Outreach - Resources for schools 

Outreach - resources for schools


Biology Lecture series - All welcome to attend 

This series of evening lectures are open to all, but particularly relevant for A Level Biology students. Topics cover cutting edge developments in Biology from leading researchers in their field.

To see the forthcoming lectures, visit our News and Events page

To watch some of our previous evening lectures click here.

Teaching resources

  • Teaching Evolution - A selection of resources gathered to help in teaching and learning of Evolution in Schools.
  • Teaching plant biology - resources intended to support teaching of plant biology and plant molecular biology in schools. These were delivered at the Association for Science Education (ASE) conference 2014

Talks and Visits

  • Scientific talks: Our lecturers will visit your school to give talks on a variety of scientific topics, usually at no cost to you.
  • Careers talks: We visit schools to talk about university admissions and careers in the Biosciences.
  • Visits to the University: We organise programmes of seminars, tours and practicals at the University of Birmingham for both pupils and teachers.

See the Talks for schools page


Masterclasses are designed to enhance and extend students understanding of a chosen topic within Biosciences.  The School of Biosciences, in conjunction with the University of Birmingham Subject Enrichment Programme, runs a series of masterclassses for Year 10, 11 and 12 pupils. 

Find out more about the masterclasses here.

University of Birmingham EPSRC 'Pathways to Impact Award' - Waste into Energy

A project led by Professor Lynne Macaskie and Dr Angela Murray from the School of Biosciences at the University of Birmingham takes the concepts of their research on how to get energy (and energy related products) from waste and how this may support energy generation in the future, to children aged 11 to 16 through a series of interactive learning experiences.

Transcript of this video here


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 Teaching evolution - Resources for teachers
 Evolution resources for schools