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BCU's Big Welcome

  • BCU's Big Welcome
  • Students on large deck chair
  • Freshers event
  • Students playing hockey on Eastside Park

17 days of trips, activities, informative talks, freshers events and a welcome fair, BCU’s Big Welcome has been developed just for you!

Brought to you by Birmingham City University and your Students’ Union, the Big Welcome will kick off on Monday 11 September with a series of talks, sporting activities and trips before things ramp up from Monday 18 September.

Check the full Big Welcome schedule

Can’t attend or don’t fancy any of the events during the first week? Don’t panic! We know some of you will be too busy to attend that week and you won’t be missing out if we don’t see you until Monday 18 September for some of these amazing events…

BCUSU Freshers

Four huge events you won’t want to miss! Tickets are on sale now, or get your Freshers wristband for all four.

Aloha Beach Party

Mon 18 Sep, 10pm-3am, The Nightingale Club.

Channel the Love Island vibe and celebrate the height of summer at THE biggest beach party in Birmingham!

More info Get tickets

Time Travel Tuesday

Tue 19 Sep, 10pm-3am, O2 Institute.

For one night only, BCUSU will be the Doc Brown to your Marty McFly. Come dressed as characters from the past or future for a musical journey through time.

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Glitter Party

Thur 21 Sep, 10pm-3am, The Rainbow Venues.

BCUSU are on a mission to make your night sparkle as we party Coachella-style in the fabulous Rainbow Warehouse in Digbeth. Wear your glitter with pride!

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Closing Party

Mon 25 Sep, 10pm-3am, O2 Academy.

All good things must come to an end and this is your last chance to celebrate Freshers before it’s officially over for another year!

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Welcome Fair

Formerly known as Freshers Fair, The Big Welcome Fair on Wednesday 20 September will give you the opportunity to find out all there is to know about your Students’ Union, University and how Birmingham has plenty to offer students like you!

Students at Welcome Fair

Psst… it’s also the place to go for tons of freebies and some of the best food the city has to offer.

Studying at City North or City South Campuses? Hop on one of the free return shuttle buses and spend the day at our City Centre Campus!