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.

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.

Kicking off 2020


BUMS have started 2020 off right! It was trophies galore for their sports teams and plenty of awards to be won. Not to mention the annual Materials Ball! Co-Presidents Emma and Anna tell us what they've been up to.

BUMS' first term of 2019!


It's been a busy start to the academic year for the Materials Society! We've welcomed a new cohort of students and run lots of exciting social events to get everyone involved. Co-Chair Anna tells us more.

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