What is the Public Service Academy?

The Public Service Academy (PSA) plays an important part in the civic engagement work of the College of Social Sciences, spanning the research / policy / practice divide and offering a platform for strategic interactio with public service bodies within the city as well as other national and international partners.

We do this by:

  • encouraging and facilitating interaction between academics, policy makers, and public service professionals;
  • developing and coordinating academic activities around the theme of public service policy and practice that work across the specialist areas of the College of Social Sciences;
  • initiating and contributing to informed debate about public service in policy and practice, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally;
  • providing learning opportunities for public service practitioners; and providing learning opportunities for University of Birmingham students through internships and careers information events.


More information

For more information about the work of the PSA, see The Public Service Academy Progress Report, December 2014.

To find out how you can get involved contact PSA Adminstrator, Liz Haydon, e.haydon@bham.ac.uk, or PSA Director, Catherine Mangan, c.mangan@bham.ac.uk.