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Better together: why teacher education needs universities as well as schools

Clare Brooks from the UCL Institute of Education and Jo McIntyre Deputy Head of School of Education at the University of Nottingham offer their views on teacher training.  For a decade, national teacher education policy has focused on increasing the number of teacher training places in school-led programmes and diversifying the range of providers, and decreasing …

University News Review — October and November 2019

Welcome to the autumn 2019 News Review which features some of the Press Office’s top news stories from October and November… Bike helmet-style brain scanner used for first time with children A new wearable bike helmet-style brain scanner could make scans easier and more reliable in children, according to University of Nottingham researchers. The Mail …

Live from the BBC – politics student Megan goes behind the scenes for election night

Final-year Politics and International Relations student Megan Collins took part in the BBC election night special and was one of several voters interviewed by BBC Presenter Sophie Raworth on the giant electoral map that was laid outside BBC Television studios.  Megan was selected for the event by Stephen Vaccarini, Faculty Placements Manager, and Professor Katherine …

University academic wins prestigious BSI standards award

Dr Cher Li, from Nottingham University Business School, has been recognised by the British Standards Institution (BSI) for her outstanding contribution in teaching standards-related topics and for her research in this area. The judges praised Dr Li “for incorporating standards into the curricula for the economics of innovation on undergraduate and Executive MBA courses, and …

Cholera Antibiotic Resistance in Bangladesh (CARE): big data mining and machine learning to improve diagnostics and treatment selection

A new research project will address the need for rapid diagnosis of cholera by developing tools to help early detection, and provide real-time intervention in outbreaks of this deadly disease. The project will make use of portable, real-time DNA sequencing (using the Oxford Nanopore MinION), together with cloud-based solutions for large data storage and remote …

Countdown to Christmas gets scientific!

The countdown to Christmas is underway and the Sustainable Process Technologies (SPT) Research Group are giving a daily dose of science with their fun and festive Labvent calendar. Each day on twitter @UoNSPT #Labvent2019 and in the windows of L4 on University Park the Labvent calendar will feature a different area of research from the …

Nottingham academic wins the Nordic Prize for Alternatives to Animal Testing

Dr Alison Gray, from the School of Veterinary Medicine (SVMS) at the University of Nottingham has won a prestigious international award, recognising her commitment to replacing animal use in antibody production. Dr Gray, who also founded the non-profit organization AFABILITY, has been awarded the Nordic Prize for Alternatives to Animal Experiments, which is given to a …

Boost for behavioural science research with Chan Zuckerberg grant

Researchers at the University of Nottingham have been awarded a prestigious grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) to further develop a software package designed to make access to experiments in behavioural science easier. PsychoPy is an open-source software package developed at the University of Nottingham to facilitate reaction-time experiments in behavioural sciences. The free …

Faculty of Engineering enjoys two weeks full of awards

Over the last two weeks the University of Nottingham’s Engineering faculty has won a spate of awards for their innovations. The awards span a number of areas, including healthcare and housing, demonstrating the far-reaching impact of the University’s research. Professor Barrie Hayes-Gill and Professor John Crowe from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering picked …

University News Review — September 2019

Welcome to the September 2019 News Review which features some of our top news stories from the month…   See bike, say bike! The story that drivers are five times more likely to forget seeing an oncoming motorcycle than a car, appeared in the news headlines in September. Fatal crashes involving cars and motorbikes may …