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New campaign will explore the inspiration and stories of researchers at NTU

Re:searchers Re:vealed is a powerful campaign from Nottingham Trent University (NTU) telling the real stories of its researchers and their inspiration to change the world.

Re:searchers Re:vealed campaign
Re:searchers Re:vealed
NTU researchers tell the story behind their research

The campaign will showcase a diverse range of expertise, experiences and personalities and demonstrate the personal reasons why academics choose to use research to solve a real problem they’ve experienced in their lives.

Throughout the year Re:searchers Re:vealed will feature ten researchers from a wide range of fields including Social Sciences, Business, Art & Design, Law and Construction.

Researchers will tell their stories through both video and written content where they will talk about what inspired them, the focus of their research and how this is making an impact in the real world..

Anthony Gifford, PhD researcher and lecturer for the School of Social Sciences at NTU is one of the first academics to be featured in the campaign. He is researching the psychosocial influences that affect people’s thinking around a drug which is used to prevent the transmission of HIV.

Many countries want to eradicate the new HIV transmissions by 2030 and Anthony hopes that research like his will play a part in tackling such a widespread, global issue.

Anthony Gifford said: “My path into research wasn’t a traditional one, so I hope that my story will inspire others to look at research as a career option, and the chances it’s given me to make a difference.  Re:searchers Re:vealed is a great way to dispel the myths that may be held about academia and showcase just how exciting and impactful it can be.”

Bernadette Devilat, a Research Fellow for the Centre of Architecture, Urbanism and Global Heritage shares the story of a major earthquake of 7.9 magnitude struck and caused large amounts of damage whilst she was studying in Chile. This experience inspired her to conduct research into sustainable re-construction methods for earthquake prone settlements.

Meet the people behind the research and hear their stories here.

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    About Nottingham Trent University

    Nottingham Trent University (NTU) received the Queen’s 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 approximately 40,000 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.

    NTU is ranked 2nd most sustainable university in the world in the 2022 UI Green Metric University World Rankings (out of more than 900 participating universities).

New campaign will explore the inspiration and stories of researchers at NTU

Published on 10 January 2023
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