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Meet your lecturers

Chris Allen is a Lecturer in the School of Social Policy, author of the critically acclaimed book ‘Islamophobia’ and works closely with the Cross Government Working Group on Anti-Muslim Hatred. You can find out about Chris' approach to teaching and learning by watching the video above.

Social Policy staff profiles

Find out more about Teaching and Learning at the University of Birmingham.

Enquiry-based teaching and learning

We utilise an enquiry-based approach, in which learning comprises a conversational, collaborative enterprise, where academic staff work with you in the process of gaining the crucial academic and life skill, of becoming an independent and self-motivated learner.Through the programme of study we offer, we will develop the qualities that employers value in today's university graduates - qualities that will set you apart in your future career.

To help you develop the above-mentioned skills, we adopt a range of teaching methods. They may include:

  • Lectures, seminars, workshops, classes and tutorials
  • Web-based learning methods
  • Reflective learning through the use of group work, independent work and study logs
  • Project work, policy reports, working parties, briefing papers and presentations
  • Team and independent research

Our lecturers and tutors will ensure you have all the resources you need to make the transition from A levels to the more rigorous demands of a degree.

Enhancing your student experience

In the School of Social Policy we offer much more than a degree. If you are a student here, you will have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of events, some of these targeted to help you build skills and experience for your CV. Take a look at what the School of Social Policy can offer in our Student experience pages.