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.

The latest issue was produced in a new digital format, putting the University at the forefront of alumni communications, with a greater variety of content and interaction with readers with exclusive videos, photo galleries and competitions. Previous editions are also available to read, as well as our archive of other publications.

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Pharmacy investment prescribed for Birmingham

Description
A brand-new Pharmacy programme, launching this autumn, is set to play a key part in the College of Medical and Dental Science's research and teaching agenda.
Date:
22/02/2013
Categories:
Alumni, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Ask the Expert live chat with Dr Jo Morris

Description
On Friday 8 February, Dr Jo Morris, Senior Lecturer in the School of Cancer Sciences took part in a live chat answering your questions about her breast cancer research. If you missed it, here is the full transcript from the event, including the questions Jo ran out of time to answer. The full storify recap can also be viewed here.
Date:
08/02/2013
Categories:
Alumni, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Groundbreaking clinical trial provides hope for thousands of men

Description
Prostate cancer affects one in nine men in the UK, making it the most common cancer among the country's men. This World Cancer Day (Monday 4 February), you can help us to beat the disease with support for a pioneering clinical trial.
Date:
04/02/2013
Categories:
Alumni, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

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
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