March 2011

   
   

Vital funding for children's brain tumour research

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Research to test new drugs which could be effective against persistent brain tumours in children has won vital charitable funding.

Nottingham students gain the advantage from award winning careers service

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Graduate employers have recognised the fantastic opportunities that students at The University of Nottingham are receiving to boost their employability and get ahead in an ever more competitive job market.

Student athletes bring Brunei to Nottingham

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Hundreds of students from Brunei will be gathering in Nottingham on Saturday April 2 for a day of sporting competition.

Public lecture by the man behind the maps at the British Library

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The man who helped make cartography cool again gives public lecture on maps

Strengthening community relations over a cuppa

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Students and residents are to continue to build a strong sense of community at a tea party, taking place on Wednesday 30 March 2011

Sky's the limit for Nottingham's Architecture students

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The future picture of high-rise, energy efficient living may have just been painted by architecture students from The University of Nottingham.

World experts join forces to counter solar threats to satellite navigation

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New researchers to be trained to counter one of the major threats to our global satellite navigation systems.

Blazing Saddles… 1,000 miles in 13 days!

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Vice-Chancellor, Prof David Greenaway, is to lead a team of senior academics on a gruelling 1,000 mile cycle covering the length of Britain, to support vital work on palliative and end of life care.

Work about to start on new nursery school for African village

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Architecture students and staff head to South Africa to construct a new nursery school in the rural village of Calais.

Could 'training the brain' help children with Tourette syndrome?

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Behavioural therapy could help children with Tourette syndrome, according to new research.

Return to Nottingham for eminent engineer

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One of the UK's most high-profile engineers will return to his alma mater when he visits the University on March 28th.

A major Player in city's industrial heritage

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A major exhibition into the history of John Player & Sons – one of the biggest employers in Nottingham at its peak – has opened in Nottingham.

Small businesses join the debate for forum event

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Small businesses are being offered the chance to grill a panel of experts about the tough challenges facing their firms during a Question Time style debate taking place at The University of Nottingham in April.

Carbon footprint shock for Blue Peter presenters!

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Blue Peter presenters leave behind an energy carbon footprint three times larger than for the average family home after 24 hour sleep over in eco-home.

Deal secures future for DH Lawrence Centre

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University offers £105,000 to help ensure the future of the DH Lawrence visitors' centre.

Nottingham site of world's first breast cancer tissue bank

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A new tissue bank that will help to overcome barriers in translating the latest research into new clinical treatments for breast cancer has been launched in Nottingham.

National Grid boss sets out the energy challenge that faces us all

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National Grid boss visits National Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage and delivers public lecture on 'The Future of Energy'.

Climate Change Hits Home

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Direct experience of extreme weather events increases concern about climate change and willingness to engage in energy-saving behaviour

A pharmacist's world is much more than books and theories in the current NHS

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Pharmacy students undertake placements to give them the real-life experiences of the wider healthcare team, necessary to becoming the future leaders of their profession

Blue Peter sleep over in eco-home

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Blue Peter presenters Helen and Barney and Barney the dog sleep-over in eco-home to find out how energy efficient they are.

Weaving peace in Bosnia

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The revival of knitting clubs in the UK has created a new social scene for modern women, but in former war zones they're being used to address war trauma and help reconstruct peace.

Using design to commercialise university research

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£100,000 grant will help to embed an understanding of the importance of design.

Manufacturing the future – at The University of Nottingham

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The University of Nottingham is to lead a new £10m Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in the field of composite materials.

UK Sat Nav technology competition launched

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From drawing board to marketplace - satellite navigation technology competition offers chance of a lifetime

Unitemps is one!

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Unitemps, The University of Nottingham's in-house employment agency, has now been open for one year. Helping students to earn extra cash and boost their CV, in positions that students can fit around their studies.

Healthy body, healthy mind support for university students

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If the age-old saying 'healthy body, healthy mind' is well founded, students at the University will have the chance to boost their grades when HealthyU Week returns this month.

Nottingham professor to lead Royal College of Ophthalmologists

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Eminent professor elected to be the next president of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

Call for 'Big Society' action on violence to children

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A major international conference hears calls for better strategies to fight child abuse and immunity for existing child protection systems against public sector cuts.

Keeping soft fruit 'fur-free' for longer

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The short shelf life of soft fruit could be exended thanks to new research by university microbiologists into cold plasma sterilisation.

Passive smoking increases risk to unborn babies

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Pregnant non-smokers who breathe in second-hand smoke are at an increased risk of delivering stillborn babies or babies with defects, says study

Slalom success for University's elite athletes

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Nottingham students paddle their way to continued success on the water to maintain Nottingham's proud history of producing the country's top water sports athletes.

Politicians to visit Nottingham-based children's brain tumour centre

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Experts at the Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre (CBTRC) will discuss the challenges facing researchers studying the disease with politicians during a visit to the centre.

Women need more support to beat menopause 'taboo' in the workplace

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Working through the menopause presents a major challenge for millions of women as they struggle to deal with symptoms, according to new research.

Working together to beat burglary

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On Thursday, March 10, University of Nottingham students will team up with the police to take a proactive stance on crime prevention as part of the 'Love your stuff' campaign.

Nottingham scientists identify trigger in cat allergy

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Breakthrough by Nottingham academics could lead to new treatments to relieve the misery of allergy sufferers.

Science in the Park to reveal the wonders of the world around us

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A host of experts from The University of Nottingham will mix the fun with the fascinating at an interactive science event being held at Nottingham's Wollaton Hall.

Secretary of State for Health meets Nottingham academics

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Andrew Lansley MP met academics when he visited the city to announce new national funding for medical research.

Giving children the power to be scientists

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Children who are taught how to think and act like scientists develop a clearer understanding of the subject, a study has shown.

The University of Nottingham opens up its teaching to the world

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Opening up teaching at Nottingham to the world — Open Nottingham to benefit prospective and current students, academics and the profile of the University.
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