The Birmingham Professional events are open to all members of support and academic-related staff at any grade (unless specifically stated).  

For the dates and details of the 2015/16 Birmingham Professional Fora, please click on the link to the right. 

Supporting a Vibrant Intellectual Environment: Introducing the Refreshed Birmingham Professional Programme

Friday 18th December | 10:30 – 12:00 | Great Hall

Come and join us for a glass of festive mulled wine and a cake as we share how the refreshed Birmingham Professional programme will help us to remain strong through turbulent times and do our part to Make Important Things Happen under the new Strategic Framework.

Previous events

You can download presentations from previous events on the previous events page.

Get in touch

If you have any suggestions for future events or comments about past events or particulary if you would like to volunteer to be a speaker or facilitate a workshop to further your own professional development then we would love to hear from you. Please get in touch with the Birmingham Professional team (


Birmingham Professional Forum

The Birmingham Professional Forum is a termly event for all Professional Services colleagues  Introduced by the Registrar and Secretary, Lee Sanders, the forum is a great opportunity to hear from colleagues on a wide range of topical subjects for both staff and the University. 


The Birmingham University Awards For Tremendous Achievement (BUAFTAs) celebrate the exceptional work of administrative, technical and support staff across the University. Launched in 2008 and held annually, the BUAFTAs were created by staff, for staff, and enable colleagues to nominate individuals or teams who go the extra mile.

Nominations for the BUAFTAs 2016 are now open!



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