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Can a waste product from cauliflowers help peanuts grow during water shortages? 19 APRIL 2017

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American researcher Kelly Racette is conducting an experiment at Harper Adams University to see if a wax, derived from cauliflower leaves, can help peanuts retain water in drought situations. The 28 year-old from Virginia, America, said: “Peanut is generally considered …

Bucks to host The National Disability Arts Collection & Archive

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Buckinghamshire New University will host The National Disability Arts Collection & Archive (NDACA) from April 2018. The £1 million project will be delivered by the disability arts organisation Shape Arts and bring together 2,500 objects celebrating the history of the …

Postgraduate Research Degree Bursary

Building on the success in the REF 2014, Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) is pleased to offer a PhD fees-only Student Bursary to a research student who is offered, accepts and takes up a place on NUA’s research degree …

Future Research Leaders: 6 PhD studentships in history and education at Bishop Grosseteste University

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As part of the ambitious strategy for research, innovation and knowledge exchange, BGU is pleased to announce the second round of PhD studentships in the ‘Future Research Leaders’ programme. BGU is offering up to six full time studentships in History and Education …

University of Worcester researcher finds dandelion is a key contributor to boosting bee population

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The humble dandelion, often overlooked as a weed, has been identified by a Worcester ecologist as a major contributor to boosting the number of bees in urban areas. Dr Duncan Westbury, from the University of Worcester, is calling on the …

Royal Agricultural University launches new Agricultural Enterprise Hub

Farm491, a high-tech, modern, cutting-edge enterprise hub at the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) promoting agritech innovation has launched, with access to its office space now available. Stimulating a Community of Innovation Developed as a co-working environment for innovators to grow their …

University of Cumbria receive funding for research project focusing on autism and the criminal justice system

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The University of Cumbia is extremely pleased to have received funding of £70,000 from the CRH Charitable Trust towards a unique research project which will investigate the issues of autism and the criminal justice system. As part of the project the …

Royal Agricultural University is offering two fully funded Research Studentships

The School of Agriculture, Food and Environment at the Royal Agricultural University (RAU), in partnership with Thames Water, is pleased to offer one PhD Programme and one MSc by Research Studentship. The research will explore ‘Investigations into the effectiveness of …

University of St Mark & St John research shows exercise at the frontier of cancer treatment

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The University has developed pioneering patient-centred cancer rehabilitation through lifestyle physical activity in a community setting. Only 20% of people with cancer are getting the national physical activity recommendations despite evidence that exercise is beneficial. Dr Saul Bloxham, co-author of …

Call for papers: Expanding Communities of Sustainable Practice

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Leeds College of Art is excited to announce a one day symposium focusing on how to expand communities of sustainable practice within and beyond art and design schools. Given the need for art and design education to transform its mode of …

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