Brum Bulletin - 25 January 2023

The Brum Bulletin - your student news

In this issue...

  • It's UoBe Festival week
  • Reset your University password the easy way
  • How your feedback makes things happen
  • Getting help with addiction the SMART way
  • Win an Escape Live giveaway for you and friends


UoBe Festival is on

We hope you're enjoying this year's festival – have you been on the big wheel yet?! Get involved, develop skills, create memories, and unwind. Sign up now.

Want to work at UoB?

Applications for the Graduate Management Training Scheme applications close on Sunday 12 February. Find out more

Thanks to your feedback...

We shine a spotlight on how your views have shaped your student experience. From more study spaces to increased wellbeing and careers support, your feedback is Making it Happen! More information.

An easier way to reset your University password

The University have launched a new online service password reset service, which includes changes to the length of passwords. Tell me more.

Getting help with addiction the SMART Way

"...most of us have probably tried to make healthy changes to our lifestyle...But changing a habit can be hard." Continue reading.

PG Corner

Welcome to our Postgraduate section. Here you can find the latest updates specifically for taught (PGT) and research (PGR) postgraduates!

Your final chance to register for UGS Talks: Inspiration from our Postgraduate Alumni!

As part of UoBe Festival 2023, join the University Graduate School (UGS) on Thursday 26 January, 3.30pm-6pm, to hear postgraduate UoB alumni discuss the journeys of their careers, followed by a postgraduate drinks reception. Book your place here.

Free period products for all postgraduates

The University Graduate School now has a stock of free period products available in the foyer of Westmere House (G15 on the campus map) for any postgraduate who needs them. This includes organic and sustainable sanitary pads and tampons, and a selection of reusable products. Read more about the project and how to access the products here.

Become a part or full-time officer at the Guild!

Have the opportunity of a lifetime to shape and influence the future direction of the student and researcher experience at UoB! Interested? Meet key people and find out more at the postgraduate information session at the Guild on Monday 30 January, 6pm-7pm, and register your interest here.

What can I do at UoBe Festival?

From carnival rides to fascinating talks and free food, the festival has loads to offer! Watch our video.

Our diary picks

Q&A with a Survivor for Holocaust Memorial Day
Tuesday 31 January, from 7:15pm
Teaching and Learning Building, LT2

The Jewish Society are proud to announce that in honour of Holocaust Memorial Day (27th Jan) Holocaust Survivor Mindu Hornick is coming to campus. This event is an incredible opportunity to hear a firsthand account of life in the camps and is completely free. Link to event.

Langar (free kitchen) on Campus with the Sikh Society
Thursday 2 February, 11.00am-4.00pm
Marquee next to Old Joe

Join the Sikh Society for Langar - open to all. You will be able to enjoy a vegetarian dish with vegan options all freshly prepared locally in Birmingham. Find out more.

Discover Islam Week with the Islamic Society
Monday 6-Friday 10 February, 9.00am-5.00pm
Marquee next to Old Joe

Check out the Islamic Society's 'Discover Islam Week', open to all regardless of faith or background. Find a beautiful array of stalls, discussion circles, free food (freshly made waffles and tea!) and Muslim students on hand to answer your questions. More info.

Drop-ins every Tuesday 2.00-3.30pm, starts 14 February
Beale Room (opposite Student Hub, Aston Webb building)

BlackChat is a student group, facilitated by a psychotherapist, that allows black students to enjoy free-flowing discussions. Students will be asked to “check-in” at the beginning of each group and from there the group will decide what will be explored week to week. For more information, please email Sarah-Jane Otoo at:

Our What's On page has the latest student events.

What's on in Brum

Attention Lord of the Rings Fans! Visit Sarehole Mill for a guided walk introducing the scenery that inspired J.R.R Tolkien. Find out more.

And finally...

Short-term gym memberships

Short-term Sport & Fitness or Tiverton Gym memberships are now available for students! Applicable for any membership option, from all-inclusive to off-peak, all types are available now. Or, if you prefer a pay-monthly option, Tiverton Gym memberships are now available on a trial Direct Debit basis. Join now.

Upcoming Train Strikes

A reminder that there are more planned rail strikes taking place, which will mean that some train services will be severely cancelled, reduced, and disrupted from Tuesday 31 January - Saturday 4 February. More info and how to prepare

Review the University of Birmingham on Whatuni

Whatuni, one of the UK’s largest university comparison websites, is focused on providing authentic, independent reviews from students to prospective students. You can share your experiences at the University of Birmingham and help future students make decisions on what and where to study. It’ll only take a few minutes for you to submit your review.

Missed out on the Escape Room at UoBe Festival?

Escape Live have EXTENDED their giveaway for one lucky student (and 5 friends) to crack a room of your choice. Enter now.

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