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Read all of our latest blogs by our academics, experts and alumni.
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New material inspired by spider silk could help solve our plastic problem

10 June 2021 7 min read

Professor Hom Dhakal writes for the Conversation on how plastics have caused serious environmental pollution, and the new material that mimics spider silk made from abundant and sustainable plant proteins

Oranges in a plastic bag

Small is better? The resurrection of the seven-inch single PhD student, Gary Clarke, shares his discovery of the revival of the 7” single vinyl while funding his studies.

09 June 2021 6 min read

The sales and prices of new and secondhand 7” singles are booming in record shops, alongside the resurrection of vinyl albums, explains PhD student Gary Clarke.

Person browsing second hand vinyl records

Exposure to decreased oxygen environments

07 June 2021 4 min read

We intend to study your responses to breathing three different levels of oxygen.

man breathing into oxygen mask

Applying the AIM technique to virtual interviews

07 June 2021 2 min read

The study will involve participants either lying or telling the truth in an interview about their whereabouts for the 30 minutes prior to the interview.

filming an interview

Celebrating more of our fantastic volunteers during Volunteers Week Founder and CEO of Beu, alumnus Ben Fisher talks about his time at University and how he wants to help others achieve their goals

03 June 2021 3 min read

Founder and CEO of Beu, alumnus Ben Fisher, talks about his time at University and how he wants to help others achieve their goals

Male stood smiling at camera in front of a flower wall and neon sign saying Beu

Understanding burglary risk: A study using VR

02 June 2021 3 min read

Participants will be asked to navigate a virtual neighbourhood of houses, completing a variety of burglary-related tasks.

Man trying virtual reality goggles

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