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London Day Trips for Birmingham Students

By Francesca Cole
Monday, December 19, 2022

Our students from Health and Social Care programmes, and students from Business and Computing programmes visited London on the 6th of December 2022 and 13th of December 2022 respectively.

London Day Trip on 06.12.2022 for Health and Social Care students 

Attendees travelled by coach from Birmingham to London, and arrived at approximately 10:45 near the London Eye where they then walked to the London Dungeons. Here, they enjoyed a Fully Immersive Show which provided insight into historic events such as the Black Death, Jack the Ripper, the Great Fire of London, and more. Staff and students then had the opportunity to explore the Southbank Winter Market for lunch and Christmas treats. What followed was a visit to the Florence Nightingale Museum for a 60-minute self-guided tour which celebrates the life and work of the best known figure in nursing history. Attendees then departed London, arriving back in Birmingham at approximately 19:00. 

Feedback following this trip included comments from students describing their experience as ‘inspiring’, ‘thrilling’, ‘a nice atmosphere’ and ‘thoroughly enjoyable’.  

London Day Trip on 13.12.2022 for Business and Computing students 

Attendees travelled by coach from Birmingham to London and arrived at approximately 11:00 near St Pauls Underground Station, where the City Finance Tour started. Over this two-hour walking tour, they saw sites such as the London Stock Exchange, Guildhall, the Bank of England, Lloyds of London, Rothschild's and many more. The tour finished outside the world's oldest insurance broker, Willis, a short walk from Bank and Liverpool Street Stations. The group then walked 10 minutes to the Tower Millennium Pier, where they were picked up for a River Cruise at 13:30 which included lunch and refreshments. On this tour they got to view many of London’s landmarks such as The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Bridge, and the London Eye, to name a few. After the River Cruise they left London and arrived back in Birmingham at a quarter past seven. 

When providing feedback, students said that the tour guides and staff were ‘excellent’ and the trip was ‘educational’ and a ‘brilliant opportunity’. Other comments included ‘every moment was enjoyable’ and they ‘loved building relationships with colleagues and socialising’.  

All students who provided feedback following both London trips said the trip made them feel valued as a student at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Birmingham campus.