BEI events

Before COP 26 takes place in Glasgow, the Birmingham Energy Institute is hosting a series of events to raise awareness, share ideas and discuss what we can do to combat climate change and accelerate towards a net zero economy.  

The Birmingham Energy Institute is also collaborating with students, colleges and universities to host events for schools. The events listed below will provide an opportunity for the next generation to have an open discussion about climate change in their own classroom settings. 

Solving the Climate Crisis 

Tuesday 5 October, 11:00-12:00

Virtual event, ideal for school years 6-9

David Chapman, Sustainability Champion at Warwick University will explore the challenges of Climate Change and discuss the solutions which are being implemented to combat this. Students in attendance will be able to take these ideas forward and discuss sustainable practices they might apply in their own daily lives. 

This event will be held on Zoom and schools from across the nation are welcome to register and attend.

Register for the "Solving the Climate Crisis" event via Zoom. 

Environment, Energy, Education, Employment

Tuesday 5 October, 13:30pm–17:00

Physical event, suitable for all ages

This open community event is an opportunity for pupils, parents and teachers, and businesses in the East Birmingham area to learn more about the opportunities for study, work and collaborations in science, technology and sustainability. Attendees will learn about courses available, the research of the Birmingham Energy Institute and how to design solar panels. Participants in attendance will also find out more about how the new Birmingham Energy Innovation Centre and Tyseley Energy Park  are creating opportunities for low-carbon fuels for transport, heating and cooling in East Birmingham.

This event will take place at St Cyprians Memorial Hall, 2 Fordrough, Birmingham, B25 8DL. There is no need to register but if you require any further information then please contact Mossen Randerre M.Randeree@bham.ac.uk.

How Birmingham Energy Institute is helping solve the Climate Crisis

Wednesday 6 October, 09:00-09:30

Virtual event, ideal for school years 3-10

Professor Martin Freer, the Director of the Birmingham Energy Institute and the Energy Research Accelerator will give students an introduction to energy research areas including hydrogen fuels, ow carbon transport and sustainable cooling and heating. Professor Freer will highlight how the research and technologies from the Birmingham Energy Institute are contributing to the battle against climate change. Students in attendance will develop a greater understanding of the need for sustainable energy solutions whilst also being able to find out more about future study and career options.  

This event will be held on Zoom and schools from across the nation are welcome to register and attend.

Register for the "How Birmingham Energy Institute is helping with solve the Climate Crisis" event via Zoom. 

Designing Solar Panels

Wednesday 6 October, 11:00-12:00

Virtual event, ideal for school years 7-11

Laurie Duncan from the University of Birmingham will show how easy it is to design solar panels, based on factors such as the longitude, latitude, amount of daylight, and even the direction that a building faces. This session is ideal for pupils in a classroom setting to learn about solar power and how students can design their own using free online resources. 

This event will be held on Zoom and schools from across the nation are welcome to register and attend.

Register for the "Designing Solar Panels" event via Zoom. 

Environment, Energy, Education, Employment 

Friday 8 October, 11:00-12:00

Virtual event, suitable for all ages

This event is an opportunity for pupils, parents and teachers to learn more about opportunities for study and work in science, technology and sustainability. Participants in attendance will discover how they can make a difference in the battle against climate change whilst learning about the courses and career options available in the renewable energy sector.

Register now via Zoom for the Environment, Energy, Education and Employment event.