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University and College Experience Days

Are your students curious about life at college or university?

Book a bespoke campus visit to University College Birmingham. Students will get to explore college and university life through a range of activities, including guest speakers and a private campus tour, while we can also tailor the day to include subject-specific talks (depending on academic availability).

We also always have our brilliant student ambassadors on hand to support our experience days and often include an ambassador Q&A session, as we know how important it is for school students to speak to our current students.   

Our aim for our campus experience days is simple: to provide your students with a fun and educational insight into life after school, whether that be for college or for university.

Example Agenda

  • Introduction to college/university life


    Student finance session and budgeting activity/quiz


    Campus and facilities tour


    Lunch on campus


    Meet our students (Q&A session with our ambassadors)

Possible extras: Guest speaker session (depending on availability) and a subject-specific talk and taster session (dependent on date and staff availability)


How long is an experience day?

Our on-campus experience days usually run from 10am-2pm to leave us enough time to get through the range of activities we plan.

However, this is flexible, and we will work with each school to tailor the day to best suit your requirements.

Is lunch provided?

We do not provide lunches for our campus experience days, but we will always allocate some time for students to eat at either our Summer Row Café or EatSpace area in McIntyre house to ensure they get a full experience of our campus.

Is parking available?

If you are travelling via minibus, we can usually sort a parking space for this. Please note, there are no coach or large bus spaces available at our campuses.

If you require parking, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can work to arrange this for you.

Which year groups are these days tailored to, and is there a maximum number of students I can bring?

Our campus experience days are suitable and tailored to Years 9-13, and our maximum capacity is 50 students per group.

What are we shown during the campus tour?

Our campus tours, headed by our fantastic student ambassadors, will show you a range of the brilliant facilities we have here at University College Birmingham. Dependent on time, it will include a tour of our Summer Row, McIntyre House and Moss House buildings.

If your cohort of students is interested in a particular area, we can also show you a facility specifically related to that course. For example, if the students you bring are interested in working in tourism or aviation, we can show you our state-of-the-art Aviation and Tourism Suite, which contains a mock plane cabin as well as check-in areas for students to use. If there is anything in particular you would like to see, please let us know in advance, and we will try to arrange this.

How to book

If you are interested in booking a campus experience day with us, please email us at schoolsliaison@ucb.ac.uk with ‘University and College Experience Day’ in the subject line. Please also include dates that you would like to book in for and if there is anything specific you are interested in. A member of our Schools Liaison team will get back to you as soon as possible.

Alternatively, please call 0121 232 4300 for more information.

Visits must be booked by school/college staff. If you are an individual interested in taster sessions, please look at our taster activities.

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