Frequently asked questions
Below are answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.
If you can't find what you are looking for, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call +44 (0)115 823 2408 or fill in our online form to contact us.
How do I update my contact details?
How do I verify a University of Nottingham degree?
All requests to verify information regarding current students, leavers or graduates are now processed through the Higher Education Degree Datacheck.
If your request is to verify information regarding a student or graduate of The University Of Nottingham please submit this request online at www.hedd.ac.uk.
How do I confirm I was a student at The University of Nottingham?
Confirmation of degree letters
confirm the date alumni began their studies as well as the date they completed their studies, the degree awarded and the graduation date, if they graduated. Please note, however, that records for courses pre-1990 may not be as detailed.
Who do I contact for a reference?
The Alumni Relations office is not authorised to provide academic references as we don't remain in personal contact with each student at the University of Nottingham.
If you would like to contact an individual member of staff from your department of study you can use our Staff Look Up tool to find their contact details.
How do I request a replacement degree certificate/copy of my transcript?
Copies of degree certificates and graduate transcripts are available from our Alumni online shop
Please note that The University of Nottingham is unable to send these documents via email.
How can I reconnect with lost friends/alumni?
To make an enquiry please email email@example.com, including as much relevant information as possible, such as:
- Full name, including any initials and previous names (eg maiden name) while at the University
- Subject(s) of study and year of graduation
Because of data protection laws we are unable to provide alumni with contact details of other alumni. However we can forward your own contact details, with your permission, to alumni you are trying to reach should we have their valid contact details.
How can the Alumni Relations team help me organise a reunion?
We'd be happy to help you! To begin with visit our Organise a reunion
page, which will hopefully answer most of your questions. There's also a form you can fill in with more detailed information.
An alumnus/alumna I know has died, who do I need to tell?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the individual's details and we will update our records.
When one of our former students passes away, we include their name and education details in memoriam on our remembering our alumni page. If you have any objections to the alumnus/alumna’s name being shared please let us know in your email.
How do I access online journals?
There's a whole host of online journals accessible to alumni, including:
How can I access my emails/email forwarding?
Student email accounts are deactivated 90 days after your official leaving date, so it is recommended that you plan ahead and ensure no emails are sent to this account after. For further information, see Student IT Services.
Where can I purchase alumni merchandise?
For all your official University of Nottingham merchandise needs you can visit the University's online shop
Can I still make use of facilities on campus?
University of Nottingham alumni have exclusive access to a range of facilities on campus, including our world-class libraries and sports facilities.
Whether you're back on campus for a day or two, or live locally - our facilities page details all that's available to you as alumni.