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Nottingham named among world’s 10 best green universities

The University of Nottingham is ranked among the 10 best green universities in the world, according to DesignCurial. Out of a survey including thousands of universities across the globe, the University was ranked 9th in the world, with the ranking taking into account green architecture, innovative green technologies and other green initiatives a university takes …

Guardian University Award for sustainability project

The University of Nottingham has won the award for best Sustainability Project at the Guardian University Awards 2015. The Helium Recovery and Recycling Initiative won the Sustainability Project award for increasing the efficiency of energy consumption at the University. At current usage rates Helium reserves are estimated to be exhausted by 2050: a potential disaster for science and …

Planning for The David Ross Sports Village is rejected

The University’s plans  to build a new £40m sports centre have been brought to a halt when a planning application was rejected by Nottingham City Council yesterday. The Registrar, Dr Paul Greatrix responds to the decision: “The decision smacks of hypocrisy. Given the number of mature trees, including 40 on University Boulevard, felled by the City …

Latest update on the fire at Jubilee Campus

The University of Nottingham’s Registrar Dr Paul Greatrix said: “We are terribly saddened by the major fire at our Jubilee Campus on the evening of Friday September 12, which completely destroyed our new GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry which was still under construction. “We are incredibly grateful to our staff and students for their fantastic …

Best of the blogs: May

Student life: revision tips you may not have heard before! As the exam period is in full swing, student blogger Ollie takes us through some of his unusual tips for revision. There is method to his madness as he explains why he likes to scribble along illegibly as he reads over his work, or outlines how 10-hour long …

Best of the blogs 24-30 March

Homesickness! How will you handle it? A new blog, International Student Life, aims to help describe Nottingham student life for an International student, by an International student. Anthony Olatunji Akerele describes the feelings of homesickness he experienced when arriving in Nottingham – something which literature and information he read before coming to study here had not …

Concept house showcases fuel poverty technology

TV’s Dick Strawbridge was at The University of Nottingham this afternoon giving a key note speech to mark the official opening of the last ecohouse to open on Green Close – a ‘living lab’ of specially designed houses built to test and research different aspects of modern methods of construction and sustainable and renewable technologies. …

Taking shelter in Nottingham city centre

Architecture students from The University of Nottingham have constructed their pavilion built from shipping pallets in Market Square, Nottingham. The creative and sustainable way of helping us shelter from the elements is the work of 2nd year students in the Department of Architecture and Built Environment. Originally built for this year’s Ecobuild Exhibition –  the world’s …

Green Gown Awards: Nottingham highly commended for its sustainability drive

The University was highly commended in the Learning and Skills category of this year’s Green Gown Awards for the Nottingham Advantage Award: sustainability grand challenge. The concept of the challenge surrounds equipping students and staff with an improved knowledge of sustainability to help them understand the impact of their values and actions. The Green Gown Awards …

Blooming marvellous! Awards for University grounds…

The University of Nottingham is renowned for its show stopping grounds. That’s why it is no surprise that University Park has racked up a 5th consecutive Nottingham in Bloom Gold Award for Best Commercial Premises. It was the summer display by the North Entrance to University Park in particular which picked up the prize. Councillor …