Develop your society 



New to committee? Need help managing volunteers?

Come to Develop Your Society a speed mentoring style event with a selection of Birmingham alumni. As former UoB students, they are in the exclusive position to be able to combine their knowledge of campus life and student experience with their experience of managing people, time and meetings. This event will allow you to meet with several alumni of the University and get tips and advice on getting the most out of your society.

Our alumni experts are: 

Emma Packham (BSc Business Management, 2009), Volunteering Manager, University of Sheffield

During her time at University, Emma was a student ambassador, on the committee of Carnival RAG and worked part time in the University. During her final year, she successfully ran for Vice President Student Activities & Development at the Guild of Students and represented Birmingham at NUS Conference.

Ravi Singh Chumber (MA Commercial Law 2003), Solicitor and Partner, Rashid & Co. Solicitors

Ravi has a wealth of experience managing meetings, sitting on various boards and societies in varying committee roles. He is currently a council member of Birmingham Law Society, Partner in a solicitors firm and Deputy Chairman for the Perry Barr Conservative Association. Having also set up his own charity, Ravi has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share.

Amelia Ladbrooke (BA German and European Studies 2014), Relationship Manager at SimkissGuy Recruitment

As Relationship Manager it is Amelia's role to ensure that all her clients and candidates receive the best, director led service in their experience with SimkissGuy Recruitment. Amelia is also a member and leadership team member of BPS Birmingham Aspire, a networking and development organisation for those in education looking to join the business professional and financial services in Birmingham.

Bryoney Johnson (BA English and American and Canadian Studies 2001), College Alumni Relations Manager (CAL), University of Birmingham 

Having worked in several roles across the University, Bryoney has been part of and coordinated a number of committees. Working previously in comms and marketing focussed roles, Bryoney can offer a great amount of PR and social media expertise, particularly around enthusing people to get involved in specific projects. Now working in the College of Arts and Law, Bryoney also has significant event management experience, and is currently working with a number of volunteers to organise the University's annual Book to the Future Festival.

When: 17 March, 3-5pm

Where: Mandela Room, Guild

How: Sign up by emailing Jane

Kamile Vilkelyte, Publicity Officer, International Students' Association "It has helped us to brainstorm new ideas and have a critical look on what we are doing now. I believe that the event and the advice from alumni will help our association attract new members and build a strong community of international students at the University."