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The University of Birmingham student’s union is named the Guild of Students and all new enrolees are automatically made a member. The guild offers a range of services typical of a student’s union, including representing students and offering them a voice, arranging networking and social events, and providing support in skill development.
Students will find a range of resources at the guild, including advice on finding work (both alongside study and future careers), volunteering opportunities, and mentoring - which students can either make use of, or sign up for if they wish to act as a mentor to others.
Alongside the networking and career events organised by the guild, there are also more relaxed occasions designed to encourage students to meet new people, make new friends and enjoy a healthy balance between study and their social life.
To find out more about these events, students can visit the Guild of Students website.
When students enrol at the University of Birmingham they are automatically registered with the Guild of Students - an organisation that helps students make the most of all aspects of their time at university, and that represents them too.
Membership with the guild offers a range of perks including additional support, training, social opportunities and more. The support services offered include Guild Advice; Jobs, Skills and Volunteering (JSV); Guild Lettings; and the Student Mentor Scheme (SMS), which provides advice to all students living in university accommodation.
There are also over 200 student groups and societies hosted by the Guild of Students, with full details available on the Guild of Students website.
The Postgraduate and Mature Students Association (PGMSA) is the body that represents postgraduate students within the guild, making sure their needs are met and they have a voice. Various social activities are also run throughout the year for students, alongside events managed by the individual schools of the university.
Birmingham is an excellent city to study in - it is young (40% of the population are under 25), vibrant and packed with things to see and do during down time. It has been ranked as the top regional city for quality of life in the UK, and it’s no surprise that 48% of students decide to stay in the region upon graduation.
The university’s campus location just a few minutes from the city centre allows students the benefits of both – they can enjoy a student-oriented atmosphere, but easily access the galleries, shops, entertainment, restaurants and more that the city has to offer.
The city has its own international airport, and a major rail station with connections to all major cities around the UK, so getting to and from the university from home is easy even if students are travelling internationally.
Prospective students can learn more about the city by checking out Visit Birmingham’s website.
Check out ourBIRMINGHAM CITY GUIDE
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