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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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

A hub for 21st century medicine

A hub for 21st century medicine
Description
Alumni, donors, staff and students were joined by Sir Doug Ellis, former Aston Villa Chairman, at the opening of the new £2 million Medical School Foyer and Barnes Library.
Date:
07/04/2012
Categories:
Alumni, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Students

Queen's Prize marks sweet success

Queen's Prize marks sweet success
Description
It comes in many forms, flavours and colours – as a snack on the go, a luxury treat or a soothing drink – but it's not often that chocolate leads the way to Buckingham Palace.
Date:
06/04/2012
Categories:
Alumni, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Birmingham alumna scales even greater heights

Birmingham alumna scales even greater heights
Description
History was made for the second time by a University of Birmingham alumna who is taking the fashion world by storm hosting innovative fashion shows in iconic locations.
Date:
06/04/2012
Categories:
Alumni, Social Sciences

Birmingham Brief: Benefits and challenges of early assessment in autism

Description
Autism is a neurodevelopmental condition characterised by pervasive difficulties and delays in social and communication skills, as well as restricted interests and repetitive behaviours.
Date:
05/04/2012
Categories:
Alumni, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Broadcaster finds herself in new starring role

Broadcaster finds herself in new starring role
Description
Clinical anatomist, author and broadcaster Alice Roberts has been appointed as Professor of Public Engagement in Science at Birmingham and can be seen exploring the secrets of the Ice Age in a new BBC2 documentary.
Date:
05/04/2012
Categories:
Alumni, Students, Teaching
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