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April 2011

19 April 2011 - Any-Body and everybody benefit from inclusive sports event
An initiative designed to make sport accessible to any-body no matter what their ability or past experience has been hailed a success, following three days of sport at The University of Nottingham this March......more

19 April 2011 - World’s first Centre of Excellence for Autoimmunity in Cancer
The world’s first Centre of Excellence for Autoimmunity in Cancer (CEAC) is to be established at The University of Nottingham......more

18 April 2011 - Heads urged to lift ban on mobiles in class
The Government is wrong to try to restrict the use of mobile phones in class, says a leading academic who warns that doing so will lead to UK schools failing children......more

18 April 2011 - Research leads revolution in the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease
Scientists have uncovered five new genes in the search for the genetic make-up of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease (AD)......more

15 April 2011 - Memories of a famous University of Nottingham gig on the BBC One Show tonight (Friday 15th April)
Former Wings guitarist Henry McCullough returned to The University of Nottingham more than 40 years after one of rock’s most surprise gigs......more

15 April 2011 - Project Limpopo starts to take shape
A team of 57 architecture students and staff from The University of Nottingham have begun work on building a new nursery school for 80 young children living in the rural village of Calais in the province of Limpopo in South Africa......more

15 April 2011 - Malaysia welcomes the worlds most prestigious motorsports event
Malaysia’s Prime Minister and Nottingham alumnus Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak (Industrial Economics 1974) said the impact of the Formula 1 race had been “tremendous” for his country......more

14 April 2011 - Exploring the legacy of the Vikings in Ireland
Viking experts at The University of Nottingham are reaching out across the Irish Sea to spread the latest research on the history and culture of the Norsemen......more

14 April 2011 - Why doesn’t Barbie look like your mum?
What happens if you stick a sharp stick into a balloon? It pops, right? Well, not necessarily, as The University of Nottingham’s Physics Buskers are keen to demonstrate......more

14 April 2011 - Hugely successful Talent Roadshow in London
A Grade II listed Georgian townhouse provided the perfect backdrop for one of the most successful Talent Roadshows of the year......more

14 April 2011 - Public exhibitions on plan for wind turbines
Two public exhibitions are being held to provide more information about plans to build three wind turbines on land next to the River Trent near Clifton Bridge, Nottingham......more

13 April 2011 - Alumni gather in Paris
On Saturday 26th March, alumni from the UK, France and Switzerland gathered in Paris to hear from two of our exciting alumni......more

13 April 2011 - Nottingham nurse is a “21st Century hero”
A University of Nottingham nursing graduate has been named as the British Journal of Nursing’s Nurse of the Year 2011......more 

12 April 2011 - Nottingham students gain the advantage from award winning careers service
At a time when graduate opportunities are at a minimum and every vacancy is swamped with applications, employers are looking for job seekers to have ever more impressive CVs......more

12 April 2011 - From drawing board to marketplace — satellite navigation technology competition offers chance of a lifetime
Got a fantastic business idea for a location based service or a new satellite navigation application but don’t have the resources to get it off the ground......more

11 April 2011 - Nottingham scientists identify cell component involved in triggering cat allergy
A breakthrough by scientists at The University of Nottingham could provide hope for any allergy sufferers who have ever had to choose between their health and their household pet......more

11 April 2011 - £100,000 funds programme on using design to commercialise university research
The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has awarded The University of Nottingham and the Design Council its top grant of £100,000 to develop a national programme to help universities use design to commercialise technology and other intellectual property......more

8 April 2011 - World experts join forces to counter solar threats to satellite navigation
Global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) are now fully embedded in modern society, from in-car navigation to the timing of the world’s financial transactions......more

8 April 2011 - Giving children the power to be scientists
Children who are taught how to think and act like scientists develop a clearer understanding of the subject, a study has shown......more

7 April 2011 - University of Nottingham announces fees for 2012

The University of Nottingham has announced plans to set undergraduate fees at £9,000 from 2012, subject to agreement by the Office for Fair Access (OFFA)......more


6 April 2011 - Exploring religion, youth and sexuality
Sexuality and religion are generally considered uncomfortable bedfellows. Now, for the first time, a team of researchers from Nottingham have carried out a detailed study around these issues and how they affect and influence the lives of British 18 to 25 year olds......more

5 April 2011 - Shaping attitudes to death and dying
It’s a subject that very few of us feel comfortable dwelling on and a topic that remains seldom discussed in our culture......more

5 April 2011 - Research reveals Chinese views of the EU
Chinese people think much more favourably about the European Union than the United States or Japan, according to a scientific survey of 3,000 urban residents across six cities in China. Just over half, 55 per cent, said they liked European ideas about democracy, the survey showed......more

4 April 2011 - Keeping soft fruit ‘fur-free’ for longer
A new way of improving the shelf life of soft fruit like strawberries and raspberries is being pioneered by researchers at The University of Nottingham......more

4 April 2011 - A new language of business
Top executives facing the toughest business climate of their careers are being offered new ways of thinking and a toolkit of valuable skills to tackle challenges forged by the global financial meltdown......more

1 April 2011 - Commonwealth Games hero Jess hopes that golden form is enough
Commonwealth Games silver medallist Jess Slyvester hopes her current form will be enough to secure a World Championship place, after leading The University of Nottingham to a fifth place finish at the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) Long Course Championships in February......more

1 April 2011 - The University of Nottingham opens up its teaching to the world



Opening up access to teaching resources is becoming ever more popular in UK higher education with the changing landscape of funding making transparency ever more important for universities, students and their families......more 

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