Finance and Infrastructure


UNICAS sandpits


UNICAS Sandpits are informal events open to all academic, research and facilities staff and second year above PhD students in which attendees can:

  • showcase their expertise
  • discuss research challenges and find solutions
  • network and establish new collaborations
  • find out more about the UNICAS funding scheme
  • learn about the research projects of others across the University
  • discover the wide offering of facilities and equipment available at the University


Upcoming sandpits
 Event Date Time Location
 UNICAS Sandpit  Wednesday 16 October 2019 12.30 - 16.00  B08 Engineering Science Learning Centre (ESLC), University Park
 UNICAS @ Grad School Sandpit Wednesday 6 November 2019 12.30 - 16.00  Engineering & Science Graduate Centre (C09), ESLC, University Park
 UNICAS Sandpit Wednesday 27 November 2019 12.30 - 16.00  C3 Exchange Building, Jubilee Campus
Joint UNICAS & UNICAS @ Grad School Sandpit  Wednesday 4 December 2019 12.30 - 16.00 A29 Vet School, Sutton Bonington
 UNICAS Sandpit Thursday 9 January 2020 12.30 - 16.00 C14 Teaching & Learning Cente, University Park


There are two UNICAS schemes, each with different funding amounts available, eligibility criteria and application forms. Whilst attendance at either Sandpit is open to all as a networking opportunity, there are application restrictions based on job role/student status for both schemes. The lead applicant must have attended a sandpit corresponding to the scheme for which they are applying. 

The sandpits begin with a networking lunch followed by informative presentations from central research support areas and the UNICAS Project Manager. However, the majority of the event consists of attendees presenting 1 powerpoint slide in 1 minute to either highlight their expertise, research interest, potential area for collaboration and/or research problem.



Finance and Infrastructure

Chief Financial Officer
Room A18 Trent Building
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2NR

Telephone: +44 (0) 115 82 32480

Contact details for the each of the separate divisions that comprise the Finance and Infrastructure team can be found on our contacts page.