Friday, 11 May 2018

A Day at the 'Bar' - Lamb Chambers Barristers Company Trek

After all the snow in early March we got lucky.  A fine crisp Wednesday morning and an early start on to University campus to greet everyone heading down to the Lamb Chambers company trek. The general idea was to board a bus by the Barber Institute, head down by bus with 21 University of Birmingham students and get a guided tour of a company called Lamb Chambers Barristers right in the London district of Temple – next to the River Thames and close to the news and media frenzy that is Fleet Street.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Enactus National Final success for Team Birmingham

Enactus Birmingham

The Enactus society at the University of Birmingham are full of smiles and they have every reason following their recent success in the Enactus competition.  

This week, they were invited to present at the Enactus National Finals at ExCeL London. They had already come out on top at the regional finals after showcasing two projects - a volunteer project teaching school children to code as well as a music project tackling loneliness within the elderly community in Selly Oak.

The University of Edinburgh were crowned eventual winners and they will now represent the UK in the Enactus World Cup in California in October 2018. The University of Birmingham can hold their heads high after going so far in the competition and creating big things in such a short space of time.

We caught up with Katie Jones and the Enactus Team to get their reaction.....

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

How the Ideas Fund put a Birmingham student in the limelight

Meet Jack Rungay. Jack is a Political Economy undergraduate in his final year at the University of Birmingham. Rewind the clock back to July 2017 and you will find Jack in an interview room applying for funding to help his idea for an event app called Limelight.

Jack was successfully awarded £2,000 to help kickstart his business idea and turn an idea into a working reality...

Limelight app has been created with the intension of offering users... " a platform where every university student can see every university event happening around them in real time"

Monday, 12 March 2018

Birmingham Year-in-Industry student launches RB Chemistry Challenge

A student from the University of Birmingham, who is currently on placement at Reckitt Benckiser (RB), has returned to launch the world-leading consumer goods company’s chemistry challenge.

Originally from Nottingham, Heather Jenkins (21) who won the chemistry challenge two years ago has been part of RB’s Airwick Research and Development team based in Hull for the past eight months.  The placement is part of Heather’s four-year MSci, offering her invaluable hands-on industrial experience. 

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Making it in the music industry and the importance of good connections

University of Birmingham record label New Street Records ran a successful music speaker event to help students learn more about getting into the music industry. Four speakers came on to campus on the evening of 30 January to help share their unique professional knowledge as well answer questions.

Tour manager - Emma TranterRadio 1 Producer - Kemal MermutluA&R manager - Hamish ThomsonMusic Legal expert - Amedeo Caupuccio

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

How do you get work experience?

‘Over a third of recruiters repeated their warnings from previous years – that graduates who have had no previous work experience at all are unlikely to be successful during the selection process and have little or no chance of receiving a job offer for their organisations’ graduate programmes.’
  High Fliers Research Ltd, The Graduate Market in 2017

So how do you get work experience?

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Smart $ave win the B-Enterprising Boot Camp

The Boot Camp in full swing, presented by Mohammed Ali
Congratulations to Team Smart $ave who have been crowned champions of the B-Enterprising Boot Camp! 

A total of 21 teams made up of 113 participants took part in the Boot Camp to experience enterprise training: coming up with ideas and building the skills to then make them happen!