UoB Xtra Highlights 2024


Unwind, connect and learn at this year's UoB Xtra.

There are so many exciting and useful activities happening on campus. Here's a selection of stand-out events to expect...

My Attributes

  • Ongoing

A new platform on the Careers Connect launched to support you develop knowledge, skills and attributes that are essential for study, work and life and in doing so gain the Birmingham Award on your enhanced transcript.

Get your popcorn ready

  • Open Air Cinema
  • Monday 3 - Friday 7 June, TIMES TBC
  • Green Heart 

Fancy watching a film in a relaxed, outdoor setting? Chill in the Green Heart and enjoy different film showings -  whether you're into comedies, or are looking for something more action-packed, you'll find something for you. 

Get boardroom ready

  • Be Ready
  • Monday 3 - Friday 7 June, TIME TBC
  • Various locations on campus

Explore a variety of digital employability pathways to take steps towards career exploration, career planning and application and transition as Careers Network host a week long 'Be Ready' online programme.

Run, push, jog or just take it easy

  • 3K Your Way
  • Wednesday 5 June, TIME TBC
  • Around campus

Whether you're a seasoned runner, or just a casual stroller, our '3k Your Way' is open to absolutely everyone. Come along with some pals or alone, get some fresh summer air and enjoy the greenery on our beautiful campus. 

Ciao, Bonjour, Namaste, Ni Hao, Salaam!

  • Language Picnic
  • Thursday 6 June, 14:00-16:30
  • Green Heart

Practice your language skills, meet new people and enjoy the sun in our Language Picnic. Free snacks and drinks will be provided as well as multilingual music. Plus you can meet your Guild International Officer, Alice.

Work on a real-life challenge with top employers

  • The Birmingham Project
  • Monday 10 - Friday 14 June, 09:00-17:00
  • Location TBC

Aimed at first years, take part in the Birmingham Project, an intensive but exciting one-week challenge. Working with top employers like HSBC, Transport for West Midlands and Expedia Group, grow your network and level up your team working and enterprising skills in this employer endorsed programme. An impressive addition for your CV to wow future employers!

AI is changing the job industry

  • AI - My Future 
  • Monday 10 June, 13:00-15:00
  • Teaching and Learning Building

In a world where AI is threatening to take many jobs, come along to this session to find out just what skills you will need to secure a role, and how to AI proof your career! You'll hear from tech experts about the latest developments in AI, career and industry experts about what's happening in their sector and how to secure your graduate role.

Funfair rides and food anyone?

  • Wednesday 12 June, 14:00-17:00
  • Vale Village

An exclusive free event for students in accommodation, destress after exams with funfair rides including Dodgems, Miami Fever, Fun House and more! There will also be traditional funfair food - donuts anyone?

Ten Talks

  • Wednesday 12 June, 9:30 - 16:00
  • Teaching and Learning Building

Discover the answers to ten big questions that could change your lives. Confirmed talks include:

  • Does Character Matter in Leaders? Sir Anthony Seldon
  • Is there a Theory of Everything? Prof. Marika Taylor
  • How can we combat the threat of Infectious Diseases? Prof. Alan McNally   
  • Corporate Digital Responsibility - whose responsibility is it? Prof. Karen Elliot

Postgraduate Professional Development Award

  • Monday 17 - Friday 21 June, TIME TBC
  • Various locations on campus

Designed for postgraduate students, the Postgraduate Professional Development Award supports you to develop, reflect on and articulate key employability skills. Careers Network will be running workshops throughout the week to support those who are working towards achieving the award. 

Postgraduate Research Festival

  • From Tuesday 18 - Wednesday 19 June, TIME TBC
  • Teaching and Learning Building

Open to undergraduates as well as postgraduates, enjoy this top event. With on-site exhibitions where you can rep your research to talks from inspiring speakers, workshops and a drinks celebration, you're not going to want to miss this. 

For a full list of events and to book, please visit our booking page. Please note, bookings will open in April.


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