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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Weighty issue for dinner dates

Description
New research from the School of Psychology has revealed your dinner date can make you put on weight.
Date:
18/02/2013
Categories:
Alumni, Research, Social Sciences

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

Robot buddies enter the classroom

Robot buddies enter the classroom
Description
Robots have been helping researchers at the University improve social interaction and communication with autistic children in the school classroom.
Date:
05/12/2012
Categories:
Alumni, Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research, Social Sciences, Students, Teaching

New music building is opened in style

New music building is opened in style
Description
420 staff members, supporters and friends of the University gathered at the brand new Bramall Music Building at the end of November for a once-in-a-lifetime performance to officially open the state-of-the-art music facility.
Date:
03/12/2012
Categories:
Alumni, Arts and Law, International, Research, Students

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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