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30 May 2012 - Clinical trial to test success of Cystic Fibrosis lung infection treatment
Experts from Bristol and Nottingham are leading a major new national study to investigate whether intravenous antibiotics are effective in killing a common germ that causes dangerous complications in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients......more

29 May 2012 - Congratulations Helen Allen (Nursing 2001)!
The founder of the PEPAIDS (Peer Education Programme Against Aids) charity, Helen Allen, will be the first member of The University of Nottingham alumni community to carry the Olympic Torch......more

29 May 2012 - GP Prescribing — a good standard but improvement possible
A major study of GP prescribing, led by The University of Nottingham, has found that while the vast majority of prescriptions written by family doctors are appropriate and effectively monitored, around 1 in 20 contain an error......more

28 May 2012 - Nottingham Bioengineer backs Brake in call for safer cycling
After being left unconscious at the roadside with a broken neck and back Dr Donal McNally, a bioengineer who specialises in spinal injuries, is backing a call by Brake — the road safety charity — to make our streets fit for cyclists......more



 

28 May 2012 - Troops to teachers — University offers retraining for service leavers
British servicemen and women who are leaving or have left the forces within the last two years are being offered the chance to bring their unique skills into the classroom and train as teachers at The University of Nottingham......more

25 May 2012 - Paul wants to reunite a famous rowing crew of 1972 – were you one of them?
He was just a young lad of 12 but it was the race of his life.  It was 40 years ago that Paul Swift (Sociology and Social Policy 2010) was plucked out of the Nottingham & and Union rowing Club as a child to cox a University of Nottingham novice eight. The crew with young Paul as their cox went on to win the Nottingham Head of the River race in February 1972......more

25 May 2012 - Disability project boosted by Cascade funding
Dr Trudy Owens (Education, 2008), a development economist at the University of Nottingham, is spearheading a campaign to recycle tonnes of perfectly useable orthotic equipment thrown out by the NHS each year and send it to Africa......more

25 May 2012 - Lifecycle 2 – the Vice-Chancellor’s back in the saddle
After the success of last year’s Life Cycle, the Vice-Chancellor and his team are taking to the saddle again at the end of August to raise funds for Impact: The Nottingham Campaign......more

23 May 2012 - Have you taken advantage of us?
In these stringent economic times it pays to take advantage of any discounts and, as alumni of The University of Nottingham, we’ve got a range of superb deals for you......more

23 May 2012 - Exciting alumni events coming up in London
Three high-profile University of Nottingham alumni events are taking place in London before the end of the month but places are booking up quickly for all of them......more



 

22 May 2012 - Another major Mayfest success
Thousands of people including alumni and their families enjoyed a fantastic day out as The University of Nottingham put on a show for the day......more

21 May 2012 - Pants makes Team GB
After an international hockey career beset by sports injuries, a car crash and months of rehabilitation, University of Nottingham alumna Anne Panter (Mathematics and Economics 2009) has just received some fantastic news......more

21 May 2012 - Come and help us celebrate cycling at The University of Nottingham – Saturday 16th June
Vintage bike exhibitions, street theatre, free cycle tune-ups, pedal powered water pistols and cycle polo are some of the flavours of a fantastic event at The University of Nottingham’s Jubilee Campus next month......more

18 May 2012 - Green fingered entrepreneur gets big company backing
The sight of dead house plants in dustbins throughout suburbia might be a thing of the past thanks to a novel new product, which has won the backing of several major investment companies......more

17 May 2012 - Athletes in ‘The Zone’ explored through new film
“If I let go of everything — my thoughts, my words, my feelings, my fears, everything — my body can do anything and my mind becomes completely and utterly still.”......more

17 May 2012 - Professional accolade for BSP Consulting managing director
Managing director at East Midlands-based civil and structural engineering firm BSP Consulting David Sumner (Civil Engineering 1983) has been named a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers......more

15 May 2012 - Next stop Bristol for The University of Nottingham Talent Roadshow
The Bristol Museum and Art Gallery will host The University of Nottingham’s Bristol Talent Roadshow on 21 June......more



 

15 May 2012 - Study to test new tinnitus ‘treatment’
A new clinical trial is to test whether a pocket-sized device that uses sound simulation to reboot faulty ‘wiring’ in the brain could cure people with the debilitating hearing disorder tinnitus......more

14 May 2012 - Foreign office minister praises pioneering international scholarship scheme
Nottingham alumnus and Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Jeremy Browne MP has championed the University of Nottingham Developing Solutions Scholarship......more

14 May 2012 - Alumnus to compete in the world’s hardest and fastest endurance race
Nottingham graduate Alex Brundle (Management Studies 2011) is to partner his dad Martin in the 24 Hours Le Mans race – the world’s oldest sports car race......more

11 May 2012 - University to invest in local community
Students, residents and local businesses can now apply for a £500 grant from The University of Nottingham to make their community an even better place to live......more

10 May 2012 - Pants and Leicester win
University of Nottingham alumna Anne Panter (Mathematics and Economics 2009) and her Leicester hockey team mates have won the Investec Championship Final at Reading in a dramatic sudden-death penalty shoot-out......more

10 May 2012 - Olympic kayak designer’s quest for gold
Great Britain’s Olympic canoe slalom team is hoping to reap the rewards this summer of pioneering new research into kayak design by a University of Nottingham PhD student and former canoe champion......more

9 May 2012 - Free family fun on campus — and a free lunch for our alumni!
It’s usually students happily milling around The University of Nottingham’s campus – but not on Saturday 19 May......more



 

8 May 2012 - £1.66m to explore the challenges and opportunities of making science public
Climategate, Nuttgate, opposition to GM crops, the MMR and BSE health scares: over the last 30 years high profile political crises surrounding the integrity of research......more

4 May 2012 - Far right supporters —violence is largely inevitable
Far right supporters in the UK believe violent conflict between different religious, racial and ethnic groups is largely inevitable, according to a new survey on political extremism......more

3 May 2012 - Using maths to feed the world
In the race to breed better crops to feed the increasing world population, scientists at The University of Nottingham are using maths to find out how a vital plant hormone affects growth......more

3 May 2012 - Study proves drug success for the treatment of severe dementia
A drug commonly used to treat mild to moderate Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) can have positive benefits for patients in the later stages of dementia, research has found......more

2 May 2012 - Death of former University lecturer Dr John Giggs
Dr John Giggs, who taught in the University’s Department of Geography for 35 years, has died......more

1 May 2012 - University ranks seventh in Olympic medal table
The University of Nottingham has been ranked seventh in the UK for the number of students and graduates who have won Olympic medals......more

1 May 2012 - Raising the pulse to beat teenage blues
A unique study to test the effectiveness of personally tailored exercise programmes on young people with depression has been launched by researchers at The University of Nottingham......more


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