Thursday, 20 September 2018

Fast-track Graduate Social Enterprise Programme - Participate!

The University of Birmingham seek recent graduates to develop and join a unique placement programme for Spring/Summer 2019, designed to develop and nurture future graduate leaders for the third sector and the City of Birmingham.

Are you passionate about making a social difference and want to work with others who feel the same way?

Friday, 14 September 2018

How experimenting with different ideas can help you find success

Mateusz Andrulewicz is a second year Business Management student with an entrepreneurial mind and acts as a great example of someone who has experimented with different ideas to find eventual success.

We caught up with Mateusz during his summer internship at Google, Dublin to reflect on how he has created opportunities for himself - find out how to cope when things don't go to plan and why bouncing back is key to your own success.

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Come to Birmingham, have fun and be enterprising!

It's nearly the start of term... 

But have you really thought about making the most of your time here?  

Reflect and make time to find out about the wealth of opportunities at Birmingham. University isn't all about study. It's about discovery, and shaping who you want to be in the future. 

Make  your mark. 
Make a difference by making things happen.  


Friday, 24 August 2018

The rise of self-branding. UoB graduate Beth Heddle reflects on her journey as a social media influencer


Meet Beth Heddle – a recent University of Birmingham graduate with a passion for promoting healthy living and healthy eating. In January 2017 she become a freelance health and fitness blogger whilst studying for her Biomedical Science degree and launched the website with the same name bethheddle.com.


Previously, Beth focused on her running adventures but she moved forward developing her personal brand to include creating recipes, travel, fitness and general wellbeing. Today, Beth works for some of the leading health and wellbeing companies in the UK and uses different platforms such as Instagram and YouTube to showcase her experiences.


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"