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We are really disappointed that the Government has announced that all remaining students who have not yet returned to campus or in-person teaching may not do so until 17 May at the earliest. There are some exemptions to this, please find out more in our recent announcement on the student intranet.

If you are on campus, whether for teaching or to make use of study spaces, then you are invited to take part in Spring into Summer @UoB. From 19 April until the end of the semester we are offering a programme of outdoor activities, street food stalls and sports sessions on campus.

In partnership with the Guild of Students, Spring into Summer @UoB will give you a chance to meet students, enjoy some outdoor activities with friends and flatmates and try something new. 

If you aren't able to join us on campus just yet then there are ways to connect at our virtual events.  

All activities will follow Covid safe guidance. To support track and trace you may be required to book in advance or use the NHS Covid-19 app when attending. 

Spring into Summer at UoB

Ramadan Mubarak to all students observing around the world, we wish you a happy and peaceful month of Ramadan. 

Hear from students Alisha Aleem and Raneem Alterkawi as they explain the importance of Ramadan, read our top tips for students and find out how you can get support from our Muslim Chaplain and students from the UoB Islamic Society. 

Support during Ramadan

Being Covid-19 safe 

Charlotte Minter, Welfare Officer at the Guild shares why it is important to follow the rules and stay safe.

Watch the video

Share your views on how we communicate with you

We’re looking for students to help with a review of communications we’re running in April. As a thank you for taking part, you will be entered into our prize draw to win one of five £20 Amazon vouchers.

Find out more


Free bus services for students

 If you're staying late on campus don't forget to take advantage of the Medical School express, a free bus service for UoB students starting from the Medical School and dropping students off around the Harborne area. For students living in Selly Oak, there's also the Selly Express.  

Find out more

Student Social: Spring on campus

It's starting to look like Spring on campus, just look at this lovely photo taken by @DammoDammo. Share your spring pictures by tagging @unibirmingham on social media. 

Spring on campus

Intranet top tip: Your Campus

With areas of campus now reopening, find out what facilities, catering outlets and services are available on campus.

Your campus

China Link - keeping you connected to online resources

Our China Link service enables students in mainland China to experience more reliable and consistent access to UoB online learning resources and materials. Find out more.

Dates for your diary 

Black Country Geopoetry - Creative Writing Workshop
Thursday 15 April, 18:00-19:00

Join R. M. Francis, poet in residence for the Black Country Geological Society, for this exciting poetry workshop. You will be guided through a series of writing exercises that focus on geological language, method and observation, investigating the special, unusual and overlooked wonders that have been unearthed in the Black Country and find a new home in the museum. Book here.

Work Experience Bursaries drop-in
Friday 16 April, 12:00-13:00

Careers Network's Work Experience and Gateway Bursaries provide undergraduate students with an opportunity to apply for funding, to support in covering the costs of unpaid or low paid work experience. This drop-in event is designed to allow you to ask any questions regarding the bursaries and get your questions answered directly by an Internship Officer. Book here

The full list of events taking place this month can be found here

PG corner

PwC Innovation Challenge

Innovation Challenge for all postgraduates: Use your research and study skills to solve a topical problem for PwC. Develop key skills, gain valuable experience plus win a trip to Dubai. All online! Find out more and sign up. 

Work opportunities for PG students

We're hiring postgraduates! Check out Worklink for our new roles in communications, marketing and focus group research. 

Postgraduate Enterprise Summer School

Registration for 2021 Postgraduate Enterprise Summer School is now open. The summer school is  an intensive week-long programme taking place in July, tackling innovative business solutions. This opportunity is available for Postgraduate Research students. Find out more and apply.

Independent Birmingham

As society starts to re-open, there's no better time to explore some of the top independent businesses in Birmingham.

Go Explore 

And finally...

  • The UB Sport and Fitness and Tiverton Gym are have reopened. Find out what memberships are available, how to book your place in advance and what measures are put in place to ensure the gym is Covid-19 secure. Sign up here.   
  • The University and Birmingham City Council have launched a research project to improve people’s experiences of Lateral Flow Testing (LFT) for COVID-19 in Birmingham. The purpose of the research is to explore the reasons underpinning the variable uptake on LFT in Birmingham. You can support this research by completing a short survey


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