Aiming High 2019

We know how important the pre-registration year is, which is why, every year, we aim to help our members to get theirs off to a flying start. ‘Aiming High’ is our popular annual pre-registration conference in conjunction with the BPSA. It is full of information designed to help you on your journey to becoming a pharmacist. The day will feature sessions from the BPSA, ProPharmace and Pharmacist Support, and aims to help get members pre-reg ready!

Sat 19th October 2019 (9:00am - 4:00pm)

Getting to the venue

By Rail

There are three railway stations within walking distance of thestudio: Birmingham New Street, Snow Hill and Moor Street. New Street Station is just a three-minute walk from thestudio.

Walking from New Street Station - 3 minutes

Exit the North exit ‘Stephenson Street’ or ‘New Street entrance’ and head up Lower Temple street past Caffé Nero. Turn right at Starbucks and continue down New Street (Tesco on your left). Cannon Street is the second street on the left. thestudio is half way along Cannon Street on the right-hand side.

By Road

From the North via M6

Leave the M6 at Jct 6 (signposted Birmingham East and Central) then follow the A38(M) for approx 2 miles. Continue forward onto A38 but keep left (do not go over the first flyover) and turn off A38 (signposted Bull Ring Shopping). At the roundabout take the first exit past the fire station. Follow James Watt Queensway for a quarter of a mile and turn right (signposted High Street parking) Follow Dale End and High Street Car Park Entrance on the left-hand side.

From London and the South East via M40

At Jct 3A of the M40 take the left-hand lane and Join the M42(N) Exit the M42 at Jct 4. Take the second exit at the roundabout and follow A34 (Stratford Road) towards Birmingham for approx 9 miles. At the Camp Hill Circus roundabout take the second exit straight on and follow the B4100 past the Renault garage on the left up through Digbeth. The road bears left and right then passes St Martins Church - keep Bull Ring on your left and turn left onto Moat Lane. The road immediately bears to the right, stay in the left lane and take the second left onto Albert Street, High Street Car Park is immediately in front of you.

From the South West via M5

Leave the M5 at Jct 1, turn right, the 4th exit, A41 Birmingham Road. Follow the A41 for three miles then keep left avoiding the flyover and at Holloway Head Roundabout take the ring road signposted A38(M). Go straight over the first roundabout then turn right following signs for City Centre and Bull Ring Parking, Children's Hospital. Follow New Town Row, keeping on the right to go under Lancaster Circus underpass. Follow James Watt Queensway for a quarter of a mile and turn right (signposted High Street parking) Follow Dale End and High Street Car Park Entrance is on the left-hand side.


There are several car parks within walking distance of thestudio. The venue have discounted parking at the NCP High Street, around five minutes walk away. The postcodes for satnav are B4 7LN.

To obtain discounted parking for either of these please ask for a voucher from reception.

Walking from High Street NCP Car Park - 5 minutes

Exit the car park, turn left and walk down Dale End. Turn right opposite Marks & Spencers and head up Union Street, continue until you cross Corporation Street. Cannon Street is the first on the left, thestudio is halfway down Cannon Street on the left-hand side.

Disabled Parking

The closest disabled parking spot is on Waterloo Street which is just around the corner from Cannon Street.
Delegates would need an Orange or Blue Badge.

By Bicycle

If you wish to arrive by bike we can store your bike in our secure basement, simply ask reception on arrival.

Lost? Call the Birmingham venue direct on 0121 634 2800 and they will do their best to guide you in.

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