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Alumni eNewsletter

March 2016

Every day in the UK, 140 women are told “you have breast cancer”. Around the world, 10,000 women die from the disease every week. 

The statistics are shocking. It’s why we’ve made breast cancer the focus for Life Cycle 6 – our annual fundraising campaign. This month, find out about the innovative research our experts are pioneering to beat this disease – and how you can support our work.

Help us raise £1 million to beat breast cancer

Here at Nottingham, our experts are working on world-leading research to detect breast cancer early, stop it spreading and treat it right. Our innovative research needs your support. There's lots of ways you can get involved in Life Cycle 6 - please join us and together we can save lives. Find out more

Meet our researchers – 21 May

Join us on 21 May at the Queen’s Medical Centre to meet our world-leading researchers. You can take a tour of our laboratories and hear about the life-saving work they are doing. Please register online to attend.


Rebecca’s star is on the rise with BAFTA win

Nottingham graduate and up-and-coming film producer Rebecca Morgan is set to see her career skyrocket following her 2016 BAFTA win for Best British Short Film. We caught up with Rebecca to find out what it takes to make it in the film industry, what it felt like to win a BAFTA – and attend the most glamourous evening in British entertainment. Read more


Introducing...our Global Impact Networking Series

As a member of our global alumni community, you have access to an amazing network of fellow graduates working in a range of professions worldwide. We’re excited to bring you our Global Impact Networking Series, an exclusive series of networking and careers events hosted by fellow alumni in worldwide locations. Find out how you can get involved.  


We're saying thank you to our inspirational community of volunteers!

Here at Nottingham, we have an amazing community of volunteers who are changing our world by giving their time. It's why we've launched our annual Volunteer Awards - to recognise those inspirational people who make our work possible. Discover more about the awards and find out who took home the 2016 prizes


Think stress is bad for you? Think again – it’s a natural fat fighter

Whether settling down for a night in front of the TV, enjoying a session of yoga or jetting off to relax on the beach, we all have our own ways to de-stress and relax. But can a little stress actually be good for you? Fascinating new research from the University has shown that stress can activate the body’s natural fat-fighting defences – helping you burn calories. Find out more.


Chancellor’s Lecture Series: Andrew McNaughton

Join us on 3 May on University Park for our next Chancellor’s Lecture. Since the industrial revolution, the visionary determination of entrepreneurs to create innovative infrastructure solutions has driven industrial change and economic development. Now hear Andrew McNaughton (Civil Engineering, 1985), leading UK infrastructure expert, deliver a fascinating insight into the power of entrepreneurs to create transformational change. Register to attend.


Help jump-start the careers of our politics and international relations students

We’re looking for employers and organisations who can offer placements or work experience to our politics and international relations students. A great opportunity to help our students enhance their employability, and provide skilled resource for your organisation, there are a variety of placement options available, from short-term voluntary programmes to paid placements. To find out more or to get involved please visit our giving time website


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 event

Thursday 7 April - Shanghai - register your interest

Alumni networking event

Tuesday 12 April - Beijing - book now 

Alumni networking event

Thursday 14 April - Hong Kong - book now 

Alumni reception

Wednesday 11 May - Singapore - book now 


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