Read the latest blogs by our academics, experts and alumni – and get an inside look into what's happening at the University.

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Read the latest blogs by our academics, experts and alumni – and get an inside look into what's happening at the University.

28 posts found

Academic awarded a prestigious grant to examine Higher Education after #MeToo

05 December 2019 5 min read

Dr Anna Bull from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has been awarded an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) New Investigator Grant for her new study.

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Human rights are getting cut from Britains post Brexit trade deal negotiations The UK needs enshrine human rights protections in future post Brexit international agreements, explains Professor Leïla Choukroune for The Conversation

06 November 2019 5 min read

Professor Leïla Choukroune, Director of the Democratic Citizenship research theme, writes for The Conversation about human rights being abandoned in the UK’s post-Brexit treaties.

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The Participation and Performance Podcast

30 October 2019 4 min read

Dr Daniel J. Brown hosts a series of interviews with world-leading experts to understand the psychology behind participation in physical activity and performance in sport.

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Refurbishing old buildings reduces emissions – but outdated tax rates make it expensive With the UK seeking to become net carbon neutral by 2050, waiting is no longer an option.

25 October 2019 4 min read

Reforming construction VAT so that all projects face the same 5% rate could rapidly incentivise change to more sustainable, low-carbon construction, explains Walter Menteth for The Conversation.

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Thames Humpback whale killed by ship – the casualty of a global problem The threat of ship strike is truly a global issue, also affecting seals, dolphins, sharks and turtles in coastal and offshore areas around the world.

15 October 2019 5 min read

We need to manage our marine spaces to minimise mortality, so that the death of the Thames humpback remains an oddity rather than the norm, explains Dr Sarah Marley and James Robbins for The Conversation.

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