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Nottingham Stands Against Slavery

Dr Alison Gardner from the Rights Lab at the University of Nottingham has picked up a national award for her work in helping to tackle modern slavery in Nottingham. Dr Gardner received the Marsh Award for Community Activism in Combating Slavery for an event she ran at the University last June, in partnership with Unchosen, …

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 …

New award for research into how arts and humanities can improve health and wellbeing

One of the newest fields of research in the world is to get its own national award thanks to the AHRC, Wellcome and the Nottingham professor who pioneered the subject. Professor Paul Crawford is the first Professor of Health Humanities in the world. His field is defined as the application of the arts and humanities …

Nottingham mathematician strikes Silver for Mathematical Sciences display in Parliament

Congratulations to Linda Irons, PhD researcher from the School of Mathematics who struck Silver at a competition in the House of Commons, for the excellence of her mathematical research, walking away with a £1,250 prize. Linda presented her research to dozens of politicians and a panel of expert judges, as part of the poster competition STEM …

Many UK boardrooms blind to opportunity, warns report

Boards conditioned to play safe rather than embrace opportunity Efforts to “create certainty” overlook scope to enhance performance Narrow outlook partially fuelled by fear that dissent isn’t welcome Britain’s boardrooms may be impairing the UK’s economic potential by habitually viewing risk only in terms of threats rather than in terms of opportunities, a new report …

The science of music brought to the big screen

Music is an integral part of any film, and research into computer generated music has been used to create the soundtrack for a film that has been nominated for a British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC) Learning Screen Award. Engaging experience The soundtrack for the film; ‘Into the Looking Glass – how selfie culture …

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 …

Mathematicians take research to Parliament

Five mathematicians from the University of Nottingham are heading to Parliament on Monday to present their mathematics research to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges, as part of STEM for BRITAIN. Research fellows Dr Claire Mcllroy and Dr Paul Knott and PhD researchers Emily Mitchell, Linda Irons and Elizabeth Holden were …

Nottingham Women Expert Network

Nottingham Women Expert Network (N-WEN) is a new network designed to boost the visibility of the many talented women at Nottingham who have expertise to share. Why? Because women are still under-represented in the media and we need to change that  Because getting your voice heard helps you move on in your career: research shows …

Breaking the silence on World Hearing Day

On World Hearing Day 2018, Dr Melanie Ferguson, from the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, shines a light on the world-leading research taking place here in the field of mild to moderate hearing loss. The hearing experts are planning to launch their own regular blog this Spring to spread the word about their life-changing work …