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Medical discovery first step on path to new painkillers

A major medical discovery by scientists at The University of Nottingham could lead to the development of an entirely new type of painkiller.

A drug resulting from the research, published in the journal Neurobiology of Disease, would offer new hope to sufferers of chronic pain conditions such as traumatic nerve injury, for which few effective painkillers are currently available......more

Legacy gifts supporting talented Medics to realise their potential

Medical students at Nottingham stand to benefit thanks to the generosity of supporters remembering Nottingham in their Wills. A gift of over £1.25 million has been left to the University by the late Joan Browne to fund a new programme of medical student scholarships. Another recent bequest of £500 from former student Sheila Gadsden (nee Shakeshaft) will provide a bursary for a student beginning their studies on our Graduate Entry Medicine course this year......more

Starting the new academic year thanks to your donations

Thanks to the support of University donors, over 400 students benefitted from scholarships, bursaries and prizes last academic year. As students return to The University of Nottingham, see what some of our scholarship recipients are most looking forward to this year......more

Clinic run by Vet students for homeless and vulnerably housed people in Nottingham continues to grow

Since receiving Cascade funding in January 2013, the Vets in the Community Project hasn’t looked back and is going from strength to strength. Under the supervision of qualified staff, Veterinary students from The University of Nottingham have been providing free health checks and treatments for homeless and vulnerably housed people in Nottingham, with animals receiving preventative care, such as vaccinations and flea and worm treatments. 200 consultations for pet owners have been completed to date, with over 60 students participating in the project so far......more

University Bike Bus steps up a gear

University of Nottingham staff and students have formed a bike convoy going out on the last Friday of every month, travelling the cycle paths of Nottingham.

This project is being delivered as part of the Nottingham Urban Area’s successful Local Sustainable Transport Fund programme, helping to establish Nottingham as an exemplar for integrated sustainable transport. It is also part of Sustrans’s vision of ‘a world in which people choose to travel in ways that benefit their health and the environment.’....more

Remembering Nottingham

Three quarters of Britons regularly give to charity in their lifetimes, yet only 6% currently include a charity when writing a Will.

As a charitable organisation, legacy gifts have always been a vital source of income for The University of Nottingham. So far this year, legacy gifts with a combined value of over £1.8 million have been received, with the wishes of legators enabling funding initiatives into areas of vital importance across the University......more

X-ray vision puts Nottingham plant and soil sciences on the world stage

A multidisciplinary team of scientists at The University of Nottingham are using some of the most advanced X-ray micro Computed Tomography (CT) scanners to learn how to design plant roots so they can interact better with soil and capture water and nutrients more efficiently. This non-invasive technology will help Nottingham unearth some of the answers to one of the biggest challenges facing the world today — global food security......more

Young farmer cashes in with plan for new UK crop

The University of Nottingham recently held its first business plan competition aimed specifically at postgraduates, boasting a total prize fund of £75,000. The competition was sponsored by Santander Universities, Nottingham CityCare Partnership and Nottingham City Council. The top prize winners included a young farmer introducing a new crop to the UK, a team of Crop Biotechnology graduates detecting foodborne diseases, a university student recruitment company and a team who have developed a solar powered cooker......more

Celebrate, discover and learn – Black History Month at The University of Nottingham

Music, spoken word and public lectures on Rosa Parks, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King – Black History Month at The University of Nottingham will explore different elements of black art, history and culture.

A full programme of events will be taking place both on campus and in the city throughout October, will be complemented by the University’s Black History Month blog. This will give event information as well as featuring academic content from staff and students......more

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