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Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education’s (BCRRE) research into the application of fuel cells and hydrogen in railway traction system design stretches back over the last decade and beyond.
Developing the use of sensors and clocks in innovative, ground-breaking technologies to change the future landscapes of healthcare, transport, defence, civil engineering and more.
Academia partnering with business, investigating, developing and co-creating robust and innovative solutions to achieve responsible business success. Building the foundations for a more responsible and sustainable future.
We are working with partners across the globe to understand how to save lives at risk from poor air quality.
Challenging established views and policy responses to migration and its impact on societies in a rapidly changing world.
Birmingham academics work on major issues in international ethics and global justice and train the next generation of students to tackle these issues.
Birmingham has been at the forefront of transplants since the pioneering work of Sir Peter Medawar. Our researchers are continuing his legacy.
We explore what it means to be human – in historical and cultural contexts, within ethical and legal norms and through languages and communication.
From atoms to astronomy, computers to cars and robots to robust materials, our goal is to transform our understanding of the world to make life easier, healthier and more sustainable.
Across the breadth of life and environmental sciences we discover, apply and translate science, forging major advances in human and environmental health.
With over 1,000 academic staff researchers and around £80 million new research funding per year, we are dedicated to performing world-leading research with the ultimate goal of improving human health.
We address the challenges facing society and the economy, from shedding light on the refugee crisis, to character education in schools, through to developing leaders in the NHS.
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Find out more about VICTAR
VICTAR is the largest teacher training provider in the area of vision impairment in the UK.
Find out more about all the research taking place in VICTAR
A longitudinal study into the Post-16 transition experiences of young people with visual impairment.
This study will investigate ways to improve the early childhood curriculum and teaching methods of pre-school carers.
Through our research we have developed a number of guidelines and resources.
Written with my own hand: me and brailleThis months VICTAR blog comes from Ryan Lardner-Cameron. Ryan is a sixth form student at Priestley Smith School and throughout 2018-19 he is spending a day a week with us in the centre. We asked Ryan to write his thoughts in response to this article on the relevance of braille today, which we published in The … Continue reading Written with my own hand: me and braille
Reflections of studying for the Mandatory Qualification for Teachers of Children with Vision ImpairmentThis months VICTAR blog comes from John Turnbull who is Specialist Education Support Officer for Guide Dogs. John reflects on the journey he has made since starting studying for the Mandatory Qualification for Teachers of Children with Vision Impairment with us at Vision Impairment Centre for Teaching and Research. “I have now been studying with VICTAR … Continue reading Reflections of studying for the Mandatory Qualification for Teachers of Children with Vision Impairment
Disabled Students’ Allowance: is it fit for purpose?What is Disabled Students’ Allowance? Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) is a non-means tested scheme for UK-based students, which aims to remove barriers to learning for students with disabilities. In the case of vision impairment, it can be used to fund things like mobility training around a campus, specialist equipment like Jaws and assistance in practical … Continue reading Disabled Students’ Allowance: is it fit for purpose?
Birmingham’s Sensory Support Tackling Adulthood Transition ChallengesThis months VICTAR blog comes from Anna Roche who leads on post-16 transition work at Birmingham Local Authority Sensory Impairment team. Anna talks about her experience of setting up a new project which aims to improve access to work experience opportunities for young people with sensory impairment. Anna set up this project after attending our … Continue reading Birmingham’s Sensory Support Tackling Adulthood Transition Challenges