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.

Lickey Hills walk and pub visit

Join us on for a short afternoon walk on the nearby Lickey Hills, with autumn colours and a fine view over the city. Meet at University station at 13:25 or Selly Oak Station at 13:30 (whichever is nearest you). We will each buy return tickets to Barnt Green (£4.50, cheaper if you are a group…

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.…

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!

CAMEO Harborne

CAMEO Harborne is a group just for women – international students, academics and their wives – which meets at St John’s Church, High Street, Harborne, Birmingham B17 9PT on Thursday mornings during school term time, starting at 10.00 am and finishing around 11.45 am. The group offers alternate weeks of social activities and discussions based…

CAMEO Selly Oak

CAMEO Selly Oak is a group just for women – international students, academics and their wives – which meets at Christian Life Centre, 900 Bristol Road, Selly Oak B29 6HW on Thursday afternoons during school term time, starting at 1.30 pm and finishing around 3.00 pm with a different fun activity each week. Pre-school children…