Enhancing your Student Experience

In the School of Social Policy we offer much more than a degree. You will have the opportunity to take part in a range of Departmental, College and University wide events. Some of these are social, others are targeted to help you build up a portfolio of experiences, skills and experience for your CV, others are more open events designed to expose you to high-level speakers on current debates relevant to all Social Policy students.

University of Birmingham Social Policy enhancement

Take a look at our UoB Social Policy Enhancement site which brings together the latest on and off campus events, conferences and services to support the learning and academic development of Social Policy undergraduates at the University of Birmingham. This includes blogs, conferences, events, funding, learning support, information on the Social Policy Society, careers and alumni and competitions.

Recent and future events

Steven VertovecHigh profile speaker events

During your studies in Social Policy, you will have the opportunity to hear from high profile speakers.Social Policy have already hosted events with Roy Hattersley, Roy Bhaskar and Steven Vertovec.

Question Time at IASSQuestionTime@ IASS

Each year Social Policy students enjoy the buzz of our annual 'QuestionTime' events, which includes politicians from all parties plus representatives from campaigning organisations.

Social Policy students arriving at the Houses of ParliamentTrips to the Houses of Parliament

Our visits to the Houses of Parliament (with £10 spending money!) is much enjoyed by all our students.This gives students from the School of Social Policy the opportunity to travel to London to visit the Houses of Parliament with members of the teaching team.

bramall-thumbnailCulture and collections

University of Birmingham students are offered a host of cultural opportunities, including the famous Barber Institute. Take a look at what's on at the newly opened Bramall Music Building. 

Survivor Arts ExhibitionSurvivor Arts Project/Exhibition

The award-winning Survivor Arts Project allows social work students to move beyond the core curriculum and explore different ways of seeing the world and more creative ways of working.

All the benefits of living and studying in a vibrant, modern City

Social Policy students at the University of Birmingham enjoy all the benefits of living in a dynamic, modern European City. Enjoying a young population, a host of opportunities for gaining experiences in a wide range of organisations and of course a vast range of cultural and social experiences, including Birmingham's renowned eclectic music scene.

If you are interested in events happening across the University, take a look on the main Events page.

Shaping your future

Add value to your degree with our award winning Careers Network.