Our colleges and professional services

Aston WebbOur colleges put academic endeavour at the heart of our decision making and our professional services, located both in Corporate Services and in the Colleges, work in partnership with academics to support the academic mission of the University.

Professional Services deliver excellent and diverse services to University students, staff and visitors; contribute to the development and implementation of University policy and strategy; and provide professional support for decision-making.

Each college is led by a Head of College who also acts as a Pro-Vice Chancellor and sits on the University Executive Board.

The collaborative nature of the college structure means that there are fewer administrative boundaries between disciplines and working relationships between diverse areas of research have been strengthened.

The University of Birmingham is structured into five colleges, each of which is divided into a number of schools and departments. The five colleges are –

Our professional services are structured into eleven areas, further information about professional services can be found at