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.

Old-Joe-Spring-2015-thumb-150x106You can also view the latest edition of Old Joe, the official magazine for Birmingham's alumni and friends.

This digitally-enhanced issue contains exclusive online content, including videos and photo galleries, with direct links to relevant web pages or email addresses to find additional information.



 

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The next chapter

The next chapter
Description
Final year Political Science student Raphael Sheridan is following in the footsteps of alumnus Brian Whitaker (BA Latin, 1968) as the current editor of Redbrick, the University's student newspaper, a role Brian completed more than 40 years ago and one which catapulted him into a successful journalism career.
Date:
19/03/2013
Categories:
Alumni, Arts and Law, Social Sciences, Students

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

Musical memories last a lifetime

Musical memories last a lifetime
Description
To celebrate last month's official opening of the Bramall Music Building, we have been asking you to share your favourite musical memories with us from your time at Birmingham.
Date:
05/12/2012
Categories:
Alumni, Arts and Law, Students

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

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
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