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Making FriendsAnd Settling In

Whether you’ve only just secured your place at Birmingham or you’re returning to campus, it’s never too late to get involved, find friends and truly make the most of your University experience.

Here are some of our top tips on how to make friends and settle in at UoB...

SettlingInto Halls

If you’re about to start your first year, then we’re guessing that you can’t wait to meet your new flatmates and neighbours. The best way of doing this is by joining your Hall’s Facebook group. Here you’ll be able to see who you’ll be living with AND learn all about the fantastic events our Hall Reps and Student Mentors have planned.

Official Aitken Accommodation Group 2020/21
Official Battery Park Accommodation Group 2020/21
Official Bournbrook Accommodation Group 2020/21
Official Chamberlain Accommodation Group 2020/21
Official Elgar Accommodation Group 2020/21
Official Jarratt Hall Accommodation Group 2020/21
Official Maple Bank Accommodation Group 2020/21
Official Mason Hall Accommodation Group 2020/21
Official Metalworks Accommodation Group 2020/21
Official Oakbrook Park Accommodation Group 2020/21
Official Pritchatts Park Accommodation Group 2020/21
Official Shackleton Accommodation Group 2020/21
Official Tennis Court Group 2020/21

But it doesn’t end there, once you’ve moved in be sure to say hello and introduce yourselves to the fellow students living in your block – after all they will be your neighbours for the next year!

Who Are TheHall Reps?

The Hall Reps are a team of students who host a range of fantastic events for students living in halls. Each hall has a dedicated Rep and it’s their job to make sure that you have the best and most memorable experience in halls.

Learn more about your Hall Reps

Who Are TheStudent Mentors?

The Mentors are a team of current students who are here to support you during your time living in accommodation. From shared living agreements, to homesickness and academic tips, they’re here to provide a helping hand.

Meet your Student Mentors

Join A Group or Club

Student Groups

Join AStudent Group

Joining a student group or association is a great opportunity to discover new interests, try something new and make friends. Whether you’re interested in ballroom dance, politics, baking, campaigning or even watching Doctor Who – you’re sure to find the perfect group for you!

You can even meet our groups at our Societies Fair during Welcome Week – don’t forget to book your tickets.

Interested in setting up your own group? Learn more about this by emailing the Student Groups Team.

Are you ready to jump on stage, host your own radio show or paint a masterpiece?

Student Groups

Join ASports Club

Whether you’ve played sports before or you’re a complete beginner, this is a golden opportunity to get involved!

Here at Birmingham there are lots of sports clubs to choose from, which means there really is something for everyone. From kayaking to cheerleading, have a browse through the range of sports clubs and see which ones you’d like to join.

To get to know the clubs better and ask questions, you can also go along to University of Birmingham Sport’s Sports and Fitness Fair during Welcome Week.

Build Your PerfectWelcome Week

A great way of meeting new people is by going to Welcome events, and believe us there’s many to choose from throughout Welcome Week!

Whether you’re into spectacular club nights, or relaxed sober socials, there’s lots to choose from. Make sure you explore all of our events, book your tickets and build your perfect Welcome Week.

Here's some to get you started:

Welcome Back NerdSoc!
21st September
Amos Room - Guild of Students
A Welcome back meet! Welcome to all, whether you came last year or are new to NerdSoc this year. Come along for some party games, fun and an opportunity to catch up and meet new people.
Virtual Welcome Fair
22nd September - 18th October
Sober Socials Goes Bowling
22nd September
Come along for a fun night of bowling with Sober Socials! Meet new people, find new friends and have fun – in an alcohol-free environment. We’re excited to get to know you! See the longer description for more details.
23rd September
Amos Room - Guild of Students
An opportunity to meet people who like what you like and make new friends!

View All Welcome Events

Remember, a hello goes a long way, so once you arrive make sure you introduce yourselves, get involved and really start to build your community!

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