Royal Agricultural University to lead evaluation of broadband in rural areas

20 February 2014

The Royal Agricultural University is leading a two year evaluation of the impact of broadband across rural Gloucestershire and Herefordshire. The deployment of Next Generation Access (NGA) broadband across the two counties is currently being rolled out by the ‘Fastershire’ …

UCA academic curates major exhibition exploring our relationship with the sea

19 February 2014

A major new exhibition curated by UCA’s Head of Cultural Studies, Dr Jean Wainwright, has opened in Southampton. The exhibition, Ship to Shore: Art and the Lure of the Sea, features work from a selection of famous artists including Isaac Julien, Yinka …

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Bucks New University formalises collaboration with University of Pécs, Hungary

18 February 2014

Bucks New University has announced that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Faculty of Society and Health at Buckinghamshire New University and the Faculty of General Medicine, University of Pécs Medical School, Hungary. The MoU will enable the two …

Call for applications: PhD Studentships, University for the Creative Arts

17 February 2014

The University for the Creative Arts is a specialist institution located on campuses at Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham and Rochester. With a longstanding heritage in the Arts Schools of Kent and Surrey, UCA is committed to creative practice and understands research …

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University of Worcester academics publish volume on Ecohydraulics

13 February 2014

A number of University of Worcester experts have recently had a book published on the emerging and expanding field of Ecohydraulics. Dr Ian Maddock, Principal Lecturer in Physical Geography, was lead editor and worked alongside PhD student Martin Wilkes, former PhD …

Royal Agricultural University trials TB Buster biosecurity measure

11 February 2014

The Royal Agricultural University (RAU) has just completed a three month trial assessing the effectiveness of the TB Buster in preventing badger access to mineral lick buckets.   Local farmer Alan Hughes, inventor of the TB Buster has designed the tailored …

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Local economic summit in Lancaster hosted by University of Cumbria Institute

07 February 2014

Ethical entrepreneurs and community organisations from the Lancaster region gathered at the University of Cumbria yesterday for a local economic summit, hosted by the university’s Institute for Leadership and Sustainability (IFLAS). Lancaster Ethical Small Traders Association (ESTA) has formed a …

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Hiscox and York St John University launch innovative workplace design challenge

04 February 2014

Specialist insurer Hiscox and York St John University have joined forces to launch a design competition that will give students the opportunity to make their mark on the insurer’s new landmark building in the city – opening in 2015. Internationally …

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University of Worcester PhD Student awarded european essay prize

31 January 2014

A University of Worcester PhD student has been awarded a prestigious accolade by the influential European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture and the Environment (EASLCE). Pippa Marland, who is studying for a doctorate in Ecocriticism, has won the …

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Agricultural Engineering Innovation Centre launched at Harper Adams

31 January 2014

A £2.9 million centre to support advanced agricultural engineering teaching and research was today launched at Shropshire’s Harper Adams University. Lord de Mauley, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for natural environment and science, conducted the official opening of The Agricultural …

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