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Applications for our 2017 BSA Media Fellowships are now open

Experience life as a science journalist Do you want to find out, first hand, how academic research is reported by the media and play an active part in the process? For the third year running the University of Nottingham is offering funded places on the British Science Association’s  2017 Media Fellowships Scheme. The BSA Media Fellowships …

The tougher the target, the greater the gain?

In the latest of our New Year, New You blog mini series, Dr Amanda Avery, an expert in diet and nutrition in the School of Biosciences discusses how setting your sights high can be more successful in achieving the healthy lifestyle of your dreams. Healthcare professionals often encourage us to set realistic targets when it comes …

Pop up research cafe is great success

If you want the public to get involved in research why not take your science to them? That’s just what researchers at The University of Nottingham did last week and there was no shortage of volunteers – of all ages. Not only did they have some fun, they were also able to help with tests …

Pick of the crop in national apprentice challenge

Episode two of Farmers Apprentice 2016 saw the 10 finalists, including three agriculture students in the School of Biosciences at the University of Nottingham, undertake their first farming task. Split into two teams, Team Tom and Team Camilla, the contestants were set the challenge to put together a cropping plan to grow wheat against the …

NOTTINGHAM APPRENTICES FIGHT IT OUT FOR TWO TOP JOBS

Tonight Rebecca Jeffery, a graduate in American and Canadian Studies at The University of Nottingham, will start her bid to become Alan Sugar’s 2016 Apprentice and the chance to invest £250,000 of his money. But Rebecca isn’t the only University of Nottingham student fighting it out for a job with the big British firm. Three agriculture students in the …

BBC One uncovers ‘The truth about Meat’

Tomorrow night the BBC science documentary series ‘The Truth About…..‘ that tackles everyday issues that affect us all will look at ‘The truth about Meat‘. In this episode Chris Bavin, a greengrocer by trade and a carnivore by nature, wants to know if he can keep meat in his diet and stay healthy. The programme will …

Master’s students brew and launch their own beer in the name of academic research

In February this year three students taking an MSc in Brewing Science and Practice at The University of Nottingham, got the opportunity to brew and market their own beer with Castle Rock brewery as part of their project dissertation. Last night saw the official launch of Alternate Universe – described by the team as a …

Accolades for academics who are changing our lives for the better

From smart wheels for aircraft to biological bandages to prevent blindness academics from The University of Nottingham were recognised last night for their achievements in helping to solve some of the world’s pressing problems. The University’s Knowledge Exchange and Impact Awards recognised the new ideas and technologies being developed in collaboration with industry and commerce …

Chernobyl 30 years on – the long term behaviour of radioactive isotopes in soils

As we mark the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster George Shaw, Professor of Environmental Science in the School of Biosciences at The University of Nottingham, talks about the work his team are doing to investigate the long term behaviour of radioactive isotopes in soils. Experts from The University of Nottingham have been collecting samples …

Back to the ‘wild’ – Nottingham BBSRC Wheat Research Centre opens

The new Nottingham/BBSRC Wheat Research Centre has been officially opened by ‘super woman of wheat’ and influential advocate for wheat research and science Jeanie Borlaug Laube. Jeanie is the daughter of Norman E Borlaug who received a Nobel Prize for his lifetime of work to feed a hungry world. She toured the glasshouses at The University …