Engaging with our research

We are delighted to share information about world-class research from across the University with schools. We hope you will explore this area of the website and find public engagement activities, lectures and specific projects which are of interest to you. We have highlighted some current projects where schools are engaged with exciting research.

The projects below provide examples of how researchers in the University of Birmingham engage with schools and other organisations. Some of the projects produce resources which may be used by teachers in schools.

The CLiC Dickens project demonstrates through corpus stylistics how computer-assisted methods can be used to study literary texts and lead to new insights into how readers perceive fictional characters. 

The Baudelaire Song project researches all the song settings of poems by famous French poet Charles Baudelaire from the nineteenth century to the present day.

The SchoolSleep project addresses the problem of over-tiredness in adolescents in secondary schools.

The HiSPARC Project offers students the opportunity to participate in real research, with the purpose of finding out more about cosmic particles. 

Voices of War and Peace: the Great War and its Legacy offers research support and guidance for community groups around the First World War. 

The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues has developed a series of resources for teachers which can be used to teach character as a discrete subject, both at Primary and Secondary level.