What's on for students

The student events calendar will help you find events taking place over the coming semester. 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 us with the details.

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Events this week

Multi-Faith Chaplaincy: Take time together in Lent

Wednesday 28 February, from 13:00, St Francis Hall

Suitable for students with an interest in Christian faiths

Take time together in Lent, for sacred stories, stillness and silence. Open to any student who wishes to attend - come along to the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy at St Francis Hall, next to the Guild of Students.

Student Mentors: Housemate Finder

Thursday 29 February, 17:00-19:00, The Hub, Pritchatts Park

Suitable for all students

Unsure who to live with next year? Your Student Mentors are hosting regular Housemate Finder events - a relaxed and friendly way to meet like-minded people, also looking to meet others to live with next academic year.

The event will include games and activities to help you break the ice and get to know others. 

Come to as many events as you like - whether you're attending to look for one extra person to complete an existing house, or as an individual to meet other individuals - all are welcome.

Community Wardens: Community Coffee Morning

Friday 1 March, 10:00-13:00, Hey Brew Espresso, Bristol Road

Join your Community Wardens a free coffee morning, with free coffee and cake and a chance for you to meet other people in the community over some card games and colouring.

Society Spotlight: Cinderella and the Fairy Tale Ball with PantoSoc

Friday 1 March - Sunday 3 March, 19:00-22:00, Deb Hall, Guild of Students

Suitable for all students

Hey there boo! It’s panto time again (oh yes it is!) and PantoSoc are bringing to you Cinderella and the Fairy Tale Ball!

Cinderella is sick of spending her whole life locked up working for her Wicked stepmother - she wants to see the world! When word comes to their Estate about the Royal Family’s Fairy Tale Ball, Cinderella sees this as the perfect opportunity to defy her Stepmother once and for all, and go to the ball to finally see a piece of the outside world. Join Cinderella, Buttons, the Fairy Godmother and many others as they dance the night away at the masquerade ball and maybe even find true love... Rumour has it this love story will be amazing!

Performances are in the Deb Hall at 19:00 (doors open at 18:30) each day. Tickets will be available online and on the door, and cost £6 for students.

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Events next month

Monday 4 March - Sunday 10 March

Lapworth Museum Tours

Monday 4 March, 12:00-13:00, Lapworth Museum of Geology, Aston Webb building

Suitable for all students

Dumbfounded by dinosaurs, confused about clastics, puzzled by pyrite? Why not join us today on our tour of the Museum and get the chance to see behind the scenes!

All tours are free of charge and are run on a first come first served basis - please meet at reception.

Careers Network: Drop in for advice and support

Wednesday 6 March, 12:00-15:00, Room 211, Teaching and Learning Building

Suitable for all students

Need some help and advice in relation to applications, career planning, or work experience opportunities? Then come along to one of our weekly, Wednesday afternoon Careers Network drop ins, to chat with our friendly experts from 12:00-15:00. 

PG Mental Health Workshop: Starting & Managing a Conversation 

Wednesday 6 March, 12:30-14:00, Seminar Room, Westmere House 

Suitable for postgraduate students

For many, opening up and starting a conversation around mental health can be scary and lots of people are afraid to talk about mental health despite the benefits. The more we talk about mental health the less taboo it becomes. 

You do not need to be an expert to start talking about mental health! Sometimes just taking the first step and opening up about mental health in an informal way is enough to start challenging stigma. The language around mental health and knowing how to start and manage a conversation remains one of the largest barriers to friends, family members, and colleagues engaging with their own and others mental health.

Bloomwise is here to help, we bring you tips and tricks to make this easier for everyone involved in the conversation, as well as learning the appropriate language to use. Take away the skills to feel confident when starting and managing a conversation around mental health during your studies, within the workplace but also in day-to-day life.

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Multi-Faith Chaplaincy: Take time together in Lent

Wednesday 6 March, from 13:00, St Francis Hall

Suitable for students with an interest in Christian faiths

Take time together in Lent, for sacred stories, stillness and silence. Open to any student who wishes to attend - come along to the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy at St Francis Hall, next to the Guild of Students.

Multi-Faith Chaplaincy: Bread & Belief

Wednesday 6 March, 17:00-19:00, St Francis Hall

Suitable for students with an interest in Christian faiths

Join Chaplains from the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy to share stories from our lives and from the Bible in the midst of mixing and kneading flour into dough.

There will also be time to quiet our hearts and pray, before leaving with the bread we've baked. All people and perspectives are welcome as we search for truth together.

World Book Day Story Time at The Exchange

Thursday 7 March, 10:00-12:30, The Exchange, 3 Centenary Square (B1 2DR)

Suitable for students with children or young relatives

Join us for World Book Day 2024, a worldwide celebration of reading and books. Artist Sarah Hamilton Baker leads this sensory and interactive session featuring stories that explore the relationship between humans, technology and future worlds.

This event is suitable for children aged 3+ years, but all welcome.

This event is presented as part of AI Futures at The Exchange. Running February to November 2024, the programme explores the brave new world of artificial intelligence through the lens of University of Birmingham research.

Society Spotlight: Seasons of Love Showcase with GMTG

Thursday 7 - Saturday 9 March, 19:30-21:00, Deb Hall, Guild of Students

Suitable for all students

The Guild Musical Theatre Group (GMTG) are delighted to be putting on their Seasons of Love showcase! The showcase is an exploration and celebration of the different types or 'seasons' of love. With songs from Hamilton, Miss Saigon, Company and more, they're hoping to offer an insight into the aspects of love that we may or may not be familiar with.

Performances will take place on Thursday 7 March, Friday 8 March, Saturday 9 March (matinee) and Saturday 9 March (evening). Student tickets cost £7, and doors open 30 minutes before.

Women in the archive

Friday 8 March, 11:00-12:00, Winterbourne House & Garden

Suitable for all students

A chance to see original archival material up close! Hear directly from our Curator Henrietta Lockhart about these very special pieces and the stories behind them. The session will include photos, letters, diaries, artworks and botanical specimens which shed light on women’s lives from the late 19th century to the 1940s.  

£6.50 for members, £12.50 for non members. Free entry to the site applies as normal with your student ID card.

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Barber Lunchtime Concert: CrossCurrents: The Memory Project – Ligeti Quartet

Friday 8 March, 13:00-13:50, Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building

Suitable for all students

The ever-exuberant Ligeti Quartet brings to life this project exploring the kaleidoscopic idea of memory, in collaboration with composers based in the UK and Colombia. This wide-ranging programme explores themes from the history of Colombia, through the changed cultural landscape of Kazimierz – the old Jewish district of Kraków, to sonifications of the epigenetic memory of trees.

Featuring the world premieres of works by Natalia Valencia, Daria Kwiatkowska, Jorge Garcia, Santiago Lozano, Sara Caneva, and Scott Wilson.

Admission is free and unticketed.  Doors open at 12:45.

CrossCurrents: Birmingham University Singers & University Upper Voices

Friday 8 March, 19:30-21:30, Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall

Suitable for all students

Toby Young’s Beauty, commissioned for CrossCurrents and receiving its world premiere in this evening’s concert, sets the words of Birmingham-born Constance Naden.

An alumnus of the University (or rather, our predecessor institution Mason Science College), Naden was a female poet and philosopher at a time when women were only just beginning to be permitted a university-level education. The theme of beauty runs through this programme, with works taking inspiration from nature, humanity and philosophy, influences as old as time and still relevant in our time.

This programme is conducted by Bob Chilcott and Mariana Rosas.

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Rebellion - Basketball Super Series

Saturday 9 March 2024, from 15:00, Munrow Arena, Sport & Fitness Centre

Suitable for all students

Rebellion returns for another action-packed day of Basketball. Loughborough 4’s return to campus to take on our Women’s 1, who are looking to come out victorious after losing to Loughborough in the cup. Men’s 1 welcome local rivals Warwick to the arena in the second game of the day and will look to chase down the leaders of the league, Wolves, with the hope of promotion to Tier 1. 

Monday 11 March - Sunday 17 March

Academic Skills Centre: Critical Thinking

Monday 11 March, 13:00-14:00, online

 Suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students. 

In March, the ASC are running several online workshops to help you prepare for assignments and exams.

In this workshop we’ll explore how to apply critical thinking skills to your writing in order to achieve higher marks in your assignments.

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Academic Skills Centre: Reading and note-taking strategies 

Tuesday 12 March, 11:00-12:00, online

Suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students. 

In March, the ASC are running several online workshops to help you prepare for assignments and exams.

In this workshop we’ll consider different strategies for reading effectively and taking active and useful notes. We’ll also focus on preparing notes for revision.  

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Careers Network: Drop in for advice and support

Wednesday 13 March, 12:00-15:00, Room 211, Teaching and Learning Building

Suitable for all students

Need some help and advice in relation to applications, career planning, or work experience opportunities? Then come along to one of our weekly, Wednesday afternoon Careers Network drop ins, to chat with our friendly experts from 12:00-15:00.

Multi-Faith Chaplaincy: Take time together in Lent

Wednesday 13 March, from 13:00, St Francis Hall

Suitable for students with an interest in Christian faiths

Take time together in Lent, for sacred stories, stillness and silence. Open to any student who wishes to attend - come along to the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy at St Francis Hall, next to the Guild of Students.

Academic Skills Centre Workshop: Improving your academic writing

Wednesday 13 March,  13:00-14:00, online

Suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students. 

In March, the ASC are running several online workshops to help you prepare for assignments and exams.

This workshop will help you to improve your writing style. We’ll look at how to write clearly, concisely and critically, and how to edit your own work effectively.

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Community Wardens: Coffee & Clean Up

Thursday 14 March, 13:00-15:00, meet outside Bournbrook Pavilion

Suitable for all students

Join your Community Wardens in cleaning up the streets of Selly Oak with a litter pick! Enjoy a free drink from Starbucks at the end as a thank you for your hard work. Meet outside the Starbucks by Bournbrook Pavilion to start.

How is sign language?

Thursday 14 March, 18:00-19:00, Main Lecture Theatre, Arts Building and online

Suitable for all students

It is now over sixty years since sign language linguistics emerged as a field of study within the language sciences. In this presentation, Professor Adam Schembri will explore some of our studies of Auslan and British Sign Language (the historically related majority sign languages of Australia and the UK respectively), all of which have attempted to build on the finding that sign languages are natural languages by asking the question: what kind of languages are they? How much does their structure resemble, and how much does it differ from, spoken languages? How has the social structure of signing communities influenced their structure and use? And what can sign languages teach us about the very nature of human language? Importantly too, what benefits can research on these questions have for the linguistic human rights of deaf communities?

Professor Adam Schembri's inaugural lecture will be available in person and also live-streamed if you wish to attend online. Adam will present in BSL, with BSL/English interpretation provided.

Registration will close for this event on Monday March 11.

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Barber Lunchtime Concert: Lorena Paz Nieto soprano & Sholto Kynoch piano

Friday 15 March, 13:00-13:50, Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building

Suitable for all students

We continue our partnership with Oxford International Song Festival to share our love of song. Through song we tell stories, soothe our souls and celebrate with our voices. Join Lorena Paz Nieto and Sholto Kynoch for a world tour of song, with music by Poulenc, Rachmaninov, Takuboku Ishkawa, Ginastera, and Gardel – setting off from Britain and alighting in France, Russia, Argentina and Japan.

Admission is free and unticketed.  Doors open at 12:45.

AI FUTURES: Brain Awareness Week

Saturday 16 March, 11:00-15:00, The Exchange, 3 Centenary Square Birmingham (B1 2DR)

Suitable for all students

Join researchers from the University of Birmingham’s Centre for Human Brain Health (CHBH) to celebrate Brain Awareness Week 2024.

Drop in at The Exchange for a family outing filled with brain-boosting activities. Sculpt your very own brain model from clay, decorate a brain-shaped hat, and wrap your head around illusions designed to play tricks on your brain!

Join in the fun and learn about the unique and special qualities of the human brain and the progress and benefits of brain research. 

Monday 18 March - Sunday 24 March

Academic Skills Centre: How to write effective paragraphs

Monday 18 March, 14:00-15:00, online

Suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students. 

In March, the ASC are running several online workshops to help you prepare for assignments and exams.

You may have been told that you need to be more critical in your writing. This workshop looks at how you can do this in practice by writing effective paragraphs that use and comment on evidence.  

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Academic Skills Centre: Editing and proofreading techniques

 Tuesday 19 March, 10:00-11:00, online

Suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students. 

In March, the ASC are running several online workshops to help you prepare for assignments and exams.

Extra marks can often be achieved by ensuring your assignment is as accurate and error-free as possible. This workshop will explore some effective editing and proofreading techniques to achieve this.

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Careers Network: Drop in for advice and support

Wednesday 20 March, 12:00-15:00, Room M209, Teaching and Learning Building

Suitable for all students

Need some help and advice in relation to applications, career planning, or work experience opportunities? Then come along to one of our weekly, Wednesday afternoon Careers Network drop ins, to chat with our friendly experts from 12:00-15:00. 

Multi-Faith Chaplaincy: Take time together in Lent

Wednesday 20 March, from 13:00, St Francis Hall

Suitable for students with an interest in Christian faiths

Take time together in Lent, for sacred stories, stillness and silence. Open to any student who wishes to attend - come along to the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy at St Francis Hall, next to the Guild of Students.

Postgraduate Open Day

Wednesday 20 March, 13:00-17:00, Great Hall, Aston Webb Building

Suitable for all students considering a Masters or PhD

Considering a Masters or PhD? Our Postgraduate Open Day is a great opportunity to hear first-hand from our staff and students about continuing your studies here at Birmingham. 

Whether you want to widen your skills base, further your knowledge and boost your career prospects or even change careers, we have over 600 taught postgraduate programmes, a wealth of world-leading research opportunities and a growing portfolio of short courses to choose from.

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Careers Network: Insight into Charities

Wednesday 20 March, 16:00-17:30, online

Suitable for all students

Explore the different roles our panellists work in, what they did after graduation, how they found their first job and tips for getting your foot in the door.

Learn what skills are needed in the industry to plan your career goals and get the latest news on changes and challenges in the sector to make your applications stand out.

This is an online panel event followed by a Q&A session with our panellists.

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Academic Skills Centre: Exams and Revision 

Thursday 21 March, 12:00-13:00, online

Suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students. 

In March, the ASC are running several online workshops to help you prepare for assignments and exams.

This workshop will help you prepare for your exams whether you're taking them online or in-person. It will help you reflect on your own approaches to revision, consider different strategies for revising, and ensure you’re prepared on the day for the exam.

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Multi-Faith Chaplaincy: Bread & Belief

Thursday 21 March, 13:00-15:00, St Francis Hall

Suitable for students with an interest in Christian faiths

Join Chaplains from the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy to share stories from our lives and from the Bible in the midst of mixing and kneading flour into dough.

There will also be time to quiet our hearts and pray, before leaving with the bread we've baked. All people and perspectives are welcome as we search for truth together.

Barber Lunchtime Concert: Ryan Corbett accordion

Friday 22 March, 13:00-13:50, Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall

Suitable for all students

As the first ever accordionist to win a place on BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Artists Scheme, Ryan Corbett has been making waves with his dazzling displays of virtuosity, bringing a new perspective to an instrument rarely heard in recitals. From gregarious Grieg to soothing Mozart and with a sprinkling of works written especially for accordion, this is
the perfect lunchtime escape.

Admission is free and unticketed.  Doors open at 12:45. 

Monday 25 -Sunday 31 March

Multi-Faith Chaplaincy: Take time together in Lent

Wednesday 27 March, from 13:00, St Francis Hall

Suitable for students with an interest in Christian faiths

Take time together in Lent, for sacred stories, stillness and silence. Open to any student who wishes to attend - come along to the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy at St Francis Hall, next to the Guild of Students.

Daily events and services

Galleries and museums on campus

Galleries at Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Closed for renovation until Spring 2024

The galleries at the Barber Institute are closed until Spring 2024 for essential building improvements, but you can still enjoy the collections through the Barber Student programme with events and activities for all students.

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Lapworth Museum of Geology

Monday-Friday, 10:00-17:00, and Saturday 12:00-17:00, Lapworth Museum of Geology

The Lapworth Museum of Geology are delighted to welcome visitors 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 for all visitors.

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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).

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Academic support

Academic Skills Centre appointments

Monday-Friday, 09:00-17:00, Zoom or Microsoft Teams

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. For students in Dubai, appointments are available 10:00-16:00 UK time (14:00-20:00 Dubai time). Please book five working days in advance.

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Digital Skills appointments

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

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 Digital Skills team can help support any student by providing digital resources for M365 tools such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint. We can also help with things like creating digital multimedia such as posters, and basic video editing. We are unable to support non-standard or school/college bespoke tools.

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Maths Support Centre

Monday-Friday, 10:00-16:00, Main Library or Zoom

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.

Drop in support is available 10:00-16:00 in the Main Library on weekdays - no need to book, just turn up to see our tutors. Appointments are available for those unable to attend the Main Library.

The drop-in support will resume on Monday 29 January 2024.

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Academic English 1-1 appointments

Monday-Friday, online

Suitable for international students

1-2-1 English is available toall undergraduate and postgraduate international students. It is a bookable service, see below, and provides individual and confidential support with Academic English. The aim of the tutorial is to teach and advise you so that you can improve your academic studies and submissions. During your 30-minute consultation you will be able to ask questions about any aspect of your English.

You can book up to 4 sessions per semester. Book via the Canvas course.

What's on at the ASC

We host a weekly online drop-in on a Wednesday afternoon (14:00-15:00 UK time) during term time, where you can receive quick advice relating to academic skills. Enrol on our Canvas course to access the Zoom link. Please note that we alternate between offering advice on research and writing skills. Please check the schedule to see what is being covered each week. The drop-in will resume on Wednesday 24 January 2024.

Further information can be found on our ASC What's On Page

Research support

Research Skills appointments

Monday-Friday, 09:00-17:00, Microsoft Teams, Zoom or in-person

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

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Tea with a research librarian

Tuesdays, 15:00-16:00, Zoom

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!

PGRs can access the link from their Canvas course.

Digital Skills appointments

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

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 Digital Skills team can help support any student by providing digital resources for M365 tools such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint. We can also help with things like creating digital multimedia such as posters, and basic video editing. We are unable to support non-standard or school/college bespoke tools.

Book now

PGR development from the Research Skills Team

Visit our PGR development page where you will find details and booking links for workshops and online courses for PGRs delivered by the Research Skills Team in Library Services.

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Induction training

Visit our online induction material page for new postgraduate researchers where you will find information including an introduction to library resources, spaces, and support, and how we can help you to develop as a researcher, how you can use keyword and subject heading searching to make your literature search precise and effective and Key databases to help you find literature in your subject amongst lots of other useful information.

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Wellbeing support

Pause@UoB drop-ins

Wednesday and Thursdays, 11:00-17:00, Lodge No. 1 (North Gate)

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. Drop-in sessions on Wednesdays and Thursdays will start again from Wednesday 6 April.

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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.

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Student Mentors

Drop in weekdays, 16:00-20:00 during term-time, Shackleton or by email and phone

Suitable for students living in University accommodation

Your Student Mentor Scheme Team are here to offer you help and support whilst you live in University accommodation.

All 15 of the Mentors are current students, so know what living in halls is really like! They can help you with information, guidance and support in a range of areas - including wellbeing, accommodation, academic and financial queries

So if you have a query or need advice from a friendly fellow student – talk to them! You can drop in to their base at Shackleton (next to the Duck & Scholar) between 16:00-20:00 weekdays during term time, or contact them by email, phone, or on their socials.

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Better than Well

Support available throughout the week (see timetable below), The Lodge, North Gate

Better Than Well is a community of recovering students on campus at UoB who support each other in shaping and maintaining an abstinence based life in higher education through peer support, mutual aid, “sober social” activities and recovery focused groups and meetings.

What we offer:

  • A weekly open meeting in ‘celebration’ of recovery that provides continued support to BTW members, face to face and on zoom. This meeting is a chance for recovering students to share their thoughts, feelings, concerns, hopes and successes around life as a student in recovery.
  • Drop-ins at The Lodge, North Gate, for students to take a break from their studies and busy schedules for a tea, a friendly chat and helpful support.
  • Support in attending addiction recovery support meetings in the local community, a local representative from the recovery community will be on hand to take students to local meetings.
  • A 12-step recovery meeting on campus
  • Mindfulness meditation classes
  • A monthly “Sober Social” activity
  • Access to Smart Recovery meeting on campus

View the Better Than Well timetable

Safety and security support

Community Safety Team drop-ins

Monday-Friday, 10:00-16:00, No. 2 Lodge, by North Gate

Based in the new Community Safety Hub at Lodge No.2, North Gate, our friendly team offer you a safe, confidential space to ask any safety questions or share your concerns. Available all year round and open 10:00-16:00, Monday to Friday you can pop along to pick up FREE safety and security products.

Working with the Guild, the Team are able to offer personal safety alarms, home security devices, and bike D-locks.

Selly Express

Monday-Friday, 19:00-00:00 midnight, bus stop behind the Main Library/Spar

The Guild’s shuttle bus service, the Selly Express, is your FREE evening shuttle bus service from campus to Selly Oak.

The bus runs from Monday - Friday during term time, and collects students at 19:00, 20:00, 21:00, 22:00, 23:00, and 00:00, close to the Main Library, behind Spar (on the corner of Westgate and Ring Road).

You don’t need to buy a ticket to ride the Selly Express. Just show up with your student ID and tell the driver exactly where you’d like to be dropped off, and we'll either drop you at the exact location, or for smaller roads that the bus may not be able to navigate, as near to your front door as we possibly can.

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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.

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Sport and Fitness

Social Sport

Check out the daily timetable for social sport at Sport & Fitness! Choose from a range of sports on a Pay & Go basis, including basketball, netball, kickboxing, badminton, and boxing.

The Just Play sessions are hosted by Sport Activators to maximise your time to play, whist the Coach & Play sessions provide some coaching and the opportunity for a friendly game.

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Climbing

Did you know we have our own climbing wall? For beginners, our Taster Sessions are a great introduction with a qualified instructor. If you're already a competent climber, our Pay & Go sessions let you get stuck in - all equipment (except shoes) is included.

See Climbing options

Fitness Classes

Explore the range of Fitness Classes that take place throughout the week, available on a Pay & Go basis. From Barre to Yoga, Aqua Fit to Boxercise, there is something for all needs and abilities.

Check out the timetable

Student Memberships

We offer a range of student memberships across Sport & Fitness and Tiverton Gym. Find out which one might suit you.

Explore memberships

Active Residences

Active Residences is a sport and exercise programme designed specifically and exclusively for University of Birmingham students living in University and partner-owned accommodation.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve never played sport or exercised before; there’s something for everyone and it’s right on your doorstep.

So, join us and get active to help improve your wellbeing, mental and physical health, and feel a sense of belonging in our student community.

Check out the timetable

Colleges

Professional Services