Birmingham shaped us; we shape Birmingham

As a University we are extremely proud of our origins in the great city of Birmingham. We recognise the importance of our regional relationships on the growth and development of Birmingham and are delighted that a large number of our graduates remain local and make a significant economic and social regional impact.

Follow the links below to hear from a section of our influential alumni within the West Midlands, about how they feel their time at the University shaped them and what advice they would offer to students looking to study, live and then develop their careers within the city of Birmingham.

Sarah Jane Marsh Roger Burman Michelle Leavsley

Sarah-Jane Marsh

CEO, Birmingham Children's Hospital

Roger Burman


Chairman, Town Hall and Symphony Hall

Michelle Leavesley

Managing Director, Citydesk Sport 

THIS ONE Jane Slowey HERE

Ranjit Sondhi

Chairman, Heart of Birmingham Primary Care Trust 

Jane Slowey

CEO, Foyer Federation 

Marcus Burton

Group Managing Director Europe, Yamazaki Mazak Ltd

Professor Jon Glasby Diane Benussi Mike Hammond

Professor Jon Glasby 

Director and Professor, Health Services Management Centre

Diane Benussi 


Managing Partner, Benussi & Co Solicitors

Mike Hammond 


Chief Executive, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity