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

Eren Wirizlay

Made an unusual piece of aviation history when he became the first male flying butler.

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Rosie Ginday

Life is sweet for a UCB professional cookery graduate who has forged a successful career making French macarons.

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Shazia Nasir

Shazia Nasir was apprehensive about returning to education, let alone starting University.

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Obdulia Carrillo

The revenue and reservations manager for a group of three five-star luxury hotels and residences in Dubai.

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Andreas Constantinou

Andreas Constantinou studied both a BSc in Tourism Management and an MA in Tourism Destination Management at the University.

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Jacques Cresser-Brown

Jacques Cresser-Brown studied a BA in Culinary Arts Management from 2009-2013.

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Tom Price

Former UCB student Tom Price, who was made head chef of a Wiltshire hotel and restaurant just three-and-a-half months after finishing his course.

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Bharat Chandegra

UCB graduate, Bake-off: The Professionals finalist and pastry extraordinaire Bharat Chandegra has, together with pastry chef Darryl Collins, helped to launch Tuk Cakes.

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Andrew Jones

A University College Birmingham graduate has returned to Summer Row fifty years on to reveal how his studies helped set him on the way to a remarkable global hospitality career.

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