A University School
Endless opportunities to collaborate and learn.
We have a broad and deep relationship with the world-class University of Birmingham
Since 1900, the University of Birmingham has been pushing the frontiers of understanding, and as their first dedicated secondary school we have unrivalled access to their resources, research and people. This partnership gives us endless opportunities to collaborate, learn and grow as a School that will forever put our student’s education, safety and wellbeing first.
Pupils become regular visitors to the University of Birmingham Campus during their time at the School. Pupils often take part in enrichment activities hosted by the University, such as getting to learn about dinosaurs at the Lapworth Museum, or exploring Edwardian heritage at Winterbourne House and Garden.
Sixth Form students enjoy lectures from some of the University’s most exciting academics, including talks ranging from black holes to the latest research on Islamophobia. Sixth Form students are also encouraged to regularly visit the University campus to attend seminars or public lectures alongside undergraduate students.
Teaching and learning at UoBSchool is distinctively enhanced through creative collaboration opportunities with the University’s academic departments, as well as engagement in University research projects. Many subject leaders become associate members of the University and benefitted from a range of physical and intellectual resources to enhance their own subject knowledge and pedagogy.
Our Rush Hour Research series of events sees world-leading research shared with teachers and educators from across the West Midlands and beyond in after-school sessions.
The School collaborates on a number of research projects, with pupils learning research skills and becoming researchers themselves.