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National Student Survey 2017
22 August 2017

Student satisfaction rates for Nottingham Trent University are among the highest in the country according to the latest national figures.

The results of the 2017 National Student Survey were released earlier this month, and NTU achieved a satisfaction score of 89%, which is the fifth highest score amongst mainstream universities.




Life's a beach
08 August 2017

Nottingham RivieraThis summer, the seaside will come to Nottingham once more as the Nottingham Beach lands in the Old Market Square.

Until Sunday 3 September, you can lounge on the sandy beach, while the kids paddle in the pool or go on a ride. Plus, try delicious food and drink at the Beach bar.

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University plans to restore former chapel into graduation venue
01 August 2017

Nottingham Trent University has submitted plans to convert a former Wesleyan Chapel into a venue for degree ceremonies and other prestigious events. 


40 year reunion for class of 1977
27 July 2017

Class of 1977Thirty former students from Brackenhurst’s class of 1977 met on campus recently to celebrate their 40th anniversary.

They were joined by four former lecturers, and travelled from as far afield as Scotland and Dorset, with messages sent from alumni now living in Australia, New Zealand, the USA and Canada.


British Council Alumni Awards 2017/18
26 July 2017

Are you an international alumnus or alumna of NTU, with a special story to tell?  If so, the British Council Alumni Awards 2017-18 are now open for applications, and recognise outstanding achievements in three areas: Professional Achievement; Entrepreneurial; Social Impact.



Pick up a free graduation goody bag!
17 July 2017

Graduation Goody BagsAre you graduating this week? Well congratulations! You will join the ranks of over 130,000 other former students (alumni) worldwide and remain a valued member of NTU's Alumni Community.  

Membership of Nottingham Trent University’s Alumni Association is free and automatic following your graduation. All you need to do is keep us up to date with your contact details and tell us what you are up to.

Look out for the update form you need to complete as you wait for your graduation ceremony to start – then remember to visit the Alumni stand in Newton building for your free graduation goody bag!


Alumni amongst NTU’s honorary degrees for inspirational achievers
12 July 2017

Simon StarlingCharity campaigners, Olympic athletes, leaders from across the cultural worlds of film, music, heritage and design and the chief executive of a multi-national business are among those to be honoured by Nottingham Trent University during its summer graduation ceremonies.

The 12 recipients include alumni:

  • BAFTA nominated filmmaker, Jonathan Glazer (BA Hons 3D Design (Theatre) 1987)
  • Turner Prize Winning conceptual artist, Simon Starling (BA Hons Photography 1990)
  • Chief Executive of Siemens plc, Juergen Maier (BSc Hons Production Engineering 1986)


Graduating? Here’s your chance to win £50 in Amazon vouchers!
03 July 2017

Register with the NTU Alumni Association online before 31 August 2017 and be in with a chance of winning £50 of Amazon vouchers*.  






NTU rated gold for outstanding teaching and learning
29 June 2017

Nottingham Trent University has been awarded a gold rating in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework for its outstanding teaching and learning. This means that an independent panel of higher education experts have judged that the university delivers consistently outstanding teaching and learning for its students, representing the highest quality to be found in the UK.


Network - your 2017 magazine out now
29 June 2017

Network 2017The 2017 issue of your alumni magazine Network is out now!

It features the latest news from your University and updates on your fellow alumni, including Alumnus of the Year and international artist Jon Burgerman, Great British Bake Off star Selasi Gbormittah, and Absolute Radio stars Christian O'Connell and Matt Berry.

Of course, we haven't forgotten your old favourites - weddings, "past and present" and Nottingham news. Read it online now.

If you haven't received your own personal copy in the post or via email then maybe we do not have your up to date details, so please get in touch.

Raj helps alumni make connections in the Big Apple
09 June 2017

We are delighted to announce our first ever international alumni ambassador for the USA.

Raj Vora (PG Dip Law 2010) has volunteered to act as the Alumni Ambassador and to help make connections on behalf of NTU in New York.




German alumni celebrate 20 year anniversary
05 June 2017

Four German alumni were excited to be back at Nottingham Trent University’s City Campus last week for a nostalgic visit.


University one of biggest climbers in national league table
18 May 2017

Nottingham Trent University has climbed 19 places in a national league table focusing on student satisfaction and outcomes.


Nigeria alumni event
10 May 2017

NTU alumni in Nigeria met with James Stephenson, of Nottingham Business School, and Selma Toohey, Senior International Officer for Africa, at the start of May.

James and Selma hosted an event in Lagos and met with ten alumni from Nottingham Business School (NBS).


Higher and Degree Apprenticeships at NTU
05 April 2017

In April 2017 the way the government funds apprenticeships in England is changing, with the introduction of a new apprenticeship levy, and there will be changes to the funding for apprenticeship training for all employers.

NTU is offering higher and degree apprenticeships which are suited to both small and large enterprises.  The degrees are industry-focused and see students working on real projects relevant to their employment.


Inspiring Pavilion at Clifton campus wins national award
31 March 2017

Clifton PavilionThe carbon-neutral Pavilion building at Nottingham Trent University’s Clifton campus has won a Guardian University Award.

It won the category for Buildings that Inspire - awarded to an ‘outstanding initiative’ that creates and champions a more sustainable living and working environment in the university and beyond, with a demonstrable and lasting legacy.


Up to 10% off your holiday property with
27 March 2017

Cottages4YouPlanning your summer holiday?  Why not book a property for your next break through our partnership with, and enjoy some great discounts?

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Met at NTU? Get married at NTU!
03 January 2017

Weddings at NTUWe know that many of our alumni met their future husband or wife here at NTU.

For those of you yet to tie the knot, did you know that you can get married where it all began - at NTU?


NTU alumni living outside the UK?
03 January 2017

Hard Rock Cafe Sept 2013Did you know that we have some alumni groups set up in some countries outside the UK to help keep you in touch with your University and fellow alumni?


Reunion plans for alumni of BA Hons General 1970
08 August 2016

York House Alumni Chris Mills and Ian Robinson (both BA General 1970) are planning a reunion for 24 September 2017 to celebrate 50 years since starting their course. Were you on their course? Share memories as Chris recalls his fascinating time at NTU in the sixties:

"It was the autumn of 1967, the year after England’s footballers won the World Cup, when we arrived at Nottingham Regional College of Technology, now Nottingham Trent University. Nearly 40 of us had embarked on the BA General London External course.  We came from right across the country: from Lancashire, Essex, Surrey, Northamptonshire, County Durham and South Wales, among other locations. Most had never lived away from home before. Ahead lay three years of study, leading (with any luck) to a degree qualification." Read more...


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