Birmingham University Chemical Engineering Society

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The Birmingham University Chemical Engineering Society (BUCES) is extremely active and organises many social, industrial, sporting and charity events throughout the year. Good team spirit is plentiful and BUCES goes to every effort to help you get the most out of University life.

Not to mention we are currently the College's Society of the Year for the second time and we're  champions of the national chemical engineering student sports day, Frank Morton, for the sixth year in a row!

Take a look at our Facebook page, and follow buces1946 on Instagram and Snapchat to see what we're up to. To get in touch with the committee email

EPS Societies' Awards won:

  • Volunteer of the Year 2014, James Girling
  • Industrial Award 2014, James Barlow
  • Inspiration Committee Member 2014, Katie Aiston
  • Industrial Award 2015, Ella Howells
  • Inspiration Committee Member 2015, Katie Aiston
  • Society of the Year 2015/16
  • Industrial Award 2017, Chloe Connolly
  • Volunteer of the Year 2018, Dáire Archbold
  • Role Model of the Year 2018, Nisha Kandola
  • Role Model of the Year 2019, Yasmin Afia Bobie
  • Society of the Year 2019/20

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Seventy graduates take part in 'Meet your alumni' series

In March 2021, the EPS Community launched the first event series aimed at introducing students to Engineering and Physical Science alumni from a broad range of sectors and offering and insight into their roles.

BUCES first virtual term

It's no secret that all aspects of this year have been different. Everyone's adapted and BUCES is no exception. As Society of the Year they have a great foundation to build on to ensure university life is still enjoyable

Meet our student groups at the Virtual EPS Societies Fair

Our student groups are so unique that we have our own Fair so you can meet them! In the week of 12-16 October we introduced you to our incredible student groups with the first Virtual Fair. Watch the recordings here.

BUCES are the best....again!

BUCES have had a spectacular term with many great events including the famous Winter Ball. Plus they hosted the annual chemical engineering sports day, Frank Morton, and won! President Natalie Whitehouse tells us more.

BUCES is back and have already been super busy!

It's all hands on deck for as BUCES hit the ground running for a new academic year. Industrial Rep Dáire Archbold gives us a peek into what they've been up to

BUCES - A year of growth

New events, a 5th consecutive Frank Morton win, and big changes to the society structure. Outgoing president Josh O'Connor and incoming president Natalie Whitehouse tell us more about the exciting year BUCES had.

Engaging first term with BUCES

This term had a lot of exciting socials and careers events in store for BUCES members and saw the introduction of the Buddy Scheme and weekly Student Voice sessions! President Josh O'Connor tells us more.

Chemical Engineering Graduate wins 2018 Salters' Prize

Nisha Kandola, a recent Masters in Chemical Engineering graduate, has received a prestigious 2018 Salters' Graduate Award.

Alumni News: Grace Hayward - Life at university; a daunting adventure?

Grace Hayward (MEng Chemical and Energy Engineering, 2017) shares a heartfelt reflection of her time at Birmingham.

Students take on the Mongol Rally

A group of Engineering and Physical Sciences students have today set off to tackle to world's the greatest motoring adventure: the Mongol Rally.
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