Southampton in the news

Some of the stories featuring University of Southampton staff and students that are making the news in August 2014. If you see coverage of the University that you think should be included here, please contact the media relations team in Communications and Marketing 023 8059 3212, email press@soton.ac.uk


Meningitis vaccines

Research from the University of Southampton has shown that vaccines can reduce the transmission of meningitis bacteria by nearly 40 per cent. The story was covered by ITV Meridian, BBC Radio Solent, Yahoo News UK, the Daily Echo and various other medical news websites

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Robin Williams' death

Dr Nick Maguire, from Psychology, spoke to BBC News online about depression in reaction to Robin William’s death.

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Venus-Jupiter conjunction

Dr Caitriona Jackman, from Physics and Astronomy, was interviewed by BBC Radio 4 Today programme (at 6:50 am) and BBC World Service NewsDay programme (at around 06:23 GMT) about the Venus-Jupiter conjunction.
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Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP)

A new study of liver patients by the University of Southampton shows that a Minimum Unit Price (MUP) policy for alcohol is exquisitely targeted towards the heaviest drinkers with cirrhosis. The story was covered widely but the Press Association, MSN News and the Daily Echo. It also featured on BBC 5Live, BBC Radio Solent and many other regional BBC radio stations.

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Birds evolved from shrinking dinosaurs

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Clearing

During Clearing the University's Provost Professor Alex Neil was interviewed during a feature on ITV Meridian, while Professor Daniel Muijs gave his analysis of this year's A Levels results on BBC South and BBC Radio Solent. Chris Fuller also wrote a piece on A Level reform for The Conversation.

In addition, the University was mentioned in a number of national media outlets including The Daily Telegraph, The Times and BBC Radio 5 Live.

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Air Craft Emissions

A new study into carbon emissions from aircraft received coverage in a number of national news outlets including The Times, The Guardian, The Daily Mail and The Independent as well as The Sydney Morning Herald, The Belfast Telegraph, ITV Meridian and BBC South.

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Meningitis bacteria

Meningitis bacteria

Vaccine can reduce carriage rates

The shrinking dinosaur study gained worldwide coverage

The shrinking dinosaur study gained worldwide coverage