Plymouth University named in top 50 UK employers

Plymouth University has been ranked by its own staff as one of the top 50 places to work in the country.

A study conducted for media and finance company Bloomberg named the University as the 42nd best employer in the UK, based on a survey conducted in October 2015.

The University is ranked third in the education sector, behind only the University of Cambridge and University of...

Free online depression therapy in Devon

In January, the most depressing month of the year, researchers are urging people to take up free therapy courses in a bid to help them find a definitive answer to what works best in online treatment for depression.

It has long been known that online cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) can be effective in treating depression – but scientists do not know which aspects work best. Now...

Toddlers’ oral health research secures funding

A research project run by Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry (PUPSMD) with the Family Nurse Partnership Programme has secured funding of £70,000 over three years from The Wrigley Company Ltd. This funding will support a PhD post for a hygienist or dental therapist to develop a programme for dental nurses to support young, first time mothers in taking care of their...

Postgraduate paramedic programme takes off

Plymouth University and the Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) have welcomed the first students to a new programme thought to be the first of its kind in the world.

The institution and the charity have collaboratively put together a masters (MSc) in Pre-Hospital Critical Care / Transport and Retrieval, which enables paramedics to train specifically for the demands of being an air...

Protect your child's teeth with good nutrition

The effect of sugar and poor diet on children’s teeth is well-documented, resulting in more children being admitted to hospital for tooth decay than for any other medical condition.

Dental students from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry are working with nurses from the Family Nurse Partnership and the families they support, to develop ways of improving...

University brings stock market learning to life

Students from Plymouth University are using up-to-the-minute data to tap directly into the pace and excitement of the financial markets.

The Plymouth Business School has teamed up with finance and media company Bloomberg to create an interactive learning suite accessible to those on a range of business courses.

It brings the complexities of financial decision making and...

Students steam into action at simulated crisis

Paramedic students have put their skills to an explosive test by attending to casualties in a simulated train crash.

Twenty-nine Students from Plymouth University took part in the crisis exercise at Churston railway station, which was organised by Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat Company in conjunction with Torbay Hospital, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service and Devon and...

Johnny Mercer MP visits Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry

Plymouth MP Johnny Mercer has visited Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, which sits in his constituency, and has declared the facility “deeply impressive.”

Mr. Mercer met with some of the PUPSMD senior management team, who outlined the remit of the organisation and highlighted notable elements, such as innovative teaching, a commitment to quality, the...

Tooth Defenders to the rescue!

Schoolchildren at a primary school in Plymouth are improving their own oral health and that of their classmates, thanks to the innovative Tooth Defenders scheme introduced by the Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise (PDSE) at Plymouth University.

Members of the Community Engagement Team at PDSE have been working with pupils and staff at Prince Rock Primary School to bring the Tooth...

Lower numeracy could leave older people at greater risk of financial exploitation

Older people with lower levels of numeracy are more prone to financial exploitation, a study involving Plymouth University has suggested.

This is because they are, in general, less likely to engage with numeric information and less able to extract meaningful and precise information resulting in errors.

Further, low numerate individuals are more susceptible to certain biases in...