Who we are and what we do for you

If you’re a student at the University of Birmingham, then you’re automatically a member of the Guild of Students.

As a charity and the students’ union for more than 34,000 students, we’re here to help you develop skills outside of study, have fun, meet new people, represent you to the University and make sure you get the best from Birmingham!

What makes the Guild unique? Well, for starters, we are…

  • Democratically run by a team of 8 elected students
  • The home to 250+ student groups, societies and associations
  • One of the biggest employers of students on campus, helping students earn over £2m in wages in 2015/16!
  • A charity, overseen by a Board of Trustees
  • Non-profit making. Instead, any surplus we make goes back in the pot to fund student activities
  • Working closely with the University, to represent your views
  • Here for YOU!

Here are some of the great things we’ve done together during the past 12 months:

officer achievements 2015/16 poster





To ensure that you get what you need from us, when you need it, we have created a set of promises which we will always aim to deliver.

Meet your officer team

Every year, you elect fellow students to your Officer Team, who represent you and lead your union. Each Officer has their own roles and remit which you can view below. You have a chance to make sure your elected Officers are doing what they said they will, by attending Officer Question Time held each term.

 Ellie Keiller - Guild President 2016-17
Natalie Cox - Activities & Development Officer 2016-17
Chris Wilkinson - Education Officer 2016-17
Izzie Nicholds - Housing & Community Officer 2016-17
Rose Bennett - Postgraduate Officer 2016-17
Brandon Hattiloney - Representation & Resources Officer 2016-17
Georgie Freeman - Sports Officer 2016-17
Ross Strong - Welfare Officer 2016-17

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