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Alumni eNewsletter

April 2016

This month, we’ve got a fantastic range of stories for you as we explore the Middle East refugee crisis, a new invention that’s changing the world of Alzheimer’s care and the University’s latest global success… 

“I was tired of being told what I should think of refugees”

In the midst of ongoing conflict in the Middle East, Nottingham law graduate Katie Williams embarked on a remarkable journey to uncover the realities of life for those fleeing conflict and oppression. Working with Syrian orphans and widows in Jordan’s capital, Katie’s story is a fascinating insight into the challenges and human stories of the refugee crisis. Read more.


De-Javoo! Social media app connects past and present to revolutionise Alzheimer’s care

Nottingham alumnus Scott Rosenberg has developed a unique and novel solution to revolutionise life for families and those living with Alzheimer’s. Providing a space for families to connect, share memories and speak to experts, Javoo has gained the backing of influential Alzheimer’s organisations and is poised to become a success. Read more.   


Your University is among the world’s elite in prestigious rankings

The QS World University Rankings by Subject has confirmed that Nottingham’s courses are among the best in the world. With 21 subjects featuring in the top 100 and 7 in the top 50, the University is sitting alongside the world’s most elite institutions. Find out more.   


What do an international explorer, an award-winning actress and a political campaigner have in common?

No, it’s not the opening line to a cheesy joke! They’re all successful Nottingham graduates and winners of a very special accolade – an Alumni Laureate Award. If you know an inspirational Nottingham alumnus or alumna making a difference in the world, we have a unique chance for you to nominate them to have their achievements recognised this year. Find out how.   


What difference can five days make?

“It’s a life-changing experience – and I feel like you don’t get many of them” 
120 hours. 432,000 seconds. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Find out why five days at a Nottingham summer school can truly change a student’s life – and how you can make this experience incredible by giving just an hour of your time. Read more


Life Cycle 6 – help us make our community day the best yet! 

We’re looking for volunteers to help us at our community event on Sunday 4 September by marshalling our cycling routes. You’ll be an essential part of our team, helping us to keep riders safe and enjoying the day! Find out more and apply online.


Breast cancer research open day – meet our experts

Don’t miss your opportunity to join us on 21 May at the Queen’s Medical Centre to meet our world-leading breast cancer researchers. Take a tour of our laboratories and hear first-hand about the life-saving work they are doing. Register online to attend.  


Dates for your diary


Chancellor’s Lecture Series: Andrew McNaughton Entrepreneurs in Infrastructure – The Architects of Economic Transformation

Tuesday 3 May - Nottingham

Breast Cancer Research Open Day: meet our researchers

Saturday 21 May - Nottingham

Alumni Sports Challenge Day

Saturday 11 June - Nottingham


Alumni networking event

Wednesday 11 May - Singapore - book now 

Alumni networking event

Thursday 2 June - Chicago - book now 

Alumni networking event

Tuesday 7 June - San Francisco - book now 


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