31st March 2021Events

Over 700 delegates registered for the first three Jubilee Centre webinars this year, with delegates attending from around the world.


These sessions have sought to offer insight, practical advice and accessible guidance on matters related to character in schools and in professional training, as well as answering questions on the delivery of effective character education and virtue development.

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‘Leading Character Education in Primary Schools’ learned from three character educators (Megan Robinson, Elvetham Heath Primary School; Robin Venn, Colmore Junior School; and Evan Hollows, Eastbrook Primary School) who shared their own experience of leading a school of character and the lessons they have learned on their journeys.

Teaching Character Through the Arts considered the practical ways in which character can be developed through arts-based subjects. Rebecca Tigue (University of Birmingham School) and Dr Karen Bohlin (Montrose School, MA, USA) spoke about the place of character within the creative arts and how each school uses the arts to develop the character of pupils. The webinar also included reflections from Jubilee Centre colleagues Catherine O’Leary and Paul Watts on practical teaching resources and pedagogical approaches to engaging pupils.

Preparing Teachers & Nurses for Virtuous Practice reflected on the training and development of these two vocational roles. Speakers Julie Taylor (Centre for Teacher Education, University of Warwick) and Lorna Hollowood (School of Nursing, University of Birmingham) shared how they have used their programmes to prioritise character development as they seek to help their students prepare to thrive in the workplace.


Character Strengths for the Working World is an essential event for PSHE Leads, Careers Leads, and Character Education Leads within UK educational institutions. Join us on Thursday, 13th July 2023, from 9am to 5pm at the beautiful Botanical Gardens, Birmingham.


This one-day conference, organised byThe Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues at the University of Birmingham, aims to provide insights, knowledge, and networking opportunities for professionals committed to enhancing character development and employability skills in their students.


Our speakers will share their expertise and perspectives on educational policy and best practices for empowering students to excel in the working world through harnessing their character strengths. The event will include keynote speeches, policy and practitioner panels, interactive sessions, and opportunities to connect with a wide range of professionals and experts in the field.


Our line-up of distinguished speakers includes:

• Rt. Hon. Baroness Nicky Morgan (former Secretary of State for Education)

• Bec Tigue (Character Lead at the University of Birmingham School)

• David Harkin (CEO at 8 Billion Ideas)

• Adrian McLean (Character Ambassador and Multi-academy Trust Lead at Severn Academies)

• The Careers and Enterprise Company


Food and refreshments:

Morning coffee and pastries, lunch, afternoon tea, and a drinks reception will be provided as part of registration for you to enjoy.


Free resources:

There will be multiple free resources available for you to take away at this event. We will be launching a new workbook, based on research funded by the Society for Educational Studies, for use by careers guidance professionals and character educators to help students consider who they are, the character traits they aspire towards, and to align their career choices with this. We will also have multiple other free resources that educators can use within their practice based on over a decade of research at the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues.


Attendance is free, but spaces are limited. It is essential to reserve your place in advance to avoid disappointment. Don't miss out on this opportunity to elevate your institution's approach to character education and student employability. Register now to secure your spot at Character Strengths for the Working World.


Register here.