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

07 June 2022

Monkeypox – a sign of things to come?

Information is critical to staying ahead of the virus, but the current outbreak should serve as an eyeopener that we need more research into monkeypox.

06 June 2022

Loneliness and mental health

This public event on loneliness and mental health, was sponsored by the Royal Institute of Philosophy. Videos of the three talks are now available.

06 June 2022

Business action to achieve net zero

A dedicated focus on both sustainability and addressing inequality, alongside transparency and honesty, need to be paramount for business leaders.

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