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, search our entire news archive or join our online alumni community, your.bham now. And if you want to update us on what you've been up to or catch up with old friends, check out our Class notes.

Old-Joe-Spring-2015-thumb-150x106You can also view the latest edition of Old Joe, the official magazine for Birmingham's alumni and friends.

This digitally-enhanced issue contains exclusive online content, including videos and photo galleries, with direct links to relevant web pages or email addresses to find additional information. Previous editions are also available to read, as well as our archive of other publications.

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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

This Remember a Charity Week, leave your mark with a gift to the University of Birmingham

Description
You can help shape the University of Birmingham's future with a gift in your Will. After taking care of your loved ones, consider including the University when writing your Will and see how your legacy can have a transformational impact.
Date:
21/09/2012
Categories:
Alumni

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
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