Our alumni play an invaluable role by offering practical advice and support to prospective and current students. Please contact them directly to ask any questions you may have on studying at the University, living in Birmingham / UK, career pathways, living and working internationally post graduation etc.
Contact me: UK Facebook Group or firstname.lastname@example.org
Country (country of residence): United Kingdom
Nationality (country of birth): British
Degree: MSc International Development 2010
I am currently employed as a Policy Assistant for the Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education, based at the Royal Society in London.
What is your favourite memory of the University of Birmingham?
Going to CenterParks with our whole masters group and getting to know each other on the rapids.
What did you like most about living and studying within the city of Birmingham?
I loved the University grounds and buildings and the sense of community on the course. I also enjoyed discovering areas like Moseley and Kings Heath where there are markets, cafes and cool pubs. Birmingham has got a lot more to offer than just shopping – there is a diverse culture and great music scene if you look in the right places.
What one piece of advice you would offer to someone looking to study at the University of Birmingham?
Make the most of the library, your tutors and your fellow students while you are there, as it will go by so fast and you will never have access to so much knowledge and debate ever again.