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If you don’t know what a metamaterial is…

Oliver Nelson-Dummett, a PhD researcher in Engineering, on attending his first in-person conference with financial support from the Researcher Academy’s Conferences, Travel and Training Fund. If you don’t know what a metamaterial is, that’s ok. Neither did I before this conference, and neither – it turns out – do the professors who run the UK …

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Using Moodle Choice for engaging students

We’ve been running webinars recently on different tools to use for engaging students with polls, questions and feedback. The series of  iTeach webinars on Engaging students with… continue through February and March. You can find out more information and links to book the next webinars. Ostensibly a simple multiple-choice poll, and deceptively simple for students …

Advantage Award prizes – Top tips for applications and interviews

By Matt Lumley, Nottingham Advantage Award Coordinator Applications for our prizes are now open. By participating in our prize process, on top of the chance to win a prize, you can gain valuable practice in applications and interviews.  It is an opportunity to celebrate your success and gain extra recognition for the effort you put into …

What to consider when picking modules

Picking modules can be daunting. The number of options can be overwhelming and choosing something when you’re not certain if you’ll enjoy it can be scary, especially if you get to choose modules in first year where you don’t have the foundation of the first year modules to help you make your choice. For second …

Reflections of an LGBTQ+ Medical Student for LGBTQ+ History Month

As a third-year medical student at Nottingham, over the past few months I have been working on my BMedSci project. My dissertation was a scoping review, looking at research that explored the experiences of LGBTQ+ students studying medicine around the world. Not only was this a brilliant opportunity to understand what research currently shows about …

Hearing aids and beyond…

I wrote a few months ago about my initial acceptance of having hearing loss and the experience of acquiring hearing aids (Tom Dening: Hearing aids and cognitive impairment – Challenging Stigma and Promoting Personhood (lancs.ac.uk)). Since then, things have moved on somewhat, causing me to reflect on what is available to help people optimise their …

Making Science Public: Reflections on a decade of blogging

Ten years ago, I was walking down the corridor in the School of Sociology and Social Policy building, when I bumped into Adrian Mateo, who was then Faculty marketing manager. I knew him from various engagement events related to projects I was involved in at the time. We chatted a bit and he suddenly asked …

How to Navigate Career Indecision: 6 Steps to Success

By Amaia Robertson Nogues, BA American Studies and English student We’ve all fallen down the job search rabbit hole at one point or another. When you have the whole world at your fingertips, job searching can be overwhelming to say the least. So, here’s some tips and tricks on how to navigate the career wormhole …

On trial: Soviet Women Digital Archive

We are pleased to bring you trial access to the Soviet Women Digital Archive. Soviet Women magazine was established in 1945 to counter anti-Soviet propaganda by introducing Western audiences to the lifestyle of Soviet women, including their role in the post-WWII rebuilding of the Soviet economy, and their achievements in the arts and the sciences. …

Department of Accounting hosts BAFA Conference

In January, the Department of Accounting hosted the Joint Annual Conference of the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) Corporate Finance and Asset Pricing SIG and the Northern Area Group at the Jubilee Conference Centre. The conference was attended by 51 delegates and researchers from accounting, finance, and economics subject areas, who presented their work …

DTH Spring update part two: online resources

DTH director Erin Snyder talks us through some exciting updates and additions to the online services that the DTH offers Faculty of Arts staff and postgraduates. It’s a new year, and there’s loads going on at the DTH, as usual! But I wanted to take the opportunity to highlight two of our new (or newly …

Samantha Knapton’s New Book on Displacement, Occupation and Humanitarianism

Dr. Samantha Knapton’s new book on the history of migration and displacement in post-WW2 Europe has just been published with Bloomsbury Press.  The author, who is one of the new staff in the department, had this to say about the work: “At the end of the Second World War, up to 60 million displaced persons …

Manzanillo en la pluma de José Martí

Resumen: ¿Por qué José Martí piensa y nombra a Manzanillo?// Summary: Why José Martí thinks and names Manzanillo?

New Semester, New Habits

Are you the kind of student who feels you have something to share and the voice to share it? Join our student blogging team! Apply here. The Autumn semester was my first semester back at university which felt ‘normal’ after Covid. Having been on a year abroad for the 21/22 academic year, I returned to …

Disease susceptibility and genes in wheat

Last week we explored the ways scientists are working to diversify wheat genes to combat vulnerabilities to disease. This week, PhD candidate Nicola Walter takes us on a deep dive into gametocidal genes – selfish elements that preferentially transmit themselves to new plants by destroying those chromosomes that don’t have the gene. Gametocidal genes Genetic …

YES22 – Meet the Finalists!

The YES22 programme draws to a close this week, the 27th annual cohort of our innovative competition developed to raise awareness among Master’s and PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, research fellows and technicians how ideas can be commercialised. After completing the ten-week programme last term, six teams have been selected to pitch in the final of …

Just breathe – how to relieve stress around exam time

With exams taking place across campus we’ve had a look at some of the best and simplest ways to relieve the stress often felt by students at this time of year. The key to staying in the peak performance zone – whether that’s physically whilst training/playing sport or keeping your concentration whilst revising – is …

Why you should try Veganuary

Veganuary is here again! Perhaps you’ve tried it, or are doing it this year. Perhaps you’re wondering what all the fuss is about. Whatever your stance on veganism, UoN Vegetarian and Vegan Society have two reasons you might want to try going vegan this year. Environment According to the University of Oxford, going vegan could …

Practice makes perfect

In a guest post this month, Jane Morris from the University of Cumbria, reflects on the possible implications for teachers using some insights from cognitive research and neuroscience, linking them to past posts in this series. The ITT Core Content Framework defines two types of content that need to be delivered to comply with the …

CONGRATULATIONS graduation December 2022!!

Congratulations to the Nottingham Medical Education scholars graduating on Thursday 15th December 2022 We held our Exam Board on 2nd November Course 2022 and agreed all the awards of scholars finishing the course in Summer 2022. The External Examiner was, again, very complimentary about the quality of our scholars’ work that he reviewed and the …

The Ken Coates collection – the coal mining industry and its decline in Nottinghamshire

This is a guest blog post by Law student Ceyhan Ballioglu, who undertook a placement with Manuscripts and Special Collection in 2022. During the Autumn semester of my second year at the University of Nottingham, I had the opportunity to volunteer at the Manuscripts and Special Collections Department. Here, I was given the chance to …

Smart optical coordinate and surface metrology

A new paper has been published in the journal Measurement Science and Technology. This research is part of The Midlands Centre for Data-Driven Metrology Network (MCDDM),  funded by UKRI Research England Development Fund with acknowledgment to the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Ultra Precision (EP/L016567/1) and Taraz Metrology Ltd.

Using Julia on the HPC

In this blog, we explore the speed and efficiency of using the programming language Julia on the University’s high-performance computer. This blog has been guest-authored by Jamie Mair, a PhD researcher in the School of Physics and Astronomy. The repository for the code given below, which was presented at this year’s annual UoN HPC conference, …

The Geography of Geography

A blog by Steve Legg As we recover from the pandemic we are rediscovering many of the ways we used to work, and finding them much changed. Conferences are part of the life cycle for geographers; part of our academic annual rhythms. During the 2020 lockdown they were mostly suspended. In 2021 some took place …

Global Placement Grant – Volunteering with Travelteer in Nepal

by Emily Humphries, 2nd Year, Law LLB Hons I was given the opportunity to travel to Nepal as a part of the Global Placement Grant with the University of Nottingham, and in accepting the chance to go, I had the most incredible and worthwhile experience. As a law student, I am focused towards achieving justice …

The Bardathon has moved!

In my biggest life-change to date, I’ve recently emigrated from the UK to the little town of Staunton, Virginia. After eleven happy years at the University of Nottingham, I’m thrilled to be joining the Shakespeare & Performance program at Mary Baldwin University, where I’ll be working with MLitt and MFA students, and be privileged to …

‘Petunia’s friends’ – a wonderful renunion for plant researchers

I am Mohamed Abdulla originally from Libya. I have been studying at The University of Nottingham since 2015. BSc, MSc and a PhD here at the School of Plant Sciences. I would like to express my great appreciation to UON Researcher Academy for their CTTF Award and the Lamming Travel Award (School of Biosciences) which …

How I gained UK work experience and brought my skills to a UK charity.

Chuwei is from China and currently studying an MSc in Risk Management at Nottingham University Business School, UK. He shares with us the support he received from the NUBS Postgraduate Careers Team when trying to secure work in the UK and what he gained from the work experience.  See his story below: *What company and …

Last Orders: Pubs and maps

A blog by Dr David Beckingham I am the co-curator of an exhibition called Last Orders: Stories of Alcohol and Abstinence in the East Midlands, on display at the Weston Gallery at Lakeside Arts until October. The exhibition examines a series of tensions that gathered around drink in the two centuries before the First World …

Effect of Dietary fibre & Exercise on Knee pain

Why we are doing the INSPIRE Study? Endocannabinoids are molecules made by our bodies which are similar to some of the substances in marijuana. They regulate appetite, mood, sleep, muscle strength, inflammation and they also are involved in how strongly we feel and respond to pain. There have been efforts to generate new drugs that …

Proposals to curb Russian oil profits are interesting but need careful handling

As G7 leaders meet for a summit in the Bavarian Alps today to seek a deal to impose a ‘price cap’ on Russian oil as part of sanctions in response to its invasion of Ukraine, Dr Tyler Kustra, assistant professor in the School of Politics and International Relations, looks at how it might work in …

Jubilee Pride

Hopefully you are enjoying the Platinum Jubilee on this long luxurious (and possibly restful) weekend. With all the flags and bunting around, you may not have noticed the Union Flag flying on Sutton Bonington Campus to celebrate 70 years of the Queen’s reign. On the main flagpole at the front of campus we are also …

Meet Tanishka, second year pharmaceutical sciences student

Hello, I am Tanishka Anand, and I am a second-year pharmaceutical science student. The journey to find a course that you feel fits in hasn’t been easy. From attending workshops to spending so many nights searching for the perfect course with the best university, I finally decided to pursue Msci pharmaceutical science at the University …

From MPT to Covid Vaccinator and Beyond

Hi everyone! My name is Ines and I’m a third year MPT student. I’m currently working on writing my UCAS application to become a Physician Associate. This course has been my goal for quite a long time so I’ve been using free time to get work experience to boost my application. Of course, the pandemic …

High-quality Development and Operation of Hospitals

An international seminar took place on the 16th of October 2021 with the ambition to enhance the High-quality Development and Operation of Hospitals Groups Programme globally. Over 30 senior executive officers from leading hospitals all over China attended the seminar hosted by the China National Health Commission. Prior to, Professor Stephen Timmon’s Lecture on Integrated …

Quarantine experiences and advice – part 2

In quarantine experiences and advice – part 1, some of our international student ambassadors shared their experiences of completing quarantine (self-isolation). In part 2, they share their quarantine advice for new students. These comments are from: Adityesh from India, studying MSc Mechanical Engineering Faiza from Pakistan, studying PhD Business and Management Habibatallah from Egypt, studying …

Was There a Fourth Bomb?

A group of loyalist paramilitaries detonated three bombs on the night of 28 December 1972 – in the towns of Belturbet, Clones and near the village of Pettigo – which resulted in the murder of two children, Geraldine O’Reilly and Paddy Stanley, and the wounding of many others. But was there a fourth bomb? The …

Winner of the 1st Prize ENQUIRE Blog Post Competition – Online Interviews: Hearing Women’s Voices by Robyn Timothy

The Covid-19 pandemic changed the way we research. We moved away from campus offices and towards our kitchen tables. Just as spaces changed, the way we communicated had to change too. Zoom and Microsoft Teams became our only option, the best chance we had to stay connected with those communities of fellow postgraduate researchers that …

London Road Community Hospital in Derby Renamed After Florence Nightingale

On July 5th 2021, London Road Community Hospital in Derby was renamed Florence Nightingale Community Hospital. In addition to the renaming, the current and former chairs of the hospital, respectively Dr Kathy McLean and John Rivers CBE, unveiled a new statue of Florence Nightingale. In his talk at the event, Mr Rivers highlighted how Florence …

Investigating the water quality of the River Leen

Hazel Wilson and Charlotte Viner (University of Nottingham) have recently been out and about doing fieldwork in the River Leen. They’ve been investigating the water quality, invertebrates, and habitat quality of the river as it flows through the city of Nottingham. Background information Urban rivers like the River Leen have been heavily impacted by humans …

Open Days 2021: Teaching physics in the time of COVID (and beyond)

Our Open Days for prospective undergraduate students look a little different this year. Normally the whole university would be gearing up to welcome crowds of thousands on to campus for two days in July, with an multitude of student ambassadors showing off our beautiful campus. (Sunny weather and ice cream by the lake a definite …

A Short Interview With Emily Mitchell

Emily Mitchell is an applied statistician and research associate in Mathematical Sciences. We spoke to her back when she was a PhD student and asked her a few questions. Why did you choose to do a PhD? I did my integrated master’s in Mathematics with Statistics here at the University of Nottingham, where I continued …

Immunohistochemistry in Neuroscience

By Emma Gow, 3rd Year Neuroscience BSc Neuroscience is a complex and ever-growing field of science, requiring constant research to understand how the brain functions. We will never completely understand every aspect of the brain, but there is a great effort from the scientific community to expand our knowledge of such a complex but fascinating subject. …

Lessons from the Rights Lab/Home Office Buddying Scheme

In July 2020, the UK’s Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner recommended in her report ‘Preparing for Impact’ that in order to make progress in the fight against modern slavery researchers and stakeholders must ‘take proactive steps to understand each other’s worlds’. Elaborating further, the report noted that this should involve ‘devot[ing] time to making sense of each …

New Developments and Directions

We have been talking to Liberal Arts students about their studies and their projects beyond university. We’re always impressed and amazed by how people take their studies in new directions. We spoke with Tamaratare Amgbaduba, who is studying Music performance and theory as part of their work in Liberal Arts. Tamaratare has recently started an …

Check Microsoft Teams is up to date

The University has been made aware of a recently disclosed vulnerability in Microsoft Teams that Microsoft fixed in October 2020. Microsoft Teams should automatically receive software updates directly from Microsoft to keep you up to date with the latest version. However, we have information that suggests that some devices (running Microsoft Windows or Apple macOS) …

The magic Lanterna: harnessing light for sustainable chemicals

Dr Anabel Lanterna is Assistant Professor in the School of Chemistry and a member of the Green Chemicals Beacon. Her expertise in photochemistry and materials chemistry has led her to work with world experts in the field, most recently with Prof. Tito Scaiano in Canada. In 2020 she moved to Nottingham to start her independent …

The Forensic Ideas Series #1

#1 A lesson from Forensic Science I am fascinated by the ways in which people can have an impact on others where it is not obvious how that is achieved; the art of persuasion, The Forer Effect, Cold Reading, some of the well-known illusions performed by Derren Brown, the use of ‘nudge’ to change behaviour, …

October PLATE meeting

Wow, what a year 2020 has been. Staff in Psychology are working really hard to make sure students have the opportunity to engage with their course this term. We are taking a blended approach – using face to face with small groups where possible and setting materials and activities online. In our second PLATE meeting …

Merging Blue-Green infrastructure with urban design

Urban design with Blue-Green infrastructure plays a key role in addressing climate related water challenges such as water pollution, water scarcity, floods, land subsidence, stormwater management, ecosystem services and public health. Nanco Dolman (Royal HaskoningDHV) discusses this in greater detail. Integrated water management Integration of water management in the different phases of design and development …

Τα σκυλιά του Λυκούργου – Μέρος 2ο

(Read in English.) Τρεις, των Kieron Gillen και Ryan Kelly, κεφάλαιο 2ο, συνέχεια. [Για μια εισαγωγή στο Τρεις, δείτε εδώ.] ΠΕΡΙΕΧΟΜΕΝΟ: ΑΝΑΦΟΡΑ ΣΤΗ ΔΟΥΛΕΙΑ ΚΑΤΑ ΤΗΝ ΑΡΧΑΙΟΤΗΤΑ, ΚΑΙ ΣΤΟ ΚΥΝΗΓΙ ΜΕ ΣΚΥΛΙΑ   Στο προηγούμενο post, είδαμε την ιστορία από τον Πλούταρχο, για τον Λυκούργο και τα δύο σκυλιά να επαναχρησιμοποιείται στους Τρεις ως μία …

Medea’s picnic basket: Playmobil Argonauts

Prof Helen Lovatt writes: I have just submitted the final final draft of my book In Search of the Argonauts and am delighted to say that I have found them, now available in the UK  https://www.playmobil.co.uk/argo-and-the-argonauts/70466.html My children, now 17 and 14, did not own enough Playmobil, and I think I should rectify this error. …

Congratulations Nottingham-Adelaide Graduates 2020!

To celebrate the completion of the first cohort of Nottingham-Adelaide PhD students, Professor Ian Fisk (Programme Director) shares his congratulations with the graduating students

Student Nursing Times Awards 2020 – meet our midwifery nominees!

Congratulations to our staff and students in the School of Health Sciences who have been shortlisted in this year’s Student Nursing Times Awards! We caught up with our nominees Beatrice and Hannah (both are final year students on our BSc Midwifery programme) to find out more about how they feel to be shortlisted. They are …

DELTA Hack Christmas Special

Nick Mount, Digital Learning Director for the Faculty of Social Sciences, has produced this tip about connecting to screens in teaching spaces. It’s also Christmas themed. This could be of use for anybody who has struggled to wield the potentially liberating functionality of teaching space screens.

Malaria can be beaten, and you can make it happen

Every two minutes, 700 times a day, a child under 5 dies of malaria. It’s thought to have killed half of all people who ever lived – some 50 billion humans – and we’ve been trying to eradicate it for decades. So far, we’ve made a lot of progress: since 1900, the proportion of the …

Curriculum update – Veterinary Medicine and Surgery BVM BVS with BVMed Sci

The first year of the revised dual intake curriculum for our Veterinary Medicine and Surgery BVM BVS with BVMed Sci is well underway. There has been an overall reduction in the length of the first year by two weeks to improve timetabling for both cohorts, so we have been able to make some changes. This …

Engaging in Whitehall: learning through uncertain times

Written by Sarah Hall, Professor of Economic Geography, School of Geography, sarah.hall@nottingham.ac.uk At the end of October, I was invited to deliver a masterclass on the impacts of Brexit for the UK’s financial services sector at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). When I received the invitation, I was particularly excited because it allowed me …

Disability at Work – Leonard Cheshire Briefing Sessions for Managers

Please note changes to session timings and locations Monday 2 December: 11:15am, Room B2, The Hemsley, University Park 1.00pm, Room A18, King’s Meadow Campus Delivered by disability charity Leonard Cheshire, this 1-hour session will outline key information to enable managers to confidently support disabled employees and remove barriers in the workplace. Drawing on insights from …

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Making Sense of Deleuzian Problematisation

Last night, the Centre for Critical Theory had the pleasure of hosting international visiting speaker, Jeffrey Bell, Professor of Philosophy at Southeastern Louisiana University in the US. Professor Bell is a well-known scholar in the field of Deleuze Studies. Among his book-length publications are The Problem of Difference: Phenomenology and Poststructuralism (University of Toronto Press: …

Work Experience: a week in the School of Cultures, Languages and Area studies

The leaves are turning brown, Halloween is fast approaching and one more student comes along, eager to find out what goes on behind the scenes inside a Russell Group University. Hi, I’m Holly  and I spent 5 days working at the University of Nottingham, alongside their wonderful CLAS department, which stands for Cultures, Languages and …

Reading group: Handbooks of Conference Diplomacy

Ernest Satow, International Congresses (London: H.M. Stationary Office; 1920) Maurice Hankey, “Diplomacy by Conference”, paper read at British Institute of International Affairs on 2 November 1920, printed in The Round Table: A Quarterly Review of the politics of the British Empire XI (1920-1921), pp. 287-311 Johan Kaufmann, Conference Diplomacy: an introductory analysis (Leyden: A.W. Sijthoff …

Welcome to the CIEL blog!

The Centre for Interprofessional Education and Learning (CIEL) works to advance collaboration and multidisciplinary teamwork between a variety of health and social care students at the University of Nottingham. We bring together students and staff from eight departments across three faculties – Dietetics, Medicine, Midwifery, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Social Work and Sport Rehab – for a …

My BPSA journey as the BPSA 77th Annual Conference Organiser

This blog has been written by 4th year undergraduate student, Chloe Lim Xiu Yu. Until now, I couldn’t believe the fact that more than 2 months have passed since my conference. I started university as an ordinary pharmacy student, just like everyone else. Moreover, being an international student, I could never imagine myself becoming the …

Reflections of a Conference Attendee

BALEAP 2019 Conference, Leeds, UK Following the recent BALEAP conference in Leeds – a key appointment in the EAP calendar – CELE’s pressessional Course Leader, John Hall, reflects on themes for CELE to consider. Specifically, John considers the need to ‘humanise’ the curriculum. He reports on the importance of critical engagement to enhance student agency; …

We are all in it together

It’s a small world. Far from taking 80 days to circumnavigate the globe it can now be done in less than 80 hours, at least if you are Steve Fossett and have the support of Richard Branson! Increase in global travel is just one of the factors that can lead to the emergence of new …

Welcome to the Nottingham Health Humanities Early Bird Researcher Group Blog!

We will be using this blog to post news and updates relating to all the exciting events and opportunities available to the EBR group! Introducing your co-leaders! We are delighted to introduce ourselves as co-leaders of the Early Bird Researcher group: Frances Cadd (School of Humanities), Emma Putland (School of English), Mathilde Vialard (School of …

“Hello” from your Community Protection team for Lenton, Dunkirk, Radford and Wollaton

  Hello! My name is Tom Lynk and I am employed by Nottingham City Council as the Senior Community Protection Officer (SCPO) with the Community Protection Central West Team. I have been in this role since May 2018 and mange a small team of dedicated Community Protection Officers (CPOs) that work in neighbourhoods close the …

Sarah O’Hara’s blog: Implementation of Campus Solutions

From this week, we are starting to implement Campus Solutions as the University’s new central student records system. I wanted to take this opportunity to look at what we have achieved so far, review the lessons learned, and go over the steps involved in preparing the University for the vital rollout of this new system. …

Skydiving for brain tumours

Andie Shaw, PhD student writes……. Everyone says life is short and you only live once, but an article written by a girl my age, who had sadly recently lost her fight with cancer, really hit home for me. She wrote about making the most of every opportunity put in front of her and never saying …

Sun, Sangria and Suspicious Supervisors

On this blustery autumnal afternoon in Nottingham, we’ve been looking back on a busy summer of conference travels. In this post, two students from the CMMB write about their experiences at conferences in Portugal and France.  The ECMTB and adventures around Lisbon, by Michael Forrester: Hello, my name is Michael, a PhD student at the …

Re-launch for the Faculty of Science Blog

After a break over the summer the blog returns to give a weekly update on activities within the Faculty and our interactions with the University Executive Board. For this academic year we are going to broaden the blog to include guest bloggers from across the Faculty leadership team. Over the summer student recruitment into the …

How to choose a university

You’ve just about decided on a course, and you’re relieved that the big, life-changing decisions are over. Think again – they’ve only just begun. Everyone is different, but luckily, so is every university. No university is better than the other, really, it’s all about which is the best fit for YOU. Here are the top things to look …

How does the past explain the present?

Why does the past matter today? What is the significance of photographs as historical artefacts? How does the language of history determine how we view our world? Do you want to find out the answers to these historical questions and more? Then Learning from the Past: A Guide for the Curious Researcher is the right …

On the Community of Advantage, by Bob Sugden

This week sees the publication of Bob’s 9th book – “The Community of Advantage: A Behavioural Economist’s Defence of the Market” by Oxford University Press.  For the convenience of our readers, here’s the link to Amazon (other book retailers are available). We featured this in the June edition of our NIBS newsletter and you can now read …

Supporting Safe and Efficient Airport Operations with Human-Centred System Design By Dr Elizabeth Argyle

Dr Elizabeth Argyle is a Research Fellow with the Institute for Aerospace Technology (IAT) and is a member of the Human Factors Research Group (HFRG) at the University of Nottingham.  Her recent work on this topic is discussed in more detail in an article in Cognition, Technology & Work, and she can be reached by …

Incest and Incense: A study session at the Nottingham Contemporary

Thea Lawrence on ancient perfume and the myth of Myrrha at Nottingham Contemporary Art Gallery In conjunction with their most recent exhibition, The House of Fame, the Nottingham Contemporary is running a series of (free!) study sessions, grouped under the alluring title of A Darkened Room: On Feminism, Rituals, Death and the Occult. For the …

Archaeology documentary wins global prize

A documentary following the research of Dr Jon Henderson of the Department of Archaeology and Classics has been awarded the Gold Medal for best documentary in the History and Society section at the 2018 New York Festivals World’s Best TV and Film awards ceremony, which was held in Las Vegas this month. The National Geographic documentary Drain the …

Underwater archaeology documentary wins global prize

A documentary following the research of Dr Jon Henderson of the Department of Archaeology and Classics has been awarded the Gold Medal for best documentary in the History and Society section at the 2018 New York Festivals World’s Best TV and Film awards ceremony, which was held in Las Vegas this month. The National Geographic documentary Drain the …

Digital Arts: Celebrating Digital Teaching in the Arts

A View from the Arts continues to celebrate the Digital Research Week this week, though today we’re taking a look at something a little different: teaching! Check out our video from the Arts Digital Day, in October 2017, and then pop along to the demo sessions, or to King’s Meadow Campus. We like the look …

GDPR – Information Requirements

One of the important goals of the General Data Protection Regulation is ensuring that data subjects know about the processing of their data and the rights that they have under the Regulation. Therefore, businesses that process personal data must provide notices to data subjects that inform them about the data that is being collected. The …

Repton and the Legacy of the Viking Great Army

By Catrine Jarman, University of Bristol In 873 the Viking Great Army attacked the monastery in Repton, forcing the Mercian king to flee the country and installing a puppet king in his place. 1100 years later, excavations led by archaeologists Martin Biddle and Birthe Kjølbye-Biddle at St Wystan’s Church in Repton in the 1970s and …

MBA Stories: Alumnus credits MBA for enabling him to become a better business leader

Hara Two earned an MBA from Nottingham University Business School. This gave him the knowledge to create LiveTheGo, an app that personalises and schedules a person’s transport needs. Before this, Hara was in India, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree while creating his first company. He credits his MBA for teaching him tested business processes …

Liberal Arts – what is it and why study it? Part I

Liberal Arts degrees have expanded across universities in Britain over the last few years and their development reflects a growing sense that it is by knowledge across a range of disciplines that new ideas and perspectives can develop. The Liberal Arts degree at the University of Nottingham has been built to foster these links as …

New online scholarship system launched

Last week, we launched the new online scholarship application system. 2018/19 entrants can now use the system to apply for the centrally managed group of scholarships aimed at international and EU students. These were formerly the International Office scholarships. It is part of the expansion of the use of Campus Solutions in Admissions and follows …

On the decision of the Colombian Council of State to prohibit the use of Framework agreements for “minimum amount” public contracts

Introduction Colombia Compra Eficiente (CCE), the Colombian central purchasing and advisory procurement body, issued a “manual for the operation of framework agreements” in which it considers that there was concurrence between two public procurement methods: Framework Agreements (FA) (Agreements establishing the terms of contracts to be awarded during a given period of time through the …

Speech by Sonia Sughayar, First Secretary at the Permanent Mission of Jordan to the United Nations, and Recipient of the Recent Alumni Laureate Award for the year 2017

Ladies and Gentlemen, I feel extraordinarily honored and touched to stand before you all today. It is always great to be in the company of the next generation of youth leaders. I am deeply humbled and delighted to be receiving the 2017 Alumni Laureate Award from this distinguished University which has chosen to bestow this …

Video overview of the RECOGNeyes Game

RECOGNeyes is a computer game that you play using your eyes as the game controller. It has been developed at the University of Nottingham in collaboration with people with ADHD. The game is designed to train people to have better control over their attention.  As you advance in the game, you learn to control different …

The finer details of the bigger picture: corpus linguistics in healthcare

This blog piece will introduce a relatively new method in the study of language – the corpus linguistic approach – and talk about how it can be useful for linguistic researchers interested in analysing communication in healthcare environments. To do this, this entry will ask – and answer – three questions: (i) What is corpus …

Reclaiming university autonomy

UNIVERSITY autonomy is again back on the front burner. Ideas and Yayasan Sime Darby will be hosting next week the National Higher Education Conference 2017 on how to make our universities more autonomous. It is a defining moment for higher education in Malaysia to once again put forward the agenda on a national pedestal, if …

Happy International Day of the Midwife!

Today was International Day of the Midwife, a day where there is recognition for all the wonderful work midwives do around the world. I feel full of pride when I think of midwifery and what it means to be a student midwife. I often try to compare other professions to midwifery but find that it …

This day in AD 357 marked Constantius II’s entry into Rome

But why bother to record such an event?

‘Event of the Year’ – trailblazing ‘Nottingham Day’ wins national recognition

The success of last year’s ‘Nottingham in Parliament Day’ was recognised last week at a black-tie awards ceremony in London. The University’s Political & Public Affairs Unit, who led the ground-breaking initiative, collected the PRmoment.com ‘Event of the Year’ award in recognition of the day-long celebration of all things Nottingham. Nottingham in Parliament Day – …

Chinese Students and Western Teachers: Reflections on Practice

By Daryl Johnson, School of English. As the number of Chinese students attending foreign HE institutions continues to grow (89,540 in 2014-2015 up from 87,895 in 2013-2014, UKCISA), the same kinds of frustrations experienced by their lecturers and seminar leaders appear to have persisted. A relatively unanimous consensus amongst Western teachers of Chinese students is …

Exploring Modern Slavery

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It is designed to tackle slavery in the UK by establishing a Commissioner for Anti-Slavery, and requiring businesses to publish a statement that identifies the actions taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking are not taking place in the …

Househunting in Nottingham as an outgoing study abroad student

Househunting is always a headache, because there’s so many things to think about. But what if you’re going to be studying abroad next year? How do you go about arranging accommodation, especially if you’re only going to study abroad for one semester?

Reading at Malchin Testament Launch

Prior to last Friday’s launch of Malchin Testament, Professor Malachi invited my coursemates and I to read works of late Malaysian poets Hilary Tham, Ee Tiang Hong and Omar Mohd. Nor. Since Michelle Beth and I have been studying the works of Malaysian poets closely as part of our course, we were elated and honoured …

24 December 2016 – what’s the story behind door number 24?

There are at least two trillion galaxies in the universe, ten times more than previously thought. When the three wise men saw the star over Bethlehem little did they know that there were many more galaxies to be found. Astronomers have long sought to determine how many galaxies there are in the universe. It was approximated that …

Weather Extremes: Making and Breaking Records in Nottinghamshire

Over the last few months Georgina and I have been working closely with staff at the Department of Manuscripts, University of Nottingham, to curate a public exhibition for the Weston Gallery, Lakeside Arts, on the University campus. It opens today. Last night we held a private view that was opened by BBC meteorologist Helen Willetts, …