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Dr Miwa Hirono – the University expresses ‘extreme disappointment’ at Home Office decision

“The University of Nottingham is extremely disappointed that one of its most promising and talented academics, Dr Miwa Hirono, will be leaving the UK to take up a post overseas following  the Home Office’s decision that she and her family are no longer welcome in the country. “We are saddened by the decision of the Home …

Nottingham Alumnus is honoured by the Minister for Sport

A new elite training centre for Canoe Sprint has been named after Nottingham alumnus Tim Brabant, Britain’s most successful Canoe Sprint athlete of all time. The new facility will be named the Tim Brabants Elite Training Centre, in recognition of his outstanding achievement in Canoe Sprint and for being the sport’s first ever Olympic gold …

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 …

National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine accredited as International Olympic Committee research centre

The National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine (NCSEM) has been named as an International Olympic Committee (IOC) Research Centre for Prevention of Injury and Protection of Athlete Health– one of just nine around the world. The IOC has identified the protection of athletes’ health and the prevention of injuries and illness in sport as …

World-class research recognised

The University of Nottingham is a leading international institution carrying out world-class research,according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.   Nottingham is ranked 8th in the UK on a measure of ‘research power’, which takes into account both the quality of research and the number of research-active staff who made REF returns. More than …

So why should academics engage with the media?

“Sitting in your office, in glorious isolation, may well be safer and easier, but there’s a reason for that: it’s very dull.” So said Philip Cowley, Professor of Parliamentary Government and seasoned blogger, broadcaster and tweeter, at a workshop aimed at encouraging his fellow academics to share their expertise with the wider world. There may …

Nearly one in three lung cancer patients in the UK dies within three months of diagnosis

Nearly one in three lung cancer patients in the UK dies within three months of diagnosis, despite having visited their family doctor several times beforehand, according to new research from The University of Nottingham. The findings suggest that family doctors may not be picking up the signs of lung cancer and investigating them as appropriately …

Ebola: how did Spanish nurse become infected with virus in high containment unit? By Professor Jonathan Ball

The Spanish nurse who contracted Ebola virus while caring for a dying priest appears to be the victim of the first transmission in this outbreak to have taken place outside of Africa. Along with the traveller who returned to Dallas and whose diagnosis was delayed, worries about the wider spread of the virus rear their …

Statement on ICCE qualification

In response to a blog on The Guardian website (25th September 2014), regarding the International Certificate of Christian Education (ICCE) qualification: “It appears that many UK universities accept this qualification. The UK NARIC (National Recognition Information Centre, which works on behalf of the UK government) has advised us and the sector on the equivalency of …

Three peaks, three wheels, three days…

On Friday July 4, wheelchair user Will Blanche will embark on an epic endeavour to complete a 3 Peaks Challenge on a custom built three wheel hand bike. He will be scaling the steep gradients of Ben Nevis in Scotland, Snowdonia in Wales and Skiddaw in the Lake District to raise money for the Jessica Hope …