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@Birmingham aims to keep Teachers and Careers Advisors informed of relevant events and developments at the University of Birmingham. We hope you like our updated layout and find the content relevant, timely and useful.


Music Scholarships
New Music Scholarships are available for undergraduate students who are talented musicians across all subject areas. Birmingham’s musical heritage reaches back to our first Professor of Music, Edward Elgar. Today, we have a thriving and varied music scene on campus with both the new Bramall Music Building and the Barber Institute of Fine Arts hosting regular public performance from our two orchestras, choirs, bands and other music ensembles.

Thirty new Music Scholarships are available for talented musicians who have the offer of a place on a full time undergraduate programme (other than a programme offered by the Department of Music) at the University of Birmingham, stating in September 2013. These scholarships will offer a £1,000 cash award each year, for three years, subject to satisfactory academic progressions.

For full details of eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit;

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Money Matters – Student Finance
The University of Birmingham funding office has produced a video guide to student finance for those starting in 2013. This video guide provides useful information on the sources of finance available to students nationally, but also on the types of funding available for students studying at Birmingham. To view the video, please visit


Academic engagement with schools and colleges
We are currently reviewing how our academic departments engage with schools and colleges and are keen to find out how greater engagement could support the schools and colleges we work with. To help us with this review, we request that you would kindly complete the survey in the link below to let us know the types of activities you would like us to provide for you.


Birmingham Popular Maths Lectures
The School of Mathematics are organising a series of lectures aimed at students interested in studying maths at A level and beyond. All are hosted at the University of Birmingham between 8pm – 9pm on the following dates. The lectures are open to all and no booking is necessary;

16th January 2013 How Big is Infinity? – Dr Chris Good
6th February 2013 Making the Crooked Straight, Or: How to Improve Your Image – Dr Richard Kaye
13th March 2013 The Maths of Google – Dr Richard Lissaman

For more information on these lectures, and the rest of the activities our School of Mathematics are involved in with schools please visit


Edward Cadbury Lectures 2013; Religion out of the box
The University of Birmingham’s School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion will hold the 2013 Cadbury Lecture series from 22 January to 19 March.

The Edward Cadbury Lectures come from an endowment from the Cadbury Family to the University for an annual series of lectures on the history, theology and culture of Christianity.

The first Cadbury Lectures were delivered in 1948 by the historian Arnold Toynbee, followed by a succession of eminent scholars from around the world.

We would like to invite you to attend this innovative lecture series, themed ‘Religion out of the box: Dialogues with academy, society and culture’ that will see a series of respected academics address and discuss the issues and research of their specialist area.

All of the lectures are free to attend and open to all. For details and dates of the lectures, please visit or contact

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