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

26 April 2016

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 …

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Newman University research shows that flexible learning enhances teaching

26 April 2016

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 …

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Glyndŵr Innovations develops ultra-lightweight optical system for use on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)

20 April 2016

Through Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) funding, Glyndŵr Innovations has developed an ultra-lightweight optical system for use on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for aerial ground imaging applications where weight is critical. A complete working demonstrator has been developed and built, …

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

11 April 2016

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. …

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

05 April 2016

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 …


Applications invited – Senior Policy Adviser (Research & Innovation) (Maternity Cover)

01 April 2016

GuildHE are seeking talented candidates for a part-time maternity cover position as Senior Policy Adviser (Research and Innovation) from late May 2016. In the role you will support research excellence for a network of distinctive institutions; drive forward the collaborative …

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

23 March 2016

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 …

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Glyndwr University research reveals teenage runaways are at great risk of sexual exploitation in North Wales

18 March 2016

Barnardo’s Cymru has launched a report alongside Wrexham Glyndwr University to mark Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Awareness Day held today. The research confirms the link between running away and going missing and the risk of sexual exploitation for children and …

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York St John University research highlights the prevalence of ‘pre-loading’

16 March 2016

A new study highlights the prevalence of pre-loading drinking behaviour in the general population. Key findings from the research, which was carried out in Selby, includes that females reported consuming more units when pre-loading compared to males and that the …

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

14 March 2016

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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