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January – University No1 target for the UK’s top employers......more

Work to rebuild landmark laboratory will start early in 2015

Contractors have begun work clearing debris on the site of the GSK Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry at the Jubilee Campus in readiness for rebuild work in 2015.

Work began on the impressive carbon neutral laboratory building in October 2013 and was due to be completed early next year but a fire in September destroyed the almost finished building. A fire investigation has now been concluded and has not identified any wrongdoing or arson associated with the fire......more

An honorary degree for a man driven to succeed

Successful entrepreneur and Nottingham alumnus Farid Suleman (Production Engineering 1974) knows there is no reward without risk.

For man raised in a small village in Tanzania Farid built a successful entrepreneurial career enjoying commercial and entrepreneurial success, and currently manages his own investment fund Loxodonta Ventures, which invests in companies that are innovative and scalable and make a positive social impact......more

Louise tells the House about her ambitions fulfilled

Louise Richardson grew up in Hucknall, North Nottinghamshire, harbouring a dream of becoming a vet.

Despite achieving GCSEs and A levels she quickly became disillusioned and intimidated by the process of applying to university and competing for a coveted Vet School place. However, Louise went on to attend a summer school and masterclass at the University and, after graduating, is now a practicing veterinary surgeon at a small animal practice serving Leicestershire and Lincolnshire......more

Nottingham academic wins biennial American Studies Network Book Prize

A fascinating book on slavery by a leading Nottingham academic, which took a decade to research and write, has won a prestigious award.

Celeste-Marie Bernier’s Characters of Blood: Black Heroism in the Transatlantic Imagination has won the biennial American Studies Network Book Prize, awarded for a remarkable book published in English in the field of American Studies in 2012 or 2013......more

Best alumni band ever back on campus

Multi award-winning University of Nottingham alumni band London Grammar returned to campus this week to pick up a well-deserved Alumni Laureate Award.

The awards are a testament to the excellence achieved by graduates in fields including conservation, international cuisine, sports medicine, entertainment, public service and education......more

University community celebrates The Light of the World

More than 700 staff, students, alumni and friends attended the University’s annual Christmas carol concert in Nottingham’s mother church, St Mary’s.

It was standing room only in the church as the University community came together at the start of the Christmas season for the institution’s official celebration of Christmas organised by the University Chaplaincy Team......more

Christmas clinic and party for pets of the homeless

On Wednesday 10 December, the student-led ‘Vets in the Community’ will be holding its annual clinic Christmas party for the homeless and vulnerable and their pets.

‘Vets in the Community’ was set up in 2012 to provide free veterinary care to pets belonging to homeless and vulnerably housed people in the Nottingham area. They run a clinic once a month and every Christmas they hold a special party and clinic. Anyone who uses or works with the clinic is welcome......more

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