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The Olympics come to Birmingham

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As part of the University of Birmingham's celebration of the Olympics coming to the UK in 2012, over 1600 students aged between 11 and 12 years old will be at the starting blocks for this year's Christmas Science lectures.
Date:
Monday 12th December 2011
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Sport, Teaching

Chrissie takes Ironman Championship title again, while Rachel rejoices at fourth place

Chrissie takes Ironman Championship title again, while Rachel rejoices at fourth place
Description
Alumna Chrissie Wellington won the 2011 Ford Ironman World Championship title on Saturday, October 8, deservedly earning the crown for the fourth time in five years.
Date:
Monday 17th October 2011
Categories:
Alumni, Arts and Law, International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Sport

American Football Head Coach selected for IFAF World Development team

American Football Head Coach selected for IFAF World Development team
Description
University of Birmingham Sport's (UBSport) American Football Head Coach has been announced as the only UK representative to be part of the International Federation of American Football (IFAF) World Development team. Wayne Hill will be part of coaching staff for the 2012 USA Football International Bowl in Austin, Texas.
Date:
Friday 7th October 2011
Categories:
International, Sport

University of Birmingham kickstarts Olympic Legacy with Gold Challenge

University of Birmingham kickstarts Olympic Legacy with Gold Challenge
Description
With less than a year to go until the Olympic and Paralympic Games, University of Birmingham Sport (UBSport) and Gold Challenge have teamed up to get students involved and joining in the excitement of London 2012.
Date:
Tuesday 13th September 2011
Categories:
International, Sport, Students

Taking athletics to the next level

Taking athletics to the next level
Description
Following her recent success at the the World Championships, University of Birmingham Sport (UBSport) caught up with Hannah England to see what life was like in Daegu and what the future holds.
Date:
Friday 9th September 2011
Categories:
Alumni, International, Social Sciences, Sport, Students

Hannah England takes silver at the World Championships

Hannah England takes silver at the World Championships
Description
University of Birmingham Sport (UBSport) alumna Hannah England has won a silver medal in the women's 1,500 metres at the 13th IAAF World Championships in Daegu.
Date:
Thursday 1st September 2011
Categories:
Alumni, International, Sport

University proposes £175m transformation of historic Edgbaston campus

Description
The University of Birmingham is announcing a five year investment in facilities that will transform the University's famous Edgbaston campus, reinterpreting founder Joseph Chamberlain's vision for the estate for the 21st century and extending the services available to the local community. The key developments include a new sports centre and a new library, to join the new Music building currently nearing completion.
Date:
Tuesday 9th August 2011
Categories:
Alumni, Arts and Law, Corporate Services, Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Sport

Less than ten minutes of intense exercise a week is enough to reduce risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, according to new research

Less than ten minutes of intense exercise a week is enough to reduce risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, according to new research
Description
Three minutes of intense exercise, three times a week, is equivalent to five one-hour sessions according to research at the University of Birmingham's School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, offering hope for people too busy to find the time to work out.
Date:
Monday 1st August 2011
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research, Sport
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