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, search our entire news archive or join our online alumni community, your.bham now. And if you want to update us on what you've been up to or catch up with old friends, check out our Class notes.

Old-Joe-Spring-2015-thumb-150x106You can also view the latest edition of Old Joe, the official magazine for Birmingham's alumni and friends.

This digitally-enhanced issue contains exclusive online content, including videos and photo galleries, with direct links to relevant web pages or email addresses to find additional information. Previous editions are also available to read, as well as our archive of other publications.

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University expert spearheads campaign to boost antibiotic research

Description
A top UK microbiologist from the University is championing a major initiative calling for urgent new investment in antibiotic research.
Date:
16/11/2012
Categories:
Alumni, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences

The Business of Sport with David Gill

Description
Birmingham Business School alumni David Gill (BCom Industrial, Economic and Business Studies, 1978) was recently appointed Vice-Chairman of the Football Association.
Date:
05/11/2012
Categories:
Alumni, Social Sciences

What does sport mean to you?

Description
For Dean, former student and 2012 Paralympian, sport is about being the very best in the world. He is one of the reasons we are building a new sports centre with facilities to meet all of his needs. From our students to you, our alumni, to members of the local community and talented athletes, this new state-of-the-art facility will offer something for everyone.
Date:
27/09/2012
Categories:
Alumni, Sport

Awards expand horizons

Awards expand horizons
Description
The first recipients of a new travel bursary have been helped to access unique opportunities, thanks to a donation made in memory of an outstanding engineer.
Date:
26/09/2012
Categories:
Alumni, Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Students

From Oil Mining to Buckingham Palace: Chemical Engineering at 100

From Oil Mining to Buckingham Palace: Chemical Engineering at 100
Description
More than 100 graduates accompanied by past and present faculty members gathered at the University last month to celebrate the centenary of Chemical Engineering at Birmingham.
Date:
26/09/2012
Categories:
Alumni, Engineering and Physical Sciences

Providing a Ticket to Ride

Providing a Ticket to Ride
Description
The gap year experiences of one alumnus kick-started his career as Director and Co-founder of a totally unique surf-travel company which is striving to offer aspiring surfers the ticket to inspiring locations.
Date:
25/09/2012
Categories:
Alumni, Social Sciences, Sport

Birmingham Fellow developing new treatment for breast cancer

Birmingham Fellow developing new treatment for breast cancer
Description
A researcher at the University is pioneering a new approach to breast cancer research, seeking to combat the increasing resistance to treatments of the disease that claims around 11,000 lives annually.
Date:
25/09/2012
Categories:
Alumni, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

University builds country's first hydrogen powered train

University builds country's first hydrogen powered train
Description
A hydrogen powered locomotive, the first of its kind to run in the UK, has been developed by the University of Birmingham as part of a competition organised by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
Date:
25/09/2012
Categories:
Alumni, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research, Students
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