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New Commission launched to tackle challenges of adult education

Leading universities, including the University of Nottingham, and adult education charities have joined forces to create a new commission to tackle the challenges faced in educating people throughout their lives in England. In 1919, the Ministry of Reconstruction’s adult education committee published a Report on Adult Education, arguing that a population educated throughout life was …

Nottingham expert appointed as Chair of Joint Mathematical Council

Professor Andrew Noyes from the School of Education at the University of Nottingham has become the 18th Chair of the Joint Mathematical Council (JMC) of the UK. Professor Noyes follows in the footsteps of many distinguished mathematicians and mathematics   educators to chair the national committee. The JMC is a council of 22 participating and 12 …

International award for educational technology project

A University of Nottingham project which has developed digital learning tools to help educate healthcare students, professionals and the public has picked up an international award in the ‘Oscars’ of the educational technology world. The Health E-Learning and Media (HELM) team is based in the School of Health Sciences and aims to provide expertise and …

Social Sciences fly high in global rankings

The Schools of Law and Education at the University of Nottingham have been named in the top 70 university courses in the world, according to the Times Higher Education (THE) Subject Rankings 2018. The University of Nottingham was ranked 40th for Law and 69th for Education in the prestigious listings, which list the top 1,000 …

Robot in the classroom?

With a new generation of digital natives in the classroom, IT in schools is now as commonplace as textbooks and PE kits. But could there be a more radical use for computer technology that could assist in teaching children with profound and multiple disabilities? Researchers at Nottingham have been investigating the use of a humanoid …

IntoUniversity – A student’s experience of volunteering

The University of Nottingham launched its second IntoUniversity centre in St Ann’s on Monday 22nd April, helping some of the less-advantaged young people in the area to reach university. University of Nottingham student and committed IntoUniversity volunteer Kate Harper shares her experience… Hi, I’m Kate, a third year University of Nottingham student and IntoUniversity volunteer. …

Get on your bike for a good cause

For many the weekend signifies freedom; the opportunity to do what you want when you want. The promise of a well-deserved lie-in, your favourite TV talent show and a Sunday roast is reward for the early starts and late finishes that have made up your working week. But despite the promise of what these two …