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Welcome from your Dean

"As I started to write this welcome, I was struck by how easy it was to find positive words to describe the staff, students and programmes that I am responsible for as Dean. Motivated, passionate, supportive and friendly can be applied to both students and staff; for our programmes, it would be involving, relevant, experiential and, for many, professionally-accredited.

At the heart of our teaching philosophy is the desire to give you programmes that are driven by research-informed teaching and are at the leading edge in their fields. We want you to be hands-on with as much of our equipment as possible, to develop skills as well as knowledge.

If you aren’t in the lecture theatre or the lab, you may well be in the field – we are lucky to have a location that supports our field-based programmes. If you are not on a field-based programme, you will still find the sea, the moors and the city to be very beneficial for social and leisure activities.

I’ve been at Plymouth since July 2014 but I still recall what I experienced then and what you will find when you come to Plymouth – the warmth of the welcome, the friendly, supportive environment and the thrill of discovering the amazing things that we do here. I look forward to you joining me and experiencing this for yourselves.

Professor Kevin Jones
Executive Dean, Faculty of Science and Engineering

Faculty of Science and Engineering
015 (ground floor) Smeaton Building
University of Plymouth
Drake Circus
United Kingdom
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Innovators for a sustainable ocean: World Ocean Week 2020

As the United Nations put the global spotlight on ‘innovation for a sustainable ocean’, the University’s Marine Institute reflected on the innovative approaches our researchers take towards sustainable marine resource management.
From offshore renewable energy to coastal resilience, the National Marine Park to plastics, we reflected on our role in securing a healthier, protected future for our oceans.
During the week, a number of our marine conservation researchers led events that brought together global experts to inform future policy recommendations.
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Marine Institute

Marine Institute

Representing 3000 staff, researchers and students, the University of Plymouth's Marine Institute is the first and largest such institute in the UK. 

We provide the external portal to our extensive pool of world-leading experts and state-of-the-art facilities, enabling us to understand the relationship between the way we live, the seas that surround us and the development of sustainable policy solutions. 

Discover more about the Marine Institute

Sustainable Earth Institute

The Sustainable Earth Institute is about promoting a new way of thinking about the future of our world.

We bring researchers together with businesses, community groups and individuals to develop cutting-edge research and innovative approaches that build resilience to global challenges.

We link diverse research areas across the University including science, engineering, arts, humanities, health and business.

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