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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Working towards breast cancer cure

Working towards breast cancer cure
Description
Breast cancer survival rates have improved by 30 per cent as a result of the pioneering research taking place at Birmingham and we need your help to enable us to continue making such life-saving advances.
Date:
13/12/2012
Categories:
Alumni, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences

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

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

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

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
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