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Norwich University of the Arts to open digital user research lab in Norwich

Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) is to open a Digital User Research Lab in October 2015, to be situated in the Ideas Factory Digital Creative Incubation Centre. The project will be funded by a grant from the HEFCE Catalyst …

Call for Papers: Making Futures IV – deadline extended

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MAKING FUTURES CRAFT AND THE (RE)TURN OF THE MAKER IN A POST-GLOBAL SUSTAINABLY AWARE SOCIETY Conference Website: Making Futures will be held on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th September 2015 within the magnificently sited Mount Edgcumbe estate on the River Tamar …

Southampton Solent University amongst CREST institutions to secure funding from Creative Europe

Art and design graduates from Southampton Solent University will benefit from a new international career scheme thanks to £200,000 funding from Creative Europe. The 18 month project, led by the School of Art and Design at the University, will bring …

CREST institutions’ success in Creative Europe 2015

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Three CREST member institutions have successfully bid to be part of Creative Europe in this year’s round as partners. Creative Europe is the EU’s framework programme for the cultural and creative sectors. The University of Winchester will collaborate on the NE©XT …

Newman University research shows “design thinking” is likely to be an instinctive phenomenon

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A new study published in the online edition of Cognition suggests that non-believers and atheists, as well as religious believers, instinctively think there is a creator being or agency behind natural processes. The research, led by Elisa Järnefelt and co-authored …

University of Chichester has launched a range of PhD bursaries for 2015-16


Successful applicants to full time Full bursaries will receive GBP 13,000 p.a. and a fee-waiver of all course fees (a pro-rata value would apply for part-time bursary holders). The preference for students applying for the full bursaries is for them …

University of Winchester launches 2015 Research and Engagement Week

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Each year in the spring the University of Winchester celebrates research and engagement through a series of public lectures, exhibitions and the annual Winchester Writers’ Festival. Click here to learn more and to access the full programme of events.

Bucks New University reports call for policy changes to tackle marginalisation of Gypsies, Travellers and Roma communities

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The failings within the criminal justice system and health and social work sectors for members of the Gypsy, Traveller and Roma (GTR) communities – along with policy recommendations to tackle the issues raised – are highlighted in reports published today …

Bucks New University research into Facebook and mental health conditions

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Facebook can help people recover from mental health problems but it needs to be used cautiously and strategically as it can also make symptoms worse, new research shows: –          Can make people feel less alone and …

University of Chichester research shows how brains are shaped by childhood


NEW research detailing how childhood experiences influence the development of the brain has been collated in a book by two Chichester authors. Child Development and the Brain has been written by Reader in Psychology Dr Esther Burkitt and counsellor Rob …

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