Dr Liz Mossop

Nottingham shortlisted for two Guardian University Awards

A project to build creative talent in China and a teaching internship programme for vets have seen the University shortlisted in the International Projects and Employability Initiative categories respectively.

The Guardian’s International projects category has put the spotlight on work carried out by the University’s Asia Business Centre and its International Creative Economy Leadership Academy.

The academy is the first of its kind to offer a regional international knowledge exchange network and hub that delivers training, trade and investment support, policy and industry networks, hot-desking space, and research development opportunities. It has combined two strands of activity – one around the screen industry, building on the work of the Nottingham Screen Partnership, and one around museum management.

The University of Nottingham Vet School has been shortlisted for the Employability Initiative category.

After identifying a lack of teaching-qualified vets to train the next generation, and enthusiasm from vet students to broaden their skill set, the Teaching Internship Programme was set up. The programme is aimed at enhancing the employability of graduates by allowing them to combine a teaching qualification during their veterinary degree. One of the first teaching interns has already secured a teaching post upon completion of the course.

Dr Paul Greatrix, Registrar at The University of Nottingham, said: “This is really positive news and testament to the hard work of colleagues across the University. Both these examples show the University pioneering solutions to problems – both locally and globally – and I’m delighted they have been recognised in this way.”

Visit the Newsroom for more information about the projects. The full set of nominations for the awards can be found on The Guardian website.

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