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Meet with confidence

How we’re helping you to meet safely.

 

Your safety and wellbeing come first. At Conferences & events, we’ve introduced a range of measures to support you, from changing our catering to adapting our venues.

We’re following the UK government’s advice on safe working and social distancing. We’re also finding creative solutions so you can continue to meet with confidence – outdoors, virtually or in safe small groups.

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.

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Getting back to business

Already have a meeting or event booked? Please get in touch if you have any concerns, or would like to discuss adapting your event.

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

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Venues

A range of venues is available with a capacity of up to 30 with 2m social distancing. Let us know your plans, and a member of the team will advise you on the best option.

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2021 and beyond

Planning ahead? We hope to offer you our full range of venues from summer 2021. On campus, you’ll find lecture theatres in the new Teaching and Learning Building, wide green outdoor spaces, Edgbaston Park Hotel and more. In the city centre, The Exchange opens in autumn 2021.

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Catering

Choose from a range of options, from individual delivered box lunches to festival-style outdoor dining, including local stars Digbeth Dining Club.

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Accommodation

Convenient accommodation is a short walk from all our venues, with comfy nights in University accommodation and bed and breakfast stays at Edgbaston Park Hotel.

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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

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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.