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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Indian alumnus makes shortlist for Man Booker International Prize

Description
University of Birmingham alumnus UR Ananthamurthy has been shortlisted for the fifth Man Booker International Prize which recognises one writer for his or her achievement in fiction.
Date:
31/01/2013
Categories:
Alumni, Arts and Law, International

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

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

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

Preparing for the greatest show on earth

Preparing for the greatest show on earth
Description
One alumnus gives an insight into Olympic fever from a different perspective.
Date:
07/08/2012
Categories:
Alumni, International, Sport
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