Frequently asked questions

Nottingham Trent University Alumni Community Mission Statement

To foster lasting relationships with, and between, former students which encourage pride and involvement in our University.


What does alumni mean?
Pronounced al-um-nye, the word is derived from a 17th Century Latin term for 'fosterchild'. That term itself came from the word 'alere', which meant 'nourishment'. The term alumni is inclusive to all former students - whether they be graduates, diplomats, hold certificates or have studied for other qualifications at Nottingham Trent University.


Who is eligible for NTU Alumni Community Membership?
Membership of the Alumni Community is free and automatic for graduates who were fully enrolled on NTU undergraduate and postgraduate courses and studied in the UK. Membership is available on request for some other groups. We are currently unable to offer membership to former students whose courses were validated by NTU, but who did not study at Nottingham Trent University or one of its franchise institutions. Please see our full page answer to check current eligibility.


How do I join the Alumni Community?
The majority of our former students are automatically made members of the Alumni Community (however, see eligibility above). Please ensure that we have your up to date contact details and the Development and Alumni Relations Office will keep you:

  • informed of the latest news and developments
  • up-to-date with job and other opportunities
  • in touch with your friends and contemporaries

All of this will be communicated via email, through the website and our annual publication Network.

We are aware that we have lost contact with some alumni and that others are occasionally missing from our records due to data gaps. If you are not receiving our communications, please register with this website or email us. We will check your eligibility and be happy to welcome you back.


What benefits can I enjoy as a member of the Alumni Community?

You can find a full list here. Membership benefits include:

  • Access to the online alumni community area, Venture Online
  • The alumni magazine, Network, mailed once a year, free of charge
  • News of events, lectures and career-related opportunities
  • The opportunity to register to receive alumni eNewsletters
  • The opportunity to keep in touch with old friends
  • Free access to the NTU libraries
  • Associate Membership to the Students' Union
  • Ability to retain links with your School or department
  • Ability to view graduate profiles of fellow alumni
  • Postgraduate and professional study possibilities
  • Use of the University's Employability Team for up to three years after graduation


Can I continue to access my NTU email account now I have graduated?
Alumni who have graduated in recent years can gain access to their student email account after graduation. To access your NTU email go to On the log on page enter your NTU email address and password. Please contact the IS team if you need to have your password reset.

Can I access Now after graduation?
Alumni who have graduated will not have access to Now after graduation, access to NOW will be closed within four weeks of you receiving your Leaving NTU email.


Can I use the library?
Alumni Readership is available free of charge to all former students who would like to borrow up to four books at a time from the University Libraries - simply join in person at any of our three campus libraries. Please note that some electronic resources, inter-library loans, reservations and the borrowing of slides are not available to Alumni Readers.  


How do I get a transcript of my results or confirmation that I studied at NTU?
It depends on your subject and year(s) of study, so please see our full page answer on requesting transcripts in order to to be put in touch with the appropriate department.


I've lost my degree certificate, can I get a replacement?
Please see our full page answer on replacement certificates in order to to be put in touch with the appropriate department.


How can I log into my Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR)?
The Higher Education Achievement Report, otherwise known as a HEAR, is an electronic document which records your academic and extra-curricular achievements during your time at NTU. You will receive your final HEAR after you graduate, with updates occurring periodically throughout your studies. Find out more.


Can you put me in touch with another NTU graduate?
Yes, the Development and Alumni Relations Office offers an email/letter forwarding service. Please send the full name of the person you are trying to trace, plus their subject of study and year of graduation (if known), together with your own contact details by post or by email and we will forward your message free of charge.


I'd like to organise a reunion - where do I start?
Right here! View our guide to organising a reunionEmail details of your plans, or even just the beginning of a suggestion, and we will post them online in the Upcoming events for alumni section. You can also contact your former classmates by registering with this site. Then post a message to the Discussion Forum or browse the 'Find a Friend' class lists to contact your friends.


We've just had a reunion, can I post the photos on the alumni website?
Yes, please email your photos with details of yourself and the event and we will add the news to the Past events & reunions page. Please include the email addresses of others named and pictured, where possible, so that we can confirm they are happy for details to be posted online.


How do I find out about latest University news and events?
Just ensure that we have your latest contact details, including your email address, and we will keep you informed by email, the news and events section of this website and through Network magazine. As a registered member of this site, you can update your details securely online - right here, right now. View all the different ways to get in touch.


Can I still use the services of the Employability Team after I graduate?
Alumni are eligible to use the facilities of the services of the Employability Team for up to three years after graduation. For more information please visit the Employability website. You may also find some useful tips and guidance among our graduate profiles

And remember to visit the Job Vacancies board which enables you to search for vacancies offered by members of your alumni community. Looking to recruit? Post details of current vacancies that you wish to advertise to Nottingham Trent graduates.

Development and Alumni Relations Office staff are also on the lookout for key graduate opportunities just for you, so keep checking back for the latest job adverts. We're an alumni family. Let's give each other a helping hand. Register now if you haven't already!


How can I find out about postgraduate and professional study?
There's a lot of information on the NTU site, so we've done some filtering to give you a few good starting places. Take a look at our Postgraduate study page. It includes options for short courses and continuing professional development as well as Masters/Doctorate programmes.


How can I request an academic or character reference from NTU?
Please see our full page answer on requesting a reference as there are different procedures for academic references and character references.