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The standard setter

Dr Brian Simpson, Honorary Professor with the Department of Civil Engineering, has been awarded the British Standards Institution (BSI) Wolfe Barry Medal for his contribution to standards-making. To say that Dr Simpson has had a long and distinguished 46-year career would be a bit of an understatement. In 1971, Dr Simpson joined Arup, the well …

International award for educational technology project

A University of Nottingham project which has developed digital learning tools to help educate healthcare students, professionals and the public has picked up an international award in the ‘Oscars’ of the educational technology world. The Health E-Learning and Media (HELM) team is based in the School of Health Sciences and aims to provide expertise and …

Master-brewer is honoured by the University of Nottingham in winter 2017 graduation

A former professor of the University of Nottingham, who pioneered world class research into brewing science, has received an honorary degree during this year’s winter graduation ceremonies. She was awarded the Degree of Doctor of Laws in a ceremony on Wednesday 13 December. Professor Katherine Smart, who was a previous holder of a SABMiller professorship …

A green Christmas for the University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham has been named the second greenest campus in the world. Universitas Indonesia (UI) compiled the GreenMetric ranking for 2017 – measuring 619 universities in 76 countries. The Greenrankings measure each participating university’s commitment in developing an ‘environmentally friendly’ infrastructure. They look at six indicators; setting and infrastructure, energy and climate change, …

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. …

Prestigious prize for leading UK nutrition scientist

A leading expert in nutrition and metabolic physiology at the University of Nottingham, Professor Ian Macdonald, has won the prestigious British Nutrition Foundation Prize for 2017. The annual BNF Prize is awarded to an individual scientist or group for outstanding achievement in this important field of public health. The accolade includes the opportunity to present …

Nottingham academic among most influential HE social media stars

University of Nottingham physiotherapy expert Dr Roger Kerry has been named as one of the most social media-savvy academics in the UK. Dr Kerry, of the School of Health Sciences, who regularly highlights the successes of students and colleagues and actively leads debate around physiotherapy and philosophy via his Twitter account, appears among the top …

Nottingham rises up the rankings

The University of Nottingham has once again risen up the rankings in a national league table. The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 will be published on Sunday 24 September, featuring profiles on 131 UK universities. This year Nottingham features at number 18 in the table, a rise of two places since …

Nottingham academic – finalist in the Economic and Social Research Council Impact prize 2017

Dr John Gathergood, Associate Professor in the School of Economics since August 2013, was a finalist for Outstanding Impact in Public Policy in the ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize 2017. The Impact Prize recognises and rewards the outstanding successes of ESRC-funded researchers on an annual basis. Dr Gathergood, who has been an Academic Advisor for the Financial Conduct …

Nottingham in the news: Day 8

The University of Nottingham is celebrating a summer of successes as it prepares to welcome students for the new academic year. For the next few weeks we’ll be profiling a daily story that put Nottingham in the news. Our graduates and alumni include film stars, royalty and Michelin-starred chefs Talented University of Nottingham students receiving their degree …