Volunteering & working during your studies

At Birmingham, we are really proud of how many of our students choose to get involved with volunteering and charitable giving opportunities.

There are lots of different ways students can get involved with volunteering, with the Guild, the University and the local community and 93% of our student volunteers believe that taking part has increased their employability. Volunteering is a great way to build your CV, have fun and help others at the same time, and at Birmingham we are committed to supporting our students with all aspects of volunteering. If undertaken through the Guild of Students, volunteering is also recognised as part of the Personal Skills Award (PSA).

Many of our students work alongside their studies, as a great way to earn a bit of money during term time and through the holidays. The University is happy to help all of our students achieve their employment goals, both during University and their career after graduation.

Worklink, based in the Guild of Students offers current students with a range of opportunities to work on campus, including events as a student ambassador, research assistant, catering assistant plus many more - depending on your interests. Worklink also offers services including CV advice, mock interviews and advice on your applications.

For students looking to improve their career prospects, find a job or just need some advice, our dedicated Careers Network, offers a range of services to University of Birmingham students and alumni including a careers advice and guidance service. The Careers Network organises over 300 employer events on campus every year and the team also run careers support sessions, and provide access to fantastic work experience and employment opportunities.