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Climate Change: The Biggest Opportunity of Our Age

We’re now seeing the biggest opportunity of our age – this was the key message put forward by the UK Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change, during a visit to The University of Nottingham. Professor Sir David King HonFEI delivered a lecture to students, academics and industry professionals, stressing the importance of the agreement …

Major milestone for metabolic disorder charity

A charity established by a University of Nottingham research secretary after her baby son was diagnosed with a rare metabolic disease has recently awarded its 500th grant to families in need. Bekki Burns’ baby son Campbell was nine weeks old when his doctors delivered the devastating news that he was suffering with the terminal condition …

Faculty of Engineering awarded Silver Athena SWAN accreditation

The University’s Faculty of Engineering has once again been awarded silver accreditation for its commitment to advancing women’s careers in STEM subjects. The submission to the Athena SWAN panel was led by Professor Barbara Turnbull, Associate Professor in Environmental Fluid Mechanics, who said: “The faculty has taken the position that supporting and encouraging women are …

Women inspiring women

Did you know that in the UK only 13% of jobs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects are occupied by women? And that our of all the Computer Science students in the UK, only 18% are female? On Saturday (15th Novermber), the School of Computer Science at the University, will be hosting a …

University awards two year 11 pupils an engineering scholarship

The University’s Faculty of Engineering is for the first time sponsoring two year 11 students as part of the Arkwright Engineering Scholarships programme. These scholarships support students through their sixth form studies and encourage them into top universities and higher apprenticeship schemes. Scholars are selected following a rigorous process comprising: an assessed application form with …

Malaysian academic named Young Chemical Engineer of the Year

An up and coming academic from The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus has been named Young Chemical Engineer of the Year. First Malaysian winner A record number of entries were received for the award from across the globe but it was UNMC’s Dr Denny KS Ng who triumphed – the first Malaysian to ever do …

19 July – 25 July: The big stories

The big news from The University of Nottingham this week surround the Olympics and the countdown to London 2012. Firstly, there’s a look at the University’s former-students who are competing at the games, including Beijing medal winners David Florence and Tim Brabants. There’s also news of canoeist Johny Akinyemi who’s made it into Team Nigeria …

Equality award for the Faculty of Engineering

The Faculty of Engineering at The University of Nottingham has made a concerted effort to promote gender equality – and now these efforts have been recognised. The Athena SWAN Charter has awarded the Faculty of Engineering a Silver Award. The Charter recognises good employment practice for women working in science, engineering and technology (SET) in …