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Nottingham and UN join forces in the fight against world hunger and poverty

Healthier diets and sustainable consumption are two of the key objectives set out by the University of Nottingham as it joined forces with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations in the fight against world hunger and poverty. The two organisations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the aim of …

Nottingham Law researcher shortlisted for prestigious impact award

University of Nottingham researcher, Dr Chloe Holloway has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Celebrating Impact Prize. Dr Holloway’s work during her PhD study, Improving the Support of Autistic Individuals Detained in Police Custody, has been recognised for the Outstanding Early Career Impact Prize category. The findings of …

Professor Claire Anderson elected to new chair role

Congratulations to Professor Claire Anderson on being elected Chair of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s (RPS) English Pharmacy Board (EPB). Claire was voted into the role at a meeting last week, she said “I’m very humbled and privileged to be taking this position. All pharmacists are working under pressure with fewer resources as the NHS goes …

#INWED19: Sarah Davidson

To mark International Women in Engineering Day on Sunday 23 June, we spoke to some of the inspirational women here at the University of Nottingham’s Faculty of Engineering. Introducing… Sarah Davidson Associate Professor  Department of Architecture and Built Environment  What inspired you into your career in engineering?  I really wanted to work in the construction …

#INWED19: Longtong Dafyak

To mark International Women in Engineering Day on Sunday 23 June, we spoke to some of the inspirational women here at the University of Nottingham’s Faculty of Engineering. Introducing… Longtong Dafyak PhD Student  Fluids and thermal Engineering research group    What inspired you into your career in engineering?  My dad was my first inspiration. He …

Nottingham Professor is second ever UK representative on US Space advisory committee

Professor Terry Moore, of the University of Nottingham’s Faculty of Engineering, has been appointed to the US Government’s National Space-based Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) Advisory Board.   The PNT Advisory Board is made up of a panel of satellite navigation experts who provide insights and recommendations to the U.S. government on Global Positioning System (GPS)-related policy; planning; program management; and funding profiles …

University News Review — April and May 2019

The University’s Press Office saw many top stories hit the headlines in early summer…     Our Dementia Choir with Vicky McClure In this moving BBC1 two-part documentary, Bafta-winning actor Vicky McClure takes a deeply personal journey to discover the true extent of music’s power in the fight against dementia. Vicky begins with a search …

Chinese New Year celebrations raise more than £3,000 for the Nottingham Breast Cancer Research Centre

A programme of Chinese New Year celebrations has raised more than £3,000 for the Nottingham Breast Cancer Research Centre. The Year of the Pig was celebrated with activities delivered by the Nottingham Confucius Institute and Lakeside Arts.   Nottingham Confucius Institute teachers and student volunteers ran community arts and crafts activities at the Angear Visitor Centre. And …

Penguins and poorly rabbits win the day at charity bake off

Students and staff from the University of Nottingham swapped their lab coats for aprons and rose to the annual charity bake off challenge this week, producing a variety of unusual and creative cakes with an animal theme. The popular competition is in it’s 7thyear and is organised by students based on Sutton Bonington campus. It …

Professor Yuri Oganessian celebrates year of periodic table with Nottingham visit

Professor Yuri Oganessian, esteemed nuclear physicist and the only living person to have an element named after him gave the Sir Jesse Boot Foundation lecture to a packed audience to help celebrate the 150th year of the Periodic Table. As well as giving the lecture which covered some of Yuri’s world-leading research into superheavy chemical …