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University PhD student wins British Farming Award

A Plant Sciences PhD student is celebrating a big win at this year’s British Farming Awards. Alongside his studies in the School of Biosciences, Stephen Jones established The British Quinoa Company which grows quinoa on his family farm in Shropshire. Stephen has won the Arable Innovator of the Year Award which recognises pioneering farming science …

Care home fall prevention initiative wins innovation award

A pioneering tool to help prevent falls among people in care homes developed by The University of Nottingham, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust and Nottingham CityCare Partnership, has won an award at the inaugural East Midlands Innovation in Healthcare Awards. The awards, launched by the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN), recognise and celebrate the …

Plaudits for dementia care documentary

A documentary commissioned to complement University of Nottingham research into hospital care for people with dementia has picked up two prizes at the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival. Today is Monday was commissioned and produced by Pippa Foster (now Operations Manager, Alzheimer’s Society) while she was working at The University of Nottingham with …

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in jail for culpable homicide – Bill Dixon, Professor of Criminology

Oscar Pistorius has finally been sentenced, to what his judge described as “a sentence that is fair and just, both to society and to the accused”: for the culpable homicide of Reeva Steenkamp, he will serve a prison term of five years. For a firearms offence of which he was also found guilty, he received …

A message from the Registrar: Week One incident

A message from Dr Paul Greatrix, Registrar, The University of Nottingham: From conversations and correspondence over the last week, I know that most of you will have read media reports and many of you seen video footage of Students’ Union Week One Reps leading groups of our new students in offensive and ‘tribal’ chanting at …

Council member Dame Asha Khemka recognised for furthering UK-India relations

Leading educationalist and University council member Dame Asha Khemka has received an award in recognition of her contribution to furthering UK-India relations. Dame Asha, who joined Council in 2009 and is Principal and Chief Executive of West Nottinghamshire College Group,  was presented with the inaugural Dadabhai Naoroji Award for Education by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg during a ceremony held …

What’s in the box? Soil scientists come to the aid of a Star Wars fanatic!

He’s had the box for four or five years but vintage toy collector and Star Wars fan Dave Moss had no idea which figure was inside – or even if it really did contain a Star Wars figure. He paid £5 for the mystery box over the internet. There was an outside chance it could contain one …

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 …

Nottingham graduates get the most desired jobs

According to a recent survey by networking site LinkedIn, Nottingham graduates are amongst the best at moving into jobs that they really want. When students apply for university, they generally go because they want to get jobs – good jobs that they actually want. By analysing employment patterns of over 300million Linkedin members from around …