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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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

London 2012 Alumni Superstars

London 2012 Alumni Superstars
Description
'Winning a gold medal in front of a home crowd was indescribable and an experience I will never forget,' explains Birmingham graduate and former Pussycats captain, Pamela Relph (BSc Physics, 2011) who raced to Paralympic success earlier this month.
Date:
21/09/2012
Categories:
Alumni, Sport
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