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Helping you get back to business

Welcoming conferences and events back on campus


We understand that you will have concerns about booking meetings and events due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Conferences & events team are fully committed to your safety and wellbeing.

We’re following the Government’s advice on safe working and social distancing, and have put additional measures in place so you can conduct your meetings and events again with confidence. Read on to find out more.

We are here to support you.

The Conferences & events team, University of Birmingham

Seven-point plan

A full risk assessment of each building has taken place before re-opening, and we’ve installed additional measures like perspex screens.

You’ll find social-distancing markers throughout campus to aid staff, students and visitors.


Our cleaners are working harder than ever and are keeping event spaces clean throughout the day. We have also installed more hand-sanitising stations.


We’ve amended the capacities of all of our meetings and events spaces, taking in to account the current social distancing guidelines.

Our food and beverage service has changed to minimise interaction, in accordance with food safety recommendations.

You can enjoy lunch in pre-packed bento boxes, and drinks will be served either in bottles, or from vending machines using environmentally-friendly disposable cups.

We understand that it may not be possible to commit to a new booking immediately.

We’ve adapted our terms and conditions for any new event taking place before 31 March 2021, to give you additional peace of mind.

The Green Heart


The team have all completed an online training course on social distancing and safety measures, so you can trust their knowledge is up to date.

Friendly faces everywhere

You’ll have a friendly and experienced event coordinator to help you with planning and any concerns – so if the guidance changes, or you need advice, you’ll be supported to make the best decisions.

Back view of female employee have webcam conference on computer with multiracial colleagues, woman talk brainstorm on video call with diverse coworkers, engaged in web team online briefing from home


New social-distancing room capacities

Each event space may have different catering options associated with it. Speak to the Conferences & events team to find out more about your options.

Social distancing rooms and seating capacity
VenueTheatre style 2m distancingTheatre style 1m+ distancingBoardroom style 2m distancingBoardroom style 1m+ distancing
Great Hall84156
The Bramall3263
Michael Tippett16301220
Barbara Hepworth918814
Lecture Theatre (500)52175
Lecture theatre (250)44130
Lecture theatre (100)2353

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Getting back to business

Already have a meeting or event booked? Get in touch. We'll be happy to talk to you about these additional measures – plus any other requirements you may have.

For new bookings, get a personalised, virtual show round of any space delivered directly to your inbox

Choose hybrid events, combining in-person and virtual attendance, or host your event completely online, supported by a professional production team

Range of day delegate rates, or room-hire only options: whatever you need, we'll will work with you to create the right package

Get in touch to find out more

Venues on campus, at the hotel and in the city

The team can support you with meeting and event spaces on campus. Venues include the new Teaching and Learning building, and outdoor spaces like the Green Heart and the Vale student village. Talk to us about meetings and events at Edgbaston Park Hotel - or ask us about the Exchange, opening in the city centre in autumn 2021.

Check out our venues
Green Heart Festival at night with Old Joe and fireworks in the background

Catering for your needs

Talk to a member of the team about the options available to feed your delegates, whether you’re booking a delivered buffet or an outdoor event with street food.

See our menus
People picking food from the buffet table


For those staying over, we can also organise accommodation, from comfy nights in University accommodation to bed and breakfast stays at the Edgbaston Park Hotel.

Check out our accommodation
Edgbaston Park Hotel entrance

Experts to manage your event

During the planning process, you'll have a friendly and experienced event coordinator to help you with any plans, decisions or concerns. We also offer bespoke event management, from budget planning and abstract submission to delegate management and much more. Let us take the hard work out of planning your event.

Experts on your side

A friendly, knowledgeable team to transform your ideas and stay on budget

Food and drink

Great catering from an in-house team of award-winning chefs

A complete service

Support from start to finish, from initial brief to event planning and delivery

Find out more


Playing our part

We are proud to work alongside the researchers at the University of Birmingham who are playing such an important role in the global effort to tackle Covid-19.

From virology to immunology, and from business to economics, our researchers are contributing to the global effort to counter the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our staff and students are also supporting the NHS and our community by volunteering their time to fight the effects of the outbreak.

Our research-intensive culture means we are playing a pivotal role in the global challenge to beat the virus and making a real difference to people’s lives during this emergency.

Take this page with you

You can download this page as a PDF

Download the Reopening Brochure (PDF - 204 KB)