Alumni news

From new research discoveries to the fascinating lives of our former students, there's always something interesting going on at Birmingham.

You can read the latest stories from the Alumni Office below, search our entire news archive or join our online alumni community, your.bham now. And if you want to update us on what you've been up to or catch up with old friends, check out our Class notes.

Front cover of autumn 2017 edition of Old Joe magazineYou can also view the latest edition of Old Joe online - the official magazine for Birmingham's alumni and friends, featuring exclusive videos, photo galleries and competitions. Previous editions are also available to read.

16 May 2024

The Politics of Development

Episode 14 of the People, Power, Politics podcast features IDD’s Claire Mcloughlin, David Hudson and Nic Cheeseman as they talk about their new co-edited book.

15 May 2024

Should we stop talking about The Crusades?

William argues that some of the most familiar aspects of the narrative and conceptual scaffolding of The Crusades might fruitfully be dismantled and set aside.

14 May 2024

The problem with ADHD

Healthcare professionals must consider individualised treatment approaches for patients with both ADHD and bipolar disorder, depression, or psychosis.

25 April 2024

Labour proposals for rail nationalisation

There’s a lot to like about the proposals from the Labour Party. And there’s a lot in common with the current government’s policy, says Professor Paul Plummer.

24 April 2024

Congratulations to Clark Bates

Clark Bates, a doctoral student in Theology and Religion on the AHRC Midlands4Cities program, has been recommended for the award of PhD.

22 April 2024

New project on feminist translation

Dr Hilary Brown will be leading a project over 2024-25 which will explore what feminist translation means in practice in the twenty-first century.

22 April 2024

Summer Festival of Music 2024

The annual Summer Festival of Music is a highlight of the academic year for musicians at the University of Birmingham.

22 April 2024

Earth Day: Planet vs. Plastics

Plastics have become an integral part of our modern lives, revolutionizing industries, enhancing convenience, and enabling technological advancements.