Dec 20, 2012

Occasional family meals boost kids’ fruit and veg intake

Eating meals together as a family, even if only twice a week, boosts children’s daily fruit and vegetable intake to near the recommended 5 A Day, according to researchers at the University of Leeds.

Dec 20, 2012

Leeds joins partners in offering free online access to education

Students from the UK and around the world will soon have free access to new online education resources generated by the University of Leeds and its partners.

Dec 17, 2012

WUN supporting global research collaboration

The Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) announced today the outcomes of its 2012 Research Development Fund (RDF), investing £239,000 directly into international research collaboration that addresses issues of global concern.

Dec 17, 2012

Southampton astronomers help discover gorging black hole in Andromeda

Southampton astronomers have been involved in the discovery of a black hole on a massive binge in our nearest neighbour galaxy, Andromeda, which has revealed a new side to the mysterious class of “ultraluminous X-ray sources”.

Dec 14, 2012

Improving energy efficiency in your home – find out how to reduce your bills

Households are being encouraged to take part in a new project by the University of Southampton to help reduce their energy bills.

Dec 14, 2012

Commonly prescribed antibiotics ineffective for treating uncomplicated chest infections

The findings are from the largest randomised placebo controlled trial of antibiotics for acute uncomplicated LRTI to date, which was led by the University of Southampton and published Online First in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.

Dec 11, 2012

Coral researcher from Southamtpon recognised with prestigious award

Research by a scientist from the University of Southampton into a process that is threatening to wipe out coral reefs has been recognised with a prestigious award worth 1.29 million euros.

Dec 10, 2012

Professor Michael Arthur to take up new role as President and Provost of UCL

Professor Michael Arthur, currently Vice Chancellor of the University of Leeds and former Chair of the Worldwide Universities Network, was confirmed on 10 December as the new President and Provost of University College London (UCL). He will succeed Professor Malcolm Grant, who has led UCL since 2003 and who will be stepping down in September 2013. 

Dec 06, 2012

Researchers investigate impacts of climate change on rare tropical plants

Research led by the University of York has found that the impacts of climate change on rare plants in tropical mountains will vary considerably from site to site and from species to species.

Dec 03, 2012

Removing sea defences may reduce impact of coastal flooding

A study involving a scientist from the University of Southampton, which shows that ensuring continued flood protection for low lying coastal areas may mean sacrificing cliff top communities to the sea, has won the <font color