"On 8 June we are being asked to make a decision that will determine the future direction of the UK.
The General Election is your opportunity to elect our parliamentary representatives for the next five years and ultimately decide who will form the Government of the United Kingdom. The outcome will have a lasting impact upon the society that we live in so we urge all British and Commonwealth citizens to have your say and vote in the election.
To ensure you do not miss out on your right to vote please check that you are listed on the electoral register before the deadline of Monday 22 May.
The University provides a neutral space for informed and balanced debate. As an inclusive and tolerant institution we are offering the opportunity for all sides to express their position and to help our campus community to be better informed about the topics shaping this election.
We are hosting a number of events to give you the chance to challenge party representatives and hear expert analysis of the issues at the heart of this election.
Further information on registering to vote and events to be held on campus can be found on the intranet.
Your vote matters and we encourage you to use it."
Professor Sir David Eastwood
Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of Birmingham
President of the Guild of Students, University of Birmingham
How to register to vote
- Visit the Register to vote website. [LINK: ] You will need your date of birth, address, and National Insurance (NI) number.
- To find your NI number you can call 0345 600 0643 or visit the Government NI website.
- If you think you are registered at an old address, you can update your details via the Register to vote website.
- Look out for Guild ambassadors on campus on Friday 19 May who will be helping with voter registration.
Comment and analysis
University academics will be discussing the big issues of the General Election via lunchtime roundtables and blog posts. Visit General Election 2017 for details.
When considering where to place your vote, you may want to attend a hustings event where the candidates address the electorate. There are two events taking place on campus covering local constituencies:
Edgbaston Parliamentary Hustings
Tuesday 30 May, 6.00 – 7.30pm
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Register to attend
Selly Oak Parliamentary Hustings
Wednesday 31 May, 5.30 – 7.30pm
Guild Council Chambers, Guild of Students