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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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

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

Expert panel debates Olympic legacy

Expert panel debates Olympic legacy
Description
"Will London 2012 'inspire a generation' and be the first Olympics to deliver a participatory legacy?" was the theme of an open debate at the Bramall Music Building.
Date:
07/08/2012
Categories:
Alumni, Research, Sport, Students, Vice Chancellor

Birmingham at London 2012 - ones to watch

Birmingham at London 2012 - ones to watch
Description
Flying the flag for Great Britain at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be 10 alumni and one current student.
Date:
07/08/2012
Categories:
Alumni, Sport, Students

Exclusion of Muslim sportswomen highlighted

Exclusion of Muslim sportswomen highlighted
Description
The limited participation of Muslim sportswomen in international sport is highlighted in a new paper by Birmingham academics.
Date:
01/08/2012
Categories:
Alumni, Research, Social Sciences, Sport, Students

Olympic Memories

Olympic Memories
Description
The University has many connections with the Olympic games due to its proud sporting tradition. The gallery below shares a few of the University's many Olympic memories including the recent visit from the Jamaican track and field team in their build up to the London 2012 games.
Date:
01/08/2012
Categories:
Alumni, Sport, Students

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
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