September 2017

£242 million raised and thousands of lives changed thanks to the University of Nottingham

The fundraising and volunteering campaign that has been at the heart of the University of Nottingham for the past six years has raised £242,140,000.Since publicly launching in 2011 Impact: The Nottingham Campaign has transformed the lives of thousands of people - whether through funding life-changing research at the university, helping young people achieve their dreams through scholarships and inspirational talks or developing the sports and teaching facilities on campus.The fundraising campaign was initially given a £150 million target to meet by University of Nottingham Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir David Greenaway.

Professor Jonathan Van-Tam to be Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England

The University of Nottingham's world-leading epidemiologist and Professor of Health Protection, Jonathan Van-Tam MBE, has been appointed Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England by the Department of Health.

Great minds think alike – or are they just copying?

A new study has shown that children as young as eight years old know the difference between independent agreement and copying and can take into account individuals' independence when evaluating the reliability of a consensus.

Nottingham's new flying motorcycle prepares for take off

Designs for a flying motorcycle that could revolutionise electric aircraft have been unveiled today (Thursday 28th September) by the University of Nottingham.

New research shows hearing aids change lives and improve health

Ground-breaking research published by a team from the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre shows the life-changing impact of hearing aids for people with mild to moderate hearing loss.

Nottingham's Vet School launches MSc in Veterinary Physiotherapy

A new master's degree in Veterinary Physiotherapy is being launched by the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science (SVMS) at the University of Nottingham to complement its existing range of postgraduate courses and training.

The 3D selfie is here

Computer scientists have developed technology capable of producing 3D facial reconstruction from a single 2D image - the 3D selfie.

New online survey for rabbit breeders launched

A new survey to build up a picture of standards of animal welfare in the UK rabbit breeding industry is being launched by researchers at the University of Nottingham's Vet School and the University of Winchester.

Study finds being in a good mood for your flu jab boosts its effectiveness

New research by a team of health experts at the University of Nottingham has found evidence that being in a positive mood on the day of your flu jab can increase its protective effect.

Prestigious award to support the search for sustainable energy

A Nottingham professor has received a prestigious award from the Royal Society that will support his research into the development of new materials as sustainable sources of energy.

Answering 'the most important question' about the treatment of MS

Patients in the UK are to be involved in answering the single most important question about treating multiple sclerosis (MS), as part of a $10 million international clinical trial.

Frailty calculator to support GPs in targeting patients for better care

An online frailty calculator developed by academics at The University of Nottingham will help GPs to identify their most vulnerable older patients for enhanced care.

Horse colic campaign wins prestigious award

A campaign to raise awareness of colic in horses among horse owners pioneered by the University of Nottingham's Vet School and the British Horse Society has won the prestigious Veterinary Record Evidence Award.

'Infiltrin' protein discovery could help stop spread of deadly parasitic worm

The discovery of a new 'infiltrin' protein on a parasitic egg that is responsible for spreading deadly infections amongst millions of people could lead to better prevention and treatment.

University of Nottingham scientist proves theory chemists have waited two decades to understand

Groundbreaking research led by Simon Woodward,a professor of synthetic organic chemistry at the University of Nottingham, has proved how a catalyst (a small atomic-sized 'machine' that knits together new molecules) in organo-copper chemistry works.

University runners go the extra mile for children's brain tumours

Over the last few months the University of Nottingham has been busy recruiting runners to join its Robin Hood Mini, Half and Full Marathon team to raise money for the Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre (CBTRC) — this year's chosen Impact Campaign charity.

Nottingham's Wurth Elektronik Motorcycle Team driven to set a new land speed record

The University of Nottingham's Wurth Elektronik Motorcycle Team is poised to ride into the record books when it attempts to break the British electric motorcycle land speed record on Sunday 17th September at Elvington Airfield.

UNNC Provost recognised by Ningbo City

The Provost of the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) has been recognised for his contribution to the development of Ningbo.Professor Chris Rudd, who is also a Pro-Vice-Chancellor of The University of Nottingham UK, was awarded the Camellia award by Ningbo Municipal Government.

Brewing partnership inspiring the next generation of brewers

The first student to receive funding under a new partnership between the University of Nottingham and Molson Coors has undertaken a research project that looks to improve the performance of yeast in high gravity brewing.

Brexit is a major source of uncertainty for UK firms, according to a new survey

A new study from the University of Nottingham will show how Brexit is really affecting businesses in the UK, and what the future holds for companies in a post-Brexit world.

Celebrating 20 years of improving treatment of skin diseases

World-leading dermatologists and their patients are celebrating huge improvements in the treatment of skin diseases like skin cancer, psoriasis and acne as the Nottingham-led Cochrane Skin Group marks its 20th anniversary this week.

Omega 3 helps the gut stay healthy, study finds

Taking omega-3 as part of a healthy diet with plenty of fibre and probiotic foods can improve the diversity of the gut microbiome according to a new study by researchers at the University of Nottingham and King's College London.

Self-harm intervention vital part of suicide prevention

Self-harm intervention is a vital part of suicide prevention for young people in care according to recent research from experts at the University of Nottingham.

Nottingham shortlisted twice in the 'Oscars' of the higher education sector

A University of Nottingham Professor and a course that brings Nottingham's teaching programme to pharmacy students in China have been shortlisted in a national competition to highlight the best of higher education.

Nottingham's postgraduates named joint winners in national Passivhaus competition

Two University of Nottingham postgraduate students from the Department of Architecture and Built Environment (DABE) are enjoying a double celebration after emerging as joint winners in the prestigious UK Passivhaus Student Competition.

National Lottery accolade for HeadSmart brain tumour campaign

HeadSmart – the highly successful campaign pioneered by the University of Nottingam's Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre to speed up diagnosis of childhood brain tumours – has been voted the UK's favourite health project funded by the National Lottery.

Nottingham remains in top 150 of the world's universities

The University of Nottingham features among the best in the world in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings — the definitive list of the top 1,000 universities from 77 countries. The league table, published today — 5 September 2017 — shows that Nottingham has maintained its position of 147th place, appearing among the world's elite institutions. Nottingham climbs one place to 21st in the UK, moving up a rank from 22nd last year.

Inspirational green chemist elected Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering

Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff CBE FRS, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering for his pioneering work in supercritical fluids.

Collected Words: From the Literary Collections at the University of Nottingham

new exhibition will showcase the work of Nottinghamshire writers and the treasures that can be found in the historic collections of local literature lovers.

Conservation hindered by geographical mismatches between capacity and need

New research suggests that geographical mismatches between conservation needs and expertise may hinder global conservation goals.
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