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. …

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 …

Delivering the next generation of hydrogen research leaders 

Professor Gavin Walker, of the University of Nottingham’s Faculty of Engineering, is leading the new Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Hydrogen. Here he reflects on the challenges ahead.    Our low-carbon challenge   The UK has set a target of a 57% reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2032, and an 80% reduction by 2050.   Around 70% of our …

Life Beyond the Phd: Current student Liz gives an account of the Cumberland Lodge conference

From Tuesday 29 August-Friday 1 September 2017, Cumberland Lodge — an educational charity with the vision of more peaceful, tolerant and inclusive societies — held the tenth edition of its annual ‘Life beyond the PhD’ conference. The conference strives to break down boundaries and encourage cross disciplinary discussions, and aims to tackle social divisions by promoting …

Students engage MPs with scientific research

PhD students from the Faculty of Engineering had the opportunity to present their research at the House of Commons before Members of the Parliament and the wider research community on 7 March. They attended the annual SET For Britain research showcase, held in Portcullis House, a government building opposite Westminster Palace. SET is short for …