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Seven in 10 pupils want an education that helps them tackle the climate crisis
University of Plymouth news: New research shows that 14 to 18-year-olds believe climate change is the most important issue that needs to be addressed if their lives are to be improved in the future.
Consortium awarded funding to explore challenges facing coastal communities
University of Plymouth news: The University is leading a project funded by UK Research and Innovation to address social, community, economic and environmental priorities in coastal communities
Programme explores potential for online arts and culture to enhance young people’s mental health
University of Plymouth news: The University is part of the £2.6m ORIGIN project, which will see diverse communities of young people aged 16 to 24 co-designing an online arts and culture intervention aimed at reducing anxiety and depression
University celebrates continued success of Sri Lankan partnership
University of Plymouth news: The University of Plymouth has celebrated over 10 years of partnership working with the National School of Business Management (NSBM) in Sri Lanka.
Digital support can significantly reduce anxiety among autistic adults
University of Plymouth news: A new study into the effectiveness of Brain in Hand, which provides autistic adults with 24/7 support and practical tools to manage the challenges of everyday life, has shown it can significantly reduce anxiety levels.
£1 million donation for the doctors of the future
University of Plymouth news: From September 2023, the James Johnston Bursary Fund will benefit around a quarter of the University’s aspiring doctors as they progress from a foundation year to the first year of their degree.
University continues push for full net zero after achieving carbon neutral verification
University of Plymouth news: The University has been awarded PAS 2060 verification, acknowledging its ongoing work to reduce the carbon impact of its campuses and operations
New study assesses changes to midwifery models of care in England
University of Plymouth news: Professor Aled Jones, Head of our School of Nursing and Midwifery, is leading a national study into new ways of working that aim to ensure a woman’s care before, during and after birth is led by the same midwife.
Past climate change to blame for Antarctica’s giant underwater landslides
University of Plymouth news: An international team of researchers, led by Lecturer in Hydrography and Ocean Exploration Dr Jenny Gales, has discovered the cause of giant underwater landslides in Antarctica.
Coastal lights trick coral reefs into spawning earlier than they should
University of Plymouth news: New research shows that corals exposed to artificial light at night are spawning one to three days outside of their optimum reproductive periods.
Early years curriculum should be celebrated as being distinct from all other education
University of Plymouth news: A new report shows the curriculum delivered in early years education is more focused around what children are interested in learning rather than being prescriptive around the things they might need to learn.
Researchers call for public help to monitor elusive pod of bottlenose dolphins
University of Plymouth news: The South Coast pod of bottlenose dolphins currently numbers only 40 individuals and they are known to range from the north coasts of Devon and Cornwall right along the entire south coast of England to East Sussex