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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Birmingham launches new Public Service Academy

Birmingham launches new Public Service Academy
Description
The University of Birmingham has long been known for its world-leading expertise in the reform of public services and has recently established the Public Service Academy which seeks to build on this expertise and provide a platform for strategic interaction with a range of national and international public service partners.
Date:
07/06/2012
Categories:
Alumni, Research, Social Sciences

Mentoring scheme success

Mentoring scheme success
Description
A pioneering mentoring scheme has been set up in the School of Civil Engineering to help improve students' employability. The scheme, which targets a specific school, is the first of its kind for the University and has welcomed back members of the alumni community to share their advice and expertise with our current students.
Date:
06/06/2012
Categories:
Alumni, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students

Search for the hero inside yourself

Search for the hero inside yourself
Description
For the first time, members of the alumni community can be found across the London Underground and at train stations and airports up and down the country as part of the University's Heroes campaign celebrating excellence in many different fields
Date:
06/06/2012
Categories:
Alumni, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research, Social Sciences, Sport

Rolling out the red carpet

Rolling out the red carpet
Description
The University has a longstanding association with the Royal Family. Fresh from celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, we look back on our long line of royal visitors.
Date:
06/06/2012
Categories:
Alumni, Arts and Law, Students

Pro-Vice-Chancellor cycles for university research and scholarships

Pro-Vice-Chancellor cycles for university research and scholarships
Description
The University's Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Transfer is preparing for a charity bike ride across Wales in aid of the University's Circles of Influence fundraising campaign.
Date:
06/06/2012
Categories:
Alumni, Corporate Services, Sport

Go Behind the Scenes with the University's inspirational experts

Go Behind the Scenes with the University's inspirational experts
Description
Five of the University's most inspirational experts are taking part in a competition which is offering you the chance to join in with their exciting work. For one day only, five lucky winners will go Behind the Scenes with an academic of their choice and experience firsthand some of the most exciting research taking place at the University.
Date:
06/06/2012
Categories:
Alumni, Arts and Law, Corporate Services, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Social Sciences, Students, Teaching

Ordinary black hole unearthed

Ordinary black hole unearthed
Description
Scientists from the University of Birmingham have discovered evidence of an ordinary black hole in the Centauraus A galaxy, more than 12 million light years away. Leading an international team of astronomers, the researchers have detected a 'garden variety' black hole for the first time outside the immediate neighbourhood of our galaxy.
Date:
06/06/2012
Categories:
Alumni, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Have your say on charitable giving at universities

Description
More than one hundred years ago, the University of Birmingham was founded on charitable giving. Philanthropic support has been at the heart of the University since its conception and thanks to the continuing generosity of our donors, the University's ambitious Circles of Influence fundraising campaign is changing lives.
Date:
30/05/2012
Categories:
Alumni, Corporate Services
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