Birmingham launches new Public Service Academy

The University of Birmingham has long been known for its world leading expertise in the reform of public services. The range of activities that the University engages with across the field of public service is vast and involves not just the education of public service professionals through undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, but also research, consultancy and professional development across the public, private and third sectors. 

As part of its broader commitment to civic engagement, the College of Social Sciences has recently established the Public Service Academy (PSA) which seeks to build on the University’s expertise around public services and provide a platform for strategic interaction with a range of national and international public service partners. Led by Dr Helen Dickinson, the PSA will coordinate the College’s public management and public policy activities and will play a key role in interfacing with important public service partners such as Birmingham City Council. 

The PSA will be working with alumni who work in, or have an interest in, public service. As such, the PSA is hosting one of a series of alumni events on June 27 where we will hear from Professor Helen Sullivan from the University of Melbourne reflecting on the University of Birmingham’s policy commission into the future of public services. This will be hosted in Birmingham’s Council House at 5.30-7.00pm. For further details or to book a place for this event, email or contact Helen Dickinson via

Further information about the Public Service Academy can be found on the website