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Alumni eNewsletter

May 2016

This month, we investigate the academic debate surrounding the EU referendum, take a journey through the history of travel, and find out why the Government is agreeing that more needs to be done for brain tumour research. 

EU referendum: the academic arguments for and against Brexit

On 23 June British citizens will vote to decide whether Britain should leave or remain in the European Union (EU). It’s one of the most momentous decisions the public has faced in a generation, so it’s not surprising there’s a wealth of debate on the topic. With experts in the legal, political and economic arguments surrounding the referendum, our academics held a lively and compelling debate to discuss the forthcoming vote. See what they said.


Grand Tourists: adventures, tales and travel

It’s the time of year when we start to plan our summer travels and think of new adventures to exotic locales. Life was not so different in centuries past. A fascinating new exhibition at Nottingham Lakeside Arts invites you to follow in the footsteps of our intrepid ancestors on a journey through the history of travel, revealing stories of adventure, danger, excitement and passion. Find out more.    


Merci, danke, gracias, 谢谢, terima kasih…thank you!

From 1-12 June it’s National Volunteers’ Week, the annual celebration to recognise the fantastic contribution of volunteers. Here at Nottingham, we’re celebrating our amazing volunteer community with a look back at some of the highlights of the past year and a look ahead at some of the exciting ways you can get involved.  


UK Government acknowledges more needs to be done for brain tumour research

Brain tumours kill more under-40s than any other cancer and yet brain tumour research receives just 1.5% of the national spend on cancer research. Following a national effort calling on the UK Government to increase funding for brain tumour research, a package of measures has been announced to begin to address this issue. Find out more about the new proposals – and the heartbreaking realities of why this is such an important national issue.    


Ingenuity16: Meet the businesses redefining the future

Imagine if learning a new language was as simple as reading a story? Or discovering an innovative new way of digital marketing, or using specialised sports equipment based on cutting-edge scientific methodology to improve performance? The winners of our prestigious Ingenuity16 awards are redefining the future for their sectors and beyond – find out how they’re leading the way for the next generation of business leaders.   


Share your memories of the Portland Building and feature in our alumni magazine 

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Portland Building. From gigs to student protests, social dances to exams, this iconic building has been at the heart of Nottingham student life for generations.

We would love to hear your memories of the Portland Building to include in a special feature in our next alumni magazine – please send your recollections and photos to 


Help shape the future of your alumni events

One of the highlights of our alumni event calendar is our Golden Reunion. Now we’re considering organising an annual Silver Reunion for alumni who graduated 25 years ago.

If you graduated in 1992, 1993, 1994 or 1995, we’d like your thoughts about what this event should look like. Fill in our short online survey and help shape the future of your alumni events.  


Dates for your diary


Graduate Jobs Fair

Monday 6 June - Nottingham

Group Design and Make Student Project Exhibition

Tuesday 7 June - Nottingham

Alumni Sports Challenge Day

Saturday 11 June - Nottingham

An Evening with Deryck Murray

Wednesday 13 July - Nottingham


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