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June 2011

30 June 2011 - Prestigious award for carbon capture expert
A Nottingham academic has received one of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s most prestigious awards in recognition of her work to fight climate change......more

30 June 2011 - Are frontline nurses prepared for alcohol-related cases?
Nurses are often on the frontline when patients are brought into hospital with alcohol-related illnesses or injuries but how prepared are they for dealing with cases of this kind......more

29 June 2011 - Britain’s newest Vet School receives highest accolade from Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
The School of Veterinary Medicine and Science at The University of Nottingham has been awarded the highest accolade by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS)......more

28 June 2011 - Learn to pay attention!
A new scientific theory on what we learn to pay attention to and what we learn to ignore could turn 30 years of research on its head......more

28 June 2011 - If trees could talk…
A Nottingham student is bringing the plight of one of Brazil’s most threatened ecosystems to the heart of British forests as part of an ambitious art installation aimed at increasing public understanding of climate science......more

27 June 2011 - Group therapy helps MS sufferers cope with depression, study finds
Offering Multiple Sclerosis sufferers emotional support through group therapy sessions could improve their quality of life and save the NHS almost £500 per patient, a study at The University of Nottingham has discovered......more

27 June 2011 - Cripps Hall call for memorabilia
Cripps Hall is very keen to expand and improve the historical (and current) information they hold about the Hall......more

24 June 2011 - Nottingham moves up Times University rankings
The University of Nottingham has climbed four places in the Good University Guide 2012, published by The Times......more

24 June 2011 - From Nottingham to Costa Rica... Alli and team set to face toughest challenge yet
A Nottingham student will face her toughest test yet when she competes in the White Water Rafting World Championships in Costa Rica......more

23 June 2011 - Wonder and a-maze-ment — learning the NUSA way!
It’s about as far from a traditional classroom as you can get — a giant maze-like structure that fashions itself on a curious hybrid of fairground ride, carnival sideshow, encyclopaedia, art installation and celebration......more

23 June 2011 - PhD scholarships on offer at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China
The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC), the first Sino-foreign university, is increasing its intake to its Graduate School to cater for growing demand for its world-changing research......more

22 June 2011 - Bacon Boat Club set for a relaunch
For more than 50 years the Bacon Boat Club has been instrumental in bringing together current University of Nottingham student and alumni oarsmen and women......more

22 June 2011 - A gift now means so much more
There are just 39 days left until the UK Government’s gift matching scheme comes to an end after three successful years of encouraging greater giving to higher education......more

21 June 2011 - Mission to Malawi… young Nottingham medic’s legacy in Africa
A charity set up in memory of a young Army doctor and former University of Nottingham medical student is helping to improve healthcare in Sub-Saharan Africa as well as providing valuable work experience for current medical and nursing students......more

21 June 2011 - Clean sweep for alumni sports team
Alumni sports teams returning to Nottingham showed their true strength at the alumni sports weekend held for the first time this year at the University......more

21 June 2011 - Great Notts Bike Ride
The team behind a major charity fundraiser at The University of Nottingham are to take part in the Gem 106 Great Nottinghamshire Bike Ride (GNBR) 2011, in a bid to step up their preparation and recruit more cyclists......more

20 June 2011 - Prince Leopold, Eliza, chemistry and fireworks – happy birthday University!
If she were alive today she’d be the oldest member of The University of Nottingham alumni community......more

20 June 2011 - Alumnus becomes new deputy Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire
A University of Nottingham alumnus and a leading figure in special education has been announced as one of Nottinghamshire’s new Deputy Lieutenants......more

20 June 2011 - Queen’s Birthday honours
A number of alumni, honorary graduates and friends of The University of Nottingham have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2011......more

17 June 2011 - Student run theatre steals the show
The country’s first student-run theatre company has won critical acclaim after dominating proceedings at the National Student Drama Festival (NSDF) 2011......more

17 June 2011 - New campaign asks parents to be brain tumour aware
A new campaign is being launched to help parents and health professionals spot the signs of brain tumours in children and young people......more

16 June 2011 - This time next year Lincoln Hall celebrates 50 glorious years – will you be there?
A special celebration will be held from 22-24 June next year to celebrate Lincoln Hall’s 50th anniversary and organisers want to attract as many former residents as possible to the event......more

15 June 2011 - Emma is Digital Journalist of the Year 2011
University of Nottingham alumna Emma Barnett has been named Digital Journalist of the year by the Association of Online Publishers (AOP) Awards 2011......more


14 June 2011 - Overcoming resistance to cancer treatment
A pioneering expert in Medical Oncology at The University of Nottingham is to carry out a year-long study to find out why breast cancer treatments may stop working in some patients......more

14 June 2011 - Nottingham alumnus in the limelight as drought hits UK
National Farmers’ Union President Peter Kendall (Economics/Agricultural Economics 1982) has urged government not to ‘turn the taps right off’ after the environment secretary announced that parts of East Anglia are now officially in a drought......more

13 June 2011 - Industry specialists to be trained in advanced food security skills
The University of Nottingham is to take a lead role in a new £12m advanced training programme for industry specialists in advanced food security skills......more

13 June 2011 - Patients help highlight ‘serious’ side effects of drugs
New research has shown that patient reporting of suspected adverse drug reactions (ADRs) is richer in detail and better at describing the impact on their daily lives than information provided by health care professionals......more

10 June 2011 - Research study reveals profile for female drink-drivers
Female drink-drivers are more likely to be older, better-educated and divorced, widowed or separated, research has shown......more

10 June 2011 - Could Zoe be Lord Sugar’s next Apprentice?
Nottingham alumni followers of the popular BBC One show The Apprentice have another candidate to root for in the current series in the shape of 26-year-old Zoe Beresford......more

9 June 2011 - Nottingham scientists reveal genetic ‘wiring’ of seeds
The genetic ‘wiring’ that helps a seed to decide on the perfect time to germinate has been revealed by scientists for the first time......more

9 June 2011 - Social enterprise research gets presidential seal of approval
After being awarded the Nottingham Roosevelt Scholarship, University of Nottingham graduate Sheridan Chilvers is to spend three months researching the growth of social enterprises in the USA......more

8 June 2011 - Molecular Profiles wins second prestigious Queen's Award
Molecular Profiles, one of The University of Nottingham’s spinout companies, has won the prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise — the UK’s highest accolade for business success......more

8 June 2011 - The kids are alright
Children should be seen and not heard…who says? A Philosophy academic at The University of Nottingham is challenging the adage by teaching primary school children to argue properly......more

7 June 2011 - Epic challenge gathers pace as palliative care enters the spotlight
To mark the end of Dying Matters Awareness Week, a group of senior academics and staff from The University of Nottingham have revealed that they have now raised more than £50,000 for palliative care research......more

7 June 2011 - Tackling prejudice in the beautiful game
Keen sportsmen and women from around the UK are being invited to put their skills to the test at a University of Nottingham tournament in support of a campaign to kick homophobia into touch both on and off the pitch......more

6 June 2011 - Check out the Sydney crowd
The University of Nottingham held its first alumni event in Sydney, Australia with a delighted audience enjoying the company of the Vice-Chancellor, Professor David Greenaway and invited guests......more

6 June 2011 - YouTube chemistry sensations share formula for success

It started on an impulse, made unlikely YouTube stars of its scientific presenters and has grown to a global audience of more than 15 million......more


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