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Welcoming the country’s first Electro-mechanical Engineer Degree Apprentices

Employees from a range of engineering businesses across the country have come together this week to form the first cohort on the pioneering Electro-mechanical Engineer Degree Apprenticeship at the University of Nottingham. The degree-level Electro-mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship standard was only approved for delivery in December 2020, making the apprentices not only the first at Nottingham, …

Awards success recognise the university’s engagement with business

Four partnerships between the University of Nottingham and business have been recognised at a national awards ceremony. The Knowledge Transfer Partnership Awards, delivered by Innovate UK, showcase the exceptional ways universities and businesses have collaborated during a difficult year.  Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) are a government-funded programme designed to drive innovation and growth for businesses. The programme links a business with a university and a graduate to collaborate on a strategic project.   The …

Researchers are first in the world to watch plants ‘drink’ water in real-time

Scientists at the University of Nottingham have become the first in the world to find a way to observe how plant roots take in and circulate water at the cellular level, which could help to identify future drought- and flood-resistant crops. The inability to monitor water uptake inside roots – without damaging the specimen – …

Violence against Women and Girls is Everyone’s Responsibility

Blog by Professor Louise Mullany, University of Nottingham and Associate Professor Loretta Trickett, Nottingham Trent University, in reaction to the UK government publishing their ‘Tackling violence against women and girls’ strategy. “As authors of the Nottinghamshire Misogyny Hate Crime research evaluation we broadly welcome elements of the government’s newly announced Violence Against Women and Girls …

Nottingham academics speak out on Covid-19 anti-Asian hate crimes

Academics at the University of Nottingham have been highlighting the worrying increase in racist behaviour aimed at people from the Chinese, South and South East Asian community living in the UK, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Anti-Asian hate crimes have hit the headlines nationally, following reported recent incidences in towns and cities including …

Project Period brings inclusivity to BDI bathrooms

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Two researchers from the Biodiscovery Institute have gone the extra mile for their colleagues and launched Project Period to provide free sanitary products. Second year PhD student Kavita Raniga who is working on stem-cell derived cardiomyocytes and drug …

“Mouldability” of University of Nottingham degree apprenticeship supports Reach Separations’ workforce development

Reach Separations, a specialist in chromatography for the analysis and purification of small molecules, has highlighted the role that the University of Nottingham’s Laboratory Scientist (Chemistry) level 6 degree apprenticeshipis playing in shaping its future workforce. The company was founded in 2011 due to the need for quality separation science services in the UK, and …

University of Nottingham celebrates WHO World Hearing Day with brand new course

The University of Nottingham is delighted to launch its first ever CPD course on Managing Hyperacusis in Adults and Children. Hyperacusis is a hearing condition where patients experience a reduced tolerance or increased sensitivity to everyday sounds to the point where they become intense and overwhelming. The Hearing Sciences group at the University of Nottingham has a rich history of innovative and transformational research in this area. Its researchers …

“Elite skills development for everyone” offered through new University of Nottingham Electro-mechanical Engineering degree apprenticeship

A new Electro-mechanical Engineering Degree Apprenticeship launched by the University of Nottingham is set to transform the way firms attract recruits and upskill existing staff – and ultimately produce apprentices who can solve business-specific problems with both mechanical and electrical engineering expertise. The degree apprenticeship, starting in September 2021, develops technical skills in design, testing …

PhD student has testing time in fight against Covid

Today is International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which this year has the theme of women scientists at the forefront of the fight against Covid-19. Jamie Thompson is a PhD student at the Biodiscovery Institute and she recently interrupted her PhD to help set up and run the University of Nottingham’s Asymptomatic Covid …