Who we are and what we do

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Guild Advice is a free, impartial and confidential advice service for students at the University of Birmingham. Our Education and Welfare Advisors specialise in the following areas: Academic, Finance, Immigration, Housing and Employment. Like the Citizens Advice Bureau, we give practical advice on all kinds of subjects relating to student life. We are always on hand if you need someone to talk to - Just come and visit us on the Ground Floor of the Guild of Students!

Our opening hours are 10–4pm during term time, with Advisors on hand between 12 and 2pm.

What we do

As well as providing advice and guidance we conduct research to help prepare you for University Academic meetings and provide appropriate representation as and when required.

This year we are excited to be delivering a range of awareness and support campaigns in relation to wellbeing and advice, our aim is to get information out across the University to as many of you as possible.

We also look after:

Global Buddies -  Can you volunteer as part as our scheme?

Global Buddies

Global Buddies is our international buddying scheme, offering peer-to-peer support and advice to help international students get involved in university activities and feel part of our global community. Our Buddies are here to help you meet people, integrate into life at Birmingham and get the most from campus life!

For more information or to sign up for a Global Buddy click here 

If you think you could volunteer as part of our scheme - then get in touch. You can email us via globalbuddies@guild.bham.ac.uk or find all the information you need to apply here.

Sexual Harassment - its #noton

Not On Ambassadors

Following the success of the Not On campaign in recent years, we’re really excited to have won funding from the University to recruit 4 ‘Not On’ Student Ambassadors! Our Ambassadors will be a point of contact for students with concerns relating to the area of sexual harassment and assault.

They’ll also be rolling out a one hour workshop that looks at consent in relation to sexual harassment, showing students how to look after themselves and their friends on a night out. Workshops can be arranged for UoB Student Societies, Committees, Teams or Groups by clicking here. Please note, workshops can only be delivered to established groups of students at present (maximum 20 at any one time).

 *All groups that complete the workshop will receive the ‘Not On Approved’ stamp which can be used on all your communications.*

In time we will be offering open access workshops for individual students to book on to, for more information about this please contact noton@guild.bham.ac.uk









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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