Global Alumni Gathering

Taking Birmingham to the world

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Take part in Birmingham’s biggest global alumni gathering!

To celebrate the anniversary of the University receiving Royal Assent in 1900 we are asking alumni around the world to get together to mark the occasion on and around 25 May 2018.

Last year the Global Alumni Gathering saw more than 200 alumni take part in 27 events across 20 countries.

With your help we can make 2018 bigger and better than ever!

How can you get involved?

Attend an event in your area

  • So far we have events planned for: 

8 May - Muscat, Oman
17 May - Santa Monica, California, USA
18 May - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
19 May - San Diego, California, USA
24 May - Paris, France
25 May - Birmingham, UK
25 May - Accra, Ghana
25 May - Athens, Greece
25 May - Hangzhou, China
26 May - Sebastopol, California, USA
26 May - Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
27 May - Kunming, China
27 May - Munich, Germany
1 June - Atlanta, Georgia, USA
1 June - Wassenaar, Netherlands
2 June - New York
9 June - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
9 June - Geneva, Switzerland


Alumni are also planning to hold events in Switzerland, Nigeria, Brazil, Italy and New York.  Details will be available on our website in due course.

Host an event in your area

  • If there isn’t currently an event in your area, host your own! Just let us know what you would like to do and we will support you by promoting the event to other alumni in your area. We'll also send you an event host resource pack prior to the event. Events can be as big or as small as you like, from evening drinks and dinners, to picnics and quiz nights.

If you can’t make it to a Global Alumni Gathering you can still get involved

  • Follow along on social media, we’ll be sharing updates on Twitter and Facebook and Instagram
  • Send us a photograph of you by a landmark in your city and we’ll feature you in our video
  • Get together with your University friends and hold a mini Global Alumni Gathering! Let us know the details.

Watch our video showcasing the 2016 Global Alumni Gathering

Please get in touch If you would like further details on hosting an event in your area in 2018.