The student experience of Roche Continents 2015

Neil Thomas Smith is second-year PhD student in the Department of Music supervised by Professor Robert Adlington. His research focuses on German contemporary composer, Mathias Spahlinger. Roche Continents takes place in the context of the Salzburg Festival of classical music with over 100 students from 36 countries brought together for a programme of lectures, workshops …

Technicians rule

We’ve got a lot of love for the University of Nottingham technicians, you know that. Elsewhere on this blog you can read about how the University’s Technical Focus group is promoting professional registration, or how one of our ranks is the HEA Technician of the Year. Well, we’ll have even more news on them and …

Addressing the imbalance — WinSET conference 2014

I attended a planning meeting for the WinSET conference 2014 yesterday, and the programme is looking good. I’ll give you a quick overview… The keynote speakers are Baroness Brenda Dean, honorary president of WinSET, and Sarah Dickinson, Policy Manager at Athena SWAN. Baroness Dean was created a Life Peer in 1993 and a member of …

Technician – and proud!

The blog post below first appeared on the Guardian’s Higher Education Network last week. Written by Kelly Vere, a senior technician at the University, it outlined the technician’s lot and painted a picture of an invisible layer of University and research sector employees of whom little is heard. But it’s very clear that, without them, …

Making Science Public

So, here’s an event  that I’m already registered to attend – ‘Making Science Public: Challenges and Opportunities‘ on Feb 11 up at the Trent Building. Unusually for me I’ll be going to the whole thing – often I only get time to dip in and out of conferences and launches. But as well as looking …