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Download your Ambition magazine

Download your Ambition magazine
Description
Download your copy of Ambition, the magazine that celebrates your support for Nottingham students.
Date:
25 April 2022

Great egg-spectations

Great egg-spectations
Description
When the School of Biosciences applied for a Cascade grant to house a flock of hens, nobody quite eggspected what a fantastic impact it would have.
Date:
25 April 2022

Women in business

Women in business
Description
The Ingenuity Lab is a place where students and alumni of the University of Nottingham can explore their business ideas and start their own enterprises.
Date:
25 April 2022

Mental health matters

Mental health matters
Description
Thanks to funding from Cascade, these medical students have worked together to put protective measures in place for their peers' mental health.
Date:
25 April 2022

I was pregnant at 15

I was pregnant at 15
Description
After falling pregnant at 15, Rachel felt like her dreams of becoming a doctor were lost. Read about how, thanks to you, she's been able to say yes to her place at Nottingham.
Date:
25 April 2022

Guiding lights

Guiding lights
Description
By leaving a gift in your will and becoming a guiding light, you too can give students like Dolapo the opportunity to follow their dreams.
Date:
25 April 2022

Founding Futures

Founding Futures
Description
Join us for our first Nottingham Ambition Giving Day on 14-15 June 2022. Together we can build something extraordinary for future generations.
Date:
25 April 2022

A pass to the next generation

A pass to the next generation
Description
Thanks to support from generous donors like you, rugby player James Cherry has been able to take the game of rugby to the next level, both on and off the field.
Date:
25 April 2022

Building brighter futures

Building brighter futures
Description
Students from our Department of Architecture and Built Environment are experiencing a global view of education by building schools in South Africa.
Date:
25 April 2022

My scholarship story

My scholarship story
Description
Hear from physics student, Mexhisan, as he explains how he went from refugee to scholarship student, thanks to your support.
Date:
03 November 2021

CBTRC and the pandemic

CBTRC and the pandemic
Description
Find out how your support is helping us to examine the impact the pandemic has had on children's cancer services.
Date:
12 October 2021

Download your Ambition magazine

Download your Ambition magazine
Description
Download your copy of Ambition, the magazine that celebrates your support for Nottingham students.
Date:
11 May 2021

On Air - new home for University Radio Nottingham

On Air - new home for University Radio Nottingham
Description
Thanks to the support of donors and years of hard work and planning, University Radio Nottingham (URN) has moved out of its former home in the basement to a shiny new studio.
Date:
11 May 2021

The Social Impact Game: Everyone's a winner

The Social Impact Game: Everyone's a winner
Description
The Social Impact Game is back by popular demand, with students lining up to take part in the award-winning Nottingham Advantage Award module.
Date:
11 May 2021

Waste not want Notts

Waste not want Notts
Description
Thanks to a group of entrepreneurial students at the University of Nottingham and generous donations to Cascade, eating ethically just got easier.
Date:
11 May 2021

New Covid-19 vaccine in development

New Covid-19 vaccine in development
Description
Thanks to a collaboration between cancer researchers and virologists at the University of Nottingham, a new vaccine is in the works.
Date:
11 May 2021

How your support has helped students shine through the pandemic

How your support has helped students shine through the pandemic
Description
A scholarship makes real difference to our students, giving them the confidence to throw themselves into their studies.
Date:
11 May 2021

Graduating to the frontline

Graduating to the frontline
Description
Abbey Bracken, a Nottingham Potential scholarship recipient, was fast-tracked into service last summer to help tackle the Covid-19 outbreak.
Date:
11 May 2021

From grassroots to greatness

From grassroots to greatness
Description
Sport is a pillar stone of the student experience at Nottingham, catering to all abilities from elite athletes to complete beginners.
Date:
11 May 2021

20,000 hours on call for First Responders

20,000 hours on call for First Responders
Description
One of our most successful Cascade projects, the First Responders scheme, is celebrating 20,000 hours volunteered by students!
Date:
28 April 2021

Professor David Walker set to retire

Professor David Walker set to retire
Description
24 years since launching the Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre, Professor David Walker is set to retire from his post at the University.
Date:
27 January 2021

Scanner ensures brighter horizons

Scanner ensures brighter horizons
Description
A state-of-the-art new Intraoperative MRI facility here in Nottingham is revolutionising treatment for children with brain tumours.
Date:
20 November 2020

Cancer care in a Covid world

Cancer care in a Covid world
Description
The impact of coronavirus on cancer care is well documented, how are we adapting our research and treatment?
Date:
23 July 2020

Celebrating our supporter community

Celebrating our supporter community
Description
We really couldn't do what we do without our fantastic supporter community - here we profile three amazing stories.
Date:
23 July 2020

Cancer research tackling Covid-19

Cancer research tackling Covid-19
Description
Professor Lindy Durrant has many years of cancer research expertise - which is now being applied to tackling coronavirus.
Date:
22 July 2020

A rollercoaster ride

A rollercoaster ride
Description
Hannah Jackson is now in the final year of her PhD supporting the work of the CBTRC - we catch up with her progress.
Date:
21 July 2020

Platinum chemotherapy

Platinum chemotherapy
Description
Platinum may be more commonly known in jewellery or fillings - but it also has a vital role in chemotherapy. We investigate the vital role it plays.
Date:
21 July 2020

Uncovering the Biodiscovery Institute

Uncovering the Biodiscovery Institute
Description
Cancer research is set to be transformed thanks to the University's new Biodiscovery Institute which has just opened.
Date:
20 July 2020

Foodprint tackles COVID challenge

Foodprint tackles COVID challenge
Description
Foodprint, the student-run food surplus supermarket and redistribution network has been stepping up its activity in light of the coronavirus outbreak.
Date:
23 April 2020

A positive pint

A positive pint
Description
Who knew bread and beer could help tackle poverty? One unique Cascade project here in Nottingham is doing just that!
Date:
01 April 2020

Changing lives worldwide

Changing lives worldwide
Description
See how Cascade grants are giving students the opportunity to embrace life-changing activities around the world.
Date:
01 April 2020

Why I participate

Why I participate
Description
Sport and exercise are a huge part of University life, read how your support has helped these four students excel.
Date:
31 March 2020

Maximising opportunities

Maximising opportunities
Description
We catch up with three recent graduates who really went the extra mile to make the most of a scholarship award.
Date:
27 March 2020

Once upon a time in Hollywood

Once upon a time in Hollywood
Description
Student Eleanor O'Brien takes us behind the scenes of a life in Los Angeles thanks to the Rice International Internship Award.
Date:
26 March 2020

The value of scholarships

The value of scholarships
Description
We asked four people, each with a different perspective, to share their thoughts on the value of a University of Nottingham scholarship.
Date:
25 March 2020

End of year roundup

End of year roundup
Description
Find out how your support in 2019 has made a huge difference to our research staff and University students.
Date:
20 December 2019

Poppy's Brave Battle

Poppy's Brave Battle
Description
Five-year-old Poppy McGill is on the road to recovery from a brain tumour thanks to a CBTRC clinical trial.
Date:
01 May 2019

Beating breast cancer together

Beating breast cancer together
Description
Thanks to your support, we are working to find the next breast cancer research breakthrough sooner.
Date:
30 April 2019

You are helping students to save lives

You are helping students to save lives
Description
It's a Friday night in Nottingham. The city is alive with partygoers. Two students, Helen and Adam, are parked up by Forest Rec when the call comes in.
Date:
26 April 2019

Your support for Cascade goes further

Your support for Cascade goes further
Description
Thanks to the support of a Cascade grant in 2016, mechanical engineering student Rene set off on a trip to Ghana that would change his perspective on life.
Date:
26 April 2019

Meet Georgie...

Meet Georgie...
Description
Thanks to the generosity of University of Nottingham supporters, 710 students like Georgie have benefitted from financial support in the last year.
Date:
05 April 2019

Nottingham 10k to set foot into University Park

Nottingham 10k to set foot into University Park
Description
Entry is open for this year's ASDA Foundation Nottingham 10k and we're excited to reveal the route will be around University Park! Every entry will see a £5 donation to NBCRC too.
Date:
22 January 2019

How your support this year is making the extraordinary possible

How your support this year is making the extraordinary possible
Description
Researchers excitedly gather around microscopes and students flood out of exams as cheers erupt from the sports centre – your support is making the incredible happen, every day.
Date:
18 December 2018

Thank you to all our community fundraisers this year

Thank you to all our community fundraisers this year
Description
From bake sales and dance shows to half marathons and kick-a-thons, over 400 people have raised £185,148 for our life-changing research.
Date:
18 December 2018

Helping children with brain tumours beat the odds

Helping children with brain tumours beat the odds
Description
Read how the half million pounds raised for the CBTRC is helping one PhD student research a particularly devastating form of cancer.
Date:
28 September 2018

How your support for Cascade is helping students save lives

How your support for Cascade is helping students save lives
Description
5th year medical student Rachael explains how donations are helping to support the Community First Responders project.
Date:
29 August 2018

Student–run social supermarket takes on food poverty and waste in Nottingham

Student–run social supermarket takes on food poverty and waste in Nottingham
Description
Foodprint is filling the gap between supermarkets and food banks whilst simultaneously tackling food waste.
Date:
27 June 2018

Portland Building atrium officially named in honour of inspiring benefactor

Portland Building atrium officially named in honour of inspiring benefactor
Description
The Portland Building atrium has been named in honour of Kevin Malone (1922-2011).
Date:
08 June 2018

Your generosity is shaping student life

Your generosity is shaping student life
Description
We asked Alan Holey, President of the University of Nottingham Students' Union, to share how your gifts have helped transform student life.
Date:
19 March 2018

The people behind the papers

The people behind the papers
Description
Meet six researchers who work tirelessly behind the scenes creating a brighter future for children with brain tumours.
Date:
19 March 2018