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Monday 2 April 2012

Psychology student chosen to carry the Olympic Flame as part of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay

The Olympic Torch
The Olympic Torch

Undergraduate Psychology student Emma Vickers has been selected as one of two NTU students chosen to represent the University as part of Samsung's nomination programme for the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay. NTU's Vice-Chancellor will also take part in the relay.

Each NTU Torchbearer will carry the Olympic Flame through Nottingham it travels on its 70 day journey before the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Emma commented: "I was so shocked when they asked me - I wasn't expecting it at all. To be asked out of all the other students in the University is a big honour and I'm really excited."

The Torchbearer Nomination Programme

In addition to its global search for the world's unsung heroes, Samsung, a presenting partner of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay teamed up with a number of partners across the UK last year to create this unique Torchbearer Nomination Programme.

The programme aimed to find individuals who always go the extra mile and was designed to reflect the core value of the Olympic movement and the rich heritage of each institution - helping Samsung achieve its ambition of making London 2012 Everyone's Olympic Games.

About the Olympic Torch Relay

The University representatives make up part of the 8,000 Torchbearers who will carry the Olympic Flame across the UK. Starting in Land's End on 19 May 2012, the Olympic Flame's journey will reach more than 1000 cities, towns and villages across the UK, with 95% of the UK population being within one hour's distance of this historic event. 

The Olympic Flame will be travelling through the streets of Nottingham on 28 and 29 June 2012 with local street celebrations taking place along the route. The Olympic Flame will finish its epic route and arrive at the Olympic Stadium in London on 27 July 2012 to mark the start of the Olympic Games. 

View the full Olympic Torch Relay route.