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PM launches review into post-18 education and funding

Political and Public Affairs Unit Briefing Background This afternoon (Monday February 19) at Derby College, the Prime Minister formally launched the long-awaited ‘major review’ into post-18 funding and education. First announced in the Conservative Party Manifesto ahead of the General Election in May last year, disagreements over the scale and scope of the review are …

Snapshots of success

Building blocks for a lighter future – that was the title of the photo which bagged third place in the Innovation category in this year’s EPSRC science photography competition. The winner, Sam Catchpole Smith, is a third year student at the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Additive Manufacturing and 3D printing, The image features …

Science gets hands-on at curious city festival

Scientists from the University of Nottingham were wowing the crowds this weekend in the city centre with exciting practical experiments and activities that included foaming elephant’s toothpaste, invisible ink microbes and worms in space! The activities were all part of this year’s Festival of Science and Curiosity returning for a fourth year, running from 14-21 …

New Medical School collaboration with China’s first state-run Medical College

A new partnership for scientific research and medical education has been established between the University of Nottingham’s School of Medicine and the first state-run medical school in China – Shanghai Medical College at Fudan University. The partnership was launched recently at the 1st Fudan-Nottingham International Medical Education Symposium at Fudan University where a Memorandum of …

10 years of working together: Santander Universities and University of Nottingham

A partnership with Santander Universities to support students, research and businesses is celebrating a decade of success. The University of Nottingham joined the partnership programme in 2008 and since then it has received support via scholarships, internships and new ventures. Ten years on they celebrated the partnership with a special event held at the Ingenuity …

Sweden’s Örebro University honours Professor John Andrews

Professor John Andrews, Professor of Infrastructure Asset Management has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the Faculty for Business, Science and Engineering at Örebro University in Sweden.  The conferment ceremony took place in early February. This was followed by a presentation where Prof Andrews discussed Infrastructure Maintenance Modelling and he went on to talk about Avoiding …

Cancer vaccine pioneers shortlisted for CRUK’s Grand Challenge award

A multi-disciplinary team of scientists, led by University of Nottingham cancer vaccine pioneer Professor Lindy Durrant, has been shortlisted to the final stages of Cancer Research UK’s Grand Challenge – an ambitious series of £20m global grants to tackle some of the toughest questions in cancer research. The ‘Blueprint’ project aims to eradicate established tumours …

Tinnitus research pioneer wins prestigious prize

Professor in Hearing Sciences, David Baguley, has been awarded the prestigious Royal Society of Medicine Section of Otology Norman Gamble Prize. In this blog, David explains why he felt driven to specialise in tinnitus and offers his thoughts on why this hearing problem deserves increased recognition in the future. “When I started working in Audiology, …

Festival to excite Nottingham’s science curiosity

Writing poetry with code, gazing at stars and taking part in Chemistry experiments are just some of the activities on offer at this year’s Festival of Science and Curiosity. The University of Nottingham is partnering the event which is returning for a fourth year and runs from 14-21 February. It aims to provide opportunities for …

‘Runner’s high’ theory tested for BBC One documentary

Our super-busy but media-friendly researchers over at the Division of Medical Sciences and Graduate Medicine in Derby have been making television again with TV doctor Michael Mosley and his BBC crew. The BBC team has returned to our Medical School site at Derby to make part of a new programme called ‘The Truth About Getting …