CONSERVATOIRE OPEN DAY

THURSDAY 1 DECEMBER, 9.30AM - 4.30PM

WHO IS THIS FOR?

It’s open to everyone, but it’s definitely for you if you…

 Want to study in ultra-modern campus with state-of-the-art facilities: We are currently undertaking a £340 million investment programme in our facilities, including a major expansion of our City Centre Campus. Our music students are taught in a £57 million teaching and performance facility, which is the first of its kind in the digital age. It features Birmingham’s only dedicated jazz club, a 500-seat concert hall, 100 practice and rehearsal rooms and seven industry standard recording studios.

 Want to consider study at a conservatoire that’s part of a major university: We’re an integral part of Birmingham City University – an institution with 29,000 students from 100 countries. This opens up our students to a huge community with excellent amenities and interdisciplinary collaboration opportunities.

 Want to study at a conservatoire with exceptional links to concert venues and theatres: To give our students the best opportunities, we maintain close relationships with highly regarded entities such as the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Federation of Drama Schools, Symphony Hall, Birmingham Hippodrome and more.

 Want to study in a major city with excellent transport links: We’re at the heart of the UK’s second-largest city with a population of over 1.1 million people. Birmingham also has an international airport.

 Are a friend, family or carer of someone who’s considering where to study: You’re very welcome to come along and experience the day.

 Need an affordable university experience: Our typical cost of university accommodation starts at £125 per week (2022/23 prices). This includes heating and water.

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WHAT CAN I DO?

 Enjoy a tailored and personalised experience: You'll be able to attend department and course-specific talks, as well as having the opportunity to chat with lecturers, staff and current students to get your questions answered and see if we're the right fit for you. There are also general talks for things like finance and tours for you to see the accommodation options.

 Meet lecturers and staff: From handy course overview talks from the staff who would be teaching you, to Q+A sessions on the day covering subject-specific information and then more practical information.

 Explore our facilities and take tours: You can find out everything you need to know about our state-of-the-art facilities at our Open Day. You can also check out the locations and quality of accommodation on bookable tours that happen throughout the day.

 Ask our students questions: You can ask them how they picked their courses, and what made them choose us (or where to get the best pizza in Brum, the choice is yours!). On campus, you'll find lots of student ambassadors who can give you a great insight into student life and answer all your questions in person.

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AFTER REGISTRATION...

 We’ll send you an event guide to help you plan your day and find your way: This includes a campus map, a schedule of talks and tours, and info about the drop-in information desks you’ll find on the day.

 Use your QR code for quick and easy check-in on the day: Have your programme handy to whiz through check-in with minimal queueing.

 We’ll send you helpful emails with exclusive content: We’ll keep you updated with student stories and news about what students studying your subject area are doing. We’ll also post you super-useful exclusive guides like ‘The Personal Statement Checklist’. Or if you'd prefer not to, you can opt out at any time.

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THE CITY

If you’re not from the area, then you should definitely check out:

 Food and Drink: The food and drink scene in Birmingham is thriving. Our street food festivals are award-winning and our restaurants are Michelin starred – well four are, the most out of any UK city outside of London. The city is packed with well-known top chains, full to the brim with a variety of independent cafés and bars (many offering student and other discounts) and the speciality supermarkets, butchers, bakers and farmer's markets make it a foodie's haven. 

 Nightlife: Birmingham has nightlife covered. There’s a reason it’s a must-visit destination for revellers all over the country. If it’s big clubs and bars playing the latest hits, then Broad Street is for you. Prefer the underground? Then Digbeth’s venues are where to visit. For the more bohemian night out, the independent scene of Moseley and Kings Heath is perfect.

 Shopping: The famous Bullring is packed with modern, glossy, big brand shops. It’s always developing, opening new stores and staying on trend. The brand new multi-million pound Grand Central has brought a new element to the shopping scene where shops and food, brands and independents live hand in hand. 

 Sport: Whether you're interested in sport as a participant or a spectator, Birmingham has plenty to offer. It’s home to three leading football clubs – Aston Villa, Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion. International cricket takes place at the world famous Edgbaston cricket ground. 

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