Final Graduations

Graduations are always special occasions, very meaningful manifestations of why our University exists. This summer’s ceremonies have been extra meaningful as they were my last at Nottingham. For me they began at the start of July, at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) with four ceremonies over a weekend. This was the first occasion …

Shanghai Jiaotong University Grand Assembly

This month Shanghai Jiaotong University celebrated its 120th Anniversary. I was one of around 30 speakers from Universities around the world at a ‘President’s Forum’ focused on ‘Innovative Strategies for Research Intensive  Universities’. In addition, I was invited to be the sole foreign speaker at the ‘Grand Assembly’ which followed, a gathering of more than …

Connected Campuses

Recent weeks have seen a series of ‘Tri-Campus’ events at our University. First there was the inaugural Tri-Campus Arts Festival, masterminded by Director of Nottingham Lakeside Arts, Shona Powell, working with colleagues at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) and University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC). The 10-day programme featured music, theatre, visual and …