The School provides a significant focus both for the sharing of and generation of research. We aim to increase teachers’ access to high-quality research through hosting conferences and meetings and inviting academics to lead our ‘Rush Hour Research’ event series. UoB School subject leaders have access to academic journals and are well-read and up to date. Many of our teachers already hold master’s and doctoral qualifications when they join and many more then take up opportunities for further study.

Undertaking Research at the School

We receive a high level of interest in conducting research at the School and are engaged in a significant number of projects, both local and national. Research at the School takes a variety of forms, for example participation in large randomly controlled trials, co-creation of research between academic staff, pupils and teachers, and projects led by academic teams at the School of Education. We welcome expressions of interest in research at or with the School and are happy to discuss these at an early stage.

Those wishing to undertake research at the University of Birmingham School should download and complete the form here and return this to Professor Saul Becker via his PA at for consideration by the University School Advisory Group.

Rush Hour Research Series

The Rush Hour Research series at the University of Birmingham School intends to engage the education community and members of the public with current research from the University of Birmingham. We extend a warm welcome to colleagues and community from across the West Midlands and look forward to sharing some inspiring intellectual input along with tea, cake and conversation. For more information please contact 

Teaching Controversial Issues, Tuesday 31st January 2017, 16:30-18:00
University of Birmingham School, School Hall

Michael Hand is Professor of Philosophy of Education in the School of Education at the University of Birmingham. Michael's research interests are in the areas of moral, political, religious and philosophical education. He has published books and articles on education for patriotism, the nature and aims of religious education, the justifiability of faith schools, autonomy as an educational aim, philosophy in schools, teaching about sexuality, and controversial issues in the classroom. He is currently working on a theory of moral education.

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Further dates for your diary:

  • 21st March 2017     TBC
  • 4th July 2017     TBC
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