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.

Large group of Birmingham alumni from Indonesia

Baku, Azerbaijan

Six Birmingham alumni at a Global Alumni Gathering in Baku

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

Contact Gunay on LinkedIn

Join the Facebook group for Azarbaijan

Canada

Group of Canadian alumni

Key contacts

Barbara Alexander MBChB Medicine '68

Kristen Quayle LLB Law '09

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

China

Group of Chinese alumni

Key contacts

Email Sun Wei to join any of the gatherings taking place in China. 

Find out more about the China Institute or email the Institute.

Ghana

University of Birmingham alumni in Ghana

Key contacts

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

Greece

Four alumni from Greece

Key contacts

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

Hong Kong

Large group of Hong Kong alumni

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 Hong Kong Facebook group.

London, UK

Large group of University of Birmingham alumni, young and old

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)

Contact Leah on LinkedIn

Email the London association

Malaysia

Large group of alumni from MalaysiaWith 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

Group of Birmingham alumni from MexicoKey Contacts

Alex Noguez and George Thompson noguez@live.com

Rwanda

Group of Birmingham alumni from 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

Large group of Singapore alumni listening to a speaker

With 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.

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

Group of alumni from Taiwan

Key Contact

Sheryl Su, MSc International Marketing '15

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

Tanzania

Group of Birmingham alumni from Tanzania

Key Contact

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

Group of UAE alumni

Key contact

Bhavishya Kanjhan, BSc Computer Science with Business Management '08

To find out more about upcoming events, join the UAE Alumni 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.Group of University alumni from the USA

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.

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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.