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UCA artists capture the Calais to Kazakhstan E40 European Highway

Two artists from the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) have visually documented and captured the route along the iconic E40 European Highway, the first of a series of ‘main international road arteries’ conceived by the United Nations in 1946. Helen Kirwan, …

Worcester Professor launches ‘timely’ birth and parent education journal

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The UK’s first ever Professor of Perinatal Education, the University of Worcester’s Professor Mary Nolan, has launched a new journal which will share policy, research and best practice in parent support and education for the transition to parenthood. The quarterly …

HEA grant awarded for teaching and learning seminar

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The Philosophy team at St Mary’s University College, Twickenham has been successfully awarded a grant from the Higher Education Academy (HEA) to run a workshop exploring student teaching and assessment methods. The grant was awarded to Dr Stephen Rainey, Research Fellow in …

Research confirms importance of ethylene removal in extending strawberry product

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Research from Writtle College shows for the first time that ethylene removal extends the post-harvest life of strawberries. The research, presented at the MQUIC 2013 supply chain conference, utilised the commercially-proven ethylene-removal technology used in It’sFresh! ethylene-removal pads. Dr Chris …

New publication: A Taxonomy of Ghosts from Popular Forms

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Dis Manibus: A Taxonomy of Ghosts from Popular Forms edited by Professor Robert Williams, Professor in Fine Art at the University of Cumbria, and Dr. Hilmar Schäfer of the Europa-Universität Viadrina at Frankfurt (Oder) has just been published. The publication was designed by Australian …

UCA artists to host sculpture school for Syrian refugees

A group of four UK artists and tutors, led by Philip Evans from UCA, will travel to Beirut to host a series of workshops for Syrian refugees called ‘Art in Beirut’. The group will undertake a five day residency, running …

Winchester archaeologists help establish origins of leprosy

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Dr Simon Roffey and Dr Katie Tucker recently contributed to research that has provided new insights into the genetic origins of leprosy. The research, published online by Science, is a genome-wide comparison of medieval and modern Mycobacterium leprae, the bacterium that causes leprosy. …

Glyndŵr Scientists achieve ‘world-first’ for £900m telescope project

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Led by Project Manager Tony Fox-Leonard, the team at Glyndŵr University St Asaph have met ESO’s (European Southern Observatory) “extremely challenging” specifications for the European-Extremely Large Telescope project. This giant eye on the sky will gather light from distant stars …

Arts researcher developing circus app for autistic children

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Dr Tracy Piper-Wright, a Lecturer in Fine Art at the Wrexham University’s North Wales School of Art and Design (NWSAD), teamed-up with Circus Starr – a charitable organisation that supports disabled and vulnerable children across the UK – and Therapy …

Top crops lecturer is crowned in research-in-practice competition

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The winner of a crops challenge for lecturers at Harper Adams University has been named as Dr Ivan Grove. Last year a task was set to grow the most profitable crop of wheat that achieves the best gross margin whilst satisfying commercial standards. …

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