Plymouth University honoured with international maritime award

The world’s biggest maritime city has honoured Plymouth University for the way it has been supporting businesses and the development of ‘blue technology’.

The Maritime Alliance (TMA) in San Diego, California, presented the University’s Marine Institute with its International Maritime Partner Award at its annual Blue Economy & BlueTech Summit, last week.

Professor Martin...

Boost your prospects at postgraduate open evening

Experts at Plymouth University will be giving advice on employment preparation and career advancement at a postgraduate and professional Open Evening on 18 November.

From chemistry to construction and marketing to management, visitors will be able to put their questions about courses directly to the academics from 3.30-6.30pm at the main campus in Drake’s Circus.


University named regional centre for teachers and technology

Plymouth University has become the South West regional centre for the Computing at School (CAS) initiative, which will help teachers use modern technology to its greatest effect in the classroom.

The new Government-funded project will see the University support teachers in learning the necessary skills to teach computing in the national curriculum. The project promotes computational...

Could self-disseminating vaccines cut off emerging infectious diseases at source?

An expert review identifies state-of-the-art of self-disseminating vaccines as a new and potentially powerful strategy to circumvent such diseases at the animal source before their establishment as the next human pandemic

The 2014/2015 Ebola outbreak in West Africa shone the spotlight not only on the unpreparedness of local health services and science to deal with the pandemic, but...

New investment powers solar start-up company

A Plymouth University spin out venture founded on breakthrough research into the efficiency of photovoltaic solar panels has received significant investment following a first round of fundraising.

PulsiV Solar has been backed with £500,000 of investment to continue its development of technology that significantly improves the amount of energy generated by solar panel inverters, which...

Tourism firms keen for reform of term-time holiday regulations

More than two-thirds of tourism businesses in the South West say they have been negatively impacted by the ban on holidays in term-time.

A fifth of tourism businesses in the region say they have seen a fall in income of more than 30 per cent, while more than 60 per cent have experienced a reduction in income since the regulations were introduced in 2013.

The findings are...

Academic makes waves in nautical publication

A Plymouth University academic has contributed to a pioneering publication designed to be an onboard resource for every ship in the world.

Captain Bob Hone, from the Faculty of Science and Engineering, has written a chapter for The Nautical Institute’s publication Navigation Accidents and their Causes. The book looks at major casualties on board ships and the lessons that can be...

Principal Fellowship for medical school professor

Professor Hisham Khalil, Associate Dean for Strategic Planning and Liaison at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, has been made a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy is awarded to professionals who have a sustained record of effective strategic leadership in academic practice and academic...

Good reception for Plymouth ‘shh patrols’

Plymouth’s ‘shhh patrols’ had a good reception from students as they hit potential noise hot spots during Freshers’ Week.

The team was out in the city centre, Mutley, Greenbank and Mount Gould to advise noisy students new to Plymouth to turn the dial down and think about their neighbours.

The patrols, which involved the Council, the police and university staff took place over...

Partnership to develop production system for exciting new antibiotic

Researchers from Plymouth University are collaborating with world-leading industrial biotechnology and synthetic biology business Ingenza, to develop an efficient, scalable microbial production system for epidermicin, a new class of antibiotic being developed for use in the fight against infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

The research team is led by Dr. Mathew Upton,...