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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Can you die of a broken heart?

Can you die of a broken heart?
Description
Immunity experts at the University of Birmingham have found biological evidence to suggest that bereavement lowers physical immunity, putting older people at risk of life-threatening infections.
Date:
09/04/2012
Categories:
Alumni, Medical and Dental Sciences

A hub for 21st century medicine

A hub for 21st century medicine
Description
Alumni, donors, staff and students were joined by Sir Doug Ellis, former Aston Villa Chairman, at the opening of the new £2 million Medical School Foyer and Barnes Library.
Date:
07/04/2012
Categories:
Alumni, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Students

Biotech firm bolsters cancer research

Description
Merger aims to bolster research for people suffering from cancer and other wasting diseases
Date:
17/12/2010
Categories:
Alumni, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Blood cancer tumours have 'Achilles heel'

Description
A drug used to treat breast and cervical cancer can also target a weak point in some blood cancer tumours, researchers in the School of Cancer Sciences have discovered.
Date:
21/10/2010
Categories:
Alumni, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Daring career for medicine alumnus

Description
Alumnus Tom Herod has become the first Medical Officer for the Navy's HMS DARING, one of the most advanced and powerful surface warships in the world.
Date:
15/09/2010
Categories:
Alumni, Medical and Dental Sciences
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