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Alumni eNewsletter

September 2016

Male singer Mick Jagger

From three years in silent darkness to photographing the world’s most famous – the incredible story of Adam Jacobs

Internationally-renowned photographer Adam Jacobs (Geography, 2008) has the career many of us can only dream of – taking images of the most famous faces and places in the world, from Nelson Mandela to Mick Jagger, the London 2012 Olympic Games to the Superbowl. But talented Adam has had to face living with a debilitating chronic migraine condition which has made his journey anything but smooth. Discover Adam’s inspirational story and stunning photography online. 

The official opening of The Portland Building - ribbon cutting ceremony

If walls could talk....

This October, our much-loved Portland Building celebrates its 60th anniversary. We’re winding back the decades to discover the tales hidden in this iconic building’s history – and we want you to add your voice to the story by sharing your photographs, memories and artefacts of student life for a special exhibition next year.     

Vice-Chancellor Sir David Greenaway sat by his desk

Our Vice-Chancellor has announced his decision to retire

Professor Sir David Greenaway has said that he will step down from the post next September after serving our University community for nearly 30 years. This was clearly a difficult decision to take – read Sir David’s retirement announcement

Female work placement graduate - Ellie Cohen

Work placements - a win-win situation!

We meet new alumna Ellie Cohen as she’s about to start her first graduate role – an exciting job she wouldn’t have secured without a life-changing work placement while at Nottingham. Find out why work placements are a win-win situation for students and employers, and how you can help more students like Ellie land on their feet. Discover our work placement scheme

A hand starting to write a letter 


“I’ve been given a second chance to live my life”

Over the summer we received a letter from one of our students – a letter about the power of generosity and the power of education. We wanted to share this letter with you, to share the amazing difference that you are making to the lives of our students. Discover Rachel’s story


A positive reaction! First experiment takes place at our new ‘green lab’

Two years after the fire which destroyed our original Carbon Neutral Laboratory, our new building has opened with a bang with a landmark first experiment. Find out more about our exciting new research and go behind the scenes with a virtual tour of the lab.


Nominations open for British Council Education UK Awards 2017

Do you know a member of our international community who studied in the UK and has gone on to achieve amazing things? Nominate them (or yourself) for a prestigious British Council award – head online for the full eligibility criteria and nomination form


Upcoming events - book now 


Rugby Club 60 Year Reunion

Saturday 8 October - Nottingham

Chemical and Environmental Engineering Annual Dinner

Friday 14 October - Nottingham

OKA Reunion Weekend

Friday 18 & Saturday 19 November - Sutton Bonington

Todd Landman Academic Magician - Subversion

24-26 November - Nottingham


Alumni networking event

Thursday 3 November - New York, USA


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