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Plymouth takes the lead as universities commit to climate action
Professor Judith Petts CBE, the University of Plymouth’s Vice-Chancellor, has led the development of a new set of climate commitments endorsed by 140 universities and released ahead of the COP26 conference.
Sociologist calls for national improvements on criminal rehabilitation
A University sociologist says more needs to be donw to support criminal rehabilitation after spending seven years researching the experience of people with criminal convictions at a Devon charity
Watching nature videos on social media supported people’s mental wellbeing during lockdowns
Researchers from the University of Plymouth used the first COVID-19 lockdown in March 2020 to investigate how people engaged with nature via social media and whether there were associations between this form of simulated nature engagement and wellbeing.
Plymouth academic contributes to new NHS resource on sustainability
Dr Clare Pettinger, Lecturer in Public Health Dietetics, shared her research and practice on sustainable food systems to inform the co-creation of the NHS Greener Allied Health Professional hub.
Study highlights how humans and nature are causing significant changes to the health of global rivers
New research involving the University of Plymouth shows rivers such as the Amazon, Mississippi and Congo are seeing increased levels of solutes such as calcium and potassium
Construction begins on innovative CobBauge research building
The University of Plymouth's CobBauge project is constructing a building on campus made from the re-engineered material.
Postgraduate historian wins prestigious Churchill Fellowship
University masters student Elliot Clark has been awarded a prestigious fellowship to advance his research into the life and legacy of Sir Winston Churchill.
University co-hosts inaugural Fab City Plymouth Open Day
Students and academics within the University’s cutting-edge digital fabrication and immersive media community have opened their doors to the public to celebrate the inaugural Fab City Plymouth Open Day.
Study reveals abundance of microscopic paint flakes in the North Atlantic
A study by the University of Plymouth and the Marine Biological Association has revealed flakes of paint could be one of the most abundant type of microplastic particles in the ocean
Stalwart of nursing receives profession’s highest honour
Professor Bridie Kent has been named a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing.
University launches new School of Society and Culture
The University launches its School of Society and Culture with an innovative and flexible new approach to degree education
University professor chairs government event on coastal communities
A University professor has been invited to chair a government event on the challenges facing seaside resorts and other coastal communities.