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 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.

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.


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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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Fundraising & small grants workshop
Tuesday 27 February, 6:00pm – 9:00pm (FREE)
The core focus of the workshop is on securing ‘small grants’ – those of £10,000 and under. Participants explore the differences between a grant, commission and commercial contracts, the differences between compiling small and large grants, and how to choose and write small grant applications. They also receive guidance on the current fundraising landscape and top tips on how to develop funding applications.
Managing & organising events
Tuesday 6 March, 6:00pm – 9:00pm (FREE)
Workshop attendees learn the importance of recognising the needs of event participants and partners, understanding pre-event planning tasks, and on-the-day and post-event tasks. It also offers guidance on the promotion and marketing of events.
CV Workshop
Tuesday 8 May, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
This workshop will allow you to be able to put all of your knowledge and experiences into a CV


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


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