Strategy 2020: Have Your Say

Last summer I asked our Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Karen Cox, to lead a major re-think and re-articulation of our Strategy. This ‘Strategy 2020’ work Professor Cox is leading is comprehensive and exhaustive, and continues to involve very extensive consultation and engagement. In one sense this is ‘zero based’ in that it starts with completely fresh …

Not exactly a ‘Letter from America’

I spent last week in the United States, mainly meeting alumni, but also visiting a partner University. We have 3,500 alumni that we know of in the United States. If you add in Junior Year Abroad students, the number is probably double that. I try and get to the US once a year to engage …

Progress with Impact

Philanthropy has had a role to play throughout our University’s history, often at decisive moments. For instance, we would not be located on University Park, but for the vision and munificence of Sir Jesse Boot in the 1920s. That changed the direction of the University forever. More recently, our Lakeside Arts complex was only made …

May Fest 2013

On Saturday 18th May, University Park felt at least as busy as any ‘normal’ day during term. It was May Fest and that meant many thousands of visitors of all ages were with us. Every year this community open day gets bigger and better: partly because year on year the number of visitors increases; partly because year …

May Fest 2012

Our first May Fest was four years ago. It began as an experiment, to see whether we could bring the broader community on to our Campuses and find ways of interesting and stimulating them. Our first experience was a good one. Staff and students gave up time over a weekend to present a range of …

GSK and Business Partnerships

Partnerships are an essential element of successful organisations, a tried and trusted mechanism for sharing ideas, leveraging resources and breaking new ground. At Nottingham, we have partnerships with many other Universities in the UK and globally, including our path breaking Collaborative Agreement with the University of Birmingham; with Research Councils, most notably BBSRC and EPSRC; …