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Placements: Why Bother?

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This first article aims to encourage you to endeavour to get a placement, by outlining the copious benefits that can be reaped from a little effort and hard work on your part. This list is not exhaustive, but highlights the key opportunities that a placement, or even just the application to internships, can give a student.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Students

August 2013

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Dr Nick Hawes' new research into the development of robots to be used in care homes and for security purposes, Dr Tom Chotia on destroying hard drives and Dr Zoe Schnepp profiled as part of the Women in Science feature in the Independent, and more
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research, Students, Teaching

July 2013

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Russell Beale interviewed by Central TV News about the breadth of information available on the internet, Dr Zoe Schnepp and Professor Laura Piddock involvement in 'Soap box Science' , Professor Bob Stone's work using virtual reality to aid the recovery of injured soldiers, and more.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research, Students, Teaching

Birmingham Physics graduate encourages music students to play with their phones

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Former physics student, Stuart Bahn, left Birmingham with a degree in physics. He then decided to move to London to pursue a career as a professional guitarist. Now a successful guitar tutor and business entrepreneur, Stuart has combined his science background with music to launch the first in a series of Android phone apps to help guitar students learn about the fundamentals behind great music, during otherwise 'dead time'.
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Alumni, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students

The 16th UBRacing Car - Car Number 91 at Formula Student 2013

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2012/13 has been another successful year for Mechanical Engineering's UBRacing with the team performing excellently in the Formula Student international competition. Senior Technician and Team Manager Carl Hingley and 2013/14 Team Leader Andrew Glencross summarise the year.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students

Class of 2013 Chemistry Graduates

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Congratulations to the University of Birmingham Chemistry Graduates of 2013
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Alumni, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students

Alumni support a wide range of novel applications of Computer Science

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The School of Computer Science is always striving to solve real-world problems. Thanks to alumni generosity, this summer we've been able to host a number of undergraduate interns to tackle two extremely different, but challenging, tasks.
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Alumni, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students

Stargazing Live with AstroSoc

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In early January AstroSoc teamed up with the BBC to host two large events on campus to supplement this year's broadcast of Stargazing Live. These events were among several organised by the BBC through the country, all aimed at enabling members of the public to take part in stargazing and astronomy for themselves after seeing the television shows.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students

Class of 2013 Physics and Astronomy Graduates

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Congratulations to the University of Birmingham Physics and Astronomy Graduates of 2013
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Alumni, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students

Combinatorics

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The Travelling Salesman Problem (TSP) has baffled mathematicians for more than 50 years. But two of our young professors, Daniela Kühn and Deryk Osthus, have made a major step towards it: they have 'half-solved' it.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students
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