May 4, 2012, by Fraser

25 April – 3 May: The big stories

Our news round up includes a report on the University’s collaboration with GSK to build and support the GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry. There is also a run down of the highlights scheduled for this month’s May Fest, the University’s free community open day. There’s also Olympic news involving a talented Nottingham PhD student. Read on for more

GSK and The University of Nottingham create sustainable chemistry Centre of Excellence
A £12m grant from GSK will support the GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry, to be built at the University’s Jubilee Campus.
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GP prescribing good, but improvement possible
Major study finds the vast majority of prescriptions written by family doctors appropriate and effectively monitored, but 1 in 20 contain errors.
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Olympic kayak designer’s quest for gold
Engineering researcher, former canoe champion and Olympic Boat Designer for the GB canoe slalom team features in Universities Week report.
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Free family fun on campus – you might learn something too
On Saturday 19 May bring family and friends to University Park for a day of free hands-on fun at May Fest 2012.
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