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Next generation of mechanical engineers show off their designs

An off-road wheelchair, an electric superbike, a robotic physio glove, and a portable drinks fridge that can also transport live organs are among the inventive prototypes developed by 166 third-year MEng students at the Mechanical Engineering Design Showcase. The annual end-of-year event was held 11 to 13 June at University Park with all participating teams …

Outreach programme leaps into action to broaden young people’s horizons

Hundreds of school children across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire have had a taste of University life as part of a national week of action to encourage more young people into Higher Education (HE). Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Collaborative Outreach Programme (DANCOP) held a series of events such as film screenings, visits to the University of Oxford, and …

Nottingham Executive MBA graduates are flying high in global rankings

A new ranking to show the world’s top Executive MBA courses has included Nottingham University Business School for the first time. It also shows the majority of the school’s MBA graduates are women, bucking the trend of male dominated courses. In the QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) league table for 2018 the NUBS scored particularly highly against …

University shortlisted for national awards

The University of Nottingham has been shortlisted for three awards that celebrate excellent practice in higher education. As well as being confirmed as a contender for a Guardian University Award, the University has been shortlisted for two Times Higher Education Leadership & Management Awards (THELMAs). The awards celebrate excellence in university innovation, and leadership, management …

The purrfect place to study

A cat-friendly library will be a new stress-busting feature at the University of Nottingham. Plans have been announced to turn the top floor of Hallward Library into a feline-friendly study room. The initiative builds on the success of the University’s Puppy Rooms and comes following scores of requests from students asking to bring their pets …

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 …

Celebrating our women – picture round up

Celebrations took place across the University on March 8th in honour of International Women’s Day. In the UK and at campuses in China and Malaysia women took centre stage under the theme #PressforProgress. The University worked in partnership with Nottingham Trent University to host an inspirational conference celebrating the achievements of women. This was alongside a …

PM launches review into post-18 education and funding

Political and Public Affairs Unit Briefing Background This afternoon (Monday February 19) at Derby College, the Prime Minister formally launched the long-awaited ‘major review’ into post-18 funding and education. First announced in the Conservative Party Manifesto ahead of the General Election in May last year, disagreements over the scale and scope of the review are …

Nottingham pilots plan for easier foreign student visas

The University of Nottingham is to take part in a pilot scheme which should make it easier for some foreign students to get visas or find permanent work in Britain. It is among 23 universities which will join the plan for Masters students with others joining as quickly as possible. A spokesperson for the University …