// Latest Posts

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 …

Nottingham law experts appointed to Lord Chancellor’s panel for the Independent Review of Criminal Legal Aid

The Lord Chancellor, Robert Buckland QC, has appointed Professor Sue Arrowsmith QC (Hon) and Dr Vicky Kemp, both of the University’s School of Law, to the Expert and Advisory Panel for the Independent Review of Criminal Legal Aid. The Panel has been set up to assist the Chair, Sir Christopher Bellamy QC, by advising on …

Why this Christmas could be a gift for advertisers

How being forced apart by Covid-19 has brought us all closer together Imagine this problem for a moment: you have a brand that you would like to market universally, or a shop that sells many thousands of products across a wide demographic of people. With such a broad market, just who do you target with …

Why its important to ventilate indoors this Christmas to reduce the spread of Covid-19

Dr Ben Jones is Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture and Built Environment. He recently contributed to a SAGE Environmental and Modelling Group report on the role of ventilation in controlling SARS-CoV-2 transmission. The research found that being in a room ventilated with fresh air can reduce the risk of infection from coronavirus particles …

Trio of aspiring Nottingham architects triumph in national Home of 2030 design competition

Three of our most talented fledgling architects were recently shortlisted for a Government-backed competition to design new ‘homes fit for the future’ for their socially-minded concepts that tackle loneliness and food insecurity. The Home of 2030 contest asked students from across the UK for affordable, high-quality, low-carbon and age-friendly housing concepts in its Young Persons’ …