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Research will investigate how types of management affect productivity in UK businesses

Professor Paul Mizen from the School of Economics has been awarded £1.1million from the ESRC to look into the quality of management practices across UK businesses. Professor Mizen is a co-researcher on the project along with Rebecca Riley from the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR). The aim of the research is improve …

Course aims to improve evidence-based healthcare reviews

Healthcare experts have undergone training on systematic reviews to better inform policy and practice. The University of Nottingham led a Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) accredited Systematic Review course for 23 researchers, academics, clinicians and students. The five-day course aimed to give the participants an in-depth and comprehensive understanding of the principles and processes of undertaking systematic …

New Commission launched to tackle challenges of adult education

Leading universities, including the University of Nottingham, and adult education charities have joined forces to create a new commission to tackle the challenges faced in educating people throughout their lives in England. In 1919, the Ministry of Reconstruction’s adult education committee published a Report on Adult Education, arguing that a population educated throughout life was …

Vet students go ‘Full Monty’ for naked charity calendar

A brave bunch of students from the University’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science have stripped to their birthday suits for a lighthearted new charity calendar.  Wearing nothing but a smile – and a few strategically placed stethoscopes and latex gloves – the VetSoc students are featured posing with a range of animals, from horses, dogs, sheep and chickens to …

Snowmen and Rubber Ducks: Why does humanity keep encountering amusingly bizarre objects in our Solar System?

By Ian Sheard, BSc (Hons), Physics – University of Nottingham 2014-2018. Media/Admin Assistant in the UoN Press Office. Frosty the Snowman may well have been cold but he was nowhere near as frigid as Ultima Thule, the trans-Neptunian object (TNO) formally known by the less enticing moniker of 2014 MU69, which was visited by NASA’s …

Christmas jumpers for needy pets

A University of Nottingham project to provide free veterinary care to pets belonging to homeless and vulnerable people has held its annual Christmas party. There were Christmas jumpers, goodie bags, and wagging tails galore as Vets in the Community gave veterinary treatment and gifts to local pets. The project provides free health checks, vaccinations, micro-chipping …

O Tannenbaum! Is there a perfect way to decorate your Christmas tree?

By Ian Sheard, BSc (Hons), Physics – University of Nottingham 2014-2018. Media/Admin Assistant in the University of Nottingham Press Office. Regardez-vous der Tannenbaums Franco-German linguist I may not be, but I do know a thing or two about Christmas trees. In this regard, I flatter myself that I am completely normal. I have yet to …

US science superfan has Christmas wish granted with visit to YouTube hero

An 8-year-old science fan from California had his Christmas wish come true when he met his science hero and YouTube star Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff. Ajay Sawant and his family took a 12 hour detour en route from California to Mumbai to visit family in India especially to pay Ajay’s hero a visit on Monday …

University News Review — November and December 2018

The latter end of 2018 saw many University of Nottingham news stories in the headlines… Annus horribilis… was AD536 the worst year to be alive? A new study from the University has found ground-breaking evidence from an ice core in the Swiss-Italian Alps that proves the 7th century switch from gold to silver currencies in …

Honourable visit from the Indonesian Education and Culture Attaché Office

The first Indonesian language and culture class to take place in Nottingham has ended with a visit from the country’s Education and Culture Attaché. Professor E Aminudin Aziz from the Embassy of Republic of Indonesia was invited to Nottingham to discuss future opportunities for Indonesian language classes and cultural programmes following the success of the …