Community Engagement

The University of Birmingham values its relationship with local residents and always endeavours to be a good neighbour. Our Communications & Engagement team manages how the university engages with our local communities and is happy to respond to queries and concerns. We also have a mailing list to keep our neighbours updated about the university's events and activities. 

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The University of Birmingham's Green Heart featuring the main library, with Old Joe in the distance

Meet the Team

Caroline Durbin 

Interim Head of Communications and Engagement

As head of the team, Caroline leads and oversees the communications and events for our local communities, covering areas such as Edgbaston, Selly Oak and Selly Park. 

Caroline Durbin

Harriet Kent

Community Relations and Public Affairs Assistant

Harriet supports the engagement for areas such as Pritchatts Park Village, the Calthorpe Estate, Weoley Village and Selly Oak, as well as organising events for the community programme.

Harriet Kent


The University of Birmingham hosts many events on campus that are open to the public. To see our calender of events, please visit our Events page.

A new Community Engagement programme is currently in development. This will be a series of events and acitivites, specifically for the local community, which focus on the university's research and cultural sites. If you are interested in attending or hearing more about this, please email us at or sign up via our registration form. We hope to provide more updates soon.