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.

The latest issue was produced in a new digital format, putting the University at the forefront of alumni communications, with a greater variety of content and interaction with readers with exclusive videos, photo galleries and competitions. Previous editions are also available to read, as well as our archive of other publications.

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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

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

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

Find out how electricity and hydrogen are transforming the waterways

Find out how electricity and hydrogen are transforming the waterways
Description
The Department of Metallurgy and Materials invites you to a one-day workshop on the application of electricity and hydrogen to waterways transportation.
Date:
07/06/2012
Categories:
Alumni, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

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

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
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