Students automatically become members of University College Birmingham’s Guild of Students on enrolment.
The Guild is run by four elected executive officers and a team of dedicated student volunteers. The executive team represents the student voice on university boards and works with lecturers and university management to bring about the positive changes students want to see.
The union also runs regular campaigns to raise awareness on social, health and welfare matters and manages the Guild’s support teams, who provide guidance and advice on a range of academic and non-academic matters, either in person or virtually.
The team also works hard to ensure the student experience is the best it can be. They manage all clubs and societies and organise a range of activities and events for all students to enjoy.
There are 26 clubs and societies run by University College Birmingham’s Guild of Students, covering academic, sports, faith, culture, general interest and campaigning topics. Examples include ACS, International, Cheerleading, Football, Rugby and Pole Fitness, Disabled Students’ Network, LGBT+, Black Lives Matter, Open Mic and Sustainability.
Clubs and societies at the university are run by volunteers, and are free to join and are open to all University College Birmingham students. For students wishing to create a new club or society, the Guild Executive Team will provide plenty of support, and there is lots of advice on the Guild’s website for setting up and promoting a new club or society and on running events for members.
With five universities, the youngest population of any major city in Europe (40% of the city’s population is under 25), and so many amazing things to see and do, it’s no wonder that the UK’s second city is voted as one of the top 10 places in the UK to study.
There are hundreds of world-class restaurants, pubs, clubs and huge live entertainment resorts which play host to the world’s biggest music and comedy acts. The city is home to excellent shopping options, from high street brands in the famous Bullring to independent stores in The Custard Factory.
Sports fans will find plenty of action too, including football, tennis, and cricket. The city will also be playing host to the Commonwealth Games in 2022 and University College Birmingham will be the headquarters for Team Scotland, opening up a wealth of opportunities for students to support 300 athletes, staff and fans. For those who prefer a relaxed day, the city is home to a number of beautiful parks and over 100 miles of canals.
Birmingham is a major transport hub, with excellent links to the rest of the UK and beyond, making it the perfect base from which to explore.