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Article Embracing and Overcoming Imposter Syndrome: Insights from Anna Mosley

Gain invaluable insights into overcoming imposter syndrome with high performance coach Anna Mosley. Explore the intricate relationship between thoughts, beliefs, and actions, and discover how to challenge limiting beliefs to achieve extraordinary success.

Career advice Personal development
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Article Professor Matt Brookes and Nottingham alumni recognised in King's New Year Honours

Huge congratulations to our alumni recognised for their achievements in the King's New Year Honours earlier this month.

University news
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Article January: Take 5

Five things you need to know from around the university during December and January, including tributes to Professor Brian Tuck, who worked at the university for over 30 years and passed away in December.

University News
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Article They are honoured!

Meet some of our award-winning alumni and honorary graduates, including iconic designer Sir Paul Smith, from our winter graduation ceremonies!

University News
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Article My Office: in the newsroom

For our latest My Office we're in the thick of the newsroom with journalist James Bovill (History, 2004) and sub-editor Rebecca Harty (History and Politics, 2018).

My Office Careers
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Article 2023 in review

From hosting a princess to helping pop royalty, celebrating Hallward's half century and more. Here's a recap of 2023 news highlights.

University news
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Article Award winning mathematician recognised with honorary degree

We were delighted to welcome Caucher Birkar (Mathematics PhD, 2004) back to campus this winter to award him a richly deserved honorary degree.

Alumni Interview
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Article November: Take 5

Five things you need to know from around the university during November 2023. This month: Giving Day, volunteering, award success, sport in review and NUBS!

University news
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Article Giving Day 2023 - a recap

What a 36 hours! We're close to raising £70,000 for our four great causes, equivalent to one person giving every eight minutes. There's still time to donate too.

University news
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Article Memory Lane: Philip Shakesheff

A rather special Memory Lane as one of our video team sat down with his grandad and Nottingham alumnus Philip Shakesheff (Industrial Economics, 1969).

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Article Jordan Buck: The Future of Fintech

Financial technology is changing the way we handle money - from mobile banking and trading apps, to digital credit and blockchain. Nottingham alumnus Jordan Buck shares his insights as a fintech founder on what the future holds for the sector.

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Article Business School gets £1.4m grant to open Fintech hub

The University of Nottingham’s Centre for Inclusive Financial Technology (INFINITY) has been awarded a new £1.4 million grant from Research England to develop a fintech hub in the heart of the city. Situated on the university’s new Castle Meadow Campus, the INFINITY hub will be located alongside Nottingham University Business School and leading businesses in the financial sector, including KPMG, who are relocating their Nottingham office to the new campus in the city centre. 

Business
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Article Global Entrepreneurship Week: Junyi Xiao

Since graduating in 2017, Junyi Xiao has seen her business grow from an initial idea into a multinational venture, employing 18 staff and providing logistics management services for several large clients based around the world. With offices in Nottingham and Shenzhen, and a Singapore branch on the horizon, Junyi has been able to put her International Business degree into practice from the start.

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Article Minimising barriers to business

The Charter for Inclusive Entrepreneurship, an initiative by Dr Lorna Treanor, was launched nationally in October at the Shard in London. The Charter aims to minimise barriers to entrepreneurship for underserved and under-represented groups through creation of a more inclusive ecosystem.

Business
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Article The Second Quarter Century: India

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Nottingham University Business School. To celebrate, we’re hosting a series of events around the world, looking forward to the next 25 years in business and finance. We spoke to experts in the Business School, as well as two alumni panelists for the upcoming events, about the challenges and opportunities for the coming years in the country.

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Article Taking the Next Step in Your Career

There comes a point in any job when you feel ready for the next challenge. So how can you take action to ensure progression? Our resident jobs expert Sue Mason, from the NUBS Postgraduate Careers team, shares her advice with five steps you can take to advance your career. 

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Article Impactful Entrepreneurship with the Ingenuity Programme

Two of last year’s five national Ingenuity Programme winners were University of Nottingham alumni – Climate Champions, Pipeline Organics – a team of Nottingham-based biochemists and engineers – and Food Sciences alumnus Jared Spencer, who won UoN Impact Entrepreneur of the Year for his business Riddim Snacks.

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Article Research spotlight: N/LAB

A new research project from Nottingham University Business School’s N/LAB has shown that information from loyalty cards can be used to uncover hidden health insights, such as finding areas with high health deprivation, or highlighting nutrient deficiencies in consumers.

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Article Alumni Spotlight: Nike Lorenz

In September, the University of Nottingham was named Sports University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024 – the third time it has been given the honour since 2018. To mark the occasion, we spoke to former Sports Scholar and Germany Women's Hockey captain, Nike Lorenz (MSc Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Management, 2022).

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Article Company Consultancy Challenge

MSc Marketing alumna Vanja Ljevar volunteered as a project sponsor for the Business School's Company Consultancy Challenge this summer.

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Article The university motto: perspectives from the Department of Classics

For our second Nottingham Ambition Giving Day, we’ve found inspiration in our university motto: 'Sapientia Urbs Conditur', 'A city built on wisdom'. But what's in our motto's name? We asked Professor of Classics, Helen Lovatt, to look into the origins of the university's motto and its historical significance.

Giving Day Nottingham
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Article Talking with...Levison Wood

With a new series hitting TV screens over the summer, what better time to catch up with explorer, writer and photographer Levison Wood (History, 2004)?

Alumni Interview
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Article The Kith Collective

Meet the Kith Collective - 10 Fine Art alumni whose passion for the subjected continued long after graduation.

The Big Picture
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Article This is the place that is built on wisdom

This year's Nottingham Ambition Giving Day on November 1-2 is inspired by our university motto 'A city is built on wisdom'. So we're looking for the best piece of wisdom you learned while at Nottingham!

Giving Day Wisdom
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Article Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Hallward Library

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the university's Arts and Social Sciences library, Hallward. Find out more about its history and enter our competition!

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Article Business futures: looking at the next 25 years with NUBS

As we mark 25 years of Nottingham University Business School, join us this academic year to look ahead to the next quarter century in business.

University news Business
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Article My Office: Lydia Edmonds

In our latest ‘My Office’ Lydia Edmonds (Politics, 2012) takes us behind the scenes at an office no less iconic than Number 10 Downing Street!

My Office Careers
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Article How can we make our next holiday better for the environment?

As we look ahead to the summer holidays, Nottingham University Business School's Dr Brendan Canavan shares four ways you could make your trip more environmentally friendly.

The Big Question
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Article Sir John Sawers: Life after MI6

Over his 36-year career, Sir John Sawers (Physics and Philosophy, 1976) held many of the most senior positions in the foreign affairs, diplomatic relations and national security fields, culminating in five years as the Chief of MI6. He explains how he has taken his career in new directions and how he uses his expertise in his roles today.

Alumni Interview Careers Personal development
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Article Meet our 2023 Volunteer Award winners

We marked National Volunteers Week in June by celebrating our amazing volunteers - find out who won our 2023 Volunteer of the Year awards!

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Article How will the advance of AI affect data-driven marketing?

Mike Popesku (Marketing, 2008) took his 'passion for unravelling the chaos and complexity of consumer behaviour' to its logical conclusion by establishing his own startup, Qudo, in 2020. He shares his insights into AI and data-driven marketing.

Business
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Article Top 10 tips to build your career resilience

Resilience is defined as the capacity to withstand or recover quickly from difficulties - and it is a key skill which employers value. So, how do you know if you have it? Sue Mason from the NUBS Postgraduate Careers team shares 10 ways in which you can learn to build your resilience.

Careers
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Article Rebecca Khor: how to be an HR leader

With over two decades of HR experience in multiple industries, Rebecca Khor Ying Ying (Executive MBA, 2020) is the perfect person to share what makes a great HR leader!

Alumni Interview Careers
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Article Why are conspiracy theories so compelling?

The evolution of social media has made conspiracy theories gain ever more mainstream traction in recent years. Thinking about how we carefully approach the discussion of them has then become an important consideration. Daniel Jolley, Assistant Professor in Social Psychology, explains more.

The Big Question
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Article My Office: John Pearson

The title of British Ambassador is one which might evoke thoughts of exotic far-flung destinations, intrigue and glamorous dinners. But is it the reality? John Pearson (Geography, 1990) gives us an insight into his job as British Ambassador to Laos.

My Office Careers
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Article Equality, diversity and inclusion at Nottingham

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) can be a term misunderstood by many, but it is integral to the university's effective functioning, both for staff and students alike. It's also where alumni who are willing to share their lived experiences can play a valuable role too

University news
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Article My Office: Dana Hamzah

Dana Hamzah (Industrial Economics and Insurance, 2008) works for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington DC, the organisation responsible for generating sustainable growth and prosperity for all of its 190 member countries. She gives us an insight into what it's like working at one of the most high profile organisations in the world.

My Office Careers
Has the transition to hybrid working changed the workplace for better or worse?
Article A hybrid working nation: how it’s working out

Over the last three years the way we work, interact and do business has fundamentally changed with the increased prevalence of hybrid and remote working. Fiona Frost and Miguel Munoz, both NUBS postgraduate students, recently carried out a unique survey to try and quantify the true impact on the workplace.

Careers Business
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Article 6 top tips to get ahead of the curve with digital transformation

In the digital age, companies need to be prepared for constant change. Read our top 6 tips to stay ahead of the curve.

Personal development Technology Business
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Article The Professor's Oscars predictions

Get the inside track on this year's Oscars runners and riders from our Tinseltown expert, university academic Professor Gianluca Sergi.

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Article The results are in: our alumni survey

In autumn 2022 we asked for your opinion on the support we offer in our third annual alumni survey.

Community
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Article Marie Ashby: headline news

We caught up with Marie as she received her honorary degree in December for her insights into the profession and to discuss how the industry has changed.

Alumni Interview
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Article A new hue for 'Hu Stu'

One of the most iconic halls on campus, 'Hu Stu' is undergoing a two-year refurb to bring it into the 21st century - take a look at what's planned!

The Big Picture
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Article Following in Florence Boot's footsteps

Nearly 100 years after Florence Boot Hall was unveiled as the university’s first purpose-built women’s Hall of Residence, it will reopen to students in late 2023 after a £15m refurbishment.

Memory Lane
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Article Believe in you

Sakshi Bansal shares the values which guide her career.

Career advice
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Article Day in the life of: Richard Munang

Richard Munang shares a typical day in his life as Deputy Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Africa.

Community Careers advice
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Article Then and Now: Professor Sir Jonathan Van-Tam

Professor Sir Jonathan Van-Tam shares his recollections of time as a student at Nottingham and life on campus today.

Then and Now
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Article A Guiding Light to Ghana

As a young man growing up in Ghana, Dr Eric Gyan (Cancer Immunology and Biotechnology, 2011) had a dream to become a physician. But only thanks to the university’s international scholarship programme and the generosity of alumni donors was this dream able to become a reality.

Community
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Article A legacy of learning

Find out how the generosity of one couple, who met at Nottingham, is helping students with autism prepare for life on campus.

Community
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Article A new vision for the Broad Marsh

A new vision for the redevelopment of the former, part demolished, Broadmarsh shopping centre and surrounding land has been revealed.

Nottingham The Big Picture
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Article Memory Lane: DramSoc in the 50s

The university's clubs and societies are where lifelong friendships are formed and lasting memories are made.

Memory Lane Nottingham
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Article URN – taking to the airwaves

University Radio Nottingham has helped advance the careers of many of its former members since it first began.

Career advice
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Article Powering up our new £40m research facility

June saw the opening of our state-of-the-art Power Electronics and Machines Centre (PEMC) on Jubilee Campus.

Technology University news The Big Picture
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Article How does the legal system need to evolve in the age of social media?

Over the last couple of months two 'celebrity trials' dominated the media headlines in the UK and USA.

The Big Question Law Technology
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Article Breaking the bias: Building workplace confidence

Build confidence and provide practical tools to utilise now and in the future.

Career advice Leadership and management
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Article Marking 35 years of the NUBS MBA

For 35 years we have been teaching our MBAs cutting-edge business knowledge and contemporary management skills.

University news
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Article How could our insight help businesses recover from Covid-19?

Covid-19 has introduced new forms of economic risk not experienced by major global economies in living history – risks to production, business continuity and most crucially, supply chains.

Entrepreneurship Business
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Article 100 years ago: Laying the Trent Building foundation stone

14 June 2022 will mark 100 years since one of the most significant events in the history of our university.

University history
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Article Do sanctions really make a difference?

In response to its brutal war of aggression against Ukraine, the West imposed a barrage of sanctions against Russia.

The Big Question Economics Current affairs
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Article Memory Lane: Golden reflections

This month we welcomed over 150 graduates from 1970-72 back to campus for their Golden Reunion. Among the guests was Graham Harris (Electrical Engineering, 1972) who has shared with us a few choice images from his time here as a student.

Memory Lane
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Article What is the future for blockchain and cryptocurrency?

Blockchain. Bitcoin. Ethereum. Non-fungible token.

Finance The Big Question
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Article Online career networking - our top tips for a digital refresh

Active professional networking is vital to career growth and having an online presence is seen as essential now at whatever stage you are in your career journey.

Career advice
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Article Tatenda Furusa - on the fintech frontier

As part of our spring focus on digital technologies in Connect: Business we speak to Tatenda Furusa (MSc Business and Management, 2017).

Entrepreneurship Technology
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Article Women in business: challenges, aspirations, successes

As well as business advice, student and alumni entrepreneurs can receive mentoring, desk hire and networking opportunities, giving them the business tools they need to thrive.

Business
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Article Mental health matters

We spoke to MedSoc Support’s Ellie Reid and Jahnavi Kavala to find out how, thanks to funding from Cascade, they supported one another during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Article A guiding light on the path to university

Moving from Nigeria aged 11 and gaining residency status here in the UK, Dolapo Olanubi had dreamt of attending university.

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Article Great egg-spectations

When Dr Cormac O’Shea applied for a Cascade grant to buy and house a flock of hens, nobody quite eggs-pected what a fantastic impact it would have.

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Article Building brighter futures

Thanks to your donations to Cascade, University of Nottingham students are experiencing a global view of education and making a difference to others along the way.

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Article A pass to the next generation

Like many of our gifted sports stars, History student and University of Nottingham men’s rugby player, James Cherry, has boundless energy and talent. James explains how your donations towards sport are helping him to go the extra mile.

Sport
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Article Welcome to Castle Meadow Campus

In exciting news for the university, this new city centre site will soon become the first addition to our campus footprint in Nottingham since the opening of the Jubilee Campus in 1999.

University news
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Article The results are in: our alumni survey 2021

Thousands of you across our global community answered, sharing your thoughts about what you would like your alumni community to offer you.

University news
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Article Alumni sustainability takeover

Hot on the heels of COP26 we've been speaking to alumni who are doing great things to help tackle climate change or improve sustainability in their chosen field.

Sustainability Environment
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Article How will 'climate finance' help tackle climate change?

With COP26 underway and the world's eyes focused on Glasgow, a term you'll start hearing a lot more about is 'climate finance'.

Sustainability Finance
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Article Supercharge your strategising with Duncan Angwin's top five tips!

If you've always wanted to be a better strategist we've asked Duncan to compile his top five tips that can help you on your way.

Leadership and management Business
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Article Memory Lane: The Holmes Life

Alumnus John Holmes MBE (Mining Engineering, 1968) is something of a Nottingham institution having joined BBC Radio Nottingham not long after graduating and subsequently spending nearly 50 years in local radio and BBC Radio 4.

Memory Lane
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Article Michael Skok - a calculated success

We’re here to glean the top tips from a man who has seen it all, done it all, sold the t-shirt. Michael Skok (Production Management and Production Engineering, 1982) shares his insights, gained over 40 years as an entrepreneur.

Business Alumni Interview
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Article Then & Now - football in the 1960s

A 50 year-old photo of the university football team has rekindled friendships for one Nottingham alumnus

Community Then and Now
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Article Rock of Ages

This year we asked you to share your formative gig-going experiences, both on and off campus – here’s a selection of the best!

Community
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Article Zero room for manoeuvre

The race to meet global climate change targets is being run by some of the university's leading researchers.

Research
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Article New worlds

Through his beautifully intricate hand-drawn maps, Taiwan-based artist Tom Rook (Geography, 2010) offers a unique perspective on our urban environments.

Features
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Article Memory Lane: University life through a lens, 1987-1990

Alumnus Julian Hadden (Chemistry, 1990) was behind the camera lens for three years between 1987 and 1990 for the student newspaper Impact - he shares some his most memorable photos.

Memory Lane
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Article Channel 4 and the digital revolution

Karl Warner (Politics, 2001) is currently sister channel E4’s Controller and Head of Youth & Digital. He shares his insights on the battle with streaming giants.

Technology Alumni Interview
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Article We’re living in an immaterial world

Steve Cliffe (Electrical Engineering, 1985) explains how his career has helped advance the advent of touchless technologies.

Technology Alumni Interview
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Article Memory Lane: My Guiding Lights

Whether staff, fellow alumni, or just friends made during university days, we have been asking alumni who have been generous enough to indicate that they are intending to leave a Gift who their guiding lights were.

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Article Memory Lane: Football in 1962-63

This month's Memory Lane comes from Alan Williams (Industrial Economics, 1964)

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Article Dan Warne: From Deliveroo to diversifying during a pandemic

We speak to Dan Warne (History, 2007) for his unique insight into establishing a business during a pandemic. The former Managing Director at Deliveroo left in late 2019 to establish his own start up in the hospitality sector.

Alumni Interview
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Article My Office: Anna Wallace

We meet Anna Wallace (English, 2018) to find out what it’s like to work behind-the-scenes of one of the most exciting series on TV.

My Office
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Article Memory Lane: The opening curtain for the New Theatre

Peter Roper (Agriculture/Horticulture, 1971) shares his memories of how he helped establish the theatre in its current location.

Memory Lane
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Article Memory Lane: Henley 1958

The Henley Regatta is perhaps one of England's most revered and iconic sporting occasions, dating all the way back to 1839.

Memory Lane
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Article Memory Lane: A 1960s day out in Beeston

This month we share a Memory Lane story from Michael Jeanes (Civil Engineering 1960) who told us: "I found your magazine feature on a night out in Nottingham and prices of food and drink in various eras, most entertaining. I wonder if you would be interested in printing and maybe reviving a few memories, my day out in Beeston c1960?"

Memory Lane
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Article My Office: Annie from Annie's Burger Shack

We meet Anmarie Spaziano (Sociology, 2002), founder of Annie’s Burger Shack, to find out about her journey from a small pub kitchen to owner of one of Nottingham’s most popular restaurants.

My Office
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Article Memory Lane: The University's first rock group

In the latest issue of Connect we asked: "If you could go back to any point in your time at University, what would it be and why?" Sharing a few of our favourite memories of yours. In the first of a semi-regular series we're sharing another we've received since the magazine was published.

Memory Lane
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Article Stranger than fiction

For many of us, the thrill of the stage is keenly anticipated as we await the return of our most beloved cultural stars to the wings of the theatre – but what has it been like for those who work in the arts?

Alumni Interview
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Article My Office: Levison Wood

We meet Levison Wood (History, 2004), best-selling travel writer, explorer and photographer, to find out about the ‘best job in the world’.

My Office
Article My Office: Emily Seto

In the second of our series, we meet Emily Seto (Clinical Microbiology, 2016), a Planetary Protection Engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

My Office
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Article My Office: Madeline Pizzoni

We’re taking you behind-the-scenes in our new series, My Office, exploring the working spaces of alumni around the world to give you the inside view into what careers are really like – and hopefully provide some inspiration along the way! In the first of our series, we meet Captain Madeline Pizzoni (Nursing, 2013), Army Air Corps Wildcat pilot.

My Office
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Article Mary Dinah: Positively empowering

We meet Mary Dinah, businesswoman and humanitarian, to chat about how she is helping thousands of young Nigerians to achieve their ambitions by changing the system at each step of the chain from education to employment.

Alumni Interview
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Article Breaking boundaries at the BBC

Ben Hunte, the BBC's first LGBT Correspondent, talks about representing the diversity of the LGBT community and being a journalist in the social media age.

Alumni Interview