Nottingham Trent University celebrates a year of successes

Nottingham Trent University celebrates a year of successes

 December 17, 2020

 Read time

Despite a difficult year, Nottingham Trent University has seen some major successes and good news stories thanks to the hard work of its staff and students.

From supporting the fight against COVID-19 to helping those in need, find out about Nottingham Trent University's 2020 impact.

Enabling more tests for COVID-19

Covid 19 testing machines

Nottingham Trent University collaborated with University of Nottingham to supply COVID-19 testing machines that can perform around 20,000 tests a day, which was acknowledged in a Downing Street briefing. 

Printing personal protective equipment 

Academics across Nottingham Trent University 3D-printed face shield components to support the UK’s need for personal protective equipment (PPE) during the coronavirus crisis. 

Contributing essential virology expertise

Scientists at Nottingham Trent University are contributing essential virology expertise to help develop a COVID-19 vaccine.

Launching new healthcare courses 

Healthcare courses

With the launch of its Adult and Mental Health Nursing and Paramedic degrees and apprenticeships, Nottingham Trent University has began to educate the next generation of nurses and paramedics.

Launching the Nottingham Civic Agreement

In partnership with local institutions, Nottingham Trent University helped launch the Universities for Nottingham Civic Agreement to deliver meaningful change for the people and place of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

Donating farm-grown produce to feed the homeless

Produce for homeless

Produce from Nottingham Trent University's vertical farm was donated to Tracy’s Street Kitchen, a small team of chefs who make and distribute food to people living on the streets in Nottingham.

Assisting international arrivals in a quarantine facility

Nottingham Business School international student volunteered in a quarantine facility to assist international arrivals in his home country of Vietnam.

Making scrubs for frontline NHS workers

Nottingham Trent University fashion students turned their skills to making scrubs to help frontline NHS workers.

Working in care homes to support the vulnerable

Students at Nottingham Trent University gave back by working in care homes to support the most vulnerable during the pandemic.

Offering virtual legal advice

Nottingham Trent University legal advice

Nottinghamshire residents benefited from virtual legal advice during lockdown thanks to students from Nottingham Law School

Delivering food and essential items to those in need

Nottingham Trent University students delivered food and other essentials to those who are self-isolating or in need.

Providing asymptomatic COVID-19 testing

Nottingham Trent University provided asymptomatic COVID-19 testing in collaboration with the University of Nottingham.

Launching a creative writing and reading program

With the support of award-winning author Derek Owusu, Nottingham Trent University launched its WRAP programme to celebrate creative writing and reading.

Delivering a successful Clearing campaign

The University received a record number of calls during Clearing delivering a successful COVID-secure campaign.

Breeding a rare species of horse

Nottingham Trent University's rare-breed Suffolk Punch horse ‘Ruby’ gave birth to a filly foal after an innovative approach using sex sorted sperm. 

Carrying out research on UK wildlife

In further support of UK wildlife, the University is carrying out important research on the impact of traffic on UK hedgehogs.

Improving detection of prostate cancer

Nottingham Trent University helped develop a new blood test which can detect the presence of prostate cancer and its clinical risk. 

Bringing people together using technology

Nottingham Trent University is collaborating on a project to develop new technologies to tackle loneliness among older people who are socially distanced due to COVID-19. 

Leading a major study on COVID-19 impact

COVID 19 study

Nottingham Business School led on a major new study looking at the impact of COVID-19 on the voluntary sector and social enterprises.

Translating honeybee queen duets

Nottingham Trent University translated honeybee queen duets using highly sensitive vibration detectors. 

Make a difference in your career at Nottingham Trent University

At Nottingham Trent University, women are working hard to deliver the University's goal of becoming the University of the Future.

Search and apply for a job to be part of this pioneering goal.


Find out more

Stay connected by subscribing to our monthly newsletter and following us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Disclosure: Where Women Work researches and publishes insightful evidence about how its paid member organizations support women's equality.

Share this page:

  Linkedin     X     Instagram     Facebook     Press release 

Join our women's careers community