Our alumni network

Welcome to graduate life. After working hard to get to this point, you are now automatically a member of the University College Birmingham Alumni network. 

This gives you access to an incredible network which has welcomed tens of thousands of people like you into a community that spans the globe, making sure former students can stay in touch and get reacquainted with old friends and colleagues, as well as explore all sorts of opportunities. 

We love keeping in touch with our graduates and hearing all your news. You may 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. Or even earlier.

Whenever you completed your studies, we welcome you to become a member of our Alumni community. Simply click on the button below and complete the short form. We look forward to hearing from you.

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You can also contact us and join our growing community by visiting us on social media: FacebookTwitter, Instagram and LinkedIn

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Benefits of our Alumni network

As a member of our Alumni network, you can use Hired, our student and alumni support service for careers, employability and enterprise skills, for five years after graduation, giving you access to opportunities in your chosen field. 

You also have access to our careers and employability portal, hiredConnect. The portal gives you access to a multitude of careers and employability resources, information on Alumni opportunities, plus any online vacancies. You will even be able to book a one-to-one careers appointment with the HIRED team. 

You might want to set up your own business, and you can access entrepreneurial support through Enterprise Hive and the Birmingham Skills for Enterprise and Employability Network (BSEEN), which has provided start-up funding and support for more than 1,000 students and graduates since 2010. 

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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

Since studying at University College Birmingham, James has gone on to build a multi-million-pound brand that is now one of the fastest-growing companies in the entire country.

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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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