Birmingham Connections

A community for businesses, alumni and students of the University of Birmingham. 

Birmingham Connections brings together local businesses in Birmingham and the West Midlands, alumni, and students at the University of Birmingham through networking and lightning pitches.

Birmingham Connections is run by the University’s Careers Network, holding events throughout the year, both at our beautiful Edgbaston Campus and at locations across Birmingham city centre.

Our aim is to create a friendly and informal environment for businesses and students to interact, learn and get inspiration from each other.

Upcoming events

Tuesday 4 June - Tapping into Talent 2019

Tuesday 4 June 15:30 - 18:30

Careers Network Employer Training Room (G30)
Aston Webb Building
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Tap into the wealth of expertise and resources at the University of Birmingham to discover how we can help move your business forward at our flagship mini-conference.

Around 40% of our graduates stay in the West Midlands area, providing local small and medium enterprises with an excellent opportunity to recruit high calibre student.

Find out about our latest student trends, recruitment events, advice and hear from our panel about 'The Graduate Mind-set' as well as how you can work with our Careers Network teams at the University to make the most of the talent on your doorstep. 

Our programme this year includes:

  • Overview of University of Birmingham, Careers Network and our graduate insight
  • Panel - The Graduate Mind-Set... and how to engage with them
  • Guest Speaker: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) - Managing Performance & Young People
  • Networking with fellow local businesses, current students and graduates

Refreshments will be available throughout the event and a buffet during the networking session. Takeaway boxes will be available for those observing Ramadan. 

Confirmed panellists:

Tapping into Talent - speakers allAisha Patel

I am currently a BSc Sport & Exercise Sciences student graduating this July. My particular focus is in the Politics of Sport and Curriculum Development for Physical Education. Over the past two years, I have been a SET team member for Careers Network working with the Employer Relations team.

Aishwarya Chandran

Final year student studying BSc (Hons) Business Management with Marketing. Some of my interests include - advertising, journalism and playing the piano. Fun fact about me - I performed in several theatre plays when I was younger.  

Bobby Banerjee 

Head of Learning and Development at VIQU

I started out in Business Development / Account Management, after completing a BSc in Economics, followed by an MSc in Financial Management – first of all in FMCG, then in recruitment. At VIQU, I am responsible for: The development and competency of trainee recruitment consultants; the learning and development of the business as a whole – I love all things L&D and any opportunity to create strategies; Being the account development lead for one of our largest customers.

Jamie Smith 

WM5G Graduate Intern - Policy & PMO

I am a passionate problem solver, who graduated last year with a BA in International Relations. I currently work as a graduate intern for WM5G, a digitisation project based in the West Midlands where I work across operations and delivery.


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