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PM launches review into post-18 education and funding

Political and Public Affairs Unit Briefing Background This afternoon (Monday February 19) at Derby College, the Prime Minister formally launched the long-awaited ‘major review’ into post-18 funding and education. First announced in the Conservative Party Manifesto ahead of the General Election in May last year, disagreements over the scale and scope of the review are …

Nottingham academic – finalist in the Economic and Social Research Council Impact prize 2017

Dr John Gathergood, Associate Professor in the School of Economics since August 2013, was a finalist for Outstanding Impact in Public Policy in the ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize 2017. The Impact Prize recognises and rewards the outstanding successes of ESRC-funded researchers on an annual basis. Dr Gathergood, who has been an Academic Advisor for the Financial Conduct …

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 ‘Event of the Year’ award in recognition of the day-long celebration of all things Nottingham. Nottingham in Parliament Day – …

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EU students vital to regional economies and jobs, according to Universities UK study

A Universities UK analysis, based on 2011–12 student number figures, indicates that EU students at UK universities generate £3.7bn for the UK economy and support over 34,000 jobs in all corners of the country. The new analysis looks at the impact of EU students across all regions and nations of the UK. Currently, there are around 125,000 …

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Pathways to Impact: giving evidence to a Government Select Committee

With a wealth of world-class research being carried out across The University of Nottingham, turning your academic research into a change in public policy can create a huge impact. But in a crowded market it can be a challenge to get your expertise noticed. So when you get an email one Thursday in January, asking …

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