Organising events

If you are planning an event at The University of Birmingham, these pages are a useful resource to help ensure all the correct procedures have been followed and the right forms have been completed.

Freedom of Speech

As a higher education provider, the University has a legal responsibility to uphold freedom of speech. The University has a Code of Practice, and if your event includes an external speaker you will need to complete a Speaker Request Form.

Find out more with our guide to Freedom of Speech

Marquees and/or tents on University premises

In order to protect and maintain the University grounds at the current high standards, a request form must be completed when marquees or tented structures are required on campus. Download the request form (above) and return it to the Conferences & events team in Hospitality and Accommodation Services within 28 days of your event. Any enquiries can be directed to the University of Birmingham | Conferences and Events team on 0121 415 8400.

Download a marquee request form (PDF - 169KB)

Conferences & events

The University of Birmingham provides event management services and a wide range of venues, for many different kinds of events. If you’d like to book a venue, arrange delivered catering or catering for an event, or have support for a conference, contact the team today on 0121 415 8400 or conferencesandevents@contacts.bham.ac.uk. Visit the Conferences & events website for a full listing of venues and services available.