Join us on campus to cheer on the Queen's Baton Relay
The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay has been on a journey across the Commonwealth, and we’re excited to confirm that the Baton will be coming to campus as it makes it way to Alexander Stadium in time for the Opening Ceremony.
The Baton will be carried around the Green Heart on Wednesday 27 July between 8am-9am by five Batonbearers selected from a nationwide competition.
We’d love for you to join us in cheering them on and show the University’s support for the Games. All staff, students, researchers, alumni, and our local community are very welcome to be part of this special moment.
Visit our Commonwealth Games intranet page for details on travelling to campus during the Games.
What is the Queen’s Baton Relay?
The Queen’s Baton Relay is a Games tradition that celebrates, connects and excites communities in the Commonwealth during the build up to the Games. The Queen’s Baton will visit all 72 nations and territories of the Commonwealth on its 294-day journey. Her Majesty The Queen has placed a message inside the Baton which will be read out at the Opening Ceremony in Birmingham on Thursday 28 July.