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There are so many reasons why you should choose to study at University College Birmingham, including finding out more about our partnership with the University of Warwick, but don't just take our word for it.

We are the highest-ranking university in the region, according to the 2024 Whatuni Student Choice Awards, the only awards in the UK based solely on student choice. We are also best in the West Midlands for student support, international and postgraduate.

Exploring your future university can provide valuable insights into your chosen subject and campus lifestyle. Attending our open days is the ideal way to experience what it would be like to study at University College Birmingham.  

There is a lot on offer at our open days. From exploring our campus, to talking to your future lecturers, below is your guide for the day. 

Make the most out of your day

Ensure a smooth beginning to your day by planning ahead. Our campus is ideally located in the city centre of Birmingham, just a few minutes' walk from all major train and coach stations. Please arrive at our McIntyre House (B3 1PW) for registration. Here is how you can find us.

Travelling from outside of Birmingham?

We will reimburse you! Claim back public transport costs (bus, coach or train) up to the value of £50. After you have attended the open day, we will contact you to support you in processing your claim. The deadline for form submission is two weeks after the Open Day event. Please keep your receipts and ensure you register your attendance with our staff on the day.

If you are planning to drive, we cannot reimburse mileage, however we do have free car parking at our campus. We offer limited car park spaces on a first-come, first-served basis at Moss House B31QH (entrance form George Street).


Join our Welcome talk

To kick off your visit, you will learn more about University College Birmingham from our senior leadership team at our Welcome talk.

This talk will include an overview of lots of helpful information, from wellbeing and career support to accommodation and funding.

Reserve your spot

Gain insight about your course

Join our expert lecturers in an engaging exploration of your chosen course through interactive activities and workshops tailored to your academic interests.  

Curious about more than one subject area? You're welcome to participate in any course explorations that catch your eye!

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Get expert advice

After taking part in course-related activities, you are invited to attend our Information Hub talks. Join our team of experts and current students who will share their best advice and recommendations.

These sessions will cover your whole university journey, from the application process to being part of our student community.

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Explore the campus

After you have explored your course, it’s time for a well-deserved break. Check out our menu and grab a complimentary snack lunch on us! Food is served in McIntyre House and in our Summer Row building. 

You can also get to know your way around our campus. Explore on your own, or join our campus tour experts, who will tell you more about life at University College Birmingham, our facilities and answer any questions you may have.

Explore our facilities

Take a tour of accommodation

Discover more about our student accommodation at The Maltings, and get a feel for what your new ‘home from home’ could be like. Find out about the costs and the application process, plus jump onto an accommodation tour and take a look around. 

No need to book ahead; just ask our friendly student ambassadors for details about timings. 

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Meet our award-winning support staff 

On the day, you can have a one-to-one chat with any of our support staff, including finance, the Guild of Students and Admissions as well as Hired, our careers, employability and placements team. 

Have one of our trained experts look through your personal statement and offer advice and helpful tips and tricks. Haven’t started yet? Don’t worry! We can help you get things moving! 

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Can't make it to an open day? 

If you can't make it to our open day, look out for our upcoming campus tours. Our friendly student ambassadors will show you around the facilities and tell you all about student life at University College Birmingham. Times and dates are available on the booking form.

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FAQs for on-campus events

I would like to attend your open day – how do I book a place?

Do I need to bring a copy of my open day confirmation?

Yes. You can either print your open day confirmation and bring it with you, or have it open on your phone once you arrive so that we can register you on the day.

What time does the event start?

Registration starts at 9.30am. You will find more details in your open day programme.

Which campus do I need to go to?

Please arrive at McIntyre House for registration.

Will accommodation be open to view?

The University’s halls of residence at The Maltings will be available to view on the day. You don’t need to book an accommodation tour in advance. You can join a tour once you arrive.

I have not received email confirmation of my booking – what should I do?

If you do not receive a confirmation email of your booking, please contact us. You can email events@ucb.ac.uk or call 0121 232 4300. Remember to check your junk mail.

Do I need to let you know if I or one of my guests has a disability?

Please let us know in advance and we will be happy to make further arrangements. You can email events@ucb.ac.uk or call 0121 232 4300.

I am an international student, can I attend the open day?

Our open days are on-campus events. If you are not based in England at the time of the event, please see our virtual tours page.

Can I bring someone with me to the event?

We welcome family and supporters to our events. We advise you don’t bring more than three people with you.

What do I do if I miss the open day?

Things happen, and we understand. If you can't make it, contact us at events@ucb.ac.uk and we will try and arrange a campus visit for you.

Can I make an application at the open day?

If you are considering only applying to us, you can apply direct on the spot. No fees and no need for a personal statement. Our admissions staff will be there to guide you.

Is there car parking available?

We offer limited car parking on a first-come, first-served basis at Moss House B31QH (entrance form George Street).

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