Community Engagement

The University of Birmingham values its relationship with its local residents and always endeavours to be good neighbours. Our Communications & Engagement team manages how the university engages with our local communities and is happy to respond to queries and concerns.

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We also have a mailing list to keep our neighbours updated about the university's events and activities. 

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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 and the Calthorpe Estate, as well as organising events for the community programme.

Harriet Kent

Eve Orford

Communications and Public Relations Assistant

Eve supports the engagement for the Weoley Village and Selly Oak community and also promotes the University's events to our residents, as part of the community programme.



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.