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Anthony Nolan thanks Plymouth student volunteers for their incredible lifesaving year

Leading blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan is saying thank you to students from 40 UK university ‘Marrow’ societies, who have recruited over 1,000 students to its stem cell donor register, and raised £26,293 this academic year, despite the cancellation of almost all events due to the pandemic.

‘Marrow’ is the name given to Anthony Nolan’s network of student volunteer groups. Over the...

Comedy and academia collide in a special Arts and Culture online event

Inspired by research taking place at the University’s Sexual Knowledge Unit, stand-up comedian Siân Docksey and Dr Ina Linge from the University of Exeter’s Department of Modern Languages and Cultures have been collaborating on a series of special online events which explore what queerness in nature can tell us about ourselves, as part of their Arts and Culture, Creative Fellowship.

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Over a Thousand People Call on University of Plymouth to go Sweatshop Free

Students at the University of Plymouth today delivered a petition calling on the university to ensure it’s electronic equipment isn’t being made in sweatshops. The petition, which has over 1,000 signatures, demands that the university affiliates to Electronics Watch, an independent labour monitoring organisation for the electronics industry. 135 UK public institutions have already signed up to...

Secret garden haven for NHS heroes at Derriford

Teams treating Covid-19 patients will be able to step into a secret flower garden at University Hospitals Plymouth after flowers were donated that were destined for the now cancelled Chelsea Flower Show.

Volunteers, coordinated by Intensive Care Specialist Sister Sister Kate Tantam, transformed a courtyard near to the Intensive Care Unit.

Kate said: “The PPE staff are...

UTC Plymouth students unveil innovative Plymouth STEM app

UTC Plymouth, part of Reach South Academy Trust, today unveiled an innovative new app designed to co-ordinate local STEM activity, supporting the delivery of the STEM Plymouth Strategic Plan and increase the number of post-16 students studying or working in STEM fields.

Designed and developed by a group of Sixth Form IT and Computing Level BTEC students, the App is for use by the...

Dr Mark J.P. Kerrigan appointed as Director of Learning, Teaching & Enhancement at Plymouth College of Art

Dr Mark John Patrick Kerrigan, a National Teaching Fellow and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), and former Director of Learning & Teaching in the Faculty of Medical Science at Anglia Ruskin University, has been appointed as Director of Learning, Teaching & Enhancement at Plymouth College of Art.

With strong professional interests in curriculum design and...

Plymouth student chosen as ambassador for national recruitment campaign

A university student from Plymouth, 27 year old Rachel Rule, has been chosen as an ambassador for a new national nursing and Allied Health Profession recruitment campaign.

Rachel, who is a second year occupational therapy student, is one of a team of student and newly-qualified nurses and allied health professionals from across the country to have been recruited as ambassadors. They...

HOT’17 Architecture, Art & Design Degree Show

Sat 10-Fri 16 Jun Mon-Sun 10:00-16:00 Room 101, Roland Levinsky Building; Scott Building, Plymouth University and Mills Bakery, Royal William Yard

Highlights shown in the Peninsula Arts Gallery Sat 10-Fri 23 Jun, Mon-Fri 10:00-17:00, Sat 11:00-16:00 Free admission

Showcasing the latest innovations, the brightest ideas and new emerging talent, Peninsula Arts is delighted to feature a selection of work from Plymouth University’s School of Art, Design & Architecture final year students.

The Show includes work created by Architecture, 3D Design, Digital Art and...

Study examines causes of earthquakes originating deep below earth’s surface

The mechanisms which cause earthquake cycles to begin up to 40km below the earth’s surface in the interiors of continents are to be explored in a new research project led by the University of Plymouth.

Such earthquakes account for around 30% of intracontinental seismic activity, but very little is presently known about what causes them and the geological effects they leave behind....

University Student Launches Debut Novel: Trace This Scar

An exciting debut novel by a young writer, Trace This Scar marks a change from the tone of the first offering by Jessikah Hope Stenson.

Following on from her collection of short stories titled A Single Drop Of Perfect & Other Stories, released in February 2016, Trace This Scar is a psychological thriller with a strong crime focus.

Due for release 24th November, Trace This...

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