Outreach - Resources for schools 

Outreach - resources for schools

As a School we are committed to working closely with schools, students, teachers and careers advisors to support the interests of those wishing to study in higher education.  We are keen to support young people to fulfil their potential and progress to university. The School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences offers a range of outreach activities that involve visits to the School for workshops, lectures and laboratory sessions and much more.

We value our contacts with teachers and students in schools and colleges and are always looking to develop links and activities that support both the school curriculum and students’ knowledge. We are keen to advance an understanding of how physical activity and sport can meet the needs of all individuals and communities ranging from elite athletes, to young children, elderly exercisers, inactive groups and those recovering from illness or injury.

If you would like more information about what we can offer, please don't hesitate to contact us on the email address below.

We look forward to making links with you and your school or college!

Dr François-Xavier Li 
Lecturer in Motor Control and Learning
School of Sport, Exercise & Rehabilitation Sciences

Contact: Rachel Wrigglesworth on 0121 414 4691, or les.outreach@contacts.bham.ac.uk


Masterclasses are designed to enhance and extend students understanding of a chosen topic within Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences. The School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, 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.

Sport Science Conference 2015

The Sport Science Conference is a perfect opportunity for Year 12 students interested in studying sport-related programmes at University to visit the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences and to take part in a whole host of interactive sessions designed to be applied, interactive and fun. The conference is delivered through a collaboration between UBSport, (the University’s performance & participation sport and fitness provider) and the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, and will be open to school and college group bookings.

Find out more about the Sport Science Conference here

The video above shows a VO2 max test, during the 2013 Sports Conference, in which a runner is pushed to the limit on a treadmill to determine their maximum rate of oxygen consumption as a measure of physical fitness.

Discovery Days

The College of Life and Environmental Sciences annually runs a Discovery Day for Year 10 students. The Discovery Day is aimed at students who are interested in studying programmes in the Schools of Biosciences, Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Psychology and Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences. The programme will include a variety of activities designed to be applied, informative, interactive and fun for your students, including both lecture theatre and laboratory sessions.

For more information about this event please click here 

Young Stars Camp

Delivered by UBSport (the University’s performance & participation sport and fitness provider), the Young Stars Camp gives young sports people aspiring to study at university a chance to experience life as a student athlete at Birmingham. The camp covers both sides of being a student athlete at the University of Birmingham. Attendees have the opportunity to meet team coaches, train with UBSport squads and attend workshops with sports science practitioners.

Find out more on the UBSport website

Open Days

Our University Open Days give you the perfect opportunity to come onto campus and hear first-hand from our current students and teaching staff about living and learning at Birmingham.

More information about Open Days here

Community Day

All are welcome to attend our family-orientated Community Day where you can explore your local University and join in fun activities throughout the day. We throw open our doors for you to see for yourselves the great things that the University is doing for people here in the Midlands and around the world.