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VE Day 75 years on: a European perspective

This guest blog was written by Professor Elizabeth Harvey, in the Department of History, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day. What are we celebrating when we celebrate VE Day?  And who is ‘we’?  For a long time time now, a cliched narrative has taken hold in Britain that plays up Britain’s contribution to …

Remote Workers Must Have Purpose: An Interview with Dr Todd Landman

This interview originally appeared on Soldo. An interview with Dr Todd Landman, Professor of Political Science at The University of Nottingham. Dr Todd Landman is Professor of Political Science and Pro-Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for the Faculty of Social Sciences at The University of Nottingham. He is also Executive Director of the Rights Lab, a University …

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 …

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 …

Egg-cellent idea for remote Easter fun!

People across the University are finding creative ways to keep in touch with colleagues remotely and maintain some social interaction during these difficult times. With Easter fast approaching the Sustainable Processing Technologies group have set up an online Easter Egg hunt for people to take part in. Eggs have been hidden (with all necessary precautions …

Helping and homeschooling children in the time of the Coronavirus pandemic

With the unprecedented nationwide closure of schools in response to the current Coronavirus crisis, hundreds of thousands of children will be forced to learn from home. Professor Nicola Pitchford and Anthea Gulliford from the University of Nottingham’s School of Psychology highlight some of the things to bear in mind when helping children at home in …

World Water Day 2020

This year’s United Nations (UN) World Water Day comes as the world is facing unprecedented times during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Before the outbreak, this year’s focus was on water and climate change and how the two are inextricably linked. “Adapting to the water effects of climate change will protect health and save lives. Using …

Two new books mark World Poetry Day

University of Nottingham Malaysia (UNM) academics Professor Malachi Edwin Vethamani and Dr Shivani Sivagurunathan announced their compilation books of poetry in conjunction with World Poetry Day on 21 March. The books titled Insights: Malaysian Poems and Creating Devotional Poetry will be launched this year. Both Professor Vethamani and Dr Shivani are poets and academics at …

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 …

Boost for behavioural science research with Chan Zuckerberg grant

Researchers at the University of Nottingham have been awarded a prestigious grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) to further develop a software package designed to make access to experiments in behavioural science easier. PsychoPy is an open-source software package developed at the University of Nottingham to facilitate reaction-time experiments in behavioural sciences. The free …