Upcoming events for alumni

We are always keen to meet up with our alumni. The Alumni Association plans a number of special events throughout the year - from open days on campus to networking events both in the UK and
around the world.

Of course, you don't have to wait for us. Why not arrange your own class reunion? We can help you
trace your 'old' friends and give advice on arranging your event. Read news from other events and reunions 
to pick up ideas for your own, and read our tips on planning an event. Send details of forthcoming events to alumni@ntu.ac.uk and we'll promote them here.


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Legal Advice Centre Breakfast Seminar - Data Protection

 Business and Enterprise Law Service: Data Protection

An overview of employment law issues for managers and owners of SMEs

Nottingham Trent University’s Legal Advice Centre invites local small and medium organisations from Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire to get involved this event exploring data protection. This event is free to attend and includes breakfast.
This seminar will cover:The Data Protection Act controls how organisations use personal information belonging to others. If you or your business collects personal information belonging to customers, clients or others to whom you provide services, then you need to follow strict rules called ‘data protection principles’. This overview is intended to give you an insight into those principles and how to protect your business from fines of up to £500,000 that can be imposed for a serious breach of the principles.

This event is part supported by Enabling Innovation, which is a three-year collaboration between Nottingham Trent University, the University of Nottingham and the University of Derby to support SMEs in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to innovate.  It is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (“ERDF”).

More about the Legal Advice Centre

Nottingham Law School Legal Advice Centre Limited is based at Nottingham Trent University’s City Campus. The Centre has won a number of awards for its commitment to providing access to justice, including the LawWorks Award for best Contribution by a Law School and the Access to Justice Foundation Award 2016. The Centre holds a licence to deliver legal services from the Solicitors Regulation Authority and delivers advice and other legal services for businesses, including social enterprises and charities, on a variety of commercial law issues. Areas of expertise range from intellectual property, employment and contractual terms and conditions to commercial dispute resolution and some commercial property law.

The Centre’s services are provided by Nottingham Law School staff and students, with all work supervised by the Centre’s qualified lawyers. We also provide expert workshops on a variety of legal topics to those looking to set up and develop their businesses and explore other means of delivering effective legal services to SMEs.

More details can be found here. 

For details of other events please see the website.

Innovation Community Lab

Would a colleague at your small or medium sized enterprise (SME) benefit from joining a network for aspiring managers and ambitious new starters? If so, then Innovation Community Lab (ICL) could be the key to their future success and to your business growth.

Specially for SMEs in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, ICL is a thirty hour programme of interactive and engaging workshops, designed to share knowledge and skills around business innovation. Taking part in ICL can help develop a junior colleague’s confidence, business acumen and leadership potential. The programme is offered free of charge to eligible SMEs.

Delegates on the ICL programme are given the tools and knowledge to support your business to generate and implement new ideas. They will become more confident in forming and pitching their ideas, and have the supporting business and analytical skills to effectively evaluate new ideas and their potential impact on your business. ICL will encourage delegates to contribute to product development, propose a new service or process or implement an innovative culture within your business.

We are flexible and open to all industry sectors. Delegates can come from a wide range of job roles. This means that they will not only benefit from the course itself but also have the opportunity to build their own professional network with contacts from a diverse group of businesses.

The ICL programme breaks down into the following areas, namely:

Introduction - Getting to know fellow delegates and being welcomed into the ICL community. Be briefed on how to understand the corporate strategies, values and vision of your business.

Illustrate Your Idea - Learning how to form, develop and pitch an idea through understanding and analysing your business.

Implement the Idea - Negotiation, persuasion and influencing plus project managing an idea as part of a team.

Initiate Sustainability - Measuring success and impact, and how to sustain an idea once it’s implemented.

Invite Change - Becoming an innovator, and working within a team to drive innovation.

Ignite Your Innovation - A showcase and celebration of all ICL delegates’ work and the positive impact they have had on your business.

Each session will come with its own practical work-based task, which delegates will structure around your organisation. This means that their learning will directly benefit your business. We will measure the ICL programme’s impact on your business by collecting data before and after the programme. This ensures ICL is truly effective for your business!

Innovation Community Lab will launch in Derby and in Nottingham in July 2017. The two labs will run simultaneously in both locations. To find out more about Innovation Community Lab and to get involved, please email Emmie.studencki@ntu.ac.uk or call 0115 848 2569.

ICL is part of the Enabling Innovation programme. This is a programme funded by the European Regional Development Fund for SMEs in the D2N2 area. Enabling Innovation runs a wider programme of one-off events, workshops and masterclasses, as well as provides local SMEs and start-ups with access to University specialists and expert facilities free of charge. For more information about Enabling Innovation, please click here.

Developing Our Supply Chains and Supporting Growth in SMEs

Local SMEs – Could you become an NTU supplier?

On Tuesday 23 May 2017 meet with representatives from NTU’s Procurement team and wider business support teams, to discover and discuss how to initiate and manage an effective working relationship as an NTU contracted supplier.

Our breakfast event, “Developing Our Supply Chains and Supporting Growth in SMEs”, will bring together current and prospective suppliers from the local area. This event will encourage and inform you as to how you can start the process of becoming a supplier, and the business benefits it can bring.

Meet our friendly Procurement team and understand the process for becoming a contracted supplier. Discover upcoming tenders and opportunities offered out and have your say on any challenges and issues you may face in working with NTU.
Developing and supporting your business is a real focus for NTU’s Procurement team.

On 23 May you will be able to choose from three breakout sessions, all of which can be of help to you to grow and become more competitive:

Breakout Session One

The Enabling Innovation team has £3.8m from the European Regional Development Fund to work with Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire start-ups, entrepreneurs and small and medium sized businesses across all industry sectors. Enabling Innovation provides access to world-class facilities, academic and research experts and industry-focussed workshops and masterclasses. To find out more about Enabling Innovation, please click here.

Breakout Session Two

The Big House is also funded by the European Regional Development Fund. The Big House works with creative and digital businesses in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. It provides coaching, mentoring, grants and business workshops to support business growth and encourage creativity. To find out more about The Big House, please click here.

Breakout Session Three

Procurement will be hosting a breakout session all about ethical procurement. Understand its importance to NTU, to our relationships with suppliers, and its importance to your business.

“Developing Our Supply Chains and Supporting Growth in SMEs” will take place on Tuesday 23 May 2017, 8:30am – 11am at Nottingham Conference Centre. Places are limited to eighty, so reserve yours today.

NTU undergraduate open days in 2017

Do you know someone who is thinking of joining us in 2018? Maybe members of your friends or family are interested in studying at NTU? Then encourage them to come and get to know us an open day.

The University will be open across all three campuses – City, Clifton and Brackenhurst - from 10.00am until 3.30pm. There will the opportunity to meet current NTU students and members of staff, to view the University’s facilities and find out more about the courses we have on offer.

There are four open days being held throughout 2017, to help decide if NTU is the place for you. The open days are taking place on the following dates:

• Tuesday 11 July 2017
• Saturday 7 October 2017
• Saturday 4 November 2017
• Saturday 2 December 2017

Booking for these open days is now open, to reserve a place book here.



Art and Design Degree Show

Our annual Art and Design Degree Show is one of the largest exhibitions of work by graduating artists and designers in the UK.

Taking centre stage in Nottingham’s creative calendar in June, the week-long event is completely free to alumni and the public.

The 2017 event will unite the creative force of just over 1,200 final year students in subjects spanning visual arts; visual communication; fashion, textiles and knitwear design; fashion management, marketing and communication; architecture; and furniture and product design.

Image by Elizabeth Chapman

Find out more.

You're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat

Curated by photographer Jason Evans, this new exhibition brings together artefacts from our industrial, consumer society.

Handmade signage recalls local commerce, pre-globalisation, and highlights ongoing transitions from analogue to digital. Some of the objects on show remain in circulation today, yet serve as a nostalgic reminder of the technological changes in our recent past. 

The exhibition, running from 19 April to 19 May, features pages from the archive of Dick Hambidge, a sign writer from East Kent, who documented his works in meticulous photographic albums, presenting an alternative record of provincial life. 

Also on show is a selection of erudite political ‘lampoons’ by Ditchling printmaker Philip Hagreen, loaned by Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft. Hagreen’s wood engravings feel as relevant now as when they were published eighty years ago.” 

Visitors will be able to see an intriguing selection of original items from Clark Brothers of Manchester, who continue to hand produce point-of-sale marketing materials for a disappearing High Street. 

Finally, the exhibition will also feature a selection of locally relevant material, an interactive photo opportunity, social media content, a marketing soundtrack and a new series of Evans’ own binary screen prints. 

Find out more.





Invest in your future and visit NTU's Postgraduate Open Events

Postgraduate open days take place throughout the year and give you the opportunity to talk to academic staff and current postgraduate students to find out more about the courses, facilities and support. Read more about all the postgraduate open events on this page.

Distinguished Lecture Series

Distinguished LecturesDelivered by an exceptional range of expert guest speakers, the Distinguished Lecture Series covers many exciting subjects and tackles topical and sensitive issues face-on. The lectures are thought-provoking, raise debate and inform.

Our successful programme attracts large audiences from across the region. All lectures are free and open to all.

Visit the Distinguished Lectures website for more information.

For any other queries, or if you experience any difficulties with the online booking process, please email the events team at events.team@ntu.ac.uk