December 21, 2015, by International students
Looking back on 2015 and forward to 2016
As we reach the end of another busy year and look forward to the year ahead, we are busy making arrangements for a party to be hosted on Christmas Day for international and EU students staying in Nottingham over the vacation period. Over 200 students from 48 different countries are joining this event which will be a truly cultural Christmas celebration with international music, food and traditional party games, as well as a visit from Santa Claus!
We are also reflecting on what a great year 2015 has been for The University of Nottingham:
- We have been ranked in the top 70 universities worldwide in the QS World University Rankings 2015/16.
- We were voted the UK’s number 1 university for job prospects in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2015, based on a survey of over 20,000 students studying in the UK.
- Our global alumni community continued to expand as we awarded the 250,000th University of Nottingham degree.
- Our Malaysia Campus celebrated its 15 year anniversary (following our China Campus’s 10 year anniversary in 2014).
- Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff from our School of Chemistry (known internationally for the YouTube series The Periodic Table of Videos) received a knighthood for his contribution as a global leader in green and sustainable chemistry.
It’s also been a great year for the city of Nottingham:
- UNESCO recognised Nottingham as a City of Literature, making us one of only three cities in the UK and twenty worldwide holding this honour.
- Nottingham has also been named as England’s official Home of Sport due to the city’s superb sports venues and facilities, and its many notable sportspeople and teams.
- QS Best Student Cities 2016 has ranked Nottingham in the UK’s top 5 cities in the UK for international students and the top 25 in Europe.
In 2016, we’re looking forward to the completion of our new £40 million David Ross Sports Village and our GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry. We also look forward to welcoming many new students from around the world, and we’re offering a wide variety of scholarships for international and EU students.
Our International Office staff are also looking forward to many upcoming events around the world in the New Year where we will meet with students, families, colleagues and partner universities.
The University of Nottingham’s offices, including the International Office, will be closed for several days over the Christmas and New Year period, from Thursday 24 December 2015, until Sunday 3 January 2016.
Wherever and however you are spending the Christmas and New year period, we would like to wish you season’s greetings and best wishes for 2016.
You may also be interested in some of our international social media channels:
- Our Weibo page (in Chinese)
- WeChat app (in Chinese)
- Our VK page (in Russian)
- Our Latin American Student and Alumni Facebook Group (in Spanish and English)
- Our Brazilian Student and Alumni Facebook Group (in Portuguese and English)
- Our Latin America Facebook page (in Spanish and English)
- Our new Indian Students Facebook page managed by Samreen Khan, our International Recruitment Adviser for India
- Our West Africa Office Facebook page managed by Emma Tarrant Tayou in our West Africa Liaison Office