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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 …

On track to reopen all major research facilities by September

COVID-19 update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner I am delighted to confirm that the University is on track to reopen all our major research facilities by the beginning of September. This is the result of tremendous hard work and a team effort in the truest sense, with colleagues coming together to tackle an unprecedented and …

A sense of community and a welcome shot of adrenaline: Life Sciences PGRs hail virtual conference

Guest blog by Dr Mădălina Stălniceanu, Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Research Development Officer, Life Sciences Every June or July, the School of Life Sciences organises  a conference which aims to enable postgraduate research (PGRs) students to share their work and research in a supportive environment. Although preparations had started in late 2019, shortly after the move to online working at the end of March, the PGR Directorate team had to choose …

Our drive to contribute increases the itch to return to lab life

Nottingham Research Fellow Toshana Foster looks forward making a difference as she returns to the labs in the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science I am part of the One Virology team of researchers at Nottingham and my research focuses on investigating the molecular mechanisms of host restriction of arenaviruses, such as Lassa virus (LASV). LASV, like …

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 …

Town halls and shaping our vision for research after COVID-19

Update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner Around 1,500 colleagues have so far participated in virtual town halls for researchers and I am delighted that these online forums are proving a success. The last town hall for the wider research community in the current series took place on Friday 17 July, when we asked attendees to …

Back to my lab: an overwhelming sense of camaraderie

Dr Katie Reynolds, a postdoctoral Research Associate, reflects on the journey back to her lab as the Chemistry Building becomes one of the first to reopen on University Park I’ll never forget the start of the lockdown… but I’m getting ahead of myself.  I’ve been a postdoc in the School of Chemistry, ever since I …

COVID-19 update: extensions to periods of study for postgraduate research students

Update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner Welcome to my latest update, including a key announcement on study extensions for postgraduate researchers, the latest on the return of research to our UK campuses and reaction to the government’s support for research. I am also delighted to share further outstanding successes from colleagues in our research community.   Postgraduate research student extensions announcement   In response to the severe impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the studies and wellbeing of postgraduate research (PGR) students, the …

The return of research to campus    

As the first phase of buildings on our UK campuses re-open, Professor Dame Jessica Corner visited researchers to find out more about their work and meeting the challenges ahead At the Advanced Manufacturing Building on Jubilee Campus, Dame Jessica was welcomed by Senior Research Technician Mark East and Professor Richard Hague of the Centre for Additive Manufacturing, …

Fantastic progress as we accelerate our on-campus research  

Update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner I am delighted to say we are making fantastic progress towards the return of research to our UK campuses. Thanks to the superb efforts of Estates, Health and Safety teams and wider colleagues, the Advanced Manufacturing Building on Jubilee Campus, and the Biodiscovery Institute and Chemistry Building on University …