UoBe Festival bookings are now live!

We're just one week away from the UoBe Festival and the booking timetable is now live! View the programme of events for the week and book your place. 

We can’t wait for you to join us for a week (25-29 January) of free online activities, talks and masterclasses - giving you the chance to try something new, work on your personal development, get creative, join a competition, or focus on your wellbeing. Whatever your interests, with five different festival themes there is something for you at UoBe Festival. Whether learning basic first aid, joining a cooking masterclass, trying some pottery, competing in a Varsity challenge, or building a Lego Old Joe #JustBe.

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UoBe Festival timetable 


Join the Community

Student Josh, shares his experience of volunteering and what you can look forward to as part of the Community theme of the UoBe Festival.

Josh's story

Focus on your wellbeing

If you fancy focusing on your wellbeing there are a range of events, why not try some yin yoga, join the “journaling for your wellbeing” workshop, attend a youth mental health first aid awareness course, or hear from the creator of the Calm app Michael Acton Smith, as he talks about the importance of mental health.

Learn a new skill

Alumna Dr Jaz Mavi, talks about the importance of learning a new life-saving skill, how it helped him and how you can too as part of the festival

Jaz's story


What can I get involved in?

Develop yourself and your employability

Enhance your CV and personal skills with financial health checks, hear from staff about working in the charity sector in our masterclass and understand the skills needed to land a graduate job. 

Get Creative and have fun

Master calligraphy, mould your pottery skills, learn about zine making and draw out your manga style. 

Exclusive 'watch party’ with popcorn, live music and poetry, plus a virtual escape room.

Hear from the experts

The festival will feature sessions hosted by famous faces and high profile speakers including celebrity chef Dr Rupy Aujla, Clarke Carlisle (ex-professional footballer) talking about mental health, eco-adventurer Andy Pag on sustainable travel, and Emmanuel Asuquo (TV financial advisor) explaining how to master your finances.

Represent your college

You can also represent your College in the Varsity College Cup. Upload your run or walk to enter the virtual race from Birmingham (UK) to Birmingham (USA), or take part in our competitions; from a Dragon’s Den style contest to an e-sports tournament featuring classic video games.  



Find out more about UoBe Festival, view the timetable and book an event today.  

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UoBe Festival timetable


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