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What is the Alumni Association?

We’re here to help keep alumni connected to the University and each other, sharing the latest news, offering careers support, invitations to all kinds of events – from class reunions to industry events - providing exclusive discounts and more.

We have over 60,000 members in over 100 countries. Membership is free and open to all former students, regardless of whether the University had a different name while you were here. Join us today!

Upcoming Events

Check out our programme of events for spring 2015.

Annuale 2015

Annuale 2015

20 March - 15 April 2015

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Tibor Reich Exhibition

Tibor Reich drawing exhibition

13 April - 30 May 2015

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Make it in the West Midlands

Make it in the West Midlands

30 April 2015

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Postgraduate Open Day

Open Day

22 April 2015

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Previous names and predecessor institutions

This is a list of the former names of the University and some of the institutions that – over the years – have merged into the University:

  • University of Central England in Birmingham
  • Birmingham Polytechnic
  • Birmingham College of Art
  • Birmingham School of Music
    (now Birmingham Conservatoire)
  • Birmingham College of Commerce
  • South Birmingham Technical College
  • North Birmingham Technical College
  • Anstey College of Physical Education
  • Bordesley College of Education
  • City of Birmingham College of Education
  • Bournville College of Art
  • Birmingham and Solihull College of Nursing and Midwifery
  • West Midlands School of Radiography
  • Defence School of Health Care Studies
  • Birmingham School of Acting.

For more information, visit our pages about the University’s history.