The conference will be at the University of Birmingham, the campus is situated in Edgbaston. The event will be held in the brand-new state of the art Teaching and Learning Building situated in the heart of campus approximately a 5 minute walk from University station. 

By train:

Birmingham has excellent travel links. Birmingham New Street station is the central hub of the British railway system and has direct trains to most major cities including: London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Cardiff and Southampton. 

It’s only a 7 minute journey from New Street to University Station, the University’s own train station. Trains run to and from New Street every 10 minutes.

National Rail enquiries



By car:

Route information for drivers can be found on RAC and AA websites. There is plenty of free parking on campus, directly next to the conference location.

RAC Route Planner

AA Route Planner


By air:

Birmingham Airport is situated around 11 miles away from the University campus. Trains run from Birmingham International Airport to University Station via New Street (change at New Street), and journey time is only around half an hour. 

Birmingham Airport


By bus:

If you plan on travelling on a budget, then a bus/coach is a good way. Birmingham coach station is well connected to many UK cities via National Express coaches and is only a 10-minute walk from Birmingham New Street station. If you don’t fancy the walk, Uber is also very popular in Birmingham; drivers tend to arrive within 5 minutes of being called.

 Birmingham Coach Station



There are a lot of Hotels and B&Bs in Birmingham. For staying near campus, there are two main hotels; the Edgbaston Park Hotel and the Lucas House Hotel. Both are approximately a ten-minute walk to the Teaching and Learning building. 

Lucas House Hotel

Edgbaston Park Hotel

Alternatively, for those who would prefer to stay in the city, there are plenty of cheap hotels around the New Street area:

Briar Rose Hotel

Easy Hotel

Britannia Hotel