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January 2012


I’d like to wish a happy Spring Festival to our Chinese communities in Nottingham, Ningbo and the rest of the world as they prepare to welcome in the Year of the Dragon. In the UK the University is at the centre of a host of fantastic events celebrating the Chinese New Year culminating in outdoor celebrations and a fireworks finale on Sunday 29th January in Highfields Park.

There’s just a few days left to see the record-breaking Lowry Exhibition at the Djanogly Gallery at Lakeside. More than 25,000 visitors and two sell-out exclusive alumni ‘talk and tours’ have viewed the exhibition, which comes to a close on Sunday 5th February.

We’re looking forward to welcoming alumni to the Talent Roadshow in Nottingham, which takes place on Tuesday 7th Feb and you have just 48 hours to buy a discounted alumni ticket for the Annual Lord Dearing Higher Education Conference on 23rd February. The Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science, will give the plenary address.

It can be hard keeping up with everything going on at the University but we’ve now brought all our social media activity together. By clicking on the Connect with Nottingham tab on the University homepage you can view modern and archive photos on flickr and read a fascinating range of blogs from current students, staff and researchers. You can even catch up with the personal thoughts and reflections of the Vice-Chancellor who writes his own blog.  It’s a great way to keep in touch.

Claire Kilner
Head of Alumni Relations



HRH The Princess Royal visits the Medical School

She hears how 25 years of work by Nottingham Occupational Therapy researchers has helped to lessen the impact of disease and disability on everyday life and deliver innovation in patient rehabilitation.
Flickr Gallery  


University and the city will welcome the Chinese New Year in style

Music, drama, dance, crafts, exhibitions, lantern trails and dragon boats – Nottingham celebrates the Year of the Dragon.


Karni announces the results of a huge fundraising effort

Members of Karnival, The University of Nottingham Students’ Union’s charitable organisation, raised a staggering £1.3million for local and national charities during 2011.


New Year Honours for University of Nottingham alumni and staff

Congratulations to alumni and members of staff who received awards. 


“Now I can achieve my full potential”, says Nicola

Industrial Economics student Nicola Bartle is one of thousands of students benefitting from a University of Nottingham scholarship. She wants to tell you why it means so much. 


Dearing Conference – discounted tickets available for alumni 

The Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science, will give the plenary address.


University is the most environmentally friendly campus on the planet

The University of Nottingham has topped a new international league table of sustainable universities.


What's on


Fri 20th
Family night at the London Aquarium with BAFTA-winning alumnus Alex Tate from Channel Four’s Inside Nature’s Giants. NOW FULLY BOOKED
Sun 29th
Chinese New Year celebrations and firework display in Highfields Park
Sat 4th
Nottingham University Rugby Football Club Vaughan Williams Society Annual Dinner at Alea Casino, Upper Parliament Street
Tue 7th
Nottingham Talent Roadshow at Lakeside Arts Centre, University Park
Fri 10th
School of English Studies Careers Day – English Studies alumni return to talk to current students
Fri 10th
2012 UK Alumni Party at Platoon Kunstehalle, Nonhyeon-dong, Seoul
Mon 13th
Alumni meal at the Novus Restaurant at the National Museum of Singapore – NOW FULLY BOOKED
Thu 16th
Nottingham Masterclass – Selling Yourself on Paper at The Hemsley, University Park
Mon 20th
Varsity Ice Hockey at the Capital FM Arena, Nottingham
Wed 22nd
London Masterclass – Selling Yourself on Paper at The University Women’s Club, Mayfair, London
Thu 23rd
Annual Dearing Higher Education Conference

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