Family Community

We are delighted to welcome you to our Family Community. Throughout the course of your son or daughter’s degree, we would like to keep you up to date with news from the University and invite you to events to meet fellow parents, guardians and family members, as well as many of our alumni.

Members of our Family Community will receive:

  • The annual mailing of our Old Joe alumni magazine
  • Invitations to University events, including the Vale Bonfire Night fireworks and the University's Community Day

The University of Birmingham has ambitious plans for the future, including significant investment in a student experience and employability strategy. The University offers a comprehensive selection of competitive internships, as well as an elite Alumni Leadership and Mentoring Programme for current students.

If you would like some advice on supporting a family member with the transition to university, please visit the University of Birmingham's Welcome guide webpages. Our Confidentiality policy is also available to read.

You can find the latest relevant news stories below.

Latest news from the Family Community

Posted 04 December 2017

Mentors make a difference

Since the launch of the programme in 2011, more than 1,000 Birmingham students have been successfully paired with a mentor by the University's Careers Network.

Posted 10 July 2017

Modern challenges

Today's graduates face a much more competitive job market than their parents, but life at university still offers many opportunities to make their CVs stand out from the crowd.

Posted 07 July 2017

Unlocking sporting potential

Alumna Chrissie Wellington OBE (BSc Geography, 1998) hopes the next generation of Birmingham athletes will be inspired to new heights after opening a new gym named in her honour.

Posted 07 July 2017

Summer schooling

Summer is upon us and while students may be enjoying a well-earned break, it's also a valuable chance for them to boost their CV with an internship or period of work experience.