Karen Cox Legacy

Before she left to take up her prestigious appointment as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kent, Professor Karen Cox reflected on her career at the University of Nottingham in a recorded interview with the Human Resources’ People & Culture team. Clips from the interview will be sited in relevant places across the website. The clip …

Celebrate Black History Month 2017

The University of Nottingham is set to celebrate Black History Month 2017 — with music, discussions, a major new conference and more. Throughout October 2017, the University will run a variety of free-to-attend, exciting events with a focus on Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) culture, history and people. Exploring BME culture and history This year’s …

Workplace Wellbeing Massages

Settle into summer with a free workplace massage. As part of the University’s Wellbeing Programme for staff we are offering 15 minute, seated and clothed, acupressure massages which use a variety of techniques to relax, sooth and revitalise you at work. Massages work on a physical level to eliminate the knots and stresses that build …

Month of the Mind – Upcoming Events

During May, the People and Culture team will be running the second annual Month of the Mind. We are excited to work with Rough Trade again this year to deliver a second In Your Head event after its success during our Disability December events programme last year. The event will take place on Tuesday 9 …

The School of Health Sciences shares best practice around staff wellbeing

The School of Health Sciences was the first at the University to develop a school-based health and wellbeing programme for staff, embedding workplace health and wellbeing within the school strategy and organisational structures and as such are currently informing wellbeing strategies for other schools and the wider University. Associate Professor Dr Holly Blake has chaired the school …

Holocaust Memorial Day 2017

Annabel Pattle, University of Nottingham student and Holocaust Educational Trust Regional Ambassador, talks about the importance of Holocaust Memorial Day.  Whenever there is a humanitarian atrocity that shocks and saddens the world; whenever we are faced with the horrendous images of perpetrator’s crimes; whenever we see the crying and lamenting faces of the victims, the …

Thoughts on The Evolution of an Emcee – with Akala

Yesterday, I attended The Evolution of an Emcee talk at The University of Nottingham’s Arts Centre given by guest speaker, Akala, an award-winning British rapper and poet. The MC talked in depth about the importance of understanding the impact Afro-Caribbean cultures have had on the music industry and how the way in which Africa is continually …

Black History Month Colloquium

Dr Meghan Gray from Physics and Astronomy talks about how the School is celebrating Black History Month by reflecting on how to reach traditionally underrepresented groups. Pathways to impact. Public outreach. Student recruitment. Research Excellence. Most academics will relate to the familiar feeling of trying to juggling multiple balls when setting priorities for academic work. …

Black History Month at the Centre for Research in Race and Rights

Hannah Jeffrey, a PhD student in American Studies with research interests such as the Black Power Movement and Emancipation and Abolition, introduces the events being hosted by the Centre for Research in Race and Rights for Black History Month 2016. Whilst 2015 celebrated the 50th anniversary of the US Voting Rights Act and UK Race Relations Act, 2016 …

Welcome to the People and Culture blog

Hello and welcome to the new People and Culture blog. The People and Culture programme is a new initiative developed to meet the objectives the University has committed to within its People Strategy. While co-ordinated within HR by us, the People and Culture team, the programme is owned, delivered and enjoyed by the people of …