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 …

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 …