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Malaysian badminton star Yang takes national university title

A rising badminton star from The University of Nottingham has won gold at the United Kingdom national University championships. Li Lian Yang, 24 and a Malaysian national, scooped the Women’s singles title at the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) National Championships, defeating fellow Malaysian Lyddia Cheah 2-1 in Sheffield this weekend. Having already beaten …

‘One Day Without Us’ celebrates the contribution of migrants to the UK

One Day Without Us is a national day of action in solidarity with migrants from around the world who are living, working and studying in the UK. Our Students’ Union President, Ismail Sadurdeen, explains how University of Nottingham students are marking the day. International students make up about one third of the student population of …

Journalists and academics have the same goals – they just talk in different dialects

This year the British Science Association (BSA) celebrates the 30th anniversary of their Media Fellowship Scheme. Since 1987 the BSA has been putting academics to work in the newsrooms of some of the country’s most prestigious media organisations. The aim – to help academics gain confidence and increase their willingness to engage with the media …

Climate Change: The Biggest Opportunity of Our Age

We’re now seeing the biggest opportunity of our age – this was the key message put forward by the UK Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change, during a visit to The University of Nottingham. Professor Sir David King HonFEI delivered a lecture to students, academics and industry professionals, stressing the importance of the agreement …

The Human Cost of War

The human cost of civil wars is to be investigated in a new study from the universities of Leicester, Nottingham, Southampton and Cardiff. ‘Welfare, Conflict and Memory during and after the English Civil Wars, 1642-1700’ is a four-year project funded by a major grant of over £800,000 from the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The …

A hologram, a family scandal and a man on the march: the French election just got really exciting

Paul Smith, Associate Professor in French and Francophone studies, writes for The Conversation Embattled presidential candidate François Fillon probably looked at the political calendar in the first week of February and thanked his lucky stars that the spotlight shifted, for a weekend at least, to other candidates in the French election race. Lyon became the …

Remembering founder of MRI and Nobel Prize winner, Professor Sir Peter Mansfield FRS (1933-2017)

Tributes have been paid to Nobel laureate Professor Sir Peter Mansfield, who has died at the age of 83. Sir Peter pioneered the creation of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), one of the most important and revolutionary breakthroughs in modern medical science. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 2003 for his …

£3.2m funding for high performance computing centre

The Midlands Innovation group of universities and Queen Mary University of London have been awarded £3.2million from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to establish HPC Midlands Plus – a centre of excellence in high performance computing (HPC). High performance computing is used to undertake complex simulations, to find solutions for challenging problems …

New-look super laboratory to benefit Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine students

Teaching space within North Laboratory Building at Sutton Bonington has been refurbished and named in honour of a world-leading Nottingham academic to acknowledge his contribution to animal science. The new laboratory was opened in a celebratory ceremony that took place on Friday 27 January. The Peter Buttery Teaching Laboratory will be a multidisciplinary, open-plan facility …

Put your own oxygen mask on first?

January is notoriously the toughest month for many people – the depths of winter with the sparkle of Christmas behind us, dark days still ahead and the warmth of summer feeling far from reach. But it’s also an excellent time to evaluate our own mental health and devise strategies for protecting our resilience for the …