Birmingham University Materials Society

BUMSBirmingham University Materials Society,­ or BUMS as we're fondly known,­ is the departmental society for the School of Metallurgy and Materials. We combine social events and sport with career-related activities such as industrial visits and fairs, and top it all off with the annual Materials Ball to make sure you get the most out of your time with us! BUMSport is our sports brand which covers our mixed football, netball and basketball teams who compete in weekly campus league fixtures and training sessions. We're so good we've been named 'Society of the Year' TWICE at the 2015 and 2018 EPS Societies' Awards!

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EPS Societies' Awards won:

  • Society of the Year 2014/15
  • EPS Community Award 2018, with MathSoc and PPS
  • Society of the Year 2017/18
  • Sports Personality of the Year 2019, Will Leney
  • Sports Team of the Year 2019/20, BUMSport

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Latest news from BUMS

The BUMS are back in town!


After a year of social isolation, boredom and an empty school building, the Materials Society are back with avengance! They've held socials, quizzes, meals and careers events to great success. Alex Dhesi tells us more.

A year unlike any other for BUMS


BUMS have had a busy year, jam-packed with careers events, socials and even competitions! The 2021-22 committee tell us more about how they have adapted to make the most of the year during a pandemic.

Seventy graduates take part in 'Meet your alumni' series

promotional banner for the meet the alumni event series on a black background with science and engineering graphics in grey and blue title branding

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.

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