We are organising a series of self guided, social trips for international students which will enhance cultural awareness of the UK and are not linked to academic studies.
In order to make the best use out of your day, it is strongly suggested planning ahead and familiarising yourself with your chosen day trip location before the day of your travel as this will help ensure you get the best out of your day.
Please be aware that the information you need for planning ahead will be sent to you in the form of an e-ticket which you will not receive until during the week of the trip. Therefore please don’t worry if you have not been sent your ticket before this period – this is done on purpose to keep the information contained in it as current and relevant as possible to enhance your experience.
To book a ticket for a day trip, please chose from the available trips below:
Day Trip to West Midlands Safari Park on Saturday 7th October 2017
Visit West Midlands Safari Park, home to over 165 species of exotic animals, a small theme park and "The Land of the Living Dinosaurs exhibition"
Your ticket includes the coach to West Midlands Safair Park and your return journey to the University of Birmingham. Departure time 9:00am, Guild of Students, East Gate.
Day Trip to Chatsworth House on Saturday 28th October 2017
Visit one of the UK's favourite country homes, Chatsworth House, which is home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.
Your ticket includes the coach to and from Chatsworth House and entry in to the palace. Departure time 9:30am, Barber Institute (at the East Gate near the Guild of Students).
Day Trip to Oxford on Saturday 11th November 2017
This day trip gives you the chance to visit beautiful Oxford and the Colleges that make up the University of Oxford.
Your ticket includes the coach to Oxford and your return journey to the University of Birmingham. Departure time from the Guild of Students, East Gate: 8:45am.
Day Trip to Manchester on Sunday 19 November 2017
Manchester vies with Birmingham to be England's second city. It has a large student population and a strong sporting tradition, particularly in football and cricket.
Your ticket includes the coach to Manchester and your return journey to the University of Birmingham. Departure: 8:30am from the Guild of Students, East Gate.
Day Trip to Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre on Saturday 2nd December 2017
Visit the Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre for colours, sounds and aromas of Christmas. From sparkly jewellery and festive home decorations to traditional roast chestnuts and mulled wine, a wonderful range of products are waiting to be discovered.
Your ticket includes the coach to Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre and your return journey to the University of Birmingham. Departure: 9:00am from the Guild of Students, East Gate.
If you wish to purchase tickets, please scroll down.
Please give the names of all the people you are buying tickets for when asked to do so during the purchasing process, including any infants who are aged 0-12 months who are travelling for free and any people under the age of 18. This information is needed as we must have a complete list of everyone travelling for safety reasons.
If you have any queries, please contact Matt Haskey at the Birmingham International Academy:
For further information please visit the Birmingham International Academy webpages at https://intranet.birmingham.ac.uk/as/bia/day-trips.aspx