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Our survey said...

Last year, we sent you a survey, asking for your views on our work and alumni programmes. Thank you to everyone who took part – your thoughts are invaluable as we plan an exciting future for our alumni community. 

The results are now in – take a look at what you told us and what we're doing to make your alumni experience better than ever. 


The demographics 

 

Almost 14,000 of you shared your thoughts and opinions in our biggest survey to date. 

Our survey demographics were: 51% male, 49% female; 70% live in Great Britain; 40% 18-24 years, 28% 30-44 years, 16% 45-59 years, 16% 60+ years


The Nottingham experience

 

The majority of you feel very positively about your time at Nottingham.

 94% of alumni said your time at Nottingham was good or excellent; 92% were proud to have studied at Nottingham; 90% would recommend the University of Nottingham


Our communications 

 

Most of you view our communications positively – but some also told us that you were unaware of our programmes, services and benefits. 

 71% of alumni said our overall communications were good or excellent; 48% said social media postings were good or excellent but 27% were unaware; 29% said our alumni services and benefits were good or excellent but 30% were unaware

 

Email is the preferred method of communication for most of you, while Facebook is the most popular channel on social media.  

 

Most popular methods of communication: 94% email, 73% post, 66% social media; Most popular social media channels: 93% Facebook, 66% LinkedIn, 58% Twitter

 

Supporting our work


Those of you who already support our work view the information you receive from us positively – while half of you are keen to take part in one of our opportunities in future.
  

50% of alumni would like to take part in one of our volunteering opportunities in future, most by speaking to students about your experiences; 77% who already volunteer are satisfied with the thanks received; 89% who donate are satisfied with the thanks r


The future

So, what are we doing in response?

Over the coming months and years, we'll be developing ambitious new programmes to help you make the most of your Nottingham network, especially in the benefits and services that we can provide. It's just the beginning, but we're already implementing new initiatives.   

Professional development and lifelong learning through our MOOC and alumni webinar series; peer-peer eMentoring for Class of 2017; more volunteering opportunities across the world, helping you to network and develop your skill set

 

We're also making it easier for you to connect with fellow alumni through enhanced networking opportunities and events, and bringing you greater access to the leaders and thinkers shaping our world. 


We're hosting more networking opportunities through our events; and bringing you greater knowledge and insight with access to leading experts through our events and communications

 

Your views will help us shape an exciting future – together we can create an outstanding experience for our global alumni community.  

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