Nominate a researcher for a Tri-Campus Award

The Tri-Campus Awards, which recognise the achievements of postgraduate researchers, is this year also celebrating the contribution of our outstanding  postdoctoral researchers, research staff and research supervisors across all faculties. Winners will be invited to join the Researcher Academy at the online Tri-Campus Award Ceremony in May. The closing date for nominations is  11 April. …

REF2021: heartfelt thanks and congratulations to all involved

Professor Dame Jessica Corner’s praise for REF team Our REF2021 submission is complete, and was in fact was submitted to Research England a week ahead of today’s deadline. My heartfelt thanks and congratulations to every one of the hundreds of colleagues involved. The Research Excellence Framework is a key indicator of the quality of our …

The best job at our university

REF Impact Manager Chris Mellor reflects on preparing 135 impact case studies for submission to REF2021 I tell everyone I have the most interesting job at the university – I get to hear about all the amazing research that is having an impact on society in so many different ways. I took on the new …

Help shape our vision for research

Update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner Our Vice-Chancellor Professor Shearer West this week launched a university-wide consultation on our new research strategy. We are asking all staff across our campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia to help shape our vision for the future of research at the University of Nottingham. Professor West said: “Research is integral to everything we do as a university. …

Vice-Chancellor: help shape our vision for research  

All staff invited to join consultation on new research strategy    Vice-Chancellor Professor Shearer West is asking all staff across our campuses in the UK, China, and Malaysia to help shape our vision for the future of research at the University of Nottingham.   We are renewing our research strategy and your contribution to this university-wide consultation is invaluable.    Professor  West said: “Research is integral to everything we do as a university. Our …

World Water Day: valuing this priceless global resource

The University of Nottingham’s iconic Trent Building will be lit up in blue on the evening of 22 March – to mark World Water Day. This highlights our commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The theme of World Water Day 2021 is Valuing Water: ‘Water means different things to different people in different settings. By …

Technicians win sustainability award for reducing the impact of our labs on the environment

University technicians have been recognised by a waste industry leader for playing a key role in improving sustainability and reducing the impact of our labs on the environment. Enva, the University’s waste contractor, has awarded the Technical Sustainability Working Group (TSWG) a Love Recycling Award for its commitment to environmental improvements and sustainable waste management. …

Gradual but significant steps towards national recovery

Update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner England now has roadmap for the gradual easing of coronavirus restrictions. As the days grow longer and spring is on its way, we can also look forward to the prospect of more colleagues returning to campus and seeing more of friends and loved ones. For now, and for the …

Joining Horizon Europe: exciting opportunities for our research

Update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner Amid the current gloom, some very good news – the UK can look forward to associating with Horizon Europe, the EU’s new €95.5bn framework programme for funding research and innovation. It has emerged from the Brexit deal that UK organisations will be able to fully take part in Horizon …