International Student Welcome Talks
Welcome Week at The University of Birmingham is a great time to become familiar with the services and people that will help and support you through your studies here. To help you get to know them ISAS has organized a series of talks where you can learn about different parts of the university, what they do and how you can access them.
Talks will take place on Thursday 20 and Friday 21 September. Some services will be repeating their session, the content will be the same so you do not need to attend this twice. All talks will take place on the main campus in the Aston Webb building, lecture room WG5.
In order to book your place to attend a talk scroll down and select based on the service name, date and time of talk. You can book more than one talk at the same time. Please bring a print out of your booking confirmation when you attend the talks.
If you have any questions about welcome talks please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To reserve you a place for this event, the University needs to collect data from you. The information will be retained for 3 months.
PLEASE NOTE: Donna Lee - University Senior Tutor, will now be speaking at 15.50 on September 20. We apologise for any confusion caused.
Talks will be given by the following services:
Library services: this session will introduce you to the range of information resources we have available in Library Services, as well as the training sessions, online courses and individual help we can provide to support you during your course of study or research.
Chaplaincy (multi faith): find out about the Chaplaincy, a place to relax, pray, chat with a Chaplain, meet with friends of your own religious tradition or from other faiths, or just chill out with a paper and cup of tea. The Chaplaincy is open to people of all faiths and beliefs.
International Student Advisory Service: the International Student Advisory Services supports international students at all stages of their student journey. Find out about how ISAS can help you with visas and immigration, working during your studies, and offer guidance on all issues international students face.
The Guild of Students: if you’re a student at the University of Birmingham, then you’re automatically a member of the Guild of Students. The Guild is here to make sure you get the best from Birmingham! As a charity and the students’ union for more than 28,000 students, the Guild represents you, its members, to the university and other organisations. The Guild is your voice on the issues that matter most to you. It’s also here to help you develop skills outside of study, have fun, meet people and make sure your time at Birmingham is special.
Campus Liaison Police : Andrew Smith, the campus liaison police officer will talk about his work reducing crime that impacts on students and tackling anti-social behaviour both on and off campus.
Donna Lee: University senior tutor : Professor Donna Lee is a senior academic who is able to provide both undergraduate and postgraduate students with expert advice on concerns or problems with academic studies.
Student Funding Office: the Student Funding Office (SFO) is here to help you learn how to effectively manage your own finances and where to seek help if you need it. Through the SFO you can access important information about scholarships, grants, budgeting, and what to do in instances of financial hardship.
English for International Students Unit: the English for International Students Unit is here to support you in developing your written and spoken English skills, and enable you to explore different areas of the UK while you are studying with us. Find out about the free English support EISU offers, and exciting day trips which will take place throughout the academic year.
Wellbeing: university is a busy and exciting time and it’s really important to make sure you are looking after yourself as well as your studies! Find out about the workshops and support Wellbeing can offer to help make sure your time at Birmingham is both happy and healthy.
UoB Sport: when it comes to sports the Birmingham is one of the leading universities in the UK. Find out about opportunities to get involved in the numerous sports on offer, and chances to give something Back through volunteering places.
Careers network: at Birmingham there is a massive amount of support on offer to both help you find jobs while you study, and start your career as a UoB graduate. Get your career development off to a great start with this two hour session from the International Careers Advisor, International Careers Ambassadors, the Jobzone and volunteering, and the Personal Skills Award.