October 2012

University research reveals smokers take 2.7 extra sick days per year

Smokers are costing the UK economy £1.4 billion by taking an average of two or three days more sick leave per year than their non-smoking colleagues, a new study has revealed.

Doing the Business for a decade

Business ethics are to hit the big screen in Nottingham during November in a season of films that explore issues around corporate social responsibility in global industry.

Special blog series for the 18th Communist Party Congress

Academics, researchers, analysts and commentators offer comment and analysis to mark the 18th Party Congress in Beijing.

Feeding the world: experts gather to explore challenges of global food security

Experts from around the globe are to gather in Shanghai, China, to discuss the challenges and solutions to the biggest question facing the world – how do we achieve global food security?

Risk factors predict childhood obesity, researchers find

High birth weight, rapid weight gain and having an overweight mother who smokes can all increase the risk of a baby becoming obese later in childhood, research by experts at The University of Nottingham has found.

Behind closed doors — 'whistleblowers' need voice over care home concerns, says charity

'Whistleblowers' who expose mistreatment of vulnerable patients within the care home system need to be confident that their allegations will be treated seriously, a national charity has said.

New technology centre puts Nottingham at forefront of aerospace research

New £5.1 million Aerospace Technology Centre opens at the University of Nottingham Innovation Park

Top academy pupils treated to a taste of Malaysia

Pupils from King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls in Birmingham were treated to an all expenses paid trip to The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus after winning the team prize at the Academy Excellence Awards.

University of Nottingham appoints new Chancellor

Sir Andrew Witty, a Nottingham alumnus, appointed as the University's seventh Chancellor.

MRI research sheds new light on nerve fibres in the brain

New research into MRI will help diagnosis and monitoring of neuro-degenerative diseases.

International pioneers of zero carbon housing share ideas for the future

International symposium to debate zero carbon homes and future sustainable development.

Revalidation training tool will help GPs improve service provided to patients

A new online learning tool will guide doctors through what GMC chief Niall Dickson called "the biggest change in medical regulation for more than 150 years

New book reveals audience responses to film subtitling

Do subtitles have an impact on how audiences understand the movie? A University academic published a book on viewers' interpretations of dynamic interactions represented in films via subtitling.

University's fundraising campaign reaches first milestone

Biggest-ever fundraising campaign already half way to £150m target.

Nottingham retaining UKs world-class manufacturing skills

Two trainee technicians from The University of Nottingham have made the shortlist to represent Great Britain at the World Skills event in Leipzig in July.

Ensuring the welfare of trainee vets

Students at The University of Nottingham have joined forces with the Association of Veterinary Students (AVS) to ensure the welfare of the next generation of UK vets.

City's first hydrogen filling station opens at new 'green' University research building

Drivers of hydrogen cars will be able to fill up their tanks in Nottingham for the first time later this week, following the launch of an innovative sustainable energy research facility at The University of Nottingham.

Professor Keith Campbell, 1954–2012

Tributes paid to internationally renowned scientist, who has died at the age of 58.

Student run market nominated for Radio 4 award

A Farmers' Market founded by students at The University of Nottingham has been named as a finalist in BBC Radio Four's Food Awards

School hearing tests: are they as good as they sound?

Research will study whether a nationwide hearing screening programme in schools would be successful and cost effective in detecting hearing loss in children.

Jump for Business School in Economist 'student-centric' MBA rankings

Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) is celebrating after jumping up this year's Economist MBA rankings.

Students to help give Lenton a boost

Students from The University of Nottingham are set to join local residents and businesses during a day of action designed to improve the appearance of Lenton Boulevard.

Celebrating ten years of research excellence at Nottingham

World's leading experts in the field of geomechanics gather at the University.

High intensity training — calling all couch potatoes

Can just 15 minutes of high intensity exercise three times a week get us fit and improve our health?

Culture shift needed to improve the hospital care for elderly people with mental health problems

There has to be nothing less than a culture shift to improve the hospital care of older people admitted with delirium and dementia.

New teaching and learning head at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Professor Julie Sanders will take up her new post in Ningbo in 2013.

New technique to counter the effects of solar activity on GNSS

New techniques could counter the damaging effects of solar fluctuations on GNSS technology.

Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit acknowledged as centre of excellence in clinical trials research

A University of Nottingham centre, which brings together specialist experts to support 'bench to bedside' research projects, has been recognised as a centre of excellence.
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