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14 April 2014

The first major exhibition on Vikings at the British Museum for over 30 years which opened on 6 March in London highlights a new research project by Viking experts at The University of Nottingham.

Professor Judith Jesch from the University’s Centre for the Study of the Viking Age has contributed her expertise to this landmark exhibition in the form of interviews and audio recordings on Viking culture to accompany the exhibits. She will also be taking part in ‘Vikings Live’ from the British...

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18 March 2014

Rising academic stars from the University of Sheffield have today (Monday 17 March 2014) presented their research in Parliament.

PhD students Chris Nelson, Daniel Toolan, Hannah Mumby and Helen Southern were shortlisted from hundreds of applicants to take part in SET for Britain – a poster competition for early career engineers, mathematicians and scientists held in the House of Commons.

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17 March 2014

Three young researchers from Queen's University have been selected to showcase their work at the Houses of Parliament tomorrow (Monday, 17 March) as part of the national SET (science engineering and technology) for Britain 2014 competition.

Dr Andrew Brown from Newtownbreda, Georgina Milne from East Belfast and Matt Nicholl from Londonderry, have been chosen from hundreds of applicants across the UK, to present their research in the poster competition which is judged by a panel of professional...

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13 March 2014

A PhD student from Teesside University is set to attend Parliament to present her research to a range of politicians and expert judges.

Chibuzo Iheyinwa Uzoigwe is a finalist in SET for Britain, a national poster competition in the House of Commons involving hundreds of early career researchers.

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13 March 2014

The effectiveness of ‘virtual fish’ in establishing the toxicity and concentration of man-made chemicals is to be investigated by biological scientists at Plymouth University in collaboration with multinational pharmaceutical company, AstraZeneca.

The University has previously perfected the technique of coaxing cells from the liver of rainbow trout and then manipulating them to form a three-dimensional spheroid. This ball of cells behaves much more like normal animal tissue than cells...

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28 January 2014

Two postgraduate students in the Department of English and Creative Writing have been signed by major UK publishers.

Current PhD Creative Writing student Eliza Granville’s novel, Gretel and the Dark, will be published by Hamish Hamilton, an imprint of Penguin, on 6th February 2014 and is a literary novel which takes its inspirations from Grimm’s fairytales.

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13 January 2014

Nicola Woodward, a second year PhD student within the Centre for Innovative Ageing (CIA) at Swansea University is heading to the Houses of Parliament this February after being chosen for a prestigious ESRC internship.

The ESRC Student Internship scheme is a joint initiative designed to promote new approaches to tackle social problems so that public services can deliver better for less. It offers current ESRC funded PhD award holders in full time study or part time equivalent the opportunity...

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06 January 2014

Stable population trends are a prerequisite for species’ range expansion, according to new research led by scientists at the University of York.

The climate in Britain has warmed over the last four decades, and many species, including butterflies, have shifted their distributions northwards. The extent of distribution changes has varied greatly among species, however, with some showing rapid expansion and others showing none at all. But this variation can be explained by taking into account...

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06 January 2014

A group of university students are enjoying a specially designed fruit smoothie a day to discover whether it can improve their appearance and make them feel healthier. Their efforts are part of a study to assess what effect a carotenoid rich fresh fruit drink could have on our skin and perceived attractiveness.

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13 December 2013

Today (Monday 9 December 2013) the University of Salford is launching a ground-breaking research institute dedicated to improving the lives of people living with dementia.

The UK’s ageing population and growing numbers of people with dementia have prompted the creation of the Salford Institute for Dementia to channel the University’s expertise into enabling people to stay independent for longer while minimising distress and discomfort to themselves, their carers and family and friends....

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