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University of Plymouth announces new appointments

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The University of Plymouth has announced the appointment of Professor Julian Chaudhuri as Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education and Student Experience, and Professor Jerry Roberts as Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Enterprise.

Professor Julian Chaudhuri, who is currently Dean of Engineering and Informatics at the University of Bradford, and Professor Jerry Roberts, who has recently...

Conference to showcase the best in cognitive research

Authored by Mary

Plymouth University is showcasing cutting-edge research that explores how humans think, feel and behave at an open conference next week.

The Cognition Institute Conference takes place on 7 and 8 July at the University’s city centre campus and is free to attend.

From language learning and bilingualism to the effects of a marine environment on health and wellbeing, the conference...

Government housing adviser appointed Visiting Professor

Authored by Mary

A renowned expert on housing and planning issues is to work closely with students and academics at Plymouth University as part of a new appointment.

Lord Matthew Taylor of Goss Moor, the former MP for Truro and St Austell, advised both the last Labour government and the coalition on planning and housing policy and has served on a number of high profile national bodies.

Now...

Experts and agencies come together for prison reform event at Plymouth University

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Two leading national figures in criminal justice reform have attended an event at Plymouth University exploring the current state of the prison system.

Former Chief Inspector of Prisons Professor Nick Hardwick and Peter Dawson, Deputy Director of the Prison Reform Trust, were among the speakers at the Prison Reform Forum.

Organised by the Plymouth Law School, in association...

Recent summer temperatures in Europe likely to be the warmest of last two millenia

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Recent global warming lies outside of patterns experienced over the past 2,000 years supporting the suggestion it is being influenced by human activity, an international study involving Plymouth University has found.

Most of Europe has experienced strong summer warming over the course of several decades, accompanied by severe heat waves in 2003, 2010 and 2015.

New research by a...

Plymouth University named in top 50 UK employers

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Plymouth University has been ranked by its own staff as one of the top 50 places to work in the country.

A study conducted for media and finance company Bloomberg named the University as the 42nd best employer in the UK, based on a survey conducted in October 2015.

The University is ranked third in the education sector, behind only the University of Cambridge and University of...

Students given opportunity to debate future of environmental science

Authored by Mary

Politicians, scientists, broadcasters and students will lock horns in a debate highlighting the challenges facing the world of environmental science.

Lecturers at Plymouth University have created the platform to give students an informed insight into the range of issues they might encounter during their careers.

It will also provide them with the opportunity to pose questions...

Plymouth Uni helps launch new doctoral training programme

Authored by Mary

Plymouth University is among 13 institutions nationally joining forces to launch a new kind of doctoral training programme.

Created in response to industry needs, and with a view to promoting the UK’s economic growth and productivity, the Doctoral Training Alliance (DTA) is the largest multi-partner and only nationwide doctoral training initiative of its kind.

It will build on...

Internship programme funding boost

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An internship programme at Plymouth University has received £75,000 to strengthen the offer of employability opportunities to their students and graduates, while supporting local small to medium sized businesses.

The money has been provided through the Santander Universities scheme, which is a global education and employability enhancing initiative.

The internships are managed...

University unveils new student nurse-patient engagement programme

Authored by Mary

A new patient engagement programme that places student nurses at the heart of general practitioner surgery groups in the South West has been unveiled by Plymouth University.

In the first project of its kind in the country, students on Plymouth’s adult nursing degree have been working with patient participation groups located inside GP surgeries to help them tackle a variety of issues...

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