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 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 March 2023

‘Why are we stuck in hospital?’

With concern growing about people with learning disabilities and autism being admitted to ‘long-stay’ hospitals, how can we help them rebuild their lives?

13 March 2023

Publication of "That Nothing May Be Lost"

The volume of papers from the Twelfth Birmingham Colloquium, edited by four postgraduate students in ITSEE, has now appeared in print and open access.

10 March 2023

You Make the BBC

On 1st March BBC staff visited the University to talk to Film and Creative Writing students about why they want and need fresh, diverse voices.

09 March 2023

Not All Quiet on the Western Front

How historically accurate is the BAFTA Award winning and Oscar nominated All Quiet on the Western Front? We asked First World War historian, Dr Jonathan Boff.

08 March 2023

Women in Philosophy

To mark International Women's Day and Women's History March, women in philosophy at the University of Birmingham explain their research.

28 February 2023

The power of recovery through art

Recovery Art is a longstanding monthly programme, supporting those who are on their own personal journey of recovery with their mental and/or physical health.

24 February 2023

Lessons from a Year of War in Ukraine

The brutal and illegal invasion of Ukraine has reminded the world that wars of imperial conquest are not relegated to centuries past.

23 February 2023

What is a language advocate?

Professor Adam Schembri discusses Global Language Advocates Day (GLAD) along with his projects working with deaf communities in the U.K and Australia.

23 February 2023

How to lead culture change with Mark Lomas

Joining Christopher Pietroni for our fourth episode of the ‘Leadership Exchanged’ podcast is Mark Lomas, Head of Culture at Lloyd’s of London.