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Alumni eNewsletter

June/July 2016

This month, we’ve got a fantastic range of stories for you, starting with a look at the alumni athletes hoping to bring glory to your University this summer as they prepare for the Rio Olympic Games… 

Road to Rio - meet our Olympic hopefuls

With less than six weeks to go, the countdown to the Rio Olympic Games is well underway. As the Olympic torch winds its way closer to the iconic city, we’re taking a look at the talented alumni who are hoping to bring home medals this summer. Nottingham has a strong tradition of sporting excellence – and it’s thanks to donations to our coaching and scholarship funds from alumni like you that our athletes have been helped on their way to Rio. Find out who’s heading to the Games this summer.


Sounds of the summer

Music has a unique ability to transport us back to key moments in our lives – hear a few bars of your favourite songs and your mind fills with vivid memories. This summer, we’re taking you back to your University days with the iconic sounds of your generation. Find out more about how you can get your free summer soundtrack.    


Push your pedals to help power our breast cancer research

Are you up for a cycling challenge or social adventure? Then save the date - Sunday 4 September - for our Life Cycle 6 sponsored bike ride. Take a look at our diverse routes, celebratory event, exciting route marshal opportunity and find out how you can help us save lives. If you’re quick, you’ll even get our early bird discount!  Sign-up today.


The history of student life: riots, revelry and rights

Over 900 years of history, British students have participated in an active and lively student life. From pranks and revelry to political activism, the activities engaged in by Britain’s scholars have helped to shape Britain in myriad ways. In a fascinating BBC Radio 4 series, Nottingham graduate Ellie Cawthorne explores this remarkable social history from its medieval beginnings to the modern day. Find out more about the fascinating stories Ellie discovered.      


Research spotlight: Nottingham scientists on the world stage

How do you make science accessible to audiences in the digital age? With the right ingredients – crazy experiments, fascinating facts and an Einstein-esque star academic – an award-winning team at Nottingham have found the solution. Find out how their innovative video series – the Periodic Table of Videos, Sixty Symbols and Computerphile – have become global internet sensations.   


Get involved in Life Cycle 6

We have some exciting ways for you to help support our breast cancer research this summer. Coming up: 

Life Cycle 6 route marshal
Light & Line Photography course


EU Referendum

It will take some time for the full implications 
of the EU Referendum to become clear. Your University is working hard to support its students, staff and the research community.

Regular updates can be found here.


Dates for your diary

An Evening with Deryck Murray

Wednesday 13 July - Nottingham

Inside Hollywood with Peter Rice

Wednesday 20 July - Nottingham

Rutland Hall 10 Year Reunion

Saturday 23 July - Nottingham

OKA 1976 Reunion

Saturday 10 September - Sutton Bonington


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