We are committed to making sure that you get the full university experience at Birmingham.
Guild of Students
Our Guild of Students is home to over 300 student clubs and societies, so whether you are interested in baking, skydiving, singing, sports, politics or food - you are sure to find the perfect group for you, many societies will be running online/virtual events. You can join a student group at any point in the year and each group will host its own calendar of events and activities. See what other virtual events you can get involved with at the Guild of Students.
For those who prefer to workout from home, for the first time we will be offering a Virtual Sport & Fitness membership option. Whilst we are working hard on getting this up and running, in the meantime you can visit the Virtual Sport & Fitness Club Facebook page. Here, all you have to do is answer a few questions to be added to the group, and you’ll have access to live and pre-recorded classes such as Body Pump, Pilates and Body Attack, workouts from our expert instructors, blogs, recipes, and more - so you can be part of the Sport & Fitness community wherever you’re working out.
Walking routes near campus
It’s important to ensure you get regular exercise for your wellbeing. When you return to Birmingham, these walking routes are a great way to get exercise and fresh air. Birmingham has more than 500 parks, so why not use the Find A Park tool to see what we have on offer.
View the walking routes around the Vale and Selly Oak.
Each academic year, University Music provides music-making opportunities for up 2,000 students and members of the local community through a variety of ensembles and projects for choirs, orchestras, instrumental ensembles, jazz groups and those wishing to explore music creatively. Students can become virtual members of the Music Society, joining online for a number of virtual performances, workshops, and social events. Chamber music - both classical and with small jazz bands - will be the focus of the autumn term, with an enhanced level of professional coaching. We are hoping there will be a gradual increase in the size and scale of ensembles as guidance around social distancing for musicians’ changes.
Explore Campus and Birmingham
Although there are currently restrictions across the city and the UK, there's still alot you can see and do virtually if you are self-isolating or not, you can experience the fantastic culture, sights and sounds from the comfort of your room. With companies such as the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Royal Shakespeare Company and Aston Villa Football Club offering virtual tours and entertainment.
See what online events and cultural activities you can get involved in.
Food and drink on campus
In line with government lockdown rules, no household mixing, aside from support bubbles and two people meeting in public outdoor spaces is permitted. Therefore, cafes and catering will be closed with the exception of sales by takeaway or click and collect. The latest opening times for outlets are set out below. We will also continue to provide ‘isolation packs’ for any students that need to self-isolate during this period.
Catering opening hours on camps and the Vale Village
|| Opening times from 6 January 2021
| Main Campus (take away plus click and collect only)
|| Monday - Friday
| Medical School
|| 9.00am - 5.00pm
|| 9.00am - 4.30pm
| Costa Bramall
|| 8.00am - 4.00pm
| Costa University Centre
|| 8.00am - 4.30pm
| Starbucks Muirhead Tower
|| 8.00am - 5.00pm
| Starbucks Pavillion
|| 8.30am - 4.00pm
| Research Park
|| 8.30am - 4.00pm
| Food Court (Cafe Go and Go Mex)
| The Vale Village
| The Melt
|| 10.30am - 6.30pm
|| 4.30pm - 9.00pm
|| 8.00am - 8.00pm