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:


Schools Forum for Global Challenges in a Changing World

Tuesday 4 July 2023 (10:00-14:30)

Join academics from The College of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham for a day of exploring Global Challenges and what scientists (from many disciplines) are doing to address them.

Ideally suited for Year 12 students, the day will include interactive activities and talks from leading researchers at the University, including a feature talk from Dr David Gregory-Kumar, the science and environmental correspondent for BBC Midlands.

Please see our indicative programme below.

Designed to engage and inspire both students and teachers, this exciting day will cover a range of interdisciplinary topics. Join us to discover how together we are developing solutions to ensure a healthier and a more sustainable future. 

Event programme

  • 10:00am Schools Arrive       
  • Welcome
  • Academic-led interactive activities and talks for your students on a range of interdisciplinary topics
  • Lunch break 
  • Feature talk from our plenary speaker, Dr David Gregory-Kumar, science and environmental correspondent for BBC Midlands.
  • Final activity and Global Challenges Quiz for all schools and students
  • 2:30pm Schools Depart

Find out more and register here

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.


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 masterclasses for Year 10, 11 and 12 pupils.

Find out more about the masterclasses here.

We also run webinars as part of the University of Birmingham Shape your Future live webinar series, for school/college students who are thinking of applying for university or have interests in Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences.

Find out more about the Shape your Future live webinar series.

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.

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

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