Arriving in the UK

Meet and Greet offer for September 2022

We operate a free ‘Meet and Greet’ service at Birmingham International Airport for new international and EU students.

Our team will be available to welcome you, will answer any questions that you may have and will help with your transfer by coach or taxi to your accommodation.

This service is only available on specific dates.

Next Meet and Greet Intake:

The Meet and Greet Service for September 2022 will run from Birmingham International Airport on the following dates, for registered students only:

September 2022 Meet and Greet Dates: 

  • Saturday 27 August 2022
  • Sunday 28 August 2022
  • Monday 29 August 2022
  • Tuesday 30 August 2022
  • Wednesday 31 August 2022
  • Thursday 1 September 2022
  • Friday 2 September 2022
  • Saturday 3 September 2022
  • Sunday 4 September 2022

Please Register for September 2022 and a member of the team will get back to you.

If you have any questions please email and we will respond to you as soon as possible.

Deadline: You must book by 26 August 2022, to secure your collection.

Before planning your arrival please check the date on your accommodation contract. You may not be able to access your accommodation until a specific date and will need to make alternative arrangements in advance of your arrival.

The service is only available from Birmingham Airport to accommodation located within a three mile radius of Birmingham City University City Centre Campus. You must register for the service in advance. Places are limited, book early to avoid disappointment. We may reduce the hours of the service if demand is insufficient.
If you arrive outside of the Meet and Greet weekend dates and times

There is an Airport Taxi Rank located directly outside the airport building. All of the taxis are Black Cabs licensed by Birmingham City Council and operate a 24-hour, 365 day service.

Birmingham Airport is approximately 15 miles from Birmingham City Centre and this journey will take around 30 minutes. The taxi from Birmingham Airport to your accommodation will cost approximately £30 - £35. All taxis from the Airport Taxi Rank accept major debit and credit cards, or you can pay with UK Pounds Sterling.

If you are not arriving at Birmingham Airport, see our Arriving in the UK page.

Please ensure you obtain a receipt from the taxi driver and send a photograph of it to so that we can reimburse you for this journey. Please note we reimburse up to a maximum amount of £35. The reimbursement is payable only to UK bank accounts so we will process this once you have a UK bank account set up. When you email, please include the following information:

  • Full name
  • Student ID
  • BCU Email Address
  • Course of Study
  • Current UK Address
  • UK Bank Name
  • UK Bank Address
  • Account Name
  • Account number (8 digits long)
  • Sort Code (6 digits long)
  • Valid taxi receipt

The deadline for sending your taxi claim is 4 November 2022.