10,000 Lives

This edition of your Old Joe magazine celebrates the launch of the University’s 10,000 Lives appeal.

10,000 Lives has the ambitious aim of changing 10,000 young lives over the next few years through the support of our donors and volunteers.

Below, our appeal ambassadors share how the University changes lives. With your help we can reach thousands more young people like Brandon, Ioana, Niamh and Hannah. Together we can raise aspirations in 11–25-year olds, develop confident and employable students and support our young alumni as they start their post-University life.


You can change a life by making a donation to help young people achieve their potential at the University. There are a range of inspiring areas that you can support, from young carer scholarships to work experience and international internships.

One particular area of focus is expanding the support offered to our Pathway to Birmingham students with increased scholarships and first year bursaries to help with the costs of transitioning into University life.


Giving your time could have a life-changing impact on a young person. From mentoring to hosting a work experience placement or internship, there are numerous ways to get involved.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email our team or call on +44 (0)121 414 6682.