UCBeyond - Alumni Society

Welcome to UCBeyond, the University’s alumni society. We pride ourselves on being a small, friendly institution and we love keeping in touch with our graduates. It’s easy to renew acquaintances with old friends and colleagues and you will find details on how to reconnect with University College Birmingham – and update us with your news.

Maybe you have just graduated, or perhaps you studied with us when we were the Birmingham College of Food, Tourism and Creative Studies, or the Birmingham College of Food and Domestic Arts. You might have studied here in an even earlier incarnation.

Whenever you completed your studies, we would love you to become a member of the University College Birmingham community with UCBeyond. Please click on the “Where are U now?” button below and complete the short form. It only takes a couple of minutes. Why not take a look at where some of our graduates are now.

Where are you now?

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Alumni services

We are expanding the alumni activities of UCBeyond to make it easier for you to stay in touch with the University – wherever you live in the world.

We want to keep you up to date with all the latest news and our many success stories. Similarly, we would love to share your experiences with our current students. Our alumni are University College Birmingham’s greatest ambassadors and your achievements help to inspire our students.

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Alumni stories

Steph Harrison

Award-winning Steph is living the dream, appearing on a hit BBC show through to creating gruesome prosthetics for horror flicks.

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James Whiting

James’ degree has been so invaluable, his zero calorie sauces and syrups company is on course for an eight-figure turnover.

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Garima Poddar

A celebrity in India, Garima wanted to study for her master’s at a university with “the best culinary courses in the world”.

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Katie Garrett

Katie not only won a new product development role with royal wedding cake maker Fiona Cairns when she graduated, but also a top industry award.

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John Daniel

John has made a huge difference to people’s lives since graduating, including working with vulnerable children as a support worker.

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Kenny Simpson

Kenny not only got to support the Scotland rugby team at the 2019 World Cup, but now works for a Championship rugby side.

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Whitney Nwabuwe

Attending a hospitality careers event during her degree quickly led to a foot in the door for budding events planner Whitney.

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Viki Martin

Viki’s decision to study online with University College Birmingham boosted her career while enabling her to spend quality time with her young family.

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Samuel Salter

As a business leadership graduate for Collins Aerospace, Samuel is flying the flag for industry improvement – and it all started at University College Birmingham.

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