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Nottingham technology, Pulse, proposed as new alternative test in UK government consultation for construction industry

A new airtightness test for buildings, developed by the University of Nottingham, has been mooted in a government consultation as an alternative test to be added to the construction process. The testing of airtightness is needed to help establish and minimise the infiltration of cold air into buildings and the loss of heated air out …

Commonwealth scholars welcomed to University

The School of Biosciences and the Future Food Beacon are welcoming two Commonwealth scholars to undertake 12 month research studentships. Mirriam Makungwe from Zambia and Naailah Alifrom Trinidad have been awarded the Commonwealth split-site Scholarships to develop their food sustainabilty research projects with the School of Biosciences and Future Food Beacon of Excellence. These scholarships …

Army visit explores use of MEG to diagnose brain injury

The University of Nottingham’s MEG team welcomed an important visitor on Friday as they were joined by the Head of Army Medical Services, Brigadier Tim Hodgetts CBE QHS. Brigadier Hodgetts visited the facilities in the Sir Peter Mansfield imaging centre, including the newly installed wearable-MEG laboratory, to investigate the potential use of MEG in the diagnosis …

Degree apprenticeship students welcomed to the University

The University has welcomed 37 new apprentices to degree apprenticeship programmes starting this academic year. Combining real work with study, the apprentices have joined us to study the Laboratory Scientist, Architecture and Advanced Clinical Practitioner degree apprenticeship programmes. The programmes are developed alongside employers to provide employees with bespoke, work-based learning with real industry application. …

Professor Clare wins Royal Academy of Engineering research chair to further work into the future of aircraft repairs

Manufacturing Engineering professor Adam Clare has been awarded a Research Chair by the Royal Academy of Engineering. The Academy’s Research Chair scheme aims to strengthen the links between industry and academia by supporting exceptional academics to undertake use-inspired research that meets the needs of industrial partners. The prestigious position is co-sponsored by Rolls-Royce and will …

Sustainability – are we missing a crucial part of the Earth?

Blog written by Dr Franziska Schrodt, from the University’s School of Geography Widespread concerns about the impacts of climate change and issues around sustainability of resource use have resulted in these topics being much more present in the media than even a few years ago. Inspiring members of the public, such as Greta Thunberg, further …

Does eating meat cause global warming?

Blog written by Professor of Dairy Science Phil Garnsworthy This year, the European Association for Animal Production (EAAP) honoured me with their Leroy Fellowship Award for “an outstanding contribution to Animal Production over a sustained period.” Acceptance of the award required that I had to deliver a plenary lecture to about one thousand delegates at …

Amazon fires – the damage to the climate

The Amazon forest has literally been hot news recently. Not only has satellite data from the Brazilian National Space Agency (INPE) shown a significant increase in deforestation in 2019 compared to 2018, it also showed that the forest fire frequency in 2019 is at its highest since 2010. Geertje van der Heijden, Assistant Professor in …

University News Review — Summer 2019

Welcome to the summer 2019 News Review which features some of our top news stories from July and August…   Scientists say there may be less than 10 years’ worth of shale gas left Scientists from the University of Nottingham and the British Geological Survey have said that the UK has five times less underground …

Journey through the Malaysian rainforest with award-winning photojournalist

The social media accounts of MEME – Management and Ecology of Malaysian Elephants – have been taken over for the culmination of a special project which will take us on a fascinating journey through Malaysia’s rainforest. Ghaneshwaran Balachandran is an award-winning photojournalist and visual artist who documents natural history, conservation and environmental subjects. His aim …