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How to succeed in business: Karren Brady’s top tips for career success
29/04/2015

The excitement in the air was palpable as students, alumni and staff gathered to hear Karren Brady, star of BBC’s The Apprentice and businesswoman extraordinaire, deliver an inspirational lecture as part of our Chancellor’s Lecture Series when she visited Nottingham in March. With a remarkable career in football, publishing and leadership, Karren’s ambition and determination has seen her rise to the top to become one of Britain’s most recognisable and respected business figures......more

Sherwoodians are coming home
29/04/2015

Do you remember the hall formals, the tutorial dinners and the block parties? Do you remember the proposal to adopt a hall tortoise? Perhaps you spent your afternoons playing croquet on the grounds, or took part in the carnival floats of the 1960s? Whichever era you were part of you will remember the famous Sherwood pride......more

Green, Gold and victorious – Nottingham sports teams lift the trophies!
29/04/2015

Excitement was in the air last month when a number of our sports teams battled through to earn a place in the finals of the British University and College Sports league (BUCS - formerly UAU or BUSA). It was with taut nerves that on Wednesday 25 March, our Men’s Hockey team, Men’s Lacrosse, Men’s and Women’s Table Tennis teams travelled to Loughborough to take on arch-rivals and title-holders Loughborough in the hockey, Durham in the lacrosse and Nottingham Trent University in both table tennis disciplines......more

Online resources to help support dementia carers
28/04/2015

If you’re a regular newsreader, you’ll have noticed that rarely a week goes by without a story about dementia hitting the headlines. Whether focusing on the quality of care, the difficulties of living with a loved one who is affected, or research into what causes dementia – there is increasing concern about this devastating and debilitating disease......more

AncientBiotics - a medieval remedy for the modern world
28/04/2015

Viking raids, a country divided into distinct kingdoms and a society steeped in superstition – Anglo-Saxon England was very different to today. Yet researchers from The University of Nottingham have discovered that a one thousand year old remedy is remarkably effective against the MRSA superbug currently challenging the modern world......more

Dementia keeps us busy at The University of Nottingham
24/04/2015

If you’re a regular newsreader, you’ll have noticed that rarely a week goes by without a story about dementia hitting the headlines. Whether focusing on the quality of care, the difficulties of living with a loved one who is affected, or research into what causes dementia – there is increasing concern about this devastating and debilitating disease......more

“I was the first in my immediate family to go to University”
23/04/2015

How did you feel when you found you had a place at university – elated, excited or maybe a little nervous? Coming to university can be a roller-coaster of emotions – will I fit in, will I like it, what if the work is too hard? For those who are the first in their family to attend university like Elise, the experience can be even more daunting, exhilarating and nerve-wracking – especially if worries about living costs put accepting your place in doubt......more

‘You can turn over your papers now’
21/04/2015
It’s examination time again here at University. That moment when all the last-minute cramming, long hours in the library and endless hours of study is put to the test. Students wait anxiously for their exams to start, checking pens and calming nerves. But thanks to your generosity, over 450 people from disadvantaged backgrounds who have been supported with scholarships, bursaries or prizes are among the huddles preparing to enter the exam halls......more

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