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Nottingham receives funding to tackle real-world problems

The Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Nottingham has received £1.3 million from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to fund leading research to tackle real world problems. The funding will enable a four-year programme of activities that will support collaborative projects between academics and a range of charities, social enterprises and …

My business my way

A ‘game changing’ toolkit to support female entrepreneurs in building their businesses has been launched. MyBusinessMyWay took place at the University of Nottingham’s Jubilee Campus on Thursday 17 January, open to women and men at all levels of business. It saw the launch of a toolkit, built on research by Dr Isobel O’Neil, of the University’s …

Nottingham researchers to tackle global challenges with new ‘Living Deltas’ hub

Experts from the School of Geography at the University of Nottingham will be part of a team of scientists who will be working with a new international research hub looking at tropical river deltas, thanks to funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). Professor Suzanne McGowan and Dr Virginia Panizzo, from the School of Geography, …

Research will investigate how types of management affect productivity in UK businesses

Professor Paul Mizen from the School of Economics has been awarded £1.1million from the ESRC to look into the quality of management practices across UK businesses. Professor Mizen is a co-researcher on the project along with Rebecca Riley from the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR). The aim of the research is improve …

New Commission launched to tackle challenges of adult education

Leading universities, including the University of Nottingham, and adult education charities have joined forces to create a new commission to tackle the challenges faced in educating people throughout their lives in England. In 1919, the Ministry of Reconstruction’s adult education committee published a Report on Adult Education, arguing that a population educated throughout life was …

Nottingham expert appointed as Chair of Joint Mathematical Council

Professor Andrew Noyes from the School of Education at the University of Nottingham has become the 18th Chair of the Joint Mathematical Council (JMC) of the UK. Professor Noyes follows in the footsteps of many distinguished mathematicians and mathematics   educators to chair the national committee. The JMC is a council of 22 participating and 12 …

Nottingham expert appointed Fellow by ONS

Professor Paul Mizen from the School of Economics at the University of Nottingham has been appointed a Fellow of the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Economic Experts Working Group (EEWG). First introduced in 2016, EEWG helps ONS set its development agenda for economic statistics as well as offering expert advice to help solve the difficulties …

Baroness Young of Hornsey OBE is made an Honorary Professor

Baroness Young of Hornsey OBE has accepted an Honorary Professorship with the Rights Lab and the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham. Baroness Young is an author, former actress and member of the House of Lords. In 2004 she was appointed an independent Crossbench member of the House of Lords …

Modern Day Slavery and Survivor Voices with the Maasai Cricket Warriors

Members of the public are invited to learn more about how modern slavery is impacting their own communities in Nottingham. ‘Modern Day Slavery and Survivor Voices’, is a day-long event being held at the Holy Trinity Church in Lenton in Nottingham on 22 August from 9.10am- 3pm. The event is part of the famous Maasai …

2018 Global Slavery Index launches at the United Nations Headquarters

A team from the University of Nottingham has worked on the government response assessment for the new edition of the Global Slavery Index, which was launched today at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Produced by the Walk Free Foundation, the Global Slavery Index provides data for measuring progress on achieving the United Nations’ …