Whether you want to get married on campus or buy a University sweatshirt, there’s a whole range of ways to keep your memories of Birmingham alive.

Keep your memories of Birmingham alive.

Here are answers to a few of the most frequently asked questions. If you have a query that is not answered here, contact us and we will be delighted to help. Email the alumni office or phone +44 (0)121 414 2744.

Frequently asked questions

Where can I buy University gifts and merchandise?

Clothing and accessories, jewellery, stationery and prints of the University campus are among the merchandise available from our Gifts and Souvenirs store.

How do I obtain a copy of my degree certificate and a transcript of my grades?

Official copies of degree certificates are available from the University’s Online Shop if you commenced your studies before 2002. If you began in 2002 or after, you should visit the University of Birmingham's secure document website. You can find out more on the University intranet.

A transcript is a summary of a student’s academic performance and progress to date and you will probably need one if you are moving on to further study. If you commenced your studies before 2002, you can order a transcript from the University Online Shop. If you began in 2002 or after, you should visit the University of Birmingham's secure document website. For further details, or to request a letter confirming your study at the University, call Student Services on +44 (0)121 414 3091 or visit the website.

I would like to keep my email address, is this possible?

Alumni who graduated during or after Summer 2015 are automatically enrolled in the Alumni email 'for life' service. The service offers:

  • Continuation of use of your student email account as an alumni after you have graduated*
  • A 50GB mailbox with a cleaner interface and enhanced features
  • The use of an email address
  • Mail sent to your previous address will be delivered to your new address for three months after your account transitions to alumni status

 *Postgraduate Research students will lose access to any existing email and a new email account will be created on Office 365.

For more information, including how to access your Alumni email account, please read the IT Service Desk's Knowledge Base article KB12939.

If you graduated before Summer 2015, then unfortunately you will not be able to keep your email address.

Can I still be a member of the University library after I graduate?

Alumni are eligible for free reference membership of the library for the first 12 months after graduation, with concessionary rates applicable thereafter. You will need to register with the library directly.

When the 12 months free membership is complete, reference membership can be renewed at the concessionary rate of £25, or members can borrow up to six books for an annual rate of £37.50. Please contact Library Services for further details.

Can the University continue to offer me any career support after I graduate?

The University is committed to helping its present and past students pursue the career they want, so Careers Network continues to offer its full range of services for the first two years after graduation.

If you graduated from Birmingham more than two years ago, there are still ways we could help. Visit our events calendar to find out about professional networking events and guest lectures from alumni who have reached the peak of their profession. You could also join our alumni and friends LinkedIn group to network with fellow Birmingham alumni and find out about job vacancies.