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Winners of the Peninsula Arts Film Commission 2018 announced
The Peninsula Arts Film Commission 2018 panel has announced three practitioners from the South West of England as this year’s winners.
Plymouth to stage final exhibition by ‘the last of the St Ives modernists’
A new exhibition featuring the work of abstract artist Trevor Bell (1930-2017) opens in the Peninsula Arts Gallery at the University of Plymouth on 16 April.
New film starring Gabriel Byrne features soundtrack made in Plymouth
Hollywood stars dazzle against a sonic backdrop made in Plymouth, in a new film scored by the University of Plymouth’s Dr John Matthias and Jay Auborn from dBs Music.
Researchers recruiting local smokers to major national study looking at reducing cigarette consumption
Researchers are looking for hundreds of Plymouth smokers who don’t want to quit but do want to reduce the number of cigarettes they smoke, to take part in the Trial of physical Activity and Reduction of Smoking (TARS) study
Clocking up the hours for Student Volunteering Week
The University of Plymouth Students’ Union (UPSU) has participated in the 17th Student Volunteering Week, during which students and staff across the UK come together to celebrate the incredible impact student volunteers have in their local communities
Dentistry Fellow appointed to national leadership role
Ian Mills, Fellow at Plymouth University Peninsula School of Dentistry, has been elected as the next Dean of the Faculty of General Dental Practice UK
Scholarship to help Nepalese student reach more people following earthquake disaster
After helping more than 25,000 people in earthquake-damaged areas of his home country, Nepal, postgraduate student Dr Aban Gautam has received a scholarship from the David Nott Foundation to help further his work.
Making a difference for refugees – meet the founder of the life-changing Plymouth programme START
On International Women’s Day 2018, 8 March, Avril Bellinger will share her story, and says success of any size can come from asking the simple question ‘What can I do to help?’
Professor co-authors paper on landmark bladder cancer trial
Professor Syed Hussain, Chair in Oncology, has co-authored a paper detailing the largest randomised control trial of the effectiveness of drug Atezolizumab in metastatic bladder cancer in a second-line setting.
Researchers join UK brain tumour community in falling silent to remember lives lost
The University's Brain Tumour Research Centre of Excellence joined the UK’s brain tumour community in falling silent to remember lives lost and mark the start of Brain Tumour Awareness month
Government funding boost to British marine research
Environment Minister Therese Coffey announces funding of £150,000 for the University of Plymouth, Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) and the University of St Andrews to further understand ‘natural capital’
Researcher secures funding to further investigate treatment for neuro-tumours
Dr Sylwia Ammoun has secured £112,071 from Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Sparks to research into hereditary condition Neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2). Her work could offer hope to the thousands of, mainly young, people affected by NF2.