April 2017

Helping young people into university for 5 years

A partnership that helps break down the barriers to higher education is celebrating its 5th anniversary.

Big wins for Nottingham at Student Nursing Times Awards 2017

Student nurses and staff at The University of Nottingham are celebrating after scooping four awards at the prestigious Student Nursing Times Awards 2017 – almost a quarter of the total awards presented nationally.

Trump: the first 100 days

A panel of experts at The University of Nottingham will discuss what US President Donald Trump has achieved in his first 100 days in office. Te event takes place on Monday 8 May and is hosted by the Department of American and Canadian Studies in the Clive Granger Building on University Park campus

TV Presenter lends support to world exclusive dinosaur exhibition

The ground-breaking Dinosaurs of China exhibition, which is bringing some of the best-preserved dinosaur fossils in the world to the UK this summer, has a new high profile supporter in the form of respected TV presenter and naturalist Chris Packham.

The University of Nottingham in top 20 universities in the UK

The University of Nottingham is in the top 20 universities nationally according to TheCompleteUniversityGuide.co.uk's 2018 rankings, published today (Wednesday 26 April).Following its jump of four places last year, Nottingham has risen by three to rank 18th, second place in the East Midlands region.

Forty interns make a contribution to Nottinghamshire organisations

An internship programme launched by The University of Nottingham has trebled in size to support more small businesses and charities across the county.

Artificial intelligence can accurately predict future heart disease and strokes, study finds

Self teaching computer systems are better than current standard human-programmed tools for predicting risk of heart disease and strokes, according to a new study by epidemiologists and computer scientists.

I now pronounce you husband and wife…. And husband and wife... And husband and wife

Ten couples have shared their special day in the first mass wedding ceremony to take place at The University of Nottingham Ningbo (UNNC).The couples, who met and fell in love while studying at the university, were invited to come back as part of celebrations to mark a decade of the organisation's alumni association. The wedding ceremony took place at 10am on Saturday 15 April outside the Trent Building at UNNC, in coastal province of Zhejiang, near Shanghai, China.

Bringing Vikings back to the East Midlands

A major new Viking exhibition is opening at The University of Nottingham Museum at Nottingham Lakeside Arts in November 2017.

Entrepreneurs scoop top prizes at Ingenuity17

The creators of an automated defibrillator and an online food delivery service have claimed top prizes at the UK's largest competition for entrepreneurs.

University workshop increases the understanding of music in dementia care

A workshop recently took place at the University which examined how the therapeutic qualities of sound and music can be used in the care of dementia patients.

New MyAsthma app can help relieve the stress of asthma management

A new and unique smartphone app to help people with asthma manage their condition has been developed by lung experts at the Nottingham Respiratory Research Unit and the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).

Silk clothing offers no benefit for children with eczema, study finds

Wearing silk clothing offers no additional benefit for children who suffer from moderate to severe eczema, a study led by researchers at The University of Nottingham has found.

Nottingham doctoral student wins Best Clean Sky Award for his thesis on more electric aircraft

Dr Fei Gao, who just completed his doctorate at The University of Nottingham has won the Best Clean Sky PhD Award for his thesis in applied sciences and engineering for aeronautics.

Eat wild venison to support native woodland birds, says ecologist

Wild deer in Britain should be hunted for venison to drastically reduce their populations and support the re-emergence of our native woodland birds, according to an academic at The University of Nottingham.

A world-first in how to end slavery for The University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham is offering a Masters course in Slavery and Liberation – the first of its kind in the world.

Nottingham vet students assist army in declaring military equine population as Strangles-free

Vet students from The University of Nottingham have helped in a major project to screen The Queen's most iconic military ceremonial horses for a potentially life-threatening disease called Strangles. The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment and Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery have now been declared Strangles-free.

Threads of Empire: Rule and resistance in colonial India c1740-1840

Historians at The University of Nottingham take a look at the resistance that shaped the British Empire in India as part of a new exhibition at Nottingham Lakeside Arts.

Why do bunnies deliver chocolate eggs at Easter?

A free event at The University of Nottingham will give members of the public the chance to learn everything they ever wanted to know about the most important and oldest festival of the Christian Church.

Partnership with India to train tomorrow's teachers

The University of Nottingham has agreed a partnership with The International School Bangalore (TISB) Training Academy in India to run a postgraduate teacher education course.

Science photography prize for polymer particles resembling golf balls

Science photography prize for picture of tiny 'golf ball' shaped microparticles that could one day be used to repair damaged human tissue.

Our quackers April Fool

Were you caught out by our April Fool story?Earlier today we shared news of an exciting new development on University Park campus #goosetunnel.We can now reveal that the news that our resident Canada Geese were getting their own walkway under East Drive was an April Fool.
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