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D-Day: The King Who Fooled Hitler 

Dr Rory Cormac from the School of Politics at the University of Nottingham, along with Professor Richard Aldrich from Warwick University, have graced our television screens once again this weekend as their research was the subject of a prime time  Channel 4 documentary. Here, Dr Cormac talks us through his latest television venture… If historical …

Leading the way in flood resilience

Research into flood resilience in Newcastle is making waves already according to findings presented at a conference in the city. Following the signing of the Newcastle Blue-Green Declaration in February 2016, the Urban Flood Resilience Consortium, led by the University of Nottingham, met last week to present key findings from two research projects (Blue-Green Cities …

Modern slavery abolitionist wins Inspirational Women Award

Professor Zoe Trodd, Director of the University of Nottingham’s Rights Lab, has won a Notts Inspirational Women Award. Zoe was nominated by colleagues at the University for her outstanding leadership of the Rights Lab and the transformative impact of her work to eradicate modern slavery. Professor Trodd received her award at a ceremony at Nottingham …

British Science Association Media Fellowships 2019 – applications for UoN placement open 11 March

For the fifth year running the University of Nottingham is funding a place on the British Science Association’s (BSA) Media Fellow Scheme. All the details are here. What the experts say “The beauty of this scheme is that it is not trying to ‘turn’ scientists into journalists.  But instead it is trying and succeeding in …

The Rights Lab welcomes a royal visitor

Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie of York has visited experts in modern slavery at the University of Nottingham’s Rights Lab. The Princess spent several hours with the team in the Rights Lab hearing about the work they are doing to help end modern slavery. HRH Princess Eugenie said: “It was fantastic to meet the incredible …

Nottingham’s Life Sciences and Medicine continue to lead the way as among the best subjects in the world

Five Nottingham subjects have been ranked as in the top 50 in the world according to a new league table. This year’s ‘QS World University Rankings by Subject’ shows four of the subjects to also feature in the top 10 when compared to other UK universities. Nottingham’s highest ranking subjects have consistently featured in the …

Nottingham receives funding to tackle real-world problems

The Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Nottingham has received £1.3 million from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to fund leading research to tackle real world problems. The funding will enable a four-year programme of activities that will support collaborative projects between academics and a range of charities, social enterprises and …

My business my way

A ‘game changing’ toolkit to support female entrepreneurs in building their businesses has been launched. MyBusinessMyWay took place at the University of Nottingham’s Jubilee Campus on Thursday 17 January, open to women and men at all levels of business. It saw the launch of a toolkit, built on research by Dr Isobel O’Neil, of the University’s …

Nottingham researchers to tackle global challenges with new ‘Living Deltas’ hub

Experts from the School of Geography at the University of Nottingham will be part of a team of scientists who will be working with a new international research hub looking at tropical river deltas, thanks to funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). Professor Suzanne McGowan and Dr Virginia Panizzo, from the School of Geography, …

Research will investigate how types of management affect productivity in UK businesses

Professor Paul Mizen from the School of Economics has been awarded £1.1million from the ESRC to look into the quality of management practices across UK businesses. Professor Mizen is a co-researcher on the project along with Rebecca Riley from the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR). The aim of the research is improve …