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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

New criminology team at The University of Nottingham

A professor and assistant professor of criminology join the ranks of newcomers to The University of Nottingham this autumn.

Professor Bill Dixon has expertise in policing, racially motivated offenders and crime, crime control and criminal justice in post-apartheid South Africa. Together with Dr Melanie Jordan, who has a PhD in Prison Mental Health, they will lead the University’s new Criminology and Social Policy and Criminology and Sociology BA degree courses and the Criminology MA......more

Remembering the forgotten heroes of the First World War

Flanders Fields, muddy trenches, the poetry of Wilfred Owen, poppies, the final episode of Blackadder Goes Forth…ask anyone to conjure an image of the First World War and it is likely to feature something along these lines.

Despite their now iconic status, they don’t offer us the complete picture of what became one of the deadliest conflicts in history......more

Organ donation – do we opt-in or opt-out?

Researchers say there should be an international database containing the very latest information about organ donations and transplants, so policy makers can make informed decisions on whether to adopt an opt-out or opt-in system.

The call comes after a study, carried out by The University of Nottingham, the University of Stirling and Northumbria University, showed that overall an opt-out system might provide a greater number of organs for transplant but many factors can influence the success of either system and a repository of accessible information would help individual countries decide which one would be better for them......more

Joe’s journey to Nottingham a success thanks to Nottingham Potential

With the start of a new academic year, we welcomed our students back to our UK campuses this week. Among the many thousands of new students enrolling on their degrees this week is Joe Butterworth, a local student from Derby who is taking a degree in Sociology. For Joe, starting at Nottingham is the culmination of a journey which wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the University’s Nottingham Potential scheme......more

Major fire destroys Carbon Neutral Laboratory at Jubilee Campus

On Friday 12 September, a major fire at our Jubilee Campus completely destroyed our new GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry, which was still under construction and due to open in 2015.

The University’s Registrar Dr Paul Greatrix said: “We are terribly saddened by the major fire at our Jubilee Campus......more

Alumni recognition for China and Malaysia graduates

Malaysia’s ‘Father of Biosafety’, a chef whose fusion is reinventing traditional Singaporean food culture, a pair who are building a cult fast food burger bar and an outstanding scholar and alumni advocate, are all winners of University of Nottingham Alumni Laureate Awards in China and Malaysia.

With almost 20 years’ experience in the formulation of policies on the environment and natural resource management in Malaysia, Nagulendran Kangayatkarasu is informally known by his peers as the ‘Father of Biosafety’. Nagu earned the nickname primarily through his lead role in the formulation of the landmark Law on Biosafety, which was developed by the Malaysian Parliament in 2010 and widely recognised as one of the best wildlife laws in the region......more

Double shortlisting for Nottingham in the Times Higher Education Awards

The University of Nottingham has been shortlisted in two categories of the Times Higher Education Awards (THE).

Nottingham has been shortlisted in the ‘Outstanding International Student Strategy’ and ‘Research Project of the Year’ categories......more

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