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University of Nottingham doubles its number of apprentices in 2020

The University of Nottingham has doubled the number of apprentices joining its degree apprenticeship programmes during 2020. Despite the challenging environment in which many businesses are now operating, the programmes continue to prove a popular route to workforce development. As organisations invest in skills to navigate uncertain markets, using the apprenticeship levy to recruit and …

Show compassion for those who cannot wear face coverings

With the wearing of face masks being extended even further, Professor Ellen Townsend who leads the Self-Harm Research Group in the School of Psychology is calling for people to show compassion for those who aren’t wearing face coverings and consider the reasons why. Professor Townsend’s work focuses on children and adolescents from vulnerable backgrounds who …

#BiofilmAware campaign to highlight infection fighting research

Researchers at the University of Nottingham searching for new treatments for difficult to treat bacterial infections are supporting an awareness campaign being run by the National Biofilms Innovation Centre (NBIC). Biofilms are well known to a number of research and development disciplines, but not to the general public. What they are, how they are formed and how they …

New research demonstrates reforestation benefits

Actively restored tropical forests recover above ground biomass faster than areas left to regenerate naturally after being logged, according to new research. Researchers from the University of Nottingham’s School of Geography joined 13 institutions led by the Universities of Dundee and Aberdeen and ETH Zürich’s Department of Environmental Systems, to study an area of tropical …

Midlands hub to drive down C02 emissions in UK transport production

The University of Nottingham is leading a new project to help make UK travel carbon-neutral by 2050 and to eliminate C02 from every stage in both transport manufacturing and logistics supply chains. Through research and innovation, Trans-Mid aims to reduce logistics emissions by 40 per cent and boost regional chain jobs by 12 per cent. …

Large animals need awareness to bring tolerance

A survey of people living in Malaysia on their attitudes towards large animals like elephants and tigers has shown that more awareness and understanding is needed to reduce human-wildlife conflict. Researchers from the University of Nottingham Malaysia from the School of Environmental & Geographical Sciences and School of Psychology, undertook the survey to examine the …

Banishing boredom for children with scientific research

What affects children’s attention? Can watching television help them develop new words? Children and young people can help researchers find the answers to these questions and more by taking part in a range of fun and engaging free activities that reveal how their brains work. The University of Nottingham’s School of Psychology host the popular …

New study to review COVID’s impact on modern slavery survivors

Experts from the Rights Lab at the University of Nottingham are conducting an urgent review into how modern slavery survivors and victims are being impacted by COVID-19. The research, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council as part of UK Research and Innovation’s rapid response to COVID-19, will analyse how measures in place for …

Virtual reality to make Nottingham fundraising music event sing

The popular Oxjam fundraising event held every year in Beeston will be featuring the latest virtual reality technology to create an immersive digital experience where musicians seem to appear together on a garden stage. This year’s virtual event called ‘VOxjam’ takes place this Saturday and has been supported by experts from the University of Nottingham’s …

From natural pest control to cancer research – celebrating 100 years of the Sir Jesse Boot Chair of Organic Chemistry.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Sir Jesse Boot Chair of Organic Chemistry and during that time the post has helped the University become a leading innovator in the field of organic chemistry. Professor Neil Thomas takes a look at the history and achievements of the Chair and what the future may hold: …