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York St John University research project reveals why Jellicoe got his maths right

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Researchers have used mathematical modelling to re-analyse the Battle of Jutland – the biggest naval engagement of World War One. The Royal Navy’s Grand Fleet, based at Scapa Flow in Orkney, clashed with the German High Seas Fleet on 31 …

St Mary’s University Twickenham research finds mechanical similarities between common resistance exercises

New research undertaken by St Mary’s School of Sport, Health and Applied Science has revealed the mechanical similarities between two commonly used resistance exercises to countermovement jumps. However, when intensity is raised, the mechanical similarities decline. In the study, eight physically …

Falmouth University research project tackles stigma of mental health

A global collaborative research project – Communicating Mental Health – instigated by Graphic Design staff and psychiatrists from Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is exploring the stigma and scale of mental health. The project, which has teams in China and …

University of Winchester to launch Centre for Animal Welfare

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How should we treat the other animals with who we share our homes, cities and environments? Why do we have such a wide diversity of relationships with them? And are those relationships consistent with recent advancements in our knowledge of …

St Mary’s University, Twickenham study finds effect of wearing weightlifting shoes

Academics from the Strength and Conditioning (S&C) Programmes at St Mary’s University, Twickenham have published research that found weightlifting shoes can help athletes perform a back squat. The paper, published in the Journal of Sport Sciences, studied the performance of …

Newman University research shows that flexible learning enhances teaching

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Flexible learning enhances face-to-face teaching and prepares students for the real world. A report into flexible learning undertaken by staff and students at Newman University in Birmingham and published by the Higher Education Academy has changed perceptions of the nature …

Southampton Solent University research suggests that there is no need for gender specific Resistance Training

Men and women have similar upper body strength response to Resistance Training (RT) and there is no need for sex specific interventions, suggests a new study by researchers from Southampton Solent University and the Universities of Goias, Brasillia and Padova. …

University of Cumbria research suggests that carrying shopping bags does not affect older adults stability

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A recent study, conducted by the Active Ageing Research Group at the University of Cumbria, has concluded that carrying shopping bags, whether in one or both hands, should pose no additional threat of falling. Being able to shop for food …

St Mary’s University, Twickenham study finds cricket players are more successful when batting backward

PhD student in the School of Sport, Health and Applied Science at St Mary’s University, Twickenham Oliver Runswick collaborated with Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam on research that has found cricket players are more successful when batting the wrong way. According to …

University of Winchester launches new Centre for Research into Teaching and Teacher Education

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The University of Winchester builds on its status as a leading provider of high-quality teacher education and development with the creation of a new research centre. The Centre for Research into Teaching and Teacher Education – in the Faculty of …

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