One of the best reasons to choose Birmingham Chem. Eng. - apart from its excellent facilities and international standing - is the Chem. Eng. Soc., which is the source of some of the most excellent times at university.
The Society is extremely active and organises many social, sporting and charity events throughout the year. Sporting pursuits and a good team spirit are plentiful in Chem. Eng. which reflects in our participation and successes in a wide range of sports in the Inter-Departmental leagues and competitions.
Selection of events from the social and sporting calendar
Freshers' Dinner - This is held in the first week of term and is an excellent opportunity for everyone to meet the new students, the staff and most importantly the Committee!
Christmas Ball - One of the year's finest extravaganzas is the Christmas Ball. This is held at one of Birmingham's most prestigious venues.
Frank Morton Sports Day -.THE sporting event of the year, the Frank Morton Sports Day is held on a wintry day in February. Chem. Eng. departments from all over Britain and now parts of Europe converge on a host university and a battle then ensues to beat all comers at a range of sporting events. Birmingham has an excellent winning record and the outcome is s usually a close fight with the lesser mortals of Loughborough.
Rag Week - The Society takes its role in raising money during rag week very seriously and organises a lot of 'in house' events as well as taking part in the Uni. Brum Fun Day when the defenceless citizens of Birmingham are accosted for money by warped fundraising students.
Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham has very close links with a wide range of industrial companies . Day trips and field trips are made and there is also a series of evening presentations by companies organised by the Committee. This allows students to talk to the guests and discover about jobs, vacation work and the possibility of sponsorship.
The Society wishes you good luck wherever you choose to study and hopes that you enjoy yourself as much as we do here in Birmingham.