for international students in Birmingham

International students and academics are welcome to join us at any of our social activities. We organise cafés, trips, sports and other social activities. Most of our events are free, but if there is a cost or you need to book, we will say so. If you sign up to our hospitality scheme, you can also join local people for meals or outings.

See below for details of upcoming events.

Birmingham City Tour

A trip to some of the lesser known parts of Birmingham e.g. Kings Norton village green, Selly Manor and Gas Street basin finishing with evening tea in Selly Park.

The Globe in Selly Oak

Come and relax! Come and make friends! Come and practise your English! The Globe is a café-style evening. It offers friendship and help in adjusting to life in this country to all International Students, through conversation and a fun and interesting programme. Globe Selly Oak runs most Mondays from 8.00-9.30pm. St Wulstan’s Hall is on Alton Road…

The Globe Harborne

Are you an international student living in or near the Harborne area? Would you like to meet British people and other international students in a relaxed setting, to make friends, find out more about British culture, and practise your English?
Come to our free weekly café!

Open Home in Edgbaston

Are you an international student? Do you live on the Vale, at BCU’s City South (Edgbaston) campus or near Five Ways? Would you like to meet British people and other international students in a local home? If so Glenys Harriott would love to welcome you to her home on alternate Mondays from 7.00pm to 9.15pm.…