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Life Cycle 7

Life Cycle 7
Nottingham Life Cycle 7 has launched, aiming to raise £500,000 for our Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre at the Queen's Medical Centre. Find out how you can get involved.

National Student Survey

National Student Survey
All final year undergraduate students are invited to complete the National Student Survey. Fill it in online.


Ingenuity Centre temporarily closed

The Ingenuity Centre and the nearby cycle/footpath on Jubilee Campus have been temporarily closed due to Storm Doris.

Visit Campus News for more information.


Funeral arrangements for Sir Peter Mansfield

The funeral service of Sir Peter Mansfield will be held at 12 noon on Wednesday 1 March at St. John's Church, Middle St, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 1GA. All those who knew Sir Peter or who want to pay their respects are welcome to attend.

The funeral will be followed by a private interment at Beeston Cemetery, for close family and invited friends and colleagues only.

Details of the wake are yet to be confirmed. The funeral cortege will pass through University Park between 11.15am and 12pm noon on Wednesday 1 March. The car will enter through West Entrance, making its way around Beeston Lane and then back through Cut Through Lane, leaving through West Entrance again. A map of the route is available to view online. Staff and students are encouraged to line the route to pay their respects to Sir Peter.

Sir Peter’s family have asked that rather than flowers those who want to can send a donation to the City Hospital Stroke Unit who cared for Sir Peter in his last few days. Donations can be made online.

The University has set up an online book of condolence and a picture gallery of Sir Peter through the years.


Changes to car parking and sports salary sacrifice schemes

The Government in its Autumn Statement 2016 announced changes to certain salary sacrifice schemes which will come into force from April 2017. For staff at the University, this means that there will be changes to car parking and sports membership schemes.

Visit Campus News to find the full details.


Nominations open for 2017's Alumni Laureate Awards

Do you know a University of Nottingham alumnus or alumna who’s achieving great things? If so, make sure you nominate them for this year’s Alumni Laureate Awards.

There are three categories available:

  • Recent Graduate
  • Special Excellence
  • Lifetime Achievement

Visit the alumni website for more information and to make a nomination.


University Mental Health Day 2017

University Mental Health day is taking place on Thursday 2 March. This year’s theme is ‘get active for your mental health’ and there will be a programme of fitness activities for students to try across out campuses throughout the day.

Visit the HealthyU webpages to find out more.



Funding streams available for collaborative projects

There are a number of funding streams currently availble for collaborative projects between The University of Nottingham and The University of Birmingham, including The Education Partnership Fund and The Strategic Collaboration Fund.

Find out more about these funds and how to apply.



Vice-Chancellor's Medal - nominations are open

The Vice-Chancellor's Medal is awarded for exceptional achievement by staff or students. Any current member of staff or current student at any of the University’s campuses in China, Malaysia or the UK may be nominated for a Vice-Chancellor’s Medal. The deadline for this round of nominations is Friday 3 March

Find out how to make a nomination.


Teaching timetables

myCal allows you to view your teaching timetable on your mobile in an online calendar app of your choice.

To download myCal, simply visit the website, log in with your University username and password, and follow the download instructions.


Athena SWAN Equality Survey for all staff

The University’s Global Strategy 2020 reaffirms a strong commitment to valuing diversity and promoting equality. To capture the experiences and perceptions of the work environment and opportunities for career progression of all staff, we are asking you to complete a survey that will help us to explore and understand equality and diversity issues, especially those relating to gender.

Your experiences are very important to us and will inform our future activities. Responses will be treated as anonymous.

Please complete the survey. The survey will close at 5.15pm on Friday 24 February.


Professor Sir Peter Mansfield FRS, 1933-2017

Read a blog post from Professor Sir David Greenaway, Vice-Chancellor, paying tribute to Nobel laureate Professor Sir Peter Mansfield, who has died at the age of 83. Sir Peter pioneered the creation of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), one of the most important and revolutionary breakthroughs in modern medical science.


Conference and Training Care Fund launched

The University has introduced a new Conference and Training Care Fund. This is designed to help colleagues access development opportunities – for example, work-related conferences, training and events – by enabling them to claim back additional caring costs for dependents.

Find out more on Campus News.


U21 Undergraduate Research Conference 2017

The thirteenth Universitas 21 Undergraduate Research Conference will take place at the University of Edinburgh from Monday 26 until Friday 30 June. This year's theme is 'Future societies, global citizens'.

The University of Nottingham is offerng two undergraduate students based at UK campuses the chance to attend.

Download an application form and return to by Tuesday 28 February.


#BeastsofUoN photographic competition

Passionate about The University of Nottingham’s campuses? Like the #BeastsofUoN? Enjoy taking pictures? Then this is the competition for you!

We want to inspire staff, students and visitors from the community to explore The University of Nottingham’s great outdoor spaces and capture how enriching and inspiring our environment can be.

The competition closes at midnight on Monday 10 April.

Find out more about how to take part in the competition.


Are you working with human tissue?

Do you have any human tissue (blood, body fluids, frozen tissue, slides, wax blocks or bones) that the Human Tissue Management Group (HTMG) doesn’t know about?

Read more about about the Human Tissue act and how to check if your work needs to be brought under the license.


Kings Camps dates announced for Nottingham

University of Nottingham Sport will be hosting the popular Kings Camps holiday programmes over the upcoming Easter and summer holidays. The camps are open to young people aged four to 17 and staff get a 15% discount using discount code VSD33.

Visit Campus News to find out more and book a place.


Research Information System roadshows

The University is about to start the pilot phase of the new Research Information System – RIS – which will provide a structured mechanism to handle the preparation, approval and submission of grant applications and a user-friendly interface to enable more effective management of live projects.

A series of roadshows hosted by Professor Kevin Shakesheff, Faculty Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Science, will be held to introduce the system.

View a list of dates and find out more. (Updated Friday 10 February with sessions for City Hospital and Derby).


Highfields Park restoration gets underway

Work on Highfields Park, a Grade II* Listed park, has begun, including restoring buildings and park infrastructure.

Find out more about the Highfields Park restoration works on Campus News.


LGBT History Month

There is still plenty going on for LGBT History Month. View a full poster gallery of events, including a look at ‘Political upheaval and the LGBT community’, an LGBT research showcase, and screenings of Storm Drenched Minds and the Black Mirror episode ‘San Junipero’.






Last Updated: 24 Feb 2017 09:39:51.997