The Brum Bulletin Wednesday 13 January 2021

We recognise the challenges facing students as a result of the pandemic, including financial challenges. We are pleased to confirm that we will be providing a 100% accommodation fee rebate for all University-operated and nominated partner student accommodation, covering an initial period from 11 January to 12 February 2021, for those students who have been asked by government not to return to campus and are therefore not using their rooms.

Students who qualify will have received more information from Accommodation Services. 

Update from Accommodation 


Please remember to follow the guidance to stop the spread of coronavirus, it’s more important than ever.

  • Hands - wash frequently for 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser
  • Face - wear a face covering indoors
  • Space - stay at least 2 metres away from those not in your household or support bubble

Keeping Covid safe

UoBe Festival

Student Sorcha, talks about wellbeing and some of the activities you can get involved in at UoBe Festival. Bookings will open early next week. 

Hear from Sorcha

Student Support Funding for students

The Enhanced Student Support Fund provides financial assistance for students during the pandemic. We have increased the value and revised the criteria, making it easier for students to receive support. 

Apply for the SSF

Nightline Virtual Services

Nightline have created a virtual wellness pack for students, featuring tips on maintaining your mental and physical health. Nightline is a confidential listening service run by students for students.

Support from Nightline 

Guidance for online assessments

Guidance for online assessments isavailable on the intranet. We know you may have concerns, so please direct any assessment queries to your School Office for support.

Find out more

Join the Forum for Global Challenges

The Institute for Global Innovation is looking for Student Representatives to get involved in shaping the forum's agenda, participate in online events and discussions on global issues. 

Get involved

Introducing the new China Link

China Link is a temporary new service to help students in mainland China get reliable and consistent access to University of Birmingham online resources.

Access China Link

Intranet top tip: Covid-19 FAQs

Keep up-to-date with the latest information relating to campus opening, returning to Birmingham, the testing process and your studies with these FAQs.

Covid-19 FAQs

PG corner

PG events calendar

The University Graduate School calendar is now live and open for registration (until Easter). Take a look here for PGT academic workshops, Shut Up and Work, free yoga and mindfulness sessions, and more!

PGRs: Images of Research

Can you capture your research project in a single image? The University Graduate School has launched their annual challenge for postgraduate researchers to communicate their research in a creative and innovative image. Applications open until 31 January, details of prizes and application guidance can be found here.

BMAG virtual tours

You can still enjoy Birmingham arts and culture during the lockdown Explore the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery online with a virtual tour. 

Book your virtual tour

Win a Lego Old Joe

Answer this question by 18 January and you could win a Lego Old Joe courtesy of the Guild as part of UoBe Festival. Old Joe is home to what type of birds?

Enter the prize draw

And finally...

  • Join the Sport and Fitness Home Workout Hub. The Home Workout Hub, a range of free pre-recorded and live classes, is here to help keep you get healthy during lockdown. The team at UoB Sport & Fitness have come together to provide a variety of your favourite fitness classes, from Body Pump to Yoga. To access the Hub sign up using the web form

Officer Elections are the biggest student election at UoB! It’s your chance to decide who will lead your Guild of Students during the next academic year! This is your chance to do things differently. Applications open on Monday 25 January, but you can register your interest now, to find out more details, or even recommend a friend who you think would make a great Officer. Visit the Guild website to find out more!   


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