Each year around a quarter of the University’s first year students choose to live off-campus with their family, partner, friends or by themselves. The University provides information and support for these students through Staying Local.
Freshers off Campus Society (FOCSOC) are a Guild of Students society set up by local students, specifically for local students. Whether you are living at home, in off-campus halls or other non-university accommodation, FOCSOC are for you!
They organise activities such as sports and social events, which are great opportunities to meet other students in similar situations, make friends and live Uni life to the max!
Home Students' Officer
Your Home Students' Officer for 2012/13 is Joseph Sewell. You can contact him via:
Joseph Sewell, Home Students' Officer "Hello everyone, my name is Joe Sewell and I am your Home Students Officer (HSO) for 2012-13. I am one of seven elected non-sabbatical officers who, along with a team of seven sabbatical officers, work to make sure that you get what you want from the University as well as the Guild of Students. My specific role is to represent and support the Home Students within the University of Birmingham.
There is plenty going on for home students if you know where to look and I am here to point you in the right direction. Within the Guild you have Freshers Off Campus Society (FOCSOC) and the Home Students Association (HSA) and some schools within the University have events and activities targeted at home students. You should not let being a home student hold you back, either academically or socially. I am a 2nd year Chemistry student and I live at home with my parents and I had the best first year ever and I hope that I can help you have the same.
I hope you have as amazing a first year as I had!"
Home Students' Association
The Home Students' Association is back with a brand new committee and are here to show you that being a local student is great. There is so much for you to do and they will make sure your time here will be the best it can be. If you would like information about how you can get involved, please contact them.