NTU Celebration Event recognises the contribution of Alumni and Industry Fellows
Nottingham Trent University (NTU) recently held a Celebration Evening for the Alumni and Industry Fellowship Programme – recognising the remarkable contribution of the volunteers who support current NTU students.
The Alumni and Industry Fellowship Programme was introduced in 2014 and now operates across all Schools at NTU, with almost 1,000 volunteers registered worldwide. They support students by participating in a variety of activities, including guest lectures, mentoring, and assisting with employability workshops.
In the first in-person alumni event since before the pandemic, Fellows were welcomed back to the Newton Building for an evening of thanks and celebration. The event began with an opportunity for networking between staff and Fellows before guests were seated in a lecture theatre – a trip down memory lane for many!
Professor Edward Peck, NTU’s Vice-Chancellor and President, then made an address during which he expressed his gratitude to the Fellows and reflected on the incredible impact they have on the experience of NTU students. Incredibly, over 21,000 students have benefitted from the Programme to date.
Presentations followed from Tom Spencer, Head of Undergraduate Programmes at Nottingham Business School (NBS), who gave some valuable insight into how the Programme enhances the curriculum at NBS, and Tom Walters, recipient of the Award for Outstanding Alumni Fellow 2022, who spoke about the personal and professional benefits he has gained from his time as a Fellow.
Current student Jennifer Goh then gave her heartfelt thanks to Fellow Kate Standring, who has supported her this year as a mentor, illustrating the lasting impact of relationships built during the Programme.
A special thank you video was then shown to guests before a final address from the Alumni Relations Team. It was then time for refreshments and more networking, as well as an opportunity to have professional photographs taken – perfect for work or LinkedIn profiles!
NTU looks forward to working with the Alumni and Industry Fellows further in the 2022/23 academic year.
There are exciting plans to expand the Programme, to provide even more of our students with the best possible university experience. If you are interested in finding out more about the Programme and how you could be involved, visit our website or contact the team.
If you are a current Fellow and know of other NTU alumni within your personal or professional networks who you think might be interested in joining the Fellowship Programme, it would be great if you could recommend them, so please let them know about it and help us spread the word.
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