Alumni news and events

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, the official magazine for Birmingham's alumni and friends.

We also produce a digital version of the magazine, with additional content, exclusive videos, photo galleries and competitions. Previous editions are also available to read.

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Innovative 'EPS Futures Foundation Year' programme supports young people from underrepresented groups to study STEM subjects

Description
Birmingham's College of Engineering and Physical Science (EPS) is seeking to address a shortage of engineers with the Engineering and Science Foundation Year, 'EPS Futures', one of the first of its kind in the country.
Date:
01/03/2021

Alice's Arc invests £220K in new University research project

Description
Alice's Arc, a childhood cancer charity, have generously supported a new Birmingham research project looking at improving treatment for children with fusion-negative rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS).
Date:
11/02/2021
Categories:
Alumni, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

National Scholarship Month - Ibraahiem's story

Description
As part of National Scholarship Month, Ibraahiem Muhumed (BEng Civil Engineering, 2020) looks back on his time at Birmingham and a scholarship from HSBC.
Date:
02/11/2020
Categories:
Alumni, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students

Ronjon thinks big for student entrepreneurs

Description
Alumnus Ronjon Nag (BSc Electronic and Electrical Engineering, 1984) reflects on the success of his prize, supporting student entrepreneurs at Birmingham.
Date:
24/09/2020
Categories:
Alumni, Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Students

What mentoring can do

Description
Since the launch of the programme in 2011, more than 1,000 Birmingham students have been successfully paired with a mentor by the University's Careers Network.
Date:
04/12/2017
Categories:
Alumni, Arts and Law, Students

Mentors make a difference

Description
Since the launch of the programme in 2011, more than 1,000 Birmingham students have been successfully paired with a mentor by the University's Careers Network.
Date:
04/12/2017
Categories:
Alumni, Arts and Law, Students

Modern challenges

Description
Today's graduates face a much more competitive job market than their parents, but life at university still offers many opportunities to make their CVs stand out from the crowd.
Date:
10/07/2017
Categories:
Alumni, Arts and Law, Social Sciences, Students

Unlocking sporting potential

Description
Alumna Chrissie Wellington OBE (BSc Geography, 1998) hopes the next generation of Birmingham athletes will be inspired to new heights after opening a new gym named in her honour.
Date:
07/07/2017
Categories:
Alumni, Life and Environmental Sciences, Sport
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