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Significant investment in our world-changing research

Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, introduces the new Beacons of Excellence – leading research areas that will have a far-reaching impact on some of today’s global challenges. In my previous blog post, I wrote about our vision for the future of research here at the University. This vision is exciting, …

Sound studies: an Impact Fellowship at the Science Museum

Dr James Mansell, Assistant Professor in Cultural Studies, is interested in how sound and other sensory experiences connect us socially. Here he writes about his experience of a fellowship at the Science Museum and the unveiling of a sound installation at the British Library. During my research leave in 2016 I was awarded a Research …

When digestive disease meets art – exploring your inner self

Written by Dr Giles Major, Clinical Assistant Professor in Gastroenterology, Nottingham Digestive Diseases Centre. How are your bowels? It’s a simple enough question but in clinical research life is never that straightforward. In the Nottingham Digestive Diseases Centre we need to quantify ‘bowel function’ so that we can measure differences between health and disease. This …

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Developing the world’s first blood test for early detection of breast cancer

Q&A with John Robertson, Professor of Surgery in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, and Director of the Centre of Excellence for Autoimmunity in Cancer, leads the team looking to develop the world’s first blood test for the early detection of breast cancer. He is riding 1,400 miles with Life Cycle 6 to help raise …

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EU referendum and research – video message from Professor Dame Jessica Corner

In this video message, Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, discusses the University’s response to the EU referendum result in relation to research. Dame Jessica has also recorded messages discussing the impact of the EU Referendum on staff and students. For more information, visit the University’s EU Referendum information and guidance website. If …

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Social media, what is it good for (when used as part of your work)?

Dr Ansgar Koene, Senior Research Fellow in the Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute, discusses a study into use of social media in academia. The POET (Public Outreach Engagement Tool) project by the CaSMa and CREATe groups at Horizon Digital Economy Research is developing a tool that can be used by researchers to visualise their social …

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#TechniciansMakeItHappen at The University of Nottingham

Guest post from Kelly Vere, Technical Skills and Development Manager at The University of Nottingham. The University of Nottingham is proud to be an official supporter of “Technicians Make It Happen”– a multi-channel campaign led by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation that is raising awareness of technician roles. Here at The University of Nottingham there are over …

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Nottingham: a history of Britain’s global university

Professor John Beckett, Professor in our Department of History, writes about his recently published book – Nottingham: a history of Britain’s global university. The University of Nottingham opened its doors for the first time in 1881, but in those days it was little more than a technical college with purpose-built premises in the centre of …

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EU Referendum and research

Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, writes a message for research staff and students. We know you may be anxious about the implications of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union (EU). I’m writing to reassure you that we value your contribution to The University of Nottingham. I’d also like …

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