Old Joe magazine

Read the latest edition of Old Joe, the official magazine for Birmingham's alumni and friends.

Three photographs of Old Joe contributors

The ghosts of campus

Did you know campus has its own collection of ghost stories? From a wartime nurse in Aston Webb to the Business School's grey lady, and even a Roman centurion in Biosciences' basement, there are many tales of spirits haunting campus.

outside of Aston Webb building

A dissertation to make a difference

Molly Schiller (MSc Biochemistry, 2021) made national headlines when she explained on Twitter the touching motivation behind her Masters research; saving others from the heart condition that her little brother died from.

Molly Schiller in graduation robes

Meet the Game Changers

Meet three students and alumni who are at the forefront of the University sports community and looking forward to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games; a once in a generation opportunity to showcase the brilliance of the city and region.

Montage of images of Laura Zialor, Luke Gunn and Laura Keates

Also in this edition, read about the new city centre hub open to everyone and support available for entrepreneurs with a great business idea. You can also meet the researcher whose work on Victorian literature has been recognised by BBC Radio 3.

Plus, we bring you all your favourite regular features: campus romances, competitions, student friendships and stories of fellow alumni, ranging from the young leader helping businesses bounce back, to the graduate supporting students in recovery from addiction, and much, much more.

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Old Joe goes digital

The launch in 2016 of a fully digital edition of Old Joe puts the University at the forefront of alumni communications, offering a greater variety of content and interaction with readers with exclusive videos, photo galleries and competitions. We also continue to produce a print edition once a year, supported by exclusive digital content.

We'd love to hear your thoughts on the magazine, along with any suggestions for either web or print content that you'd like to see in future issues.

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PDF editions

You can download PDF versions of previous print editions of Old Joe below.

Old Joe Autumn 2018 (17MB)
Old Joe Autumn 2017 (23MB)
Old Joe Autumn 2016 (8MB)
Old Joe Autumn 2015 (12MB)
Old Joe Spring 2015 (7MB)
Old Joe Autumn 2014 (7MB)
Old Joe Spring 2014 (6MB)
Old Joe Autumn 2013 (5MB)

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