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NTU supporting Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity

Researchers at Nottingham Trent University will demonstrate microbes on our bodies, how to create a spinning top and building an app as part of this year’s Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity.

Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity
The Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity runs from February 7-16 (Image: Emma Ford)

The university is a partner in the festival, which is taking place from February 7-16 and seeks to take science, technology, engineering and maths out of the lab and into everyday lives.

Organised by local education charity Ignite!, there will be events and activities across Nottinghamshire so that families and young people can engage with science and research and express their curiosity.

Staff and students at NTU will run research workshops – which will also include one on wildlife habitat creation – do live Q&A sessions with school pupils, have created short videos and have written articles for the festival magazine. Students are creating content for and co-presenting The Curiosity Show, a series of children’s TV shows broadcast live on Notts TV and featuring live science demonstrations, interviews and try-at-home activities.

Some are also helping with the production of the festival and the design of the magazine.

The festival works with a wide range of partners, including universities, local authorities, STEM businesses in the region and community organisations.

Nottingham Trent University Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sharon Huttly, said: “As FOSAC has grown in scope over recent years, so has NTU’s involvement in it. We’re delighted to be participating in the festival in so many ways and looking forward to a wide range of activities that we hope many will enjoy.”

Festival producer Megan Shore said: “We’re so excited to be able to work with Nottingham City Council to bring the festival back out into spaces across the area and we’ve put together such an exciting lineup of activities, especially including some in-person workshops.

“We’re looking forward to engaging with new audiences, celebrating all the wonderful science happening in our region and hearing what people across Nottingham are curious about.”

For more information about the festival and for detailed event listings visit

  • Notes for editors

    Press enquiries please contact Dave Rogers, Public Relations Manager, on telephone +44 (0)115 848 8782, or via email.

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    For more information, please contact Festival Marketing and Communications Lead Jaskirat Kaur

    Nottingham Trent University (NTU) received the Queens Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2021 for cultural heritage science research. It is the second time that NTU has been bestowed the honour of receiving a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for its research, the first being in 2015 for leading-edge research on the safety and security of global citizens.

    NTU was awarded Outstanding Support for Students 2020 (Times Higher Education Awards). It was the University of the Year 2019 (Guardian University Awards, UK Social Mobility Awards), Modern University of the Year 2018 (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide) and University of the Year 2017 (Times Higher Education Awards).

    NTU is one of the UK’s largest universities, with over 33,000 students and more than 4,000 staff located across five campuses. It has an international student population of 4,000 and an NTU community representing around 160 countries.

    In the past 15 years, NTU has invested £450 million in tools, technology and facilities.

    NTU is in the UK’s top 10 for number of applications and ranked first for accepted offers (2019 UCAS UG acceptance data) It is also among the UK’s top five recruiters of students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

    75% of NTU students go on to graduate-level employment or graduate-entry education / training within fifteen months of graduating (Guardian University Guide 2021).

    NTU is 4th globally (and 3rd in the UK) for sustainability in the 2021 UI Green Metric University World Rankings (out of more than 900 participating universities).

NTU supporting Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity

Published on 27 January 2022
  • Subject area: Sciences including sport sciences
  • Category: Press office; Research; School of Science and Technology

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