About the Institute

The University of Birmingham (UoB) is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of universities in the United Kingdom, and ranks in the top 100 universities in the world according to QS World University Rankings and others. The UoB was chartered by Queen Victoria in 1900 and was the first civic ‘red brick’ university in the United Kingdom. In 2017, there were over 40,000 students studying at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, making the UoB one of the largest universities in the UK.  The UoB is a global-facing university with active partnerships in the Erasmus scheme and the Universitas 21 group. While research linkages are numerous between the UoB and many countries around the world, there are explicit research agreements between the UoB and China, India, Brazil, the USA, and Japan, to name a few.

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Role in the Project

The School of Education, UoB, will be a host organisation for visiting Bhutanese project partners. With expertise in educational psychology, mental health, and inclusion, the School of Education will provide guidance and appraisal of current counselling, mental health, and inclusion services offered at UoB. During the visit of Bhutanese project partners, visits and consultations will be set up between the School of Education welfare officers, support tutors, and mental health staff. There will also be an opportunity to meet with members of the central UoB Counselling and Wellbeing Service and the Learning Support, Disability and Mental Health Service.Also, UoB will assist the partner country in development of counselling training package, and facilitation of the training of the counsellors in Bhutan. UoB will spearhead the evaluation, and assessment of project process, and outcome.

Team Members

Dr Matthew Schuelka