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V is for Varsity
21 February 2017

This year, our Varsity Series 2017 kick starts on 25 March! Why not come along to show your support for a spectacle not to be missed as we look to win back the cup from our rivals at the University of Nottingham!


Grads4Nottm 2017
17 February 2017

Do you have a business challenge you would like help solving? Would you like to understand how students and graduates can add value to your business? Would you like to raise your company’s profile at Nottingham Trent University?

Back for 2017, NTU’s Grads4Nottm could be the perfect event for you!


Love is in the air
15 February 2017

Congratulations to NTU alumni couple Govinder Singh Sandhu (BEng Civil Engineering 2015) and Harprit Gill (BA Hons Sociology and Politics 2013) who got engaged on Nottingham Trent’s City campus last weekend. Unbeknown to Harprit, Govinder had arranged with the Alumni Relations Office to open up the Newton building where he got down on one knee and proposed. Of course she said yes!

Soprano sax back in use
15 February 2017

Third year criminology student Christopher Brown, is benefiting from using the Soprano Saxophone – originally purchased in 2008 thanks to our alumni.


Alumni pick up a piccolo for Beth
15 February 2017

Second year Biomedical Sciences student, Beth Martin, is enjoying playing a brand new piccolo thanks to generous donations from alumni.


Visit to the BBC at Salford Quays with alumnus Alan Bainbridge
14 February 2017

On Thursday 2 February twenty postgraduate students from Nottingham Trent University Business School visited the BBC offices at Salford Quays. The visit was kindly hosted by NTU alumnus Alan Bainbridge (HND Quantity Surveying 1983), who is Portfolio Director for the BBC estate outside London, including Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. 




Samantha’s masks hit the big screen
08 February 2017

Samantha PeachThe world is about to see masquerade masks by NTU alumna and creative businesswoman Samantha Peach (BA Hons Communication Studies 1991) in one of the biggest films of the year.

The the second instalment in the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, Fifty Shades Darker, will hit cinemas on 10 February and will feature Samantha’s work as we see the lead character, Anastasia Steele (played by Dakota Johnson), at masquerade ball with her lover, Christian Grey.


Photography by: Ursula Kelly Photography (BA Hons Photography 1997)


Graduate scheme works out for new gym
08 February 2017

A gym which launched in Nottingham last week benefited from the design flair and business acumen of Nottingham Trent University students. Ali West and Jamie Woodford, founders of Kinetik Fitness, submitted a business challenge to students on the Grads4Nottm scheme to design the interior and layout for their new gym – which opened last week.


Alumni travel to Brackenhurst to confirm their support
07 February 2017

Despite it being a cold, dark, Friday 13th, our latest Alumni Fellows joined us at Brackenhurst as we launched the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences (ARES) Alumni Fellowship Programme.



NTU alumna mentors on the BBC's Big Painting Challenge
06 February 2017

Diana AliDiana Ali (BA Hons Fine Art 2001) is appearing as a mentor in the BBC’s Big Painting Challenge, which returns to our screens this February.The show features ten amateur artists who undertake an intensive six-week artistic ‘boot camp’ to perfect their painting skills and to get crowned the overall champion.


Christian introduces us to Spike - a secret superstar DJ!
03 February 2017

Busy alumnus, comedian and award winning Absolute Breakfast presenter Christian O’Connell (BA Hons Communication Studies 1995) has now added “author” to his list of achievements with the launch of his first children’s book Radio Boy.

Aimed at middle-grade readers, and already receiving great reviews, Radio Boy comes with a big-hearted message – every child has a secret super power and with so much information and technology at their finger-tips, they can do absolutely anything! 

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Students travel to Kazakhstan for World University Winter Games
03 February 2017

Supported by the Alumni Fund, student athletes from Nottingham Trent University are competing in the world’s biggest winter student games in Almaty, Kazakhstan as they represent Great Britain across three sports.

Joining 2,500 athletes from around the world, the students are participating in the 2017 Winter Universiade, also known as the World University Winter Games – which returns for its 28th year.




Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards
30 January 2017

Are you a current NTU student or an alumni who graduated within the last 5 years, and have a business or business idea with great potential? If so, and you need some support for it to take off, enter the Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards to give it a kick-start with the help of Santander - they have an amazing £82,000 to give away!




New Year Honours List 2017
05 January 2017

Claire LomasWe would like to congratulate all NTU’s former colleagues, honorary graduates and alumni who were recognised in the New Year Honours List.


Up to 10% off your holiday property with
03 January 2017

Cottages4YouChristmas is over - are you already looking forward to your next break? Why not book a property for half-term, or your summer holiday, through our partnership with, and enjoy some great discounts?

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Met at NTU? Get married at NTU!
03 January 2017

Weddings at NTUWe know that many of our alumni met their future husband or wife here at NTU.

For those of you yet to tie the knot, did you know that you can get married where it all began - at NTU?


NTU alumni living outside the UK?
03 January 2017

Hard Rock Cafe Sept 2013Did you know that we have some alumni groups set up in some countries outside the UK to help keep you in touch with your University and fellow alumni?


Amazing 60 year reunion for Brackenhurst alumni
18 November 2016

Brackenhurst 60 year reunionBrackenhurst class of 1956/57 recently celebrated the 60th anniversary of starting their studies, reuniting with a special lunch for former students and their spouses.

Our Brackenhurst alumni remain close to this day.  Recently the class of 1953/54 also had a reunion, and the Brackenhurst Old Students Association Annual Lunch is still going strong.  The 2017 lunch will take place on Sunday 12 March at the Cedric Ford Pavilion, Newark & Notts Showground.  Please email us for further details.

Reunion plans for alumni of BA Hons General 1970
08 August 2016

York House Alumni Chris Mills and Ian Robinson (both BA General 1970) are planning a reunion for 24 September 2017 to celebrate 50 years since starting their course. Were you on their course? Share memories as Chris recalls his fascinating time at NTU in the sixties:

"It was the autumn of 1967, the year after England’s footballers won the World Cup, when we arrived at Nottingham Regional College of Technology, now Nottingham Trent University. Nearly 40 of us had embarked on the BA General London External course.  We came from right across the country: from Lancashire, Essex, Surrey, Northamptonshire, County Durham and South Wales, among other locations. Most had never lived away from home before. Ahead lay three years of study, leading (with any luck) to a degree qualification." Read more...


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