19 Jul 2010 00:00:00.000
The 200,000th graduate of The University of Nottingham will receive her degree today, at a ceremony presided over by Vice-Chancellor Professor David Greenaway.
Renai Emma Showler received her first class BSc Hons Mathematics with Engineering during the graduation ceremony taking place on Monday July 19 at 3pm
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Renai chose to study at The University of Nottingham after visiting her sister, who also took her degree here. She enjoyed the campus aspect of University life, as well as the social benefits of living in a city like Nottingham.
“I chose maths and engineering as they were subjects I liked in school, and I thought it would be good for my career,” Renai said. “The staff were really supportive and I really enjoyed it. I’m looking forward to the graduation ceremony, and to being part of University history.”
Renai will be starting a placement with KPMG in October, working in audit and accounting.
Vice-Chancellor, Professor David Greenaway, said: “This is a special day in the University's history. Renai is joining a community of alumni that stretch right back to the institution's beginnings as University College Nottingham. I'm looking forward to welcoming the next 200,000!”
Renai now joins an alumni community which spreads right across the globe, including Chinese Sportsperson of the Century Deng Yaping; author DH Lawrence; Dato Seri Najib Razak, the Prime Minister of Malaysia; and Golden Globe-nominated actress Ruth Wilson.
For more information on our alumni community, visit www.alumni.nottingham.ac.uk
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PHOTOCALL — Renai and the Vice-Chancellor will be available prior to the graduation ceremony at 2.30pm on Monday July 19. Contact Communications at the details below to arrange pictures.
Notes to editors: The University of Nottingham is ranked in the UK's Top 10 and the World's Top 100 universities by the Shanghai Jiao Tong (SJTU) and Times Higher (THE) World University Rankings.
More than 90 per cent of research at The University of Nottingham is of international quality, according to RAE 2008, with almost 60 per cent of all research defined as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. Research Fortnight analysis of RAE 2008 ranks the University 7th in the UK by research power. In 27 subject areas, the University features in the UK Top Ten, with 14 of those in the Top Five.
The University provides innovative and top quality teaching, undertakes world-changing research, and attracts talented staff and students from 150 nations. Described by The Times as Britain's “only truly global university”, it has invested continuously in award-winning campuses in the United Kingdom, China and Malaysia. Twice since 2003 its research and teaching academics have won Nobel Prizes. The University has won the Queen's Award for Enterprise in both 2006 (International Trade) and 2007 (Innovation — School of Pharmacy), and was named ‘Entrepreneurial University of the Year’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2008.
Nottingham was designated as a Science City in 2005 in recognition of its rich scientific heritage, industrial base and role as a leading research centre. Nottingham has since embarked on a wide range of business, property, knowledge transfer and educational initiatives (www.science-city.co.uk) in order to build on its growing reputation as an international centre of scientific excellence. The University of Nottingham is a partner in Nottingham: the Science City