register for your campus tour. For further information, please see our accommodation FAQs here.
Please note academic staff will not be available to speak to.
We are happy to announce that we will be delivering campus tours in the summer term in line with the current government guidelines.
- Every Wednesday from 2 June to 28 July 2021
- Wednesday 2 June 2021
- Thursday 3 June 2021
- Every Wednesday from 9 June to 28 July 2021
Please note, your booking party must only contain those within your household/support bubble.
If you are under 18, you will need to be accompanied by a parent/guardian (who must be aged over 18). Regrettably, due to safeguarding guidelines, if you are aged under 18 and attend a campus tour without a parent/guardian, we will be unable to take you on a campus tour.
If you or any member of your booking party have any coronavirus symptoms, please do not attend your tour. Please email email@example.com if you can longer attend.
Frequently asked questions
How long do tours last for?
Tours run for 1 hour and are undertaken by a student ambassador. Each tour will include all facilities across our three sites – McIntyre House, Moss House and Summer Row.
Can family and friends come along too?
We know you'll be seeking the advice and guidance of your family when making your decision, but the safety of our community and visitors remains our number one priority. Therefore, our campus tours are currently limited to one prospective student per time slot, with a maximum of two guests per prospective student. Please note that on some occasions, we may need to take you on a tour with another prospective student and their guests (maximum group size will be 6 visitors).
All staff, students and visitors will be expected to wear a face-covering while indoors on all University sites. Please follow our health and safety guidelines while on campus.
Please note, your booking party must only contain those within your household/support bubble. If you are under 18, you will need to be accompanied by a parent/guardian (who must be aged over 18). Regrettably, due to safeguarding guidelines, if you are aged under 18 and attend a campus tour without a parent/guardian, we will be unable to take you on a campus tour.
Is parking available?
We have limited designated parking available in the city centre at The Link building (Charlotte Street). Please use postcode B3 1JJ if using a sat nav. Please note, parking will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis.
Please be aware that major roadworks are being carried out in the area, which may affect your journey.
Where is the nearest train station?
Birmingham Snow Hill and Birmingham New Street stations are a 10-minute walk from University College Birmingham. You can view a walking map here.
Do I need to take a Covid-19 test before attending the tour?
Where possible, we advise you take a Covid-19 lateral flow test prior to coming onto campus. You can find your nearest Covid-19 lateral flow test site here. If you or any member of your booking party do take a Covid-19 test and it is positive, please do not attend the campus tour. Please note, UCB will not provide testing facilities to visitors.
What if I am running late on the day?
Please call ahead on 0121 232 4300 to advise of any lateness as we have allocated a set tour, and this may result in your tour being cut short.
Will refreshments be provided?
We are pleased to announce that our onsite catering facility at McIntyre House (Eatspace cafe) will be open for you to purchase refreshments.
Do I need to wear a face covering whilst on the tour?
Yes, all staff, students and visitors will be expected to wear a face covering while indoors on all University sites. Please let staff know on arrival if you are exempt from wearing a face covering.
Will I be able to see the accommodation?
From 2 June, our student accommodation will be open for viewings during our undergraduate campus tours. Please see our accommodation-specific FAQs here.
Will I be able to speak with members of the teaching team?
Our campus tours only include a tour of our campus. If you would like to find out more about your course of interest, our student ambassadors and members of the marketing team will be happy to answer any questions you may have. You may also like to attend our next open day, where you can attend a course presentation and talks and drop-in sessions from other services within the University. To find out about our upcoming open days, click here.
Do you have support for visitors with a disability?
What should I do if I have a positive Covid-19 test after attending a tour?
If you or any of your booking party have a positive Covid-19 test after attending a tour please inform us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We will then follow test and trace guidance.
FAQ - campus tours of student accommodation (undergraduate only)
How long will a tour of the student accommodation last and what will it consist of?
Our accommodation tours will last for 5-10 minutes. As part of your tour, you will have the opportunity to look around a show flat in our student accommodation, The Maltings. Unfortunately, due to current covid- 19 guidance, we will be unable to show you around other facilities, including The Guild Space, sports hall or other communal facilities. To find out more about our student accommodation, click here.
Is transport supplied to see the accommodation?
Transport will not be provided as our accommodation is only a 15-minute walk away from our campuses and is very easy to get to.
How do I get to the accommodation?
Information with walking directions to our accommodation, including the address click here, will be provided when you register for your campus tour. Walking to see our accommodation is a great way to get a feel for and to see part of the city centre. Please register when you arrive for your campus tour at McIntyre House before visiting the accommodation.
What happens when I arrive at the accommodation?
Upon arriving at our accommodation, a member of the accommodation team will greet you and sign you in. You will then be shown around our show flat.
I have a question about accommodation, will there be anyone I can speak to?
Our accommodation team, based at The Link campus building, will be on hand throughout the campus tours to answer any questions you may have. Please make your student ambassador aware that you would like to speak with them, and they will build this into your tour for you. Our accommodation team, based at The Maltings, can also answer any questions you may have.
What times will the accommodation be open to view?
Our accommodation will be open to view from 9am-5pm on the 2 June. The last viewing will be at 4.30pm. From the 9 June onwards our accommodation will be open to view from 12pm – 4pm. The last viewing will be 3.30pm.
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