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UCL: A global partner for health research & innovation

Jane Kinghorn, along with Marta Ribeiro, Felipe Fouto, and Colby Benari from UCL, argues that the ability to listen and learn makes UCL a global partner of choice for health research & innovation.
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Ralph J. Poole: Becoming a gender-queer researcher

Professor Ralph J. Poole, University of Salzburg, opens up about his career as a gender-queer researcher, here.
power of universities

Climate Emergency, solutions and the power of universities

Prof Dr Raimund Bleischwitz from UCL The Bartlett School of Environment Energy & Resources (BSEER) tells us about a new socio-political movement, which uses nonviolent resistance to protest against a potential climate breakdown and ecological collapse, and the transformational power of universities.
emotional fitness

Emotional fitness for university students

Nick Bennett, CEO at Fika, puts forward the case for a positive and preventative approach to mental health for university students, drawing on learnings from physical fitness and positive psychology.
risk of psychosis, minority discrimination

Minority discrimination linked to increased risk of psychosis

Discrimination is likely to be associated with an increased risk of psychosis, according to research by psychologists at the University of Manchester and Lancaster.
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The European Court of Justice and consumer protection

Trevor Tayleur, Associate Professor and Head of Design and Assessment at The University of Law, explains the work of the European Court of Justice and their work around consumer protection.
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£150 million funding for AI research at University of Oxford

A £150 million pound donation has been given to the University of Oxford, funding for AI research into ethical implications and a centre for the Humanities.
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Women and minority faculty in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)

Here, Florida International University (FIU) discusses FUI ADVANCE, a research mission tackling institutional bias against women and minority faculty.
student halls

Students now offered “quieter halls” of residence

A student accommodation search engine has today announced that it will award a Quieter Hall accreditation badge to student halls, in an effort to meet student culture changes.
modern working world

How valuable are exams to employers?

With 81% of students admitting to feeling pressure to finding a job within six months of graduating, Fresh Student Living has looked at how valuable exams are to employers in the modern working world.
student mental health services, millennial anxiety

50% rise in need for student mental health services

Millennials are considered one of the most anxious generations: Student mental health services are increasingly necessary.
fake universities

Prospects shuts down 75 fake universities in UK

75 websites fraudulently offering UK degrees have been closed since Prospects was appointed by the government to investigate bogus institutions in 2015.
global governance, ocean pollution

The return of global governance: This time it comes with many faces

The ocean’s pollution with plastics has stirred multiple promising responses across the globe: Are we on the verge of a new type of global governance? Prof Dr Raimund Bleischwitz explains how such governance may look and what is still missing.
origin of maths anxiety, secondary school maths fear

Report examines origins of ‘maths anxiety’

A recent report examines the origins of ‘maths anxiety’ among primary and secondary school students which disproportionately affects girls.
students’ data

How can schools and universities ensure their students’ data is safe online?

Justin Ellis, Senior Data Centre Specialist at Comms Express advises how schools and universities can ensure that their students' data is safe online by following these measures.
stop mosquito-borne diseases, The University of Oxford

Scientists create global maps to stop mosquito-borne diseases

Researchers at The University of Oxford have created the most accurate global distribution maps to date for mosquito-borne diseases such as Dengue and Zika, to help stop these diseases.
stop ovarian cancer, new class of drugs

New drugs could stop ovarian cancer

Researchers at The University of Manchester have shown that a new class of drugs are able to stop ovarian cancer cells growing.
TB research discovery, Gulu Referral Hospital, aspergillosis

TB research discovery could now save over 10,000 lives

Around 1 in 15 people affected by Tuberculosis (TB) are likely to get the treatable fungal infection Aspergillosis, according to TB research by The University of Manchester and Gulu Referral Hospital, Uganda.
IVF baby birthweight, St Mary's hospital

IVF baby birthweight has increased by 200g

University of Manchester scientists found that babies born by In Vitro Fertilisation at St Mary’s Hospital in Manchester have increased in birthweight by nearly 200g over the past 25 years.
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Making mental health a priority at University

This 7th March marks University Mental Health Day 2019, an annual day for higher education establishments to band together and make student mental health a priority

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