The University is committed to providing a lively, dynamic working and social environment for all staff. To reflect our culturally diverse community we offer an array of clubs, groups and societies for you to join and many great events for you to enjoy, making your time at Birmingham as rewarding as possible. Below are a few examples of the types of groups and networks which are available for staff to participate in at Birmingham.
Staff diversity groups
There are currently three staff diversity groups operating at Birmingham. These are staff-led initiatives, but have the common objective of acting as forums for staff to raise issues and have an input into how these are addressed through the University's policies and practices. Current diversity groups include our staff disability group, black and minority ethnic (BME) staff group and our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) network.
Multi-faith groups and societies
There is a weekly cycle of events taking place in the Chaplaincy or elsewhere on campus during term time and the University publishes an annual faith calendar, which includes the dates of the important festivals and days of prayer for the major faiths.
The University was built on the benevolence of its founders and the people of Birmingham. For staff who wish to give to the University – in order to contribute to our world-leading research or cutting-edge resources – we have a number of groups that acknowledge such generosity. These include the 1900 Society, the Chancellor's Guild of Benefactors, and the Rowbotham Fellowship.
Bicycle user group
The University Bicycle User Group is made up of staff cyclists who get together to improve cycle facilities both within and outside the University. They work with like-minded bicycle users from Birmingham City Council and other groups.
We want students and staff to feel part of the campus community. All members of staff can join student groups at the Guild of Students, and get involved in some of the diverse activities that are taking place across the University. For a list of student groups visit the Guild of Students Get Involved pages.