Our aim is excellence in teaching and research to sustain a healthy supply of food. We study fundamental and applied animal and plant science, agricultural production; economic and environmental sustainability; food manufacturing, processing and consumption; the interaction between food, animal and human health; food safety, and the biotechnological processing of farm products.
The School of Biosciences is proud to be an Athena Swan Bronze Award holder.
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Research Excellence Framework
The outcomes of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework have been announced. Across the Schools of Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine and Science, 97% of work was judged to be of international quality and 37% of work was assessed as world-leading (4-star). We are proud to have the top ranked research environment within Unit of Assessment 6 (Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science).
- Mohammad Aref Kyyaly Ph.D. (University of Nottingham), Chris Powell Ph.D. (University of Nottingham) and Elshahat Ramadan PhD (Ain Shams University, Egypt) have published a research article in the ELSEVIER journal, Nutrition.
- Annual First Year Student Trip to Food Factories
- For many people in the UK the idea of eating insects remains the in the realms of the popular reality show, 'I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here'. However, worldwide, insects represent an integral part of the diet of over two billion people. Not only can they provide much needed energy, they offer a source of high quality protein, a broad range of essential micronutrient and have a much lower carbon footprint than conventional livestock species.
- 11 - 12/09/2015
- Visiting us in person is the best way to get a feel for student life and it will help you decide if you'll be happy studying here. Our campuses are beautiful places to explore and attending an open day will give you the opportunity to speak to staff and current students, find out key information about your course and join tours of the University's accommodation and other facilities.