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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Meet our student groups at the Virtual EPS Societies Fair

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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.
Date:
22/10/2020

Kicking off 2020

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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.
Date:
21/04/2020

BUMS' first term of 2019!

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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.
Date:
12/12/2019

Women in Engineering Insight into Industry Day with Caterpillar

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On 27 November 2019, seven engineering students from the University of Birmingham attended the Women in Engineering Insight to Industry Day hosted by Caterpillar at their Peterlee site.
Date:
28/11/2019

Wonderful second term with BUMS!

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BUMS had an incredible term with the massive success of BUMSport both in the EPS Trophy and the campus league, the wonderful Materials Ball and raising more than £1,500 for charity. The committee tells us more.
Date:
08/04/2019

Strong start to the year with BUMS

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BUMS has had it all this term: the Family Cup, charity work for both Crisis and Movember, rebrand of BUMSport, careers event and fun new socials! The committee tells us more in this update.
Date:
21/12/2018

Aerospace, Nuclear and Rail have new logos!

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Following the successful design competition run at the start of term Aerospace, Nuclear and Rail courses now have brand new logos!
Date:
12/11/2018

Students take on the Mongol Rally

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A group of Engineering and Physical Sciences students have today set off to tackle to world's the greatest motoring adventure: the Mongol Rally.
Date:
16/07/2018

BUMS are having an amazing year!

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This academic year started off with a bang with socials, families, industrial visits and careers events. Now the Spring Term is set to be even better with the launch of the BUMS-led, College-wide EPS Trophy! Media Secretary Hannah Lord tells us more.
Date:
02/02/2018

It's been a busy few months for BUMS!

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The year kicked off with casual socials, had a careers-focused November, powered through with amazing sports results and finished with the incredible Materials Ball. Outgoing Co-President Nicole Lee tells us more.
Date:
06/04/2017
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