Laying the path to success

​Philanthropic support has been integral to the University of Birmingham since its foundation, and this culture of giving continues to change lives. Philanthropy provides opportunities for students from all backgrounds to access higher education and set them on the route to a successful career. Financial assistance is available to the best and brightest at all stages, whether they be undergraduates, studying for a Masters degree or PhD, or starting out as full-time academics. The University continues to be enriched as a result, and Old Joe spoke to alumni and staff to find out how they have benefited.