Engineering and the Environment


Environmental Science student wins birdwatching trip to Shetland

29 October 2014

It’s a dream come true for any wildlife enthusiast. Second year Environmental Scientist Amy Robjohns has been watching birds in the Shetland Islands as her prize as Best Student Birder runner up in A Focus on Nature's University Birdwatch Challenge.

Bogdan Balan wins “Best Poster” Award

29 October 2014

Bogdan Balan recently won the best poster presentation award at the 3rd Engineering Sciences Postgraduate Conference.

Student yachting team crowned World Champions

27 October 2014

The University of Southampton’s student yachting team have been crowned World Champions by winning the 34th Student Yachting World Cup.

Exciting career opportunities in prospect for graduates of two new innovative Environmental Science programmes

24 October 2014

Two new Environmental Sciences undergraduate degree programmes have been launched to give students interested in developing specific skills and knowledge for successful careers in popular new areas of employment. The first students will enrol in September 2015.

University-Industry Networking Event: Nucleic Acid Devices – Places Available

22 October 2014

The Institute for Life Sciences is hosting a University-Industry Networking Evening from 6pm on Tuesday 25 November at the Chilworth Manor Hotel.

The aim of this event is to bring together University of Southampton researchers and industry contacts from regional companies with an interest in nucleic acid devices to strengthen ties and develop collaborations.

Southampton Ship Science student is a winner of the UKNEST prestigious national maritime contest

20 October 2014

MEng Ship Science/Naval Architecture student Alex Holt will be spending next summer at one of the UK’s leading shipbuilders. He is one of the winners of a prestigious national contest, after submitting an essay on the impact of naval defence on the environment at the end of his first year. He has been awarded a bursary, mentoring by an industry professional and a vacation placement at either BAE Systems or BMT on the south coast.

Environmental Science graduate leads Woodland Management Session

17 October 2014

Environmental Science graduate Charlotte Warwick recently ran a Woodland Management Session for our first year students in local ancient woodland reserve, along with Environmental Science lecturers Dr Malcolm Hudson and Dr Pete Shaw.

Research on improving cardiac pacemakers wins award for Southampton graduate engineer

14 October 2014

MEng Acoustical Engineering graduate Harriet Lea-Banks has been honoured by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for her paper on cardiac pacemakers.

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Southampton researchers share £1.4m funding to protect soils and safeguard global food security

13 October 2014

Researchers from the University of Southampton are part of a project that has received £1.4 million in new funding to explore how plants manipulate soils to extract more water and nutrients, it has been announced today (Monday October 13).

World-first experiment on a controlled sub-seabed CO2 leak demonstrates minimal environmental impact and rapid recovery

2 October 2014

This week in Nature Climate Change an international team of scientists have published results of the first ever sub-sea carbon dioxide impact, detection and monitoring experiment relevant to Carbon dioxide Capture and Storage (CCS) in sub-seabed storage reservoirs. This innovative study was designed to understand how marine life on the seabed and in the water above might react to a real-life leakage, as well as determine methods for detection and monitoring of a small-scale carbon dioxide (CO2) leak event. The research found that, for a leak of this scale, the environmental damage was limited; restricted to a small area and with a quick recovery of both the chemistry and biology