Upcoming events for alumni

We are always keen to meet up with our alumni. Your Alumni Community plans a number of special events throughout the year - from open days on campus to networking events both in the UK and
around the world.

Of course, you don't have to wait for us. Why not arrange your own class reunion? We can help you
trace your 'old' friends and give advice on arranging your event. Read news from other events and reunions 
to pick up ideas for your own, and read our tips on planning an event. Send details of forthcoming events to alumni@ntu.ac.uk and we'll promote them here.



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NTU Kuala Lumpur Alumni Reception

We are delighted to invite all alumni based in Malaysia to an NTU Alumni Reception in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday 30 March 2019.

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At the event, which takes place at the InterContinental Kuala Lumpur, alumni and guests will hear the University’s latest news from host Professor Cillian Ryan, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) and Head of the College of Business, Law & Social Sciences.
Guests will also have the opportunity to network with NTU hosts, fellow alumni and friends over drinks and canapés.  

The event is free to attend but please confirm your place online in advance and before Friday 22 March 2019.



NTU Big Band at Peggy's Skylight

Curated & Created by NTU

When: Tuesday 26 March 2019, 7 pm

Location: Peggy's Skylight, George Street, Nottingham, NG1 3BH

Cost: £3.00

Enjoy an evening of swing and jazz with the NTU Big Band at Nottingham Jazz club Peggy's Skylight.

Our award-winning Big Band comprises of NTU students, staff and alumni, and members of the local community.

With a wide repertoire of jazz, Latin, swing and funk music, the Band performs regularly across Nottingham.

Tickets: Standard £3.00

Tickets are available to purchase on the door at the event.

Visit the Peggy's Skylight website to find out more.

The Community Live in Nottingham, 4-30 March 2019

Founded in 2016 by seven international creatives, The Community is a Paris-based multidisciplinary art institute. Ignited by a long-standing need for shared space and a platform to stimulate ideas, The Community facilitates collaboration across different creative fields including – but not limited to – fashion, art, photography, music and publishing. 

Extending their methodology to the UK, The Community Live in Nottingham invites members of the public and students from Nottingham Trent University to explore weekly themes via a range of workshops, seminars and activities alongside members of The Community and a specially invited group of internationally prominent artists and creatives. Each group will create new work within the space whilst reflecting and developing upon previous outcomes, building content through experience and accumulation. 

The exhibition will culminate in a final viewing of the completed works on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 March. All are welcome, and the event is free and un-ticketed. 

The exhibition-as-process will be viewable throughout the period. However, due to the participatory nature of this project, it’s hard to predict the level of the experience. We therefore encourage you to follow updates via our online channels before planning your visit and your potential involvement.

Find out more here.



Summer Celebration - 1 June 2019

Curated & Created by NTU - NTU Music Concert Season

Saturday 1 June 2019, 3pm

Location: Albert Hall, North Circus Street, Nottingham, NG1 5AA

Join the NTU Music ensembles at Nottingham’s Albert Hall for a refreshing mix of music on a summer’s afternoon.

Enjoy performances from our Choir, Chamber Choir, Concert Band, Brass Band and more, as they perform a selection of music to celebrate the end of the academic year.

Tickets for this event can be purchased online.

Standard £10.00

NTU/Confetti Student £5.00

NTU/Confetti students will be asked to show a valid student card on the door at the event.

If you would like any more information, please email the Music Team or telephone them on +44 (0)115 848 4570.

The NTU Big Band Live plus Special Guest - 3 May 2019


Curated & Created by NTU - NTU Music Concert Season

Friday 3 May 2019, 7.30pm-9.30pm
Location: The Level, Students' Union building, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Nottingham, NG1 4GH

Get your glad rags on and start the bank holiday weekend in style with our award-winning Big Band. Enjoy swing and jazz classics at this cabaret-style event, featuring a very special guest performing your big band favourites.

Tickets for this event can be purchased online.

Standard £12.00

NTU/Confetti Student £5.00

NTU/Confetti students will be asked to show a valid student card on the door at the event.

For more information about this event please email the Music Team or telephone them on +44 (0)115 848 4570.


C/J: Chloé Maratta and Joanne Robertson

Curated & Created by NTU - Bonington Gallery

Bonington Gallery is delighted to present C/J, an exhibition of newly commissioned work by Los Angeles-based artist, musician and jewellery designer Chloé Maratta and Glasgow-based artist and musician Joanne Robertson.

Reflecting their shared interests in clothing, both artists have been invited to work with artefacts from Nottingham Trent University’s (NTU) Fashion Map Archive, a unique collection of garments and accessories purchased from high street retailers since 2000.

Maratta embeds her practice into her life via a process of gathering clothing and ephemera that she encounters and experiences on a daily basis. Materials are collaged into styled outfits and extended into photography, photo-collage and sculpture.

Robertson works predominantly with painting that frequently extends beyond the canvas to found objects. Presenting racks of clothing alongside her paintings, Robertson objectifies garments in order to emulate the conditions of abstract painting – form, colour, surface and materiality. She’s currently touring her music in New Zealand, and answered a few questions from Undertheradar.co.nz, in which she refers to the upcoming exhibition here at the gallery, as well as discussing the process of collaborating with other artists, and the strong link between her music and visual practices.

Through art production, music and fashion, both artists convey an immediacy and irreverence towards various forms of cultural and social hierarchy, making the involvement of NTU’s high-street fashion archive all the more poignant.

Exhibition dates: Fri 5 Apr 2019 - Sat 18 May 2019

  • Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm
  • Saturday, 11am – 3pm

Image: Chloé Maratta and Joanne Robertson

An evening with the NTU Chamber Choir - 1 May 2019

Curated & Created by NTU - NTU Music Concert Season

Join our award-winning Chamber Choir as they perform a selection of music from their recent international tour. Featuring everything from traditional choral music to arrangements of contemporary hits, and some special solo performances too.

Our Chamber Choir is an auditioned ensemble open to NTU students, staff and alumni. In July 2018 the choir won a silver medal at the World Choir Games in Tshwane, South Africa, following a 2016 win at the North Wales International Choral Festival. Previous tours include South Africa, India, Spain, Hungary, Czech Republic and the Netherlands.

Tickets for this event can be purchased online.

  • Standard £8.00
  • NTU/Confetti Student £4.00

NTU/Confetti students will be asked to show a valid student card on the door at the event.

If you would like any more information, please email the Music Team or telephone them on +44 (0)115 848 4570.

Postgraduate open events

Looking to join us in 2019?

Come along and take a look at NTU for yourself, and speak with academic staff about our range of courses.

Our open events will be held on Wednesday 13 March 2019 (University-wide) and Tuesday 11 June 2019 (City Campus only). Reserve your place here.

If you are interested in attending a webinar for one of our Online MBA specialisations, Online MA in International Relations or Online MSc Construction Project Management visit our online courses page for more information.

Funding for your postgraduate studies at NTU

Postgraduate studies are a big investment and you might be wondering how you’re going to pay for them – but there’s a wide range of funding possibilities to explore, and we’re here to help you through the process.

Postgraduate fairs – come and meet with us

At these events, you’ll have the chance to:

  • meet with NTU advisors, and ask any questions
  • hear from experts in the field of postgraduate funding
  • find out about life as a postgraduate student, from those who know
  • get tips on making a successful application for postgraduate and / or research study
  • see how a postgraduate qualification can enhance your professional prospects
  • learn about a wide range of global study opportunitiesmeet with an exciting network of national and international employers
  • enter into competitions for generous postgraduate bursaries
Symphonic Queen and The Beatles – featuring The Queen Symphony - 30 March 2019

Curated & Created by NTU - NTU Music Concert Season

Join the acclaimed Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and the Nottingham Trent University Choir for an incredible evening of hits by two of the most successful bands of all time.

Experience Tolga Kashif’s epic The Queen Symphony, a classical interpretation of some of Queen’s greatest music. Listen closely for snippets of Radio Gaga, We Will Rock You, Who Wants to Live Forever, Bohemian Rhapsody and more.

“Imagine a composer…let loose with the entire Queen catalogue…and a vast orchestra and a huge choir. Then you’ll be close to imagining where this work begins.” – Brian May.

Then sit back, relax and enjoy full symphonic arrangements of iconic songs by both bands, including We Are the Champions, Help!, Yesterday, Can’t Buy Me Love and The Long and Winding Road.

Whether you’re a die-hard Queen or The Beatles fan, or a classical music aficionado, this is a night not to be missed!

Conductor: Matthew Hopkins

Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra

Nottingham Trent University Choir

When: Saturday 30 March 2019, 7.30 pm

Location: Royal Concert Hall, Theatre Square, Nottingham, NG1 5ND

Tickets: Tickets are now available to buy through the Royal Concert Hall website.

If you're an NTU student, alumni, staff or choir member, we have some great discounts available:

  • £5 tickets for NTU and Confetti students
  • 10% discount for NTU and Confetti staff
  • 10% discount for members of the NTU Choir
  • 10% discount for NTU and Confetti alumni

Just contact us on alumni@ntu.ac.uk or 0115 848 8777 for more details about how to purchase discounted tickets. 



Free Lunchtime Concerts

Curated & Created by NTU - NTU Music Concert Season

NTU Music's free Lunchtime Concerts are held fortnightly throughout the academic year and feature Nottingham Trent University students, staff, and internationally recognised musicians.

This concert will last approximately 30 minutes, and is an ideal opportunity to take a break from your desk or the library!

All our free lunchtime concerts are relaxed events and open to NTU students, staff, and the general public. As it is during lunchtime, please feel free to bring your sandwiches.

For more information email the Music Team or telephone them on +44 (0)115 848 4570.

Distinguished Lecture Series

Distinguished LecturesDelivered by an exceptional range of expert guest speakers, the Distinguished Lecture Series covers many exciting subjects and tackles topical and sensitive issues face-on. The lectures are thought-provoking, raise debate and inform.

Our successful programme attracts large audiences from across the region. All lectures are free and open to all.

Visit the Distinguished Lectures website for more information.

For any other queries, or if you experience any difficulties with the online booking process, please email the events team at events.team@ntu.ac.uk