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Banana skins and bank notes… why engineering and development go hand in hand

It is fitting that while he was carrying out fieldwork in Ghana Dr Michael Clifford was given the news that he had won an award for Internationalisation. Dr Clifford, an associate professor in Engineering at The University of Nottingham, has been recognised by Universitas 21 for his long-term dedication to the furthering of international education. …

Imagining a dementia-friendly University of Nottingham

This week The University of Nottingham will become a dementia-friendly institution. Professor Justine Schneider, Professor of Mental Health and Social Care, in our Faculty of Social Sciences, writes about this official recognition of the University’s commitment to raise awareness, improve working practices and pioneer world-class research to tackle this debilitating condition. There is something apposite about a university – …

Off to the palace – a specially made glass corgi carries tiniest birthday message to the Queen.

Etched on a strand of Corgi hair it had to be the Queen’s tiniest birthday message. Now the unique 90th birthday message has been placed in a glass corgi – specially made by Clive Dixon, The University of Nottingham glassblower – and is on its way to the palace. To celebrate Her Majesty’s 90th birthday …

Eddie Izzard and me: Sore feet, ice baths and fundraising challenges

On Friday Eddie Izzard is coming to Nottingham Lakeside Arts with his show Force Majeure 333. Not only will he be delivering his stand up show in three languages (German, French and English) but 25 per cent of ticket sales will be donated to Life Cycle 6 – the University’s annual fundraising campaign, raising funds for …

DH Lawrence: Why we pay tribute to the man who valued education

D. H. Lawrence is often named as Nottingham’s most prominent literary figure. From his birth in the small mining village of Eastwood in 1885 to attending University College, Nottingham (now the University of Nottingham) from 1906-08, it is fair to say that Lawrence’s literary imagination was shaped by the area and its lively culture. He …

Accolades for academics who are changing our lives for the better

From smart wheels for aircraft to biological bandages to prevent blindness academics from The University of Nottingham were recognised last night for their achievements in helping to solve some of the world’s pressing problems. The University’s Knowledge Exchange and Impact Awards recognised the new ideas and technologies being developed in collaboration with industry and commerce …

Lyme Disease: A ticking time bomb

Lyme disease is one of the fastest growing vector-borne diseases in the Western world – the threat it poses has become increasingly apparent in recent years. Estimates suggest that more than 300,000 people are diagnosed with the disease each year in the US and more than 65,000 cases a year are diagnosed in Europe. However, …

Looking good Mother Nature! Student photographers reveal stunning images

A collection of stunning images from the natural world, captured by students on the School of Life Sciences’ MSc Biological Photography and Imaging course, are due to go on display at a free exhibition at the Courtyard Cafe at Wollaton Hall from Friday May 13. The 7 Magpies exhibition, has been organised by the students …

Why working with the media can take your work in a whole new direction

When you’ve worked with the media for most of your career it can be easy to forget how daunting it can be for some to see their name in print, appear on camera or even speak to a journalist. In my opinion, and heading up the Media Relations Office I am a little biased, the …

Puppy power helps students relax during exam period

When I walked into work and was given the option of sitting at my desk or going to spend some time with some guide dog puppies, I’ve got to say  – the decision was pretty easy. Particularly as I’m a dog lover. Seems I wasn’t the only one who like the idea. As I walked to …