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Be Connected
  The e-newsletter of Birmingham City University Alumni Association August 2014  
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Dear Ashleigh,                                          

elcome to our August issue of BeConnected - the email newsletter for alumni and former staff of Birmingham City University.  

In this issue, we're asking you to share your post-university experiences with us and your fellow alumni by telling us 'where you are now'. Submissions will be included in the next issue of the alumni magazine, Aspire. So whether you have climbed a mountain or written a book, recently married or got your dream job, or simply want to say ‘hello’ to your former class mates we’d love to hear from you.

This month we also bring you news of groundbreaking research, National Lottery funding for sports, and business start-up support schemes for enterprising graduates. 

Best wishes,    
Rachel Whitehouse
Rachel Whitehouse
Alumni Relations Officer
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Students get set to get sporty

Students at the University are being given more opportunity to get active and play sport thanks to £250,000 of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s University Sport Activation Fund. Initiatives will start from this September.
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Business start-up opportunities 

Enterprising graduates looking to start their own business are being invited to take part in a number of schemes offering support and guidance. The Interiors & Lifestyle Futures, BSEEN, and LILA schemes all have support opportunities coming up.
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Groundbreaking new research

A research project led by the School of Digital Media Technology has shown how data sonification using a laser device can improve techniques in stem cell analysis, opening up new possibilities for GPs to make instant cancer diagnoses. 
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Latest on Birmingham Conservatoire's new home

In March the University announced a new £40 million home for Birmingham Conservatoire. The new purpose-built Conservatoire will be built alongside Millennium Point, adjacent to Jennens Road in Eastside. Latest info.
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Acclaimed children's writer visits city school academy
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Creative short courses
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