Support for colleges

Information literacy

Throughout the year, Library Services offers Information Literacy training, designed for ‘A’ level and FE students. These include tailored sessions on topics such as referencing, effective internet searching, evaluating websites and avoiding plagiarism.  Find out about our information and research skills training

Train the trainer

Once a year, we run a “Train the trainer” day, specifically designed for teachers and school librarians who are unable to bring students to the campus. During the day, we share best practice and teaching materials, enabling you to run sessions on your own site. For more information, please contact

Speakers programme

More than 50 members of staff at the cutting edge of research and teaching in their disciplines, together with exciting young doctoral researchers, have volunteered to give talks to clubs, schools, community groups and other organisations in and around Birmingham. 

Your school or college can share in that knowledge and join the debate with our academics through the Birmingham Speakers Programme. Find out about the Birmingham Speakers Programme. 

Outreach programme

The University provides a wide range of outreach activities and provide resources for teachers, careers advisers and parents supporting students in making decisions about their future and preparing for University. Find out about our Services for schools and colleges

West Midlands school/college support

The Outreach Team has a particular focus on raising aspirations and improving attainment amongst local students and organises a number of widely recognised initiatives and programmes specifically for schools and colleges in the West Midlands. Find out about our support for West Midlands schools and colleges.  Find support for schools and colleges in the West Midlands