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News Academics from the White Rose Universities Recognised on New Years Honours List

Academics from the White Rose Universities Recognised on New Years Honours List

Academics from all three of the White Rose Consortium’s Universities have received honours in the 2018 New Years list. The list recognises the achievements of a wide range of extraordinary people across the United Kingdom. University of Leeds: Professor Anne Neville, a senior academic at the University of Leeds School of Mechanical Engineering, received her OBE […]

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News Volcanic eruptions likely to increase due to climate change

Volcanic eruptions likely to increase due to climate change

Environmental Research, led by the University of Leeds, indicates that shrinking glacier cover could lead to increased volcanic activity in Iceland. The study has found that there was less volcanic activity in Iceland when glacier cover was more extensive and as the glaciers melted, volcanic eruptions increased due to subsequent changes in surface pressure. Dr […]

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News Sheffield Scientists work with national and international partners to create new drug combination to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

Sheffield Scientists work with national and international partners to create new drug combination to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

A team of Scientist from the University of Sheffield deliver breakthrough research which uses a new combination of antimicrobial compounds that can kill multi-drug resistant bacteria and may help address the global health crisis of antibiotic resistance. The UK’s Chief Medical Officer, Dame Sally Davies, has declared AMR as ‘one of the greatest threats we […]

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News University of York Conducts Crucial Trials to Tackle Home Falls

University of York Conducts Crucial Trials to Tackle Home Falls

The Department of Health Science at the University of York is conducting clinical trials to tackle the problem of home falls by elderly people, an issue associated with an increasingly ageing population. The clinical trials are based on a smaller scale study conducted by the University of York, which found that falls in elderly people […]

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News Sheffield Students’ Telescope Reaches Orbit.

Sheffield Students’ Telescope Reaches Orbit.

In collaboration with students from neighbouring Universities, Engineering Students from the University of Sheffield have successfully sent a telescope into space. The telescope, which was designed and built from scratch, took almost a year to construct and is the first of its kind to ever be built. The team of 30 students, including undergraduate, postgraduate and […]

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News York Research Unlocks Secrets for Crop Security

York Research Unlocks Secrets for Crop Security

Researchers at the University of York are using groundbreaking technology to sequence genomes involved in plant cell wall synthesis. By aiding the understanding of cell wall genetics, a study, co-authored by a University of York academic, provides information which can be useful for improving crop quality. The microarray technology, used in the study of the […]

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News University of Sheffield teaching and social science ranked as one of top 100 international departments.

University of Sheffield teaching and social science ranked as one of top 100 international departments.

The University of Sheffield’s Social Science department has been ranked 63rd for research and 12th for teaching in the world by the Times Higher Education Guide for 2018.  The news comes on the back of over 20 years worth of national and global recognition and awards for the exemplary faculty lead research and teaching the […]

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News University of Leeds Scientist Create Innovative New Product in the Fight Against Hospital Bacteria

University of Leeds Scientist Create Innovative New Product in the Fight Against Hospital Bacteria

The new self-disinfecting device – known as Surfaceskins uses a textile that disinfects itself and could be placed on hospital doors in the fight against hospital-acquired infections. The ground-breaking device is the result of seven years of hard research and was created by a spin-out company from the University of Leeds. Surfaceskins is a collaboration […]

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