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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.

Your year in pictures

Take a look at some of our favourite alumni pictures from this year.

Lest we forget

A century on from one of the deadliest conflicts in history, the University is reflecting on its role in the First World War, and embarking on a four-year programme of national and global events in commemoration.

Lottery funding will help redevelop museum

Find out how lottery funding will improve the Lapworth Museum.

10 Ways Birmingham has changed the world

The winners of the '10 ways' competition as voted for by you.

Hiking club is summit special

Can you spot yourself in our then and now photos of the Guild Wayfarers club.

Tweet, like, share

Your interaction via our social media channels!

What a mug competition

Find out how to win some University merchandise.

The right tools

The first in a regular series about the equipment staff at the University simply couldn’t do without.

Doing business with Birmingham

Whether you are a large corporate organisation or a small business, the University can help propel your company forward.

Digital donation for new library

More than 6,000 e-books worth in excess of £1 million have been donated to the new University library currently being built on campus.

Knighthood for Vice-Chancellor

The University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor David Eastwood, has been awarded a knighthood in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Jolly good fellows

Alumni Dame Sally Davies and Professor of Particle Physics David Charlton were both made Fellows of the Royal Society this year.

Scholarships keep students on the ball

Premier League football club Aston Villa and the University have formed a unique partnership to offer a scholarship scheme to students with little experience of higher education.

School and department news

A selection of news from around the University.