We always have mixed feelings on Graduation Day. We're pleased for you and wish you all well, hoping that exciting and fulfilling times lie ahead. We're also sad to see you go, so do keep in touch as we love to hear how former students are doing, and are able to help you keep in touch with one another.
Politics Alumna - Barbara Njau
Barbara Njau explains how her Politics BA, and her broader experiences at the University of Nottingham, helped her achieve success in her career. She is currently a Senior Reporter and Markets Editor for Foreign Direct Investment magazine, part of the Financial Times ltd.
Politics Alumnus – Andrew North
Andrew North discusses his MA in International Security and Terrorism. He explains how he gained the knowledge, experience, and contacts which helped him secure a career in the RAF. Andrew is currently an Aerospace Battle Manager.
University Alumni Community
Want to look up your old Nottingham friends? Fancy a change of career and need some advice? Join the University's Alumni Community! The University has a thriving and well-supported alumni office. Register with them to receive many benefits, including access to the Careers Centre, discounts, networks, reunions, publications and a whole range of different opportunities to get involved with the wider Nottingham Alumni network.
The University Alumni Office organizes the Alumni Laureate Awards in which outstanding former students are honoured. These are people who have demonstrated superb achievements throughout the world, either by making outstanding contributions to their communities, stimulating new ideas and services or showing exceptional dedication, creativity and leadership. In 2012 we were delighted when Emma Barnett, who graduated from Nottingham in 2006 (History and Politics), was awarded a ‘Recent Graduate Award’. Emma was commended for her outstanding promise and work in the media. You may have read about this on our School Blog.
If you know someone special who is worthy of recognition, you can nominate them. For more information on this award, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Westminster Alumni Reception
You are welcome to join us at our annual reception for University of Nottingham Politics and International Relations Alumni in the House of Commons. In 2012 (pictured below) this event launched an exciting new Alumni Career Mentoring Scheme. To take part in this scheme, register here. In previous years we have launched new research centres, including the Centre for British Politics and CONCEPT, our new theory centre. In 2009 we celebrated 50 years of Teaching Politics at University of Nottingham. To register for an invitation to this event, emailRory Cormac
Join our mailing list
The School also keeps a mailing list and if you'd like to add your name to this, in order to receive a copy of our newsletter and invitations to School events, including the Westminster Reception, just email Rory Cormac.
Alumni Mentoring Scheme
You could provide a University of Nottingham student or recent graduate with the right support at the right time, in just the right way, by joining our Alumni Mentoring Scheme.
By volunteering to mentor a student or recent graduate as a part of the eMentoring scheme, you have the opportunity to channel your professional experience and commercial awareness into helping someone make an informed career choice.
The scheme is a 6 month commitment, with contact taking place over email or Skype to help to negate distance or schedule constraints. The first step is to register an alumni career profile with the University Of Nottingham. The scheme starts in November 2012 so register today to empower alumni of the future through your success!
Please email Anna White for more information.
Public Lectures and Seminars
The School hosts a number of events that you're very welcome to join, as speakers or audience, if you're within reach of Nottingham. These include:
The Centre for Social and Global Justice's weekly seminar (Mondays) in which academics and practitioners working on and in social and global justice address an audience of students, visitors and academics.
All events are open to you as alumni of the School. For more information please see the main events page or individual research centre pages.
Alumni Careers Events
This was the initiative of Dr Lucy Sargisson, while she held the dual roles of Careers Liaison and Alumni Officer. For these events, we invite you to come and talk to our current students about their career experiences. These events are absolutely invaluable for our students. If you're willing to participate in one, email Rory Cormac, who will facilitate the 2013 sessions.