News and views archive

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

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