Alumni news and events

From new research discoveries to the fascinating lives of our former students, there's always something interesting going on at Birmingham.

You can read the latest stories from the Alumni Office below or join our online alumni community, your.bham now.

Also check out the latest alumni publications in the form of the 2013 editions of Alumni News and The Difference Magazine.

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Pro-Vice-Chancellor cycles for university research and scholarships

Pro-Vice-Chancellor cycles for university research and scholarships
Description
The University's Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Transfer is preparing for a charity bike ride across Wales in aid of the University's Circles of Influence fundraising campaign.
Date:
06/06/2012
Categories:
Alumni, Corporate Services, Sport

Go Behind the Scenes with the University's inspirational experts

Go Behind the Scenes with the University's inspirational experts
Description
Five of the University's most inspirational experts are taking part in a competition which is offering you the chance to join in with their exciting work. For one day only, five lucky winners will go Behind the Scenes with an academic of their choice and experience firsthand some of the most exciting research taking place at the University.
Date:
06/06/2012
Categories:
Alumni, Arts and Law, Corporate Services, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Social Sciences, Students, Teaching

Ordinary black hole unearthed

Ordinary black hole unearthed
Description
Scientists from the University of Birmingham have discovered evidence of an ordinary black hole in the Centauraus A galaxy, more than 12 million light years away. Leading an international team of astronomers, the researchers have detected a 'garden variety' black hole for the first time outside the immediate neighbourhood of our galaxy.
Date:
06/06/2012
Categories:
Alumni, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Have your say on charitable giving at universities

Description
More than one hundred years ago, the University of Birmingham was founded on charitable giving. Philanthropic support has been at the heart of the University since its conception and thanks to the continuing generosity of our donors, the University's ambitious Circles of Influence fundraising campaign is changing lives.
Date:
30/05/2012
Categories:
Alumni, Corporate Services

Complete our Coniston survey and receive a £25 Amazon voucher

Complete our Coniston survey and receive a £25 Amazon voucher
Description
Did you ever go to the Raymond Priestley Centre in Coniston, Lake District? If so, we would like to hear from you in return for a £25 Amazon voucher.
Date:
12/04/2012
Categories:
Alumni, Life and Environmental Sciences, Sport

Finding love in a familiar place

Finding love in a familiar place
Description
Couples who fell in love at Birmingham have shared their stories on our LinkedIn group. Read more for a selection of our favourite romantic tales.
Date:
11/04/2012
Categories:
Alumni

Action for autism

Action for autism
Description
Thanks to you, more than £500 was raised for Birmingham's life changing autism research on World Autism Awareness Day (Monday 2 April).
Date:
10/04/2012
Categories:
Alumni, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research, Social Sciences

Can you die of a broken heart?

Can you die of a broken heart?
Description
Immunity experts at the University of Birmingham have found biological evidence to suggest that bereavement lowers physical immunity, putting older people at risk of life-threatening infections.
Date:
09/04/2012
Categories:
Alumni, Medical and Dental Sciences
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