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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Ask the expert live chat with Diane Job

Description
On Friday 10th May Diane Job, Director of Library Services, discussed the University's new library in an #AskTheExpert Twitter session. Read the full transcript from the event.
Date:
21/05/2013
Categories:
Alumni, Corporate Services, Research, Students, Teaching

Show your support for autism by wearing blue

Description
More than one in 100 children are on the autism spectrum. This World Autism Awareness Day (Tuesday 2 April), you can help us give every child the best possible start in life with support for our groundbreaking research and wearing blue.
Date:
26/03/2013
Categories:
Alumni, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Pharmacy investment prescribed for Birmingham

Description
A brand-new Pharmacy programme, launching this autumn, is set to play a key part in the College of Medical and Dental Science's research and teaching agenda.
Date:
22/02/2013
Categories:
Alumni, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

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

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
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