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Penguins and poorly rabbits win the day at charity bake off

Students and staff from the University of Nottingham swapped their lab coats for aprons and rose to the annual charity bake off challenge this week, producing a variety of unusual and creative cakes with an animal theme. The popular competition is in it’s 7thyear and is organised by students based on Sutton Bonington campus. It …

“Another nurse!” Stacy Johnson travels to the Palace to collect her MBE

Her work has shaped nursing around the world and now her efforts have been lauded by Prince Charles. Associate Professor Stacy Johnson, of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham, has been officially appointed Member of the British Empire (MBE) for services to healthcare and Higher Education. HRH Prince Charles …

Professor Yuri Oganessian celebrates year of periodic table with Nottingham visit

Professor Yuri Oganessian, esteemed nuclear physicist and the only living person to have an element named after him gave the Sir Jesse Boot Foundation lecture to a packed audience to help celebrate the 150th year of the Periodic Table. As well as giving the lecture which covered some of Yuri’s world-leading research into superheavy chemical …

Celebrating Inspirational Women

This year we launched our Inspirational Women social media campaign. Staff and students were invited to nominate female colleagues in Nottingham and our campuses in China and Malaysia, by explaining their inspirational contribution to the University. Almost 150 submissions were received celebrating women at all levels and job types. Each day throughout the March three …

Leading the way in flood resilience

Research into flood resilience in Newcastle is making waves already according to findings presented at a conference in the city. Following the signing of the Newcastle Blue-Green Declaration in February 2016, the Urban Flood Resilience Consortium, led by the University of Nottingham, met last week to present key findings from two research projects (Blue-Green Cities …

Modern slavery abolitionist wins Inspirational Women Award

Professor Zoe Trodd, Director of the University of Nottingham’s Rights Lab, has won a Notts Inspirational Women Award. Zoe was nominated by colleagues at the University for her outstanding leadership of the Rights Lab and the transformative impact of her work to eradicate modern slavery. Professor Trodd received her award at a ceremony at Nottingham …

Women scientists are here and we’re fiercer than ever

By Dr Rebecca Dewey, Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham.  We’re experiencing a nouvelle vague of intelligent, prominent women in the media, and the existence of events like International Women’s Day are the icing on the cake. Whether or not you’ve been aware of discussions in the media around Angela Saini’s Inferior campaign and …

University builds links with Japanese universities

The University of Nottingham welcomed a delegation from nine Japanese universities as part of a British Council initiative to promote international collaboration. The visit was designed to develop global partnerships and to showcase Nottingham’s excellence in internationalisation and mobilty. The schedule included discussions on corporate international strategy, international research collaborations and the development of overseas …

British Science Association Media Fellowships 2019 – applications for UoN placement open 11 March

For the fifth year running the University of Nottingham is funding a place on the British Science Association’s (BSA) Media Fellow Scheme. All the details are here. What the experts say “The beauty of this scheme is that it is not trying to ‘turn’ scientists into journalists.  But instead it is trying and succeeding in …

Undergraduates join the fight against malaria with new drug discovery programme.

The University of Nottingham has embarked on a new drug discovery programme within its School of Chemistry to help in the fight to treat malaria, one of the world’s deadliest diseases. In an extension of the longstanding collaboration between the School of Chemistry and GSK, fourth year undergraduates from UoN have started work on a new …