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UTC Plymouth students unveil innovative Plymouth STEM app

Authored by News Desk

UTC Plymouth, part of Reach South Academy Trust, today unveiled an innovative new app designed to co-ordinate local STEM activity, supporting the delivery of the STEM Plymouth Strategic Plan and increase the number of post-16 students studying or working in STEM fields.

Designed and developed by a group of Sixth Form IT and Computing Level BTEC students, the App is for use by the...

Dr Mark J.P. Kerrigan appointed as Director of Learning, Teaching & Enhancement at Plymouth College of Art

Authored by plymouthcollegeofart

Dr Mark John Patrick Kerrigan, a National Teaching Fellow and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), and former Director of Learning & Teaching in the Faculty of Medical Science at Anglia Ruskin University, has been appointed as Director of Learning, Teaching & Enhancement at Plymouth College of Art.

With strong professional interests in curriculum design and...

Plymouth student chosen as ambassador for national recruitment campaign

Authored by News Desk

A university student from Plymouth, 27 year old Rachel Rule, has been chosen as an ambassador for a new national nursing and Allied Health Profession recruitment campaign.

Rachel, who is a second year occupational therapy student, is one of a team of student and newly-qualified nurses and allied health professionals from across the country to have been recruited as ambassadors. They...

HOT’17 Architecture, Art & Design Degree Show

Sat 10-Fri 16 Jun Mon-Sun 10:00-16:00 Room 101, Roland Levinsky Building; Scott Building, Plymouth University and Mills Bakery, Royal William Yard

Highlights shown in the Peninsula Arts Gallery Sat 10-Fri 23 Jun, Mon-Fri 10:00-17:00, Sat 11:00-16:00 Free admission

Showcasing the latest innovations, the brightest ideas and new emerging talent, Peninsula Arts is delighted to feature a selection of work from Plymouth University’s School of Art, Design & Architecture final year students.

The Show includes work created by Architecture, 3D Design, Digital Art and...

Study examines causes of earthquakes originating deep below earth’s surface

Authored by News Desk

The mechanisms which cause earthquake cycles to begin up to 40km below the earth’s surface in the interiors of continents are to be explored in a new research project led by the University of Plymouth.

Such earthquakes account for around 30% of intracontinental seismic activity, but very little is presently known about what causes them and the geological effects they leave behind....

University Student Launches Debut Novel: Trace This Scar

Authored by Jessikah Hope Stenson

An exciting debut novel by a young writer, Trace This Scar marks a change from the tone of the first offering by Jessikah Hope Stenson.

Following on from her collection of short stories titled A Single Drop Of Perfect & Other Stories, released in February 2016, Trace This Scar is a psychological thriller with a strong crime focus.

Due for release 24th November, Trace This...

Plymouth expert plays role in Ugandan lung institute

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Dr Rupert Jones, a Plymouth GP and Senior Clinical Research Fellow at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, is playing a role in the establishment of the Makerere University Lung Institute in Uganda.

Chronic lung disease is a growing and debilitating health issue for countries in East Africa. Resulting from respiratory infections such as TB and HIV, and...

Olympic-inspired torch relay spreads important hygiene message

Authored by Mary

The Olympics may be over, but nursing academics from Plymouth University have kept the spirit alive in an inspired torch relay to demonstrate how ‘clean hands save lives’.

Maria Bennallick and Dr Andy Nichols, Lecturers in the University’s School of Nursing and Midwifery, who are based at its Knowledge Spa campus in Truro, have visited the Mayflower Steps, the Eden Project, the Minack...

Report identifies ways to boost children's quality of life through outdoor learning

Authored by Mary

Outdoor learning can have a significant and positive impact on children’s quality of life but needs to be introduced more formally into global school curricula in order for its potential benefits to be fully realised, a new report suggests.

Student Outcomes and Natural Schooling has been produced by Plymouth University and Western Sydney University, following a conference organised in...

Student book goes down swimmingly

Authored by Mary

Two Plymouth University students have created a book aimed at helping children learn how to swim.

Swimming with Bertie was written by second-year English and Creative Writing student Hannah Stamp, and illustrated by third-year Illustration student Chen Zhen Lee; telling the story of a young cat who overcomes his fear of the water.

The book was the brainchild of University...

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