Travel to the Pre-Conference 

The pre-conference (Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October) is due to take place in the Teaching and Learning Building at the University of Birmingham.

Venue Address:

Teaching and Learning Building

University of Birmingham



B15 2TT

The Teaching and Learning Building is marked R32 in the red zone on the campus map available here, which is just down the road from our University Train Station.

Travelling to Birmingham, and the University:

Birmingham is the heart of the West Midlands, the UK’s second-largest city, with excellent travel connections to. The University of Birmingham’s leafy campus is located in Edgbaston, just two miles southeast of the city centre.


Birmingham New Street is a hub for travel from across the country and links directly with our University Station via a high-frequency service that takes only six minutes. This train usually leaves Birmingham New Street from Platform 12, with a final destination of Bromsgrove or Redditch.

The University of Birmingham’s Teaching and Learning Building is a 5-minute walk from the University Station.

Timetables and service updates are available from the National Rail website.

Bus: Frequent bus services run from the city centre to campus. Bus services X20, X21, and X22 stop directly outside the University’s North Gate and University Station, whilst services 61 and 63 stop outside our Sport & Fitness centre. Plan your journey on the National Express West Midlands website.


Approaching from the northwest or southeast along the M6:

Leave at Junction 6, signposted Birmingham Central, to join the A38(M).
At the end of the motorway, keep to the right, go over a flyover, then through some underpasses to join the A38 Bristol Road. The University is on your right.

Approaching from the M42 north:

Leave at Junction 8 to join the M6 northbound and follow the instructions above.

Approaching from the south-west:

Leave the M5 at Junction 4, signposted Birmingham SW, to join the A38.
The University is approximately eight miles from the motorway.

Approaching from the M40:

You’ll find it easiest to turn south on the M42 and leave at Junction 1, heading north on the A38 Bristol Road. The University is approximately eight miles from the motorway.


You’ll find visitor parking for our campus venues and Edgbaston Park Hotel at the University’s North East Multi-Story Car Park on Pritchatts Road, B15 2SA.

Parking in this multi-storey car park costs from £2.50, with a maximum charge of £7 for up to 10 hours. Payment is cashless and should be made via the RingGo app. Parking is free after 6pm Monday-Friday and at weekends.

The ground floor of the North East Car Park is reserved for visitors to Edgbaston Park Hotel. If you are not staying at the hotel, please do not park here as you will be fined. If you are staying at the hotel parking is free on this floor as long as you display a parking permit, which you can collect from the hotel’s reception. You can also park directly outside the hotel for free.

Blue Badge parking is available on the University Campus, please enter through the West Gate entrance on Vincent Drive or through the North East Gate on Pritchatts Road and make your way to the Teaching and Learning Building as there is a car park directly opposite. Please make sure your park inside a disabled bay and your blue badge is showing when you leave the vehicle, as you will be fined without this. 

Electric charging points can be found outside Edgbaston Park Hotel and at North East Car Park, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Birmingham International Airport has its own convenient train station, Birmingham International, which operates a high-frequency service into Birmingham New Street in under 15 minutes. Change here and follow the directions above to our University Station.


There are taxi ranks at New Street Station and throughout the city centre. The journey to the University takes around 10 minutes, depending on traffic. If you hail a cab, you’ll need to pay the driver in cash.

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