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Student’s natural skincare business makes final of national entrepreneurship contest
Student business Smibbs Skincare has won a place in the national final of the Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards.
Research reveals 'crucial' importance of gender balance in bank boards
Women in senior leadership roles in the financial services sector behave in a way that may have made the global banking crisis less likely to happen, according to a University research study.
Researchers work with school to develop new guidelines on outdoor learning
A partnership between University academics and a local multi academy trust (MAT) is involving Plymouth schoolchildren in the latest research into outdoor learning.
Pole dancing and medical training – it’s all about balance for one new graduate
Shin Tan is graduating with a medical degree, but she is also a semi-professional pole dancer. She is one of the first graduates to complete their entire BMBS Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery with the University's Peninsula Medical School.
"I doubted I would get in to medical school, but a taster week gave me confidence"
Chris Gummow had wanted to be a doctor from age five, but was concerned he would never get in to study. Now he is one of the first students to complete an entire BMBS Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery with the University's Peninsula Medical School
"I’ve just completed a dentistry degree, now I’m doing a medical one" - life as an aspiring maxillofacial surgeon
After five years of studying to become a dentist, you might think someone had ‘made’ their career. But Hassan Adnan is planning to become a maxillofacial surgeon – which involves obtaining a medical degree on top of his dentistry qualification.
Inspired by a root canal – how one student became set on her dentistry career
Tatsiana Samalazava, who is originally from Belarus, was set to go into business. But after watching a video of Root Canal Instrumentation, she decided dentistry was the career for her – and, after qualifying as a dental nurse first, explains her path.
Medical student helps raise over £12,000 for children’s charities
Graduating as one of the first to complete their entire BMBS Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery with the University of Plymouth Peninsula Medical School, Arslan Arshad has raised over £12,000 for charity and reflects on his medical training
Turning down 'The Apprentice' and playing national sport - how one dentistry student went above and beyond
Sarah Armstrong was offered a place on BBC show, The Apprentice, but as scheduling clashed with her dentistry studies, she declined. Now she has continued with business set-up alongside her work – even managing to continue playing netball for Ireland.
Dementia could be detected via routinely collected data, new research shows
A new machine-learning model that scans routinely collected NHS data has shown promising signs of being able to predict undiagnosed dementia in primary care, according to new research.
New research helps address problem of hospital bed blocking
Experts have led a study questioning assumptions about the best way to stop unnecessary admissions and extended hospital stays for frail, elderly people.
Decade of research shows little improvement in password guidance
More than a decade after first examining the issue, research by the University of Plymouth has shown most of the world's top ten English-speaking websites offer little or no advice guidance on creating passwords that are less likely to be hacked.