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Apply and Join The Sensory Team At Sutton Bonington Campus

University of Nottingham is looking for beer tasters


Do you want to taste beer and get paid for it? At the Sensory Science centre of the University of Nottingham (UoN), scientists are looking for professional beer tasters to join their current beer tasting group. The job involves evaluating different types of beer and ingredients to help our researchers understand the science behind brewing and answer research questions such as ‘How does the aroma and flavour change if the alcohol content is altered?’ and ‘How does the flavour of a beer change over time?’.

Is this you?

  • You like to try new food and beverages, particularly beer
  • You have a curious nature and enjoy experiencing new sensations
  • You have good sense of smell, taste, texture, sight and hearing
  • You are a good communicator and keen to take part in group discussions
  • You have a general good health, no allergies or dietary restrictions
  • You are willing to consume alcohol your role as a taster (less than 1 unit per session)

What you can expect!

  • Taste different kinds of beers
  • Up to 2 training or test sessions per week (2 hours)
  • Opportunity to be a professional taster in a long term research project (3-4 years)
  • Disturbance allowance after each training and test session!

Please contact Christina

to request an application form by 20th September 2017!

We are also looking for people who want to join our database of consumers and take part in our studies. This involves a range of food and beverages. You will be invited to take part in studies every few months but this can vary and depends on how busy we are. Just send us an email to express your interest!

We are looking forward to hearing from you!


Shopmobility – not just shopping any more…

West Bridgford Shopmobility is a charity which helps people with mobility problems to enhance their quality of life; for an annual fee of just £10, it provides mobility aids (wheelchairs, walkers and scooters) to enable them to visit shops and places of interest in the central West Bridgford area.

However, over their 14 years of operation, needs have changed, and Shopmobility has broadened its range of services to operate a short-term hire scheme (payable weekly), so it’s now possible to take a scooter or wheelchair home with you.  Or indeed, away with you…

Look at the many benefits this provides:

Going on holiday in the UK?

You can hire a collapsible scooter, which can fit in the boot of a car (or the luggage compartment of a bus), so you can get around easily while you’re away.

Guest with mobility problems?

If you have a visitor with mobility problems, we can provide you with a wheelchair or scooter for as long as you need it.

Been poorly, or just out of hospital?

If you’ve been ill, or broken a leg, or are recuperating after a hospital stay, we can get you out and about again.

Blue badges? You don’t have to be registered as disabled to take advantage of the Shopmobility service; scooters are fully insured, and you’ll be given full training on how to use them.

The typical cost for the weekly hire of a lightweight scooter is just £30 for members, plus a refundable deposit.

West Bridgford Shopmobility is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 10am and 2pm, and you’re welcome to drop in to their office behind West Bridgford Library and chat to one of the volunteers.  Alternatively, call them on 0115 981 5451, or go online at