The University of Birmingham’s ACS has 257 members and remains the largest platform for BME students to connect, network and uplift one another. Even with a significant number of members, we pride ourselves in building and strengthening our ACS family (2018/19 target: 300 members). Based on last year’s statistics, 20% of our members studied in the University of Birmingham’s Law School; 22% studying Business and Political based degrees and over 10% studying Engineering. Being a minority society and with 74% of our members being females, we provide firms with exposure to a plethora of individuals enabling them to reach their threshold for diversity and inclusion. A partnership with Birmingham ACS will give you the opportunity to network with a diverse range of students and the chance to advertise placement and graduate opportunities.
Our aim as a society is to create a sense of community for our members. Studying at university can be a somewhat daunting period in life – we endeavour to support our existing members throughout this time. Our ACS offers a community that one can rely on to help members destress and enjoy their university experience. This is why our ACS is a great support system for students at the University of Birmingham. For the academic year 2018/19, we aim to encourage our members to begin to think about their future careers with a direction and an understanding of their fields. With the growing interest in the creative industry, we as a society endeavour to evolve with this shift and provide opportunities for our creative members. We want our members to have self-confidence and aim high – we want to empower members so that they never feel limited when climbing the career ladder. This committee is enthusiastic and committed to providing a ‘home away from home’ as well as a family who wishes nothing but growth and betterment for one another. This will surely be demonstrated.