Outreach for Schools and Colleges

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The University offers an array of outreach activities with the aim of imparting knowledge, raising aspirations and inspiring young people to fulfil their potential. The activities we offer are diverse and interactive, ranging from workshops and taster lectures to masterclasses and demonstrations.

Many of our activities take place on campus, enabling you to see our exceptional facilities, ample study space and beautiful grounds, all of which make the University of Birmingham a unique and exciting place to study. Alternatively, we may be able to deliver talks and workshops at your school or college.

We recognise the value in developing key relationships with schools and colleges in order to support the school curriculum and student knowledge. If you would like more information about what we can offer, please don’t hesitate to contact us on the email below:

les.outreach@contacts.bham.ac.uk

Opportunities and activities for students

Our Outreach and Student Recruitment teams work with schools and colleges to help students explore the world of higher education and decide on the best route for their future. We work particularly closely with state schools in the West Midlands on a range of outreach activities to raise aspirations, improve motivation and encourage students to consider university. 

Find out more.

Explore Geography Day

This event, for both teachers and A-Level students is free of charge with a maximum booking size of 5 students per school. Pupils will be expected to bring their own lunch. Alternatively, there is a café near to the event where food can be purchased. Further information will be released in due course.

Young Geographer's Photography Competition

We are inviting Young Geographers (studying Geography at Key Stage 3, 4 or 5) to enter our photography competition. This Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (GEES) photography competition is open to all interpretations of geography, spanning human and physical environments. Further information will be released in due course.

RGS Geography Ambassadors

Our RGS Geography Ambassadors have been trained by the Royal Geographical Society to facilitate classroom sessions and workshops in schools and colleges.

We work with our Geography Ambassadors to further engage with schools in our local area. If you would like a Geography Ambassador to visit your school please email Sophie Hadfield-Hill (s.a.hadfield-hill@bham.ac.uk)

Talks and Taster Lectures

  • Careers talks: We visit schools to talk about University admissions and careers in Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences.
  • Visits to the University: We organise programmes of seminars, tours and practicals at the University of Birmingham for both pupils and teachers.

Masterclasses

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

Find out more about the masterclasses within the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Open Days

Our undergraduate Open Days give you the perfect opportunity to hear first-hand from our current students and teaching staff about living and learning in Birmingham.

Find out more about Open Days at the University of Birmingham.

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