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World Soil Day – Nottingham puts soil science on world stage

It’s World Soil Day today, the annual awareness day run by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation. The event aims to raise awareness of the importance of soil quality for human well-being, food security and ecosystems. Here’s just a flavour of the soil science and facilities that support the University of Nottingham’s internationally recognised research …

Technician on the run – building props for the Royal Institution Christmas lectures

He’s up to his eyes in papier mache, fabric cutting and foam boards – but he’s not giving much else away! What he is doing is under wraps until the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures are televised on the Tuesday 11, Thursday 13 and Saturday 15 December.   Tom Clayton, a technician in the School of Chemistry, normally trains researchers in state-of-the-art …

Indonesian Audit Board and Ministry hails UK-Indonesia academic partnership

The University welcomed a delegation from the Indonesian Audit Board and the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (RISTEKDIKTI) earlier this month. The visit, led by Mr Achsanul Qosasi, Auditor General of the Audit Board in Indonesia and accompanied by Mr Agus Susilohadi, Deputy Director of Planning and Budgeting for Directorate General of Resources, …

Astrophysics to Westminster to influence evidence based decision making

Attending and speaking at the All-Party Parliamentary group on Data Analytics has been one of the highlights, so far, of Christopher Conselice’s week in Westminster. He was the only academic to attend the meeting and after making his own contribution he’s convinced more scientists and academics can make a real contribution to future policy. In …

First degree apprentices learn ‘on the job’ at University of Nottingham

The first ever intake of degree apprentices to study at the University of Nottingham alongside their day jobs in the National Health Service have started their studies. The University has partnered with Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and the Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to deliver the 30-month programme. Eight registered health professionals are working …

“And a pint and half of Mansfield, please” ….

…. the phrase of the day at the Vat and Fiddle in Nottingham to launch the new ‘Sir Peter Mansfield’ beer – Castle Rock’s autumn season Nottinghamian Celebration Ale.  The beer, to honour the Nobel laureate, physicist and Nottingham-based MRI pioneer, Sir Peter Mansfield, is a traditional Nottingham-style five malt bitter.  The unique recipe was created …

Researchers help BBC Trust Me test the natural high from ‘feel good’ activities

Can activities like singing, dancing and cycling in a group give us the same natural high that some people feel after a good long run? That’s the question our researchers at the University’s Division of Medical Sciences and Graduate Entry Medicine over at the Royal Derby Hospital have been tackling with TV doctor Michael Mosley …

University of Nottingham delivers development programme for CRRC

The University of Nottingham has played host to the seventh cohort of the CRRC International Talent Development Programme. CRRC is the world’s largest manufacturer of rolling stock including high-speed trains, tram systems, commuter services and locomotives.  They work with the University of Nottingham who design and deliver this programme for high-potential employees from across their …

Outreach programme leaps into action to broaden young people’s horizons

Hundreds of school children across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire have had a taste of University life as part of a national week of action to encourage more young people into Higher Education (HE). Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Collaborative Outreach Programme (DANCOP) held a series of events such as film screenings, visits to the University of Oxford, and …

Providing professional development to Lund University staff

The University of Nottingham welcomed 14 staff members from Lund University in Sweden for a one-week bespoke professional development programme. The programme, designed by the Continued Professional Development (CPD) Services team along with the Centre for English Language Education and the Office of Global Engagement, helped staff from Lund University to understand common challenges to …