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Lessons from London, the road to Rio: conference examines leveraging legacies of major sporting events

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International sports legacy experts will convene at the University of Birmingham this week to discuss the rationale behind hosting global mega-events and their lasting impact.
Date:
26/11/2012
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research, Sport

Get set for London - Birmingham students and alumni competing in London 2012

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It's not just hosting the Jamaican Olympic team that the University of Birmingham is excited about – nine alumni and one current student have been chosen to represent Team GB at the Olympics and Paralympics in London. Competition was extremely fierce for places, so each of these athletes has excelled in booking themselves a spot in one of the biggest sporting events in the world.
Date:
27/07/2012
Categories:
Alumni, Sport, Students

University Pro-Vice-Chancellor cycles for diabetes research and scholarship places

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The University of Birmingham's Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Transfer is preparing to complete a charity bike ride across Wales in aid of the University's cutting-edge research and widening participation programme.
Date:
06/06/2012
Categories:
Alumni, Research, Sport

Dinosaurs, robots and skeletons all part of the fun at University Community Day

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For the third year running the University of Birmingham is throwing open its doors and welcoming the public to its annual Community Day on Sunday 10 June.
Date:
06/06/2012
Categories:
Alumni, Arts and Law, Corporate Services, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences, Sport

Olympic hopes for hockey ace

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'As a child I always had aspirations to go to the Olympics and represent my sport at the highest level, but not until recently did I realise that I wanted to do this as a full-time occupation for the foreseeable future'. So says Susie Gilbert, final year Geography student and women's Olympic hockey hopeful.
Date:
02/04/2012
Categories:
Sport, Teaching
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