Sammy Li

Assistant Director of Student Affairs (Postgraduate and Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion)

About Sammy

The University of Birmingham sets out an aspiration to establish in the Top 50 of the world’s leading universities. As a member of an ambitious and global institution, the University offers me the opportunity to work with great minds from across our campuses and international networks, and the drive to excel and pursue ground-breaking initiatives for affecting positive change within the University, our city, and wider society.

Sammy Li

This culture of employee empowerment is followed through by supporting and developing me in my transition from academic to leadership roles. This has enabled me utilising my dual backgrounds in the academy as transferable skills to enhance the University’s educational mission. Moreover, I particularly cherish the strong level of respect and the emphasis on work-life balance at Student Services and Academic Services, to help create a trusted and flexible workplace environment. This has created a positive experience to me, as an employee, to strengthen myself and grow within the organisation.

As a global university with campuses in Birmingham and abroad, we are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive learning and working environment, where all members of the University can flourish and reach their full potential.

As one says, people make a university. Higher education is a people-intensive sector, and thus, I am impressed by the professionalism evidently demonstrated by my co-workers who have gone above and beyond to enhance the university experience for our 40,000 students in the UK and abroad. This shared commitment to deliver excellence makes Birmingham an inspirational place to be.

I would never regret joining a university like Birmingham, and hopefully, I will see you at Birmingham too.