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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Alumni-funded essay competition finds worthy winner

Description
Two College of Arts and Law students have been celebrating their victory in an essay competition, funded by the Alumni Impact Fund, at a reception on Monday 28th January.
Date:
14/02/2013
Categories:
Alumni, Arts and Law

Alumnae amongst the most powerful women in the UK

Alumnae amongst the most powerful women in the UK
Description
Two of our outstanding alumni have been named in BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour Top 100 Powerful Women in the UK Today list, the first of its kind. Cilla Snowball CBE (BA French, 1981) and Jude Kelly OBE (BA Drama and Theatre Arts, 1975) join HM The Queen, JK Rowling OBE and Victoria Beckham in the list of powerful, intellectual and inspirational women as voted for by the public and chosen by a panel.
Date:
13/02/2013

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

Indian alumnus makes shortlist for Man Booker International Prize

Description
University of Birmingham alumnus UR Ananthamurthy has been shortlisted for the fifth Man Booker International Prize which recognises one writer for his or her achievement in fiction.
Date:
31/01/2013
Categories:
Alumni, Arts and Law, International

CAL PG Bursary Sept 2013

Description
The College of Arts and Law has launched a new alumni bursary scheme for all University of Birmingham graduates returning to undertake postgraduate study.
Date:
24/01/2013
Categories:
Alumni, Arts and Law, Social Sciences

Award-winning graduates land dream jobs

Award-winning graduates land dream jobs
Description
Birmingham's longest established independent PR and marketing communications consultancy has recruited the two most recent winners of a prestigious marketing award it sponsors at the Birmingham Business School.
Date:
11/01/2013
Categories:
Alumni, Social Sciences

Inspiring Future Musicians

Inspiring Future Musicians
Description
The next generation of musicians were treated to a behind-the-scenes tour of the new state-of-the-art Bramall Music Building last week as part of a competition prize where they designed musical instruments of the future.
Date:
20/12/2012
Categories:
Alumni
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