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Vet student makes CBEEBIES big time

Bugs and little beasties will feature in a new TV series fronted by third year Vet School student Jess French. With TV credits such as Springwatch to her name Jess is no stranger to broadcasting but this is the first TV series of her own. ‘Minibeast Adventure with Jess’ will prove you don’t have to …

Celebrations begin to mark 10th anniversary of China campus

Celebrations have begun to mark the 10th anniversary of The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) – the first foreign independent university campus to be established in China. UNNC opened its doors to students in 2004 and was officially opened in February 2006. A series of events are planned over the next 12 months to …

University of Nottingham experts in the media spotlight

This week has seen some big wins in the media for experts from The University of Nottingham. When news broke yesterday that Imperial Tobacco is to close factories in Nottingham and France, with the loss of almost 900 jobs, the Communications team was able to field supply chain expert Dr Alexander Trautrims to local and …

Clinical trial to test new nasal spray for osteoporosis

Clinical testing has begun on a novel way of delivering treatment for the brittle bone condition osteoporosis. The new nasal spray will offer patients an easier method of taking the drug teriparatide, which is a highly effective treatment for osteoporosis but which needs to be injected every day. The innovation has been developed by the …

Talk on underutilised crop impresses UK plant scientists

One of the two prize winners at this year’s UK PlantSci event was Presidor Kendabie. He was speaking in the ‘Future generations’ session. Presidor caught the audience’s attention with his talk on the underutilised crop, Bambara groundnut. This year’s annual UK PlantSci conference was held at the University of York and included over 30 speakers and 160 attendees …

TEDx event is huge success

Sir Peter Mansfield was the star of the biggest TEDx event ever staged at The University of Nottingham. Students queued up for autographs or to be photographed alongside the Nobel Prize winner. Sir Peter was among 12 invited speakers at the sell-out event, staged at Jubilee Campus. The University of Nottingham physicist was awarded the …

Lifting the lid on the secrets of self storage – BBC Two 9pm tonight

Self storage bosses, compulsive collectors and observers including Nottingham’s Professor Louise Crewe feature in a BBC Two documentary series tonight. Louise Crewe, Professor of Human Geography at The University of Nottingham features in tonight’s episode of the new BBC Two documentary series ‘Business Boomers’ that looks at businesses which have bucked the recessionary trend and …

University of Nottingham ’roundtable’ on Ukraine crisis

If you didn’t manage to get to the ’roundtable’ discussion on the crisis in Ukraine here’s the video. The cross-disciplinary Q&A event took place on Wednesday 9 April 2014. On the panel were: Dr Nick Baron, an expert in modern Russian and Soviet history from the Department of History. Dr Maria Ryan, a lecturer in American History in the Department of …

Public round table on the Ukraine crisis

Experts from The University of Nottingham are getting together for a public discussion on the crisis in Ukraine. If you are interested in the events in Ukraine and Crimea, this cross-disciplinary roundtable Q&A event takes place at 5pm on Wednesday 9 April 2014 in the Sir Clive Granger Building on University Park. The event ‘Embittered Past? A …

Nobel prize winner to speak at sell out TEDx event

Feel like being inspired? An audience of 400 will have their horizons broadened at a TEDx event organised by UoN’s very own TEDx society on Sunday 6 April 2014. Their biggest event yet is hosting 12 speeches (just 12 minutes each) and 3 performances. Among the speakers are Nobel Prize winner, Sir Peter Mansfield, who …