School's Forum for Global Challenges in a Changing World

Wednesday 6 December 2023 (10:00-14:00)

College of Life and Environmental Sciences

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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
  • 2:00pm Schools Depart

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More about the College of Life and Environmental Sciences

We offer a diverse range of degree programmes across the breadth of life and environmental sciences, in subjects including human sciences, biosciences, geography, earth sciences, environmental sciences, urban planning, psychology, human neuroscience, sport, exercise and rehabilitation sciences and and global environmental change and sustainability.

Using training, fieldwork and extensive facilities, we equip our students with transferable and discipline-specific skills which prepare them for successful and fulfilling careers.

Our world-leading research feeds directly into our programmes, with students taught by academic staff who are experts in their field. Whatever your area of interest, we have excellent facilities to support your studies from well-equipped teaching laboratories and our custom-built sport, exercise and rehabilitation facility, to the Lapworth Museum of Geology.

Real-life experience adds an important dimension to your studies and employability prospects, and we offer many exciting opportunities as part of our programmes including professional placements, overseas study, field trips and research projects.

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