Technicians: vital frontline support for student wellbeing

The University of Nottingham is a proud founding signatory of the Technician Commitment, which is bringing much needed visibility and recognition to the vital role that over 30,000 technicians working across UK universities and research institutes play in enabling research and innovation, and in inspiring and nurturing students. The majority of technical staff are in …

PG Showcase winners

As promised, the winners from last week’s excellent 2012 Postgraduate Research Showcase are…. (drumroll etc) Best poster via video-conference from Malaysia David Wee Shuon (stand number 47) with his poster entitled “a sound solution to rural electrification” Media prize for best press release Matthew Moles for his press release “A solution to broken hearts” **Judges of this award …

Location, social media and the perception of identity

One of our postgrads is examining the connection between location and identity through use of social media. Abdur Rahman’s research is in its very early stages, but it examines how social media can create one coherent (or incoherent, depending on how you use it…) online identity for us – as opposed to arguably more multi-faceted identities …