New virtual town halls and underlining our commitment to research

Update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner As parts of our region prepare to enter tougher Tier 3 restrictions against the pandemic, which are expected to come into force next week, our absolute priority remains your safety and wellbeing. Our Estates, Health and Safety and operations teams are continually monitoring the situation and the measures we …

Back in the field: greetings from the Arctic

Laura Turner, a second year PhD student in the School of Geography, recounts a ‘priceless experience’ – carrying out fieldwork in Greenland to study the effects of climate change Climate change is altering many aspects of life in the Arctic, including increased growth of shrubs and changes to the timing of plant flowering and die-off. …

I’m so proud to be part of the outstanding technical team leading us back to campus 

Technical manager Joanne Green on the work behind the scenes to ensure Chemistry was among the first buildings to re-open I lead a team of technicians working within four teaching laboratories. The School of Chemistry recruits a high number of undergraduates and our teaching laboratories are usually running at full capacity, which means my team are working constantly to ensure the …

Green shoots of recovery: my return to the Plant Sciences labs 

Dr Guilhem Reyt, a research fellow with the Future Food Beacon of Excellence, reflects on returning to the Plant Sciences labs, Sutton Bonington Campus. I’m in the final stages of my fellowship and during lockdown I was able to focus on paper writing and getting my work published. Juggling childcare with working from home was very challenging and strongly affected my productivity. However, I was amazed by the organisational switch …

London gathering to sample Colombian chocolates made in Nottingham

On December 5, the Prosperity Fund Colombia hosted a chocolate tasting at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London.  Featuring chocolate made by Luisa’s Vegan Chocolates from our Future Food Beacon cocoa project, this was an exciting evening showcasing the real impact of science on people’s lives. The project, titled ‘Controlling cocoa bean fermentation for …

REF2021: we’re in good shape thanks to your dedication and continuing hard work

Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, updates on progress towards REF2021 We are approaching the final stages of preparations for REF2021 and will take stock of our submission in the new year. While there remains a tremendous amount to do, I believe we are well-prepared thanks to everyone’s efforts. Our REF …

Research integrity workshop

Join James Parry, Chief Executive of the UK Research Integrity Office, at a workshop exploring good practice in research authorship. The workshops take place on Wednesday 27 February at: C17, Pope Building, University Park,  10.30am-12.30pm B01/B02, Gateway Building, Sutton Bonington Campus, 2-4.15pm To register please email  BB-Integrity@exmail.nottingham.ac.uk  The workshops will explore: How does authorship ‘work’ in your …

Research Vision Malaysia: an update from Professor Deborah Hall

The University of Nottingham Malaysia (UNM) reputation campaign in April 2018 was extremely successful in its reach across Malaysia and beyond, writes Professor Deborah Hall, UNM’s Vice Provost for Research and Knowledge Exchange. The campaign focused on our high-quality research, and highlighted three research areas and 16 academics who are having an impact tackling some of Malaysia …

£1.5m EPSRC fellowship for Professor Neil Champness

Neil Champness, Professor of Chemical Nanoscience, has been awarded a £1.5m Established Career Fellowship by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). EPSRC fellowships support exceptional individuals who are delivering the highest quality research to meet UK and global priorities. The award to Professor Champness recognises his world-leading research into molecular structures and will support the development …