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5 Ways to Have Fun This Summer While Boosting Your CV

It’s scary how quickly my first year at Nottingham has passed me by. It seems like no time at all since I was a first-week fresher, flung 200 miles from my native home in Devon. Since then, time since has flown by crazily fast. With a long summer ahead of me, and without the pressure of …

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Tibetan Death Rituals

Written by Margaret Gouin. The Western understanding of Tibetan Buddhist death rituals is hampered by a popular perception that it consists of two elements only: reading the so-called Tibetan Book of the Dead, and giving the body to vultures to be consumed. In fact, Tibetan Buddhist funeral rites include a rich variety of practices with …

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 …

Why working with the media can take your work in a whole new direction

When you’ve worked with the media for most of your career it can be easy to forget how daunting it can be for some to see their name in print, appear on camera or even speak to a journalist. In my opinion, and heading up the Media Relations Office I am a little biased, the …

Making Science Public: End of award conference, 22 June 2016

We are celebrating the (upcoming) end of the Leverhulme Trust Research programme: Making Science Public with a one day conference and we would be delighted if you could attend. The conference will take place at the University of Nottingham, University Park Campus, Highfield House, on 22 June. The programme includes four panel discussions showcasing work carried …

School of English Twitter Q+A

Dr Adam Rounce from our School of English held a Q+A recently to take questions about studying here. Here’s a summary of your questions and his answers. Where is the School based? The School of English is based in the beautiful Trent Building on University Park (No. 11 on our campus map). Trent Building has …

Thoughts and Challenges for your Journey to Becoming a Teacher – Part 25

As we reach another milestone in the course I want to focus this week on thinking about how you might be feeling at the moment, what emotions to expect and then how to move forward. For many of you, you will have been told this week that you have met the Teachers’ Standards, for others …

Case study on care home residents – why are pharmacists needed in care homes and how can better healthcare be delivered to members within this vulnerable group?

This blog has been written by Robert Oakley, one of our third year undergraduate students. It is the third of four posts about his experience in attending a King’s Fund conference in February 2016 on “Commissioning person-centred care for vulnerable groups: what role does pharmacy play?”. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that the aging population …

A Family Business: The Rise & Fall of the Roxas Dynasty

Written by Elliot Newbold With little under a week to go until the Philippine presidential elections, the stage is set for something of a political upset. Currently, the outlandish mayor of Davao City, Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte, holds the lead as the candidate most likely to succeed Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III at Malacañang Palace. Despite brazenly …

Careers Fair 2016 Offers Students A Flying Start

The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) Careers Fair was back once again this year, happening on the 16 and 17 March 2016. The 2-day fair was successfully held at The Great Hall in Trent Building, from 10 am until 4 pm. This annual on-campus job fair served as a platform for the students to …

My uni highlights #2: Special Subject

Undoubtedly the most engaging, inspiring, pivotal and enjoyable academic aspect of university for me has been my third year special subject. ‘What’s a special subject?’, I hear you ask. Well, the 40 credit full-year intense module is both specialist in that it is a niche field, and also holds a special place in my heart …

Drama Serial by Radio Alwan – A Lifeline for Syrians

This blog post was written by second year English student, Victoria Lorriman from the School of English. Radio Alwan started life in 2013 in Northern Syria as a small station only broadcasting for four hours each day from an aerial fixed onto a van [1]. The radio station rapidly expanded, its independent updates on the …

Kings of War (Toneelgroep Amsterdam) @ The Barbican Theatre

In 2009 I was lucky enough to see Toneelgroep Amsterdam perform Ivo van Hove’s Roman Tragedies at the Barbican. That mammoth reworking of Coriolanus, Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra remains one of my lifetime theatrical highlights – not just for its length and ambition, but for its cohesive use of space, its innovative flexibility …

The relationship between preference and choice

How should we understand the relationships between people’s preferences, people’s choices, and the values people assign to objects of choice? This was the topic of a recent NIBS mini-workshop which took place between 18 and 20 April 2016 in Potsdam, Berlin.  Joining NIBS colleagues from Warwick, Nottingham and East Anglia were colleagues from our international …

Meet our Student Callers: Yan from China

If you hold an offer to study at The University of Nottingham, you might be lucky enough to receive a call from one of our international students. Chinese student Yan is studying a Master of Research in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.  Why did you choose to study at Nottingham? The reason why I chose to …

Grand Tourists and Others: exhibition opens

Intrepid explorer, Levison Wood, author of Walking the Himalayas and University of Nottingham History graduate (2004), journeyed to Nottingham Lakeside Arts to open Manuscripts and Special Collections’ latest exhibition Grand Tourists and Others: Travelling Abroad Before the 20th Century. The exhibition, curated by Levison’s former tutor Dr Ross Balzaretti (School of Humanities), takes the visitor on a …

How I Survived My First Assessment Centre

By Alice Gould, student blogger After the stress of January exams and coursework deadlines had finally come to a close, it suddenly dawned on me that I will be graduating very soon. I don’t have much longer left as a student. In barely a few months, I am going to have to face the fact …

Why should we be responsible in business? Lessons from the Playground

Why be a responsible business? Isn’t “doing good” down to not-for-profit organisations, community interest companies or social enterprises? Not if you want to have a sustainable future. We are a peculiar species. We have achieved the incredible and continue to confound ourselves with new, improved and advanced developments. Proportionally, I don’t know if there are …

Embodying Soft Power

By Frazer Worboy, BA in Contemporary Chinese Studies. Soft Power and a reputation of a Nation are a hard thing to grasp. Where I’m from in Britain, the soft power is huge. With top quality universities, high wages and free healthcare, it’s a pretty attractive place to live. Add to that a thriving arts scene …

April showers… of snow?

As we have previously explored on this blog, sometimes it is not the intensity or severity of weather that makes an event extreme, but its timing. This week many people have been taken by surprise at the falls of snow around the UK (as pictured in the feature image © Nigel Brown, geograph), some music fans interpreting the …

Praise for our ‘dynamic’ and ‘fast paced’ Business Ethics

  A group of students has just completed this year’s Business Ethics module for MBA electives, which ran from 11-15 April. The module which is taught by Dr Sareh Pouryousefi, Assistant Professor in Business Ethics aims to help students adopt a systematic approach to ethical issues in business, and to develop their analytical and decision-making skills …

Ingenuity16 Mentor Profile: Jason Watkins

During Ingenuity16, a range of successful business men and women based in Nottingham and further afield have got stuck in mentoring the University of Nottingham’s budding entrepreneurs. Their guidance and advice has been incredibly useful for the students and alumni competing for the £100,000 prize fund. Over the next few weeks, we will be uploading profiles …

Change Impact Documents now available

In order to help colleagues in Schools, Student Service Centres and Professional Services understand the key changes from Project Transform as clearly as possible, Change Impact Documents have been put together as aids to understanding the Change Management process. These are now available for colleagues to review and provide input to and can be found …

Kölsch und Kultur: DAAD study trip to Cologne

Most linguists agree that there is no better way to practise your language skills than immersing yourself in the country, where there are countless opportunities to talk with native speakers every day and situations which really test your knowledge, pushing you to utilise your expertise. This was put into practice by the German Department over …

Open access toolkit

From the 1st of April 2016 all journal articles and conference proceedings must be made open access (OA) in order to be eligible for submission to the next round of the Research Excellence Framework run by HEFCE. In making your publication OA you will need to consider compliance with HEFCE, your funders and your institutional …

Career profile: Majid Zeighami

Continuing the series of guest posts from alumni working in the field of sustainability, Majid Zeighami talks about his career path following his Electrical and Electronic Engineering MEng. What is your role, how long have you been in it and where are you based? In September 2013, I started my career with Schneider Electric UK&I on …

Is air traffic optimisation really that important?

Over the last 20 years the number of aircraft that are handled by airports has increased dramatically and continues to rise, according to ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization). Transportation with aircraft is becoming cheaper as low cost airlines become more popular. For the first time ever the total number of UK passengers passing through UK airport …

British Sports Brand PlayerLayer appointed as Official Supplier to University of Nottingham Sport

University of Nottingham Sport have appointed Nottingham-based sports brand PlayerLayer as their new kit supplier. The new teamwear and leisure ranges will be worn by students and staff from the beginning of the 2016 academic year.

Dementia: University Challenge

The Centre for Dementia, Institute of Mental Health, and the Centre for Applied Social Research, School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Nottingham are proud to present: DEMENTIA: UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE The speakers will be introduced by Professor Tom Dening, Director of the Centre for Dementia. At the beginning of the seminar Pippa Foster, Alzheimer’s Society, …

On this day in 43 BC the battle of Mutina was fought between Mark Antony and Octavian.

Text by Harry Tanton Image by Sarah Jordan Following the assassination of Julius Caesar in March 44 BC, Antony had assumed the leadership of the Caesarean party due to his friendship with the dictator. But he was directly challenged for this position by Octavian, who had been adopted by Caesar in his will and became …

Steve Benford: new ways to enrich our lives, digitally

Q&A with Professor Steve Benford, Global Research Theme Lead for Digital Futures. This is the fifth of our monthly Q&As with our five Global Research Theme (GRT) leads, for you to find out about who they are, their research and what it means to lead one of the University’s five GRTs. Read previous Q&As from Professor Georgina …

Nottingham Research Leaders Program: Sometimes good things just happen

As part of the Nottingham Research Leaders Program (NRLP), we paid a visit to the Ministry of Education (MoE). This was a follow up to the MoE recently visiting the University of Nottingham, UK and meeting with the Vice Chancellor. Professor Sir David Greenaway explained NRLP, which led to the NRLP delegation being invited to …

Oedipus showing at the Lakeside

Lynn Fotheringham attends a rehearsal of the Lakeside production of Oedipus and considers the process of fragmentation in modern approaches to  tragedy. After the Greek tragedy film season, Lakeside Arts is putting on another Greek tragedy this week: this year’s annual collaboration with the Nottingham New Theatre is Sophocles’ Oedipus (Steven Berkoff’s version) http://www.lakesidearts.org.uk/theatre/event/3172/oedipus.html. The project, which gives New Theatre students the opportunity to …

What happens after Medical School?

Hi everyone, it’s TJ again. I’ve just finished my final exams at medical school and am busy sorting out what I’ll be doing when I start work as a junior doctor in August. Here’s a quick overview of what happens after medical school: The current training pathway After studying for 4-6 years at medical school, …

Drama and Politics in the House of Commons

On 2 May 1997, after suffering a heavy election defeat at the hands of Tony Blair, the outgoing British prime minister John Major told the assembled media on the doorstep of 10 Downing Street that ‘when the curtain falls, it is time to get off the stage’, Richard Gaunt writes. There could hardly have been …

Student Photography Competition with Nottingham In Bloom!

The Summer round of the Nottingham In Bloom Student Photography Competition is now open for entries.  Caroline Elmhirst and Julie Walker have written a guest blog to describe the Nottingham In Bloom campaign and to officially open the competition for Summer term entries. Nottingham In Bloom The Nottingham in Bloom campaign is a city-wide partnership led by …

Upgrade now to Outlook 2013

From Monday 18 April, UNUK staff and PG Researchers with a University issued PC or laptop (Windows machines) will be able to upgrade to Outlook 2013. This upgrade is the first step before Information Services will begin the process of migrating all UNUK staff and PG Researchers to Office 365 for calendaring and email. Upgrade …

Shanghai Jiaotong University Grand Assembly

This month Shanghai Jiaotong University celebrated its 120th Anniversary. I was one of around 30 speakers from Universities around the world at a ‘President’s Forum’ focused on ‘Innovative Strategies for Research Intensive  Universities’. In addition, I was invited to be the sole foreign speaker at the ‘Grand Assembly’ which followed, a gathering of more than …

Rotterdam’s visionary flood and water management infrastructure

In early April 2016 I visited Rotterdam with an undergraduate student interested in researching the commonalities and disparities between sustainable water management in the Netherlands and the UK, and how (and why) their future visions for resilient cities differ. We had the opportunity to explore the city, see some of the innovate infrastructure that Rotterdam …

Blogging Shakespeare at Nottingham

By Peter Kirwan     April 1st 2016 marks the tenth anniversary of the launch of The Bardathon, my personal review blog of Shakespeare. I set the blog up in 2006 to chronicle my (successful) attempt to attend all fifty-four productions in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2006-07 ‘Complete Works Festival’. During that year I developed …

True Crime on Campus §48: Easter frolics

It’s a strange time of year It’s nearly Easter and, as these latest extracts from university security reports show, this seems to have prompted some surprising behaviour on campus. As ever our extremely capable Security staff are on hand to deal with every eventuality: 0928 Report of a Dog in Law and Social Science, Security …

What emails reveal about your interactional style

Writing emails can be a tricky business. Are you guilty of unwittingly pressing a ‘send’ button before realising that the message that you’ve just sent is ambiguous or might be taken the wrong way? On the other side of the spectrum, there’s spending precious hours of your working week re-reading and re-writing emails and agonising …

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 …

Why remaining in the EU is so important for students

Written by Amy Longland. With the referendum fast approaching, the Leave and Remain camps are preparing to ramp up their campaign efforts. Both campaigns are hoping to engage all sectors of society in order to swing the vote in their favour. Public debate so far has failed to adequately address the direct repercussions that a …

Introducing the “in my shoes” campaign at the annual CANDAL conference

The annual conference for the Centre for ADHD and Neurodevelopmental Disorders across the Lifespan was held Friday 5th of February 2016 at the Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham.  The theme of this year’s conference was enhancing understand of ADHD. Due to the kind support of Shire the audience were introduced to their ‘in …

DHC Volunteer Projects 2016: The Digital Archivists.

Readers of this blog will know that besides working shifts in the Digital Humanities Centre helping out users, the DHC volunteers also work on projects over the course of the academic year. These tend to be themed around aspects of the DHC; digitisation, digital imaging, archiving and digital marketing. They provide the volunteers with work …

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 …

Reflecting on LGBT History Month 2016

Hannah-Rose Murray, PhD Student in the Department of American and Canadian Studies and LGBT History Month Director, Research Priority Area in Rights and Justice, reflects on events organised by the RPA during February 2016. Over the last few weeks, the Rights and Justice Research Priority Area at The University of Nottingham has supported the University’s …

Isotope Investigators Summer School

Isotope Investigators Summer School – News from our undergraduates We have had an exciting few months in the BioArch Research Group as we planned, and received funding for, our Isotope Investigators Summer School! The Summer School will be held from Monday the 27th June to Friday the 1st July. We will learn all about archaeological …

The Referendum: Out of What?

  by Dr Simon Roberts and Prof Bruce Stafford   Now that Boris Johnson has joined Nigel Farage and others in the out camp and the campaign to remain within or leave the European Union has begun in earnest (PM attacks Johnson over Brexit, 23 February) it would be helpful for voters to know what “out” …

Britain in the EU: Research and Technology, Aerospace and the Supply Chain

So, this is it. We know that Britain will be voting on staying or leaving the EU on the 23rd June this year. The debate has rapidly ramped up this weekend as a consequence of this date being set. However, to date the debate seems to have focused primarily on the incidental – for example on which politician was going to join …

New Lacanian School Congress in Dublin

Hi All, Some of you, especially those of you coming along to the Lacan Study Group, should be interested in this. It’s the annual congress of the New Lacanian School which is happening on the 2nd and 3rd of July. Last year it was in Geneva, but this year it is closer to home, in James …

Starting out at university

Guest blogger Boo Jackson shares some tips from her experiences as a Philosophy student.  Coming into first year, I had three main feelings surrounding studying at university. First, that I was really excited to have the opportunity to start; second, that I was nervous that it would be a huge leap from school, and third …

Closer links for the School with the East Midlands Geological Society

The School of Geography is now hosting the regular lectures of the East Midlands Geological Society which is a great opportunity for our staff and students, especially those on our new Environmental Geoscience degree, to keep involved with the wider geological community. The next lecture (6pm on the 13th February in A48 The Sir Clive …

Wonderful Chinese New Year celebrations

On Sunday, I attended a Chinese New Year celebration at Nottingham Lakeside. It was a wonderful family affair and was filmed by CCTV for broadcast on the English language channel over New Year celebrations. Our Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir David Greenaway   gave an interview to CCTV and wished everyone a ‘Happy New Year.’ The event …

Already taking part in the Award? Curious to learn more? Find out what it takes to be an Award student!

With the return of the Employer Supported Prizes and the Celebration Event, the spring term encourages Award students to reflect on their Award experience, especially those who have completed the Award before graduation. Kate Gosschalk, who has successfully completed the Award shares her experience:   What encouraged you to take part in the Award? I …

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 …

Networking is underway on Designing E-learning for Health MOOC

There is now less than a month to go before our Designing E-Learning for Health course starts on 15 February. The course is open for registration now. Over 3,500 people have already signed up for the course and started making connections with each other on the Welcome page. They are a diverse group. The Health E-Learning …

Predictions for the 2016 international education industry

Many factors help shape the landscape of international education every year. The factors can create an impact at all levels of the international higher education industry. Prominent international higher education websites and a key figure, Times Higher Education, THE PIE News and Hans de Wit made their predictions on the trends that will have an …

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 …

A Headache for Nurofen?

The Federal Court in Australia has found that Reckitt Benckiser (Australia) breached Australian consumer law by marketing Nurofen Specific Pain products as formulated to treat a specific type of pain, when the products were identical in terms of their active ingredient. The products in question were: Nurofen Back Pain, Nurofen Period Pain, Nurofen Migraine Pain …

International Students: The Importance of Work Experience

So, as an international student, you are here in the UK and you are probably thinking about your options that are available once your finish your course. But what about now? Have you thought about applying to some part-time employment alongside your studies or making the most of your spare time during your vacation periods? …

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 …

Black History Month 2015 – thank you!

Val Watson, Chair of the BME Staff Network, Claire Henson, Equality and Diversity Co-ordinator and Vincent Wilson, Associate Professor and Reader in Autonomic Pharmacology, reflect on a fantastic Black History Month programme for 2015. As October draws to a close, so too does our programme for Black History Month 2015, which we are proud to say …

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 …

Finding Atlantis

I’m just about to give a lecture to the first year on the subject of Atlantis and it reminded me of something that happened a few years ago when I appeared as a guest on the BBC Breakfast sofa. I did three live five minute interviews in the studio each hour in the ten minute …

2015 European MotoE Champions!

Blog post written by the UoN E-Racing Team – Marco Degano, Jonathan Blissett, Miquel Gimeno-Fabra and Pat Wheeler.   For the Nottingham Team, the Portimao Race started 24 hours after arriving back from Pembrey, as the team had a long drive to Portugal. The journey went smoothly and, after three days of driving, they arrived at the track …

Life Cycle 5 – From Lochs and Glens to Cathedrals and Minsters

Our final challenge of Life Cycle 5 was meant to be ‘Lochs and Glens’, a 205 mile route from Inverness to Glasgow, through challenging, but scenic terrain. But it was not for me. The night before heading to Inverness, my wife Susan was admitted to QMC with acute appendicitis, which turned out to be rather …

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 …

Strong connections which will be difficult to leave behind

My year abroad is sadly now drawing to a close – at the time of writing it’s the start of the two week Easter holidays and when I return to school I only have one week of teaching left. Reflecting on the past 7 months, I feel really happy with the new friendships and connections …

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 …

PGR Teaching Awards 2015

Postgraduate Teaching Award 2015 The Postgraduate Teaching Award is an annual award to recognise and celebrate examples of innovative teaching and support of learning. In 2015 there were 3 winners who each received a framed certificate and a £100 voucher. Due to the high calibre of applicants, an additional two received a “Highly Commended” certificate. …

Fare Well

Back in April there was a Twitter hashtag where you had to complete the sentence #Iamaphilosopherbecause. My contribution was “science cannot tell me what is a number, what is good, what is knowledge or what is causation. And I’ve kids to feed”. With that light-hearted ending, I was pretty surprised how much anger the tweet …

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 …

Update – 12 March

Framework for capital project proposals UEB agreed a new framework for consideration of capital projects between £250,000 and £2m. This will be an annual process, managed through the Space Strategy Board, timed to align with the University Strategic Framework process and annual budgeting activity. Proposals will be required to demonstrate fit to Global Strategy 2020 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …