Dynamic Innovators of Creative Learning & 21st Century Learning Spaces

Universal Learning Ltd

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Universal Learning Ltd create inspirational indoor and outdoor award winning 21st century learning spaces and are world renowned dynamic innovators of magical, free spirited learning and teaching that is consistently awarded outstanding by Ofsted.

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We are passionate, caring and creative people with a very broad base of skills, experience and expertise and as a reliable, trusted partner organisation for schools and academies we work closely with children and staff on diverse creative projects.

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Based in Birmingham, UK, we work nationally and internationally and value and invest in our working relationships. We understand that every school or academy is a unique and the people centred services we offer are responsive to the needs of the learning community.

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Learning Projects

Designing & constructing inspirational 21st century learning spaces

Spatial Design

Concept to Completion

We design and build learning spaces and a wide range of other sustainable built environments and offer a comprehensive and inclusive service from concept to completion.

Sustainable Architecture

We create people centred award winning natural, sustainable architecture that enables a fluid connection between indoor and outdoor space.

Knowledge & Understanding

Our knowledge, understanding and experience within education ensures our creative projects are responsive to the needs of learning communities.
a natural classroom

a natural classroom

We all understand how much our environment impacts upon our thinking, our emotions and our ability to function. If something is wrong in our space we tend to battle on but we know change needs to happen. Learning in primary schools should be enjoyable. stimulating and collaborative and above all it should be natural. We…

The Oasis

The Oasis

  We are delighted to have completed our design for The Oasis, a new centre for children and young people who need an alternative to mainstream education. Children who find themselves excluded or at risk of exclusion are often placed in ‘Pupil Referral Units’ or ‘Short Stay Schools’. After visiting several and talking to children,…

kings wings – flying classroom!

kings wings – flying classroom!

This project created a new benchmark in creative risk taking for us. We found a 360 Jet on the scrapheap and transformed into a 21st Century multi media learning space that has inspired children, their community and learners and teachers all over the world. This challenging project demonstrated what is possible when inspiration, enthusiasm and…

revitalising bewdley

revitalising bewdley

As a business we believe in investing in our community as local residents and volunteers we provided our experience, expertise and creativity to help develop the Bewdley Museum site with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund. We also helped establish annual community events (Discover Bewdley) and establish the Bewdley Heritage Trail created by local young…

KEMP hospice

KEMP hospice

An award winning state of the art sustainable, inclusive design and build project providing a diverse range of spatial environments for therapeutic, spiritual and recreational purposes was completed on time and on budget at Kemp Hospice in Worcestershire was officially opened in June 2015 by the Duke of Kent We worked very closely with patients…

eco lodge

eco lodge

Our Eco Lodge project was completed on schedule with the opening event organised by children who planned a lovely creative ceremony attended by parents and the wider community.  The building provides a fantastic space for outdoor learning and will be used as a centre for Forest Schools, family learning and as a multi-purpose space for…

Inspiring and supporting 21st century learning and teaching

Creative Learning

Universal Learning Ltd inspire and support 21st Century creative learning and teaching. We believe every child should take an active role in their learning and be supported throughout their learning journey. We believe the development of critical skills to be an essential part of becoming a global citizen.

Inspire Creative Learning

Universal Learning Ltd inspire and support 21st Century creative learning and teaching.

Develop Critical Skills

We believe the development of critical skills to be an essential part of a child’s education and growth.

Become A Global Citizen

Creative Learning should inspire and educate children on their journey to becoming a global citizen.
a natural classroom

a natural classroom

We all understand how much our environment impacts upon our thinking, our emotions and our ability to function. If something is wrong in our space we tend to battle on but we know change needs to happen. Learning in primary schools should be enjoyable. stimulating and collaborative and above all it should be natural. We…

The Oasis

The Oasis

  We are delighted to have completed our design for The Oasis, a new centre for children and young people who need an alternative to mainstream education. Children who find themselves excluded or at risk of exclusion are often placed in ‘Pupil Referral Units’ or ‘Short Stay Schools’. After visiting several and talking to children,…

totem garden – family learning

totem garden – family learning

We are passionate about engaging children, families and communities in projects that bring the community together in positive, life enriching, creative experiences. We also think we should all be outdoors at every possible opportunity so The Totem Project at George Betts Primary Academy was a brilliant opportunity to combine our interests as we enabled people…

Community lead innovative sculptural pieces

Sculpture

Universal Learning Ltd are a team of passionate sculptors who like to create three dimensional installations using a wide range of sculptural forms inspired by the elements. We can work in any medium but always use use sustainably sourced materials. We love to challenge ourselves with new opportunities and also challenge perceptions by blurring the lines between architecture, sculpture, spatial design, function and aesthetics. For example we have created and installed a floating classroom, inspired by the concept of nesting using found logs and have made chromatically accurate sound sculptures from scrap found in skips!

Community Engagement

Artistic projects have the potential to brings people from all walks of life together and our community sculptural projects do just that. Our ideas can capture the collective imagination and inspire collaboration and we take great pleasure from seeing people working together, overcoming perceived barriers and demonstrating diversity in action.

Las Fallas in Valencia in Spain where the whole community creates large sculptures over a six month period to then parade and finally burn at the Celebration Festival in Spring, is a good example of our ethos and how we aspire to work collectively with a community towards shared goals and outcomes and we have delivered a diverse range of large and small scale projects.

3D Learning Workshops

Thinking in 3D and understanding the principles and concept of 3D shapes is a demanding set of challenges for children to grasp. We provide engaging creative workshops that enable young learners ( and teachers) to explore new ways to understand and use three dimensional form within a learning context.

We have introduced quite complex and sophisticated ideas such as perspective drawing and structural integrity through a dynamic mix of theoretical and hands on activities that see children really grasp  the concepts and express their understanding. These workshops inspire the development of transferable skills and who knows, maybe the next generation of sculptors, designers and architects

Public Commissions

We work with a small team of specialist associates and have worked on a variety of large scale public projects. We are always looking for our next opportunity with open minds and would love to take on a commission that reflects the thinking and the needs of people at this time, and express those ideas though a piece of work that is both timeless and future proof.

We have several conversations going on at the moment and are looking at some very interesting site specific opportunities. We are exploring at concept stage how we can make a large scale piece inspired by and representing the elements that make us all unique whilst at the same time celebrating our sense of belonging and the need for a place within a community.

family learning

family learning

This summer we worked with children and parents from Green Meadow Primary school to create a sculpture garden at the entrance to the school. As a group we started the project with a trip to Birmingham MUseum & Art Gallery and Lickey Hills to view a wide range of sculpture displayed in indoor and outdoor…

aberdeen aquatic centre

aberdeen aquatic centre

The new 22 million pound Aberdeen Aquatic Centre is now open offering a range of top quality sports and leisure opportunities to athletes of all abilities. Through Mark Wren Associates we worked on a sculptural installation for one of the pedestrian walkways creating an inspiration welcome for swimmers. The work was inspired by Eadweard Muybridge…

a dinosaur in manchester!

a dinosaur in manchester!

Year 5 at Broomwood Primary School and had an enjoyable time learning outdoors creating a story called ‘Terry’s First Day’. The story is designed to help new starters and highlights a dinosaurs first day at school. This story was a catalyst for a performance piece, a design and build workshop, an animation, some 3D model…

we create, organise and deliver outstanding, life enriching events for communities

Events

Universal Learning Ltd have many years experience of working alongside communities to create and deliver sustainable community events. We have developed all sorts of happenings including arts festivals, dance festivals, drama festivals, book launches, space openings, band nights, peace picnics and a host of dynamic celebrations that bring communities together. We can offer offer consultancy services for events and complete event management that includes everything from booking headliners to risk management.

Memorable Events

Memorable events are the things we look forward to and recall afterwards with a smile. We love to work closely with communities and stakeholders to create happenings that bring people together to share, celebrate and spend quality time making memories. Diversity, innovation and creativity are recurring themes in the events we work on and we have organised arts festivals, exhibitions, launch events, openings and celebrations and we are always open to new challenges.

Creative Events

We offer unique creative events that will put your academy or school in the spotlight and celebrate your success. We can create an event that showcases your children’s achievements by working with them on a wide range of possibilities. We have done theatre performances, poetry events , dance and drama, fireworks displays, rocket launches and even book launches with professional quality books created by children.

Young People as Event Managers

Event Management is a brilliant way for children to develop a wide range of essential skills and we have considerable experience of enabling children and young people to set up and run event management companies that go on to independently mange a whole range of events for their school. Get in touch if you want o do something exciting a different to enrich the lives of your children and young people.

telford dance festival

telford dance festival

Telford Dance Festival is an established cultural event that provides a platform for dynamic and exciting dance from local, regional, national and international performers. We created this event by working alongside a diverse team of professionals, school, community groups, volunteers and parents and now the event has become self sustaining packing the theatre for four…

stanley road peace picnic

stanley road peace picnic

Children in primary and secondary schools have to study War as part of their curriculum. Why not include Peace too? We would not want to replace the context of war on the curriculum but see a real opportunity to introduce a different perspective centred on the alternative to war -peace. This approach helps children relate…

book launch

book launch

George Betts Primary Academy The Mystical Woodland World Book Day Launch The children of George Betts Primary Academy celebrated World Book Day with a very special contribution from their parents.The Mystical Woodland, a story created by the children as part of a whole school curriculum enrichment project, has been translated by parents and published in…

Providing you with innovative and modern communication material

Communication

Universal Learning Ltd specialise in a wide range of print and broadcast media and outstanding marketing for academies and schools. We offer unique creative services that will put your academy or school in the spotlight and celebrate your success. With over 20 years of experience in Education we understand what it takes to provide innovative and modern communication material to showcase your school in the best possible way. Appointing staff is one of the most important decisions to an academy or school that a senior leadership team will make. We understand how important it is to attract and recruit the best possible people and we provide excellent recruitment packs that will attract the best applicants and enable you to choose from a significant talent pool. After all a boring dry advert and an out of date difficult to navigate website won’t help you get the best people so we’re here to help.

Outstanding Marketing

Universal Learning Ltd specialise in a wide range of print and broadcast media and outstanding marketing for academies and schools.

Unique Creative Services

We offer unique creative services that will put your academy or school in the spotlight and celebrate your success.

Modern Communication Material

We provide specialist design, content and marketing services for schools. Take a look at our Services section to see what we offer.

creative yearbooks

creative yearbooks

The transition from Year 6 to secondary education is an important step along our lifelong learning journey.  Our creative personalised yearbooks give children the opportunity to take ownership of the process of saying goodbye and preparing for their future. Sharing memories, words of wisdom and using film to capture this significant milestone creates a wonderful…

reception and welcome displays

reception and welcome displays

First impressions are remembered the longest and your school ( academy ) reception will be the first and possibly the longest lasting memory people who visit you will recall. We are professional spatial designers who also understand education and our natural photography and passion for producing creative displays that best represent and reflect your strengths…

website design

website design

Universal Learning are experienced at delivering high quality websites that improve your online profile. Our affordable packages can be tailored to suit your needs. Our experience of working in schools and alongside teachers gives us an understanding of what it is that makes a school environment important so we can capture your unique features and…

What Can We Do For You?

We provide specialist design, content and marketing services for schools.

Graphics & Signage

Enhance your reception area, corridors, staircases, classrooms, external walls, railings with impactful signage and displays that can act as a window into your school and all the fantastic facilities on offer.

Design & Print

Our Graphic Designers will create stunning visual media that is affordable and will help you stand out from the crowd.

Prospectus & Brochures

A bespoke prospectus with high quality photography and printing will grab the attention of prospective parents, and ensure the first impression of your school is one to be proud of.

Recruitment Resources

It’s important to attract and recruit the best possible people and we provide excellent recruitment packs that will entice the best applicants and enable you to choose from a significant talent pool.

Film & Photography

You know how fantastic your school, and the best way to share that is through professional photographs that capture your pupils, staff and facilities in their best light.

Branding & Communication Material

Consistent communications ensure your school gains instant recognition at all times, whether in print, online or on signage within your school.

Websites & Social Media

We design and build websites that will appeal to prospective parents, engage your pupils and encourage your existing parents to be constantly involved in school life.

Academy Support

Universal Learning Ltd can help your school through the transition as you become an Academy including rebranding your public facing material, website and school logo.

Bespoke Design

From pictures to words to websites to prospectuses to signage, stationery, flyers and more. We understand the need to show your school or academy in its best light at all times.

We can take your brand and create eye catching, attention holding websites, prospectuses and promotional material, or help you create a new exciting look for your school, that can be applied across various media.

Our experienced team of project managers, photographers, developers, designers and copywriters know how to bring out your school’s best features and how best communicate them to parents, pupils, governors and Ofsted to best effect.

Bespoke Services for Primary Schools

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We value our reputation

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