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Nottingham entrepreneur launches a first in disability cosmetics design

Trishna Daswaney, Nottingham Ingenuity Lab entrepreneur and owner of the cosmetics company Kohl Kreatives, has launched a new collection of make-up brushes to add to her growing list of beauty lines. Dedicated to beauty empowerment, Trishna’s company is a non-profit organisation, with all profits from the sale of her brushes invested into providing free make-up …

Remembering the fallen at Sutton Bonington

Fallen soldiers will be remembered at Sutton Bonington as part of University-wide events commemorating 100 years since the end of World War I. On Sunday 11 November 2018 at 11am there will be a minute’s silence and a memorial plaque unveiled close to The Barn. The plaque shares the story of two avenues of lime …

Prof Brian Cox gets his brain examined!

Brian’s brain activity was put to the test yesterday when he dropped in on the University’s Quantum Sensing the Brain team at the Royal Society Summer Exhibition. Professor Brian Cox was doing a tour of the annual event which showcases some of the best research being done right now in the UK and brings hands …

Surprise proposal at University Park

It was the perfect spot for a picture, back at the University where they met and with the Trent Building in the background. But when Gracia posed for a photo with her boyfriend Geraldo little did she know it was all part of a carefully orchestrated wedding proposal. The pair met when they were both …

Nottingham graduate to present African version of CBBC

An alumnus from the University of Nottingham is set to present the BBC’s first children’s television programme for Africa. Ben Hunte will front What’s New? – a weekly programme from the BBC for 11-16-year-olds. The programme is the first BBC children’s TV programme made for the African continent. It will feature stories behind the headlines, …

No monsters, but wonders

“Here at the edge of the map there are treasures to be found, a different type of gold and silver. Here there be no monsters, but wonders.”  A breathtaking film about the natural coastal waters around Scotland’s Hebridean islands, shot by a Nottingham alumnus, has left both presenters and viewers of BBC’s Springwatch captivated and enthralled.  In the five-minute …

Major international award for Health Psychology alumna

As a mother-of-two and with a full-time job, Anitha Menon was not convinced that a PhD from an internationally-recognized institution was a dream she could achieve. However, the flexibility of the UK education system allowed her the chance to work at her own pace, with constant academic support and to successfully complete her doctoral degree …

Distinguished scientists elected as Fellows and Foreign Members of the Royal Society

A University of Nottingham alumnus and an honorary Professor have been elected to the Royal Society. Professors Sebsebe Demissew and Robin Grimes are among 60 eminent academics recognised, as fellows or foreign members, for their contribution to science. They join names such as Elon Musk and Jim Al-Khalili, as well as long-standing fellows such as …

PVC for Science turns dragon for a day – and Nottingham graduate gets Dragon approval

Professor Kevin Shakesheff found himself in the shoes of entrepreneur Peter Jones when he took his seat on a Dragons Den style panel in Nottingham last week. He joined four other ‘Dragons’ holding a purse of £3000 for each of the winners. The event, organised by Nottinghamshire Community Foundation, attracted 15 entries and 8 were …

Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre primed for project launch

The Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre (nmRC) is launching an innovative new scheme called NanoPrime this week which will provide funding to researchers from industry and academia to access state-of-the-art instrumentation and expertise. The scheme, funded by the EPSRC, will be officially announced on Friday 20th April at an event attended by world-leading experts in …