Alumni Day 2019

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Our Alumni Reunion Day takes place this year in June to celebrate the official opening of the Green Heart, our new landscaped parkland in the heart of campus.

We are delighted to invite you back to Birmingham on Saturday 8 June to join in our special alumni celebrations at the Green Heart Festival. 

Every year, our campus comes alive with alumni, friends and families returning to the University of Birmingham. The day will be an opportunity to meet up with your former classmates, to explore the campus and see what has changed and what has stayed the same since your time here.

Tickets are now on sale on our website. The last day to book your £40 lunch ticket is Sunday 26 May. Don't delay - book your ticket now!

Highlights will include:

  • Tours of your old department where you can meet and chat to current students and staff
  • Meet our researchers and get hands-on with demonstrations of cutting edge science
  • Time to relax and reconnect with friends in the exclusive Alumni Lounge with complimentary all-day refreshments
  • A delicious two-course celebration lunch in Staff House, with wine and soft drinks
  • Access to some of the fantastic buildings and attractions on campus, both old and new
  • Pop-up outdoor music and drama performances
  • Sporting workshops and activities to try including zumba, yoga and pilates classes. Check out the Alumni Sports Day programme for games and demonstrations at the Sports and Fitness Centre
  • Stay on in the evening to watch the Proms live on stage in the spectacular Green Heart outdoor amphitheatre. The Proms will be introduced by Professor of Public Engagement Alice Roberts.

If you prefer a more casual lunch, University food outlets will be open all day, you can indulge in treats available at the Farmer's Market, or bring your own picnic.

Alumni Day 2019

 9:15

 Registrations open at 9:15 in Aston Webb

Aston Webb Building

 9:45

 Welcome address

Great Hall

10:15

GGAA Annual General Meeting (optional)

Great Hall

 10:30

Department tours (optional)

departing from the Great Hall

10:45 - 11:45

GGAA Lecture - Fertility Preservation (optional)

Dr Jackson Kirkman-Brown MBE, Reader in Human Reproductive Biology

WG12 Aston Webb

 13:00

 Lunch

Ticket holders will be escorted to a special reunion lunch in Staff House

People with day tickets will be able to buy lunch on campus or bring a picnic to enjoy in the Green Heart

 

Staff House

15:15

Unveiling of the Library Crest Information Board

Green Heart

 15:30
  • Get involved in our Green Heart Festival hands-on demonstrations

  • Enjoy outdoor music and dance performances

  • Explore our campus attractions including our museums, art galleries and Winterbourne House and Gardens

  • Follow the Alumni photo trail and rediscover your favourite photo spots on campus

  • Relax and chat in our Alumni Lounge

 

19:00

Stay late and join us for the annual University Proms with performances from our choirs and orchestras

 

 

Check back for the full programme, which will be available soon. If there’s anything in particular you’d like to see or do on campus please contact us alumnievents@contacts.bham.ac.uk.


Tickets:

£40 for the full day with a special reunion lunch in Staff House, and exclusive alumni goodie bag.

Or £10 for department tours and access to the alumni lounge, with exclusive alumni goodie bag.

Tickets are now on sale on our website.

Group discount:

Are you organising a group reunion? Buy nine tickets for your group, the organiser can claim the tenth ticket free! The group booking must be made by one lead organiser either on our website or by phone on +44 (0)121 414 8904. Placeholder names can be used for the booking, however we will require a full list of names and dietary requirements at least two weeks before the event.

A reduced rate is available on rooms at the new Edgbaston Park Hotel, conveniently located on campus. To access this discount code, please email alumnievents@contacts.bham.ac.uk.

We’d love it if you came along to celebrate with your former classmates. We can help you contact classmates and reserve a table for you and your friends at the celebration lunch.  For help contacting friends please get in touch with the Events Team on +44 (0)121 414 8904 or email alumnievents@contacts.bham.ac.uk.

All alumni are welcome to attend, plus wives, husbands and partners. If you’re coming to the celebration lunch alone, please let us know your University clubs and societies and we will seat you with people who have similar interests.

We would also be delighted to receive any photographs or stories from your time at Birmingham for inclusion on the reunion website; you can email these to alumnievents@contacts.bham.ac.uk or send them in the post to Sarah Kennedy, Development & Alumni Relations, University of Birmingham, Research Park, Vincent Drive, Birmingham, B15 2TT. We will return any originals to you.

If you have any questions, please contact the DARO Events Team on +44 (0)121 414 8904 or alumnievents@contacts.bham.ac.uk.