Birmingham Scholar

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The Birmingham Scholar is the University’s dedicated initiative for improving student access, success and progression, and launched successfully in September 2020.  The programme is designed to support students from under-represented backgrounds, particularly those identified in the University’s Access and Participation Plan, to get the most out of their studies here at the University of Birmingham.

“We aim to support student success through an inclusive and supportive environment which enables all students to reach their full potential.”

Birmingham Scholars have access to a wide range of bespoke support in addition to that which the University offers to all students, including:

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  • Dedicated welcome event for new Birmingham Scholars (Kick Off Week) to support transitioning, signposting and community‐building
  • Exclusive tailored and enhanced support from our Academic Skills Centre
  • Birmingham Scholar Peer Mentoring Scheme
  • Our Pathways to Careers (P2C) programme, which offers Scholars priority access to a range of graduate study and employment-related opportunities, exclusive career development workshops, priority access to careers mentoring, and early access to the Birmingham Project and the Personal Skills Award
  • Annual Birmingham Scholar Forum community event hosted in collaboration with the Guild of Students
  • Priority application for a number of international work and study abroad opportunities
  • Scholar alumni mentoring
  • Official Scholar enhanced degree transcript
  • Graduate careers mentoring
  • Dedicated Scholar programme team to support Scholars throughout their time at the University and beyond

All our Pathways To Birmingham (P2B) students and care-experienced students are invited to become Birmingham Scholars and there are currently more than 3,000 Scholars across all years of undergraduate study. 

For more information on the Birmingham Scholar please contact Pete Collins, Partnership and Engagement Manager, Student Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team at

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