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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 …

Living in the Tropics – Coping with Dengue

In this blog, Provost and CEO of the University of Nottingham Malaysia, Professor Graham Kendall, tells his personal story of how suspected man-flu turned out to be something far more serious.  In July 2014, I attended a conference in Beijing. It was after the second day that I began to feel flu-like symptoms and I …

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 …

Student athletes excel in BUCS Big Wednesday

One of the biggest sporting events in the university calendar, BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) Big Wednesday, took place yesterday at the University of Nottingham and student athletes kept up the University’s fine sporting tradition. Highlights included a third consecutive Championship gold for the Men’s table tennis squad, who dominated their final winning 10-0 …

Famous faces and gruesome body parts star in annual ‘Cake Off’ competition

A University Cake Off competition that went viral last year with the ‘world’s grossest cake’ has raised the bar this year with a selection of winning entries that would challenge the best TV Bake Off Showstoppers. Veterinary and Biosciences students at the University of Nottingham’s Sutton Bonington campus staged their annual Cake Off yesterday and …

New Medical School collaboration with China’s first state-run Medical College

A new partnership for scientific research and medical education has been established between the University of Nottingham’s School of Medicine and the first state-run medical school in China – Shanghai Medical College at Fudan University. The partnership was launched recently at the 1st Fudan-Nottingham International Medical Education Symposium at Fudan University where a Memorandum of …

SpiderLab is crowdfunding to open ‘Ye Olde Arachnarium’

The University of Nottingham’s spider research group, SpiderLab, has launched a crowdfunder to turn an old aquarium on campus into an ‘arachnarium’ where its expanding collection of spiders can be housed for research and public outreach. Ye Olde Arachnarium will be an important new facility to help the SpiderLab scientists spin spider science into schools, …

Trump’s Long First Year

Todd Landman, Professor of Political Science and Pro Vice Chancellor of the Faculty of Social Sciences, looks at President Trump’s first year in office. Saturday 20 January 2018 marks the first anniversary of the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America. For many, this seems like it has …

Building STEM skills at Lego tournament

Children from schools across the East Midlands spent the day at the Engineering, Science, Learning Centre competing in the regional heat of the global First Lego League tournament – and a great day was had by all! Teams were tasked with researching a problem around the theme of water and had to design and create …

Viking invasion hits the streets of Nottingham!

Vikings invaded Nottingham’s Old Market Square this weekend as they set out on their voyage to Nottingham Lakeside Arts. The Viking troupe asked the general public for directions to the University of Nottingham to visit the opening of the exclusive exhibition Viking: Rediscover the Legend, which opened to the public on Saturday 25 November 2017. …