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Expert eye cast over City Museum's Cottonian Collection

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery’s nationally important Cottonian Collection will be the focus of a special lecture by staff from Plymouth University on Wednesday 13 March.

‘The Cottonian Collection – The Expert Eye’ will interpret the significance of William Cotton’s beautiful, privately printed and lavishly illustrated book on the ancient settlements of Cornwall. Only 25 copies...

Discards ban could impact seabird populations

Species of seabirds could successfully return to their natural foraging habits following changes to European fisheries policies, scientists have suggested.

The European Parliament recently voted to scrap the controversial discards policy, which has seen fishermen throwing thousands of edible fish and fish waste back...

Praise for University's international appeal

Plymouth University is among the top choices for international students whose main motivation is to get a good job, new research reveals.

A report by the University Alliance shows 87% of international students studying at Alliance universities, which include Plymouth, are there because they want a good job. This is compared to an average of 83% at UK Universities overall, and in...

University takes on Marjon rivals in annual Varsity event

The battle lines have been drawn as Plymouth’s two universities go head to head on the sports fields for the annual Varsity.

Competition between Plymouth University and UCP Marjon kicked off with the aquatic sports and the traditional rugby rivalry at Brickfields Lane, home to Plymouth Albion Rugby Club.


Innovative e-book earns University national award

An innovative project that delivers free copies of digital course books to the smartphones, tablets and laptops of students at Plymouth University has won a prestigious national award.

The ‘e-books' programme is designed to ensure that all students have access to the best supporting literature on their degree, and...

Local art historian curates Native American exhibition

A Plymouth University academic is curating a major exhibition showing some of the iconic American Indian portraits of the 19th century.

Dr Stephanie Pratt, Associate Professor of Art History, is a long-time admirer of the works of George Catlin, whose works are considered among the most important...

21st Century Women: How to get ahead in business

Plymouth Business School’s ‘Wonder Room’ is hosting the ‘21st Century Women: How to get ahead in business’ conference on 8 March 2013.

The ‘Wonder Room’ initiative is an ideas driven consultancy that works with students to develop proactive and beneficial engagements.


Jurassic records warn of risk to marine life from global warming

The risk posed by global warming and rising ocean temperatures to the future health of the world’s marine ecosystem has been highlighted by scientists studying fossil records.

Researchers at Plymouth University believe that findings from fieldwork along the North Yorkshire coast reveal strong parallels between the Early Jurassic era of 180 million years ago and...

Student tackles Nelson on Mastermind

A Plymouth University student has pitted her wits against the nation’s best brains by appearing on the BBC quiz show Mastermind.

Kate Jamieson, a third year International Relations student, answered questions on The Life and Career of Horatio Nelson in an episode of the programme to be broadcast on Friday 25 January.

The 23-year-old is one of the youngest people to appear on...

University graduates launch first game for iPhone and iPad

A spin-out company launched by a group of Plymouth University graduates is to release its first game for the iPhone and iPad.

Mutant Labs, which was originally based in the University’s Formation Zone, are this week launching a retro-inspired arcade game called Half-Inch Heist.

Building on their experience creating games for Moshi Monsters and the Gadget Show Live, the game...