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December 2010

23 Decemeber 2010 - Coalition changes towards the ‘big society’ given lukewarm response by SME’s, survey shows
Plans by the coalition government for new social enterprises and Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) to help build the ‘big society’ have been given short shrift in online surveys of businesses and business advisers run by The University of Nottingham.....more

22 December 2010 - Pharmacy showcase
More than 150 people enjoyed the first ever Pharmacy Showcase evening at the University in November......more

22 December 2010 - “My door’s always open”, Lord Sugar tells Nottingham alumnus
Losing Apprentice finalist Chris Bates (Politics and American Studies 2008) left the BBC programme with a ringing endorsement of his talents......more

20 December 2010 - Fighting to save the ‘Tree of Life’
Scientists from The University of Nottingham have joined forces with researchers in Africa to tackle a lethal disease which is devastating a vital resource and foodstuff… the coconut palm......more

17 December 2010 - First Professor in Sustainable Energy
Gavin Walker, an expert in hydrogen storage, has been appointed as The University of Nottingham’s first Professor in Sustainable Energy Technologies......more

16 December 2010 - Love in the first degree
Universities are renowned for being hotbeds of learning, intellectual stimulation, rigorous research and new ideas. But it’s also well known that that sense of academic adventure and discovery also extends to the more social aspects of higher education......more

16 December 2010 - OMG! – Could Chris really be The Apprentice?
University of Nottingham graduate Chris Bates (Politics and American Studies 2008) has reached the final of the award-winning BBC One show The Apprentice......more

14 December 2010 - Future vets get heads for business
Fifth year vet students at The University of Nottingham are getting a chance to learn all about the commercial realities of running a vet practice......more

14 December 2010 - Motorcycle simulator gives new clues to road safety
New research using a world leading motorcycle simulator to analyse rider behaviour has proved that safer doesn’t necessarily mean slower and that formal advanced training for bikers can demonstrate improved safety on our roads......more

13 December 2010 - ‘Joy to the world’ is a much loved Christmas carol
It is a phrase that appears in many Christmas cards. It is a message that warms the heart – all of us, of whatever faith, or none, long for there to be joy in our world......more

10 December 2010 - Combating cancer’s double whammy
A major study is under way at The University of Nottingham which could lead to better prevention of a serious and sometimes fatal complication in cancer patients......more

10 December 2010 - Tobacco: Out of sight, out of mind?
Putting tobacco out of sight in shops can change the attitude of young people to smoking, while not hitting retailers in the pocket, researchers at The University of Nottingham have discovered......more

9 December 2010 - Take-off for centre of excellence in aerospace
The University of Nottingham confirms its position as a global leader in aerospace research with the launch of its new Institute for Aerospace Technology on December 14......more

9 December 2010 - University announces major renewable energy project
As part of a series of measures aimed at reducing its carbon footprint, The University of Nottingham has announced plans for three wind turbines on its land adjacent to the River Trent near Clifton Bridge......more

8 December 2010 - Prestigious awards recognise excellent Nottingham research
Two outstanding academics who have made “a substantial and recognised contribution to their field of study” have received prestigious awards from the Leverhulme Trust......more

8 December 2010 - Nottingham students swim to success at BUCS Championships
The University of Nottingham has secured seven medals and a fifth place finish at this year’s British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) swimming championships in Sheffield......more

7 December 2010 - Polaris submariner surfaces as award-winning mature student
“At the age of 36 I decided to get off my backside and change my situation.” Those are the words of ex-submariner Jason Tomlinson, from Derbyshire, who left school with no qualifications and is now facing the challenges of undergraduate life as a mature student at The University of Nottingham......more

7 December 2010 - New collaboration to assess the medical benefits of a blood test for lung cancer
A simple blood test which detects the early stages of lung cancer in high risk patients — as much as five years before a tumour would normally present — is already improving prognosis for patients in the USA, according to Oncimmune, The University of Nottingham spin out company which launched EarlyCDT-Lung™ in the USA this summer......more

6 December 2010 - ‘A pleasure and a privilege’
Memories flooded back for one Merseyside alumna as she enjoyed the latest in the highly successful series of Nottingham Talent Roadshows......more

6 December 2010 - Student’s amazing contribution recognised with community award
A University of Nottingham student has been named ‘Young Person of the Year’ at the BIG10 awards, in recognition of the amazing contribution that she has made to her local community and to Nottingham as a whole......more

3 December 2010 - Engineers lay on a ‘green’ Christmas...
Hundreds of school pupils will get an entertaining insight into the future of energy at a Christmas lecture laid on at The University of Nottingham......more

3 December 2010 - Strengthening links with deprived inner city Nottingham
Back in the 1960s two University of Nottingham academics highlighted the poor living conditions and low pay of people living in St Anns. Ken Coates and Bill Silburn published a report ‘St Anns: Poverty and Morale in a Nottingham Community’. Forty years on St Anns is still one of the most deprived areas of inner city Nottingham......more

2 December 2010 - The brightest and best from around the world
Scholarship students from around the world gathered at The University of Nottingham for a formal celebration of their success......more

1 December 2010 - GlaxoSmithKline in pioneering collaboration with The University of Nottingham

A new facility focused on the development of ‘green chemistry’ technology is part of a pioneering new partnership between GlaxoSmithKline and The University of Nottingham, announced on November 29 2010.....more

1 December 2010 - £20m eco-friendly hotel for University of Nottingham
Plans have been unveiled for a new 200-bed upmarket hotel at The University of Nottingham.....more.

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