Open Day Guide

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We've been hard at work putting together the best showcase we can, to give you all the information you need to make the right choice about your next step. To help you get the most out of your day, we've created this guide, that shows everything you can do during the Open Day itself and beyond!

Not registered yet? There's still time! Register right now!


Saturday, October 14 (Check-In opens at 9am)

You'll be visiting us on both National Spinning Top Day and National Be Bald and Free Day. So unless you're a big Inception fan, or wear a wig, you're not missing anything important on Saturday. You can also wish happy birthday to Usher, Ralph Lauren and Steve Coogan.


Curzon Building, City Centre Campus

4 Cardigan Street, Birmingham, B4 7BD (Directions)

Whilst other courses will be spread out across both our City Centre Campus and City South Campus, the Business, Law and Social Sciences talks will all be taking place in the Curzon Building, the newest building on campus. It's big and red, making it very hard to miss (something you may be grateful for following your 4am start). 

By car

Our City Centre Campus is situated just off the Birmingham Ring Road (A4540), near the A38(M) Aston Expressway, which is accessible from the M6. 

The nearest car parks are situated here and here, but please check the open and closing times for both as they are not operated by Birmingham City University. Our campus is ideally located near Birmingham City Centre, so if you are arriving later in the day don't worry - there are a lot of city centre car parks that are within walking distance. 

By train 

We are a 15 minute walk away from New Street train station (housed within the new Grand Central shopping centre), and are also in walking distance of Birmingham Moor Street and Birmingham Snow Hill. If you are coming from down south into Grand Central, you'll pass by our campus on your way in! In the future, we'll be across the street from the HS2 train line too.

What to do when you get here

Check-in for the day will be taking place in Millennium Point, just a short walk away from the Curzon Building. There, you'll be given a printed guide, and an Open Day bag full of useful goodies. Registration will open at 9am.

Millennium Point will also be the hub for most of our tours, including the all important accommodation tour. We've structured the day to give you as much time as we can to explore the rest of our campus and facilities, so please take advantage of these.

Outside of our talks, you will also find a few fun activities in the Curzon Building. You can have a go on our Psychology departments eye tracking machine, and try to solve the mystery in our Crime Scene room.  

If you're ever unsure of where to go or what to do, ask one of our student ambassadors. They'll be easy to spot, and are happy to help. Also, make sure your take advantage of our various cafes by grabbing a bite to eat. 

What to do after you're done

Not dashing off home straight away? You'll find so much to do in Birmingham. We are within walking distance of all of the cities best shopping, dining and nightlife areas. Here is just an example of what's going on in the city on the same day as our Open Day.

Rainbow Venues,

Digbeth Dining Club

The weekly street food staple of Birmingham this Saturday the Digbeth Dining Club will play host to Grill Brazil, Middle Feast, Holy Moly Macaroni and Pietanic.

Hippodrome Theatre


The smash-hit musical will be on its final day at the Hippodrome Theatre on Saturday, but tickets are still available! 

National Exhibition Centre

Grand Designs Live

If improving your future prospects at BCU isn't enough for one day, why not improve your home too?!

Arena Birmingham

J. Cole

We attract the biggest music acts in the world to our venues. Not only is J. Cole in town, but Dua Lipa is also performing at the O2 Academy.


If none of this stuff is for you, there is still plenty to choose from. The map below shows some of the places you could visit for shopping, dining or drinks.