Promoting our research


May 18th, 2016

The University of Nottingham’s new-look research website has now gone live.

This is the first step in a fresh approach to raising the profile and enhancing the reputation of our world-class research. By developing and improving our research marketing and communications, we aim to increase the visibility of our research to our key stakeholders, and further establish the University’s international reputation as a centre of research excellence.

At www.nottingham.ac.uk/research you can find out about the University’s five Global Research Themes (GRTs) and 31 Research Priority Areas (RPAs), the impact of our research, and our many research collaborations. Our people and their research stories are key to this new approach. To find out which researcher wanted to be a fighter pilot or who’s the University’s gene jockey, visit our inspiring people section.

The research website will be continually developed and updated, with new content created by a dedicated team in External Relations working closely with colleagues from across the University. A new visual identity based on a pentagon to reflect the five Global Research Themes has been developed, while the strapline world-class research shapes the messaging and focus on research excellence.

Assets and collateral are being developed to support the GRTs and RPAs. Impactful new photography showcases our researchers in their working environments – visit the Image Bank and search under ‘Research 2016’ to see the hundreds of images uploaded so far. All are available to colleagues from across the institution.

A research campaign will follow to actively promote our research strengths to raise both the profile and reputation of the University’s research to our key stakeholders. We will highlight our focus on today’s key challenges while also reflecting the breadth and depth of our research.

Many thanks to those who have supported us in the delivery of the new research website, especially your time and efforts in the development of content and collateral.

We look forward to working with you as we continue to develop our research communications and enhance our promotional activities in the coming months. For more information on any of the above or to get involved contact victoria.bell@nottingham.ac.uk or robert.ounsworth@nottingham.ac.uk

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