What We Do - Action Hub

We have always understood that a commitment to society and the environment go hand-in-hand, and that commitment has been evident throughout our approach to sustainability across our research, our student experience, and through our innovative campus management and development.

Our commitment now extends across the globe as we forge new connections by establishing the University of Birmingham India Institute, and as we become the first global top 100 and Russell Group University to establish a campus in Dubai.

World-leading research and education

Research that takes place at Birmingham affects the lives of people regionally, nationally and globally. The University is home to leading academics focusing on global sustainability research and the Sustainable Development Goals. Our Birmingham Heroes campaign brings together the academics who are part of a large teaching and research community dedicated to enquiry, debate and change in transforming health, environment and society.

Backlit Heroes campaign image at London's Euston Station.

People with impact

By maintaining staff and student physical and mental wellbeing we will support and empower our community to continue to make important things happen. The wellbeing of staff and students is crucial, and something we take very seriously. Services are in place for all who need them, including:

  • Wellbeing and mental health services for students and staff
  • A partnership with Pause, delivered in partnership with Forward Thinking Birmingham​
  • Access to physical activity opportunities, including Sport and Fitness facilities and clubs like the Green Heart Runners
Members of the Green Heart Runners club on campus

Our global and civic contribution​

It is important that the University is outward facing, and works closely with those who live in neighbouring areas. Volunteering is also at the heart of many students’ experiences, but isn’t limited to them, with the new Birmingham in Action campaign encouraging staff to get involved with giving back to their community as well.

Operational excellence

On campus, creating a sustainable environment and managing space that supports our staff and students is at the heart of our approach. We believe in building a campus that enables sustainable working practices and behaviours, facilitates community engagement and enhances the experience of all who use our facilities.

Learn more about operational excellence