Community Wardens - Who we are and what we do

Your Community Wardens are a team of students based at the Guild, who work for a safer, cleaner, greener community for all. We encourage all residents to get involved in, look after and feel proud of their local community.

We also work in partnership with the University of Birmingham and local organisations (like the Council, Police and Fire Service) to help make the local area a fantastic community to live in.

The Wardens can help you make your community a better place to live by providing you with information, advice and contacts to help you resolve any issues or problems you may be facing. We can help you with:

  • Keeping your home safe
  • Damp, unsafe & unmaintained houses
  • Recycling
  • Getting rid of rubbish
  • Rats & other vermin
  • Problems with your landlord
  • Getting your deposit back
  • Problems with your neighbours
  • Anti-Social Behaviour

We also run a number of community initiatives with local groups, including working with schools and joining local litter picks. We’d love to help you get involved!

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Where We Work

We’re mainly out and about in the Bournbrook area of Selly Oak – and across the wider area where University of Birmingham Students live in wide numbers.

There are 8 of us patrolling the streets of Bournbrook and the surrounding area during the University’s term time, door knocking and identifying community issues. We also attend various community and residents’ meetings.

Community Partners

Guild Advice


LIVING offers support and advice for students in both university and private accommodation.

Visit: University Centre, opposite the food court
Call: 0121 414 8000
Follow: @livingatbham

West Midlands Police

In an emergency, call 999
Follow: @WMPolice, along with local teams @bhamsouthpolice and @sellyoakpolice.
There’s also @brumunicop, the dedicated campus-based officer.
Non-Emergency Calls: 101

West Midlands Fire Service

In an emergency, call 999 Non-Emergency Calls: 0845 5000 900
For a free Home Safety Check: 0800 389 5525

Birmingham City Council

Call: 0121 303 1112








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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