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The British Quidditch Cup 2015

Now that Helen Freeman has introduced you to quidditch at Nottingham, it’s time to get competitive and aim for the cup… The British Quidditch Cup is a national quidditch tournament at which teams from all around the country face off against each other. BQC is the highlight of the quidditch calendar and this year the …

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What advice would you give to other international students about studying in the UK?

Moving to another country to study is a big step. Every year thousands of international and EU students make that same step successfully, and they have their own tips and advice to share on how to settle into UK life. We asked a group of our scholarship winners, what advice would you give to other …

Harry Potter and the Rosetta Stone

Never underestimate the Potterheads at The University of Nottingham.  It started with a simple idea to celebrate the different languages our staff and students speak: let’s film people reading from different translations of Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone. When I posted a call for volunteers on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr I expected a handful of …

Spotlight On…Advertising, Marketing and PR

By Hannah Smith, student blogger On 24 February I attended the Spotlight On… Advertising, Marketing, and PR event hosted by Careers with a stellar line-up from advertising agencies and cultural public relations (PR) start-ups to a consumer goods supplier. I left the event feeling full-to-the-brim with possibilities! The five guest speakers from AMVBBDO, The Dairy, Saatchi …

International Family Link: A Pantomime

We are delighted to once again welcome participants in the International Office’s International Family Link scheme to the Off Campus blog to share their experiences of the scheme. Today we hear from Yishu Wang (Elsa) and Trevor Wright, her host: I have really enjoyed getting to know my hosts, Mr and Mrs Wright. They are really …

2027 years ago today: Augustus took the title Pontifex Maximus

Augustus, Rome’s first emperor, took the title “pontifex maximus” and combined in himself political and religious leadership.

Engineering — not just for boys

It’s International Women’s Day today. So it seems appropriate to share the thoughts of one of our top engineers on the subject of how STEM subjects are VERY DEFINITELY #notjustforboys Being in an engineering faculty means working closely with industry, and seeing the impact of our work on real systems. That’s certainly #notjustforboys — says …

Rachel Elliott’s blog for International Women’s Day

Life skill 1: Changing my mind I love organic chemistry. Before I started my ‘A’-levels, I had read all the textbooks. I chose a Pharmacy degree so that I could learn medicinal chemistry, and l liked the security of a professional qualification. Planning on going back to uni for a PhD in medicinal chemistry, I …

The Vagaries of Building Subnational Diaspora: Hmong Abroad Encountering Miao in China

Written by Louisa Schein. It was a sunny day in 1983 on the south side of the New England town of Providence, Rhode Island, where a group of us gathered in a church basement for a much anticipated event. I was to show slides from my trip to retrace the roots of the Hmong diaspora …

Making sociology public

This is a GUEST POST by MARK CARRIGAN. He is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Ontology at the University of Warwick and a Digital Fellow at the Sociological Review. You can find more information about him at the end of this post. Ever since I began to study Sociology, I’ve been fascinated …

Let’s Celebrate!

        The Celebration Event, hosted every year, welcomes students who have passed all three modules (30 credits) required to complete the Award. Our Celebration Event honours students’ achievements and recognises their personal and professional development through the Award. RSVP here, until Friday 22 May 2015, for students who have completed the Award! …

Answering the big questions in climate change impacts science

This week, a team of environmental modellers from the School of Geography have been presenting their research at a major workshop on modelling climate change imapcts, at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), in Laxenburg, Austria. The team comprises of Dr Simon Gosling (Associate Professor of Climate Risk), Dr Nick Mount (Associate Professor …

A new political turn for Indian Kashmir

By Dr Andrew Whitehead The 79-year old Mufti Mohammad Sayeed was sworn-in on Sunday (1st March) as the new chief minister of the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. Attending the ceremony in the state’s winter capital of Jammu was India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. For his party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), it was …

BUCS round-up 4 March 2015

As the University heads into the home straight of the BUCS competition, 20 wins from 39 matches kept alive the cup dreams for a number of clubs and meant Nottingham remain on course for a top three finish in the overall BUCS table. There will be plenty on show for UoN Sport at the 2015 …

Intertemporal Choice Workshop

Forty scholars from across the NIBS network and further afield met in Warwick to generate and discuss ideas related to intertemporal choice. Organised by the Intertemporal Choice mini-network in NIBS, the conference was set up to foster collaboration between researchers from different institutions, and to promote policy-focused research ideas tackling the issues related to choice …

Sappho’s Beloved

Doctoral student Harriet Lander introduces a case-study from her work on the history of translations of Sappho.   Solon, according to Aelian, asked his nephew to teach him one of Sappho’s poems, ‘So that I may learn it and then die’. This desire to know and understand Sappho’s lyrics has been a pervasive attitude from antiquity …

Analysing public perception and biodiversity of SuDS

Among the scientific community, sustainable urban draining systems (SuDS) are becoming increasingly popular due to the significant advantages that these systems present in terms of biodiversity, amenity, water quality, and flood risk management. However, the public may not be aware of these advantages.  The importance of public support for the implementation of any community project …

Watching “Under the Dome” from a Chinese Communication Perspective

By Angela Wang Dan, PhD Student from Hong Kong Baptist University. On the last day of February, 2015, former CCTV investigative report anchor, Chai Jing, released a documentary on Chinese air pollution issue which stirred up hot debates. 48 hours after “Under the Dome”, the documentary, delivered online for free, it has received over 30 …

Spring Reunions and Sporting Heroes

“Spring is the time of plans and projects.” Leo Tolstoy   Spring is fast approaching and the Alumni Relations team is busy planning a whole host of international events, so please keep a close eye on our event calendar. During the weekend of 7 February, Alumnus Ian Sutton (Geology, 1961) returned to University Park campus …

LGBT History Month 2015 round-up

February 2015 saw fantastic LGBT History Month events take place across the University, including film screenings, public talks and more. @UoNResearch had the privilege to attend and live-tweet a number of these events, which we then collected and Storified. You can read through highlights from four talks and discussions below. The full programme for the month can …

Hugo Swire Interview on BFM

Hugo Swire (Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office) recently visited the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, where he drove a student built car (see pictures!). Dato’ Seri Haji Idris Jusoh, the Education and Higher Learning Minister II, and Her Excellency Vicki Treadell (British High Commissioner to Malaysia) also joined the visit. Hugo …

Well cultured, innit?

Helen and Danny keep themselves to themselves. But the outside world comes crashing into their lives one day when Helen’s brother Liam turns up. Covered in blood.   Pretty dramatic intro, I know. But I’m hoping it will have drawn you in and maybe you’ll reach the bottom of this post. We can all dream. …

Greater clarity about the evidence for non-pharmacological interventions for ADHD

For several years some CANDAL members have been working with the European ADHD Guidelines Group on a series of meta-analysis exploring the evidence base for non-pharmacological interventions for ADHD. The first review Songua-barke et al (2013) published in the American Journal of Psychiatry showed a very clear pattern of results across three psychological interventions ( …

Forget Frankie… Una says Relax

This blog post was written by second year English student, Una Kunhya from the School of English. One of the highlights of my week, now I am living out of catered halls, is the necessary Tesco shop and delivery. Aside from the staples of bread, milk and the occasional vegetable ( I am trying mum…honest!) my delivery …

Global Strategy 2020 – beginning implementation

There is a lot of activity relating to Global Strategy 2020 across the University at the moment turning the vision, goals and actions we set out last year into implementation plans. Many colleagues are thinking about how we are working across the University and the initiatives we need to introduce to achieve our ambitions over …

The Troublesome Reign of King John (Shakespeare’s Globe / Read not Dead) @ Inner Temple

At a hair under four hours (including stalling around the interval), the Globe’s Read not Dead reading of The Troublesome Reign of King John was one of the costliest productions I’ve been to for a long time, causing me to miss my carefully planned coach home from London and buy a new train ticket for …

Why the UK Government doesn’t know if its welfare reforms are discriminating against the most vulnerable people in Britain

by Simon Roberts and Bruce Stafford In his blog earlier this week Bruce showed that austerity is significantly underpinned by cuts to social security and as a consequence the most vulnerable are making the largest contribution to the public expenditure cuts. The targeted cuts have affected most non-pensioners in receipt of benefits notably the long …

Implicit Race Bias and the Anatomy of Institutional Racism

I recently had the opportunity to speak at an event organised by The Monitoring Group and the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, on Police Corruption, Spying, Racism and Accountability. At this conference, a range of participants from activist groups, academia, legal teams and victims of injustice spoke – often powerfully and movingly – on …

History and Organization Studies

In a recent article with Andrea Bernardi of Manchester Metropolitan University, Anna Greenwood, newly appointed as an Assistant Professor at Nottingham History, asks what historians can learn from studies of organizations and what organization studies scholars can gain from history. Organization Studies is the sociological study of organisations like businesses or other bureaucracies.  It has …

Fairtrade Fortnight at the University

Did you know that the University of Nottingham has been a Fairtrade University since 2004? Fairtrade Fortnight is from Monday 23rd February until Sunday 8th March The University is holding a variety of events and activities throughout the two weeks, which include; Fairtrade milkshakes, cupcakes and muffins being sold at the Juice Bar, Coates Cafe …

Gongster and the ‘Gay News’ poem

Since its inception in 1939, The University of Nottingham student newspaper Gongster (now Impact) has often been used as a platform to rally against oppression and censorship, even when the paper itself has come under scrutiny and dictates. In 1978, however, the paper became a victim of censorship itself; in this particular case by their …

Isabelle Stengers talk at the Contemporary

For those of you who couldn’t make it to the talk by Isabelle Stengers (also in coversation with professor Sarah Whatmore from the University of Oxford) entitled ‘Provocations of Gaia’ which took place at the Nottingham Contemporary on the 17th of February, please find below the link to the video recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-H1JgxE2mA Enjoy, and feel …

Propaganda and Ideology in Everyday Life

The University of Nottingham and the British Library have joined forces to create a free online course looking at how propaganda and ideology fit in to everyday life. Ideology and propaganda make politics; they frame conflict and violence, affluence and aspiration. But what is the relationship between official ideology and everyday life? What makes propaganda ‘real’? …

What will future aircraft look like?

Nowadays travelling by plane has become a common habit. We can reach different continents in a few hours and with an ever increasing level of comfort. That’s even more impressive if one considers that the first flight took place just a little more than a century ago.  Since then progress has been made in leaps …

Making the move to university – Home or Away?

My name is Courtney and I’m a 4th year medic. Unlike most of my peers, I’m from the fairly local home town of Lincoln – where many of my friends have been placed for their clinical placements. Going to a local university was only half a coincidence for me – when I was making my …

Electronic Management of Coursework Assessment – Dr Helen Williams (School of Politics and International Relations)

Video >> Dr Helen Williams presents on her experience in the School of Politics and International Relations, describing the gradual approach to transformation of electronic coursework, planned steps, expected barriers and set protocols to harmonise practice. Helen also explains the benefits and drawbacks of the use of Turnitin in comparison to paper to manage text-based coursework. This presentation …

Is business responsible for promoting gender diversity?

ICCSR staged a lively debate last month on the subject of whether business should really be taking on responsibility for promoting gender equality. The hour-long discussion under Chatham House rules in London was held in conjunction with the Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability and drew in many London-based ICCSR alumni now working across a …

Award winning community project

On a bright afternoon in early February, I found myself having afternoon tea with the Vice Chancellor and the Head of University Security, wondering quite how this had happened and whether I was still in bed having one of ‘those’ dreams. Strange as it was, I quickly realised it wasn’t quite weird enough to inhabit …

Were you aware of new EU VAT regulations for exporting digital products and services to Europe?

On 1st January 2015, VAT thresholds were changed for UK businesses exporting digital products and services to Europe. Previously, businesses selling under £81,000 worth of products a year were exempt from paying VAT. In light of this, in the December 2014 Business Barometer survey, our panel of UK SMEs and business advisers were asked whether …

Sources in focus – Newspaper reports of extreme weather in the Western Isles in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries (part 2).

Sources in focus – Newspaper reports of extreme weather in the Western Isles in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries (part 2). ‘Sources in focus – Newspaper reports of extreme weather in the Western Isles in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries’ part 1 (http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/weatherextremes/2014/11/28/sources-in-focus-newspaper-reports-of-extreme-weather-in-the-western-isles-in-the-nineteenth-and-twentieth-centuries-part-1/) explored the impact of extreme weather on ferries and shipping. Following on …

Universities too important to be used as political football says union

UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGE UNION (UCU) PRESS RELEASE  date: Monday 2 February 2015 for immediate release Universities too important to be used as political football says union ·         University and College Union says fairer tax on big business needed to fund universities Following speculation that Labour will cut tuition fees to £6,000 a year, but not …

Why I decided to transfer from the UK Campus to China

By Louise Lasfer BA International Business Management When Louise Lasfer arrived at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) from the UK Campus it was meant to be a one-year exchange. So what motivated her to transfer her course and finish her degree here in China, rather than return to the UK? “If I’m honest, …

Charlie Hebdo editors double down on their principles in first issue since attacks

The latest edition of Charlie Hebdo is nothing out of the ordinary. Today’s response to the attack on its offices on January 7 is precisely what sets it apart from other newspapers. The front cover, a cartoon of a weeping prophet Muhammad holding a sign reading “Je suis Charlie” that was released in advance, is …

Business Stories to Enhance Your Brand

Ingenuity Breakfast Event – Tuesday 20th January 2015 Speakers: Esther Eidinow and Katharina Lorenz, University of Nottingham Department of Classics and John Griffiths, CONNECT Venture Enterprises Ltd What’s your story? A key part of any organisation’s success is having a good story, knowing that story—and sharing it effectively. Our first speakers of the morning are Esther …

Multimedia from ‘Circling the Square: research, politics, media and impact’

Below is a collection of multimedia items from a conference held at the University of Nottingham last year. The conference, titled ‘Circling the Square: research, politics, media and impact’, explored the role of knowledge in policy making, bringing together international scholars in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities, practitioners at the science-policy interface, the public and the …

Digitisation – The Method, the Mantra!

The digital era is bringing in sweeping changes to the way Indians teach and the way Indians learn, from school classrooms to university lecture halls. Although there is still some way to go, this mode of education is fast permeating even first generation learners in Indian villages, who are increasingly using mobile phone apps and …

Get a global local education

One of the biggest innovations in international higher education in the past 15 years or so has been the growth in international branch campuses. That is not to suggest that branch campuses are new – on the contrary, there is quite a history of universities (mostly private) establishing a presence beyond their home countries. But …

Some Reflections on 2014

2014 has been busy, very busy. So there is an awful lot to reflect on. Universities are first and foremost about people: students, staff, alumni, partners. The quality of what we do is fashioned by the quality of our people. We know our students are of a high calibre academically, but as always, they inspire …

Race and Rights: Part 8

Post by Zoe Trodd Below is the last of a multi-part series responding to events in Ferguson – the protests and civil disorder that began the day after the fatal shooting of an African American man, Michael Brown, by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, on August 9, 2014, and continued after the decision …

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 …

Dietetic Students Present at BDA Research Symposia

Last week two dietetic students presented the projects they undertook as summer projects at the end of their second year at British Dietetic Association (BDA) Research Symposia in Birmingham. Catherine Anderson (above) presented her work which was a systematic review that investigated the effects of watching television on healthy food choices in children. Ravi Nagar …

Exams are coming…

Naturally, the best way to prepare for exams is to know the course content, however the mental preparation is equally as important. Personally, I find that the more prepared I am, the less stressed I get. The most important thing is to know when and where your exams are. If it’s in a room or a building …

Model Making: Part two by DHC Leonardo Fellow James E Smith.

In my previous post I wrote about the scanning and video element of my work ‘Model’. In this post I’m going to focus on my first experience with 3D modelling software and 3D printing. From the scanning session with Marta I was left with an STL file. This is a ‘point cloud’ or in other …

Practice Makes Perfect

By Ewan Henry. Autumn term is always an exciting time for us in the Business School’s Postgraduate Careers team – new career stories and new aspirations that come with our new MBA, MSc and PhD students. It is equally exciting for students – returning to studies (perhaps after some years out), new friends, new lifestyle …

Student Engagement within Project Transform

Post written by Charlotte Owen. My role within Project Transform is Student Delivery Assurance Manager. I am responsible for gathering student input to the project, engaging students in discussions about their perspectives of their university experience and feeding this information into the project. So far I have been working closely with the Project Specialists to …

Underwater Archaeology in China

Last month I was in China as I was invited to present a paper at the First Ningbo Forum of Underwater Archaeology held to mark the opening of a new National Underwater Cultural Heritage Conservation Base in Ningbo and the official opening of the China Port Museum. As luck would have it Nottingham has a …

A postgraduate perspective on the Faculty of Arts

So it’s mid-November, and my first term as a postgrad Arts student (English Lit MA, if you’re wondering) is speeding by. I was lucky enough to study at UoN as an undergrad, so I had a heads up on Nottingham life, but it’s still been a big change. Thankfully, a positive one! I’m doing more …

Looking back — video from the BHM events

So, Black History Month is over for another year… We’ve had a great range of events taking place — not just on campus but throughout the city as well. what was your favourite? Did you miss any? Well, the Department of American and Canadian Studies are very efficient. They videoed the majority of their events …

Shanghai 4 has started

We are the fourth cohort of PGCE I students to gather in Shanghai to do a four day face to face course to kick off out PCGEI- a masters-level qualification. There are 61 of us and we all work in International Schools across Asia- from Shanghai itself to Taiwan, Beijing and Korea. Some of us …

Skyscrapers, Mountains and Great Adventures; Studying Abroad at The University of Hong Kong

Sometimes being a little bit reckless has its benefits. When I first applied to study abroad for the autumn semester of my second year I didn’t really think it through. Entranced by glitzy images on the Lonely Planet website I applied to study abroad in Hong Kong. However, two months in I can safely say …

Polling Observatory Scottish referendum special: who is ahead, and how close is it?

Posted in Polling Observatory,Uncategorized   This is a Scottish independence special of our regular series of posts that reports on the state of support for the parties in Westminster as measured by opinion polls. By pooling together all the available polling evidence we can reduce the impact of the random variation each individual survey inevitably …

Event explores academic and industrial collaborations with Australia

Over 50 staff and students at the University recently attended an event which focused on developing collaborative engagements between Nottingham and Australia. Held at the University’s own Innovation Park, those with a shared interest for Australia came together to discuss the ways in which university staff and students can partner with higher education institutions in …

The VC’s Life Cycle 4 Blog: Day 17 – The LC4 Community Day

An unusual start to the day: a blog to finish as always, but no breakfast cramming, no mad dash to get kitted up and get off, no route planning; some riders were even reading newspapers after breakfast. A minibus collected us at 0830 to go from Perth to Edinburgh Airport, and after check in, first …

Placement student helps craft brewery to launch new pub

“As soon as I saw the project title, Marketing Officer for a craft brewery, I knew it was the ideal role for me. Not only was the placement in an industry which I’m interested in (it goes beyond the consumption of the product), the placement gave me a chance to wear a lot of different …

Encontrar novas pessoas num lugar desconhecido já não é nada exótico para mim

Realmente não sabia o que escrever no blog este mês. Ainda tendo a oportunidade de encontrar muitas pessoas que valoro muito durante o meu ano no estrangeiro,  tanto pessoalmente que profissionalmente, não era a minha prioridade.  De fato, faz mais o menos 4 anos que não moro no meu país, e para ser muito honesta …

‘þe best mylke is womman milke’: Does Breast Milk Heal? – Guest post by Erin Connelly

On a recent episode of GPs: Behind Closed Doors (Channel 5), a reality show that examines doctor-patient relationships, a young mother told her GP that she had been treating her infant’s conjunctivitis with breast milk. The GP was surprised by this treatment and advised against it, stating that it was both ineffective and unpleasant. However, …

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 …

Industry Insight: AGP Technology Showcase

This week (February 25th-26th) the Aerospace Growth Partnership (AGP) held its first ever Technology Showcase – “a unique event to articulate the plan to grow both the UK economy, and the UK share of the global aerospace market through investment in technology” (www.theengineer.co.uk). The University of Nottingham’s Institute for Aerospace Technology (IAT) was well represented …

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 …

Perdana Fellows: the unofficial government spokesmen

“How would you maintain your professionalism if you were selected as a Perdana Fellow?” “And by professionalism, I am referring to the fact that you may not necessarily be a supporter of the current government.” That was a flavour of the sort of questions you would encounter in the interview for Malaysia’s most prestigious internship …

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 …

Are you inspired by London 2012?

As the Paralympic closing ceremony brought the curtain down on a spectacular summer of sport, thoughts quickly turned to the legacy of the Games. The impact that the Olympics and Paralympics will have on the country has long been used when justifying the cost of hosting ‘the greatest show on earth’. Whether it was The …

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 …

25 December: Season’s Greetings from the Vice-Chancellor

I hope you have enjoyed the daily blog posts from the e-Advent Calendar over the last 25 days. The daily posts have been an excellent way to showcase the richness and diversity of material within the University’s Manuscripts and Special Collections.  From our extensive DH Lawrence collections through to old recipes and beautiful illustrations, there …