Welcome to our UCBeyond newsletter for Alumni of University College Birmingham

September 2016


Since University College Birmingham Alumni Society was set up, our aim has been to keep in touch with former students and to help them keep in touch with each other. 

That continues today and alongside this, to celebrate over ten years of Alumni activity, we would like to offer you more. We will be sending regular updates, holding more focused events and looking to introduce new Alumni benefits which will be possible to view on our website soon.

Would you like to be a part of our Alumni database? We are looking to hold a number of events throughout the year which you can get involved in. By providing your details for our database we can keep you up to date with the details by contacting you directly. Please email alumni@ucb.ac.uk with your name, contact number, email address, the course you studied, which year you graduated in and what you are currently up to.

As well as holding events and running projects for Alumni we have an offer which may be of interest and useful to you. 

Current offer:

  • Access to our online Job Shop vacancies
  • Access to useful careers websites
  • Access to practise psychometric tests
  • Information on Assessment Centres
  • Information on International Careers with links
  • Notification of recruitment fairs, employer presentations and much more!

Do you have a different idea on what the Alumni Offer should be? Would you like to see something different? Then please email us with your ideas at alumni@ucb.ac.uk


Have you got a profile on LinkedIn? Are you making the most of how LinkedIn can help you network with employers? Have you used LinkedIn to progress your career? Join the UCB LinkedIn page for all our latest news and search for the UCBeyond group to add yourself as an Alumni. 


An Alumni Success Story

We want to hear your good news. Please get in contact with alumni@ucb.ac.uk if you are happy to share details of your career and successes so far.


UCB Graduate Careers Fair

University College Birmingham is holding a Graduate Careers Fair on Wednesday 9th November from 12 – 3pm at McIntyre House. Come and explore your options at the event with up to 25 different exhibitors from a wide range of sectors.

This event is suitable for current and past students looking for paid vacancies or graduate positions. Alumni are also invited to have their own stand as an exhibitor.

Which organisations will be at the fair?

We are really pleased to have up to 25 exhibitors already booked to attend in November 2016 including; Enterprise rent-a-car, Target Jobs, YHA, NCS The-Challenge, Birmingham City Football Club, PwC, Bodyshop, Thomas Cook, Marriot Hotels, Birmingham Children’s Hospital and many more!

The exhibitors will be offering a wide range of roles and opportunities including training schemes, full-time positions, work abroad options and much more.

To register as an attendee or request to be an exhibitor, please contact us by phone or email: 0121 232 4321 or email alumni@ucb.ac.uk  


Postgraduate courses at UCB

As an Alumni, don’t forget that UCB can still help you to progress in your career. There are a wide selection of Postgraduate courses you can complete to support you in changing career or gaining a promotion. 



Apprenticeships at UCB

UCB’s School of Education, Health and Community has seen the introduction of two new Higher Apprenticeships in the last academic year and they are proving popular choices. The Higher Apprenticeship in Care Leadership and Management and Assistant Practitioner provides an opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in the workplace.

The Care Leadership and Management course is designed to enhance capability for supervisory management and provides opportunity for personal growth and development by integrating academic and work-based learning. The course is aimed at those who work in health and social care services, typically in roles such as Co-ordinators / Team Leaders, Healthcare Support Workers, Managers / Assistant Managers, Registered Managers and Senior Care / Support Workers / Supervisors.

Whereas the Assistant Practitioner course is for those who will deliver all elements of Health and Social Care and will have a level of knowledge and skill beyond that of the traditional Healthcare Assistant or Support Worker. An Assistant Practitioner will undertake clinical work within the remit of registered professionals and can transcend professional boundaries. They are accountable to themselves, their employer and more importantly, the people they support. This course is aimed at those who work in health and social care services, typically in sectors such as senior care and support work, primary care, hospital wards and secondary care and acute clinical areas.



Keeping in touch with UCB 

Please contact us on alumni@ucb.ac.uk to update your details, find out which events interest you, complete a success story with our Marketing Team or let us know you how you are able to engage with current UCB students. We really want to hear from you!