Our message of hope at COP26: research can truly change the world

COP26, the United Nations Climate Conference, opens in Glasgow on 1 November, and I will be proud to lead a small delegation from our university at this incredibly important event. We will carry a message of hope. We face the greatest challenge of our time yet a common purpose and shared determination to deliver innovative, …

Next steps in research strategy consultation, and tackling climate change

Update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner Research strategy consultation We continue to make good progress towards developing the university’s new research strategy. We are reviewing your inputs into the green paper consultation and conversations at a series of faculty-led town halls (responses from 1,600 colleagues and around 500 attendees). Your insights are helping to identify …

Trio of success for healthcare technologies networks

The university has been awarded three new Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) healthcare technologies NetworkPlus grants. The scheme supports interdisciplinary research networks working to deliver the science needed to transform healthcare. Steve Morgan, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and co-director of the university’s Centre for Healthcare Technologies, is delighted that Nottingham was awarded three of the …

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. …

Care homes trial offers hope

Update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner In a troubling week for the UK in its fight against the pandemic, it is heartening that a University of Nottingham-led national study offers hope of reducing the impact of coronavirus in care homes. Professor Philip Bath and Professor Adam Gordon from the School of Medicine are leading a …

Ready to engage with Horizon Europe

Good news emerging from the Brexit trade and cooperation deal is that the UK can look forward to associating with Horizon Europe, the EU’s new €95.5bn framework programme for funding research and innovation. While there remains a formal process to finalise association over the coming months, UK organisations will be able to fully take part …

The power of knowledge exchange

Update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner A key pillar of the University’s strategy is knowledge exchange. The importance of shared expertise is even more apparent in these challenging times: our researchers are informing a better understanding of the pandemic’s impact on so many aspects of our lives, while working with our partners to translate our discoveries will help drive economic recovery …

Calm analysis and rational planning: how I completed PhD fieldwork during Covid

Ayesha Iqbal, a PhD student in the School of Pharmacy, shares her experience of a recent field trip to Pakistan Travel during the Covid-19 pandemic seems like a luxury many people could not afford. Being a second year PhD student, I also spent my fair share of time wondering how and when I will get …

Update for our community of postgraduate research students

I would like to share an update bringing together a number of recent communications of interest to our community of postgraduate research students (PGRs). While Covid-19 and national restrictions are having an impact on all our lives and across our whole University community, it is important to recognise that the pandemic has been a particularly …