A University School

“The University of Birmingham of Birmingham is a global institution that has been challenging and developing great minds for more than a century. Growing out of the radical vision of our first Chancellor, Joseph Chamberlain, we have always been unafraid to take the lead and do things differently.

Birmingham was England’s first civic university when it was founded in 1900. Our university represented a new model for higher education where students from all religions and backgrounds were accepted on an equal basis. We were also the first to be built on a campus model, to establish a faculty of commerce, to incorporate a medical school, to create a women’s hall of residence and to have a purpose-built students’ union building.

This spirit of innovation continues throughout our work today in pioneering research, partnerships, and teaching. On the back of this success, I have taken enormous pride in the opening of the University of Birmingham School and am watching it grow with great excitement.”

Professor Sir David Eastwood, Vice-Chancellor, University of Birmingham