Award Winning Placement for Plymouth University Student

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Plymouth University student Ian Alberto has received a prestigious award from the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) for his outstanding performance during a placement year as part of his MEng course in civil and coastal engineering.

Ian, from Wallington in Surrey, received the accolade for his achievements as a trainee site engineer with BAM Nuttall – and with...

International award for medical educator

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Dr. Tom Gale from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry (PUPSMD) was presented with the Teaching Innovation Award by the Association of Medical Educators in Europe, for his work in developing a simulated training module for health care workers and communities in Ebola-hit West Africa.

The module, which uses computer gaming technology, was developed by Dr Gale...

Police and Crime Commissioner question time event in Plymouth

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The candidates bidding to become Devon and Cornwall’s next Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) will be outlining their reasons for seeking the role during a debate at Plymouth University.

Devised by the Plymouth Law School, the free event is designed as a way for people across the region to get a greater understanding of the PCC role and to hear from those who have put their names...

Saltram Rotary Club supports brain tumour PhD

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A Plymouth Rotary Club that donated £1,000 to brain tumour research at Plymouth University has visited its laboratories to find out more about the work taking place to find effective treatments to fight the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40.

Saltram Rotary Club made the donation to match a gift made by club member Norman Proctor, MBE, of the Peninsula Medical...

Dental students give Salvation Army residents passport to health

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A group of dental hygiene and therapy students from Plymouth University has worked with the Salvation Army and its service users at Devonport Lifehouse homeless centre in Plymouth, to create a passport to health that can be used by residents to access services and help maintain control over their health.

It is often difficult for people in this situation to make and keep health care...

Plymouth marine biologist to make TV splash on shark documentary

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A marine biologist at Plymouth University will be hitting the nation’s television screens this week in a ground-breaking documentary on sharks in British waters.

Dr Nicholas Higgs, a Research Fellow in the Marine Institute, was a consultant for Britain’s Sharks, which airs on ITV1 on Friday, and features a unique experiment in which a humpback whale carcass is towed out into the deep...

Students transform poorly performing hotel to win national competition

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A team of students from Plymouth University have triumphed in a national competition held during a conference staged by the Institute of Hospitality.

The HOTS Business Game, part of Passion4Hospitality 2016, challenged participants to turn a poorly performing hotel into a successful operation.

Six universities were represented having survived a series of heats, with the...

Rich history of Plymouth harbour detailed in new study

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Plymouth University academics have published a paper detailing the historical importance of the city’s waters and their continuing impact on science, travel and ecology.

Dr Antony Knights, Lecturer in Marine Ecology and lead author, described Plymouth as a ‘hub for marine and maritime science’ in his joint paper Plymouth – A World Harbour through the ages. The study details how the...

University joins forces with Help for Heroes Recovery Centre

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Plymouth University has launched a collaboration with Help for Heroes’ Plymouth Recovery Centre to offer outstanding learning opportunities to students and wounded serving and veteran forces personnel.

The collaboration, which officially began last week, will see the University offer academic, social and creative prospects for centre users, while selected students will have the chance...

Patients’ delight with treatment from Plymouth University dental students

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Almost all (99.97 per cent) of NHS patients treated by dental students at Plymouth University’s Dental Education Facilities in Exeter, Plymouth and Truro, would recommend them to their family and friends, according to the national Family and Friends Test.

All providers of health care are required to carry out the Family and Friends Test as part of the NHS’ commitment to improving the...


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