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June e-newsletter

Dear Alumni & Friends! 

As another academic year draws to a close and we look forward to the summer graduation ceremonies we are delighted to welcome a further 7,000 alumni as members of the Nottingham alumni family.  There are now more than 175,000 Nottingham alumni sharing their knowledge and expertise around the world and making a difference to the world we all live in.  Congratulations to all of our new graduates and also to the handful of alumni receiving honorary degrees from the University this July.

Since our last e-newsletter we have been very busy catching up with alumni at a number of events around the globe.  It has been wonderful to meet with so many of you on our travels through Hong Kong, New York, Boston, The University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Tower Bridge in London and back in Nottingham at the Wheels of Fortune Talk and Tour at the end of May.  We were delighted that the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Colin Campbell, could join us at most of these events and look forward to planning our next visits with you all and hopefully introducing you to the next Vice-Chancellor, Professor David Greenaway.

The next big event on the calendar is the Alumni Laureate Awards Dinner on September 11 2008 in the Senate Chamber.  To get a ticket costing £40 per person or a table of 10 for £350, please contact Thank you for all your nominations for the Alumni Awards.  The panel have made their decisions and we will be announcing the winners next month. 

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This month:

In the news

   Go button pale green/yellow  Going for gold – the alumni Olympians prepare
   Go button pale green/yellow  Champion of the disabled, Law graduate Sue Maynard Campbell MBE passes away aged 55
   Go button pale green/yellow  Trio of alumni among this years honorary graduands
   Go button pale green/yellow  Alumni Awards Dinner 2008 -  book your ticket NOW
   Go button pale green/yellow  Calling all graduates of 1958 -  Golden reunion coming soon
   Go button pale green/yellow  Nottingham Students’ Union wins national award
   Go button pale green/yellow  Date revealed for the next Big Nottingham Reunion

Events headlines

   Go button pale green/yellow  28/29 June - Open Garden Afternoons at Louisa’s Garden, Fallowfield, Manchester in aid of Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre
   Go button pale green/yellow  26/27 July - Department of Art History Reunion Weekend in London
   Go button pale green/yellow  5 September - IESSG Inaugural Alumni Dinner, Trent Building
   Go button pale green/yellow  11 September - Alumni Laureate Awards Dinner
   Go button pale green/yellow  13 September - Lenton and Wortley Hall Annual Reunion Dinner
   Go button pale green/yellow  20 September - CBTR Annual Open Day, University Park
   Go button pale green/yellow  11 October - 1958 Golden Reunion in the Trent Building
   Go button pale green/yellow  7 November - The BIG Nottingham Reunion, Scala, King's Cross
   Go button pale green/yellow  12 November - Postgraduate Open Day 2008

And finally . . .  the alumni noticeboard and our congratulations column.

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Bound for Beijing – sports bursary alumni and students go for gold!
Congratulations to three canoeists, two hockey players and a swimmer who will fly the flag for Team GB and The University of Nottingham at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China which take place 8 -24 August 2008......more
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Sue Maynard Campbell MBE (Law 1976) – a tireless champion for the disabled
Sue died peacefully on 21 May but, says a close family friend: “Her love of life and her passion to make a difference set her apart. The impact of her work and life will continue long after her death”. Read the tribute from Celia Knight......more
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Trio of alumni are honorary graduands this year
Professor Blake Morrison (English 1972), Dr Stewart Adams OBE (Pharmacy 1945) and Ms Diana Wright (Philosophy 1970) will all receive Honorary Awards from the University next month......more
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Alumni Laureate Awards Gala Dinner – book your ticket now
Meteorologist, broadcaster and Nottingham alumna Helen Willets will compere the sixtieth anniversary Alumni Laureate Awards Dinner in September. The evening will kick off with champagne and canapés in the Trent Quadrangle and be followed by a two-course dinner in the Senate Chamber with a string quartet, jazz band and casino tables - book your tickets now......more
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Golden Reunion 2008 – 11 October
Remembering the golden year of 1958, this year’s 50th reunion takes place on Saturday 11 October in the Trent Building on University Park, Nottingham. A sandwich lunch with a lecture on combating global climate change and another on the changing face of the University campuses, intermixed with plenty of time to talk and reminisce, a sparkling wine reception and a hot evening buffet should make for a truly golden day. Anyone wanting to attend should register immediately with Charlotte Thomas on 0115 951 3722 or e-mail ......more
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Nottingham students win a national award
The University of Nottingham Students’ Union has won a national award in recognition of its efforts to increase participation. The Union won the Participation Award at the first ever NUS Awards ceremony, hosted by BBC journalist John Sergeant......more
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Register an interest today for the next BIG Nottingham Reunion
Put this date in your diary – Friday 7 November - the date of the next BIG Nottingham Reunion at a new venue, the legendary Scala at King's Cross. Make sure you sign up to be first for ticket news......more

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