University of Birmingham Sport


University of Birmingham Sport has a dedicated team offering volunteering opportunities to get involved with during your time here. Volunteering is known to help with future employment.

We offer a wide range of volunteering opportunities that are tailored to suit our students busy timetables. These can range from school sport competitions, primary school sport festivals, Great Birmingham Run and many more!

These opportunities are available for all University of Birmingham students, regardless of course or sporting ability. Previous volunteers have helped with coaching, events, open days and also assisting the Jamaican Olympic Team while they trained for World Championships 2017. Join The Extra Mile!

If you have any questions or want to find out more information, please contact us.


Help Birmingham deliver world class sporting events at every level.

British Transplant Games 2018 : 2 – 5 August 2018

The Games aim to demonstrate the benefits of transplantation, encouraging transplant patients to regain fitness, whilst increasing public awareness of the need for more people to join the NHS Organ Donation Register and discuss their wishes with their families. They also seek to thank and celebrate donor families and the gift of life. Sign up on the SportBirmingham website here.

World University Squash Championships : 4 – 12 September 2018

On the World University Championships sports programme since 1996, Squash is a very popular sport among university students.
We will have a wide range of roles from: Transport, Team/nation attaches, PR and social media and Court / floor maintenance during matches + many more.

British Junior Squash : January 2019

The British Junior Open (BJO) is one of the most prestigious events on the junior squash calendar attracting the best young prospects from around the world.
The tournament will be held across four venues in January. It attracts more than 400 competitors, representing over 30 nations competing in ten age categories from the Under 11s to the Under 19s for both boys and girls.


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The Extra Mile will be offering four development sessions which will help participants to gain extra experience for future use. Each session will be capped at 20 people maximum and will be booked on a first come first served basis. To secure your place please register below and you will also need to pay the appropriate fee as advertised.


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Practice interview Sessions are ongoing. FREE Do you have an interview coming up and would like practice? Careers Network offer 30 minute mock interviews where you can get on the spot feedback to help you increase your chances of success in the recruitment process. Click here to book your session. 
Empowering Coaching Workshops


Ongoing, £50

This introductory workshop, delivered by a member of the Empowering CoachingTM team at the University of Birmingham, provides opportunities for coaches and individuals delivering sport sessions to understand the principles behind Empowering CoachingTM. Equipped with this knowledge, you will be challenged to re-evaluate common practices when coaching. You will have opportunity to interact with other workshop attendees to enhance your own existing motivational climate and to develop new strategies to help you create a more empowering environment in training and competition. BOOK


By taking part in extra-curricular activities through University of Birmingham Sport you may be able to earn points towards the university’s Personal Skills Award (PSA). The PSA is an employability programme for undergraduates which recognises participation in extra-curricular activities and supports students in developing, recognising and articulating professional skills in preparation for real world recruitment processes. To enrol on to the PSA and to find out more about the award, you can attend a ‘PSA Induction Session’ before the enrolment deadline of 19th January 2018. If you have any questions for the team you can email the PSA directly at


Click here for more volunteering opportunities in and around campus with the Guild of Students!

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