“I am honoured to become Chancellor of this great institution, which, alongside my parents and my school, I would credit with having made me who I am. This is a unique and special way for me to give something back.”
These were the words of the seventh Chancellor of The University of Nottingham, Sir Andrew Witty (Economics 1985, Hon LLD 2010), the Chief Executive of GlaxoSmithKline, after he was installed in an historic ceremony in the Great Hall. The ceremony was broadcast via a live webcast but if you missed it you can still watch it here or view a selection of photographs from the day here.
Now that spring is officially on its way here in the UK (we think!) we’ve got some very important dates for your diary:
- 18th May – May Fest 2013
- 8th June – Alumni Masterclass, Malaysia
- 15th June – Alumni Sports Challenge Weekend
- 16th June - Summer Symphony in University Park
- 19th June – Nottingham Talent Roadshow in Manchester
- 22nd/23rd June Class of 1988 Reunion at Sutton Bonington
- 29th/30th June Class of 1973 Reunion at Sutton Bonington
- 1st September LifeCycle 3 Community Day at Lakeside
Please check out the alumni events calendar for the latest information or to register for an event. Keep ‘liking’ our Facebook page too where lots of up-to-date event information is also posted and don’t forget Twitter and LinkedIn.
I look forward to seeing lots of you over the coming weeks.
Acting Head of Alumni Relations