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Athletes and baronesses to join Nottingham graduands

Olympic medallists and Baronesses will be the guests of honour at The University of Nottingham’s Winter Graduation ceremonies next week. The ceremonies will take place between Tuesday 13 December and Friday 16 December and this year will take place in the newly opened David Ross Sports Village. Hundreds of students will gather alongside a number …

Say cheese… students find novel way to fund their studies

An enterprising pair of students have come up with a novel way to fund their education – selling cheese. University of Nottingham student Hannah Kinston, who is studying Veterinary Medicine, and her boyfriend John Davies, both 19, hit on the idea after running a stall as part of a farm open day. The pair, who …

C2Hear team scoops NUH Research Impact of the Year Award

Dr Melanie Ferguson, consultant clinical scientist at the NIHR Nottingham Hearing BRU, tells of her team’s excitement and delight at winning one of the Oscars of the Nottingham University Hospitals Trust in their annual award ceremony. There was a lot of nervous excitement when the C2Hear team arrived at the NUH Honours awards evening at …

#Orangetheworld – fighting against gender-based violence

On Friday 25 November 2016, The University of Nottingham’s Trent Building turned orange in support of the UN’s #OrangetheWorld campaign at the start of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV). The 16 Days of Activism is a world-wide campaign which runs each year from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination …

Making Friends with the Enemy – one woman’s life-long mission for peace

On October 12 1984, the IRA (Irish Republican Army) exploded a bomb in the Grand Hotel, Brighton, during the Conservative Party Conference killing five people and injuring many more. Among those killed was Sir Anthony Berry MP. The family of Sir Anthony Berry was devastated, but for his daughter Jo, it also started a life-long …

Artcodes take the advent calendar into the digital age

It’s a long time since children were satisfied with a printed picture when they prized open the doors of their advent calendar. They have grown to expect some kind of treat – a sweet or toy – as well. But the advent calendar has moved on again – into the digital age. Computer scientists at …

Race, Rights and Justice in the Age of Brexit

Professor Todd Landman,Pro Vice Chancellor of the Faculty of Social Sciences, puts forward his recommendations for the post-Brexit future and challenges everyone to consider their responsibility for living, humanely, in a post-referendum world. In Democracy and the Market, Adam Przeworski argues that transitional countries experience a significant downturn in economic performance in the short term and then as democracy takes …

Guardian story on casualisation in HE – a response

An article published in The Guardian online on Wednesday 16th November claimed to reflect the reality of employment practices in UK higher education, and specifically in the Russell Group. It made claims relating to the use of fixed-term contracts at a number of other universities. The story included a case study about two individuals who …

Crossing the Rubicon

Aris Georgopoulos, Assistant Professor in Law, looks at why the Supreme Court Should Not Refer a Question Regarding the Revocability of Article 50 to the European Court of Justice.  On 3 November the High Court issued its long awaited judgement in R (Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union  which ruled that …

The Crown may be inaccurate but it’s a cracking period drama

Gabriele Neher, Associate Professor in History of Art, writes for The Conversation on the latest offering from Netflix. ‘The Crown, Netflix’s most ambitious and expensive original drama, had a reported budget of over $100 million. The ten-part series charts the ascension of Elizabeth Windsor to the throne as Queen Elizabeth II, and follows the young …