October 2015

New clinical guidelines and public awareness campaign slash diagnosis time for children's brain tumours

The UK's performance on diagnosing brain tumours in children and young people has been transformed by new clinical guidelines and a national awareness campaign — taking it from one of the worst ranking countries in the world to one of the best.

Celebrating Nottingham's creativity

A public festival will showcase and celebrate the best of the cultural and artistic scene in Nottingham this month.

Have you spotted the #beastsofUoN?

A groundskeeper at The University of Nottingham is showcasing his wildlife photography skills and has produced a charity 2016 calendar of wild birds which were all taken on the University's UK campuses.

Discover how social scientists are shaping society today through free events

The University of Nottingham is hosting four free public events about its research as part of the Economic and Social Research Council's 13th annual Festival of Social Science.

Exploring TV, film, comics and more – the Popular Culture Lecture Series strikes back

This November marks the return of the free public lecture series with a twist. From Taylor Swift to heavy metal, professional wrestling to Harry Potter, and genetically-engineered dragons to James Bond, there's something for everyone in this year's Popular Culture Lecture Series, taking place at The University of Nottingham.

The University of Nottingham contributes £1.1bn a year to UK economy, report says

The University of Nottingham contributes £1.1bn a year to the UK economy and supports around 18,000 jobs across the country according to a new report.

Nottingham obtains a newly-discovered typescript of D.H. Lawrence's Pansies

The University of Nottingham has purchased an important and fascinating typescript of D.H. Lawrence's Pansies – his best known collection of poems.

New genetic discovery advances understanding of prostate cancer

A new and important genetic discovery, which sheds light on how prostate cancers develop and spread, has been made by an international research team led by scientists at The University of Nottingham.

Human factors are main cause of errors in veterinary practice

Human error is the largest single cause of mistakes made by veterinary surgeons when treating patients, new research by The University of Nottingham has revealed.

Could a little dose of salt be the key to curing pre-eclampsia?

Researchers investigate the effect of salt on blood pressure in pregnancy and whether low dose supplements could prevent pre-eclampsia. The work is being funded by the British Heart Foundation.

High-profile financial leader to speak at Nottingham

Chair of the Office for Budget Responsibility, Robert Chote, will be giving a free public lecture at The University of Nottingham's School of Economics this Thursday at 5pm. His talk, 'Reflections on our First Five Years' will examine the work and impact of the OBR which was created in 2010 to give independent and authoritative analysis on the UK's public finances.

New study to recruit thousands of parkrunners

Medical researchers are looking for thousands of runners and joggers to take part in a large international study to assess whether recreational running puts people at greater risk of developing osteo-arthritis of the knee in later life. The HALO study is being led by The University of Nottingham's Arthritis Research UK Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis.

New partnership with China to find solutions to global energy and environmental challenges

The University of Nottingham has launched a new research centre with a partner in Shanghai, to find low-carbon solutions to some of the world's most pressing energy and environmental challenges.

Support for fracking continues to drop

Public support for the extraction and use of shale gas has dropped significantly over the last year with concerns about the potential impact on the environment beginning to outweigh the possible economic benefits.

Former head of student services presented with MBE for services to Higher Education and Student Counselling

Robin Dollery, the former Head of Student Services at The University of Nottingham, is presented with his MBE by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal for services to Higher Education and Student Counselling.

Climbing plants disturb carbon storage in tropical forests

Scientists have discovered that climbing vines are upsetting the carbon balance of tropical forests by crowding out and killing trees.

Groundbreaking research to improve diagnosis of colic in horses

Studies have revealed marked variation in how vets approach suspected colic in horses and identifies main factors affecting their decision making in the field.

Life changing fundraising target extended to £200million

The University of Nottingham's biggest ever fundraising campaign has met its £150m target a year ahead of schedule, and it is now being extended to £200m.

Key studies from Nottingham central to major flu drug report

Flu experts from The University of Nottingham are key contributors to a new landmark report, out today, which reveals that anti-viral drugs called NAIs (like Tamiflu) have been successful in reducing deaths in flu patients in hospital.

Engineering technician apprenticeship scheme given industry seal of approval

A four-year apprenticeship scheme for trainee technicians at The University of Nottingham is first in the UK to be accredited by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.

Eminent orthopaedic surgeon retires after exceptional career

Professor Angus Wallace retires from the operating theatre but continues his research as Emeritus Professor at the University.
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