Get ready for UoB Xtra!

 

Unwind, Connect, Learn

From Monday 3 – Friday 21 June, get 'Xtra' from your time here with us with our programme of events, challenges, and opportunities that you don’t want to miss. Unwind with our fun social activities designed to make sure you get time to destress and celebrate. Connect with other students. And learn new skills and qualifications to level up your LinkedIn profile or CV.

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Image of people in an office environment Finding your professional voice: communication skills for success
3rd June 9am - 21st June 5pm
Online - Canvas
Explore different communication styles and skills, find out how these relate to your personality and learn how to communicate complex ideas to different audiences.
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Image of a bee sitting on a flower One planet, one future: biodiversity, climate change and sustainability
3rd June 9am - 21st June 5pm
Online - Canvas
Find out more about biodiversity, the threats facing it and it’s role in the climate crisis by joining this course.
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A group of students sit round a table in conversation The Birmingham Project
10th June 9am - 14th June 5pm
On campus
First-year undergrads, ready for a challenge? Join the Birmingham Project for a week of collaboration, innovation and teamwork tackling pressing social or environmental issues with your fellow students.
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Plastic flower basket ornament Sustainable Plastics Exhibition
11th June 10am - 13th June 4pm
Undercroft, Biosciences
This exhibition of plastics artefacts, delivered by the Birmingham Plastics Network and University Sustainability Team, will showcase the history of plastics and and their role in our society.
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A man leans over a bike, maintaining it Green Week: Sustainable Travel - Bike Valeting
13th June 8am - 5pm
Gear Up, University Square (outside Staff House)
Bring your bike down to Gear Up in University Square outside Staff House for FREE valeting and Bike Register.
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Students at turnstile in Library Green Week: Book Display
13th June 9am - 5pm
Main Library
Read all about it! Pop into the Main Library Foyer during Green Week to borrow inspiring books, practical tips for being more sustainable and e-resources.
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Two students wearing backpacks walk towards the Main Library LES Make a difference: research spotlight talks
13th June 10am - 4pm
Teaching and Learning Building
Students from Life and Environmental Sciences, get to grips with world-class research happening right here, in your College!
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A nursing student with a child Create your own work experience
13th June 11am - noon
Main Lecture Theatre, Aston Webb Building
What do you do when you can't find the work experience you want? Let us help you widen your search and create your own opportunities!
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A student looking thoughtful Green Week: En-ROADS Interactive Workshop
13th June noon - 1:30pm
Lecture room 2, Arts Building
Have you got the answer to climate change? The En-ROADS Climate Workshop is an interactive experience which helps build support for strategies to address climate change through the testing of the En-ROADS Climate Simulator.
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A large sphere is illuminated as the earth in a museum exhibit Lapworth Museum Tour
13th June noon - 1pm
Lapworth Museum of Geology
Roar into adventure at our very own Lapworth Museum! Join us for a free, guided tour and delve into the mysteries of our prehistoric past right here under our roof.
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A bike is lifted in a stand, with a person stood by its rear wheel Green Week: Mechanics Masterclass
13th June 12:15pm - 4:15pm
Gear Up, University Square (outside Staff House)
Keeping your bike in good condition is an essential part of getting the best out of cycling, whether for commuting, errands or exercise, learn how with this demonstration of essential skills from the expert mechanics at Gear Up.
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A student smiles whilst working on a laptop Communication skills for success (with Bloomberg)
13th June 1pm - 2:30pm
Lecture Theatre 2, Teaching and Learning Building
Communication is key, especially in professional environments. This fun and interactive session will help you learn your strengths and put them to use.
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Image of a colourful printed craft item Creative guided relaxation with Pause@uni
13th June 2pm - 4pm
Room 109, Teaching and Learning Building
Come and spend a chilled afternoon with Pause.
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Students studying together at the university Academic Careers Series: End of Series Meet-Up (PGR)
13th June 3pm - 5pm
Seminar Room, Westmere House
Join us in Westmere House on 13th June for our Academic Careers end-of-series meet-up, where we will recap all the main tips and strategies covered in the series.
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An excited group of students in evening wear in front of Aston Webb Grad Ball 2024
13th June 6:30pm - 12:30am
On campus
End the year in style with the Guild of Students' Grad Ball 2024!
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Students at turnstile in Library Green Week: Book Display
14th June 9am - 5pm
Main Library
Read all about it! Pop into the Main Library Foyer during Green Week to borrow inspiring books, practical tips for being more sustainable and e-resources.
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An image of students collecting litter on and around campus Junkbusters
14th June noon - 3pm
Various locations
Donate your unwanted items to Junkbusters! Your Community Wardens will have collection stations every Friday in June, throughout Selly and Bournbrook.
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A close up of green ferns on a sunny day Green Week: Planter Painting at the Green Gym
14th June 3:30pm - 5pm
Tennis Court, Green Community/Centre Court
Help Student Living and Active Res build a Green Gym for future students! You can learn more about planting and taking care of nature or just try out and see if you've got a green thumb!
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Two students in soft focus, in front of the Guild building Kickboxing Society: Friday sessions
14th June 4pm - 6pm
Dance Studio, Guild of Students
Join UoB Kickboxing for their Friday session in the Dance Studio.
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Students in summer clothing playing wind instruments Summer Festival of Music: Summer Festival Orchestra
16th June 3pm - 4:30pm
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Celebrate our talented students with this concert, at the conclusion of a year of fantastic music-making at the University.
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Two students sat in a lecture theatre, speaking with a presenting academic College of Arts and Law Masters Dissertation Conference
17th June 9:30am - 5pm
Room G11, Alan Walters and Online
Discover brand new research in the College of Arts and Law as Masters students present their dissertation topics at this hybrid event! Open to all students across the University.
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The exterior of the Library of Birmingham on a sunny day HSBC: UoB Disability Confident recruitment webinar
17th June noon - 1pm
Online
HSBC are a disability confident employer, and are offering two exclusive roles for UoB students starting this summer! Join an anonymous webinar to find out more and hear lived experiences in the company. Registration is on a self-identity basis.
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Tree trunk with 'I Love Trees' silver band around the middle BIFoR Branching Out
17th June 1pm - 2pm
Room 201, Arts Building
Join us for a fun, engaging workshop to find out more about one of the world’s largest climate change experiments.
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A student leans over a table with a laptop and music equipment Summer Festival of Music: miniBEAST
17th June 1pm - 2pm
The Dome, Bramall Music Building
miniBEAST is the perfect introduction to the weird and wonderful world of electroacoustic music!
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A group of students playing string instruments, seen from above Summer Festival of Music: String Orchestra
17th June 6pm - 7pm
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the sumptuous sounds of our talented String Orchestra – and all for free.
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Two students studying together Unlock Your Potential: Design Your Life
18th June 10am - 2pm
Room G17, Nuffield
Are you someone with big dreams and goals? It's time to turn those aspirations into reality! Introducing our exclusive training session inspired by Stanford University's renowned Life Design Lab methodology.
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A group of students and an academic sit around a table in discussion Be Future Ready
18th June 10:45am - 3pm
Room G12, University House
Students in the College of Social Sciences, are you ready for the future? Develop the knowledge, skills and attributes necessary to get a fulfilling job, and succeed in other areas of life.
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Image of students walking around campus with Library building in the background Bread Baking Masterclass with Pastor Obi Iheoma
18th June 11am - 1pm
Oasis Lounge kitchen, St. Francis Hall
Do you remember your first experience of eating bread? Bread has a very symbolic role in many cultures and religions around the world. We would like to invite you to a taste of freshly baked bread eating and making experiences.
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Three students stand chatting on a staircase in the Teaching and Learning building Postgraduate Research Festival: Day 1
18th June noon - 5pm
Teaching and Learning Building
The University Graduate School invites you to its annual research festival - the biggest and most multidisciplinary celebration of postgraduate research here at Birmingham!
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A student playing a brass instrument Summer Festival of Music: University Music Scholars
18th June 1pm - 2pm
The Dome, Bramall Music Building
Enjoy this relaxed, showcase performance from a selection of talented scholarship holders from across the University.
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Two students sit at a table outside the Guild, with the mermaid statue in the background Community Breakfast
19th June 8am - 10am
Mermaid Bar, Guild of Students
Join your Guild of Students for a FREE breakfast to start your day! No need to book, just come along.
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image of students studying on campus AED training plus lifesaving skills
19th June 10am - 3pm
Meeting Room, Sport & Fitness Centre
Join us to learn how to use a defibrillator and other life-saving techniques, delivered by UoB Sport & Fitness Training Officers. You can learn how to use a defibrillator and administer life-saving treatments.
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A student leans over a laptop in concentration Is a Masters Right for Me?
19th June noon - 1pm
Online
Curious about postgraduate study? Join us for this online session to help you decide if it’s the right path for you.
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Three students stand chatting on a staircase in the Teaching and Learning building Postgraduate Research Festival: Day 2
19th June noon - 5pm
Teaching and Learning Building
Join the University Graduate School as the celebration of postgraduate research continues, with more workshops, panels and the UGS Awards.
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Students sit at tables listening to a presentation Alumni Leadership Mentoring Programme (ALMP) Information Session
19th June 12:30pm - 2pm
Online
Find out how you could get one-on-one mentorship from our inspiring alumni who are in high-profile or senior leadership positions.
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A student talks to a staff member using a laptop Application and Advice Drop-ins with Careers Network
19th June 1pm - 3pm
Room UG08 Computer Cluster, Murray Learning Centre
Need some help and advice for applications, career planning , or work experience opportunities? Come along to one of our Careers Network drop ins, to chat with our friendly experts.
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A student holding a brass instrument Summer Festival of Music: Chamber Music & Soloists Concert
19th June 1pm - 2pm
The Dome, Bramall Music Building
Make your lunchtime more exciting with this free, informal concert.
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Parsley leaves arranged on paper Barber Student Workshop: Eco-Photography with Sammie Masters-Hopkins
19th June 2pm - 4pm
Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Dive into the fascinating world of eco-photography with artist Sammie Masters-Hopkins. Learn and experience one of three cameraless image-making techniques infused with botanical charm.
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Picture of a tree with blue sky in the background BIFoR Public Lecture: Dimensions of Communities
19th June 4pm - 5:30pm
Main Lecture Theatre (G03), Alan Walters Building
Join BIFoR for a free, public lecture and panel discussion chaired by Professor Jerry Pritchard. Experts will be sharing their research and outreach activities on the topic of communities supporting, and supported by global forests.
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Summer Festival of Music: University Symphonic Brass
19th June 6pm - 6:45pm
Green Heart
Venture into the Green Heart for a gilded evening of brassy tunes!
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A wide angle shot of a blue floored outdoor sports court, with Aston Webb in the background PGR Social Badminton
20th June 11am - noon
Slater Hall, Sport & Fitness Centre
An informal, social badminton event for PGRs of all levels to relax and meet new people. Racquets and shuttlecocks are provided!
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Two students in aprons holding a loaf of bread Bread & Belief: Bread Baking & Bible Study in Christian community
20th June 1pm - 3pm
St. Francis Hall, Oasis Lounge
Enjoy a hands on bread baking session with the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy, and share prayers and stories from the Bible.
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Summer Festival of Music: Summer Festival Voices
20th June 1pm - 2pm
The Dome, Bramall Music Building
Spend a relaxing hour with friends at this lunchtime concert.
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Students sit around a low table, leaning forward in conversation MDS International Student Games Night
20th June 4pm - 7pm
Room WF15, Medical School
MDS International Students, join us for a global celebration! Meet fellow students, enjoy board games, and savour delicious food as we wrap up the year together.
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A four piece band photographed in a dark studio iluminated by a bright light Live at the Lapworth: Gabbidon Band
20th June 7pm - 9:30pm
Lapworth Museum, Earth Sciences Building
Join us for an evening of reggae music with Gabbidon Band, led by Basil Gabbidon, founder member of Steel Pulse, one of the biggest Reggae bands to come out of Birmingham and the UK!
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A group of people kneel around a CPR mannequin Emergency First Aid at Work (one-day course)
21st June 9am - 4pm
Meeting Room, Sport & Fitness Centre
Join us to learn all about emergency first aid in this one day course, delivered by UoB Sport & Fitness Training Officers. You will receive a formal qualification having covered training to equip you with basic life-saving first aid skills.
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Image of Divya Kasturi  courtesy of SriKumar ‘A love letter to Varnam’ dance film and live Q&A with Divya Kasturi
21st June noon - 1pm
Online - Zoom
A short dance film, which showcases intricacy, emotes warmth and is an accessible rumination on ideas and experiences of love, created by Divya Kasturi. Followed by a live Q&A.
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An image of students collecting litter on and around campus Junkbusters
21st June noon - 3pm
Various locations
Donate your unwanted items to Junkbusters! Your Community Wardens will have collection stations every Friday in June, throughout Selly and Bournbrook.
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A violinist and two flautists play in front of microphones Summer Festival of Music: Folk Band
21st June 1pm - 2pm
The Dome, Bramall Music Building
Close out the Summer Festival of Music with an hour of enchanting and uplifting music.
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An image of students collecting litter on and around campus Junkbusters
28th June noon - 3pm
Various locations
Donate your unwanted items to Junkbusters! Your Community Wardens will have collection stations every Friday in June, throughout Selly and Bournbrook.
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An image of students collecting litter on and around campus Junkbusters
30th June noon - 3pm
Various locations
Donate your unwanted items to Junkbusters! Your Community Wardens will be out and about with their collection stations - ideal if you're moving house this weekend!
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