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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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

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

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

Exclusion of Muslim sportswomen highlighted

Exclusion of Muslim sportswomen highlighted
Description
The limited participation of Muslim sportswomen in international sport is highlighted in a new paper by Birmingham academics.
Date:
01/08/2012
Categories:
Alumni, Research, Social Sciences, Sport, Students

Birmingham launches new Public Service Academy

Birmingham launches new Public Service Academy
Description
The University of Birmingham has long been known for its world-leading expertise in the reform of public services and has recently established the Public Service Academy which seeks to build on this expertise and provide a platform for strategic interaction with a range of national and international public service partners.
Date:
07/06/2012
Categories:
Alumni, Research, Social Sciences

Search for the hero inside yourself

Search for the hero inside yourself
Description
For the first time, members of the alumni community can be found across the London Underground and at train stations and airports up and down the country as part of the University's Heroes campaign celebrating excellence in many different fields
Date:
06/06/2012
Categories:
Alumni, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research, Social Sciences, Sport

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

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
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