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Summer 2017 – get fit and save money!
13 April 2017

Fitness SuiteDo you want to get fit for your summer holiday? If so, we can save you some money - sign up for NTU Sport Membership with your special alumni discount!


Award for Legal Advice Centre solicitor committed to social justice
13 April 2017

Faye Deverell, senior supervising solicitor at Nottingham Law School’s Legal Advice Centre, has been awarded Solicitor of the Year 2017 by the Nottinghamshire Law Society. 


NTU alumni wins national award
06 April 2017

Aaron Howard, (BSc Hons Psychology 2016), won the Sean Morley Memorial Prize for his road safety project. The project aimed at training car drivers to spot motorcyclists at T-Junctions won the national competition.


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.


Alumni Fellows are welcomed back to Nottingham Law School
04 April 2017

After successfully launching the Alumni Fellowship Programme in January, Nottingham Law School now has 51 Alumni Fellows who are currently giving up their time to support NLS students through a variety of activities such as mentoring, offering work shadowing, and mock interviews. The Welcome Event on Wednesday 15 March was a fantastic opportunity to invite them back and thank them for the time that they have volunteered to the programme so far.


Art and Design Degree Show
03 April 2017

Our annual Art and Design Degree Show is one of the largest exhibitions of work by graduating artists and designers in the UK.


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.


Support your sports teams
29 March 2017

The annual Varsity series between Nottingham Trent University and sporting rivals The University of Nottingham has returned for another year – and alumni are welcome to join in the fun!


Top of the class!
29 March 2017

NTU alumnus Nic Williams (BA Hons Education 2009) has scooped a top award at the Into Film Awards 2017.

Nic, who works at Blue Bell Hill Primary School in Nottingham, won in the Teacher of the Year category, for his use of film as a key part of students’ learning. 



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27 March 2017

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Lecturer awarded one of the highest honours in the equestrian world
24 March 2017

A lecturer at Nottingham Trent University has been recognised for her equestrian coaching expertise with one of the highest honours in the equestrian world.


Global award for Law School lecturer
24 March 2017

Nottingham Law School lecturer, Matthew J. Homewood, has been presented with a 2017 Global Legal Skills Award in recognition of his significant contribution to the promotion and improvement of global legal skills.




Professor wins top Italian award for gambling research
23 March 2017

Dr Mark Griffiths, Distinguished Professor of Behavioural Addiction is set to receive the Italian Giuseppe Imbucci Award for 2018, an award recognised by the Italian President.




Enabling Innovation to help your Business
21 March 2017

NTU is offering free innovation support to small and medium businesses in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire through the Enabling Innovation programme.




NTU lecturer scoops award for outstanding contribution to her field
20 March 2017

Senior Lecturer Sarah Davies has won an award for her outstanding contribution to the field of design and technology education.

Sarah, who teaches on both undergraduate and postgraduate initial teacher education courses based in Nottingham Institute of Education, will be presented with the Outstanding Contribution to Design and Technology Education Award at a ceremony in London on 24 March.




Nottingham Trent University nominated for two Whatuni Student Choice Awards
17 March 2017

Nottingham Trent University has made the shortlist in two categories of this year’s Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2017.

The rankings are based on thousands of reviews submitted by students across the UK, and the university is shortlisted in the Students’ Union and University Facilities categories.




Love is in the air
15 February 2017

Congratulations to NTU alumni couple Govinder Singh Sandhu (BEng Civil Engineering 2015) and Harprit Gill (BA Hons Sociology and Politics 2013) who got engaged on Nottingham Trent’s City campus last weekend. Unbeknown to Harprit, Govinder had arranged with the Alumni Relations Office to open up the Newton building where he got down on one knee and proposed. Of course she said yes!

Alumni travel to Brackenhurst to confirm their support
07 February 2017

Despite it being a cold, dark, Friday 13th, our latest Alumni Fellows joined us at Brackenhurst as we launched the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences (ARES) Alumni Fellowship Programme.



NTU alumna mentors on the BBC's Big Painting Challenge
06 February 2017

Diana AliDiana Ali (BA Hons Fine Art 2001) is appearing as a mentor in the BBC’s Big Painting Challenge, which returns to our screens this February.The show features ten amateur artists who undertake an intensive six-week artistic ‘boot camp’ to perfect their painting skills and to get crowned the overall champion.


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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