Student events

Our student events calendar will help you find events taking place over the summer. From meeting new people to developing skills, there are a variety of events taking place across the University. We've hand-picked some of the highlights that we think you will find interesting and useful.

Unless specified otherwise, events are suitable for all undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Got a student event you would like to be added? Contact the Student Experience Projects Team.

Daily events and services

Galleries and museums on campus

Galleries at Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00-17:00, Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Suitable for all students.

The galleries at the Barber are once again open for all to enjoy!

In our delightful Art Deco galleries you’ll find paintings by the greatest artists of their time, from Botticelli, Bellini, Rubens and Van Dyck, to Vigée Le Brun, Turner, Monet, Renoir and Magritte. You’ll also see superb works of decorative art and sculpture, as well as changing displays of prints and drawings and a coin exhibition. Find out about the summer exhibition Making a Mark.

Before you visit, please see our website to familiarise yourself with the changes we’ve made to ensure your visit is safe and comfortable. Booking is essential for all gallery visits. The last timed tickets are available at 16:00. Please book in advance to avoid any disappointment.

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Lapworth Museum of Geology

Tuesday-Friday, 10:00-16:30, and Saturday 12:00-17:00, Lapworth Museum of Geology

The Lapworth Museum of Geology are delighted to welcome visitors back to explore life over the past 3.5 billion years! Explore the collections, meet Roary the campus dinosaur, and enjoy the interactive exhibits.

From rocks and fossils to volcanoes, earthquakes, and even dinosaurs, the Museum captures the imagination of all ages. Entry to the museum is free, but book your timed entry slot in advance.

The museum will be closed for maintenance from Monday 5 July and is planned to reopen on Wednesday 21 July.

Book now

Winterbourne House and Garden

Daily, 10:30-17:00 (last entry 16:30), Winterbourne House and Garden, Edgbaston Park Road

Suitable for all students.

Winterbourne House and Garden is open daily, including the shop and tea room. Explore the Edwardian Arts and Crafts garden, lovingly created by the homeowners Margaret and John Nettlefield. Discover the garden's treasures, find a place to relax, and take in the views across the hidden Edgbaston pool.

Entry is free with your student ID card (and for your children under 16).

Find out more

Academic support

Academic Skills Centre appointments

Monday-Friday, 09:00-17:00, online

Suitable for undergraduate, postgraduate taught, and MRes students

The Academic Skills Centre offer confidential individual appointments for undergraduates, postgraduate taught and MRes students (for writing skills) to help with: writing skills, study strategies, referencing, and searching for high quality sources for your assignments.

Appointments are available throughout the academic year from Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:00, with a reduced service outside of term time. We can offer you four appointments per academic year. For students in Singapore, appointments are available Monday to Friday 09:00 to 12:00 UK time (17:00 and 20:00 Singapore time) via Zoom. Please book five working days in advance.

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Digital Skills appointments

Monday-Friday, 09:00-17:00, online

Suitable for all students

The Digital Skills team provides one to one appointments for advice or software support related to a specific task or activity.

The focus of a one-to-one session is to help you to develop the skills that you need in order to be competent in the requisite software. A one-to-one appointment offers a range of approaches that can help you to develop the skills needed to complete your tasks, activities, studies or research. They are not a passive form of learning; by this we mean that we will not “do it for you”. Instead we will help you to develop the skills that you need in order to be successful in your endeavours.

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Maths Support Centre

Wednesday, 09:00-17:00, online

Suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate taught students

Many students experience difficulties with mathematical and statistical content during their university studies. We offer advice and support to Taught students from all disciplines. Whether you need help with your programme of study or guidance on numerical reasoning tests, we are here to help you develop your mathematical skills. Currently our Maths advisor is undertaking half hourly appointments every Wednesday from 9:00-17:00 via Zoom.

Book now

Research Skills appointments

Monday-Friday, 09:00-17:00, online

Suitable for postgraduate research students

The Research Skills Team offers one-to-one appointments on the following topics:

  • Literature searching (advising on but not undertaking literature/systematic reviews)
  • Referencing and EndNote
  • ORCiD and curating online publication profile
  • Research metrics
  • Using other libraries
  • Introductory advice in Open Access, Research Data Management and copyright

Book now

Wellbeing support

Pause@UoB drop-ins

Monday - Friday, 10:00-17:00, by phone

Suitable for students up to their 25th birthday.

Pause@UoB are an NHS-backed initiative that offers you emotional support right here on campus, led by our friendly team of qualified therapists, practitioners and trained volunteers. During the current national lockdown period, Pause@UoB are continuing to offer a telephone support service. We hope to return to face-to-face services as soon as we are able to.

Find out more

UBHeard - mental health support line

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Suitable for all students

UBHeard is a confidential listening and support service for all registered students (undergraduate and postgraduate) that gives you immediate emotional and mental health support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

You will be able to speak to a mental health professional and counsellor who will guide you through any issues you may currently be facing – at University or at home. UBHeard offers immediate in-the-moment telephone support, and where appropriate, up to six sessions of counselling for mild-moderate issues.

Find out more

Regular prayer and worship

The Multi-Faith Chaplaincy are providing regular opportunities for collective prayer and worship across various faith traditions, both in person and online. Subscribe to the weekly Multi-Faith Chaplaincy newsletter to find out what is happening each week.

Subscribe to the newsletter

Wednesday Prayer

Wednesdays, 12:30-12:45, live broadcast

Join the Christian chaplains throughout the season of Lent for a time of prayer. You can watch live on Facebook, or come back to it at a time that suits you.

Friday Prayers

Fridays, 13:30-13:50 and 14:14-14:35, Multi-Faith Chaplaincy at St Francis Hall (Edgbaston Campus)

The Multi-Faith Chaplaincy will be holding Salatul Jum’uah (The Friday Prayer) each week for students and staff. Two timeslots are available and spaces must be booked in advance. Please ensure you have read and understood the guidelines before booking your slot.

Book now

Sunday Mass

Sundays at Newman House

Join our Catholic Chaplains for a New Roman Catholic Sunday Mass at Newman House. Please contact Fr Kensy Joseph SJ or Sr Dr Una Coogan for details.

Contact Fr Kensy

Contact Sr Una

UoB Sport & Fitness

UoB Sport & Fitness remains open for gym, swim, and classes, as well as Tiverton Gym, with a full timetable available 7 days a week.

Short-term memberships are available for students giving you flexibility over the summer period and beyond. You can also use Pay & Go for classes and some activities.

See class timetables

Join now

Events this month

PG Lunchtime Mindfulness

Thursday 1 July, 16:00-17:00, online event

Suitable for postgraduate students

Take a break in the middle of the day to relax and refresh your mind. Sessions include a guided mindfulness practice and tips for building composure into your day.

Join our trained instructor and Alumnus, Dr Michael Roberts of The Mindfulness Tree, on Zoom for a guided mindfulness practice and tips for building composure into your day.

Book now

Making a Mark - Curator Talk

Thursday 1 July, 18:00-19:00, online event

Suitable for all students

Join the postgraduate student curators of Marking a Mark, as they chair a free, informal webinar given by Rosie Razzall (Curator of Prints and Drawing, Royal Collection Trust) and Robert Wenley, (Deputy Director and Head of Collections, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts), exploring this year’s exhibition partnership which showcases Dutch and Flemish old master drawings.

Following an exhibition introduction, the rich histories of the Barber’s and the Royal Collection’s very different holdings of Dutch and Flemish drawings will be discussed, revealing the personalities and strategies behind their formation. The audience will be invited to join the conversation, through a concluding Q&A.

Book now

ORCiD for Early Career Researchers

Friday 2 July, 10:00-10:45, online

Suitable for postgraduate research students

Join the Research Skills team in this session for early career researchers and PGR students who have published a little or are about to publish to:

  • Identify your research outputs (posters, slides, blogposts)
  • Create an ORCiD profile and add outputs
  • Link with PURE

Book now

PhD Chat: Creative Visualisation

Friday 2 July, 12:00-13:00, online event

Suitable for postgraduate research students

Are you at the beginning stages of a section of your work and are unsure how to proceed? Or have you hit a wall in your writing and are trying to figure out where to go next? Wherever you are in your planning or writing process, creative visualisation can help break through mental blocks and open up new avenues for engaging with your work.

Come join a Westmere Scholar for this guided meditative activity. All you need to bring are a problem or section of your thesis that you are working through, comfortable clothing you can relax in, and pen and paper or other tools for taking notes afterward. We will begin by briefly sharing what we're working on (optional), followed by a guided meditation. After the exercise there will be some time to take notes on any insights, as well as discussion about what you discovered.

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Guild Advice: Appeals drop-in

Monday 5 July, 10:00-12:00 and 13:30-15:30, online event

Suitable for all students

Are you looking to appeal your final results? Guild Advice are offering confidential advice drop-ins via Zoom to help you out. Each drop in will last approximately 15 minutes and will be one-to-one with an Advisor. 

They will be able to advise you on how to appeal and if you have clear grounds to appeal, and can also discus any evidence you may need to present a clear case. The drop-ins run on a first come first served basis; if there are people ahead of you please be mindful that your Zoom name will be visible to others in the waiting room and therefore you may wish to change this.

Register for morning session

Register for afternoon session

PG Yoga - Monday Wind-Down

Monday 5 July, 16:00-17:00, online event

Suitable for postgraduate students

Take time away from your day to reset mentally and physically with this short yoga practice, no experience necessary! During the class participants will be muted so feel free to have your own music on at home if you wish.

Classes will be held via Zoom, live with our qualified Instructor, Sarah Fleming. The class is open to all postgraduates (taught and research) and is an excellent opportunity to join our online community in a relaxing yoga class, offering great benefits for both your posture and general wellbeing.

Book now

Culture Shock Group

Tuesday 6 July, 13:00-14:00, The Lodge at North Gate

Suitable for international students (including EU and EEA)

Excited? Confused? Irritated? Worried? Interested? Lonely?

Moving to a new country and transitioning into a new education system can be difficult. This group, supported by Pause@UoB, is an informal, safe space where you can make friends and exchange thoughts about your experiences of moving to the UK to study.

Book now

Tea with a Research Librarian

Tuesday 6 July, 15:00-16:00, online

Suitable for postgraduate research students

Each Tuesday one of our Research Skills Advisors makes themselves a cup of tea and waits patiently for your questions. Join them via Zoom to keep them company, and ask anything research skills or library-related:

  • Library collections and resources
  • Doing excellent literature searching
  • Managing your references
  • Basics of managing data
  • Setting up an ORCID
  • Anything else library related you've always wanted to ask - no question too basic!

Sessions will run until Tuesday 27 July. There will be a break during August, but we will start again on Tuesday 7 September. Just email us for the Zoom link.

Email now

Top Tips for Online Applicants

Tuesday 6 July, 17:00-18:00, online event

Suitable for all students

Information on why employers use online forms, how to prepare and some top tips for tackling the most common types of questions, with Careers Network.

Book now

The Wellbeing Garden with Pause@UoB

Wednesday 7 July, 13:00-15:00, North Gate

Suitable for all students

Join us on Wednesday afternoons to get some fresh air and experience how nature and gardening can help with your mental health, as well as meeting other students.

No experience needed – just an interest in gardening or being outdoors! You can find us at The Lodge (the little house next to North Gate) on the Green Heart.

Book now

Wellbeing Walks at Winterbourne

Wednesday 7 July, 14:00-16:00, Winterbourne House and Gardens

Suitable for all students

Join a member of the Pause@UoB team for a relaxing afternoon walking and talking around the Winterbourne Gardens.

Book now

Your Postgrad Dissertation, Your Future Career

Wednesday 7 July, 14:00-15:00, online event

Suitable for postgraduate students

An interactive webinar to support postgraduates to reflect on the employability skills developed through your dissertation, with Careers Network.

Book now

PG Lunchtime Mindfulness

Thursday 8 July, 16:00-17:00, online event

Suitable for postgraduate students

Take a break in the middle of the day to relax and refresh your mind. Sessions include a guided mindfulness practice and tips for building composure into your day.

Join our trained instructor and Alumnus, Dr Michael Roberts of The Mindfulness Tree, on Zoom for a guided mindfulness practice and tips for building composure into your day.

Book now

Rare Plant Fair at Winterbourne

Sunday 11 July, 10:30-16:30, Winterbourne House and Garden

Suitable for all students.

The renowned Rare Plant Fair returns to Winterbourne with their stalls of suppliers and experts from up and down the country. With the house and garden also open as normal, this is a great day out for plant lovers and the whole family.

Entry to Winterbourne is free for all students and staff with your ID card.

Book now

PGR Writing Summer School

Monday 12 - Friday 16 July, online

Suitable for postgraduate research students

The PGR Writing Summer School is usually held in July each year, with workshops covering a range of writing topics. This annual event gives you the opportunity to consider your writing from a range of perspectives; practise your writing in the context of your own work; increase your confidence in your writing and network with other postgraduate researchers.

Register now

PGT Shut Up and Work!

Monday 12 July, 13:00-16:00, online event

Suitable for postgraduate taught students

Join a supportive, structured working session, where you can get on with your writing, reading and studying distraction-free.

Please join the session with a task of work to complete over the three hours, and everything you might need in terms of study resources and materials.

Book now

PG Yoga - Monday Wind-Down

Monday 12 July, 16:00-17:00, online event

Suitable for postgraduate students

Take time away from your day to reset mentally and physically with this short yoga practice, no experience necessary! During the class participants will be muted so feel free to have your own music on at home if you wish.

Classes will be held via Zoom, live with our qualified Instructor, Sarah Fleming. The class is open to all postgraduates (taught and research) and is an excellent opportunity to join our online community in a relaxing yoga class, offering great benefits for both your posture and general wellbeing.

Book now

Culture Shock Group

Tuesday 13 July, 13:00-14:00, The Lodge at North Gate

Suitable for international students (including EU and EEA)

Excited? Confused? Irritated? Worried? Interested? Lonely?

Moving to a new country and transitioning into a new education system can be difficult. This group, supported by Pause@UoB, is an informal, safe space where you can make friends and exchange thoughts about your experiences of moving to the UK to study.

Book now

Interfaith Leavers' Service

Tuesday 13 July, from 14:00, online event

Suitable for all students, particularly those graduating

Join the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy team for a livestreamed virtual service to recognise and celebrate the achievements of our 2021 leavers, and to wish each other well for the future. The service will be livestreamed on Facebook. Contact Fr Kensy Joseph or Alex Ferranti for further information.

Tea with a Research Librarian

Tuesday 13 July, 15:00-16:00, online

Suitable for postgraduate research students

Each Tuesday one of our Research Skills Advisors makes themselves a cup of tea and waits patiently for your questions. Join them via Zoom to keep them company, and ask anything research skills or library-related:

  • Library collections and resources
  • Doing excellent literature searching
  • Managing your references
  • Basics of managing data
  • Setting up an ORCID
  • Anything else library related you've always wanted to ask - no question too basic!

Sessions will run until Tuesday 27 July. There will be a break during August, but we will start again on Tuesday 7 September. Just email us for the Zoom link.

Email now

Promoting your Postgrad Skills to Employers

Wednesday 14 July, 10:00, online event

Suitable for postgraduate students

An interactive webinar with Careers Network for PGT and PGR students. This webinar counts towards the Postgraduate Professional Development Award for PGT students.

Book now

The Wellbeing Garden with Pause@UoB

Wednesday 14 July, 13:00-15:00, North Gate

Suitable for all students

Join us on Wednesday afternoons to get some fresh air and experience how nature and gardening can help with your mental health, as well as meeting other students.

No experience needed – just an interest in gardening or being outdoors! You can find us at The Lodge (the little house next to North Gate) on the Green Heart.

Book now

PGT Essentials: Online Productivity Tools

Wednesday 14 July, 14:00-15:00, online event

Suitable for postgraduate taught students

Procrastination and productivity are familiar challenges for so many of us when studying - but what are the best ways to tackle them? How can we use online tools to motivateus, rather than distract us?

Join the University Graduate School and the Academic Skills Centre for this online workshop about online productivity tools. The hour-long workshop covers:

  • Why we procrastinate, and how we might beat it.
  • Tips for time-management and independent learning.
  • Resources for online time management - strategies, apps, websites.
  • Time for a Q&A, where you can raise your own concerns (and success stories!) around procrastination and productivity.

Book now

Wellbeing Walks at Winterbourne

Wednesday 14 July, 14:00-16:00, Winterbourne House and Gardens

Suitable for all students

Join a member of the Pause@UoB team for a relaxing afternoon walking and talking around the Winterbourne Gardens.

Book now

PG Lunchtime Mindfulness

Thursday 15 July, 16:00-17:00, online event

Suitable for postgraduate students

Take a break in the middle of the day to relax and refresh your mind. Sessions include a guided mindfulness practice and tips for building composure into your day.

Join our trained instructor and Alumnus, Dr Michael Roberts of The Mindfulness Tree, on Zoom for a guided mindfulness practice and tips for building composure into your day.

Book now

Zoom in on Nature with Pippa Pixley - Family Workshop

Saturday 17 July, 10:00-11:30, online event

Suitable for students with children/young relatives

A Look, Notice and Sketch workshop inspired by depictions of the natural world found in the Barber Institute's summer exhibition Making a Mark.

Join artist and author Pippa Pixley to explore sketchbooking techniques and embrace a free and gestural drawing style. Experiment with drawing materials, scribble down ideas, document multiple views, create beautiful things and have fun!

Suitable for children aged 5 years and over. One ticket equals one household. Children must have an adult present at all times whilst on Zoom.

Book now

PGT Shut Up and Work!

Monday 19 July, 13:00-16:00, online event

Suitable for postgraduate taught students

Join a supportive, structured working session, where you can get on with your writing, reading and studying distraction-free.

Please join the session with a task of work to complete over the three hours, and everything you might need in terms of study resources and materials.

Book now

PG Yoga - Monday Wind-Down

Monday 19 July, 16:00-17:00, online event

Suitable for postgraduate students

Take time away from your day to reset mentally and physically with this short yoga practice, no experience necessary! During the class participants will be muted so feel free to have your own music on at home if you wish.

Classes will be held via Zoom, live with our qualified Instructor, Sarah Fleming. The class is open to all postgraduates (taught and research) and is an excellent opportunity to join our online community in a relaxing yoga class, offering great benefits for both your posture and general wellbeing.

Book now

Culture Shock Group

Tuesday 20 July, 13:00-14:00, The Lodge at North Gate

Suitable for international students (including EU and EEA)

Excited? Confused? Irritated? Worried? Interested? Lonely?

Moving to a new country and transitioning into a new education system can be difficult. This group, supported by Pause@UoB, is an informal, safe space where you can make friends and exchange thoughts about your experiences of moving to the UK to study.

Book now

Tea with a Research Librarian

Tuesday 20 July, 15:00-16:00, online

Suitable for postgraduate research students

Each Tuesday one of our Research Skills Advisors makes themselves a cup of tea and waits patiently for your questions. Join them via Zoom to keep them company, and ask anything research skills or library-related:

  • Library collections and resources
  • Doing excellent literature searching
  • Managing your references
  • Basics of managing data
  • Setting up an ORCID
  • Anything else library related you've always wanted to ask - no question too basic!

Sessions will run until Tuesday 27 July. There will be a break during August, but we will start again on Tuesday 7 September. Just email us for the Zoom link.

Email now

The Wellbeing Garden with Pause@UoB

Wednesday 21 July, 13:00-15:00, North Gate

Suitable for all students

Join us on Wednesday afternoons to get some fresh air and experience how nature and gardening can help with your mental health, as well as meeting other students.

No experience needed – just an interest in gardening or being outdoors! You can find us at The Lodge (the little house next to North Gate) on the Green Heart.

Book now

Wellbeing Walks at Winterbourne

Wednesday 21 July, 14:00-16:00, Winterbourne House and Gardens

Suitable for all students

Join a member of the Pause@UoB team for a relaxing afternoon walking and talking around the Winterbourne Gardens.

Book now

PG Lunchtime Mindfulness

Thursday 22 July, 16:00-17:00, online event

Suitable for postgraduate students

Take a break in the middle of the day to relax and refresh your mind. Sessions include a guided mindfulness practice and tips for building composure into your day.

Join our trained instructor and Alumnus, Dr Michael Roberts of The Mindfulness Tree, on Zoom for a guided mindfulness practice and tips for building composure into your day.

Book now

PG Yoga - Monday Wind-Down

Monday 26 July, 16:00-17:00, online event

Suitable for postgraduate students

Take time away from your day to reset mentally and physically with this short yoga practice, no experience necessary! During the class participants will be muted so feel free to have your own music on at home if you wish.

Classes will be held via Zoom, live with our qualified Instructor, Sarah Fleming. The class is open to all postgraduates (taught and research) and is an excellent opportunity to join our online community in a relaxing yoga class, offering great benefits for both your posture and general wellbeing.

Book now

Culture Shock Group

Tuesday 27 July, 13:00-14:00, The Lodge at North Gate

Suitable for international students (including EU and EEA)

Excited? Confused? Irritated? Worried? Interested? Lonely?

Moving to a new country and transitioning into a new education system can be difficult. This group, supported by Pause@UoB, is an informal, safe space where you can make friends and exchange thoughts about your experiences of moving to the UK to study.

Book now

Tea with a Research Librarian

Tuesday 27 July, 15:00-16:00, online

Suitable for postgraduate research students

Each Tuesday one of our Research Skills Advisors makes themselves a cup of tea and waits patiently for your questions. Join them via Zoom to keep them company, and ask anything research skills or library-related:

  • Library collections and resources
  • Doing excellent literature searching
  • Managing your references
  • Basics of managing data
  • Setting up an ORCID
  • Anything else library related you've always wanted to ask - no question too basic!

Sessions will run until Tuesday 27 July. There will be a break during August, but we will start again on Tuesday 7 September. Just email us for the Zoom link.

Email now

Queering the Collection: Alexander the Great - an evening of film with CineQ and Dr Greg Salter

Tuesday 27 July, 19:00-20:30, online event

Suitable for all students aged 18+

The Barber Institute are excited to welcome back CineQ for an evening of queer short film responding to the Barber's distinctive and characterful Renaissance painting, Alexander the Great by The Master of the Griselda Legend c.1494, examining notions of power, masculinity, and gender expression.

Lecturer in History of Art, Dr Gregory Salter, will be introducing the evening with a queer reading of the work. Dr Salter will be reflecting on the painting through a queer 'contemporary' lens, importing references and ideas from the current day to a time where queerness, as we understand it today, didn't necessarily exist.

Book now

Family Fun at Lapworth: Ichthyosaur Jigsaw

Wednesday 28 July, 11:00-14:00, online event

Suitable for students with children/young relatives

Create your own Ichthyosaur - from your recycling! 

Explore the incredible Ichthyosaur in this free, one hour artist-led workshop hosted on Zoom. Using items you would usually recycle or throw away, Darrell Wakelam will show you how to create a prehistoric portrait of this ancient marine reptile. Discover the shapes and patterns found in ichthyosaur fossils and learn how to recreate them using household objects.

Book now

 

The Wellbeing Garden with Pause@UoB

Wednesday 28 July, 13:00-15:00, North Gate

Suitable for all students

Join us on Wednesday afternoons to get some fresh air and experience how nature and gardening can help with your mental health, as well as meeting other students.

No experience needed – just an interest in gardening or being outdoors! You can find us at The Lodge (the little house next to North Gate) on the Green Heart.

Book now

PGT Essentials: Writing Your Dissertation

Wednesday 28 July, 14:00-15:00, online event

Suitable for postgraduate taught students

Join the University Graduate School and the Academic Skills Centre for this online workshop, followed by a Q&A where you can ask any questions related to dissertations and writing.

The workshop covers:

  • How to approach writing your dissertation,
  • How to improve your writing,
  • How to plan and structure your writing,
  • Where to find resources for further help,
  • Advice for writing reflectively/critically,
  • and a Q&A where you can ask our academic expert for help and advice.

Book now

Wellbeing Walks at Winterbourne

Wednesday 28 July, 14:00-16:00, Winterbourne House and Gardens

Suitable for all students

Join a member of the Pause@UoB team for a relaxing afternoon walking and talking around the Winterbourne Gardens.

Book now

Crafted in Time: Clay Tile Workshop

Thursday 29 July, 18:30-19:30, online event

Suitable for all students

Artist Rachel Akers will lead an engaging online workshop in which you will create a beautiful clay tile inspired by the Lapworth Museum.

Be inspired by the fossils and drawings in the Lapworth Museum and create a beautiful tile (or two!) to hang on your wall. Rachel will talk you through the steps involved in creating a clay tile using joining techniques with a terracotta air-drying clay. This workshop is suitable for any skill level, as you will be led through each process and come away with a beautiful piece of art that you can be proud of.

Prior to the workshop, you will be sent a free kit in the post consisting of air drying clay, tools, and guides. Please note the free clay kits can be delivered to UK addresses only. If you are overseas, you are still more than welcome to register for this event and join in with your own clay materials.

Bookings for this workshop will open on Wednesday 30th June.

Find out more

PG Lunchtime Mindfulness

Thursday 29 July, 16:00-17:00, online event

Suitable for postgraduate students

Take a break in the middle of the day to relax and refresh your mind. Sessions include a guided mindfulness practice and tips for building composure into your day.

Join our trained instructor and Alumnus, Dr Michael Roberts of The Mindfulness Tree, on Zoom for a guided mindfulness practice and tips for building composure into your day.

Book now

Events in August

Culture Shock Group

Tuesday 3 August, 13:00-14:00, The Lodge at North Gate

Suitable for international students (including EU and EEA)

Excited? Confused? Irritated? Worried? Interested? Lonely?

Moving to a new country and transitioning into a new education system can be difficult. This group, supported by Pause@UoB, is an informal, safe space where you can make friends and exchange thoughts about your experiences of moving to the UK to study.

Book now

Family fun at Lapworth: Life in the Ice Age - a Mammoth Adventure!

Wednesday 4 August, 11:00-14:00, online event

Suitable for student with children/young relatives

Travel back with us, to a time when mammoths marched across the landscape and humans were making their mark in Britain. In this 40 minute talk, the Lapworth Museum have partnered with Creswell Crags Museum to bring you an exciting talk about Ice Age Britain.

Learn how Ice Age Britain and Europe were different to what we see today, how giant ice sheets form, and discover some of the amazing ancient discoveries made at Creswell Crags!

Book now

The Wellbeing Garden with Pause@UoB

Wednesday 4 August, 13:00-15:00, North Gate

Suitable for all students

Join us on Wednesday afternoons to get some fresh air and experience how nature and gardening can help with your mental health, as well as meeting other students.

No experience needed – just an interest in gardening or being outdoors! You can find us at The Lodge (the little house next to North Gate) on the Green Heart.

Book now

Wellbeing Walks at Winterbourne

Wednesday 4 August, 14:00-16:00, Winterbourne House and Gardens

Suitable for all students

Join a member of the Pause@UoB team for a relaxing afternoon walking and talking around the Winterbourne Gardens.

Book now

The Lines that Connect Us: drawing workshop with the Barber Institute

Wednesday 4 August and Sunday 8 August, 14:00-15:30, online event

Suitable for all students

When we draw, we deconstruct and we contemplate. The act of drawing lets us see how we would like to shape the world…

Explore Making a Mark, our summer exhibition of Dutch and Flemish drawings, with Birmingham-based artist duo, Hipkiss & Graney. These free online workshops will allow us to come together to explore artists of the past, whilst unlocking our own ways of making a mark. Throughout the workshop, we will deconstruct a drawing, reimagining it with our own drawn self-portraits.

Discover new, original ways of making and connecting with Hipkiss & Graney and try something new.

These workshops are open to anyone; no previous experience or skills are required. Please just bring yourself and your drawing tools of choice! The workshop will be hosted online via Zoom, with the link to join being shared in advance via email.

To help create an informal and social Zoom space, these workshops will not be recorded. Spaces are limited.

Book now (4 August)

Book now (8 August)

Culture Shock Group

Tuesday 10 August, 13:00-14:00, The Lodge at North Gate

Suitable for international students (including EU and EEA)

Excited? Confused? Irritated? Worried? Interested? Lonely?

Moving to a new country and transitioning into a new education system can be difficult. This group, supported by Pause@UoB, is an informal, safe space where you can make friends and exchange thoughts about your experiences of moving to the UK to study.

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Interview skills: top tips for postgrads

Tuesday 10 August, 15:00-16:00, online event

Suitable for postgraduate students

Join Careers Network to get practical tips on how to prepare for, and perform well in, academic and non-academic interviews.

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Family Fun at Lapworth: Crafts and Colouring

Wednesday 11 August, 10:00-17:00, online event

Suitable for students with children/young relatives

Head over to our Facebook page on 11th August at 10am where we will be uploading fun craft ideas and colouring pages which you can print out and try at home.

Crafts and activities you can have a go at are:

  • Edible Agate biscuits – Agates are beautiful minerals known for their beautiful patterns. Have a go at recreating the pattern on biscuits at home!
  • Grow your own crystals – Have a go at growing crystals in your own kitchen in this simple science experiment.
  • Close Up Rock Collage – see what rocks can look like when sliced very thinly and placed under powerful microscopes. Use the amazing colours and patterns to create a colourful collage.

The Wellbeing Garden with Pause@UoB

Wednesday 11 August, 13:00-15:00, North Gate

Suitable for all students

Join us on Wednesday afternoons to get some fresh air and experience how nature and gardening can help with your mental health, as well as meeting other students.

No experience needed – just an interest in gardening or being outdoors! You can find us at The Lodge (the little house next to North Gate) on the Green Heart.

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Wellbeing Walks at Winterbourne

Wednesday 11 August, 14:00-16:00, Winterbourne House and Gardens

Suitable for all students

Join a member of the Pause@UoB team for a relaxing afternoon walking and talking around the Winterbourne Gardens.

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PGT Essentials: Editing and Proofreading

Wednesday 11 August, 14:00-15:00, online event

Suitable for postgraduate taught students

If you've recently finished a full or partial draft of your dissertation, you might be feeling a bit lost or overwhelmed as to how to approach editing. You might be a perfectionist, looking to refine and polish your writing. Or, you might be looking ahead to an expected stage of rewriting before handing in.

Whatever stage you're at, if you're looking to learn more about the best methods for editing and proofreading, then this is the workshop for you.

Join the University Graduate School and the Academic Skills Centre for this online workshop on editing, followed by a Q&A where you can ask any questions related to getting your writing as good as it can be!

The workshop covers:

  • How to approach editing and proofreading,
  • Tried-and-tested methods for spotting typographical mistakes,
  • Where to find resources for further help,
  • Advice for developing your writing and argument,
  • and a Q&A where you can ask our academic expert for help and advice.

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Culture Shock Group

Tuesday 17 August, 13:00-14:00, The Lodge at North Gate

Suitable for international students (including EU and EEA)

Excited? Confused? Irritated? Worried? Interested? Lonely?

Moving to a new country and transitioning into a new education system can be difficult. This group, supported by Pause@UoB, is an informal, safe space where you can make friends and exchange thoughts about your experiences of moving to the UK to study.

Book now

Family Fun at Lapworth: Family Quiz

Wednesday 25 August, 11:00-12:00, online event

Suitable for students with children/young relatives

Get a team together at home or online for the first Lapworth Museum Family Quiz! From dinosaurs to volcanoes there will be something for everyone to enjoy and have a go at answering in this week’s family event!

The quiz will have 30 questions in 6 rounds of 5 questions.

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The Wellbeing Garden with Pause@UoB

Wednesday 18 August, 13:00-15:00, North Gate

Suitable for all students

Join us on Wednesday afternoons to get some fresh air and experience how nature and gardening can help with your mental health, as well as meeting other students.

No experience needed – just an interest in gardening or being outdoors! You can find us at The Lodge (the little house next to North Gate) on the Green Heart.

Book now

Wellbeing Walks at Winterbourne

Wednesday 18 August, 14:00-16:00, Winterbourne House and Gardens

Suitable for all students

Join a member of the Pause@UoB team for a relaxing afternoon walking and talking around the Winterbourne Gardens.

Book now

Culture Shock Group

Tuesday 24 August, 13:00-14:00, The Lodge at North Gate

Suitable for international students (including EU and EEA)

Excited? Confused? Irritated? Worried? Interested? Lonely?

Moving to a new country and transitioning into a new education system can be difficult. This group, supported by Pause@UoB, is an informal, safe space where you can make friends and exchange thoughts about your experiences of moving to the UK to study.

Book now

Insect Safari with the Lapworth Museum

Wednesday 25 August, 11:30-15:00, Edgbaston campus

Suitable for students with children/young relatives

Storytellers weave a magical spell as they take you out on safari from their amazing bug hotel leading you into a fantastical world of creatures that creep, crawl, fly, flutter and buzz. Incredible stories and facts from across the world burst into life in this stunning touring show with original music, an ingenious set and featuring a host of incredible puppets.

Insect safari is inspired by a wealth of fascinating and astonishing insect facts and international stories that voice the myths and folklore of insects from the farthest reaches of the globe and closer to home. Take heed of the wisdom of the worlds oldest spider who roamed the lush, tropical swamps of the West Midlands over 300 million years ago and join us in celebrating the wonderous world of everything that creeps and crawls.

The performance lasts approximately 45 minutes. The first performance will begin at 11:30am. The second performance will begin at 2:00pm. Age recommendation: 5+

This is an in-person event, hosted on the University of Birmingham Campus. More information about the venue will be available once bookings are open.

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The Wellbeing Garden with Pause@UoB

Wednesday 25 August, 13:00-15:00, North Gate

Suitable for all students

Join us on Wednesday afternoons to get some fresh air and experience how nature and gardening can help with your mental health, as well as meeting other students.

No experience needed – just an interest in gardening or being outdoors! You can find us at The Lodge (the little house next to North Gate) on the Green Heart.

Book now

Wellbeing Walks at Winterbourne

Wednesday 25 August, 14:00-16:00, Winterbourne House and Gardens

Suitable for all students

Join a member of the Pause@UoB team for a relaxing afternoon walking and talking around the Winterbourne Gardens.

Book now

Culture Shock Group

Tuesday 31 August, 13:00-14:00, The Lodge at North Gate

Suitable for international students (including EU and EEA)

Excited? Confused? Irritated? Worried? Interested? Lonely?

Moving to a new country and transitioning into a new education system can be difficult. This group, supported by Pause@UoB, is an informal, safe space where you can make friends and exchange thoughts about your experiences of moving to the UK to study.

Book now

University events calendar

Visit the University events calendar for the full range of public lectures, seminars, conferences and exhibitions taking place at the University.

You can directly view the Careers Network and University Graduate School events listings. You can also sign up to the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy newsletter to receive weekly updates about events and activities, including regular services and worship.

Student Group events

Many of our students groups and societies are running events online. You can browse the list of student groups and visit the Guild of Students' events page to find out what's happening.

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