World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) 12–18 November 2018
  • Health Showcase - Rolle Plaza Marquee

  • TEDxTruro - Truro and Penwith College, Cornwall

  • Antibiotic Resistance public event - Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky BUilding

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Held every November since 2015, World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) gauges awareness levels in all sectors of the population via a short questionnaire and promotes the issue via a number of resources that can be found on the above links.

The University continues to promote antibiotic resistance messages from the UK government and Public Health England as well as the World Health Organization outside of World Antibiotic Awareness Week. 

Scroll down to view our events below.

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Today's events

Antibiotic Resistance at the Health Showcase

At this celebration of the University’s proud partnership with the NHS, visit our antibiotic research stand at our first annual Health Showcase this month.

Meet the ITSMed researchers and provide a swab sample on the spot to help with our research.

  • Thursday 18 October (17:00-18:30)
  • Venue: Rolle Plaza Marquee

Discover our Health Showcase



Finding new antibiotics in deep, dark and wonderous places

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today. If new, powerful antibiotic drugs are not discovered, we ‘may’ return to the pre-antibiotic era. 
Mat Upton, Professor in Medical Microbiology and his team from the University think that the solution may lie deep under the surface of the ocean, in dark, cold environments where weird and wonderful sponges live.

Join Mat, who is also the lead for the University's Antibiotic Resistant Pathogens Research Group, at TEDxTruro to discover if new antibiotics can be found in deep, dark places.

  • Friday 26 October (09:30-16:30)
  • Venue: Truro and Penwith College, College Road, Truro, Cornwall TR1 3XX

Antibiotic Resistance: A problem that affects all of us 

Join us during World Antibiotics Awareness Week for a documentary, panel discussion and Q&A on the problem of antibiotic resistance and how scientists are trying to find a solution to one of the biggest public health issues of our time. 

  • Thursday 15 November 2018 (18:00-20:30) 
  • Venue: Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building 

Visit our event page for further details and to register your place.

Superbugs: The fight for our lives 

  • 9 November 2017 - Spring 2019
  • Venue: Level 0, Tomorrow's World, Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD

Visit the Science Museum's Special Exhibition on Superbugs to explore how society is responding to the enormous challenge of antibiotic resistance. The exhibition features scientific research from across the globe and the personal stories of those waging war on the superbugs.

If you like this event, our Research Festival 2019 (21-25 January) may also be of interest

How can research shape our world? 

This week long showcase explores Plymouth's rich and varied research culture and the exceptional work of university academics, working in collaborations and affecting change across the world.

Economic | Environmental | Social | Cultural | Medical

Making an impact - from local to global.

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