December 2010

Changing lives... a decade of distance learning

The School of English Studies is celebrating 10 years of 'Distance Learning', providing postgraduate education to students across the world.

Environmental sustainability project lands students a trip to the Arctic

A team of four Nottingham students have won a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Arctic Circle, for their environmental sustainability entry at the npower future leader's competition.

Major staff recruitment drive at The University of Nottingham Ningbo, China

UNNC to bolster its teaching staff with at least another 30 professors, associate and assistant professors, teaching fellows and technicians.

World's smallest periodic table?

Scientists at The University of Nottingham have written what they believe is the world's smallest periodic table — on the side of a human hair.

Autistic children's exceptional visual search skills may not translate into everyday life

Psychologists have shown, for the first time, that the exceptional visual search skills seen in autistic children do not necessarily translate into real life situations.

Election 2010 blog scoops national social media award

The influential Election 2010 blog has won a national social media award.

Shanghai Expo presence generates new partnerships

The University is experiencing a surge of interest in many areas of activity following its six month presence at Shanghai World Expo 2010.

Are accident and emergency departments a good place to die?

Palliative care for terminally-ill patients is often neglected in hospital A&E departments, research finds.

First Professor in Sustainable Energy

Gavin Walker, an expert in hydrogen storage, has been appointed as The University of Nottingham's first Professor in Sustainable Energy Technologies following a £1m gift from benefactors Sir Harry and Lady Djanogly.

Treasure trove of medieval manuscripts published

The largest surviving family-owned library of medieval manuscripts in Britain can now be enjoyed by everyone thanks to the publication of a new book telling its fascinating story.

Major BBC documentary on ancient underwater city

The excavation of Pavlopetri, an ancient underwater city, is to be the subject of a major new BBC Two television documentary.

Demand for debt advice could soar

New report warns that if independent forecasts are right and unemployment continues to rise the demand for debt advice, by the middle of next year, will exceed that seen at the peak of the financial crisis.

Major collaboration unveiled on cutting-edge electronics

Major new industrial collaboration with e2v will drive forward research and manufacturing.

Pioneering medic receives knighthood at Buckingham Palace

A proud day for a pioneering Nottingham doctor and academic... Professor Sir Peter Rubin is knighted in an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace

Take-off for centre of excellence in aerospace

Nottingham confirms its position as a global leader in aerospace research with the launch of its new Institute for Aerospace Technology.

New QRISK score to predict heart disease in younger people

Experts at The University of Nottingham have developed a new 'score' to help GPs detect heart disease in younger people - before it damages their health.

School pupils see life in the lab

A Level students spend the day at The University of Nottingham putting their knowledge into practice.

'Most innovative research project' award for eminate Ltd

New healthy food product earns an innovation award for eminate Ltd.

Nottingham research tool provides a wealth of opportunities

Research academics at The University of Nottingham now have the latest in laboratory recording tools at their fingertips.

Disabilities in the Middle Ages — event to reveal attitudes to Medieval illness

The Disease, Disability and Medicine in Early Medieval Europe workshop examines the cultural, religious, social and even legal implications for those afflicted with a malady of the mind or body.

Winter 2010 graduation at The University of Nottingham

More than 2,500 students attend graduation ceremonies to formally become graduates of the University.

Future vets get heads for business

Fifth year vet students at The University of Nottingham are getting a chance to learn all about the commercial realities of running a vet practice.

Engineers lay on a 'green' Christmas

School pupils get an insight into the future of energy at a special Christmas lecture.

Silence is Golden for student community relations

Students from the University of Nottingham are running a campaign to keep noise down in residential areas as festive celebrations begin.

Polaris submariner surfaces as award-winning mature student

Ex-submariner who left school with no qualifications wins £1500 bursary to support his studies in biochemistry at The University of Nottingham.

New collaboration to assess the medical benefits of a blood test for lung cancer

New Collaboration with prestigious research institute to assess the medical benefits of the blood test for lung cancer

Student's amazing contribution recognised with community award

University of Nottingham student Giselle Kennedy has won the 'Young Person of the Year' category at the BIG10 awards for her contribution to her local community.

Coalition changes towards the 'big society' given lukewarm response by SMEs, survey shows

Plans by the coalition government for new social enterprises and Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) to help build the 'big society' have been given short shrift in online surveys of businesses and business advisers.
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