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From Hawaiian snail trail to Broadcasting House

When the plight of Jeremy the lonely ‘lefty’ snail made international headlines for the first time in October, it was up to his scientist Dr Angus Davison, an evolutionary geneticist in the University’s School of Life Sciences, to use the media to explain why the plight of this one-in-a-million gastropod could help us to understand …

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Santander EA18 Awards – pitching for the win

Entering the Santander EA18 Awards has been a great experience already. Doing the pitch really forced us to focus on producing a concise and compelling business proposition. All the feedback has been really helpful and we’re looking forward to the finals now!”  – Seb Kummle, Director, Citylife UK Santander EA18 Awards   Two start-up businesses based in …

5 Things you Should Know About Living in Self-Catered Accommodation

You Probably Won’t Set Fire to the Kitchen When I started university, I was certain that I was going to set fire to the kitchen and burn the whole block down. Despite not being a bad cook, irrationally I believed that in a moment of lost concentration that I would turn away from the oven, …

Aligning ancient and modern approaches to sustainable urban water management in China

Flood prevention and risk management is high on the state agenda in China, owing in part to disastrous large-scale flooding in Beijing in 2012. Rather than solely relying on increasingly larger piped (grey) infrastructure, there has been investment in more natural approaches to manage stormwater, utilising blue and green infrastructure and sustainable drainage systems (SuDS). …

A Year on from Graduation: Living and Working in China

By Vanessa Wilson, MA Translation Studies, 2017 As graduation looms, so do thoughts about what comes next. Life after graduation may still seem unreal, especially when you’ve just recovered from dissertation writing and final exams. However, the summer is now definitely upon us, dissertations have (hopefully!) been handed in and graduate life beckons.  This time …

Are we all alarmists now?

Over the years I have written many posts about extreme weather events on the one hand and quite a few on so-called alarmism on the other. This was in the context of working on issues related to climate change communication. Some years ago, when writing an article on communicating climate change, I included a sentence …

Green and Gold achievements showcased at the 2018 BUCS Awards

University of Nottingham were shortlisted for a number of awards at the 2018 BUCS Awards Dinner, hosted at the University of West England. The event celebrated the achievements of a variety of people including student athletes, both individual and teams, who have excelled in their respective sporting endeavours, as well as those volunteers and administrators …

本科 | 会计学:在普华永道带薪实习和就业

作为“2017年毕业生就业情况年度最佳大学”, 诺丁汉大学除了保证教育水准在TEF Gold级别,也十分重视与商界的产业联系。如果你想从事会计行业,诺丁汉大学会计学本科专业(BSc Accountancy),可能是你的最佳选择—— 在世界四大会计事务所之一普华永道PwC(Pricewaterhouse Coopers) 带薪实习,甚至有机会毕业拿到全职Offer! 商学院 备受学生喜爱的商学院坐落在Jubilee校区,除了一流的教学硬件设施,商学院还为商科学生专门设立了图书馆。诺大商学

World Cup wonders: nano-scale footballs made by masters of the minuscule

They created the world’s smallest periodic table; they sent the Queen a 90th birthday message etched on a corgi hair; so, how are experts at the University of Nottingham’s Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre (nmRC) marking the World Cup?  They have joined forces with 3D printing experts in the Centre for Additive Manufacturing (CfAM) – these chemists, engineers and specialist technicians have created a set of nanoscale football shaped structures in the style of a Russian Doll – one …

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 …

Farewell eLibrary Gateway you served us well, the future is NUsearch

We are decommissioning the eLibrary Gateway on all University of Nottingham campuses on 6 August 2018. We are no longer able to support this old system and NUsearch has replaced all of the functionality and more… Links to the ‘Find Databases’ option within NUsearch is available at the top menu of the NUsearch homepage or …

Migration of recordings to Echo360

Following our update in April announcing a new ‘Active Learning Platform’; we are pleased to inform you that the process of migrating recordings to the new platform has started. What recordings are being migrated? We are currently migrating all course recordings from the last three academic years, 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18 into the new system. This …

Mental Health Trigger Alert

In February 2015, a few days after my son’s 14thbirthday, my brain broke. I lay on the couch sobbing. Tears falling but for no reason that I could understand. My GP gave me a diagnosis of depression. I didn’t believe him, I wasn’t sad, I was numb. I felt nothing. I couldn’t string a sentence …

Pride – A Celebration

“I remember my first Nottinghamshire Pride, or Nottingham Pride as it was called back then. It was at the Forest Recreation Ground and it was baking hot. I was part of a stall representing the University of Nottingham alongside the LGBTQ Staff Network Chair Dr Max Biddulph. I remember being amazed at the colour, life …

How to apply to Liberal Arts – Personal Statements

Every student applying to Liberal Arts will come from different backgrounds and they will have their own experiences and individual qualifications. That’s why we don’t look for specific A-Levels, International Baccalaureate profiles or their equivalents in any application. What we are interested in is why you want to explore issues across a range of subjects …

How to make the world a better place: teach children how to think

Teachers generally believe that education can make the world a better place, but we need to realise there is some good news, and some bad news about this. In this post, John Perry reflects on the place of thinking skills in our schools. Firstly, some good news: schools are improving. More children achieve more highly …

NHS at 70: Professor Dame Jessica Corner is celebrated among its most influential nurses and midwives

Today the NHS is 70 – and Professor Dame Jessica Corner, the University of  Nottingham‘s Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, has been named as one of the most influential nurses in its history. The Nursing Standard’s 70 NHS years: a celebration of 70 influential nurses and midwives from 1948 to 2018, recognises Dame Jessica’s …

Happy Birthday, NHS!

On 5th July 1948 the Secretary for Health Aneurin Bevan officially launched an ambitious new service: the National Health Service. At its core were three principles: That it meet the needs of everyone That it be free at the point of delivery That it be based on clinical need, not ability to pay At the …

The 14th International Paleolimnology Association (IPA) Conference, Stockholm (18-21 June 2018)

A blog by Dr Ginnie Panizzo, Dr George Swann, Professor Sarah Metcalfe and Dr Matt Jones This year saw the first ever joint meeting held between the IPA and the International Association of Limnogeology  (IAL) in Stockholm, Sweden. The conference proved a great collaborative success between the two organisations, with over 400 delegates attending. The …

Alternatives, advice and… an A*? – Gabriel’s story

For me, thoughts of going into Clearing began after exams. I began to assess my degree choice and whether it was suited to what I wanted to do after university – I’d firmed and insured two different institutions, doing chemical engineering at both. In the period after exams, I had more time on my hands …

Therapeutic community visit at HMP Grendon for DForenPsy student Robyn Price

Robyn (DForenPsy student) discusses visiting a therapeutic community at HMP Grendon. Recently, I attended an optional open day at HMP Grendon therapeutic community in Buckinghamshire.  This was not a requirement of the Doctorate in Forensic Psychology, but one of many learning opportunities that the University of Nottingham encourage students to attend.  Admittedly, I have not …

‘David Nottingborough’ Brown Bin Planet

Alison Jordan and Mitch Levy are both students studying within the School of Culture, Language and Areas Studies. They signed up to a 50 hour work placement with the Off Campus Affairs team. Their task was to research, storyboard, film, produce, edit and publish a short video about any one of the areas the Off …

Hosting the Student Wilderness Medicine Conference 2017

The SWMUK Conference is one of the largest events in the Student Wilderness Medicine calendar, attracting hundreds of healthcare students, of all ages and experiences, from universities across the UK (and beyond!) The term “conference” is deceptive, however, and those expecting a sedentary weekend of lecture halls and awkward small-talk will be sorely disappointed by …

As You Like It @ Shakespeare’s Globe

Everyone who complained about Michelle Terry ‘casting herself’ as Hamlet in the Globe ensemble’s other production should be forced to watch the joyful (and, imho, superior) As You Like It, and use the same logic to account for the Globe’s Artistic Director, on hands and knees, scraping along the floor and baaing as one of …

International Conferences and Geographical Education

The interwar conferences at the heart of our project all aimed to increase geographical education. The International Studies Conferences of the League of Nations explicitly sought to produce teaching materials that would foster in future generations an interest in distant places, and in global peace. The Pan-African Congresses contributed to the building up of encyclopaedic …

Handy Heritage Pack Facilitates Fieldwork by Kimberley Weir

History PhD candidate Kimberley Weir borrowed one of our Heritage Digital Activity Packs to take along on a field trip to the Philippines in May, we asked her to let us know how useful she found it, she went one further and wrote us a blog!  The Heritage Digital Activity Pack (available from the Digital …

Welcome to the Nottingham Physics Open Days 2018

An early welcome to everyone who will be visiting our beautiful campus on Friday and Saturday of this week for the University of Nottingham Open Days. Here in the School of Physics and Astronomy we have a full program of talks, tours, and demonstrations planned to give a taste of what it’s like to be …

NICE: new Guidelines on Hearing Loss

This month we have two blogs on our Mild to Moderate Hearing Loss (MMHL) research at the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre. One on the impact of hearing loss, as well as this one to coincide with the publication today of the ‘NICE guideline on Hearing loss in adults: assessment and management’. These evidence-based guidelines are likely …

Work experience with Bell Tent Boutique

Languages for Business is a university-based project that offers language skills and intercultural expertise to small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, primarily via student placements. But of course, it’s not just beneficial for the businesses… The scheme has provided students with the opportunity to put their language skills into practice in …

Clean Air Day 2018: how you can reduce your exposure to air pollution

The connection between air pollution and our health has been studied for decades. Air pollution is known to increase the risk of certain health problems including lung cancer, and makes some existing conditions such as asthma worse. Clean Air Day, an initiative by Global Action Plan, aims to raise awareness of the health impacts of UK …

Why the Reformation(s) were Nothing Like Brexit

The recent 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation of 1517 prompted a series of articles in the press seeking historical parallels between Henry VIII’s Reformation of 1532-4 and Brexit.  The superficial similarities – England deciding to leave the jurisdiction of a supposedly corrupt and self-interested European superstate (the papacy) – appealed to lazy journalists looking …

Discourse analysis, dissertations and dystopian fiction

This blog post was written by second year English and Philosophy student, Emily Patel. In just over a week, my second year at university will be over. I know I’ve repeated this in my previous blogs, but it’s hard to believe it has gone by so quickly! All my coursework has been handed in so …

Visit to University of Guadalajara

Between 21-25 January 2018 colleagues from Careers, Research and Innovation, and the Graduate School visited University of Guadalajara to foster relationships and collaboration between the two universities. Here Kerry Wright (Graduate School) gives a personal overview of the visit. The first thing that stood out for me about University of Guadalajara (UdeG) is its size. …

Race Equality Charter Training

Over the next 2 years I’ll be co-chairing the University’s Self-Assessment Team for our Bronze Application to Advance HE. This week Advance UK held a training session at the Library of Birmingham. The attainment gap for black students and the problem of micro-aggressions were discussed and I’ve plenty of food for thought for our first …

Virtual Reality Yoga Trainer: Challenging Computer Science students with disruptive technologies

One of the areas the Digital Research Team (DRT) are actively seeking to have impact is inspiring the next generation of researchers. In addition to recently running a hackathon with students during of digital research week, we have also directly been engaging with students as a part of their undergraduate courses. As a part of …

The Viva

I was recently asked to speak at The School of Sociology and Social Policy at The University of Nottingham on my experience of the viva. When I started planning what I might say, I tried to think about how I conceptualised the viva prior to undertaking it. The first thing that I wrote down, without …

Collaboration in Indonesia

    I was delighted to participate in a research impact and knowledge exchange day in Jakarta with the Indonesian Ministry for Research, Technology and Higher Education (RISTEKDIKTI) on their National Education Day. Nottingham was the only foreign university invited to share their expertise on improving research impact as well as collaboration between universities, research institutions and …

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 …

5 tips to surviving your first academic conference

We asked Hannah Jackson, a first year PhD student at CBTRC who recently attended the International Society of Extracellular Vesicles (ISEV2018) conference in Barcelona, to share her advice on making the most of an academic conference. Conferences, whether you are a student or a supervisor, provide a change from the lab and an exciting opportunity …

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 …

New approach to HIV prevention

This blog has been written by Carlos Sanders-Velez, who is working in the School of Pharmacy with Dr Pavel Gershkovich. Despite advances in diagnosis and treatment, HIV infections are still a worldwide issue. Currently 37 million individuals are living with HIV, with nearly 2 million new diagnoses in 2016 (UNAIDS, 2017). While treatment currently exists …

Lili’s journey from Wuhan to meeting the Queen

Lili Zhu from Wuhan, China, is a graduate from the University of Nottingham’s BA Film and Television Studies (2015) A bit about me Call me Lili. 6 years ago, I arrived at the University of Nottingham to pursue a media degree. I jumped off the plane fresh-faced straight from a course at Tsinghua University with …

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 …

‘Superbugs: The Fight For Our Lives’ Exhibition Review

By Viviane Mignone, Postdoctoral Fellow The indiscriminate use of antibiotics over the last century has created a global threat that is responsible for approximately 700,000 deaths a year, worldwide. The current projections state that by 2050, 30 million people may die from a superbug infection. The attempts to stop this exponential rise of superbugs involves …

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 …

Module of the Year 2018: How your nominations can make a difference

You have the opportunity to vote for the module that has had the most positive impact on your personal and professional development. All you have to do to nominate your Module of the Year is fill out our simple online form. In this article hear from last year’s winner and how you can help celebrate …

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 …

Picturing Slavery: Learning from Antislavery Murals

By Hannah Jeffery As of 2017, every habitable continent in the world houses murals or public art installations dedicated to raising awareness of contemporary slavery. Texturing the streets of Bluefields in Nicaragua, Miami in the United States, New Delhi in India, Freetown in Sierra Leone, and Buenos Aires in Argentina, for example, are contemporary antislavery …

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 …

Sobre la decisión del Consejo de Estado colombiano de prohibir el uso de acuerdos marco para contratos públicos de mínima cuantía

Introducción Colombia Compra Eficiente (CCE), el organismo colombiano central de compras y asesoría en contratación estatal, emitió un “manual para la operación secundaria de los acuerdos marco de precios” en el que consideró que había una concurrencia entre dos métodos de contratación: Acuerdos Marco (AM) (Acuerdos que establecen los términos de los contratos que se …

A project module in Classics that produces some absolutely fabulous ideas

In this video Lynn Fotheringham, Lecturer in Classics, speaks about the Independent Second Year Project, a module for second-year students in the Department of Classics, which has been a flag-ship for the Department’s innovative approach to teaching and assessment for twenty years. The module’s focus is on communicating knowledge of the ancient world outside the …

Lacan Study Group – Discussion Board

Hi All, So it was decided in the Lacan Study Group that we would benefit from some sort of rolling blog or discussion forum to help us in engaging with Lacan’s third seminar on the psychoses. To that end, we are going to hijack this blog! It is hoped that everyone involved can post questions …

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 …

Overcoming anxiety and peer pressure during Welcome week

If you’re anything like me, then the excitement of going to Uni might currently be battling (and maybe even losing) against fear, anxiety and nervousness. I was super worried about peer pressure when I was about to begin my undergrad, but I soon realised that few things are ever as scary or imposing in real …

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 …

Networking and Your Personal Brand

By Teresa Corcoran There is a lot of information out there about ensuring you network effectively. I want to present some of the issues international students may face and propose practical ways to overcome these difficulties. However, firstly I want to talk about the importance of “Personal Branding” in all your networking endeavours. Why Network? …

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?

Help end modern slavery on this online course

Join us from Monday 8 May to find out about modern slavery and what you can do to help end it. You can enrol now on the second run of Ending Slavery, the world’s first ever online course about contemporary slavery. In this free four-week course you’ll learn from experts at the cutting edge of …

‘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?

Adult social care workers should have the opportunity to learn about theory and research relating to the needs of siblings and other family members

 Author: Georgia Todd I am a PhD student in the school of Sociology, Social Work and Social Policy. My research is exploring the experiences of young people who have a sibling with learning disabilities. Before starting the PhD, I worked in adult learning disability social care and health services. The focus in adult learning disability …

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, …

IAPS Blog Assistant Paid Internships

Salary: Approx. £10 per hour (plus holiday pay) Location: Residence in Nottingham is not required Hours: 10-15 hours per month About The Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies is seeking applications for four paid internships to work with the Editor of the Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies’ soon-to-be-launched new blog platform – IAPS Dialogue …

Counselling for Depression Gathering

We were delighted to welcome Professor Robert Elliott who joined us for the first Counselling for Depression (CfD) Gathering held in Dearing Building at the University of Nottingham on September 17th . Robert was a key contributor and researcher in the development of CfD and is an originator of Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) which is …

Gold medal for table tennis superstar student

An English student at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) has won his second paralympic gold medal. Zhao Shuai won the men’s single Table Tennis last night (Tuesday) at the Rio Paralympic Games. Zhao beat Andras Csonka 3-0, defending his London 2012 title. He won every match in his competition class, sweeping aside opponents from …

Conference: Funding Research on a Changing Landscape (24-25 Aug Aug 2016)

On the 24-25 Aug 2016, in conjunction with MIDA (Malaysian Investment Development Authority), the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) held the inaugural “Funding Research on a Changing Landscape” conference. We were very fortunate to have an excellent line up of speakers, led by Prof Tan Sri Zakri, the Chief Scientific Advisor to the Prime …

Nottingham Life Cycle 6 – Day 16 Latheronwheel to Dunnet Head

1200, September 3rd 2106, mission accomplished. We arrived at Dunnet Head, the most northerly point of mainland Great Britain, after more than 1,300 miles in the saddle. Job done. Our day started with a splendid breakfast laid on by Fiona at the Craiglea Guest House (including a traditional, very salty Scottish porridge). I had posted …

The Death of Jo Cox and Our Shared Future

By Dr Nick Stevenson Remain lost the vote. It was of course going to be difficult to over turn the impact of the popular press and the nationalist Right. The layers of cultural meaning and resentment that have been implanted over decades were always going to be hard to dislodge. At first I did think …

Welcome to the International Research Network for Modern and Contemporary Chinese Art (ReNet MoCoCA)

About the network The International Research Network for Modern and Contemporary Chinese Art (ReNet MoCoCA) – launched in March 2015 – is conceived to address the needs of the growing, divers, and globally scattered academic community in this field. It helps to bridge communicational and informational gaps that result from local institutional confines of projects, …

Interpreting urban heritage tourism in China: the case of the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall

Written by Rui Su. Urban heritage tourism in China reflects the major changes in recent decades in the country’s economy, society, politics and governance. There has been a gradual but substantial transformation from a centrally planned economy to a more market-oriented economy “with Chinese characteristics” (Sofield & Li, 2011).  There are continuities as well as …

PGR Teaching Awards 2016

The Postgraduate Teaching Award is an annual award to recognise and celebrate examples of innovative teaching and support of learning. In 2016 there were five winners who each received a certificate and a £100 voucher at the Tri-Campus awards. Due to the high calibre of applicants, an additional four received a ‘Highly Commended’ certificate. The …

2016 Season Off To A Fantastic Start

The 2016 MotoE Series is off to a flying start for the University of Nottingham Electric Superbike Team. On June 8th, the team came third in the Isle of Man TT Zero Race, achieving a podium finish and being given an award for the Best Team  at the TT for 2016. The team’s rider, Daley Mathison, …

Will Planes Be Pilotless? The Future of Commercial Aviation

News related to driverless cars is becoming increasingly popular in recent years, and these self-driving vehicles may be on the market as early as next year. Several large companies such as Google, Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Apple, Microsoft and many more, are investing in the driverless technologies that will soon provide us with our ground transportation, …

Celebrating Teaching – developing ideas about teaching and learning

As part of our secondary ITE routes our beginning teachers have to develop their own personal theories of teaching and learning and, as the courses come to a close, they present their ideas as part of their PGCE assessment. A teacher training year is an incredibly intensive one and for our beginning teachers to organise …

Rogues and Villains

In honour of May the Fourth, Dr Nathan Waddell from our School of English shares some thoughts on the upcoming film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Do rogues win? They usually do in the Star Wars universe. They certainly will in Rogue One, the first of the Star Wars anthology movies. Due for release in …

Film Stars For The Day! Student Nurses And Staff From The University of Nottingham and Birmingham City University Filming Together

On February 26th 2016 following months of preparation, student nurses and staff from The University of Nottingham and Birmingham City University became film stars for the day.    The film is about public expectations of professional behaviour.   The Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Code of Conduct formed the basis for the film script.    The film …

Implicit Cognition at the Aristotelian Society

Last month I gave a talk at the Aristotelian Society, in which I asked ‘What do we want from a model of implicit cognition?’ Here’s the abstract for the paper: In this paper, I set out some desiderata for a model of implicit cognition. I present test cases and suggest that, when considered in light …

Managing Engagement: Enhancing the Customer Experience

The first Ingenuity KnowledgeXchange breakfast event of 2016 brought Dr Liz Evans and Ben Smithwell together to outline their experiences around ‘engagement’ and enhancing the customer experience.  With over 70 local business leaders in the room it was a lively and interesting session. Dr Liz Evans (Faculty of Arts: Department of Culture, Film & Media) …

A Part of Me Forever

  It has now been a month since I returned from my semester abroad studying music at The University of Hong Kong. I’ve left it this long before writing a blog about my time there as it’s hard to find the words that can truly sum up how incredible an experience it was. I know …

Veterinary Medicine CPD reviews

Alumna, Jo Henstock, has written about the Veterinary Medicine CPD courses that she has attended at the University of Nottingham. Over 60 one and two day courses covering a range of topics for small, farm, equine and exotic animals are being delivered in 2016. Here are her comments: Introduction to Small Animal Ultrasound This was a …

RSC NEWS

In this month’s RSC news magazine, four familiar names were mentioned. Those 4 names are Paul Anastas, Nigist Asfaw, Richard Wheatley and Julie Beth Zimmerman. All four have been admitted to RSC as fellows in this month’s edition of RSC news, which also features 175 Faces leading the way in Chemistry. The Royal Society of …

1965 Golden Reunion – 10 October 2015, Nottingham University

Philip Watson (Economics, 1965) writes: I arose at 6.30am on this day – some 2 hours earlier than normal! I travelled from SE London and caught the 8.29am train from St Pancreas to Nottingham. On the journey there, I met Dorothy (Social Admin.) and her friend from Canada (her name escapes me), when I was …

Ben Hunte: 3 Ways UNMC Has Changed My Life (So Far!)

Happy 15th Birthday, UNMC! I remember arriving at the campus for the first time, standing at the back of the Students’ Association building, and looking at the insane view – jungle as far as the eye could see. Just a few days earlier, I was packing up my room in London, preparing to move to …

Interview with Robert Watson (by Reiner Grundmann)

Back in 1995, while researching for my book Transnational Environmental Policy, I interviewed Bob Watson who was at the time Associate Director for Environment in the Office of the President of the United States in the White House. I am grateful to him for granting permission to publish the whole transcript of the interview (I had …

Sources of finance for SMEs

In May 2015 the Conservatives were elected into government with a manifesto that largely focused on improving the economy. The party reiterated its commitments to the range of funding options available to SMEs, including the Enterprise Finance Guarantee, the Business Finance Partnership and the National Loan Guarantee Scheme. In the May 2015 Business Barometer survey …

Another First at Filey Brigg

Catching chitons. Marine field trips are always an exercise in keeping one eye on the wildlife and the other on the tide.mfiley Brigg is absolutely brilliant for the rock pool dippers and each year we find species that we have not encountered before. In previous forays we have caught a poorly named ‘sea snail’ (quite …

My Visit to the UK and the PGR Engineering Celebration Event 2015

On 23 September 2014, the annual Postgraduate research showcase was held at the University of Nottingham Malaysia campus. I was delighted to be awarded the grand prize for my poster amongst 43 postgraduate research students. The exciting award was a travel fund to the UK, which granted me the opportunity to take part in the …

University’s marine economy academy raises £2.3m in first year

Over the last twelve months, a partnership between The University of Nottingham, Wanli Education Group (WEG) and Ningbo Municipal Government has successfully raised over £2.3 million for research into areas related to the marine economy industry. The marine economy is one of China’s key strategic development areas. It will be the next key economic growth …

I found my job in China in an Irish bar

Torben Segelken is originally from Germany and studied MSc International Management at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC). After graduating in 2013 he stayed in Ningbo and is now working for trading company TECCO Ltd. Why did you decide to come and study at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC)/in China? What motivated you? I’d done an internship in Shanghai during …

Early Modern Medievalism: The End or Creation of the Middle Ages?

Post by Dr Mike Rodman Jones, School of English Albrecht Durer’s St Jerome in his Study (1513) is a seminal work in Renaissance art history. It is also one that, in its subject, execution, and reception, divides cultural time in a way that both omits and contains the Middle Ages. St Jerome (d. 420) appears …

RCN Participant Information

University of Nottingham, School of Biosciences. Sutton Bonington Campus, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 5RD. United Kingdom HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS IN OBESITY MANAGEMENT Investigators: Dr. Judy A. Swift (Associate Professor of Behavioural Nutrition) and Dr. Duane Mellor (Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics) Healthy Volunteer’s Information Sheet You are being invited to participate in a research study. …

Vital Theory 2014: Acknowledgements and Recap

December is never the best time to try to catch up with too many things at the same time. So, firstly, accept my apologies for the delay in writing some words about this year’s Vital Theory: The Meanings of Memory. Even though a couple of weeks have passed by since the symposium took place at …

Physsoc goes to CERN

Dylan’s been off on travels with Physsoc – the University’s physics society. This society annual trip to Geneva, Switzerland, has won awards at the University, and Dylan has captured a science themed snapshot in this video. Maybe this one should have been called ‘Off Campus Cam’!     Although I have no idea what any …

Soderbergh Goes Legit

By Mark Gallagher, Associate Professor, Dept. of Culture, Film and Media, University of Nottingham New York City recently hosted the 12th edition of its homegrown Tribeca Film Festival.  Surely this would be a good time to visit the city and catch the newest offering from Steven Soderbergh (whose work and career I explore in my recent monograph, …

Study and explore

Gael Bateman: student and explorer.  I am one of those people with multiple interests that change from season to season; I don’t have a thing, like so many people appear to have in this modern world, which helps to define them. But I do love exploring. Exploring ideas, places, people, cultures, identities, foods and experiences – …

Exploring images of snow and winter past

Previously I posted about the collection of digital composite images that I’ve created as part of the Snow Scenes project. The images, all created from photographs held in the archives at the Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry merged with their modern day locations, are now available for online viewing in the gallery below. Currently …

An end and a beginning

This is a farewell post.  I am retiring from my University position at the end of this week, having joined the staff in 1974 (not 1947, as was said in the blurb of one of my books!) and served for 14,368 days; simultaneously, this blog is being absorbed into the Classics Department’s new teaching and …

Food sovereignty in the UK

Food security has become the dominant framing of agri-food policy and research in the UK. However, it is not the only framing. In this post we take a look at one of the alternatives, food sovereignty. We look for food sovereignty in policy, in research, and in the media. We also explore the emerging food …

Bias and Blame – New Leverhulme Trust project for Department of Philosophy

By Jules Holroyd. The Leverhulme Trust has awarded a 36 month grant to the University of Nottingham, for a project led by Dr Jules Holroyd (Department of Philosophy, Nottingham), in collaboration with Dr Tom Stafford (Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield) titled “Bias and Blame: Do Moral Interactions Modulate the Expression of Implicit Bias?”. The …

Some notes from a lecture on the shortness of the short story

In my day job as a writer in residence at the University of Nottingham’s School of English, I sometimes have the pleasure of standing in front of a crowd of students and telling them some things I think I know about reading and writing. Today I gave a talk about short stories, and in particular …

Malaysia plans to be the first Islamic financial superpower

Could a new upstart be about the join the likes of London, New York and Tokyo as a global financial superpower? The Malaysian government would like to think so, at least. Recently it announced bold plans to transform the country’s capital Kuala Lumpur into a major financial centre in a bid to raise its profile …

Can the Chinese Workers Eat Apple?

On 24 September, the iPhone 5 was launched in the first nine countries/areas, America, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada, Singapore, Japan, Australia, Hong Kong. It was then launched in 22 more countries in the week beginning 1 October. The first weekend’s sales were very impressive, reaching 5 million. This number already broke Apple’s previous record …

Success, but not the top jobs – not yet anyway

The 8th March was International Women’s Day and the celebrations ranged from respect for, and appreciation of women, to a celebration for women’s political, economic and social achievements. The Guardian, as expected, enthusiastically celebrated International Women’s Day; I particularly liked the top 25 African women, but there were many more. National Geographic also celebrated by …

Celebrating Teaching successes in the Humanities. The Postgraduate Teaching Awards 2012

In the latest round of the Postgraduate Teaching Awards, two of the students recognised for their outstanding contributions to Teaching and Learning within the School of Humanities are Helen Wainwright and Peter Watts, both of them doctoral candidates within the School of Humanities. The Postgraduate Teaching Assistant Award recognises and celebrates examples of innovative teaching …

Representing and communicating uncertainty: climate change and risk

As part of its Science in Culture theme, the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) has funded an exploratory project at the University of Nottingham called Representing and communicating uncertainty: climate change and risk.  This interdisciplinary project brings together academics from across the University in the Schools of Geography, Sociology and Social policy, Mathematical Sciences …