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Major international award for Health Psychology alumna

As a mother-of-two and with a full-time job, Anitha Menon was not convinced that a PhD from an internationally-recognized institution was a dream she could achieve. However, the flexibility of the UK education system allowed her the chance to work at her own pace, with constant academic support and to successfully complete her doctoral degree …

Distinguished scientists elected as Fellows and Foreign Members of the Royal Society

A University of Nottingham alumnus and an honorary Professor have been elected to the Royal Society. Professors Sebsebe Demissew and Robin Grimes are among 60 eminent academics recognised, as fellows or foreign members, for their contribution to science. They join names such as Elon Musk and Jim Al-Khalili, as well as long-standing fellows such as …

PVC for Science turns dragon for a day – and Nottingham graduate gets Dragon approval

Professor Kevin Shakesheff found himself in the shoes of entrepreneur Peter Jones when he took his seat on a Dragons Den style panel in Nottingham last week. He joined four other ‘Dragons’ holding a purse of £3000 for each of the winners. The event, organised by Nottinghamshire Community Foundation, attracted 15 entries and 8 were …

Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre primed for project launch

The Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre (nmRC) is launching an innovative new scheme called NanoPrime this week which will provide funding to researchers from industry and academia to access state-of-the-art instrumentation and expertise. The scheme, funded by the EPSRC, will be officially announced on Friday 20th April at an event attended by world-leading experts in …

University shortlisted for national awards

The University of Nottingham has been shortlisted for three awards that celebrate excellent practice in higher education. As well as being confirmed as a contender for a Guardian University Award, the University has been shortlisted for two Times Higher Education Leadership & Management Awards (THELMAs). The awards celebrate excellence in university innovation, and leadership, management …

Celebrating our women – picture round up

Celebrations took place across the University on March 8th in honour of International Women’s Day. In the UK and at campuses in China and Malaysia women took centre stage under the theme #PressforProgress. The University worked in partnership with Nottingham Trent University to host an inspirational conference celebrating the achievements of women. This was alongside a …

10 years of working together: Santander Universities and University of Nottingham

A partnership with Santander Universities to support students, research and businesses is celebrating a decade of success. The University of Nottingham joined the partnership programme in 2008 and since then it has received support via scholarships, internships and new ventures. Ten years on they celebrated the partnership with a special event held at the Ingenuity …

Master-brewer is honoured by the University of Nottingham in winter 2017 graduation

A former professor of the University of Nottingham, who pioneered world class research into brewing science, has received an honorary degree during this year’s winter graduation ceremonies. She was awarded the Degree of Doctor of Laws in a ceremony on Wednesday 13 December. Professor Katherine Smart, who was a previous holder of a SABMiller professorship …

Howzat! Nottingham alumna commentates on the Ashes

Until 1976 women were not allowed to step on the outfield at Lord’s, never mind play cricket on it or commentate from it. Fast forward more than 40 years and we see England’s women victoriously raising the Cricket World Cup, with Britain’s first female cricket commentator, Alison Mitchell (Geography, 2001) relaying the news to millions …

University alumnus goes into the blue…

The mesmerising displays of the alienesque cuttlefish, the remarkable sex-changing transformation of the kobudai, the incredible tool-wielding tuskfish – the BBC’s awe-inspiring Blue Planet II has thrilled audiences with its jaw-dropping exploration of life beneath the waves. One of the talented team behind the series’ stunning visuals is Emmy Award-winning cinematographer and University of Nottingham Alumnus Roger …