University of Birmingham

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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.

THE survey

2013 Times Higher Education Student
Experience Survey

The 2013 Student Experience Survey results have been released, showing the University has risen two places to 11th in the UK since last year, which also represents a rise of 13 places since our 2009 ranking of 24th. It also places us sixth in the Russell Group, again an improvement from last year. The survey assesses students’ opinions of their university based on 23 attributes viewed by students as contributing to creating a positive or negative student experience. Birmingham’s year-on-year rise, alongside continued high performance in other student surveys is a result of the continued hard work we put in each year to ensure that students get the best possible education alongside the best possible student experience.

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Paul Stewart

The University of Birmingham Medical School presents: The Dean's lecture –
'Our Medical School 2013'

Wednesday 15 May, 6.45–7.30pm
and afterwards for a drinks reception

Leonard Deacon Lecture Theatre, Medical School

The Dean of Medicine, Professor Paul Stewart will be giving a lecture on ‘Our Medical School 2013’. He will talk about the history of the Medical School, our students’ experiences, where we are today and his vision for the future.

The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception and an opportunity to mingle with other guests.

Contact Clare Gordon, 0121 414 8904 for more information and to register.

Open Days

Open Days
Open day registrations are still being taken on our website

The University of Birmingham open day dates are:

  • Thursday 20 June 2013 (including Teachers Forum)
  • Friday 21 June 2013 (including Teachers Forum)
  • Saturday 22 June 2013
  • Saturday 14 September 2013
  • Saturday 26 October 2013

We welcome school bookings for 20 and 21 June and individual bookings for all open day dates. In addition to all the subject related activity and general information provided, we will also be running a ‘Teachers Forum’. We recognise that your role as teachers and careers advisors is vital in supporting students through the higher education decision-making process. Our Teachers’ Forum’s which will run on the Thursday 20 and Friday 21 June open days and aim to provide you with an update on some of the recent changes in higher education and current issues facing universities.

Following the Forum, a complimentary lunch will be served, where you will have the opportunity to talk to other visitors, University staff and admissions tutors. There are spaces for two teachers per school to attend the Forum and lunch. Please indicate your attendance on the online booking form and we will send you tickets along with open day programmes and further information prior to the event.

In order to bring a school or college group to our open days and to register for the Teachers’ Forum, please complete our online booking form at


University of Birmingham Free Summer Residential
This year the University of Birmingham will be running a summer school which is open to participants nationally. Students will experience first-hand what it is like to be a student at a research-led university by staying for three days and two nights in the University halls of residence and attending academic sessions in subject areas they are interested in. In the evenings, they will be able to take part in social activities and will also have the opportunity to take a tour of the UK’s second city. This is a highly competitive programme, with only 50 places available for students, and it would be fantastic if your students could be a part of it. Deadline for Applications is the 1 June.

To find out more information and the eligibility criteria please visit or contact Hope Nightingale,, 0121 414 8682.


Postgraduate subject workshops
The Student Recruitment team has recently recruited and trained a group of postgraduate researchers at the University of Birmingham to deliver workshops aimed at students from years 9–12. These interactive and engaging sessions are available in a range of subjects including Philosophy, English, History, Engineering and Physics and can be either delivered to schools when they are visiting the University as part of campus visits, or booked in to take place in schools (depending on availability). If you are interested in arranging a session in one of these subjects, or would like to arrange a school visit to the University please contact David Rice, Student Recruitment Officer, 0121 414 3208.

The University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Tel: 0121 414 3344