September 2016

Celebrate Black History Month with events for the community

The University of Nottingham is celebrating Black History Month with music, public lectures, open discussion and much more. Throughout October, the University will run a diverse range of events focussing on Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) culture, history and people.

Firbeck Academy unveils new improved school

Tours from Year 5 pupils in high visibility vests and a performance from Firbeck's Signing Choir heralded the opening of a new improved Academy.As a £2 million, year-long, renovation project draws to a close at the school a special event was held today (Tuesday 27 September 2016) to say thank you to all those involved.

Group psychoeducation offers 'early intervention' for bipolar patients

A study at the University of Nottingham suggests that a structured, group therapy approach to treating patients with the early stages of bi-polar disorder is more effective than the standard peer support approach currently offered by the NHS.

Nottingham is University of the Year for Graduate Employment

The University of Nottingham is the best university in the UK for graduate employment, according to the 2016 The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide, published today (Friday 23 September).The University is also back in the top 20 after moving up five places this year, due mainly to a significant increase in student satisfaction.

Lustre returns to Nottingham Lakeside Arts

Lustre is back at Nottingham Lakeside Arts and 2016 looks set to be one of its biggest and best yet.

Few chronic kidney disease patients at risk from end-stage disease

The results of research led by academics at The University of Nottingham will be a cause for optimism among patients suffering from chronic kidney disease (CKD).

University initiative to address China health challenges

The University of Nottingham has launched an initiative which aims to address major public health challenges in China through research, education and training.

Building trust between vets and farmers key to encouraging cattle vaccination, study finds

The study suggests that those charged with uniting the veterinary profession around vaccination strategies are faced with a number of pressing issues — including the risk perceptions of both vets and farmers and the need for further information on disease prevalence.

£23.6 million boost for medical research in Nottingham

New Biomedical Research Centre will mean pioneering medical research at Nottingham will be translated into hospitals for real patient benefit.

Retirement plans under threat as workers struggle with 'pension paralysis'

New study indicates UK employees struggling with level of savings choices

Chilean partnership will bring University of Nottingham research to Latin America

A new organisation will see greater research collaboration between The University of Nottingham and Chile. The University of Nottingham Chile Fundacion represents a major advance in the University's engagement in both Chile and the Latin American region and gives a legal status to research carried out in the country. It will also enable the University to play a more active role in the country's research and knowledge transfer activities.

Artificially-intelligent cleaning system could save food manufacturers £100m a year

The University of Nottingham is developing an artificially-intelligent sensor system to clean food manufacturing equipment more precisely, which could save £100m a year for the UK industry alone.

Endurance cyclists receive heros welcome as fundraising hits the half way mark

Crowds gathered to welcome Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir David Greenaway, and his team of 12 endurance cyclists, back to Nottingham after a 1,400 mile bike ride.At a Community Cycle day held on Sunday 4 September, at Nottingham Lakeside Arts, there was thunderous applause for the Life Cycle 6 team who navigated the four compass points of mainland Britain to raise vital funds for breast cancer research.

Nottingham braced for Jurassic terror

One of the most terrifying dinosaurs of the Jurassic age is coming to Nottingham next summer.

Holiday photos could help digitally reconstruct of some of the world's historic monuments

Archaeologists from the UK are calling on members of the public to help them preserve the legacy of some of the world's most important monuments and historic sites, including those most at risk in Syria and Libya.

Vice-Chancellor announces his decision to retire

The University of Nottingham's Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir David Greenaway has announced his decision to retire.He will step down from the post on September 30 2017 at which point he will have served the University for 30 years, with 20 of those as a Member of its Executive Board: as Vice-Chancellor, Acting Vice-Chancellor and Pro-Vice-Chancellor.

Global slavery expert joins Nottingham

A world-renowned expert on contemporary slavery has joined The University of Nottingham as a lead researcher in the world's largest group of Rights and Justice Scholars.

Super-efficient solar air-conditioning to cut energy use by 50 per cent

The University of Nottingham is developing a solar air-conditioning system that cuts electricity consumption by up to 50 per cent compared to the conventional vapour compression (VC) system.

Alcohol content in YouTube music videos breaks industry codes of practice, new study finds

Researchers have found that many popular YouTube videos viewed by young people are glamourising and normalising excessive drinking and linking it with sexual attractiveness and luxury lifestyle.

Nottingham research drives new national guidance to end discrimination of LGBT people in end of life care

Research by academics at The University of Nottingham is driving new national guidelines aimed at ensuring that LGBT people – and their loved ones – are treated fairly and with respect when they are dying.

Shedding light on deadly colic

New research by The University of Nottingham has found that more than 90% of horse owners did not feel confident in spotting early signs of colic.

Nottingham shortlisted for University of the Year

The University of Nottingham has been shortlisted as Times Higher Education's University of the Year.Affectionately known as the Oscars of UK Higher Education, THE Awards are designed to showcase why and how institutions continue to prosper.
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