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New Leadership for Strategy 2020

During this academic year we have undertaken a comprehensive review of senior management arrangements, partly to ensure we have appropriate resource in place to meet the University’s needs, partly to ensure we have clarity on accountabilities, and partly to improve the connectivity between ‘the centre’ and Schools / Professional Services. The review benefitted from some …

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Nottingham was my first choice

I can safely say that coming to Nottingham was the right decision for me. Unlike some of the other #MeantToBe stories of people going through Clearing or transferring a year later, I put Nottingham as my first choice. I chose Nottingham because it appeared to tick all of the boxes for me, and after having completed …

Misreading Chinese History

Written by David E. Mungello. An image from the past sometimes becomes embedded in our minds and becomes an emblem, a picture expressing an allegory that shapes our view of an entire age. One such image was a widely reproduced picture of a Catholic priest carrying his suitcase up a gangway into a ship in …

Summer reads

Going away on holiday and need something to read? We asked some of our staff members about their favourite summer reads available in our libraries.     Philip Bellamy, Senior Learning Adviser, George Green Library To Kill a Mockingbird’, by Harper Lee (PS3562.E4) “Some books are called classics, but really aren’t; this one genuinely is.  Written in magical …

Our Future Leaders

One of the many remits of CANDAL is to train future leaders in Mental Health and Neurodevelopmental  Research. We were were very proud therefore at the recent Nottingham Graduation ceremony to graduate two CANDAL PhD students.   Dr Bethan Davies  PhD thesis was focused on the Development of an online intervention to increase mental health literacy …

How to nail your first day at work: seven top tips

By Laura Estrop, Social Media Officer  You did it! After writing an incredible CV and covering letter, you aced the interview and got the job, congratulations! But now you’ve finished celebrating and reality has sunk in; you start your brand new job bright and early on Monday morning. Before you start to panic, follow our …

Marmite of Malaysia: do you love or hate durian fruit?

With its onion-custard flavour, spikey shell, creamy flesh and aroma akin to smelly old socks, the durian fruit is perhaps the most infamous and peculiar of Malaysia’s tropical fruits. Dubbed the ‘King of Fruits’, Durian is loved and loathed in equal measure (much like the opinion-dividing effect of Marmite here in the UK). In celebration …

Papplewick Pumping Station

This summer is the 10th anniversary of the re-opening of the only surviving working Victorian pumping station in the Midlands, Papplewick Pumping Station. In 1879, the Nottingham Waterworks Company built a reservoir near Papplewick, a small village just under 8 miles from Nottingham. Its purpose was to store water from Bestwood Waterworks to cope with …

Re-learning to revise (Part 2)

Mind maps/spider diagrams Ideal for the student who thoroughly understands and remembers concepts. Sometimes a prompt is all that is needed and leads to a “word association”. This gets you out of the rote learning trap and probably makes for more ingrained knowledge which is necessary to become a good doctor. I personally feel this …

Meet the Admissions workstream

Welcome to the first post in our new blog series entitled ‘Meet the workstream’. In each of these posts we will focus on a different workstream belonging to the larger Project Transform Process Design team, of which there are five – Admissions, CRM, Student Records, Student Finance and iHub. You’ll learn a bit about who …

The Jew of Malta (RSC) @ The Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

Seeing The Jew of Malta immediately after seeing Volpone, with both performed by the same ensemble, brings out some surprising similarities between two very different plays. Both feature states with a severe – and arguably corrupt – rule of law; both feature a rich role-player as the morally deficient protagonist who deploys alternative personas as …

UoN and I

It was early 2011 when I began deciding on the universities I should attend. To some of you this may seem a little early considering I only started university in the September of 2012, however the universities I was interested in were actually of the Australian kind with a start date of February 2012. It is a long …

On this day in AD306 the emperor Constantius I died in York

His troops, rather than await a new leader to be appointed for them, hailed the emperor’s son Constantine as Augustus but it was not until 324 that he would gain control over the entire empire.

Eid al-Fitr in Nottingham

Eid al-Fitr (also known as Id al-Fitr or Eid ul-Fitr) falls on the first day of Shawwal in the Islamic calendar. It marks the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan and the start of a feast that lasts up to three days, depends on the countries. This day is recognised from the astronomical estimate from the …

How clean is your car?

Experts at The University of Nottingham say your car could be dirtier than you think and a potential breeding ground for a host of bugs and bacteria including E. coli , Staphylococcus and mould. The discovery was made when the University’s Microbiology Investigation Centre was asked to team up with the car buying and selling …

Improving urban flood resilience by sustainable drainage retrofit

Dr Jessica Lamond (Faculty of Environment and Technology, University of the West of England) and colleagues have recently published a new paper in Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) – Urban Design and Planning. This links with Dr Lamond’s research as part of the Blue-Green Cities WP2c (Behavioral Responses of Individuals and Institutions). They investigated whether retrofitting …

Luis de Morales Altarpieces

Last Summer I spent time visiting two small churches in Extremadura, in western Spain. St Martin’s, in the town of Plasencia, towards the north, is now closed. The church Our Lady of the Assumption is an active parish church in the heart of the village of Arroyo de la Luz, near the city of Cáceres. …

Another Speculation? Michel Feher on Neoliberalism and Resistance

PhD student in the Centre for Critical Theory, Josh Bowser, gives his take on a new perspective on neoliberalism: In getting to grips with “neoliberalism”, a recommended first port of call is the published transcripts of Michel Foucault’s 1979 lecture series at the Collège de France titled The Birth of Biopolitics.[i] In those lectures Foucault …

ISCN Day 3 – Global Student Engagement in Paris, in Hong Kong and globally

The global challenge of climate change needs a global response and their is a special opportunity and role for universities to respond. With fast approaching 200 million students in global HE they are a key community of the global population that is, currently, unable to effectively engaged in a process of climate negotiation. IARU found …

Strong connections which will be difficult to leave behind

My year abroad is sadly now drawing to a close – at the time of writing it’s the start of the two week Easter holidays and when I return to school I only have one week of teaching left. Reflecting on the past 7 months, I feel really happy with the new friendships and connections …

The Blog

Nottingham MBA students enjoy a global experience studying with people from all over the world and having the opportunity to participate in a number of international business study tours. Study tours include California’s Silicon Valley (with a focus on technology start-ups and equity investment), China (a week-long business and cultural tour to China taking advantage of Nottingham’s unique …

Summer Graduation 2015 – The Second Week

After two wonderful weeks, Summer Graduation is nearly over for another year! The sun has continued to shine and the Alumni Relations team have thoroughly enjoyed meeting graduates, finding out about their next steps and letting them know how they can continue to be engaged as part of the University of Nottingham’s alumni community.     …

Tim Farron wins Liberal Democrat leadership contest

By Andrew Denham and Matthew Francis How do you rebuild a political party after an electoral calamity? That was the question facing the Liberal Democrats when deciding who should replace … Read the rest

Nottingham researcher is recognised by the British Carbon Group award

A University of Nottingham chemist has joined the ranks of winners of the annual award established in 1996 by the British Carbon Group in memory of Brian Kelly, a leading authority on the physics of graphite. The prestigious award includes a travel grant for the winner to present their work at the annual World Carbon …

Drive Your Business Forward With Disruptive Thinking

This week’s breakfast presentation, delivered by Jonathan Tallant (Head of Philosophy at The University of Nottingham) with guest speaker of Tony Brooks (The Leadership Training Workshop), was based on how philosophy and positive thinking could help your business. Jonathan Tallant started off the morning stating that creativity is hard, but it is essential if a …

Climate Change: the Medieval Sources

Back in 2009 a team of researchers braved polar bears and arctic storms to set up a small camp in a very remote part of the Greenland Ice Sheet, Conor Kostick writes. Their goal was to drill for a new ice-core and they were successful, setting a record for the depth that they achieved in …

Looking forward to a summer of racing!

Welcome to the first blog post about the electric motorbike, built by members of the PEMC Research Group! The PEMC team has been working on the electric bike for some time – 2014 saw the bike compete in the MotoE races, achieving 3rd place overall in the MotoE Race Series. This year, the team hopes …

Studying Abroad: My Malaysia Adventure

When I was applying to study pharmacy as an undergraduate many years ago, one thing in particular drew me towards The University of Nottingham more than anything else; the opportunity to travel and study abroad. This past year has been my fourth and final year of study and my wish finally came true, as I …

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 …

Pilot study on Blame

We are running a short pilot study on the experience of blame. Please take part in our survey which only takes 5-10 minutes to complete. Everyone who takes part has a chance of winning a £50 gift voucher to be spent at your choice of online retailer! The link to take part is below: https://sheffieldpsychology.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8J2JCkRR5O2fBHL …

The postgraduate approach to summer…

This blog post was written by MA English Literature student, Nicole Jones from the School of English. Well, I know that this seems like a strange time to be talking dissertations, as most undergrads will have just handed theirs in – but for postgrads, June doesn’t bring the promise of freedom and adventure. Instead, we’re due to …

Returning home: employability tips for international students

By Megan Davies International students at universities in the UK have a range of career options when they finish. Many of you will be interested in the possibility of working in the UK or internationally and the idea of further study, in the UK or in another country may be attractive. Most international students will …

Interview with Robert Watson (by Reiner Grundmann)

Back in 1995, while researching for my book Transnational Environmental Policy, I interviewed Bob Watson who was at the time Associate Director for Environment in the Office of the President of the United States in the White House. I am grateful to him for granting permission to publish the whole transcript of the interview (I had …

Warwick Business School – Second Nudgeathon

On the 14th and 15th of September 2015, the second Nudgeathon, a behavioural change competition founded by the Warwick Business School, will take place at The Shard in London. Nudgeathon, as its name implies, is a nudging marathon. The main objective of the event is to develop implementable solutions to a given social issue. The idea …

University introduces first ever Diversity in Sport award

The Diversity in Sport award made its first appearance at the 2015 University of Nottingham sports ball. The aim of the award is to promote equality of opportunity for different groups, widen participation, tackle discrimination and demonstrate the values set out in the University Sport and Disability sport strategies. The Student Union Sports Officer Kiri …

Heatwave!

Summer is here, and temperatures in many parts of the UK are predicted to reach over 30 degrees C later today on what is expected to be the hottest day of the year so far, prompting much talk of heatwaves past and present in conversation and on social media (#UKheatwave). The hot weather has also prompted …

A `New Deal’ for GPs – 7 day working

by Professor Ian Shaw In my blog back in May  I predicted that 7 day working for GPs would not happen and outlined the reasons why.  The Government have since come up with its `New Deal’ for GPs who agree to 7 day working  in which they offer some incentive payments for GPs who agree to …

PGR Teaching Awards 2015

Postgraduate Teaching Award 2015 The Postgraduate Teaching Award is an annual award to recognise and celebrate examples of innovative teaching and support of learning. In 2015 there were 3 winners who each received a framed certificate and a £100 voucher. Due to the high calibre of applicants, an additional two received a “Highly Commended” certificate. …

Catullus 16, Money for Nothing, and the value of art

By Helen Lovatt.   My son is discovering the music of the past via Spotify. Last week he said: ‘Let’s listen to the one with “chips for free”. I really like that one.’ After some discussion and quotation of lines (‘We gotta move these refrigerators’) it became apparent that he meant Money for Nothing by Dire …

UNMC Team Wins IEM Research Paper Competition

By DOMINIC CHWAN YEE FOO Two postgraduate and an undergraduate students of chemical engineering won the 2015 Research Paper Competition, organised by the Chemical Engineering Technical Division of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (CETD, IEM).  This competition was held in conjunction with the Asian Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering (APCChE) congress on 27 September – …

TTIP and higher education policy

Udi Datta examines the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement (TTIP) and considers what it’s implications may be for universities and the higher education market. The post TTIP and higher education policy appeared first on Wonkhe.

Levitation spell (magnetic levitation technology)

Since the beginning of time humans have dreamed of possessing great magical powers. The power of casting fire, strong winds and many other traits which are supposedly possessed by divinities, heroes and magicians of the saintly days of yore.  One of them is the art of making objects float in the air. In the Necronomicon of …

Fare Well

Back in April there was a Twitter hashtag where you had to complete the sentence #Iamaphilosopherbecause. My contribution was “science cannot tell me what is a number, what is good, what is knowledge or what is causation. And I’ve kids to feed”. With that light-hearted ending, I was pretty surprised how much anger the tweet …

Cupcakes and Canapés, oh my! The Award’s Celebration Event 2014-2015

  On 9 June 2015, we celebrated students’ achievements at this year’s Celebration Event! Held in the Great Hall on University Park, we welcomed students who have completed the Award as well as recognised the students who have achieved employer-supported prizes. From 3pm students, employers, module convenors and staff of the Careers and Employability Service …

Race and Rights: Charleston

In response to the murder of nine African Americans by a young white man at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, Professor Peter Ling of the Centre for Research in Race and Rights examines the surrounding history, political context and narrative. In classic English crime fiction, such as Agatha Christie, the recurrent plot …

Sources of finance for SMEs

In May 2015 the Conservatives were elected into government with a manifesto that largely focused on improving the economy. The party reiterated its commitments to the range of funding options available to SMEs, including the Enterprise Finance Guarantee, the Business Finance Partnership and the National Loan Guarantee Scheme. In the May 2015 Business Barometer survey …

UNNC and (Post-)Coloniality: Western Education and China

By Flair Shi, Currently Studying Comparative Literature (MA) at University College London, Graduate of the School of English University of Nottingham Ningbo, BA in English Language and Literature. As my enthusiasm for postcolonialism, and the popularity of the discipline, seem to be ever increasing and intensifying since the first day my dear professor in the …

Another First at Filey Brigg

Catching chitons. Marine field trips are always an exercise in keeping one eye on the wildlife and the other on the tide.mfiley Brigg is absolutely brilliant for the rock pool dippers and each year we find species that we have not encountered before. In previous forays we have caught a poorly named ‘sea snail’ (quite …

My Visit to the UK and the PGR Engineering Celebration Event 2015

On 23 September 2014, the annual Postgraduate research showcase was held at the University of Nottingham Malaysia campus. I was delighted to be awarded the grand prize for my poster amongst 43 postgraduate research students. The exciting award was a travel fund to the UK, which granted me the opportunity to take part in the …

Get ready to move into the community!

It may seem a million miles away but we thought we would help you get ahead by devising a few quick tips that you can follow this summer to help you get ready for the new term.  This advice is aimed at any students moving out of halls into rented accommodation or from one house …

What’s happening in the MOOC space?

Back in summer 2013, when the University of Nottingham joined FutureLearn, the UK’s first private company developing Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), our strategy was to look and learn, and to experiment with different formats as we worked out what MOOCs could do for us. Two years on, we have identified two strategic drivers. First, …

Time to sign up for our CSR and sustainability masters degrees

If you’ve been considering the idea of studying for one of our masters degrees in CSR or sustainability, then now’s the time to make a decision and get your application in. The next intake for both courses begins in September, and you’ll need to get your forms in to us as soon as possible. Both courses …

University’s marine economy academy raises £2.3m in first year

Over the last twelve months, a partnership between The University of Nottingham, Wanli Education Group (WEG) and Ningbo Municipal Government has successfully raised over £2.3 million for research into areas related to the marine economy industry. The marine economy is one of China’s key strategic development areas. It will be the next key economic growth …

Xi Jinping’s Pakistan visit: what’s left behind?

By Filippo Boni. The long-awaited visit has finally taken place. Xi Jinping’s first official visit abroad this year was to Islamabad, previously postponed due to the September 2014 dharna (sit-in) organised by Imran Khan’s PTI.  “I feel as if I am going to visit the home of my brother” said Xi Jinping ahead of his …

Digital Time Travellers: MayFest 2015 at the Digital Humanities Centre.

MayFest, Saturday May 9th – what a great fun day at the Digital Humanities Centre! The University of Nottingham’s Annual Mayfest 2015 saw the DHC undergo a great transformation…that is, into our very own time-machine! The many visitors who joined us on Saturday (9th May) became time-travellers and were digitally transported to the lands of Greek and Roman antiquity, but not before …

Helping Creativity and Developing New Ideas and Perspectives in Support of Innovation

I heard recently that ‘innovation was often the result of the work of one or two men on their own’ -or something to that effect. There is no doubt that great individuals can have great ideas and deliver great innovations. Take Frank Whittle and the jet engine in my own area of research, aeroengine propulsion, …

I found my job in China in an Irish bar

Torben Segelken is originally from Germany and studied MSc International Management at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC). After graduating in 2013 he stayed in Ningbo and is now working for trading company TECCO Ltd. Why did you decide to come and study at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC)/in China? What motivated you? I’d done an internship in Shanghai during …

Early Modern Medievalism: The End or Creation of the Middle Ages?

Post by Dr Mike Rodman Jones, School of English Albrecht Durer’s St Jerome in his Study (1513) is a seminal work in Renaissance art history. It is also one that, in its subject, execution, and reception, divides cultural time in a way that both omits and contains the Middle Ages. St Jerome (d. 420) appears …

Update – 12 March

Framework for capital project proposals UEB agreed a new framework for consideration of capital projects between £250,000 and £2m. This will be an annual process, managed through the Space Strategy Board, timed to align with the University Strategic Framework process and annual budgeting activity. Proposals will be required to demonstrate fit to Global Strategy 2020 …

Answering the big questions in climate change impacts science

This week, a team of environmental modellers from the School of Geography have been presenting their research at a major workshop on modelling climate change imapcts, at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), in Laxenburg, Austria. The team comprises of Dr Simon Gosling (Associate Professor of Climate Risk), Dr Nick Mount (Associate Professor …

LGBT History Month 2015 round-up

February 2015 saw fantastic LGBT History Month events take place across the University, including film screenings, public talks and more. @UoNResearch had the privilege to attend and live-tweet a number of these events, which we then collected and Storified. You can read through highlights from four talks and discussions below. The full programme for the month can …

Propaganda and Ideology in Everyday Life

The University of Nottingham and the British Library have joined forces to create a free online course looking at how propaganda and ideology fit in to everyday life. Ideology and propaganda make politics; they frame conflict and violence, affluence and aspiration. But what is the relationship between official ideology and everyday life? What makes propaganda ‘real’? …

RCN Participant Information

University of Nottingham, School of Biosciences. Sutton Bonington Campus, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 5RD. United Kingdom HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS IN OBESITY MANAGEMENT Investigators: Dr. Judy A. Swift (Associate Professor of Behavioural Nutrition) and Dr. Duane Mellor (Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics) Healthy Volunteer’s Information Sheet You are being invited to participate in a research study. …

Digitisation – The Method, the Mantra!

The digital era is bringing in sweeping changes to the way Indians teach and the way Indians learn, from school classrooms to university lecture halls. Although there is still some way to go, this mode of education is fast permeating even first generation learners in Indian villages, who are increasingly using mobile phone apps and …

Get a global local education

One of the biggest innovations in international higher education in the past 15 years or so has been the growth in international branch campuses. That is not to suggest that branch campuses are new – on the contrary, there is quite a history of universities (mostly private) establishing a presence beyond their home countries. But …

Vital Theory 2014: Acknowledgements and Recap

December is never the best time to try to catch up with too many things at the same time. So, firstly, accept my apologies for the delay in writing some words about this year’s Vital Theory: The Meanings of Memory. Even though a couple of weeks have passed by since the symposium took place at …

Underwater Archaeology in China

Last month I was in China as I was invited to present a paper at the First Ningbo Forum of Underwater Archaeology held to mark the opening of a new National Underwater Cultural Heritage Conservation Base in Ningbo and the official opening of the China Port Museum. As luck would have it Nottingham has a …

Looking back — video from the BHM events

So, Black History Month is over for another year… We’ve had a great range of events taking place — not just on campus but throughout the city as well. what was your favourite? Did you miss any? Well, the Department of American and Canadian Studies are very efficient. They videoed the majority of their events …

Shanghai 4 has started

We are the fourth cohort of PGCE I students to gather in Shanghai to do a four day face to face course to kick off out PCGEI- a masters-level qualification. There are 61 of us and we all work in International Schools across Asia- from Shanghai itself to Taiwan, Beijing and Korea. Some of us …

Skyscrapers, Mountains and Great Adventures; Studying Abroad at The University of Hong Kong

Sometimes being a little bit reckless has its benefits. When I first applied to study abroad for the autumn semester of my second year I didn’t really think it through. Entranced by glitzy images on the Lonely Planet website I applied to study abroad in Hong Kong. However, two months in I can safely say …

The VC’s Life Cycle 4 Blog: Day 17 – The LC4 Community Day

An unusual start to the day: a blog to finish as always, but no breakfast cramming, no mad dash to get kitted up and get off, no route planning; some riders were even reading newspapers after breakfast. A minibus collected us at 0830 to go from Perth to Edinburgh Airport, and after check in, first …

Placement student helps craft brewery to launch new pub

“As soon as I saw the project title, Marketing Officer for a craft brewery, I knew it was the ideal role for me. Not only was the placement in an industry which I’m interested in (it goes beyond the consumption of the product), the placement gave me a chance to wear a lot of different …

Physsoc goes to CERN

Dylan’s been off on travels with Physsoc – the University’s physics society. This society annual trip to Geneva, Switzerland, has won awards at the University, and Dylan has captured a science themed snapshot in this video. Maybe this one should have been called ‘Off Campus Cam’!     Although I have no idea what any …

Soderbergh Goes Legit

By Mark Gallagher, Associate Professor, Dept. of Culture, Film and Media, University of Nottingham New York City recently hosted the 12th edition of its homegrown Tribeca Film Festival.  Surely this would be a good time to visit the city and catch the newest offering from Steven Soderbergh (whose work and career I explore in my recent monograph, …

Study and explore

Gael Bateman: student and explorer.  I am one of those people with multiple interests that change from season to season; I don’t have a thing, like so many people appear to have in this modern world, which helps to define them. But I do love exploring. Exploring ideas, places, people, cultures, identities, foods and experiences – …

Exploring images of snow and winter past

Previously I posted about the collection of digital composite images that I’ve created as part of the Snow Scenes project. The images, all created from photographs held in the archives at the Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry merged with their modern day locations, are now available for online viewing in the gallery below. Currently …

An end and a beginning

This is a farewell post.  I am retiring from my University position at the end of this week, having joined the staff in 1974 (not 1947, as was said in the blurb of one of my books!) and served for 14,368 days; simultaneously, this blog is being absorbed into the Classics Department’s new teaching and …

Food sovereignty in the UK

Food security has become the dominant framing of agri-food policy and research in the UK. However, it is not the only framing. In this post we take a look at one of the alternatives, food sovereignty. We look for food sovereignty in policy, in research, and in the media. We also explore the emerging food …

Bias and Blame – New Leverhulme Trust project for Department of Philosophy

By Jules Holroyd. The Leverhulme Trust has awarded a 36 month grant to the University of Nottingham, for a project led by Dr Jules Holroyd (Department of Philosophy, Nottingham), in collaboration with Dr Tom Stafford (Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield) titled “Bias and Blame: Do Moral Interactions Modulate the Expression of Implicit Bias?”. The …

Perdana Fellows: the unofficial government spokesmen

“How would you maintain your professionalism if you were selected as a Perdana Fellow?” “And by professionalism, I am referring to the fact that you may not necessarily be a supporter of the current government.” That was a flavour of the sort of questions you would encounter in the interview for Malaysia’s most prestigious internship …

Some notes from a lecture on the shortness of the short story

In my day job as a writer in residence at the University of Nottingham’s School of English, I sometimes have the pleasure of standing in front of a crowd of students and telling them some things I think I know about reading and writing. Today I gave a talk about short stories, and in particular …

Malaysia plans to be the first Islamic financial superpower

Could a new upstart be about the join the likes of London, New York and Tokyo as a global financial superpower? The Malaysian government would like to think so, at least. Recently it announced bold plans to transform the country’s capital Kuala Lumpur into a major financial centre in a bid to raise its profile …

Can the Chinese Workers Eat Apple?

On 24 September, the iPhone 5 was launched in the first nine countries/areas, America, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada, Singapore, Japan, Australia, Hong Kong. It was then launched in 22 more countries in the week beginning 1 October. The first weekend’s sales were very impressive, reaching 5 million. This number already broke Apple’s previous record …

Success, but not the top jobs – not yet anyway

The 8th March was International Women’s Day and the celebrations ranged from respect for, and appreciation of women, to a celebration for women’s political, economic and social achievements. The Guardian, as expected, enthusiastically celebrated International Women’s Day; I particularly liked the top 25 African women, but there were many more. National Geographic also celebrated by …

Are you inspired by London 2012?

As the Paralympic closing ceremony brought the curtain down on a spectacular summer of sport, thoughts quickly turned to the legacy of the Games. The impact that the Olympics and Paralympics will have on the country has long been used when justifying the cost of hosting ‘the greatest show on earth’. Whether it was The …

Celebrating Teaching successes in the Humanities. The Postgraduate Teaching Awards 2012

In the latest round of the Postgraduate Teaching Awards, two of the students recognised for their outstanding contributions to Teaching and Learning within the School of Humanities are Helen Wainwright and Peter Watts, both of them doctoral candidates within the School of Humanities. The Postgraduate Teaching Assistant Award recognises and celebrates examples of innovative teaching …

Representing and communicating uncertainty: climate change and risk

As part of its Science in Culture theme, the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) has funded an exploratory project at the University of Nottingham called Representing and communicating uncertainty: climate change and risk.  This interdisciplinary project brings together academics from across the University in the Schools of Geography, Sociology and Social policy, Mathematical Sciences …

25 December: Season’s Greetings from the Vice-Chancellor

I hope you have enjoyed the daily blog posts from the e-Advent Calendar over the last 25 days. The daily posts have been an excellent way to showcase the richness and diversity of material within the University’s Manuscripts and Special Collections.  From our extensive DH Lawrence collections through to old recipes and beautiful illustrations, there …