Season Greetings from UCB

December 2016


Since University College Birmingham Alumni Society was relaunched, our aim has been to keep in touch with alumni and use their skills and experience to enrich the learning journey of current students.

It was great to see the September newsletter was well received. A warm welcome to the second edition of our alumni e-newsletter. We are excited to let you know about various activities, projects, talks and events that you can get involved with as a University College Birmingham alumni. We will be sending quarterly updates, information about school specific employment events and looking to introduce new alumni benefits over the coming months.

Our autumn recruitment fair was a great success, with up to 35 exhibitors and 350 students in attendance, with alumni given the opportunity to attend. 

We are developing opportunities to hold alumni talks for current students and look forward to your involvement.

By providing your details for our database, we can keep you up to date.

Please email with your name, contact number, email address, the course you studied, when you graduated and what you are doing now.

All UCB alumni can use hired@UCB services including:

  • Access to UCB’s online Job Shop vacancies
  • Access to careers websites
  • Access to psychometric tests
  • Information on assessment centres
  • Notification of recruitment fairs, employer presentations and much more.

Do you have any ideas on how we can better support alumni? Please email us on


As an alumni, you have access to hired@UCB, the University’s employability service. You can receive advice and guidance on CVs, interviews and graduate schemes. There are also opportunities to meet employers at our careers fairs and employer presentations. Please email for further details.



An Alumni Success Story

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


Culinary Arts Management Alumni Networking Event

For some students, this is the annual “hello” from UCB and the Culinary Arts Management team. For others, it may be the first year you qualify as an alumni – but to all of you, Lewis Walker would like to extend his invitation to attend the Culinary Arts Management Networking Event for 2017.

Each year, the Culinary Arts Management (CAM) team gather together alumni, current students, staff and friends to share experiences, network and catch up.

The evening is planned for Monday, 30 January 2017, from 5pm. Guests will gather in the Brasserie, Summer Row campus, run through talks and presentations from willing alumni for an hour or so, and then be treated to food and refreshments from the current first-year group.

If you would like to attend, please email as soon as possible to confirm attendance. If you are willing to do a short 10-minute talk on your CAM experience, explain what you are currently doing and offer tips for students then please indicate this in the email to Lewis.

Please pass on the invite to any fellow CAM alumni …..and why not arrange a reunion get together on the night?

More information will follow and we look forward to welcoming you back to UCB in January. 



Unitemps proactively sources part-time and seasonal positions for students and alumni. It provides a matching service and manages advertising, shortlisting and interviewing along with payroll arrangements for local and national employers. For more information, please visit

Rushnara Khanom is a recruitment consultant for Unitemps and graduated from UCB with a BA (Hons) Sports Management degree in 2008. Rushnara is part of UCB’s in-house recruitment agency based with hired@UCB.

“Being an alumni, I feel a great satisfaction to be able to provide students and alumni with opportunities to gain experience and be financially rewarded.” Rushnara Khanom 



Recruitment Careers Fair

Thank you to all alumni who attended the careers fair this semester. It was a huge success with 35 employers including PwC, Enterprise, Virgin Media and Thomas Cook over three floors at McIntyre House. Several alumni had stands at the fair and showcased their own vacancies to students. If you would like an employer stand at next semester’s fair, please email



Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn

Did you know you can follow us on Facebook and join our LinkedIn group? Be the first to know and stay up to date with current events taking place at UCB, activities, upcoming projects for you to get involved with, employer specific talks and much more.Follow us on Facebook and join our LinkedIn group

Keeping in touch with UCB 

Please contact us on to update your details. By registering as alumni, you will find out about events, have the opportunity to share your success story with our Marketing team and engage with current UCB students. We really want to hear from you!