Schools outreach

Supporting their next steps

Our school and college outreach programmes and activities are designed to help you support your students into either college or university, by assisting with the decision making and application processes, as well as easing the transition into independent study and student life.

Our team lead a range of workshops, events and activities which can either be delivered at your school or college or held at our city centre campus to allow your students to explore University College Birmingham first-hand. Certain events are also support by our academic staff.

As well as the options listed below, we can also provide bespoke sessions. Please get in touch with our dedicated team to discuss your specific needs. 


If you have any questions or would like to find out more about our events and how we can support school leavers, please get in touch with our Schools Liaison and Outreach team via email.

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  • 0121 232 4300

Campus Experience Days

We offer both university and college experience days to Key Stage 4 and 5 students, both of which feature a range of workshops and activities as well as a private campus tour.

We also always have our brilliant student ambassadors on hand to support our experience days and often include an ambassador Q&A session, as we know how important it is for school students to speak to our current students.   

Our aim for our campus experience days is simple: to provide your students with a fun and educational insight into life after school, whether that be for college or university. You can find the different options on the page linked below, however if you would like to make any specific requests, please contact the team.

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Support with UCAS, Clearing and Student Finance

Clearing gives thousands of students the opportunity to find the best undergraduate course for them each year, particularly if they have missed the UCAS deadline or perhaps have changed their minds about what and where they would like to study.

Whatever their reasons for considering clearing, all students are welcome to join our clearing webinars should they need help navigating their options. These online sessions will be held on:

  • Tuesday, 4 July 4-5pm
  • Thursday, 10 August 11-12pm and 6-7pm

If you would like to request some further support for your students with anything UCAS related, or if students would like to make a direct application, please get in touch with the Schools Liaison Team.

More Activities for Key Stage 5


These sessions give you and your students an interactive taster of our degree courses from our academic teaching staff.

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College Students

UCAS Workshops

Explore our range of workshops designed to provide invaluable support at the start of your university journey. From crafting the perfect personal statement to understanding student finance, our sessions cover a variety of topics.

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Careers Fairs and Presentations

We attend careers fairs at schools or colleges or deliver online content. We can also offer subject presentations with a range of delivery options including on-campus with a campus tour.

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More Activities for Key Stage 4

College - Have a Go sessions

Have a Go sessions

Each session gives your students a flavour of life at University College Birmingham and the opportunity to find out more about our vocational college courses through practical sessions with our expert team of staff.

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Aimhigher Mentoring

Working closely with the Aimhigher partnership we run a fantastic mentoring programme where our undergraduate students provide 1:1 support lessons for local secondary school pupils.

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The sessions in this residential will allow you to get hands-on in our industry-standard training kitchens and bakeries and make scientific discoveries.

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Young Chef Academies


The Young Chefs Academy is sponsored by the Savoy Educational Trust and The British Culinary Federation and is administered by University College Birmingham.

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Coming soon

In addition to our current offering of activities, we have also recently partnered with GMI, a local construction services company, to jointly offer a range of innovative and engaging construction and engineering-focused workshops.

These sessions will explore the different pathways into construction and engineering-based careers, with the help of some practical project work and insightful career advice and qualification discussions.

Like our Campus Experience Days, these workshops will run between 10am-2pm – including a site visit of our very own Sustainable Construction Skills Centre, James Cond, which coincidently is currently being developed by GMI.

Visiting schools and colleges will be able to witness first-hand the regeneration of this iconic building, gaining insight from the Site managers into how the centre will soon be transformed into a bespoke STEM education and training facility.

Our joint activities with GMI are suitable for KS4 and KS5 students only. To register your interest, please email with your preferred date, year group and group size using ‘GMI’ as the subject line.

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