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Living with dementia – me and Marcia

“In many ways my mom is just a normal mom. She’s a former primary school teacher aged 62 who loves her family. She also has early onset dementia.

We started to notice changes when she moved to live nearer my sister. We went to the GP desperately hoping that she was suffering from some sort of vitamin deficiency or something, but as the alternatives were ruled out we were left with the terrifying realisation that mom has dementia......more

Alumni help University brass band hit new highs

Being part of a club or society is a central part of student life for most at Nottingham, and for many alumni, strong links to their former groups are retained long after graduation. The University of Nottingham Brass Band has demonstrated what can be achieved when current and former students come together with a shared passion for music – and The University of Nottingham.

The band has experienced a remarkable year, going from an ensemble of only 15 players at the start of the academic year to making their debut at the prestigious UniBrass contest, the musical equivalent of University Challenge, on 14 February. The ensemble achieved an impressive fifth place, a strong finish against some stiff competition......more

All hail The University of Nottingham’s Greatest Sporting Heroes

The University has unveiled its Greatest Sporting Heroes and launched a £3m fundraising campaign to provide new equipment, facilities, coaching and bursaries.

The prestigious event at Lord’s Cricket Ground was the largest gathering of Nottingham alumni sporting greats ever amassed and included Olympic and Commonwealth medallists, world and UK champions and British University champions spanning more than half a century......more

Work recommences on Nottingham’s ‘green lab’

In September 2014, work on the GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry came to a halt following a devastating fire which destroyed the building. We are pleased to say that our contractors have now restarted work on the site, based at the award-winning Innovation Park.

The rebuilding work is based on the same design principles as before and aesthetically, the laboratory will be no different from the original design......more

Out in Education – fighting homophobia in the classroom

Children and teenagers across the Midlands are being taught about lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or trans (LGBT) issues by a new group tackling homophobia in classrooms.

Out in Education is a student-led not-for-profit originating at The University of Nottingham, which delivers workshops, lessons and assemblies about what it means to be LGBT at primary and secondary schools. By discussing stereotypes, cyber-bullying and relationships, the project aims to educate and combat homophobia at a young age......more

Study sheds new light on aggressive cancer in children

A new study involving researchers at The University of Nottingham has revealed how children with an aggressive cancer predisposition syndrome experience a never before seen flood of mutations in their disease in just six months.

The syndrome, called ‘biallelic mismatch repair deficiency’ (bMMRD) causes multiple brain tumours, lymphomas and gastrointestinal cancers by the age of 10. As a result these children rarely survive into adulthood......more

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