This issue of Old Joe features more alumni than ever before. If you would like to be featured in a future issue of the magazine, please let us know by emailing

Guest Editor

Guest editor Simon Fairbanks (BA English, 2007; MA English Literature 2010)  Recruitment Officer for the  University of Warwick shares his thoughts on the publication including the things she has learnt after reading it.

B15 Faces

What did you want to be when you grew up? What are you now? 15 alumni share their childhood ambition and what they have actually become.

Reflections: Kitty Hart-Moxon

Holocaust survivor and honorary graduate (Hon DUniv, 2013)

My favourite books

English lecturer Dr Richard House, whose digitally enhanced novel The Kills was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, reveals his five favourite books.

You are amazing

Through sporting achievements, scientific discoveries, creativity and determination, our alumni have performed some truly remarkable feats.

Honorary Graduates

Nine outstanding individuals and alumni received honorary degrees in December 2013.

Your News

Have you ever wondered what other former Birmingham graduates are doing now? Or wanted to tell your fellow alumni about your achievements? Read on to find out more...