Our joint commitment to helping the most able students experience higher education has directly benefitted over young people since 2000.
Emma James BA Theology & Religion, 2014 " The A2B scholarship has had a massive impact on my life. I've started to believe that literally anything is possible! Now that I’ve graduated I'm feeling very emotional. My future looks promising and I will never forget that A2B donors granted me with such a precious gift. I hope that one day I can contribute to scholarships myself. I look forward to embarking upon new challenges, but Birmingham will always have a special place in my heart."
Your generosity has changed the lives of recipients of our Access to Birmingham widening participation scheme, Academic Enrichment programme and internship work experience programmes. Thank you.
Supporting our students is essential. It helps us attract the very best learners to Birmingham and contribute to the University’s thriving, diverse and intellectually stimulating community. Here are just some of the ways you are helping us to do that.
Access to Birmingham (A2B) Scholarships
Ensuring that the most able and determined students benefit from a university education – because access to education should be based on academic, not financial, ability. Learn more.
Academic Enrichment Programme
A life changing widening participation programme, encouraging young people with no family history of higher education, to apply to a leading research university, and supporting and guiding them through the process. Learn more.
Helping students to stand out in a competitive jobs market with top class work experience opportunities. Learn more.
A wide range of scholarships, made available to students through generous donations from organisations including BP and Lloyds Banking Group. Learn more.
What your support means to us
"I’d always wanted to go to university and A2B pushed me to apply to Birmingham. I graduated with a firstclass degree and now work as a graduate analyst in product management at UBS. Thank you to everyone who supports A2B. It really makes a difference."
Eiranpreet Khangura (BSc Artificial Intelligence andComputer Science, 2013)
"Becoming a barrister was always a dream I never believed possible and I am really grateful to the University and the A2B scheme for encouraging me to dream big and realise that anything can be possible if you work hard.’
Jodie Anderson (BA History, 2012)
"AEP gave me the big push I needed to do well in Year 13 and the confidence to apply to Birmingham. It is amazing and definitely worthwhile."
Selina Begum, fourth year, Dentistry undergraduate
What giving means to us
Rob Harris (BSc Chemical Engineering, 1979) and Rosie Harris (BA Ancient History and Archeology, 1979)
Hear more from our other donors about why they choose to give back to Birmingham.