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 …

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 …

The best job at our university

REF Impact Manager Chris Mellor reflects on preparing 135 impact case studies for submission to REF2021 I tell everyone I have the most interesting job at the university – I get to hear about all the amazing research that is having an impact on society in so many different ways. I took on the new …

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 …

On track to reopen all major research facilities by September

COVID-19 update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner I am delighted to confirm that the University is on track to reopen all our major research facilities by the beginning of September. This is the result of tremendous hard work and a team effort in the truest sense, with colleagues coming together to tackle an unprecedented and …

COVID-19 update: extensions to periods of study for postgraduate research students

Update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner Welcome to my latest update, including a key announcement on study extensions for postgraduate researchers, the latest on the return of research to our UK campuses and reaction to the government’s support for research. I am also delighted to share further outstanding successes from colleagues in our research community.   Postgraduate research student extensions announcement   In response to the severe impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the studies and wellbeing of postgraduate research (PGR) students, the …