News and views archive

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

Why we give to Nottingham

Why we give to Nottingham
Description
Four inspirational supporters share their stories with us.
Date:
19 March 2018

Making the team

Making the team
Description
How sport scholarships are giving talented athletes like Lauren Agan the chance to play the game of her life.
Date:
19 March 2018

Now is the time to be ambitious

Now is the time to be ambitious
Description
Last year, we celebrated the achievements of the Impact Campaign. Sir Andrew Witty marked the occasion with this motivating talk.
Date:
19 March 2018

Beating dementia together

Beating dementia together
Description
Two women, two life experiences, brought together by a passion to change the future of dementia research.
Date:
19 March 2018

Five things I learnt at University

Five things I learnt at University
Description
Law graduate Natalie shares her five life lessons from Nottingham and how she benefited from a Nottingham Potential scholarship
Date:
19 March 2018

Hidden heritage

Hidden heritage
Description
Discover how volunteers with the Friends of University Park guide visitors through more than 200-years of history.
Date:
19 March 2018

Let there be light

Let there be light
Description
How PhD student Victor is giving sustainable light to Nigerian communities with his Cascade project - Liter of Light Nigeria.
Date:
19 March 2018

Living with 'scanxiety'

Living with 'scanxiety'
Description
In the four years that he lived with a brain tumour, Sam White endured more than 25 scans. This is Sam's story, told by his parents Mike and Pam.
Date:
19 March 2018

At the lab bench

At the lab bench
Description
Thanks to your support, our breast cancer research is making good progress. We asked our researchers to share how they have used your gifts.
Date:
19 March 2018

A day in the life - Muhammad Udin

A day in the life - Muhammad Udin
Description
Discover a day in the life of third year medical student and scholarship recipient Muhammad.
Date:
19 March 2018

Join us for the launch of the Nottingham Breast Cancer Research Centre

Join us for the launch of the Nottingham Breast Cancer Research Centre
Description
Discover more about our exciting plans for the centre, hear talks from patients and researchers and go behind-the-scenes with laboratory tours.
Date:
28 February 2018

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
Description
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
Description
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
Description
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
Description
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
Description
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
Description
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
Description
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
Description
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
Description
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
Description
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
Description
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