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Zero Carbon House designed and built by students comes home

The return to the University of the low cost, zero carbon, family starter home, which they designed and built themselves, has brought a project full circle for Nottingham and alumni and current students.

Many of those alumni involved in the project believe they’ve secured jobs on the back of their involvement in the project whilst others have just graduated this year. / ......more

Sharp shooting doctor aims for a medal

University of Nottingham alumna Rachel Parish (Biochemistry and Genetics 2002) will pull the trigger tomorrow at the 2014 Commonwealth Games attempting to add another medal to her collection.

The A&E doctor at the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham is also an international sportswoman who competes in the Women’s Double Trap event. She is currently English Open Champion. / ......more

Perfect University preparation for an international career

Mark Ovenden, Chairman and Managing Director of Ford of Great Britain has described how his Nottingham degree provided him with the perfect training for his career at Ford.

Graduating with a degree in Geography from Nottingham in 1985, Mr. Ovenden was attracted to a career in business after undertaking modules in Economics and International Relations as part of his course./ ......more

Life Cycle 4 races past fundraising target

A charity bike ride organised by The University of Nottingham has already raised nearly £484,000 of its £500,000 target thanks to the generous contribution of a number of major donors.

Each year for the past three years, a team of volunteers from the University, led by the Vice-Chancellor, have taken on a major cycling challenge in support of a good cause......more

Nottingham wins £2.6m to establish first University Enterprise Zone

The government has announced that The University of Nottingham is to become one of the first University Enterprise Zones (UEZ) in the UK, helping to create dozens of new high-tech businesses and hundreds of new jobs in the city.

As part of the award of UEZ status, the University will also receive £2.6m government funding to build a new Technology Entrepreneurship Centre at its Innovation Park, which will provide accommodation and intensive incubation support for external business start-ups and early-stage small and medium enterprises. / ......more

Pinpointing the damage alcohol does to the brain

New research has identified, for the first time, the structural damage at a molecular level that excessive alcohol abuse causes to the brain.

The study, led by The University of Nottingham, detected the loss and modification of several key cellular proteins in the brains of alcoholics. / ......more

Lottery boost for University of Nottingham sport

University of Nottingham students will have more chances to play sport thanks to £296,680 of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s University Sport Activation Fund.

The University is one of 54 universities to benefit from almost £10 million of funding aimed at getting nearly 180,000 new students playing sport. / ......more

Nottingham Potential Scholarship gives Shareen the opportunity to realise her dreams

“In my case you really have changed my life” – these are the words of Shareen Akhtar, second year student studying Veterinary Medicine and Science at The University of Nottingham, based at the Sutton Bonington Campus.

Thanks to the support of our donors, Shareen is the lucky recipient of a Nottingham Potential Scholarship of £1000 a year. Carer to her mother and sister, Shareen says “I cannot tell you how grateful I am at being given this £1,000. I do not know how I would have coped without this critical financial aid that you have given me. This is one of the best places in the UK to train to be a Vet and I feel very fortunate to be given the chance to realise my dreams at such an amazing university! ......more

Honorary graduates recognised at The University of Nottingham

Alumni are among the distinguished guests who will receive an honorary degree during this year’s summer graduation ceremonies.

Dame Helen Reeves (Social Administration 1966), retired Chief Executive of Victim Support, Mark Ovenden (Geography 1985), Managing Director Ford Britain and John Timpson CBE (Industrial Economics 1964), Chairman of Timpson are three of 11 distinguished guests who will join thousands of successful students celebrating the triumphant culmination of their studies, when they will formally receive their degrees and become graduates of the University during ceremonies from 8-18 July. / ......more

Three peaks, three wheels, three days — Will’s epic challenge in the fight against children’s brain tumours

Three peaks on three wheels in three days — that’s the epic challenge facing a former para-athlete as he prepares for the charity event of a lifetime to raise money — and awareness — in the fight against children’s brain tumours.

Wheelchair user Will Blanche will be undertaking a test of almost Herculean proportions as he attempts to become the first person ever to complete a three Peaks Challenge using a custom made three-wheel hand-bike. / ......more

Isobel flying high with national title win

University of Nottingham student and international high jumper Isobel Pooley won gold at the British Athletic Championships held in Birmingham on Saturday.

The third year Animal Science student beat off strong competition from Katarina Johnson-Thompson and Morgan Lake, who finished second and third respectively, to claim the British title with a jump of 1.90m — just shy of her own personal best of 1.91m. / ......more

FT success for Nottingham University Business School

Nottingham University Business School has retained its place among a select group of business education institutions in the 2014 Financial Times Top Global Masters in Finance ranking.

The ranking is based on a survey of alumni who graduated three years ago — in this case, the School’s MSc Finance and Investment students who graduated in 2011. / ......more

Belgium for the cup?

England may be out of the 2014 World Cup but for one University of Nottingham alumnus there’s only one team left in it.

Belgium-obsessed footy and internet fan Daniel Tannenbaum (Business Management 2011) is so passionate about his adopted team that he’s set up a dedicated website which claims to be the only Belgium fan site in English and is quickly gaining a large audience. / ......more

Isobel for the Commonwealth high jump

International high jump athlete Isobel Pooley has been selected to represent Team England at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow next month.

She was also selected to Great Britain and NI at the European Team Championships in Germany last weekend, wearing the new GB kit and jumping against the best in Europe. / ......more

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