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Head of Graduate School wins award for global collaboration

The head of the Graduate School at the University of Nottingham has been given an international award. Dr Jane Wellens won the Universitas 21 award for her global collaborations and her work establishing the first national workshop in Chile to recognise and support doctoral supervision. Dr Wellens has offered a sustained contribution to Universitas 21 …

Howzat! Nottingham alumna commentates on the Ashes

Until 1976 women were not allowed to step on the outfield at Lord’s, never mind play cricket on it or commentate from it. Fast forward more than 40 years and we see England’s women victoriously raising the Cricket World Cup, with Britain’s first female cricket commentator, Alison Mitchell (Geography, 2001) relaying the news to millions …

Making Economic and Social Rights Real

People’s rights to basic amenities such as housing, education, health, social security and food are things that most of us take for granted, but for some, the rights are still a distant pipe dream. Here in the UK, this is being made ever-clearer by the current controversy around the roll-out of Universal Credit, the homelessness …

Do green-certified buildings increase occupant satisfaction? It’s complicated…

A groundbreaking study suggests that earning green certification and specific Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) credits do not necessarily enhance occupant satisfaction.  A study led by Professor Sergio Altomonte of the Department of Architecture and Built Environment (DABE), now at the Universite’ catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain), Belgium, and Professors Stefano Schiavon and Gail Brager, University of …

Update on bid to be European Capital of Culture 2023

Statement from the 5 cities bidding to be European Capital of Culture 2023 On Tuesday we met with representatives of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport including John Glen MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Arts, Heritage and Tourism. We met to discuss the letter sent last week to the UK Government …

Road to the future

Dr Alvaro Garcia Hernandez of the Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre (NTEC) made his debut on BBC One’s The One Show yesterday in a feature about the different ways to fix potholes. The segment provided a fascinating insight into the groundbreaking research that is carried out at NTEC. The piece featuring the University was set in …

Giving a snail a personality – all in the name of science

They’re a bit slimy and will happily munch their way through your home-grown lettuce and prize hostas. To many, the brown garden snail is more pest than national treasure, its common fate to be crunched under foot or unceremoniously lobbed into a neighbour’s garden. But geneticist Dr Angus Davison in the School of Life Sciences …

Viking invasion hits the streets of Nottingham!

Vikings invaded Nottingham’s Old Market Square this weekend as they set out on their voyage to Nottingham Lakeside Arts. The Viking troupe asked the general public for directions to the University of Nottingham to visit the opening of the exclusive exhibition Viking: Rediscover the Legend, which opened to the public on Saturday 25 November 2017. …

University alumnus goes into the blue…

The mesmerising displays of the alienesque cuttlefish, the remarkable sex-changing transformation of the kobudai, the incredible tool-wielding tuskfish – the BBC’s awe-inspiring Blue Planet II has thrilled audiences with its jaw-dropping exploration of life beneath the waves. One of the talented team behind the series’ stunning visuals is Emmy Award-winning cinematographer and University of Nottingham Alumnus Roger …

Nottingham entrepreneur scoops top prize at Women in Business awards

A Nottingham Ingenuity Lab entrepreneur has scooped a top award for her make-up company Kohl Kreatives. Trishna Daswaney (a graduate in Business Management, 2015) has won the Rising Star award in the Nottingham Post Business Awards. Trishna’s company Kohl Kreatives is a non-profit organisation, with two incredibly important causes at the centre of her brand. …