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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 …

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 …

Student design could solve African grain wastage problem

A product design and manufacture graduate at The University of Nottingham recently received a major design award for his low-cost grain storage unit which aims to help prevent post-harvest crop losses on small African farms. Anthony Brown, 22, from Walton-on-Thames, near London, won the “Waste Not, Want Not” challenge in the RSA Student Awards 2016; a …

Nottingham health-tech innovations shown at Parliament

The City’s finest health and life science innovations were on display at Westminster for Nottingham in Parliament Day, organised by The University of Nottingham. The day-long event (on 25 October) was designed to demonstrate and celebrate the institutions, businesses and people that make Nottingham great. Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH) led a Health and …

Nottingham civil engineering student wins finalist place in Ford Women in STEM competition

A University of Nottingham civil engineering undergraduate was one of just three finalists in the UK-wide Ford Prize for Women in STEM Study Competition, which recognises the achievements of women working in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, which are traditionally male-dominated fields. Serena Gough, 19, a second-year student at Nottingham, who was announced one of only …

Major power electric aircraft contract signed in China

The University of Nottingham in Ningbo, China (UNNC) has signed a 9 million RMB contract with Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd (COMAC) to develop high-power starter generators and controllers, after successfully entering a public bidding process. The project will be delivered by UNNC team leader Professor Chris Gerada, fully supported by the PEMC Group (Power …

Plastic fantastic: its many pioneering medical uses inside us

Despite their ubiquitous nature in everyday products, negative press coverage of plastics is a regular feature of this decade. Eight million tons of plastic a year now end up irresponsibly in our oceans. The whole of the UK – and many other countries – now associates plastic bags with a small tax to discourage their …

Podium finish for Nottingham electric bike at Isle of Man TT Zero race

An electric superbike developed from scratch by The University of Nottingham has secured the quickest ever time for a university team at the Isle of Man TT Zero race. After coming third across the finish line at the SES TT Zero Challenge on Wednesday 8 June 2016, Nottingham is now officially the fastest university in TT history. …

Banana skins and bank notes… why engineering and development go hand in hand

It is fitting that while he was carrying out fieldwork in Ghana Dr Michael Clifford was given the news that he had won an award for Internationalisation. Dr Clifford, an associate professor in Engineering at The University of Nottingham, has been recognised by Universitas 21 for his long-term dedication to the furthering of international education. …

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 …