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NTU alumna wins Businesswoman of the Year
23 November 2017

NTU alumna Sarah Walker-Smith, (MBA 2000), has been named Businesswoman of the Year at the Nottingham Post Women in Business Awards 2017.


Postgraduate who risked life to help others named as NTU’s Alumnus of the Year
22 November 2017

A postgraduate who risked his life to help save hundreds of people after heavy flooding hit India has been named as Nottingham Trent University’s Alumnus of the Year for 2017.


Art and Design Christmas Fair 2017
22 November 2017

The Art and Design Christmas Fair marks the start of the festive season here at Nottingham Trent University. Comprising of over 25 designers and makers, this year’s fair is set to offer an array of unique and handmade gifts – all carefully crafted by our students and alumni.


Graduation is not goodbye! Remember to pick up a goody bag!
22 November 2017

Daro with bagsAre you graduating this December?  Update your details with the NTU Alumni Community so that we can keep you up to date with what’s happening at your University... and remember to pick up a graduation goody bag in the Newton building after your ceremony!


Media alumnus captures Round Britain sailing challenge for cancer charity
21 November 2017

NTU alumnus Tom Roberts, (BA Hons Media 2014 and MA Visual Communications 2016), launched his media career working with a cancer charity to raise money through a national sailing challenge.


Festive fun in Nottingham’s Old Market Square
08 November 2017

Nottingham’s Winter Wonderland is returning to the Old Market Square this November and once again the ice rink will be the main attraction - so get your skates on and glide your way into the festivities!


10% off your Christmas cottage
02 November 2017

Snowy cottageHalf term gone, Halloween over - started looking forward to Christmas with your exclusive NTU alumni discount on holiday properties.

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Nottingham reunion for Class of 1974
26 October 2017

In October, a group of former NTU BSc (Hons) Applied Biology students met up in Nottingham – 43 years after graduating!


Announcement of new Chancellor
23 October 2017

Sir John Peace has been announced as the new Chancellor of Nottingham Trent University.


Get involved with NTU Music!
20 October 2017

The 2017 – 18 academic year looks to be NTU Music’s busiest and most exciting year to date – and alumni can get involved! 


Thinkubator returns for 2017
10 October 2017

The Thinkubator Challenge is returning for its fifth year to Nottingham Business School (NBS) on Wednesday 15 November. Organisations looking for free expertise to help support business growth are being invited to take part.

It sees a mixture of business management researchers, postgraduates and final year undergraduate students, split into ‘thinking hubs’ to focus on solving one challenge each.




Will Elizabeth be “The Apprentice”?
04 October 2017

NTU alumna Elizabeth McKenna, (BA Hons International Relations 2005), is taking part in this year’s series of The Apprentice! 


NTU welcomes this year’s Alumni Fellows
28 September 2017

September saw the launch of the 2017/18 Alumni Fellowship Programme across three of our campuses, providing an opportunity for our new Alumni Fellows to find out more about getting involved and catch up with existing Alumni Fellows.


Nostalgic Reunion for the Class of 67
28 September 2017

In September a group of former Nottingham Regional College of Technology students got together for a reunion at the Hilton Hotel in Nottingham. Some guests even travelled across the Atlantic for the event! Here’s what attendee Chris Mills said about the get together.


NTU named The Times and Sunday Times Modern University of the Year
27 September 2017

Newton building and the main entranceNottingham Trent University has been named Modern University of the Year in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

The award recognises NTU for its strong student satisfaction, its quality of teaching, the overall student experience and its engagement with employers.




“Ay Up Me Duck” – the book
27 September 2017

South Korean NTU alumni Kang Nak Lee (BA Hons Product Design, 2011) has published a book about his experiences as a student in the UK, titled Ay Up Me Duck.

Kang told NTU he was inspired to write the book because he didn’t want to lose the memories he had from NTU. He added “ but later I felt a kind of mission to the youngsters who want to study abroad, as there are not many books about how you actually lived while studying abroad, compared to the books telling what you have to prepare to study abroad."




Shortlist for the 2017 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards Announced
26 September 2017

It has just been announced that NTU alumnus Tani Dulay, (MSc Real Estate 2014), has been shortlisted for two categories in this year’s NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards’; Young Entrepreneur of The Year and Family Business Entrepreneur of The Year. 


Cottage discounts for an autumn break
13 September 2017

Cottages4YouAlready looking forward to your next break? Perhaps you are looking for something to do at half term? Why not book your next holiday through our partnership with, and enjoy some great discounts?

Cathy Bramley reaches top ten best seller list
08 September 2017

Cathy Bramley bookNTU alumna Cathy Bramley (BA Hons European Business 1989) has just published her latest book – the Lemon Tree Café - which has rocketed to number 8 in the Sunday Times’ best seller list and is earning great reviews in the press.




NTU shortlisted for University of the Year award
07 September 2017

Arkwright BuildingNottingham Trent University has been shortlisted for the prestigious University of the Year title in the Times Higher Education Awards.

The awards, dubbed the ‘Oscars’ of the higher education sector, celebrate the talent, dedication and innovation of individuals and teams across all aspects of university life. The University of the Year category is the most coveted to win.


IoD £10 Business Challenge
30 August 2017

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) and the Institute of Directors (IoD) are once again running the £10 Business Challenge, and we are looking for mentors to get involved.


The Human Impact of India's Partition: Pillars for Resolution and Growth
24 August 2017

What was the human cost of India's partition? What are the lessons to be learned? How relevant is post-traumatic growth?

Lina Mookerjee, NTU alumna and current Alumni Fellow for Nottingham Business School, will be delivering a lecture inviting you to explore the human significance of this world-changing event and how its legacy continued.


Flagship building will be Brackenhurst’s new ‘heart of the campus’
23 August 2017

The new flagship building for Nottingham Trent University’s Brackenhurst Campus – a main reception and adjoining state-of-the-art environment centre – has been given the go-ahead by planners.


National Student Survey 2017
22 August 2017

Student satisfaction rates for Nottingham Trent University are among the highest in the country according to the latest national figures.

The results of the 2017 National Student Survey were released earlier this month, and NTU achieved a satisfaction score of 89%, which is the fifth highest score amongst mainstream universities.




University plans to restore former chapel into graduation venue
01 August 2017

Nottingham Trent University has submitted plans to convert a former Wesleyan Chapel into a venue for degree ceremonies and other prestigious events. 


40 year reunion for class of 1977
27 July 2017

Class of 1977Thirty former students from Brackenhurst’s class of 1977 met on campus recently to celebrate their 40th anniversary.

They were joined by four former lecturers, and travelled from as far afield as Scotland and Dorset, with messages sent from alumni now living in Australia, New Zealand, the USA and Canada.


Alumni amongst NTU’s honorary degrees for inspirational achievers
12 July 2017

Simon StarlingCharity campaigners, Olympic athletes, leaders from across the cultural worlds of film, music, heritage and design and the chief executive of a multi-national business are among those to be honoured by Nottingham Trent University during its summer graduation ceremonies.

The 12 recipients include alumni:

  • BAFTA nominated filmmaker, Jonathan Glazer (BA Hons 3D Design (Theatre) 1987)
  • Turner Prize Winning conceptual artist, Simon Starling (BA Hons Photography 1990)
  • Chief Executive of Siemens plc, Juergen Maier (BSc Hons Production Engineering 1986)


Network - your 2017 magazine out now
29 June 2017

Network 2017The 2017 issue of your alumni magazine Network is out now!

It features the latest news from your University and updates on your fellow alumni, including Alumnus of the Year and international artist Jon Burgerman, Great British Bake Off star Selasi Gbormittah, and Absolute Radio stars Christian O'Connell and Matt Berry.

Of course, we haven't forgotten your old favourites - weddings, "past and present" and Nottingham news. Read it online now.

If you haven't received your own personal copy in the post or via email then maybe we do not have your up to date details, so please get in touch.

Raj helps alumni make connections in the Big Apple
09 June 2017

We are delighted to announce our first ever international alumni ambassador for the USA.

Raj Vora (PG Dip Law 2010) has volunteered to act as the Alumni Ambassador and to help make connections on behalf of NTU in New York.




German alumni celebrate 20 year anniversary
05 June 2017

Four German alumni were excited to be back at Nottingham Trent University’s City Campus last week for a nostalgic visit.


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?


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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