Welcome to BEST: Developing skills for lasting impact

The Birmingham Evaluating Skills Transfer (BEST) Project aims to help individuals to recognise, develop, and effectively use skills to successfully navigate life transitions. In particular, we are interested in how people develop transferable skills by taking part in a variety of activities, and how these skills can be beneficial in education and employment.

This website is aimed at students, lecturers, coaches, instructors, parents, researchers, and anyone else with an interest in ensuring that people make the most of their skill development opportunities. Explore BEST Start, BEST Outdoors, and BEST Performance to find out more!

The BEST outdoor project is chartering water seldom navigated. Considerable anecdotal evidence suggests outdoor learning programmes have a huge role to play in learning and development, however research into this has historically been very thin. The BEST outdoor project will provide a robust set of data which serves to highlight the effectiveness of it and crucially assist to develop it further.
Norman Beech, Raymond Priestley Centre Manager

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About BEST

The Birmingham Evaluating Skills Transfer (BEST) Project has the overall aim of enabling individuals to recognise, develop, and effectively use skills to successfully navigate life transitions. The project investigates important transferable skills developed in outdoor pursuits (BEST Outdoor), organised sport (BEST Performance), and academic settings (BEST Start).

Keep in touch

If you have any questions or would like to contact the BEST team please use the details below

Telephone: 0121 4148104
Address:
School of Sport & Exercise Sciences
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
B15 2TT
Email: To email your enquiry use our contact form