Give your time

As part of our thriving alumni community, there are many ways you can still be involved and give back to Birmingham. For example, you could share your career experiences with students, deliver guest lectures, offer interview tips, sit on panels or share your story in an online profile.

This not only helps to support current students, but also adds to your experience and helps you develop and maintain a network of academics, other graduates and more.    

Offer your expertise

If you’re one of our many alumni working in policy or public affairs who are interested in the connection between academic research, policy and practice, then our Policy Brum Alum network is for you.

As well as providing networking opportunities with fellow alumni, Policy Brum Alum provides access to the latest research and policy work of the University. As a member of the network, you will also have the chance to share your expertise by contributing to our newsletter and policy resources. Find out more about Policy Brum Alum

Be a mentor

Our mentoring scheme matches students with alumni mentors who have relevant experience in the student’s area of interest. We welcome interest from all alumni – you do not have to have mentored before.

The aim of the programme is to help students prepare to find a job when they leave University, by helping them to identify potential careers, insight into potential career paths,  encouraging them to source work internships and general support and guidance. Find out more about how you can support students

Inspire others

Your knowledge of the University and experience of studying here are invaluable; students want to know what you learned here and how you have used it since graduation.

Whether you're just starting out, at the top of your field or somewhere in between, you can help us to inspire others.  By sharing your  career journey, you can  offer an insight into the opportunities available to our students once they graduate. Help to inspire current and prospective students by sharing your career profile. 

Share your network

You could support current students by sharing your network, introducing us to your organisation or by speaking at events to encourage students to consider a career in your field. 


To find out more or suggest an alternative way to get involved please email Jessica Cooper, Alumni Relations Manager, on

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