Information for External Organisations

Volunteering, within the Job Skills and Volunteering Department in the Guild of Students has a variety of opportunities designed to take you directly to the student at The University of Birmingham. Throughout the year we hold a number of events where you can meet the students and advertise your organisation to the students.

Promoting your Opportunities

If you would like to work with the Guild of Students to get University of Birmingham students volunteering you can:

Attend one of our fairs:

We run three fairs annually with a number of organisations and between 400-1000 students attending. Some of the events are run in collaboration with our Job service to promote part-time, summer work and voluntary opportunities. It is a fantastic chance to meet students face-to-face to advertise your volunteering opportunities.

To book onto fairs, please contact 

Advertise opportunities online:

Advertise your opportunites on our website to thousands of students and have them apply directly to you. Contact for more information.

Work in collaboration: 

We are always looking for new community groups and organisations to work with on our one-off opportunities. If you are in need of some help or are able to offer any opportunities for our students please contact for more information.

Dates of next year's fairs

  • Thursday 22nd September 2016- Welcome Week Volunteering Fair
  • Thursday 20th October 2016- Autumn Jobs and Volunteering Fair
  • Wednesday 7th June 2017- Summer Jobs and Volunteering Fair

Please If you would like to promote other opportunities throughout the year please contact us at or 0121 251 2411

Term Dates 2015-16

  • Autumn Term: 28 September 2015 – 11 December 2015
  • Spring Term: 11 January 2016 – 25 March 2016
  • Summer Term: 25 April 2016 – 17 June 2016




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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