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Young stroke survivor returns to University to finish degree

This Wednesday 25th July stroke survivors from across the region will be sharing their stories and finding out about the latest stroke research in a special workshop organised by the University’s Stroke Research Partnership Group. The event is a unique opportunity for survivors and their carers to meet medical researchers and help shape the direction …

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’ …

World Cup wonders: nano-scale footballs made by masters of the minuscule

They created the world’s smallest periodic table; they sent the Queen a 90th birthday message etched on a corgi hair; so, how are experts at the University of Nottingham’s Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre (nmRC) marking the World Cup?  They have joined forces with 3D printing experts in the Centre for Additive Manufacturing (CfAM) – these chemists, engineers and specialist technicians have created a set of nanoscale football shaped structures in the style of a Russian Doll – one …

From Hawaiian snail trail to Broadcasting House

When the plight of Jeremy the lonely ‘lefty’ snail made international headlines for the first time in October, it was up to his scientist Dr Angus Davison, an evolutionary geneticist in the University’s School of Life Sciences, to use the media to explain why the plight of this one-in-a-million gastropod could help us to understand …

Amazing plant root images unearthed on new website

Plant scientists at the University of Nottingham have created a new website that takes you deep underground with revealing pictures of plant roots taken using X-ray CT imaging. The Hidden Half website is a directory of plant root systems that have been imaged at The Hounsfield Facility. These X-ray CT images showcase for the first …

Prof Brian Cox gets his brain examined!

Brian’s brain activity was put to the test yesterday when he dropped in on the University’s Quantum Sensing the Brain team at the Royal Society Summer Exhibition. Professor Brian Cox was doing a tour of the annual event which showcases some of the best research being done right now in the UK and brings hands …

How is the UK tackling the dirty world of the hand car wash?

Dr Akilah Jardine, a Research Associate in the Rights Lab, is carrying out research into hand car washes (HSWs). This type of set-up has attracted a lot of attention in the UK over recent months as investigations by law enforcement bodies have unearthed numerous labour, employment, health and safety, and environment violations. Here, Dr Jardine …

Surprise proposal at University Park

It was the perfect spot for a picture, back at the University where they met and with the Trent Building in the background. But when Gracia posed for a photo with her boyfriend Geraldo little did she know it was all part of a carefully orchestrated wedding proposal. The pair met when they were both …

Nottingham graduate to present African version of CBBC

An alumnus from the University of Nottingham is set to present the BBC’s first children’s television programme for Africa. Ben Hunte will front What’s New? – a weekly programme from the BBC for 11-16-year-olds. The programme is the first BBC children’s TV programme made for the African continent. It will feature stories behind the headlines, …

World leading experts on Asia come together in new institute

The University of Nottingham has launched an Asia Research Institute, bringing together its world-leading research and expertise on Asia. The aim of the Institute is to look at the major sustainable development challenges in Asia through engagement with practitioners and partners in the region. It also aims to increase dialogue with and to make an …