Alumni Reunion 2018 Visits to Departments

Below are the Departments and Schools that will open their doors on 29 September.

Please note that departments can only open with a minimum of eight alumni.  To ensure your department is open on the day, why not get a group together?  Contact us for assistance.

 

College of Arts and Law
Birmingham Law School
Law alumni will have the opportunity to see the recently redeveloped Harding space and to hear about the latest innovations in teaching and research at Birmingham Law School.


College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
School of Chemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering alumni will be welcomed by the current Head of School, Professor Mark Simmons, Professor Joe Biddlestone and Dr Andy Ingram.  Visitors will have a chance to tour the building, reminisce on old times, and learn about the School's current activity and future plans.  Alumni will also be given a written history of the 100 years of ‘chemical engineering’ at Birmingham from the early days of oil mining and chemicals through to the present day activities in hydrogen energy, food and pharmaceuticals.  

School of Chemistry
Chemistry alumni will be greeted by the current Head of School, Professor Jon Preece, alongside other lecturers.  Visitors will get a chance to meet up with old friends, tour the facilities, reminisce on old times and find out more about the School's awards, successes and initiatives over the last few years.

Department of Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering alumni will be welcomed by the current Head of Department, Professor Nigel Cassidy, lecturer Dr Alexander Royal, and current staff and students. There will be a tour of the building as well as a discussion about recent developments and the Department's exciting new projects. Light refreshments will be available during the morning along with plenty of opportunities to chat to and reminisce with other alumni.

School of Computer Science
Deputy Head of School Dr Mark Lee will be on hand with current and former members of staff and students to welcome alumni to the School.  There will be a short tour of the building as well as a discussion about the School's latest developments. Refreshments will be available along with plenty of opportunities to chat to fellow alumni about your own experiences. Please feel free to bring along your own photographs of your time at the University.

Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering
Current staff, along with former members of staff and students, will be there to welcome alumni to the Department.  There will be a tour of the building as well as a discussion about recent developments. Light refreshments will be available during the morning along with plenty of opportunities to chat to fellow alumni, look at photographs of your time here and reminisce about your own experiences.

School of Mathematics
Alumni are invited to visit the Watson Building and meet up with old classmates and perhaps also some lecturers. Some of the School's Student Ambassadors will act as tour guides and look forward to hearing tales of your student days.  Light refreshments will be available in the Maths Learning Centre, in the Watson Building from 11am. The Maths Learning Centre was established in 2006 and is a relaxed comfortable environment to meet in.  Here you will have the opportunity to chat to other alumni and reminisce.  

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering alumni will be welcomed by the Head of Department, Professor Duncan Shepherd, along with other members of staff and students.  Visitors will have the chance to tour the building, reminisce on old times, and learn about the Department's current activity and exciting future plans.  There has been progress in many of the Department's fields and you will have the opportunity to visit some of these facilities on the day.  Please feel free to bring your own photographs and memorabilia of your time at the University; we would love to see them.

School of Metallurgy & Materials
New Head of School, Professor Alison Davenport, and Professor Jeffery Brooks look forward to meeting Met & Mat alumni the School.  Alumni will get an opportunity to meet up with former classmates, tour the building, reminisce on old times, and learn about the School's current activity and future plans.  Alumni are welcome to bring photographs and other memorabilia from their time at the University.

School of Physics and Astronomy
Alumni are invited to learn about the School's current internationally-leading research in the diverse fields of Particle and Nuclear Physics, Quantum Matter and Metamaterials (invisibility cloaks), Gravitational Waves and the search for Extrasolar Planets. Current undergraduate and postgraduate students will act as tour guides around the School and state-of-the-art research laboratories, and look forward to hearing about your experiences as a student.


College of Life and Environmental Sciences
School of Biosciences
Alumni are invited to visit the School and meet up with old classmates.  There will be tours of the School as well as the chance visit the labs. Alumni will be able to meet current academic staff and hear about the current research in the School. There will also be plenty of time for you to meet fellow graduates and to share your experiences of the School with one another.  Please do bring along any photographs or memorabilia of your own to share with the group on the day.

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Alumni will be given tours of the School as well as the chance to visit the Lapworth Museum of Geology. You will be able to meet current and former academic staff, hear about the current research in the School and to have a look at memorabilia from the history of the School. There will be displays about the current degree programmes that we offer, which you may like to compare to your own.  Please do bring along any photographs or memorabilia of your own to share with the group on the day.

School of Psychology
Alumni are invited to join old classmates on a visit to the School of Psychology and take a tour of the brand new building. Head of School Professor Kim Shapiro and other academic staff will be on hand to welcome you.  Visitors will be given an opportunity to tour the new facilities, reminisce on old times and find out more about our awards, successes and initiatives over the last few years.  There will also be plenty of time for you to meet fellow graduates over coffee and share your experiences with one another.  


College of Medical and Dental Sciences
Alumni are invited to join academic staff and former classmates on a visit to the Medical School.  There have been many exciting developments in recent years, including the refurbishment of the Barnes Library and Medical School Foyer.  During the visit, there will be a chance to tour the College of Medical and Dental Sciences and learn more about current courses, student numbers, examination formats, etc.  

Dentistry alumni may be interested in visiting the new Birmingham Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry as part of the afternoon activities.  Opened in April 2016, this innovative building was designed to offer world-class research facilities and a modern learning environment for over 600 students and trainees.


College of Social Sciences
Alumni from Social Sciences (Education, Government and Society, and Social Policy) and the Business School (including the old Faculties of Commerce & Social Science and of Education) will be welcomed by Emeritus Professor Colin Rickwood, who take alumni to visit the Muirhead Tower and other locations that may prompt memories of your student experiences.  The tour will also include a visit to the Business School at its new dedicated home at University House.  Light refreshments will be available along with plenty of opportunities to chat to other alumni and reminisce about your own experiences with current staff and students.