International alumni

Birmingham is a truly global university. With more than 71,000 alumni living overseas, we are keen to maintain a close relationship with our alumni wherever they are in the world. We organise events and activities in countries across the globe, and have alumni groups in several countries. Our alumni are vital to the work that we do internationally, acting as mentors for current students, helping with overseas recruitment and organising events. 

Below is a list of our current international alumni groups. If you don't see a group in your area and are interested in setting one up, please contact us.

To read about the University's wider international work, visit our International Office.

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Canada

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Key contacts

Barbara Alexander MBChB Medicine '68

Kristen Quayle LLB Law '09

To find out about upcoming events, join the Facebook group.

 

China

Beijing Alumni photo for 2012-13

Key contacts

To find out more about upcoming events, join the Wechat groups:

Shanghai Wechat group – 上海Bham之梦

Beijing Wechat group – UoB北京校友

Guangzhou/Shenzhen group -广深birmingham联络会

China Wechat group – UOB中国校友会

Ghana

Key contacts 

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To find out more about upcoming events, like the Facebook page.

 

 

Greece

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Key contacts

To find out more about upcoming events, join the Facebook group.

 

 

 

Hong Kong 

The Hong Kong Alumni Association was set up in 2012 to organise social activities for alumni in Hong Kong. The society also established the Hong Kong Mentoring scheme in association with the current student society (Birmingham PASS) which offers mentoring to any students wishing to work in Hong Kong once they graduate.

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Key contacts

Damian Yip, MEng and Man Mechanical Engineering Manufacture and Management '91 Group Leader

Alex Buencamino, MSocSc Money Banking and Finance '94 Group Leader

Jonathan Wong, BEng and BCom, Engineering Production and Economics '90 Mentoring 

Read more about our most recent event, the Vice Chancellor's Hong Kong Reception

To find out more about upcoming events, join the Facebook group.

India

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Key contacts

Aprajita Kalra, Country Coordinator, India Office

To keep up to date with activities, like the Facebook page.

      

Malaysia

MalaWith more than 1,000 alumni in Malaysia, and following some recent popular events, we are particularly keen to hear from alumni who would like to take on an organising role to coordinate more activity.

If you are interested in helping out, please contact us.

 

Sierra Leone

Key contacts

To find out more about upcoming events, join the WhatsApp Group:  Uni of Bham Alumni Ass-SL

Singapore

Singapore 2015With more than 1,500 alumni in Singapore, and following some recent popular events, we are particularly keen to hear from alumni who would like to take on an organising role to coordinate more activity.

Read about our most recent event here.

If you are interested in helping out, please contact us.

Switzerland

Key contacts

Florian Schroeder, PhD '13

To find out more about upcoming events, join the LinkedIn page

Taiwan

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Clarence Ke, MA Teaching English as a Foreign/Second Language '12

To keep up to date with activities, join the Facebook group or take a look at their blog.

 

United Arab Emirates

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Key contacts

Bhavishya Kanjhan, BSc Computer Science with Business Management '08

To find out more about upcoming events, join the Facebook group.

USA

With more than 2,500 alumni living in the US, the University of Birmingham USA Alumni Society was set up as a  social group organising regional events for alumni. The society organises regular gatherings for alumni including an annual gathering every October and meet with Birmingham students travelling to the US through their studies.Creekside 2

Key contacts

Dave Drinkwater, BSc Chemical Engineering '87

Chair of the USA Alumni Society, and Regional Ambassador for New York, Washington, Boston and Philadelphia

Brian Beeston, PhD Material Sciences '65

National Events Coordinator and Regional Ambassador for Los Angeles,Houston,Dallas and San Diego

To get in touch with your regional ambassador email Jane Bower.

To find out about upcoming events, like the Facebook page .

See photos from recent events on Flickr.

If you would like to contact your local group or are interested in organising your own regional events, please contact us.