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NTU Business Students Rise to IoD £10 Challenge

24 September 2020

The Institute of Directors (IoD) ran their sixth annual £10 Challenge along with a new £10 Plus Challenge, to raise vital funds for The John van Geest Cancer Research Centre. Over 150 students took part in the challenge which saw student teams being given £10 seed money and 10 days to raise as much money as possible. The new challenge allowed students to apply for more funds if they could prove their idea was profitable.


The Nottingham Business School students came up with a host of innovative ways to raise as much money as they could including: a social media campaign where every pound donated resulted in video footage of an additional penny dropped into a jar, selling glow sticks on bonfire night, and even encouraging people to ‘KO’ cancer by donating money to punch a boxing glove.


Throughout the challenge students gained a variety of key kills such as teamwork, leadership, time management, strategic decision making and marketing. Successful teams thought ahead, planned and held several fundraisers in order to reinvest and grow their profits. Each team was guided by an experienced IoD member as mentor, and between them raised over £10,000.


Members of the IoD visited the John van Geest Cancer Research Centre to see first-hand how the funds raised make a real difference. Cari Grice, Regional Events and Communities Manager commented: ‘It is easy to see why fundraising is so vital. Professor Graham Pockley explained to us how smaller donations are essential in kickstarting research projects in order to attract more funding as they progress. The support of organisations and events such as the IoD Challenge is vital in order for the Centre to have the tools and equipment needed to carry out the crucial first stages of a research project.’ 


100% of all donations made to The John van Geest Cancer Research Centre go directly towards life-changing cancer research. If you would like to support The John van Geest Cancer Research Centre please email us at or make a gift.

Hong Kong Alumni Cruise – 28 April 2016 (14 photos)

Thanks to alumnus Andy Keith (BSc Hons Applied Biology 1987) and Deacons, Nottingham Trent University was delighted to invite alumni based in Hong Kong to enjoy special cruise of Hong Kong Harbour on Thursday 28 April 2016.

Joining Andy in hosting this event were NTU's Head of Development and Alumni Relations Tim Cobb, and our Hong Kong Alumni Ambassador Chris Tang.

A selection of photographs from the event can be viewed here. Please wait for the first photo to fully download. You may then use the buttons below the photo to pause and take navigational control of the gallery. Otherwise each photo will display for five seconds in a continuous slideshow format.


Special thanks to Andy Keith and Deacons for organising the boat
Special thanks to Andy Keith and Deacons for organising the boat


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