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John Bercow: Parliament in an Anti-Politics Age and a cat called Order…

MPs should promise less and deliver better if they want to win the public’s trust according to Speaker of the House of Commons. Speaking at The University of Nottingham the Rt. Hon. John Bercow outlined his work in reforming the archaic institution, making it more accessible and engaging for voters. In the lecture Parliament in …

‘One Day Without Us’ celebrates the contribution of migrants to the UK

One Day Without Us is a national day of action in solidarity with migrants from around the world who are living, working and studying in the UK. Our Students’ Union President, Ismail Sadurdeen, explains how University of Nottingham students are marking the day. International students make up about one third of the student population of …

British Embassy in Russia support for the Periodic Table of Videos

The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) officially adopted the names of the four new chemical elements this year – big news for the award winning Periodic Table of Videos. And this week they decided to release all four new videos at once! Nihonium, Moscovium, Tennessine and Oganesson. The names of two of them are directly …

Puppy power helps students relax during exam period

When I walked into work and was given the option of sitting at my desk or going to spend some time with some guide dog puppies, I’ve got to say  – the decision was pretty easy. Particularly as I’m a dog lover. Seems I wasn’t the only one who like the idea. As I walked to …

What do you Frink? Jeremy Corbyn drops in to see The University of Nottingham’s latest exhibition

The leader of the opposition party, the Rt. Hon. Jeremy Corbyn MP, has visited The University of Nottingham. Mr Corbyn came to Nottingham University’s Business School this evening (Thursday 11 February 2016) to deliver a talk to Nottingham students and invited Labour supporters. Prior to the talk, he made time to see the Elisabeth Frink …

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. …

Please support the University’s #MeantToBe campaign

As many of you will be aware, the University is placing a strong focus on student recruitment over the coming year. To kick start this, the External Relations team has recently launched a campaign based around the hashtag #MeantToBe, which will be running prior to, during and after A level Results Day.  Its aim is …

Harry Potter and the Rosetta Stone

Never underestimate the Potterheads at The University of Nottingham.  It started with a simple idea to celebrate the different languages our staff and students speak: let’s film people reading from different translations of Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone. When I posted a call for volunteers on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr I expected a handful of …

Professor Robert Winston gives lecture – ‘Manipulating Human Life’

On Wednesday 25 February, Professor Robert Winston visited The University of Nottingham to discuss ‘Manipulating Human Life’, as part of an INSPIRE: Academic Medicine Society lecture. Robert Winston, Professor of Science and Society, Emeritus Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College and member of the House of Lords, discussed a range of topics touching on the ethics …

Legal compliance podbriefings

The University of Nottingham has created a series of videos designed to inform and raise awareness of important legal topics and issues of compliance amongst university staff. Each video contains an interview with a practising lawyer who is an expert in the relevant field and who explains the law (current at the time of filming) …