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Impact of Covid-19 has created stark discrepancies in students’ experiences of taking A Levels, says new study

A study involving a University of Nottingham researcher has indicated some stark discrepancies in students’ experiences of taking A Levels this year. Dr Martin Myers in the University’s School of Education, working in collaboration with Professor Kalwant Bhopal at the University of Birmingham, conducted more than 500 survey questionnaires (to date) over a four-month period, …

Student life on campus during Covid-19 outbreak in China

During Chinese New Year, the majority of UNNC students and staff were at home or on vacation with family and friends when the Covid-19 pandemic emerged. At UNNC, a number of staff and students spent the winter break on campus, and many faced great inconvenience due to municipal regulations brought in to help control the …

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 …

Live from the BBC – politics student Megan goes behind the scenes for election night

Final-year Politics and International Relations student Megan Collins took part in the BBC election night special and was one of several voters interviewed by BBC Presenter Sophie Raworth on the giant electoral map that was laid outside BBC Television studios.  Megan was selected for the event by Stephen Vaccarini, Faculty Placements Manager, and Professor Katherine …

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 …

Viking treasure unearthed in Ukraine by Nottingham archaeologists

Second year PhD student William Pidzamecky from the university’s Centre for the Study of the Viking Age has good reason to be fascinated in his area of research. He’s a Canadian PhD student whose ancestors hail from Ukraine in Eastern Europe and he’s on a mission to explore the country’s largely unexplored Viking heritage. It’s …

Super biomaterials to fight super bugs and faster, cleaner, safer chemicals

University research into super biomaterials to fight super bugs and faster, cleaner, safer chemicals is attracting the attention of hundreds of school children this week at the Royal Society Summer Exhibition.  The University of Nottingham has not one, but two stands at this year’s show and both have been a big hit with the crowds. …

Chief Nursing Officer visits student nurses’ leadership summit in Nottingham

The Chief Nursing Officer for England, Ruth May, has spoken of the importance of teaching leadership skills to student nurses and midwives, at a special European conference hosted by the University of Nottingham. The EU funded European Junior Leadership Academy for Student Nurses and Midwives works to identify students with an aptitude for leadership and …

Bertie the cat: An update

Many you have been interested in the whereabouts of Bertie, the cat who frequented Hallward Library for cuddles and treats from staff and students.    Last month a Beeston family saved Bertie’s life, getting him the urgent medical attention he needed and offering him a permanent home and we are very grateful to them.   Sadly we’ve learnt that Bertie was not adjusting well to his new home and …

Dr Stewart Adams OBE – Nottingham’s ‘best alumnus’ – passes away aged 95

Dr Stewart Adams, the legendary Nottingham pharmacologist who co-created the painkiller ibuprofen, has sadly passed away aged 95. Today ibuprofen is the most commonly-used drug in the management of pain and inflammation worldwide. Dr Adams left school at 16 and trained at a small branch of Boots the Chemist in Cambridgeshire. The company awarded him …