Old Joe will be joining several iconic buildings around the world in turning red tonight to mark #WorldTBDay. Helping raise awareness of Tuberculosis, a devastating disease that over 10 million people develop every year. You can find out more information from the Stop TB Partnership [ Stoptb.org Link ]
Thinking of studying with our Shakespeare Institute?
Join us on Saturday 13th May at The Other Place theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon where we are hosting a postgraduate open afternoon with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Find out more and book your place now:

Postgraduate study in Shakespeare: an open afternoon at The Other Place

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“It is doable terrorism in which normal tools of life, such as a motor vehicle or a kitchen knife, become instruments of carnage".

Read Senior Lecturer in American and Canadian Studies, Dr Steve Hewitt's post on the latest terror attack in the capital.

Terror in London: It's about containment and not curtailment - University of Birmingham

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We're delighted to announce the creation of a new Life Sciences Park in Birmingham, after the purchase of land off Aston Webb Boulevard, Selly Oak was completed today.

Birmingham Life Sciences Park will will include state-of-the-art research and commercial facilities with the aim of driving innovation and reinforce the city’s reputation as a leader in the Life Sciences field.

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Landmark signing provides boost to Birmingham Life Sciences

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For Throwback Thursday we're taking you back to 1909 when Edward VII and Queen Alexandra visited campus to officially open the University.

Our clock tower had just been completed and the Aston Webb Building and Edgbaston campus were formally opened by the then King Edward on 7th July.
The Great Hall hasn't changed that much in all those years!

Image: Cadbury Research Library.
What do the latest revelations from the FBI mean to the Trump presidency?

Senior Lecturer in International Politics, Adam Quinn, looks at the events of the past few weeks.

FBI's Russia probe threatens a reckoning for team Trump

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Staff and students: What are your thoughts on having a bike share scheme on campus?

Our transport team are looking at introducing this enjoyable way of getting across campus - and further afield.
But where would you place the hire stations and what are your thoughts on the scheme? Have your say and fill out the survey:

Bringing a bike share scheme to campus

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This week's theme for our Insta Photo Challenge is 'Sky'.
Hopefully there will be lots of blue ones, and not too many grey!

Just tag your images #hellobrum to join in.
(Anyone recognise this building?)
Thinking of joining us this September?
Take a 360-degree look inside our new state-of-the-art library and discover more about the milestone building:

Library - University of Birmingham

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Campus looking rather Mediterranean in the sunshine!

Lovely photo from zheliwallace on Instagram
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Looking for something to do with your children this weekend?

We are hosting a phizz-whizzing day of music, storytelling and art on Saturday as we celebrate Roald Dahl’s stories from Revolting Rhymes

The event is being held at our Barber Concert Hall and is open to all. Book tickets and find out more here:

Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes

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The theme on our Instagram Photo Challenge last week was 'Windows' - here are our 4 favourites from those shared!
Now it's your chance to vote. Just use the relevant emoji to choose your favourite image . . .

If you would like to join in, this week the theme is 'Sky'. Just tag your images #hellobrum to join in.

Images (clockwise from left): jayjayjjetplane, davee_sellars, yronne_gu,...
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Spain is home to more than 100,000 British pensioners, many of whom moved there to enjoy their retirement with the understanding that they would be able to export their pension and healthcare rights with them.

Lecturer in Social Policy, Kelly Hall, writes about her research into retirement migration and what Brexit could mean to those pensioners.

British pensioners in Spain worry Brexit could force them to return to UK

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A very warm welcome to everyone joining us for our Accommodation Open Day today.
We hope you have a great day.

If you have any questions about accommodation here at the University, let us know in the comments below.
Wondering what our campus is like?
Take a tour of our historic, leafy green campus set in 250 acres of parkland - see our famous Old Joe Clock Tower, the accommodation and our beautiful redbrick buildings.

Does it bring back memories?
The research being carried out to ensure students receive the right support and feel included in a university environment.

Senior Lecturer in Health Sociology, Nicola K Gale, and Social Work Lecturer, Nicki Ward write about their work to help make teaching and learning environments more inclusive at universities.

Why LGBTQ inclusivity still matters in higher education

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In light of the revelation that the UK has been subjected to 188 ‘high-level cyber attacks’ over the past three months, it begs the question is the Government, along with businesses and citizens, becoming increasingly vulnerable to cyber-intrusions?

Doctoral Researcher at the Department of Political Science, Gavin E L Hall, gives his perspective on the issue.

The Cyber Threat to the United Kingdom: Reality Check - University of Birmingham

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EpiPens are being needlessly prescribed when patients do not have allergies that put them at risk of severe reactions, our researchers have found.

Research Fellow at the Institute of Applied Health Research, Dr Lavanya Diwakar, said: ‘Of course, adrenaline autoinjectors are life-saving for those at a high risk of anaphylaxis - but current prescribing trends would appear to be wasteful"'

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An epidemic of epipens

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A cool change is coming and business needs to get ready, says Visiting Professor in Power and Cold Economy Toby Peters.

Discover more about our academics' vital work on clean-cold technologies - what it is and why it's so important.

You can also read Prof Peters' latest article on the independent transport refrigeration units which pump disproportionately high emissions in to our...
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Energy Crisis

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