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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 …

Nottingham prof leads initiative to help tackle homelessness

This winter, the Covid-19 pandemic will leave even more people homeless and in desperate need of support. University academic Dr Paul Scotting, in the School of Life Sciences, talks about his role in helping to launch Street Support Nottingham, an exciting new initiative connecting people and organisations locally to tackle homelessness, and how volunteering has …

Double whammy for Stand-Up Comedy – inequality and the pandemic

University of Nottingham academics will try their hand at anything it seems… even stand-up comedy, surely a more terrifying circuit than the lecture halls on campus? In this blog, Dr Claire Sedgwick, from the Department of Cultural, Media and Visual Studies relates her own experiences of stand-up and how it prompted her to carry out research …

Fighting the war? Remembering twentieth century conflicts and responding to Covid-19

In the run up to VE Day @75 on Friday 8th May 2020, Dr Ross Wilson shares his thoughts on the references to war in contemporary reporting of the Covid-19 pandemic and how wartime experience could guide, inform and warn us. His free online talk about the trenches of WW1 takes place live at 5pm on …

How UNNC made online education happen with digital innovation

With the world stepping up its efforts to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic, staff at our University of Nottingham Ningbo China knew they needed to act quickly to reduce the impact on our students as the situation became increasingly serious. Within a month, they moved entirely to teaching online – here are some of the …

Three Nottingham experts announced as Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences

Three scientists from the University of Nottingham have been conferred the award of Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. Professor Tom Rodden, in the Faculty of Science, and Professor Sarah Hall and Professor David Fraser, in the Faculty of Social Sciences, are among 51 leading UK social scientists who have been awarded. They have …

University academic wins prestigious BSI standards award

Dr Cher Li, from Nottingham University Business School, has been recognised by the British Standards Institution (BSI) for her outstanding contribution in teaching standards-related topics and for her research in this area. The judges praised Dr Li “for incorporating standards into the curricula for the economics of innovation on undergraduate and Executive MBA courses, and …

Countdown to Christmas gets scientific!

The countdown to Christmas is underway and the Sustainable Process Technologies (SPT) Research Group are giving a daily dose of science with their fun and festive Labvent calendar. Each day on twitter @UoNSPT #Labvent2019 and in the windows of L4 on University Park the Labvent calendar will feature a different area of research from the …

Journey through the Malaysian rainforest with award-winning photojournalist

The social media accounts of MEME – Management and Ecology of Malaysian Elephants – have been taken over for the culmination of a special project which will take us on a fascinating journey through Malaysia’s rainforest. Ghaneshwaran Balachandran is an award-winning photojournalist and visual artist who documents natural history, conservation and environmental subjects. His aim …

Prorogation of the British Parliament: A constitutional coup?

Writing today in the Greek Daily TA NEA, Dr Aris Georgopoulos, Assistant Professor in European and Public Law at the School of Law,  shares his thoughts on the prorogation of the British Parliament… The decision of the British Prime Minister to ask the Queen to prorogue Parliament immediately attracted accusations of a constitutional coup, violation of …