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A new home for the School of Engineering

A new home for the School of Engineering
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The University of Birmingham is embarking on a new ambitious building project in partnership with Willmott Dixon, which will deliver a new home for the University of Birmingham's School of Engineering.
Date:
07/08/2018

The University of Birmingham Edgbaston Campus is recognised as one of the UK's very best green spaces

The University of Birmingham Edgbaston Campus is recognised as one of the UK's very best green spaces
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The University of Birmingham's Edgbaston Campus has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the world.
Date:
18/07/2018

University of Birmingham Sport and Fitness Club receives architectural award

University of Birmingham Sport and Fitness Club receives architectural award
Description
The University of Birmingham Sport and Fitness Club has won a prestigious RIBA award for its design and architecture. Formally opened earlier this year by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, the club features a 50m pool, 10m climbing wall, five activity studios and 200+ piece fitness gym.
Date:
22/06/2018

Engineers of the future to benefit from a new state-of-the-art building

Engineers of the future to benefit from a new state-of-the-art building
Description
The University of Birmingham has received the go-ahead for a new state-of-the-art School of Engineering. The green light came from Birmingham City Council today, amid plans that will provide an excellent academic building for the benefit of students, staff and researchers. The new School of Engineering will sit alongside a world class centre of excellence in rail in partnership with industry, focusing on digital systems.
Date:
24/05/2018

New energy efficient library is shortlisted for an architecture award

Description
The award-nominated University of Birmingham library uses 65% less energy to heat than the building it replaced. The facility, which opened in 2016, is bigger than its predecessor by more than 1,000 square metres, and also uses 3,688 fewer kilowatt hours of electricity every year.
Date:
11/04/2018

University of Birmingham to be a pilot site for West Midlands bike-share scheme

University of Birmingham to be a pilot site for West Midlands bike-share scheme
Description
The West Midlands is set to benefit from a new bike-share scheme, with the University of Birmingham providing a home for several stations. The scheme, which will be the UK's largest docked bike-share scheme outside London was announced this week by Transport for West Midlands, part of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).
Date:
06/04/2018

University of Birmingham looks forward to the completion of its four-star hotel

University of Birmingham looks forward to the completion of its four-star hotel
Description
The University of Birmingham will open a new four-star hotel and conference centre on its Edgbaston campus in Autumn 2018 to enhance the experience of those visiting and staying on campus. The University of Birmingham Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre is being developed in a quiet corner of the university's leafy campus, just two miles from the city centre.
Date:
05/02/2018

Global recognition for University's sustainability work

Global recognition for University's sustainability work
Description
The University of Birmingham has won a prestigious international award in recognition of its commitment to the environment. The Bronze Green World Award was presented to the University at a recent ceremony in Dubai, marking work to reduce its carbon footprint and develop green travel plans.
Date:
31/01/2018

University pledges its commitment to inclusion

University pledges its commitment to inclusion
Description
The University of Birmingham has underlined its commitment to inclusion by becoming a member of the Apprenticeship Diversity Champions Network.The Network's remit is to make a positive change to diversity and inclusion in apprenticeships and increase representation from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) individuals, those with learning difficulties and/or disabilities (LDD), females in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and those from disadvantaged areas in all industries.
Date:
19/12/2017

Willmott Dixon joins the campaign to bring a bike scheme to campus with just 24 hours to go

Willmott Dixon joins the campaign to bring a bike scheme to campus with just 24 hours to go
Description
A new company has joined the campaign to bring a cycle hire scheme to the University of Birmingham's campus. Willmott Dixon, who are creating the visionary Green Heart have today pledged £5,000 towards the #bikesforbrum project as part of a national competition run by Santander.
Date:
07/12/2017
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