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Open Days

Our Open Days provide you with the perfect opportunity to visit the University and discover just what we have to offer.

You can learn more about our courses, great teaching and links with employers – as well as our £260 million investment in facilities. See what happened at our past Open Days.

Our next Open Day: 24 June 2020

About Us

Birmingham City University's School of Social Sciences has a mission to make sense of the world.

Our students and academics work together across disciplines to develop insights into society. We're focused on everything from understanding crime and punishment to the study of all aspects of psychology and the exploration of social structures and change.


Want to see some of the things you could be getting up to on an Open Day? We've put together a sample schedule of the typical talks, overviews and Q&A sessions we run, most of which run twice so you can check out multiple subjects across the campus. You will also be able to meet our staff and students in the Curzon atrium, as well as have the opportunity to tour our facilities. So now you can start planning you day with us!

General Talks and Tours Sample Schedule
Title Times
Welcome to Birmingham City University by
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Philip Plowden
Morning Session: 9.30am - 10am
Afternoon Session: 12.45pm - 1.15pm
Accommodation Tour

Every 15 minutes from 9am (last tour 2.45pm)

Curzon Building Tour Every 15 minutes from 9am (last tour 2.30pm)
Curzon Library Tour Every 15 minutes from 9am (last tour 2.30pm)
Advice on writing your Personal Statement Morning Session: 10.45am - 11.15am
Afternoon Session: 1.45pm - 2.15pm
Student Finance Morning Session: 10am - 10.30am
Afternoon Session: 1pm - 1.30pm
Student life Morning Session: 11.30am - 12pm
Afternoon Session: 2.30pm - 3pm
All about Apprenticeships 12.15pm - 12.45pm
Social Sciences School Sample Schedule
Title Times
Black Studies Overview and Taster Lecture + Q&A

Morning Session: 10.30am - 11.30am
Afternoon Session: 1.15pm - 2.15pm

Criminology and Policing Overview

Morning Session: 10.15am - 11.15am
Afternoon Session: 12.45pm - 1.45pm

Criminology and Policing Taster Lecture

Morning Session: 11.30am - 12.15pm
Afternoon Session: 2pm - 2.45pm

Criminology Quiz Morning Session: 11.30am - 12.15pm
Afternoon Session: 1pm - 1.45pm
Psychology Overview Morning Session: 10.15am - 11.15pm
Afternoon Session: 12.45pm - 1.45pm
Psychology Taster Lecture Morning Session: 11.30pm - 12.30pm
Afternoon Session: 2pm - 3pm
Psychology Taster Activities (drop-in) 9am - 3pm
The Psychology of Attention and Vision (drop-in activity) 9am - 3pm
Psychology Virtual Reality (drop-in activity) 9am - 3pm
Sociology Overview + Q&A Morning Session: 10.15am - 11pm
Afternoon Session: 12.45pm - 1.30pm
Sociology Taster Lecture Morning Session: 11.30am - 12.15pm
Afternoon Session: 2pm - 2.45pm