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January 31st, 2013

Geographers map out new partnership with schools

The University’s geographers are teaming up with sixth forms across the area to encourage more local teenagers to study the subject at Nottingham.

Geography in Your Own Back Yard invited teachers of sixth-form students to University Park’s Trent Building to meet members of the School of Geography and launch the Schools Partnership programme.

The partnership aims to encourage young people from a greater diversity of backgrounds to apply to the University.

Geography lecturer Professor Nick Mount said: “The Partnership programme offers the School of Geography a new, more direct means of communicating with the diverse range of young and aspiring geographers that are ‘in our back yard’.”

Counselling Service moves into a new home


The University Counselling Service has moved from the Trent Building, its home since 2004, to The Orchards on University Park. The new building has been fully refurbished to give the service more room and better facilities. In 2011/12 more than 1,800 staff and students used the service, and 400 students attended workshops. 

For appointments, telephone: 0115 951 3695 (internal 13695), email: counselling.service@nottingham.ac.uk or visit: http://tiny.cc/UoNcounselling.

New print service rolling out 

The University has partnered with Xerox (UK) Ltd to provide a Sustainable Print Service (SPS). The service aims to deliver significant savings by reducing the number of office printers, copiers and faxes by standardising the devices available and charging a single cost per page. 

The transition period has begun, with 18 schools and departments already successfully running the service. All new printers will be installed by the end of June.

Savings are already being made in departments running the new service. Of all print running through the service, 77% is double-sided printing, up from around 22% before the changes. Between May and October 2012 this saved the University more than 300,000 sheets of paper. Also, 10% of all documents sent to the new print service are deleted from the queue before being printed as no one comes to collect them. This has resulted in a saving of £13,500 between May and October 2012.

For SPS support, telephone the helpdesk on ext 84400 or visit: http://tiny.cc/UoNprint.

International research scholarships deadlines


The deadlines for applications for International Office Research Scholarships in September 2013 are as follows:

China Scholarship Council Research Excellence Scholarship: Closing date 8 February.

PhD Scholarship for Research Excellence from Brazil: Closing date 15 February.

Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship for Research Excellence (International and European Union): Closing date 1 March.

Dean of Engineering Research Scholarship for International Excellence: Closing dates 1 March and 28 June.

The deadline for all applications is noon (UK time). For more information and online application forms, please visit:

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