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Experts forecast “catastrophic economic impact” ahead if Government policy fails to support women’s enterprise

An academic at the University of Nottingham is among leading UK voices in women’s enterprise who have come together in a new report to say that current Government policy has failed to recognise the additional challenges faced by millions of women-led businesses. As the Government and local authorities across the country launch campaigns to ‘Build Back Better’ …

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, …

Nottingham and Canadian researchers lead new vaping study for teenagers, by teenagers

Researchers from Western University, Canada and the University of Nottingham, UK, are leading a new $100,000 study into teenage vaping in Canada, where high schoolers will be appointed as co-researchers to the project. The study will take a revolutionary ‘by-youth-for-youth’ approach to understanding teenagers’ motivations for, and experiences with vaping, by involving teens in the …

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 …

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 …

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 …