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 Fireworks of Life

The Fireworks of Life
Description
From aspiring Biochemist to organising the world's largest firework competition, one alumnus shares how University broadened his horizons.
Date:
04/12/2012
Categories:
Alumni, Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Students

New music building is opened in style

New music building is opened in style
Description
420 staff members, supporters and friends of the University gathered at the brand new Bramall Music Building at the end of November for a once-in-a-lifetime performance to officially open the state-of-the-art music facility.
Date:
03/12/2012
Categories:
Alumni, Arts and Law, International, Research, Students

University expert spearheads campaign to boost antibiotic research

Description
A top UK microbiologist from the University is championing a major initiative calling for urgent new investment in antibiotic research.
Date:
16/11/2012
Categories:
Alumni, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences

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
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