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November 2011


30 November 2011 - Breaking down language barriers at inner city school
Parents at an inner city primary school who speak little or no English are to get free lessons thanks to University of Nottingham students and the global information company Experian......more

25 November 2011 - URN is the ‘Best Station’ and alumni played their part
University Radio Nottingham (URN) has been described as a “fantastic ambassador of student radio,” after it’s team became the first to retain the ‘Best Station’ prize at the Student Radio Awards 2011......more

25 November 2011 - Queen’s Anniversary Prize awarded to The University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham has won royal recognition for its research to help feed the world’s growing population......more

24 November 2011 - The University’s renewable energy scheme
As part of a series of measures aimed at reducing its carbon footprint, The University of Nottingham has submitted a planning application for three wind turbines on its land adjacent to the River Trent near Clifton Bridge......more

24 November 2011 - Student Union magazine editor nominated for national journalism award

Former Students’ Union magazine editor Dave Jackson has been shortlisted for the ‘Student Journalist of the Year’ prize at the ‘Mind’ Media Awards 2011......more

24 November 2011 - Major new Lowry exhibition is packing them in
Hundreds of visitors have flocked to the Djanogly Gallery at Lakeside for the opening of a major new exhibition of the work of L.S.Lowry......more

23 November 2011 - Prestigious award for zero-carbon home research
Researchers involved in a unique research facility of zero carbon homes have won a prestigious award for their work on low carbon housing design......more

22 November 2011 - International event success
Professor Christine Ennew, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Internationalisation, recently hosted two alumni events in Dhaka in Bangladesh and Jakarta in Indonesia......more

22 November 2011 - Tis the season...
The University has launched its very own Advent calendar blog showcasing the work and play of staff and students over the years......more

18 November 2011 - Alice’s Wonderland inspires science’s Wondermind

Psychologists, inspired by Lewis Carroll’s enduring stories of Alice in Wonderland, have developed an interactive website to help children learn about science and the human brain......more

17 November 2011 - Drug hunters aim to rebuild our bones

Researchers at The University of Nottingham are taking the first steps towards developing new drugs which could end the suffering of thousands of patients affected by osteoporosis or other bone diseases and fractures......more

16 November 2011 - Top university communicator joins CIM Academic Senate

Emma Leech, Director of Communications and Marketing at The University of Nottingham, has been appointed to the Academic Senate of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), joining many of Britain’s leading professors of marketing as well as senior industry representatives......more

15 November 2011 - Here comes the chemistry… regional coordinator appointed
A science champion who will work to promote the value of studying chemistry — and open people’s eyes to the impact it has on the world around us — has taken up a new post based at The University of Nottingham......more

15 November 2011 - Find your perfect Christmas present in the Alumni Sports Auction
Bids are coming in thick and fast as The University of Nottingham Sports Memorabilia Auction comes to a close......more

14 November 2011 - Malaysia Airlines new CEO

The Board of Malaysia Airlines has announced the appointment of Nottingham alumnus Encik Ahmad Jauhari Yahya (Electrical Engineering 1977) as the Managing Director of the airline......more

14 November 2011 - Baby gorilla poses challenge for university vets and students

Experts and students from The University of Nottingham’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science have been involved in the fight to save the life of little Okanda, a six month old baby gorilla who had to be separated from his mother after falling ill......more




11 November 2011 - Nottingham research and development facility in line for innovation award

The University of Nottingham Innovation Park (UNIP) has been shortlisted for a prestigious innovation award......more

11 November 2011 - Death of the founder of the D.H. Lawrence Centre

Thousands of Nottingham alumni will be saddened to hear news that Peter Preston, an Honorary Lecturer in the School of English, died on Tuesday 18 October 2011, following a period of illness and his diagnosis with pancreatic cancer in July......more

10 November 2011 - Multi-million pound programme to enhance the student experience

A multi-million pound programme of expansion and improvements is set to cement The University of Nottingham’s status as one of the most popular destinations among UK students......more

10 November 2011 - Tate & Lyle signs exclusive worldwide deal with University of Nottingham subsidiary

Tate & Lyle has signed an exclusive, worldwide license agreement with Eminate Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The University of Nottingham, for its unique salt reduction technology......more

9 November 2011 - Malaysian superstar and Nottingham honorary graduate secures world squash title again

Defending World Open Squash Champion Nicol David has won the world title for a record sixth time......more

8 November 2011 - Talking politics with alumni

More than 100 alumni and guests gathered in one of the world’s most iconic buildings for a special University of Nottingham event......more

8 November 2011 - Strategic collaboration with Boeing to advance carbon fibre recycling

In desert ‘aircraft graveyards’, where retired planes often go when flight service ends, good parts are removed and sold and many materials are recycled......more




7 November 2011 - Literary detectives unravel famous Ben Jonson mystery

The amazing chance discovery of a manuscript hidden among papers in an ancient family archive is shedding new light on the legendary career of William Shakespeare’s biggest rival, the poet and playwright, Ben Jonson......more

4 November 2011 - Nottingham defeats Harvard at 2011 International Varsity Debate

A team from The University of Nottingham have overcome students from Harvard at the 2011 International Varsity Debate organised by Central China Television......more

4 November 2011 - Surfing lessons: skill sharing with the local community

The University of Nottingham has joined forces with a local charity to offer free basic IT skills training courses for older people in Nottinghamshire......more

3 November 2011 - Computer-based tool to improve diagnosis and prognosis for cancer patients
A computer-based tool could help GPs to speed up the diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from two of the most common forms of cancer, potentially saving thousands of lives every year......more

3 November 2011 - Academic’s ‘Geog Blog’ to tell of his week in Westminster
Physical geographer Dr Simon Gosling is to blog his way through Parliament this week when he shadows Barry Gardiner, Labour MP for Brent North, at Westminster......more

2 November 2011 - TARDIS trial seeks new dimension in stroke treatment

People who suffer from acute stroke or Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA, a mini stroke) could get better treatment in the future thanks to the expansion of a large clinical trial of a new combination of drugs led by researchers at The University of Nottingham......more

1 November 2011 - ‘Trip of a lifetime’ for Birmingham teenagers

A group of Birmingham A-level pupils who won a prize trip to China have described their experience as ‘life-changing’......more



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