Outreach - Resources for schools 

Outreach - resources for schools

Biology Lecture series - All welcome to attend 

This series of evening lectures are open to all, but particularly relevant for A Level Biology students. Topics cover cutting edge developments in Biology from leading researchers in their field.

To see the forthcoming lectures here

To watch some of our previous evening lectures click here.

Teaching resources

  • Teaching Evolution - A selection of resources gathered to help in teaching and learning of Evolution in Schools.
  • Teaching plant biology - resources intended to support teaching of plant biology and plant molecular biology in schools. These were delivered at the Association for Science Education (ASE) conference 2014

Talks and Visits

  • Scientific talks: Our lecturers will visit your school to give talks on a variety of scientific topics, usually at no cost to you.
  • Careers talks: We visit schools to talk about university admissions and careers in the Biosciences.
  • Visits to the University: We organise programmes of seminars, tours and practicals at the University of Birmingham for both pupils and teachers.

See the Talks for schools page


Masterclasses are designed to enhance and extend students understanding of a chosen topic within Biosciences.  The School of Biosciences, in conjunction with the University of Birmingham Subject Enrichment Programme, runs a series of masterclassses for Year 10, 11 and 12 pupils. 

Find out more about the masterclasses here.

The Teacher Academic Placement Scheme (TAPS)

The Teacher Academic Placement Scheme is a unique opportunity for teachers of A level biology in both secondary schools and colleges. Through partnership with a local university, TAPS provides a unique professional development experience that combines a placement in a cutting edge biochemistry department with a bespoke package of continuing professional development (CPD) created by the National Science Learning Centre.

Placements available at the University of Birmingham - 15 Feb 2016 for 1 week (Application deadline 15 Jan 2016, 5pm)

University of Birmingham EPSRC 'Pathways to Impact Award' - Waste into Energy

A project led by Professor Lynne Macaskie and Dr Angela Murray from the School of Biosciences at the University of Birmingham takes the concepts of their research on how to get energy (and energy related products) from waste and how this may support energy generation in the future, to children aged 11 to 16 through a series of interactive learning experiences.

Transcript of this video here