Social Policy Discovery Days

Social policy discovery daysSocial Policy is both an inspiring and rewarding subject to study. It will provide you with opportunities to explore many social issues and questions that affect us all.  Studying Social Policy also involves reflecting upon whether we should respond to those issues and identifying and examining various possible responses.

We would like to invite your A-Level, BTEC or access course to come to a Discovery Day at the University of Birmingham, which will provide you with the opportunity to learn, discuss and contribute to the ongoing debates around various social issues, and the different ways in which we might respond to some of the social challenges we see, hear and experience in our everyday lives.

Who is it aimed at?

We would like to host groups of pupils (maximum of 30), currently studying A-Levels in subjects such as Sociology, Politics, History, Law, Religious Education, Cultural Studies, Geography, General Studies and Economics.

Students will spend a day at the University, not only learning what it is like being a student, but also finding out more about the provocative and inspiring subject of Social Policy.

We would welcome enquiries from schools from around the West Midlands region and beyond.


Meet with Student Ambassador at Aston Webb Reception


 Session Time Facilitator
 Welcome and introductions 10.30-10.55 Ester Hill
Outreach Office
Student Life Talk 10.55-11.30 Student presenter
Campus Tour  11.30-12.20 Student Ambassadors
Lunch 12.20-1.00 
Student Finance and the application process  1.00-
University Officer and Admissions Tutor 
Taster lecture or seminar 1.35-
Tina Hearn
Lecturer in Social Policy
Student Question and Answer session 2.35-
Social Policy students
Guided Library Tour 3.00-


Learn more about Discovery Days

You may be a teacher interested in bringing your pupils, or you may be a pupil interested in persuading your teacher! 

Whoever you are, contact us to find out more information about our 'Discovery Days'. 

Contact our admissions tutor at:, or via Twitter twitter-icon@SocialPolicyUoB.