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Re:search Re:imagined podcast seeks to explore some of life’s big questions

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) has launched a new podcast featuring some of its experts exploring a range of fascinating and thought-provoking issues.

NTU's new podcast series will cover a wide range of topics such as climate change, equal rights, sleep, religion and more

The Re:search Re:imagined podcast is an insightful and informative podcast series that showcases the quality, breadth and inclusivity of research taking place across the university.

The series will focus on interesting and topical issues affecting everyday people in society such as climate change, equal rights, sleep, religion and more.

Each episode will be around 20-30 minutes in length and will be presented by NTU Video Journalist, Helen Darby-Dowman.

NTU will launch its new podcast on International Podcast Day – Friday 30 September at 10am. The university plans to release one new podcast episode per month, with two episodes going live on launch day.

The first episode of the Re:search Re:imagined podcast seeks to answer the question ‘can you drive out evil’? Resident NTU expert in the fields of Law and Religion, Dr Reverend Helen Hall will explore the subject of exorcisms and give insight into religious freedom, consent and the law.

Episode two of the podcast will investigate sleep disorders and the legal ramifications of sleep-related crimes. NTU experts, Professor John Groeger and Lecturer John Rumbold will discuss how our body functions during the sleep cycle, how different sleep disorders work, and how the law applies to sleepwalking crimes.

John Groeger, Professor of Psychology at Nottingham Trent University said: “It has been great to have the opportunity to talk about work that fascinates you with another expert with a different perspective. It’s provided the chance to have an extended talk with someone who approaches the same issues from a different discipline.”

All of the Re:search Re:imagined podcast episodes will be available to listen to on the NTU website, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and also YouTube which will feature subtitles for accessibility purposes. Listen here.

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    About Nottingham Trent University

    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.

    The Research Excellence Framework (2021) classed 83% of NTU’s research activity as either world-leading or internationally excellent. 86% of NTU’s research impact was assessed to be either world-leading or internationally excellent.

    NTU was awarded The Times and The Sunday Times Modern University of the Year 2023 and ranked second best university in the UK in the Uni Compare Top 100 rankings (2021/2022). It was awarded Outstanding Support for Students 2020 (Times Higher Education Awards), 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 the 5th largest UK institution by student numbers, with nearly 39,000 students and more than 4,400 staff located across five campuses. It has an international student population of 7,000 and an NTU community representing over 160 countries.

    Since 2000, NTU has invested £570 million in tools, technology, buildings and facilities.

    NTU is in the UK’s top 10 for number of applications and ranked first for accepted offers (2021 UCAS UG acceptance data) It is also among the UK’s top five recruiters of students from disadvantaged backgrounds and was the first UK university to sign the Social Mobility Pledge.

    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 ranked 4th most sustainable university in the world and 1st in the UK for sustainability-themed Education and Research in the 2021 UI Green Metric University World Rankings (out of more than 900 participating universities).

Published on 29 September 2022
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