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Top accolade for pioneer of regenerative medicine

A University of Nottingham scientist and alumnus who carries out pioneering work in stem cell therapy and tissue engineering has won a prestigious award in the field of regenerative medicine.

Professor Kevin Shakesheff (Pharmacy 1991, Pharmaceutical Sciences PhD 1996) has been given one of the first ever RISE awards by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Royal Academy of Engineering. The awards are brand new and were set up to recognise the leading scientists and engineers of the UK in this 20th anniversary year of the EPSRC. / ......more

Nottingham students’ Bricks app breaks into the app store chart

You know when you have a game in mind that you really want to play but it’s not in the app store? Well, when you’re a computer science student, that’s not an issue — you just build it yourself.

A team of students from The University of Nottingham did just that and have now broken into the app store’s top 100 puzzle chart with their free app Bricks. / ......more

University choir hits a high note

The University of Nottingham’s Revival Gospel Choir has won the University Gospel Choir of the Year 2014 (UGCY).

The Nottingham group beat off stiff competition from seven other University choirs from across the UK to take the coveted prize — officially making them the best University Gospel choir in the UK. / ......more

Great ideas and great projects leading to great experiences, thanks to you

Students are to volunteer to respond to high priority 999 calls in the local community as part of unique new scheme, believed to be one of the first in the country.

The Student Community First Responders project has been made possible thanks to £7,000 of cascade funding, made up of generous donations from University of Nottingham’s community of alumni, staff, students and friends. / ......more

Community cyclists travelling the world to help save children’s lives

Please sponsor our cyclists. Potholes, punctures, wild dogs and heatstroke – Environmental Manager Gavin Scott will risk all this and more as part of his summer holidays this year, in the name of Children’s Brain Tumour Research. / ......more


Our 100 heroes revealed

The wait is finally over – the list of 100 University of Nottingham heroes nominated by our University community is here

Congratulations to all those heroes on the list and to the many hundreds of alumni, groups, staff and students who were also nominated in the categories Leaders and Champions, Unsung Heroes, Tutors and Lecturers, Clubs and Societies. / ......more

Strong teams attract crowds for international cricket

The strength of the team — not the promise of a close contest — is the biggest draw to crowds in international cricket, new research has found.

The findings from the study, published in the journal Applied Economics, appear to contradict previous research which suggested that attendance is largely determined by how closely matched the two teams are during a game. / ......more

How to read….a mind

Have you ever wanted to know why you can become so attached to literary characters? A brand new free online course from The University of Nottingham could reveal the answers.

The University is part of FutureLearn — an online platform offering free course content from the UK’s top universities, which had its official launch last year. / ......more

Philip Simon Doughty (Geology 1959) 1937-2013 (A Short Tribute by Peter Banham)

From his long-term base at the Ulster Museum in Belfast, Phil Doughty had a wide and significant influence on geology and museum policy.

The son of a coal mining family in Wombwell, near Barnsley, Phil entered the university’s geology department in 1956. Irritated by ‘getting nowhere clever talk’, Phil pressed for practical solutions to real problems. Moreover he had the stamina to see things through, whether in the context of student affairs or geological study. / ......more

Do you know a Nottingham graduate who deserves recognition?

Last year we honoured alumnus and Nottingham social worker Mervyn Humphreys (Social Administration 1971) who spent most of his working life exposing the scandal of child migration from the UK.

We honoured alumna Amy Wright (MEng Hons Civil Engineering 2012) who set up a group of volunteer engineers and business students from the University and designed a hydropower scheme to bring electricity to a small fishing village called Ruarwe in Malawi in East Africa. And we honoured Krupesh Hirani (Politics and International Relations 2007), a London borough councillor who at the age of 26 became the UK’s youngest Cabinet Member at local government level. / ......more

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