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Making Economic and Social Rights Real

People’s rights to basic amenities such as housing, education, health, social security and food are things that most of us take for granted, but for some, the rights are still a distant pipe dream. Here in the UK, this is being made ever-clearer by the current controversy around the roll-out of Universal Credit, the homelessness …

Nottingham academic among most influential HE social media stars

University of Nottingham physiotherapy expert Dr Roger Kerry has been named as one of the most social media-savvy academics in the UK. Dr Kerry, of the School of Health Sciences, who regularly highlights the successes of students and colleagues and actively leads debate around physiotherapy and philosophy via his Twitter account, appears among the top …

A musical eulogy to Jeremy the lefty snail

As the global media respond to the sad news that the University of Nottingham’s left-spiralling snail Jeremy, has died, an American fan of the story has released a musical eulogy to console Jeremy’s scientist Dr Angus Davison. Lydia Hiller was inspired to record her original tribute ‘The Tragical ballad of Jeremy the Left Twisting Snail’ …

John Bercow: Parliament in an Anti-Politics Age and a cat called Order…

MPs should promise less and deliver better if they want to win the public’s trust according to Speaker of the House of Commons. Speaking at The University of Nottingham the Rt. Hon. John Bercow outlined his work in reforming the archaic institution, making it more accessible and engaging for voters. In the lecture Parliament in …

‘One Day Without Us’ celebrates the contribution of migrants to the UK

One Day Without Us is a national day of action in solidarity with migrants from around the world who are living, working and studying in the UK. Our Students’ Union President, Ismail Sadurdeen, explains how University of Nottingham students are marking the day. International students make up about one third of the student population of …

British Embassy in Russia support for the Periodic Table of Videos

The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) officially adopted the names of the four new chemical elements this year – big news for the award winning Periodic Table of Videos. And this week they decided to release all four new videos at once! Nihonium, Moscovium, Tennessine and Oganesson. The names of two of them are directly …

Puppy power helps students relax during exam period

When I walked into work and was given the option of sitting at my desk or going to spend some time with some guide dog puppies, I’ve got to say  – the decision was pretty easy. Particularly as I’m a dog lover. Seems I wasn’t the only one who like the idea. As I walked to …

What do you Frink? Jeremy Corbyn drops in to see The University of Nottingham’s latest exhibition

The leader of the opposition party, the Rt. Hon. Jeremy Corbyn MP, has visited The University of Nottingham. Mr Corbyn came to Nottingham University’s Business School this evening (Thursday 11 February 2016) to deliver a talk to Nottingham students and invited Labour supporters. Prior to the talk, he made time to see the Elisabeth Frink …

Vet School teacher is ‘Top social media influencer’

Associate Professor Liz Mossop from the Vet School has been named as a ‘top social media influencer’ by the social technology body JISC. Liz has already won two Dearing Awards for her outstanding teaching here and has been pioneering the use of social media in her role leading undergraduate teaching and assessment, to great effect. …

Please support the University’s #MeantToBe campaign

As many of you will be aware, the University is placing a strong focus on student recruitment over the coming year. To kick start this, the External Relations team has recently launched a campaign based around the hashtag #MeantToBe, which will be running prior to, during and after A level Results Day.  Its aim is …