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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

Queen’s Birthday Honours 2014

University of Nottingham staff, alumni and honorary graduates have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2014.

Professor David Greenaway, the Vice-Chancellor of The University of Nottingham, was knighted in recognition of his wide-ranging achievements in higher education and public service. He has led the University as Vice-Chancellor since 2008 and made a significant contribution on the national and international stage, both within the education sector and in broader public life. / ......more

Picnic in the Park

What better place to enjoy a picnic than the beautiful landscaped grounds of University Park? Throw in live music and a host of free activities and you’ve got a perfect way to spend a summer’s afternoon.

Picnic in the Park takes place between noon and 3pm on Sunday 29 June in the Millennium Garden, part of The University of Nottingham’s stunning main campus. / ......more

Embassy event celebrates 10 years of UNNC

The Chinese Embassy hosted a reception yesterday evening to mark the 10th anniversary of the University of Nottingham, Ningbo China (UNNC).

The event, which was hosted by His Excellency, Mr Liu Xiaoming, the Chinese Ambassador to the UK, was attended by over 170 people, comprising visitors from government in China and the UK, University staff, alumni and representatives from businesses and other organisations that have worked with UNNC. / ......more

New campus landmark puts Nottingham on the map

For most people, first sight of the Trent and Portland Buildings or Highfields Lake tells you that you’re at The University of Nottingham.

But now a new and iconic mural has staked a place as the latest and most exciting monument on University Park. / ......more

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