June 20, 2014, by Genelva Meikle
Cyprus Alumni Reunion and Launch of the Cyprus Alumni Association
On Tuesday 3rd June, over 100 Nottingham alumni gathered at one of old Nicosia’s trendiest bars to reunite with former classmates, trade stories about their time at the University and celebrate the launch of the Cyprus Alumni Association.
The University of Nottingham has a long and proud relationship with Cyprus, which has been an important source of young and talented undergraduate and postgraduate students for many decades. Cypriot students are drawn to the University’s excellent reputation, beautiful campuses and welcoming atmosphere. Over the years, hundreds of students have graduated in Business; Finance; Biosciences; Architecture; Engineering; Medicine; and even Horticulture, learning invaluable knowledge and skills that have enabled them to develop successful careers across the globe. Many also return to their homeland and are instrumental in helping rebuild national prosperity following the Eurozone financial and banking crisis that badly affected the country’s economy in 2012.
The lively event was organised by Cyprus alumni coordinators Iro Demetriou (Architecture, 2001) and Xenia Chrysostomou (Risk Management, 2013), and held at Habana Bar owned by Business School NUBS alumna Constantina Thoma (Management Studies, 2010).
Hosting the event, Adrian Mateo, Alumni Manager of Nottingham University Business School said: “It was a fantastic night that brought together alumni from across the generations; we even had a gentleman attend who had graduated as far back as 1960! There was a terrific atmosphere and the Habana Bar did us proud with their generous hospitality. I believe this event has laid the foundation for a very dynamic alumni association in Cyprus.”
The event was also attended by a significant contingent of prospective students and current degree offer holders for various courses at Nottingham. Mr Mateo added: “Inviting offer holders and prospective students was a great idea. It provided an ideal opportunity in a relaxed environment to network with alumni who could share their first-hand experiences of what it’s like to live and study at the University. That sort of insight and advice is priceless.”