February 2018

Planning for freedom – how statistics can help us eradicate modern slavery

Experts in modern slavery from the University of Nottingham are using a new way of calculating the precise number of slaves in a city, region or country, helping the fight for freedom.

World's smallest ice etching created to welcome home Team GB

Scientists at the University of Nottingham have created the world's smallest ice etching for a welcome back message of congratulations to Team GB.

Honorary degree for Malaysian royalty

His Royal Highness Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj Ibni Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Alhaj was conferred with an honourary degree from the University of Nottingham on 24 February 2018 during the University's graduation ceremony. The award was presented to HRH by University of Nottingham Vice-Chancellor Professor Shearer West at the first of three graduation ceremonies, which saw the University award degrees to about 250 students from the Faculties of Arts & Social Sciences, Engineering and Science. Each student graduated with a qualification from University of Nottingham, one of the top 100 universities in the world.

Former Chair of House of Commons Education Select Committee joins University of Nottingham

Neil Carmichael, former Chair of the House of Commons Education Select Committee, has joined the University of Nottingham as an Honorary Professor in the Schools of Education and Politics and International Relations.

Nottingham Law professor to help tackle corruption in sport

A legal expert from the University of Nottingham has been appointed to an international network fighting corruption in sport.Professor Sue Arrowsmith of the School of Law will be advising the International Partnership Against Corruption in Sport (IPACS).

Bumper year for Nottingham student nursing award nominations

The shortlist for the Student Nursing Times Awards 2018 has been announced, and it's been another bumper year for the University of Nottingham. The University and its staff and students picked up 13 nominations across 11 award categories in this year's awards, which aim to recognise the cream of the crop among the student nursing community.

Using ultrasound to predict return to form for injured racehorses

A new technique that uses ultrasound to predict a racehorse's likelihood of a return to racing after a tendon injury has been developed by researchers at the University of Nottingham, Oakham Equine Hospital and the world-famous Hong Kong Jockey Club.

Better tools needed to diagnose depression in people with autism

Autistic adults are not being effectively diagnosed with depression due to a lack of assessment tools, a new study has found.

Science gets hands-on at curious city festival

Scientists from the University of Nottingham will be wowing the crowds this weekend in the city centre with exciting practical experiments and activities that include foaming elephant's toothpaste, invisible ink microbes and worms in space!

Spend half term with the Vikings

Take your children on a voyage of discovery this half term to learn about the Vikings at Nottingham Lakeside Arts.

Do you trust your valentine? How bad is it if you don't?

Whilst you enjoy a romantic date this Valentine's Day, are you secretly wondering if you can trust them? And do you feel bad if you don't?

University of Nottingham sells shares in spin-out company Oncimmune

The University of Nottingham has sold 4.3 million shares in one of its spin-out companies, Oncimmune, raising over £5 million to support the University's research and teaching activities.`

Nottingham patients to benefit from £30 million investment

Nottingham is to receive a share of £30 million to transform healthcare using the science of data.As one of six sites in the UK awarded funding from Health Data Research UK the Midlands partnership, made up of the Universities of Birmingham, Leicester, Nottingham, Warwick, and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, aims to make pioneering improvements in people's health.

Nottingham 'pillownauts' help future manned missions to Mars

Scientists at the University of Nottingham are enlisting the help of 'pillownauts' to push back the boundaries of space travel in a new study to examine a potentially serious adverse effect of weightlessness on the human body.

'Rogue' countries with abusive regimes are not attractive to foreign investors, says a new study

Countries shamed by the United Nations Human Rights Council for committing violations against their citizens, are missing out on foreign investment according to a new study.

Love Island TV reality show viewers exposed to millions of tobacco related images

Viewers of the popular British reality TV show, Love Island, would have been exposed to millions of tobacco related images, suggests a study led by the University of Nottingham and published online in the journal Tobacco Control.

Community pharmacists alleviate pressure on GP practices

Community pharmacists in GP practices can significantly relieve pressure on doctors and nurses by providing patient focused services that help free up appointment times, according to a new independent report released today.

Could targeted magnetic pulse treatment offer new hope in treating depression?

Researchers are to investigate whether an innovative new treatment that targets areas of the brain with magnetic pulses could offer hope to the millions of people around the world who suffer from depression.
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