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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.
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.
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.
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.
ChatGPT - is it all talk and no action?
Find out what the future holds for ChatGPT, the AI bot that has been the talk of the office ths year, as the university's resident machine learning expert Jeremie Clos gives us the lowdown.
The Big Question
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.
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.
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
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.
Believe in you
Sakshi Bansal shares the values which guide her career.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Memory Lane: DramSoc in the 50s
The university's clubs and societies are where lifelong friendships are formed and lasting memories are made.
URN – taking to the airwaves
University Radio Nottingham has helped advance the careers of many of its former members since it first began.
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.
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.
Breaking the bias: Building workplace confidence
Build confidence and provide practical tools to utilise now and in the future.
Leadership and management
Marking 35 years of the NUBS MBA
For 35 years we have been teaching our MBAs cutting-edge business knowledge and contemporary management skills.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What is the future for blockchain and cryptocurrency?
Blockchain. Bitcoin. Ethereum. Non-fungible token.
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.
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).
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.
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.
I was pregnant at 15 – but with your help, I’ve turned it around
After falling pregnant at 15, Rachel felt like her dreams of going to university and becoming a doctor were lost. This is her story.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Good COP, Bad COP?
With such media attention and expectation, as the dust settles on the COP26 climate conference perhaps the most difficult question is to define its success or otherwise.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
How Max Thorpe overcame disaster in the Atlantic Ocean to claim a World Record in the toughest row on Earth.
Then & Now - football in the 1960s
A 50 year-old photo of the university football team has rekindled friendships for one Nottingham alumnus
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!
Zero room for manoeuvre
The race to meet global climate change targets is being run by some of the university's leading researchers.
Through his beautifully intricate hand-drawn maps, Taiwan-based artist Tom Rook (Geography, 2010) offers a unique perspective on our urban environments.
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.
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.
We’re living in an immaterial world
Steve Cliffe (Electrical Engineering, 1985) explains how his career has helped advance the advent of touchless technologies.
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.
Memory Lane: Football in 1962-63
This month's Memory Lane comes from Alan Williams (Industrial Economics, 1964)
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.
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.
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: 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: 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?"
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.
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.
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?
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: 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: 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.
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.
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.