Birmingham Professional

One of the actions in the University's Strategic Framework is the development of a set of statements defining what it means to work at the University of Birmingham.

The Birmingham Professional statement covers all administrative and other-related, technical and support staff and sits alongside the statement on the Birmingham Academic.

The Birmingham Professional embraces the Strategic Framework values of excellence, distinctiveness, impact, pride, and confidence. It defines our expectations for Professional Services staff and outlines a programme of activites that facilitates achieving those expectations. It builds on work already underway around capabilities, performance management, development and communications as well as including several new initiatives.

Lee Sanders, Registrar and Secretary "Being a Birmingham Professional means taking personal responsibility for seeking information through all the channels available to you. If you are ambitious, demonstrate your ability, seek out opportunities to shine because progression is dependent upon performance"


For further details about the Birmingham Professional programme please contact

The Birmingham Professional working group members are:

  • Victoria Pargetter - Assistant Registrar
  • Jennie Lapworth - Executive Officer, HR
  • Bryoney Johnson - Internal Communications Officer
  • Bal Bansal - Head of HR for Corporate Services
  • Yvonne Yelken, People and Organisational Development
  • Louise Fearn - Programmes Manager, Business School
  • Angie Gibson, Internal Communications Manager, MDS 
  • Bryan Fryer, Operations Manager (Student Experience), EPS
  • Gillian Kingston, Research Infrastructure Manager, LES
  • Elizabeth Wragg, Distance and Educational Technology Manager, CAL
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