Media coverage - September 2018

Geologists reveal ancient connection between England and France

The British mainland was formed from the collision of not two, but three ancient continental land masses, according to new research by geologists at the University of Plymouth. The findings are published in Nature Communications and follow an extensive study of mineral properties at exposed rock features across Devon and Cornwall.


Weight loss can be boosted fivefold thanks to novel mental imagery technique, research shows

A study has shown how overweight people lost an average of five times more weight using Functional Imagery Training (FIT), a brief individual motivational intervention teaching self-motivating skills with mental imagery, compared with just talking therapy.


Crisp packet graduation (Project helps to guard beaches against the scourge of plastic pollution)

Marine Biology student Emily Stevenson, founder of the Beach Guardian organisation in Cornwall, using her graduation ceremony to deliver an eye-catching message to packaging manufacturers.