It’s exciting to pull together and help make a difference in this pandemic

The Biodiscovery Institute’s Dr Ruth Griffin, one of the first researchers to return to the lab, reflects on her experiences as she continues vital work in developing vaccine platform technologies Most vaccines are injected but our delivery systems are designed for administration via mucosal routes such as the mouth or nose to target the natural …

COVID-19: support for postgraduate researchers and invitation to a virtual town hall

Professor Dame Jessica Corner on the University’s response to COVID-19 In my latest update, I am delighted to share news of support for the University’s UK postgraduate researchers, whose studies have been affected by COVID-19. I am also inviting our research community to join me at a series of virtual town halls –as we come …

Let’s reflect, relax and recharge this Easter

An update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner As we look forward to an extended Easter break, I would like to thank you once again for your amazing commitment in these difficult times. I am proud to be part of a research community so dedicated to making a difference. On social media, please look out for …

Researchers, we are listening 

A message to postgraduate researchers from the Graduate School “Won’t somebody think of postgraduate researchers?” asked a higher education journal last week. We’ve been hearing the same sentiment from some of our own postgraduate researchers (PGRs) as well as some of our research staff and APM colleagues who support them.   At the Graduate School we spend a lot of time advocating for all our researchers and …

A welcome message from Pip Peakman, Director of Research and Innovation

Pip Peakman joined the University in September 2019. A Biochemistry graduate from the University of Birmingham, Pip was previously the Director of Research Operations and Strategy at the Manchester Cancer Research Centre.  My first few months at the University have been spent in full absorption mode. I have met with many colleagues, started to become familiar with our fantastic UK campuses (UNNC and UNM visits in …

REF2021: we’re in good shape thanks to your dedication and continuing hard work

Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, updates on progress towards REF2021 We are approaching the final stages of preparations for REF2021 and will take stock of our submission in the new year. While there remains a tremendous amount to do, I believe we are well-prepared thanks to everyone’s efforts. Our REF …

Universities at the heart of UK’s Industrial Strategy

The Industrial Strategy was published by UK Government in November 2017. The strategy aims to boost UK productivity whilst spreading prosperity to all parts of the UK. Critically, from a University of Nottingham perspective, the strategy provides the basis of how much of the £4.7bn increase in UK science and innovation funding will be distributed. …

Research Priority Areas: big ideas for global challenges

Guest blog by Dr Richard Masterman, Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research Strategy and Performance. At the latest RPA Information Day, I was delighted to welcome academics from the University’s Research Priority Areas, together with colleagues from Research and Innovation, and members of Professional Services who support research and knowledge exchange. The afternoon session of the event, …