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Christmas opening hours

Happy Christmas to all our staff and students in the UK, China and Malaysia! Most buildings on the University’s UK campuses will be closed from 5pm on 24 December, re-opening on 5 January. However, the main University libraries will be open on the dates and times shown below: Hopper buses There will be no University …

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 …

Appeal to prevent the extinction of the Sumatran Rhino

A leading conservationist has made an urgent appeal to the authorities of Malaysia and Indonesia to collaborate in the conservation of the Sumatran Rhino. In his talk streamed from the University of Nottingham’s campus in Malaysia to University Park in UK, Dr John Payne, Executive Director of the Borneo Rhino Alliance (BORA), told his audiences …

Nottingham vet school gains European accreditation

The University of Nottingham’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science  (SVMS) has received full accreditation from the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE).  It is now one of only 10 vet schools across Europe to receive accreditation, and only the second in the UK after the Royal Veterinary College. The SVMS has demonstrated how …

Cats are dying from antifreeze poisoning

Now the winter has set in and we are topping up our cars with antifreeze the RSPCA and International Cat Care are reminding pet owners about the serious danger it poses to our animals. Ingesting just the smallest amount of antifreeze can cause kidney failure and death, especially in cats. Because of the dangers posed …

Pharmacy students ‘get down to business’

How does a pharmacy student learn to cope with the reality of running a business – coping with calls from doctors, nursing homes, patients and out of hours practice alongside the day-to-day leadership and management challenges? At The University of Nottingham students are to benefit from the unique experience of ‘running’ their own pharmacy business …

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 …

Parasitic expert digs the dirt on the deadly parasitic that infected two kidney transplant patients

Halicephalobus gingivalis is a soil-borne, free-living nematode parasite. This saprophytic worm was first identified 1954 and since then sporadic cases have been reported as a cause of neurological disease in horses, in many countries including the UK, Japan, Canada, USA, Iceland, Italy, and France. Dr Hany Elsheikha, an expert in parasitology at The School of …

New book tracks women’s business aspirations

A Nottingham academic has tracked the career trajectories of 17 women from the recession-hit Britain of the 90s to the recession-hit Britain of today in a new book. Professor Laurie Cohen, of Nottingham University Business School, spoke to Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4 on Friday about her study which has led to the book, …