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Robot in the classroom?

With a new generation of digital natives in the classroom, IT in schools is now as commonplace as textbooks and PE kits. But could there be a more radical use for computer technology that could assist in teaching children with profound and multiple disabilities? Researchers at Nottingham have been investigating the use of a humanoid …

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 …

Off to a flying start

Students and staff will have the opportunity  to see The University of Nottingham’s hot air balloon in all its glory as part of this week’s welcome activities. The G-NUNI Hot Air Balloon crew will have a stand at University Park between 10am – 4pm on Thursday 25 September as they are keen to promote the …

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 …

Update on the Jubilee Campus fire

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

Fire on Jubilee Campus

Dr Paul Greatrix, Registrar at The University of Nottingham said: “Firefighters are currently on site dealing with a major fire at our GSK sustainable chemistry building on Jubilee Campus.“Thankfully, there have been no casualties as this is a building that was still under construction. Our number one priority is to ensure that the fire does …

Ashya King case sparks advice from cancer experts

Leading experts in children’s cancer have published a statement on the appropriate treatment for medulloblastoma brain tumours and the potential effectiveness of proton therapy in response to the Ashya King case. The Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG), whose members include Professor Richard Grundy, co-director of The University of Nottingham’s Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre …

Double shortlisting for Nottingham in the Times Higher Education Awards

The University has been shortlisted in two categories of the Times Higher Education Awards (THE). The awards highlight the best of UK higher education and the winners will be announced at a gala awards night on 27th November 2014. Nottingham has been shortlisted in the ‘Research Project of the Year’ and ‘Outstanding International Student Strategy’ …

Young voices ignored

Experts from a University-based charity have said that inter-agency communication is the key to preventing cases of child sexual exploitation (CSE) in the wake of the Rotherham abuse scandal. Last night’s BBC Panorama programme, Stolen Lives: The Grooming Scandal, investigated the widespread sexual abuse which has devastated the lives of at least 1,400 children in …

Ebola expert fields media calls from across the world

Ebola expert Professor Jonathan Ball has been kept busy over the last few weeks fielding media calls from across the globe in China, Malaysia, India, Africa, the US and here in the UK. A professor of molecular virology in the School of Life Sciences, Jonathan has appeared on the BBC, Al Jazeera, France24, Bloomberg, Arise …