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 greatest row on earth

The greatest row on earth
Description
After being medically discharged from a Military training scheme in 2010, Pamela Relph MBE (BSc Physics, 2011) took up rowing and is taking the sport by storm. A London 2012 Paralympic Gold medalist as part of Team GB's LTA mixed coxed four, Pamela reflects on her unforgettable summer.
Date:
25/02/2013
Categories:
Alumni, Sport

Soccer bookings show ethnic discrimination

Description
The behaviour seen on Premier League football pitches is indicative of the attitudes of wider society according to Dr James Reade, whose research collaboration with colleagues at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge has revealed that referees are more likely to unwittingly discriminate against certain ethnic groups than others.
Date:
18/02/2013
Categories:
Alumni, Research, Social Sciences, Sport

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

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

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

Paralympic gold for alumna Pamela

Paralympic gold for alumna Pamela
Description
Birmingham Physics graduate Pamela Relph stormed to Paralympic gold as part of Team GB's Mixed Coxed Four on Sunday. Her victory with teammates, Naomi Riches, David Smith and James Roe was the only Paralympic rowing medal won by team GB.
Date:
03/09/2012
Categories:
Alumni, Sport

Expert panel debates Olympic legacy

Expert panel debates Olympic legacy
Description
"Will London 2012 'inspire a generation' and be the first Olympics to deliver a participatory legacy?" was the theme of an open debate at the Bramall Music Building.
Date:
07/08/2012
Categories:
Alumni, Research, Sport, Students, Vice Chancellor
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