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 …

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 …

Research continues during new national lockdown

Update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner Following the Government’s announcement on Monday evening of a third national lockdown, I wish to update you on what this means for research at our university. In line with Government guidance, our Covid-19 secure research buildings and facilities remain open and our on-campus research will continue. Research staff, including …

Season’s greetings as we look forward to a better 2021

Research update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner As 2020 draws to a close, I wonder if any year has prompted so much time for reflection on what we truly value, and whether a new year has carried so many hopes. I am also sure that our festive break has seldom been as welcome or richly …

Finding new ways to deliver with partners in Africa

Dr Jo-Anna Russon on how a collaborative, creative approach with partners in Uganda and South Africa is overcoming the challenges of the pandemic VET Africa 4.0 seeks to re-frame vocational education and training (VET) in a more inclusive and sustainable manner, drawing on case studies in Uganda and South Africa. The project, funded by the …

Looking ahead after a difficult year and support for postgraduate research students

Update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner Research remains classified as an essential activity under the Tier 3 restrictions that came into force on Wednesday for Nottinghamshire. The steps we took in summer to make our buildings Covid-secure continue to protect our community and give us confidence in the safety of our on-campus research and teaching. …

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 …