Upcoming events for alumni

We are always keen to meet up with our alumni. Your Alumni Community 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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An Inaugural Lecture by Professor Eiluned Edwards, School of Art & Design

"From local knowledge to ‘local knowledge’"

From: Thursday 16 May 2019, 5pm - 7pm

Location: Lecture Theatre 4, Newton building, Main Entrance, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU

Booking deadline: Thursday 16 May 2019, 12.00pm


Professor Eiluned Edwards' ongoing research looks at the intersection of fashion and craft in India, and recognising the importance of historical periods such as the 17th century when Indian painted and printed cottons ("chintz") drove the development of global fashions, new technologies and trade, examines the contemporary relationship between craft production and luxury fashion.


Professor Edwards' work at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) embraces research and teaching across the MA programmes as well as M.Phil/PhD supervision. She is also a Research Associate at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, and contributes to courses at the V&A.

Read Professor Edwards' full staff profile.


  • 5pm       Registration and refreshments in Newton building
  • 5.30pm  Inaugural lecture in Lecture Theatre 4, Newton building
  • 6.30pm  Drinks reception in Newton building
  • 7pm       Close

Reserve your place

To attend this inaugural lecture please select reserve your place at the top of the page and complete a brief online booking form here.


For all enquires about this events please email us, or call +44 (0)115 848 2793

Professor Neil Mansfield Inaugural Lecture

"Making an impact through minimising impacts – Human Factors Engineering for comfort, performance and health"

When: Wednesday 15 May 2019, 6.30pm

Registration: 5.45pm

Location: Teaching and Learning building, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS

Booking deadline: Wednesday 15 May 2019, 12.00pm


In this lecture, Professor Neil Mansfield, (Head of Engineering in the School of Science and Technology), explores his research into Human Factors Engineering, how this might appear to challenge a basic interpretation of Newton’s Laws, and how a combination of applied biomechanics, applied psychology, and applied engineering combine to enable design of vehicles that are usable, safe and comfortable.

More information on Professor Mansfield can be found on his staff profile.


  • 5.45pm  Registration and welcome refreshments
  • 6.30pm  Inaugural lecture
  • 7.30pm  Networking
  • 8.30pm  Event close

Find out more and reserve your place here.

Lemn Sissay: Curated & Created by NTU

A rare chance to see a dramatic reading of the acclaimed one-man play by celebrated performance poet, Lemn Sissay. This is the first time this show has been performed in Nottingham.

Something Dark tells the story of Lemn Sissay’s upbringing in children’s homes and foster care, and the search for his family and true identity. Originally directed by John McGrath (National Theatre of Wales), Something Dark has been performed throughout the world to great critical acclaim. It was adapted for BBC Radio 3 in 2005, and the following Q&A sessions have become legendary.

“This is a must see event. I was riveted from start to finish. And the following Q & A session was extraordinary. I wholeheartedly recommend this show.” Paul Miller, Artistic Director, Orange Tree Theatre

“It would be impossible to come away from this show unmoved and uninspired” – Metro London

For more information and tickets visit the Metronome website.

  • When: Friday 28 June 2019 at 7pm
  • Location: Metronome, Huntingdon Street, Nottingham, NG1 1AP
  • Cost: Standard - £16.50 inc booking fee; Under 18 & student - £14.30 inc booking fee
Art and Design Degree Shows 2019

Taking place across Nottingham Trent University’s City Campus, 1,318 creatives from 26 courses unite for one ambitious summer show. Representing a new wave of talent – skilled and ready to shape our future creative industries.

There are many ways to enjoy our 2019 Degree Shows.    

Tickets are available now for the Fashion Design and Fashion Knitwear Design Catwalk Shows and Exhibition. You can find further information about the schedule and booking tickets here.  

You can also meet our students and view their work at locations across Nottingham and London – the full events line-up can be found here

To receive the latest news and events about the Summer Show activities, join the mailing list, follow the Instagram feed using #NTUDegreeShow, and check out the student websites and social media platforms

Summer Celebration - 1 June 2019

Curated & Created by NTU - NTU Music Concert Season

Saturday 1 June 2019, 3pm

Location: Albert Hall, North Circus Street, Nottingham, NG1 5AA

Join the NTU Music ensembles at Nottingham’s Albert Hall for a refreshing mix of music on a summer’s afternoon.

Enjoy performances from our Choir, Chamber Choir, Concert Band, Brass Band and more, as they perform a selection of music to celebrate the end of the academic year.

Tickets for this event can be purchased online.

Standard £10.00

NTU/Confetti Student £5.00

NTU/Confetti students will be asked to show a valid student card on the door at the event.

If you would like any more information, please email the Music Team or telephone them on +44 (0)115 848 4570.

C/J: Chloé Maratta and Joanne Robertson

Curated & Created by NTU - Bonington Gallery

Bonington Gallery is delighted to present C/J, an exhibition of newly commissioned work by Los Angeles-based artist, musician and jewellery designer Chloé Maratta and Glasgow-based artist and musician Joanne Robertson.

Reflecting their shared interests in clothing, both artists have been invited to work with artefacts from Nottingham Trent University’s (NTU) Fashion Map Archive, a unique collection of garments and accessories purchased from high street retailers since 2000.

Maratta embeds her practice into her life via a process of gathering clothing and ephemera that she encounters and experiences on a daily basis. Materials are collaged into styled outfits and extended into photography, photo-collage and sculpture.

Robertson works predominantly with painting that frequently extends beyond the canvas to found objects. Presenting racks of clothing alongside her paintings, Robertson objectifies garments in order to emulate the conditions of abstract painting – form, colour, surface and materiality. She’s currently touring her music in New Zealand, and answered a few questions from Undertheradar.co.nz, in which she refers to the upcoming exhibition here at the gallery, as well as discussing the process of collaborating with other artists, and the strong link between her music and visual practices.

Through art production, music and fashion, both artists convey an immediacy and irreverence towards various forms of cultural and social hierarchy, making the involvement of NTU’s high-street fashion archive all the more poignant.

Exhibition dates: Fri 5 Apr 2019 - Sat 18 May 2019

  • Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm
  • Saturday, 11am – 3pm

Image: Chloé Maratta and Joanne Robertson

An evening with the NTU Chamber Choir - 8 May 2019

Curated & Created by NTU - NTU Music Concert Season

Join our award-winning Chamber Choir as they perform a selection of music from their recent international tour. Featuring everything from traditional choral music to arrangements of contemporary hits, and some special solo performances too.

Our Chamber Choir is an auditioned ensemble open to NTU students, staff and alumni. In July 2018 the choir won a silver medal at the World Choir Games in Tshwane, South Africa, following a 2016 win at the North Wales International Choral Festival. Previous tours include South Africa, India, Spain, Hungary, Czech Republic and the Netherlands.

Tickets for this event can be purchased online.

  • Standard £8.00
  • NTU/Confetti Student £4.00

NTU/Confetti students will be asked to show a valid student card on the door at the event.

If you would like any more information, please email the Music Team or telephone them on +44 (0)115 848 4570.

Postgraduate open events

Looking to join us in 2019?

Come along and take a look at NTU for yourself, and speak with academic staff about our range of courses.

Our next open event will be held on Tuesday 11 June 2019 (City Campus only). Reserve your place here.

If you are interested in attending a webinar for one of our Online MBA specialisations, Online MA in International Relations or Online MSc Construction Project Management visit our online courses page for more information.

Funding for your postgraduate studies at NTU

Postgraduate studies are a big investment and you might be wondering how you’re going to pay for them – but there’s a wide range of funding possibilities to explore, and we’re here to help you through the process.

Postgraduate fairs – come and meet with us

At these events, you’ll have the chance to:

  • meet with NTU advisors, and ask any questions
  • hear from experts in the field of postgraduate funding
  • find out about life as a postgraduate student, from those who know
  • get tips on making a successful application for postgraduate and / or research study
  • see how a postgraduate qualification can enhance your professional prospects
  • learn about a wide range of global study opportunitiesmeet with an exciting network of national and international employers
  • enter into competitions for generous postgraduate bursaries
Free Lunchtime Concerts

Curated & Created by NTU - NTU Music Concert Season

NTU Music's free Lunchtime Concerts are held fortnightly throughout the academic year and feature Nottingham Trent University students, staff, and internationally recognised musicians.

This concert will last approximately 30 minutes, and is an ideal opportunity to take a break from your desk or the library!

All our free lunchtime concerts are relaxed events and open to NTU students, staff, and the general public. As it is during lunchtime, please feel free to bring your sandwiches.

For more information email the Music Team or telephone them on +44 (0)115 848 4570.

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