News and views archive

How your time has made a difference - thank you to our volunteers

How your time has made a difference - thank you to our volunteers
Description
Over 1,000 students have benefitted from our volunteers' experience in the last year alone. Find out how three volunteers are making a difference. Read more on Medium.
Date:
29 September 2017

On the frontline – taking the fight to childhood brain tumours

On the frontline – taking the fight to childhood brain tumours
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We are celebrating the tremendous leaps in diagnosis and treatment made by our researchers thanks to the belief and backing of our supporters. Read more on Medium.
Date:
29 September 2017

Making university dreams a reality - thanks to your support

Making university dreams a reality - thanks to your support
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Here, we share three students' perspectives on the impact a scholarship has had on their lives. Read more on Medium.
Date:
29 September 2017

Two student projects that are changing lives

Two student projects that are changing lives
Description
Rachel and Chris are two of over 13,000 students involved in Cascade projects. Their stories show these projects can change lives with your support.
Date:
29 September 2017

15 Jumpstart projects successful thanks to you

15 Jumpstart projects successful thanks to you
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Launched one year ago, our crowdfunding platform, Jumpstart, is helping student and staff projects get off the ground.
Date:
04 May 2017

How support for our scholarships programme is changing lives

How support for our scholarships programme is changing lives
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Lynsey, Jade, Sukhveer and Zach share how support for our scholarships programme has changed their lives.
Date:
27 March 2017

Student power - sharing skills and shaping minds

Student power - sharing skills and shaping minds
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Thanks to your donations to our student project fund, Cascade, 39 new student projects will begin this year. We hear from two of them.
Date:
17 March 2017

20 years of saving and improving children's lives

20 years of saving and improving children's lives
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We are celebrating the leaps in diagnosis and treatment made by our researchers thanks to your belief and backing.
Date:
16 March 2017

Once upon una vez

Once upon una vez
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Jonny Pryn (English, 2014) and his business partner Alex, are on a mission to help children learn foreign languages.
Date:
15 March 2017

A life less ordinary

A life less ordinary
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Thanks to your generosity, Rachel is one of hundreds of students supported by scholarships every year. Discover how your support has changed Rachel's life.
Date:
14 March 2017

A meeting of minds - helping students succeed

A meeting of minds - helping students succeed
Description
Through our eMentoring scheme, over 360 alumni have helped students take their first steps in towards their new careers
Date:
14 March 2017

Mark's story - keeping Kira's memory alive

Mark's story - keeping Kira's memory alive
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Midway through a tough fundraising trek in memory of his recently deceased daughter, Kira, Mark faced a terrifying situation.
Date:
14 March 2017

A scholarship shaped my future

A scholarship shaped my future
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11 years after graduating, Charlotte looks back at how her life was shaped by a scholarship made possible by a generous gift left by Kevin Malone.
Date:
13 March 2017

Getting in the game

Getting in the game
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Thanks to your support, our wheelchair basketball club now have access to specialist sports equipment.
Date:
12 March 2017

Why we give to Nottingham

Why we give to Nottingham
Description
Four inspirational supporters share their stories
Date:
10 March 2017

Nottingham Life Cycle 7 launches

Nottingham Life Cycle 7 launches
Description
Each year, hundreds of children and their families are faced with the terrifying diagnosis of a brain tumour. That's why this year our annual fundraising campaign, Life Cycle, will this year focus on raising much needed funds for our Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre (CBTRC).
Date:
20 February 2017

Beating breast cancer, together

Beating breast cancer, together
Description
Thanks to your support for our annual fundraising campaign, Life Cycle 6, we have raised an incredible £700,539 for our breast cancer research - our second highest Life Cycle total ever!
Date:
01 February 2017

Robert Markus Prize Update 2017

Description
University supporters make a crucial difference to students' lives
Date:
25 January 2017

Life Cycle 6 Cheque Presentation

Date:
07 December 2016

Giving extra - David's story

Giving extra - David's story
Description
This month, we celebrate the life of David Atkin, whose generous legacy gift of £10,000 is helping fund vital breast cancer research today.
Date:
04 November 2016

One year on: Tia recalls her first year at University

One year on: Tia recalls her first year at University
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Thanks to your support, Tia blossomed in our Nottingham Potential Summer School programme – which gives youngsters from disadvantaged backgrounds a chance to try out life at university.
Date:
04 November 2016

New researcher joins CBTRC

New researcher joins CBTRC
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Thanks to your generosity, we are thrilled to announce that Claire Evans is set to join the team at the Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre (CBTRC).
Date:
04 November 2016

Life Cycle 6 raises over £540,000 for breast cancer research

Life Cycle 6 raises over £540,000 for breast cancer research
Description
From bakers to walkers and cyclists and disco dancers – thanks to you we have raised over £540,000 for our breast cancer research, as part of our annual fundraiser – Nottingham Life Cycle 6.
Date:
04 November 2016

Vets in the Community

Vets in the Community
Description
Thanks to your support for Cascade, veterinary students have been out in the community helping pets belonging to homeless and vulnerably housed people in the Nottingham area for the last four years.
Date:
04 November 2016

20 years a volunteer

20 years a volunteer
Description
From eMentors to guest speakers, there are all kinds of volunteers here at The University of Nottingham. But none are quite like Sheila Leeds.
Date:
03 November 2016

Cascade project wins national award

Cascade project wins national award
Description
Thanks to your support for Cascade, a team of Nottingham students have won Enactus UK's National Competition, securing them a place in the Enactus World Cup in Toronto, later this month.
Date:
23 September 2016

Your support for scholarships means so much

Your support for scholarships means so much
Description
A scholarship really does have the power to change a student's life. We went to meet Daniel Sykes, a talented Physics with Theoretical Astrophysics student, to hear first-hand what a difference a scholarship can make.
Date:
25 July 2016

Nottingham's night time heroes

Nottingham's night time heroes
Description
Here in Nottingham, your donations to our Cascade fund are helping vulnerable students stay safe on the night streets by supporting a fantastic student-led project called the Nottingham Night Owls. Meet the team.
Date:
25 July 2016

Adventurous Asher returns home safely

Adventurous Asher returns home safely
Description
This daring 11-year old has just completed a major challenge involving a dolphin, heavy wind and a paddleboard! What a way to give back to the Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre, where he received life-saving treatment as a baby for three brain tumours.
Date:
25 July 2016

Nottingham Life Cycle goes big for breast cancer

Nottingham Life Cycle goes big for breast cancer
Description
Together, we have achieved something amazing – raising over £2.2 million for research and projects here at The University of Nottingham. Help us reach our £1 million target this year for breast cancer research.
Date:
25 July 2016

Meet our world-changing researchers at our open day

Meet our world-changing researchers at our open day
Description
A behind the scenes look at world leading research into breast cancer is set to give Life Cycle 6 another boost.
Date:
06 May 2016

Life Cycle Miles - your mile for breast cancer research

Life Cycle Miles - your mile for breast cancer research
Description
This week sees the launch of Life Cycle Miles – a unique opportunity for anyone that has been touched by breast cancer to get involved.
Date:
03 May 2016

Help us beat breast cancer - #BreastCancerAndMe

Help us beat breast cancer - #BreastCancerAndMe
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You can help women like Leanne, Sue and Lisa by joining us in Life Cycle 6 and raising funds for our #BreastCancerAndMe campaign
Date:
14 April 2016

Vice-Chancellor's update and heartfelt thanks

Vice-Chancellor's update and heartfelt thanks
Description
What you have helped us achieve so far through Impact: The Nottingham Campaign is truly astonishing!
Date:
16 March 2016

Living life to the full – read Asher's story

Living life to the full – read Asher's story
Description
Asher Jenkin-Jones was diagnosed with three brain tumours as a baby. Now he is preparing to raise funds for CBTRC.
Date:
16 March 2016

Join us in the fight against dementia - read our ground-breaking research

Join us in the fight against dementia - read our ground-breaking research
Description
Discover our range of dementia research and hear the story of Tony and Angela, who share what life is like living with the disease.
Date:
16 March 2016

The gift of hope - breast cancer research

The gift of hope - breast cancer research
Description
How our ground-breaking research at Nottingham and Derby aims to tackle breast cancer at all stages, giving hope to patients worldwide.
Date:
16 March 2016

Cascade - helping change lives around the world

Cascade - helping change lives around the world
Description
We caught up with three Cascade projects to see what a difference your generosity is making.
Date:
16 March 2016

How my scholarship helped my university dream come true

How my scholarship helped my university dream come true
Description
Your support for scholarships changes lives. Students Tia and Sally share their stories.
Date:
16 March 2016

Giving time to help Nottingham students succeed

Giving time to help Nottingham students succeed
Description
Inspirational alumni Emma Barnett and Tim Smith came back to campus to share their skills. Find out what our students thought.
Date:
16 March 2016

Why I give to Nottingham - Mark's story

Why I give to Nottingham - Mark's story
Description
Alumnus Mark Bullock shares his experience of being an eMentor and giving his time to the University.
Date:
16 March 2016

Nothing short of remarkable

Nothing short of remarkable
Description
It was a story which captured the hearts of hundreds of thousands of people around the world.
Date:
22 February 2016

You've helped raise £350,000

You've helped raise £350,000
Description
Your support helped Nottingham researchers become the first in the world to use cutting-edge MRI scanning technology.
Date:
09 February 2016

Christmas Brain Tumour Research Campaign smashes target

Christmas Brain Tumour Research Campaign smashes target
Description
The Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre has smashed its target in its Christmas fundraising appeal.
Date:
15 January 2016

Challenge Notts gets students on the buzzer

Challenge Notts gets students on the buzzer
Description
A student-led project, whose goal is to promote all things University Challenge - thanks to funding from Cascade.
Date:
04 January 2016

Project Riandu Documentary 2015 update

Project Riandu Documentary 2015 update
Description
A presentation of the challenges faced by the deaf community in Kenya
Date:
16 December 2015

Brain tumour girl raises £35,000 for vital research

Brain tumour girl raises £35,000 for vital research
Description
A 12-year-old girl has raised about £35,000 for vital research into one of the UK's deadliest forms of cancer.
Date:
03 December 2015

A world-first in paediatric cancer research

A world-first in paediatric cancer research
Description
A world-first in paediatric cancer research: successful campaign reduces brain tumour diagnosis time.
Date:
27 November 2015

What will you give this Christmas, asks brain tumour research appeal

What will you give this Christmas, asks brain tumour research appeal
Description
People are being urged to give an extra gift this Christmas – to fund life-saving research for children affected by deadly brain tumours.
Date:
20 November 2015