Venue and travel


Spotlight24 is being held at the Birmingham Conferences and Events Centre (BCEC), Hill Street, Birmingham, B5 4EW. 

Join the UCISA Digital Education and Digital Capabilities Groups for their annual single day conference, from Birmingham, Britain's second largest city and birth place of heavy metal.. Along with 5 universities, Birmingham has the largest regional library and public cultural space in Europe, the Library of Birmingham, which receives around 2.5 million visitors per year. It is also thought to be the most youthful city in Europe, with 40% of residents under 25. Be sure to save the date and bookmark this page for updates on our flagship conference over the next few months!

Located in the centre of Birmingham The BCEC is just a few minute’s walk from Birmingham New Street Railway Station. 



New Street Station (Southside exit), Exit at John Lewis Southside exit

  • Follow the steps down to the traffic lights and cross the road
  • To the right is a second set of traffic lights, cross the road and head to the left
  • Walk left, past the NCP St Jude’s open air car park
  • The BCEC is located just on the right hand side (next to NCP open air car park/Holiday Inn Birmingham City)


Driving- SAT NAV - B5 4EW

  • From North- Exit the M6 Motorway at junction 6 and follow the signs for the A38 – Birmingham City Centre
  • From South West- Exit the M5 motorway at Junction 3 and follow the signs for A456, Hagley Road
  • From South- Exit the M40 onto the M42 heading North, following signposts for the NEC and Birmingham Airport.
  • Exit the M42 at Junction 6 and follow signs for the A45 Birmingham Airport and City Centre.



  • Holiday Inn- 6 car parking spaces available (pre-booking advised) chargeable at £22 per day
  • NCP car park Birmingham New Street (St Jude’s Passage, B5 4AN – located just behind venue) - discounted parking rate at £6.50 for 10 hours through the ParkPass app.  Book car into NCP using the app BEFORE arrival, park vehicle, go to either BCEC or HI reception and then scan the barcode – this then applies the discounted rate. Then when you return to the car park, scan ticket and bar code and then pay for the ticket which should be a reduced rate.