Global alumni

Birmingham is a truly global university. With more than 71,000 alumni living overseas, we are keen to maintain a close relationship with our alumni wherever they are in the world. We organise events and activities in countries across the globe, and have alumni groups in several countries. Our alumni are vital to the work that we do internationally, acting as mentors for current students, helping with overseas recruitment and organising events. 

Below is a list of our current alumni groups. If you don't see a group in your area and are interested in setting one up, please contact us.

To read about the University's wider international work, visit our International Office.

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Baku, Azerbaijan

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The University of Birmingham Azerbaijani Alumni group was created in 2013 to build a network of students studying at the University and alumni back in the home country and organise social gatherings, networking events and other social activities to keep in touch.

Key Contact

Gunay Farzaliyeva

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/farzaliyevagunay

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/uobazerbaijanialumni

Canada

GAG Toronto

Key contacts

Barbara Alexander MBChB Medicine '68

Kristen Quayle LLB Law '09

To find out about upcoming events, join the Facebook group.

China

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Key contacts

Email Sun Wei at uob_alumni2018@qq.com to join any of the gatherings taking place in China. 

Click here for more details about the China Institute or email contactCI@contacts.bham.ac.uk

Ghana

University of Birmingham alumni in Ghana

Key contacts

To find out more about upcoming events, like the Facebook page.

Greece

Greece

Key contacts

To find out more about upcoming events, join the Facebook group.

Hong Kong 

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The Hong Kong Alumni Association was set up in 2012 to organise social activities for alumni in Hong Kong. The society also established the Hong Kong Mentoring scheme in association with the current student society (Birmingham PASS) which offers mentoring to any students wishing to work in Hong Kong once they graduate.

Key contacts

Damian Yip (MEng and Management Mechanical Engineering, Manufacture and Management, 1991) Group Leader

Alex Buencamino (MSocSc Money Banking and Finance, 1994) Group Leader

Jonathan Wong (BEng and BCom, Engineering Production and Economics, 1990) Mentoring 

In 2020 we will be celebrating the University's longstanding relationship with Hong Kong, and inviting alumni to share their memories of Birmingham

To find out more about upcoming events, join the Facebook group.

India

 

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Key contacts

Atul P Anand

Email: atulpanand@gmail.com

Click here for more details about the India Institute or email uobindia@contacts.bham.ac.uk     

London, UK

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The London Alumni Association was set up in 2020 to organise social activities for Birmingham alumni living and/or working in London! Please get in touch with us if you’d like to get involved or hear about upcoming events.

Key Contact

Leah Bracha, BA Economic and Social History (2013) https://uk.linkedin.com/in/leahbracha 

Email: UoBLondonAlumni@gmail.com

Malaysia

MalaWith more than 1,000 alumni in Malaysia, and following some recent popular events, we are particularly keen to hear from alumni who would like to take on an organising role to coordinate more activity.

If you are interested in helping out, please contact us.

 

Mexico

GAG MexicoKey Contacts

Alex Noguez and George Thompson noguez@live.com

Rwanda

GAG RWANDA

Key Contact

Alphonse Kanyandekwe, BEng Metallurgy with Hons (2017) Chair, Birmingham Alumni—Rwanda

For more information contact: axk359@alumni.bham.ac.uk

Twitter: www.twitter.com/AKanyandekwe 

Sierra Leone

To find out more about upcoming events, join the WhatsApp Group:  Uni of Bham Alumni Ass-SL

Singapore

Singapore 2015With more than 1,500 alumni in Singapore, and following some recent popular events, we are particularly keen to hear from alumni who would like to take on an organising role to coordinate more activity.

Read about our most recent event here.

If you are interested in helping out, please contact us.

Switzerland

Key contact

Florian Schroeder, PhD (2013)

To find out more about upcoming events, join the LinkedIn page

Taiwan

Key ContactTaiwan

Sheryl Su, MSc International Marketing '15

To keep up to date with activities, join the Facebook group or take a look at their blog.

 

Tanzania 

Key Contact

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Dr Andrew Mushi, PhD Civil Society and Governance 2011

To find out more about this newly formed alumni group please contact alumnievents@contacts.bham.ac.uk

 

 

United Arab Emirates

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Key contact

Bhavishya Kanjhan, BSc Computer Science with Business Management '08

To find out more about upcoming events, join the Facebook group.

USA

With more than 2,500 alumni living in the US, the Birmingham Alumni Network USA was set up as a social group organising regional events for alumni. The network organises regular gatherings for alumni, including an annual gathering every autumn for people to meet and hear about the latest news on campus at the University.Creekside 2

Your alumni committee

Dave Drinkwater (BSc Chemical Engineering 1987)

Chair - Birmingham Alumni Network USA; and Regional Advisor for New York

Brian Beeston (PhD Material Sciences, 1965)

Regional Advisor, California (San Diego)

James Stamp (BSc Biosciences, 1977;  MSc Plant Biology, 1978; PhD Plant Biology, 1984)

Regional Advisor, California (The Greater Bay Area)

Maria Velissariou (PhD Biochemical Engineering, 1992)

Regional Advisor, Chicago

Luke Hawkridge (LLB Law, 2009)

Alumni Representative to the British Schools and Universities Foundation (BSUF).

To get in touch with your regional advisor email Shruti Doshi.

Click here to find out more about supporting the University of Birmingham from the US tax-efficiently.

To find out about upcoming events, like the Facebook page.

See photos from recent events on Flickr.

Download the summer 2018 USA newsletter (1MB)

If you would like to contact your local group or are interested in organising your own regional events, please contact us.