University of Birmingham features in national campaign to highlight value of university research

The University of Birmingham is featuring in a UK-wide campaign next week to highlight the value and importance of university research to our everyday lives.

The University of Birmingham will be highlighting its impact to the public. The event is one of a range of other activities taking place across the UK as part of Universities Week 2014, to promote and engage the public with the value and importance of university research.

Universities Week 2014 will be launched on Monday 9 June at the Natural History Museum in London where a week-long public event will showcase some of the best of UK university research. The event will feature 45 universities, including research stations, pop-up performances, debates and live research demonstrations, all covering a range of research themes.

Universities Week 2014 will be launched officially on Monday evening 9 June by the Universities and Science Minister David Willetts MP at the Natural History Museum.

Nicola Dandridge, Chief Executive of Universities UK, said: “The aim of Universities Week is to inspire the public about the world-leading research taking place in our universities.

“We hope the University of Birmingham's public lectures, exhibitions and other events being held during Universities Week, will inspire members of the public and give them an opportunity to learn something new about how universities are helping to solve some of the UK’s and the world’s biggest challenges.”