Good health and well-being

At the birthplace of MRI, our researchers deliver discoveries for healthier lives, from the world’s first wearable brain scanner, improving monitoring for expectant mothers, reducing hospital infections, tackling the threat of viruses like Covid-19, and working with clinicians to advance new treatments. We’re also one the UK’s leading universities for sport, offering support to the brightest talents while ensuring sport is accessible to all. 



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UK’s most powerful MRI scanner

We are establishing the UK’s most powerful MRI scanner as a national facility, which will lead help the UK lead the world in ultra-high field imaging to transform understanding of the brain and treatment of disease.

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Learning and students

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Sport for all at the University of Nottingham

We consistently finish in the top ten of the British Universities and Colleges Sport leagues. Our state-of-the-art facilities include the David Ross Sports Village and we offer an award-winning, inclusive programme of sport, health and fitness.

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Engagement and impact

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Centre for Healthcare Technologies

Our strategic alliance with the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust underlines our capacity to address healthcare challenges. By driving scientific discovery through to clinical application, we accelerate access to innovative drugs, devices and diagnostics.

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Policy and operations

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HealthyU: supporting our students

University life, perhaps living away from home and experiencing a new culture, is exhilarating but can be challenging and stressful. From mental health and wellbeing, keeping active to eating well on a budget, we offer students support to help them thrive.

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