Category Archives: United Kingdom

Press Releases & News from United Kingdom distributed via EuropaWire

University of Leeds Professor Lisa Roberts: Leeds to create a research environment few other universities can match

LEEDS, 25-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Two significant research projects have been awarded £16million to build resilience in African businesses and communities as part of the University’s commitment to tackling the world’s greatest issues. The funding is from the Global Challenges … Read the full press release

University of Leeds nutritionists review the intervention programmes aimed at reducing sugary drinks consumption

LEEDS, 25-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — n evaluation of efforts designed to reduce how many sugary drinks we consume shows some success in changing younger people’s habits but warns they cannot be the only way to cut consumption. Nutritionists at the University … Read the full press release

Stagecoach’s UK Bus eco-driving champions recognised through an awards scheme

Christopher Ball Memorial Awards scheme held as a tribute to former employee Stagecoach Oxfordshire recognised as top company according to GreenRoad system for third consecutive year Third individual driver award win for Merseyside driver Dave Birch Macduff named best depot … Read the full press release

University of Southampton led project to help improve food and water security for people in sub-Saharan Africa

SOUTHAMPTON, 25-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A project led by the University of Southampton has secured £5m over four years to help improve food and water security for people in sub-Saharan Africa. The money, from Research Councils UK (RCUK), is part … Read the full press release

Coldplay donated to the University of Southampton’s campaign for the Centre for Cancer Immunology

SOUTHAMPTON, 25-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — International rock sensations Coldplay have donated to the University of Southampton’s campaign for the Centre for Cancer Immunology. The band chose the campaign through the close links drummer Will Champion has with both Southampton and the … Read the full press release

Three new appointments to University of Liverpool senior leadership team

LIVERPOOL, 24-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University has announced three new appointments to its senior leadership team. Professor Louise Kenny has been appointed to the role of Executive Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. An alumna of the University’s School of … Read the full press release

University of Warwick students the UK champions at the 2017 International Submarine Race (ISR) in Washington DC

Students who designed and built a submarine named UK champions at the International Submarine Race in USA Human powered submarine – Godiva 3 – scooped haul of awards and achieved third place internationally in its class for speed Warwick Submarine team made … Read the full press release

Physicist and nanotechnologist Dr Don Eigler awarded honorary doctorate from the University of Warwick

COVENTRY, 24-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Renowned physicist and nanotechnologist Dr Don Eigler on moving atoms and the importance of fun. “Manipulating atoms was not a particular area which I had set out for myself. In someways it happened by accident.” “Having … Read the full press release

UK rocket scientist Alan Bond received honorary degree of Doctor of Science from the University of Warwick

COVENTRY, 21-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Engineer and leading UK rocket scientist Alan Bond received an honorary degree of Doctor of Science from the University of Warwick on Tuesday 18th July 2017. During the ceremony he revealed that the honorary degree from Warwick … Read the full press release

Malaysian Sze-Yin Tan becomes first student awarded PhD from the Monash Warwick Alliance

First student from the Monash Warwick Alliance to receive degree in person graduated at the University of Warwick this week Sze-Yin Tan – originally from Malaysia – awarded a Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, jointly by Warwick and Monash Sze … Read the full press release

Welsh Water successfully prosecuted an individual for illegally disposed rubbish at the car park of one of its reservoirs in Wales

Mid Glamorgan, UK, 21-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Welsh Water is warning people they could face prosecution if they are caught fly-tipping at any of its sites. The warning comes after the company successfully prosecuted an individual who illegally disposed of rubbish … Read the full press release

Researchers: 27 percent of 3,000 species in England may not find suitable climate by end of century

More than three quarters of plants and animals in England are likely to be significantly affected by climate change by the end of the century, say researchers. YORK, 21-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers showed that given a 2°C increase in … Read the full press release

University of York Professor Howard Wilson selected as UK Fusion Programme Director

A University of York physicist has been selected as the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s (UKAEA) Programme Director of the UK Fusion Programme at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy. YORK, 21-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Professor Howard Wilson, a world leader … Read the full press release

University of York Dr William Brackenbury to investigate how electrical charges help breast cancer spread

YORK, 21-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A leading scientist at the University of York is to investigate whether a change in the electrical voltage of breast cancer cells could be helping them to spread around the body. Funded by charity Breast Cancer … Read the full press release

University of Leicester’s National Centre of Earth Observation welcomes the completion of Sentinel 5-Precursor satellite

Sentinel-5 Precursor to provide essential air-quality and atmospheric chemistry data LEICESTER, 21-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The National Centre of Earth Observation (NCEO) at the University of Leicester welcomes the completion of Sentinel 5-Precursor for launch this year. Sentinel-5 Precursor is part … Read the full press release

Four partner Universities to establish cryo-electron microscopy (Cryo-EM) facility at the University of Leicester

New facility will bring cutting-edge research technologies to the Midlands LEICESTER, 20-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Leicester has led a successful bid, in partnership with the Universities of Warwick, Nottingham and Birmingham to establish a state-of-the-art Midlands regional cryo-electron … Read the full press release

University of Leicester’s fundraisers update on their 3,100 mile trek across the USA

Fundraising University of Leicester student and graduate give update on their gruelling challenge Photographs and video from Joel and Joe’s trek so far available to download at: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/0yv2o9jg2tw20z9/AABDJbSsnTYFoC2pY0oY1FBBa?dl=0 LEICESTER, 20-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Two amateur hikers who are taking on the challenge … Read the full press release

University of Sussex: dramatic increase in hunting of pangolins from 1970s to 2014 across Central Africa

BRIGHTON, 20-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The hunting of pangolins, the world’s most illegally traded mammal, has increased by 150 percent in Central African forests from 1970s to 2014, according to a new study led by the University of Sussex. The first-ever study … Read the full press release

Debenhams designer John Rocha to receive honorary degree from the University of Sussex

BRIGHTON, 20-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — When he was 17 and about to leave Hong Kong for the UK, John Rocha was told by a fortune teller that his life would be hard but it would all change when he reached 40. … Read the full press release

Study: new lab equipment could revolutionise the way neuroscientists across the world are trained

BRIGHTON, 20-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A team of international researchers have come up with an inexpensive way to self-manufacture lab equipment, which could revolutionise the way neuroscientists across the world are trained. In a study published in the open access journal PLOS Biology, Dr … Read the full press release

University of Sussex Professor Anil Seth on the possibility of conscious AI

BRIGHTON, 19-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Our conscious experiences of the world have more to do with being alive than being intelligent, argues a leading expert in a “mind-scrambling” TED talk made available to the public today (Tuesday 18 July 2017). Taking the stage … Read the full press release

Admiral donates to mental health charity Growing Space

CARDIFF, 19-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Mental health charity Growing Space is helping more clients to grow and heal thanks to two generous donations from local employer Admiral. Admiral has donated £850 to Growing Space, a charity based in Tredegar park and … Read the full press release

University of Bristol to award honorary degrees on ceremonies in the Wills Memorial Building

The University of Bristol is awarding honorary degrees to The Right Honourable the Baroness Hale of Richmond, Keith Warner and Julia Unwin CBE at degree ceremonies taking place today [19 July] in the Wills Memorial Building. BRISTOL, 19-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

86-year-old Peggy Styles becomes University of Bristol’s oldest student to graduate with a doctorate

An ‘inspirational’ 86-year-old has become the oldest student to graduate from the University of Bristol. BRISTOL, 19-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Peggy Styles, from Failand, completed an EdD – the educational equivalent of a PhD – earlier this year and graduates today … Read the full press release

Alzheimer’s disease: Recruitment for the RADAR trial across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland extended

BRISTOL, 18-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — People with Alzheimer’s disease are already helping with a ground-breaking government-funded trial led by academics from the Universities of Bristol, Cambridge, Queen’s University Belfast and University College London, and hosted by North Bristol NHS Trust, but … Read the full press release

University of Bristol: honorary degrees for Dr David Barford, Mary Prior MBE and Sir David Tanner CBE

  BRISTOL, 18-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Bristol is awarding honorary degrees to Dr David Barford, Mary Prior MBE and Sir David Tanner CBE at degree ceremonies taking place today [17 July] in the Wills Memorial Building. Sir David … Read the full press release

Professor Marcus Munafò conferred with the 2017 Presidents’ Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychological Knowledge

Professor Marcus Munafò from the University of Bristol’s School of Experimental Psychology has been conferred with the 2017 Presidents’ Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychological Knowledge by the British Psychological Society. BRISTOL, 18-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The award confers life membership … Read the full press release

Writer Jon Berry second recipient of the annual Kevin Elyot Award by University of Bristol’s Theatre Collection

Bristol-based playwright and writer Jon Berry has been named as the second recipient of the annual Kevin Elyot Award by the University of Bristol’s Theatre Collection. BRISTOL, 18-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The award, created in the memory of the renowned playwright, … Read the full press release

University of Bristol shortlisted for the Higher Education Academy’s (HEA) first Global Teaching Excellence Awards (GTEA)

An international panel of judges has shortlisted the University of Bristol for the Higher Education Academy’s (HEA) first Global Teaching Excellence Awards (GTEA). BRISTOL, 18-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The GTEA 2017 Award, in partnership with Times Higher Education, is open to … Read the full press release

Blind Children Find New Hope Through Music in Wuhan, China

Beijing, China, 17-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Wuhan School for The Blind is the only school of its kind in Hubei province, central China. Not only does it cater to pupils who face enormous challenges because of their disabilities, but it … Read the full press release