Launch of Biodiscovery Institute: celebrating our research and wonderful people

By Professor Chris Denning The University of Nottingham’s Biodiscovery Institute officially opens on Monday 6 September, when Vice-Chancellor Professor Shearer West will welcome around 100 guests including senior leaders from industry, funding bodies and government. We are honoured that Executive Chair of the Medical Research Council Professor Fiona Watt will formally open the institute and …

Our gradual and careful approach for research as restrictions are lifted

Update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner We are reviewing our research activities following the lifting of Covid restrictions by the government. This will be a careful and gradual approach, ensuring your wellbeing remains our first priority. We continue to work very closely with public health officials, and our estates and health and safety teams are …

Dame Jessica becomes Registrar at the Academy of Medical Sciences

Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, has been announced as Registrar at the Academy of Medical Sciences. Dame Jessica will oversee the academy’s fellowship election, which recognises individuals who make exceptional contributions to the medical sciences, either in the form of original discovery or of sustained contributions to scholarship. The Academy …

Research strategy consultation and town halls: your wonderful response

Update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner Our consultation on the development of the University’s new research strategy is having a wonderful response. More than 1,600 colleagues provided us with feedback on the green paper consultation, and around 500 of you attended virtual town halls, where we updated you on the consultation to date and discussed …

Research strategy consultation: join our town halls and share your thoughts

Update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner  I am delighted to announce a series of town halls to update you on the development of our five-year research strategy.   We encourage our whole community – colleagues from all job families as well as researchers and staff who support research – to join us and help shape …

REF2021: heartfelt thanks and congratulations to all involved

Professor Dame Jessica Corner’s praise for REF team Our REF2021 submission is complete, and was in fact was submitted to Research England a week ahead of today’s deadline. My heartfelt thanks and congratulations to every one of the hundreds of colleagues involved. The Research Excellence Framework is a key indicator of the quality of our …

Vice-Chancellor: help shape our vision for research  

All staff invited to join consultation on new research strategy    Vice-Chancellor Professor Shearer West is asking all staff across our campuses in the UK, China, and Malaysia to help shape our vision for the future of research at the University of Nottingham.   We are renewing our research strategy and your contribution to this university-wide consultation is invaluable.    Professor  West said: “Research is integral to everything we do as a university. Our …

Gradual but significant steps towards national recovery

Update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner England now has roadmap for the gradual easing of coronavirus restrictions. As the days grow longer and spring is on its way, we can also look forward to the prospect of more colleagues returning to campus and seeing more of friends and loved ones. For now, and for the …

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 …