Enjoy a selection of news stories from the Spring 2014 issue of Old Joe. If you have some news you would like to share with us, please email email@example.com
The first word
Our wonderful campus holds a special place in the hearts of all our graduates. A few words from Vice-Chancellor, Professor David Eastwood.
The year in pictures
A selection of standout images from across campus.
Festival books its name as a hot ticket
Talent shines through in a celebration of words encompassing fact, fiction, poetry, journalism and even Scrabble.
A digital taste of higher education
Learners across the world can now access Birmingham expertise from anywhere with an internet connection.
Nine (and a half) degrees of Birmingham
The last issue of Old Joe featured three generations of Birmingham alumni from the same family, and asked you to share your family history at the University.
Chinese rail partnership is on track
A new rail research institute in the Anhui province marks a major milestone in the University’s burgeoning relationship with China and its hopes for future research capability in the region.
International Development celebrates golden anniversary
It’s 50 years since the International Development Department (IDD) opened its doors and, to mark the occasion, the Department is celebrating with a series of events and seminars.
Work begins on landmark dental hospital
Building work has begun on a new University dental hospital and dental school at the former BBC Pebble Mill Studios site in Edgbaston.
An example of the Circles of Influence campaign in action is our Chancellor’s Challenge Fund appeal.
Alumni volunteers make an impact
From mentoring students to establishing new groups for Birmingham graduates, our alumni volunteers have made a real difference to the University over the past year. Here are some of the ways you have helped.
Work kicks off on £55 million sports centre
New centre will cater for everyone from community users to students, staff and elite athletes.
Seismic scientific celebrations
A celebration of science, engineering and technology is coming to campus in September after the University was chosen to host the British Science Festival 2014.
Principal appointed for University school
Marking a critical step towards its launch, the University of Birmingham School has appointed its Principal.
Watch our new animation for World Cancer Day 2014.
Rare bone legs it to Lapworth
A gift from an alumnus has enabled the Lapworth Museum of Geology to buy an exceptionally rare dinosaur leg bone.
Get involved with the Barber
If you’ve ever wanted to have your say on the Barber Institute of Fine Arts’ exhibitions and collections, the new Barber Association is the society for you.
BizzInn kick-starting businesses
New businesses with innovative technology-based concepts can access a range of valuable services through the University’s BizzInn initiative.
A selection of news from around the University.