REF2021 results: congratulations and thank you

Update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner Results from REF2021 yesterday reaffirmed the University of Nottingham’s reputation as one the UK’s leading research universities. I am grateful to colleagues from across our university who made our submission possible and helped deliver our very good set of results. This include academics, research support teams, postgraduate research students, …

Invitation: research culture workshops 16-26 May

Update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner I am delighted to invite you to join the next stage in our ambitious project to transform research culture at the university. Research culture workshops take place between 16 and 26 May. Sign up for a research culture workshop These one-hour, open discussions will explore emerging themes and findings …

Ending links with Russia universities – guidance for researchers

Update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner Following Vice-Chancellor Professor Shearer West’s announcement on ending all formal links with universities in Russia, colleagues in Research and Innovation have produced guidance for researchers and teams who may be affected by this decision. It includes advice and support on ending current research projects, bilateral agreements, memoranda of understanding …

My thanks and a look ahead to 2022

Season’s greetings from Professor Dame Jessica Corner Welcome to my final research update of 2021. It feels particularly tough to be writing this as we face new challenges in getting through the pandemic and as we return to scenario planning for different eventualities. But there is also room for optimism. We continue to help drive …

Our message of hope at COP26: research can truly change the world

COP26, the United Nations Climate Conference, opens in Glasgow on 1 November, and I will be proud to lead a small delegation from our university at this incredibly important event. We will carry a message of hope. We face the greatest challenge of our time yet a common purpose and shared determination to deliver innovative, …

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 …