Nottingham in Parliament Day

I stood looking over the House of Commons Terrace at 2200 on Tuesday evening after the final event of Nottingham in Parliament Day feeling enormous pride in what had just unfolded, and wondering, ‘how on earth did we pull that off’? The day had started the day before, with a radio interview when I was …

Going Global Since 1881

That is the title of a new exhibition of the history of our University, currently showing at the Weston Gallery at Nottingham Lakeside Arts. As in one’s personal life, it is important from time to time to reflect on the past: where we have been, how we have developed, what has shaped our DNA. That …

Second Nottingham Potential Learning Centre Opens

Nottingham Potential comprises a range of early interventions targeted at raising aspiration in young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, and helping raise attainment to facilitate progression to further and higher education. Activities include summer schools, master classes, structured visit days and Teacher Fellowships. A novel and potentially transformative element of Nottingham Potential is the creation of …

Life Cycle 2

‘So, what’s next then?’ That was my most frequently asked question after riding 1,030 miles from John O’Groats to Lands End (JoGLE). In truth, I had already begun thinking about another challenge the day we completed Life Cycle 1. That was last September. I did not approach the other riders until November! So, here we …

Nottingham Potential and IntoUniversity

Some argue that higher graduate contributions from 2012 will make it harder for students from disadvantaged backgrounds to study at University. I do not believe it will. The new arrangements do not have upfront fees (which would damage access) and do have enhanced maintenance support for entrants from low income families. Moreover, increasing amounts are …