Welcome 2020

Welcome Events

Explore our Welcome event line-up for 2020!

From a Virtual Fair featuring fantastic brands and student groups, to a two week, outdoor extravaganza on the Vale and a whole host of virtual events.

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Virtual Fair
Virtual Events

Welcome to Birmingham. You're going to love it!

This video shows some of the amazing events and activities we've run in the past to help you make the most of university life. Whilst this year may be slightly different due to current social distancing guidelines, we'll work hard to give you the same unique Guild experience! With special thanks to Guild TV for letting us use their footage.

September is here and we know that many of you will be getting excited to start university and join our Welcome celebrations.

Over the past few months the Guild has faced much uncertainty around what Welcome 2020 will look like, owing to Covid-19. With guidance around large scale events changing frequently, we’ve been working hard to plan out the best and safest Welcome experience possible, to ensure all new and returning students have a great start to the year.

We’re working to the latest Government guidelines to inform our decision-making, and at present are planning a blended Welcome with a range of virtual and physical activities. We know you’re all excited to celebrate the start of university life in September and beyond, so we will continue to keep you informed every step of the way.

To find out all the latest information before anyone else, simply leave your name and email address in the box below. By giving us your details you are agreeing that we can contact you about our Welcome plans, but we won’t share your details with anyone else.

What To Do Now

Over the next few days and weeks, we'll be bringing you lots more information about what the #RoadToBirmingham will look like. We'll be bringing you useful tips about how to prepare for university life, as well as events you can look forward to. For now, here's just a couple of things that you can start familiarising yourself with, now that you're automatically a member of the Guild of Students....

Unofficial Event Tickets

We have seen a lot of unofficial ‘University of Birmingham’ Freshers events being advertised to students. These events are not affiliated with the Guild and we have no way of ensuring the necessary safety precautions are being taken at these events, so please do not purchase these tickets.

We have planned an exciting array of OFFICIAL Welcome 2020 events, which are in line with Government guidance - giving you the best and safest start to Uni life. Make sure you explore our event timetable below.

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