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Award success for University Health E-Learning and Media team

The University’s Health E-Learning and Media team has scooped an international award celebrating excellence and outstanding achievement in the field of learning technology. HELM not only attracted the public vote via Twitter to pick up the Association for Learning Technology Community Choice but was also a runner up in the team category of the Learning …

Expertise and research excellence scoops two awards for Vet School

Academics at the University’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science have been recognised for their expertise and the impact of their research by two awards from a leading industry journal. Veterinary Record is a peer-reviewed journal for veterinary practitioners and researchers and is the journal of the British Veterinary Association. It has awarded this year’s …

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 …

British Science Association Media Fellowship Scheme – entries for 2016 are open

British Science Association Media Fellowship Scheme – entries open for three University funded fellowships. Applications for these placements need to be made via the University of Nottingham entry form and close at midnight Wednesday 16 March. Would you like to experience life as a science journalist? Would you like to discover, first hand, what it’s …

Tom Fielden, Science Editor Today Programme, is among the speakers at media workshop – places still available

Want to learn more about working with the media? The benefits of engaging with the media? What to do if your research hits the headlines? Tom Feilden, Science Editor at BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme will be joined by speakers from The Science Media Centre, the BBSRC press office and The Conversation for a media …

Companion animal ownership: new book explores the ethics

We’re a nation of animal lovers and it’s estimated that around around 12m households in the UK are also home to a family pet. They offer us constant companionship and, evidence suggests, even health benefits such as lower blood pressure and stress levels. But when it comes to the animals we own, do we always …

Vet School teacher is ‘Top social media influencer’

Associate Professor Liz Mossop from the Vet School has been named as a ‘top social media influencer’ by the social technology body JISC. Liz has already won two Dearing Awards for her outstanding teaching here and has been pioneering the use of social media in her role leading undergraduate teaching and assessment, to great effect. …

Academics and PhD students go behind the scenes at the BBC

A big thank you to the BBC – particularly Jo Davies from BBC Radio Nottingham and weather forecaster Anna Church – for a fascinating tour of the BBC in Nottingham last night. The visit was arranged by the University’s Media Relations team for the winners of the press release writing competition which was held earlier …

We’re going on a spider hunt…

The weather has taken on a decidedly autumnal feel, the nights are drawing in and to a certain eight-legged mini beast seeking food and a mate your home is starting to look like a cosy haven. It’s that time of the year when spider sightings in the home are at their peak and social media news feeds …