University of Plymouth news feed /feeds/news The latest news from University of Plymouth. 60 PhD student enjoys the sweet taste of success /news/phd-student-enjoys-sweet-taste-of-success An examination of the chemical complexities behind some of the most delectable patisseries and chocolates earns a student a national award nomination /news/phd-student-enjoys-sweet-taste-of-success Mon, 02 Feb 2015 16:48:00 +0000 Interactive mobile app aims to transform arts experiences /news/interative-app-aims-to-transform-arts-experiences Ground-breaking collaborative initiative developed at Plymouth University uses a mobile app to enhance engagement with the arts and culture /news/interative-app-aims-to-transform-arts-experiences Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:06:00 +0000 University participates in European research network examining the early detection of Alzheimer's disease /news/university-participates-in-european-research-network-examining-the-early-detection-of-alzheimer-s-disease The CombiDiag Doctoral Network has appointed 10 international doctoral students, including one based in Plymouth, to develop pioneering techniques /news/university-participates-in-european-research-network-examining-the-early-detection-of-alzheimer-s-disease Fri, 01 Mar 2024 08:00:19 +0000 Academic wins prestigious short story prize /news/academic-wins-prestigious-short-story-prize Dr Tom Vowler was one of seven authors shortlisted for the V.S. Pritchett Short Story Prize /news/academic-wins-prestigious-short-story-prize Thu, 08 Feb 2024 13:44:36 +0000 Academic shortlisted for award recognising the UK’s net zero pioneers /news/academic-shortlisted-for-award-recognising-the-uks-net-zero-pioneers Professor Deborah Greaves OBE FREng has been shortlisted for a 2024 Green Energy Award /news/academic-shortlisted-for-award-recognising-the-uks-net-zero-pioneers Thu, 29 Feb 2024 11:00:12 +0000 Detailed study reveals how pulse oximeters significantly overestimate oxygen readings in people with darker skin tones /news/detailed-study-reveals-how-pulse-oximeters-significantly-overestimate-oxygen-readings-in-people-with-darker-skin-tones A paper in the British Journal of Anaesthesia draws together five decades of research, including more than 730,000 individual measurements /news/detailed-study-reveals-how-pulse-oximeters-significantly-overestimate-oxygen-readings-in-people-with-darker-skin-tones Thu, 29 Feb 2024 08:16:25 +0000 Shaping the future of floating offshore wind energy /news/shaping-the-future-of-floating-offshore-wind-energy Plymouth’s expertise is pivotal to investment and employment opportunities /news/shaping-the-future-of-floating-offshore-wind-energy Wed, 28 Feb 2024 16:39:08 +0000 Leading climate and low-carbon energy scientist is new Executive Dean /news/leading-climate-and-low-carbon-energy-scientist-is-new-executive-dean Professor Chris Fogwill to lead Faculty of Science and Engineering /news/leading-climate-and-low-carbon-energy-scientist-is-new-executive-dean Wed, 28 Feb 2024 13:00:04 +0000 Scientists provide first detailed estimates of how much sediment is supplied to coral islands from the reef system /news/scientists-provide-first-detailed-estimates-of-how-much-sediment-is-supplied-to-coral-islands-from-the-reef-system New research builds on studies suggesting the islands – found mostly in the Pacific and Indian Oceans – could survive predicted rises in sea levels /news/scientists-provide-first-detailed-estimates-of-how-much-sediment-is-supplied-to-coral-islands-from-the-reef-system Wed, 28 Feb 2024 08:00:13 +0000 University influences new measure seeking to protect marine mammal habitats /news/university-influences-new-measure-seeking-to-protect-marine-mammal-habitats Work to study bottlenose dolphins and other mammals has enabled the western English Channel to be identified as an Important Marine Mammal Area /news/university-influences-new-measure-seeking-to-protect-marine-mammal-habitats Tue, 27 Feb 2024 13:00:11 +0000 Student-led event to educate and empower GPs of the future /news/student-led-event-to-educate-and-empower-gps-of-the-future Fourth-year medical student Aarthikeshavan Sriram ran the GP conference for students across the South West /news/student-led-event-to-educate-and-empower-gps-of-the-future Mon, 26 Feb 2024 10:00:11 +0000 Prestigious Athena SWAN Silver Award for Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry /news/prestigious-athena-swan-silver-award-for-plymouth-university-peninsula-schools-of-medicine-and-dentistry Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry has received a prestigious Athena SWAN Silver Award /news/prestigious-athena-swan-silver-award-for-plymouth-university-peninsula-schools-of-medicine-and-dentistry Mon, 08 May 2017 01:01:00 +0100 Bowel cancer event focuses on family links for early diagnosis /news/bowel-cancer-event-focuses-on-family-links-for-early-diagnosis Dr Selina Goodman gave a talk to members of the Plymouth and District Bowel Cancer Support Group at Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre /news/bowel-cancer-event-focuses-on-family-links-for-early-diagnosis Tue, 24 Sep 2019 15:46:00 +0100 Arch-filled insoles for diabetic patients could be adversely affecting balance /news/arch-filled-insoles-for-diabetic-patients-could-be-adversely-affecting-balance Insoles with arch fills designed to prevent diabetic foot ulcers could be having an adverse impact on postural stability /news/arch-filled-insoles-for-diabetic-patients-could-be-adversely-affecting-balance Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:30:00 +0100 Consultancy group ends first year of operation with work in UK, Europe and beyond /news/consultancy-group-ends-first-year-of-operation-with-work-in-uk-europe-and-beyond The Coastal and Marine Applied Research group includes experts whose research was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in REF2014 /news/consultancy-group-ends-first-year-of-operation-with-work-in-uk-europe-and-beyond Fri, 14 Oct 2016 13:33:00 +0100 Study shows that people switch their morality in the heat of the moment /news/study-shows-that-people-switch-their-morality-in-the-heat-of-the-moment Virtual reality technology could show how a person would really behave in a morally difficult situation – despite what he or she might claim on paper /news/study-shows-that-people-switch-their-morality-in-the-heat-of-the-moment Tue, 11 Oct 2016 10:41:00 +0100 From piracy to gender stereotyping: university invites people to engage with social science /news/from-piracy-to-gender-stereotyping-university-invites-people-to-engage-with-social-science Policing and gastronomy will also be among the topics up for discussion during the ESRC Festival of Social Science in Plymouth this November /news/from-piracy-to-gender-stereotyping-university-invites-people-to-engage-with-social-science Mon, 10 Oct 2016 12:53:00 +0100 Musical molecules and the battle for biological supremacy laid bare in new performance /news/musical-molecules-and-the-battle-for-biological-supremacy-laid-bare-in-new-performance Artibiotics is the brainchild of Professor Eduardo Miranda, Director of the Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival /news/musical-molecules-and-the-battle-for-biological-supremacy-laid-bare-in-new-performance Tue, 06 Feb 2018 08:05:00 +0000 Girls into Geoscience wins national award for inspiring female scientists /news/girls-into-geoscience-wins-national-award-for-inspiring-female-scientists Launched at the University of Plymouth in 2014 more than 250 pupils from schools across the UK have taken part /news/girls-into-geoscience-wins-national-award-for-inspiring-female-scientists Tue, 06 Feb 2018 09:30:00 +0000 University donation makes a difference to young people /news/university-donation-makes-a-difference-to-young-people-in-devon-and-cornwall The School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics has decommissioned 35 iPad Minis that had been used by students /news/university-donation-makes-a-difference-to-young-people-in-devon-and-cornwall Tue, 06 Feb 2018 11:09:00 +0000 Scientists create light of record-breaking energy in extreme laser physics experiment /news/scientists-create-light-of-record-breaking-energy-in-extreme-laser-physics-experiment An international team of physicists used cutting edge facilities to smash electrons travelling close to the speed of light with an intense laser beam /news/scientists-create-light-of-record-breaking-energy-in-extreme-laser-physics-experiment Wed, 07 Feb 2018 16:24:00 +0000 Former Levellers guitarist uses performance to chart personal experiences of epilepsy /news/former-levellers-guitarist-uses-performance-to-chart-personal-experiences-of-epilepsy Alan D Miles has recently completed a masters degree in Computer Music with the University’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research /news/former-levellers-guitarist-uses-performance-to-chart-personal-experiences-of-epilepsy Thu, 08 Feb 2018 08:00:00 +0000 Lecturer’s Radio 4 Book of the Week uncovers nature of the human relationship with owls /news/lecturers-radio-4-book-of-the-week-uncovers-nature-of-the-human-relationship-with-owls Lecturer in Creative Writing Miriam Darlington's latest work, Owl Sense, is out now and has been chosen as Radio 4 Book of the Week. /news/lecturers-radio-4-book-of-the-week-uncovers-nature-of-the-human-relationship-with-owls Fri, 09 Feb 2018 10:25:00 +0000 Music for aliens – 1970s coded message transformed into musical composition /news/music-for-aliens-nil-1970s-coded-message-transformed-into-musical-composition Conceived by Dr Alexis Kirke, the piece will incorporate different musical elements to represent the seven sections of the Arecibo message /news/music-for-aliens-nil-1970s-coded-message-transformed-into-musical-composition Tue, 13 Feb 2018 08:30:00 +0000 University research informs the government’s ambitious plan for conservation /news/university-research-informs-the-governments-ambitious-plan-for-conservation Decade-long study at Lyme Bay pioneers 'whole site approach' /news/university-research-informs-the-governments-ambitious-plan-for-conservation Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:50:00 +0000