I’m having trouble logging in to the Guild website – what should I do?
- Make sure you are registered as a student with the University
- Go to my.bham, log in using your University details then click on the ‘Guild of Students’ logo in ‘Top Picks’. This sends you back to our website logged in
- Go back to the Freshers’ ticket pages and buy your wristband!
Key bit of advice....
Make sure your “billing address” matches the one held by your bank, to avoid problems with your purchase.
I don’t know where I’ll be living – what shall I use as my billing address?
You need to make sure that your billing address matches the address held by your bank to avoid problems with your purchase. It’s likely to be your current home address, but it might be worth checking what’s registered to your account with your bank.
I’m an international student and I don’t have a UK address or postcode – what should I do?
No problem – just enter your home address and then use “0000” in place of a postcode!
What is your refund policy?
wristbands are non-refundable and non-transferable. You can read our full terms & conditions here.
I’ve not received a purchase confirmation email – what should I do?
Sometimes emails get stuck in a spam filter! If you log into your account on the website and head to the “My Guild” page, your wristband should be listed in your transaction history. You can always print-screen this image and print it out as a confirmation!
I’ve seen wristbands for other “Freshers” events in Birmingham – should I buy them?
Freshers’ Fest ’16 is the only official University of Birmingham event and is the only Freshers’ package run by the Guild of Students. We’re your students’ union and that means that the proceeds from all of the wristbands you buy are used towards providing you with a whole host of amazing services, events and activities – including student groups, jobs and our Advice Centre – Guild Advice.
Beware of other Facebook groups for Birmingham Freshers’ (particularly event pages purporting to be run by students/ex-students, individual profiles or pages/groups claiming to be "official") - these are created by external companies to market products and events completely unaffiliated with the University, and their creators may have never been students at Birmingham! While we encourage students to make the most of their time here by attending a range of events, we advise Freshers’ to be wary of some of the more underhand tactics employed by certain promoters!
How do I get my wristband?
Your Freshers’ wristband will be available to collect from your hall of residence when you arrive in Birmingham.
Can someone else collect my wristband for me?
No, unfortunately not! Ticket purchasers ONLY can collect wristbands.
How do I change my hall of residence?
You can change your hall of residence by logging in to the Guild website (see top point of FAQ’s). Then head to "My Guild", select “Edit Profile” and select your accommodation from the list provided.
I don't know what halls of residence I am in yet – what should I do?
Just select "I do not know yet" from the hall dropdown list on your My Guild page. You will need to make sure you update your hall before Welcome Week starts. This can be done by following the steps above.
I am living at home or in private housing - which hall do I select?
When registering during the checkout process, simply select ‘Off Campus’.
I am not staying in a hall of residence. How do I get my Freshers’ Fest wristband?
If you’re not living in halls, you’ll be able to pick up for your Freshers’ Fest wristband from the Guild of Students. We’re building O1 on the campus map! We’ll be open for collections between 12:00pm-6:00pm on Saturday 17th September, and daily thereafter!
The website says that the online store has sold out. Can I still get wristbands?
It may be possible to buy wristbands on arrival at Birmingham - however these wristbands will be strictly limited. To ensure you get a wristband, we strongly recommend that you buy online in good time before Welcome Week starts. Remember, it’s first-come, first-served!
Can you reserve me a wristband?
It is not possible to reserve wristbands - wristbands are for sale on a first-come, first-served basis. It’s only fair!