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Alumni eNewsletter

July 2016

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Photo courtesy of Muz Janoowalla and TEDx talks

This month we’ve got a diverse range of stories, starting with a look at how technology is making the world a safer place and what role you can play in the fight against crime…

Avengers assemble! How you can become a superhero and keep the world safe

With movies and TV shows by comic book giants Marvel and DC dominating screens worldwide, it’s a golden time to be a superhero. Now, there’s a way for you to become a real-life crime fighter. Analytics expert and alumnus Muz Janoowalla explains in an eye-opening TEDx talk how technology gives us the ability to prevent and solve crime – and what role we all have to play. Hear Muz’s fascinating insight into the extraordinary power of the digital world.  

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Ground-breaking Nottingham research offers hope for breast cancer patients

New research by Nottingham experts has discovered that the levels of a protein found in breast cancer tumours may be associated with improved prognosis for women receiving treatment. This ground-breaking discovery could hold the key to unlocking more effective ways to improve survival. Find out more about this pioneering research.    

Team of students celebrating winning

Proud to be green and gold – Nottingham ranked fourth in the UK for sport

In our best performance for more than a decade, Nottingham has stormed the top five of the national University Sports rankings to take the fourth place spot. This amazing result rounds off a hugely exciting season, packed with big wins and sporting success. Take a look at our season highlights and find out why next season promises to be bigger and better than ever.

Alumnus Peter Rice giving a talk at The University of Nottingham

Can you shine a Spotlight to inspire our students?

What do you wish you’d known before you started your career? We’re looking for speakers across a huge range of industries to take part in a fun and unique opportunity. Join in one of our popular ‘Spotlight On…’ events and help the next generation of Nottingham graduates get on the career ladder by sharing your career insights, tips and advice. Look for an opportunity in your industry and apply online.

Student graduation procession through Nottingham Old Market Square 

Discover the history of graduation at Nottingham

As the excitement of summer graduation reached campus earlier this month, we got thinking about the history of graduation at the University. Is the ceremony graduands experience today the same as all Nottingham students through the generations? We spoke to Professor John Beckett, author of the first full-length social history of the University, to discover the stories, traditions and quirky facts that colour the history of graduation at Nottingham.    


£9 million gift for new health centre

With more than 41,000 patients, Cripps Health Centre on University Park Campus is the biggest GP register in the UK. Now, thanks to a transformational gift of £9 million from the Cripps Foundation, a new 21st-century healthcare and wellbeing facility is set to be developed. Find out more about this remarkable gift and plans for the new centre.


EU Referendum - statement

Our University has always been supportive and inclusive and we will continue to ensure that our campuses are a place where people from around the world are welcomed. As Britain's global University our extensive experience of working with international partners means we are well-placed to successfully navigate this period of change.Regular updates can be found online.  


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Saturday 13 August - Nottingham

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Saturday 10 September - Sutton Bonington

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