Southampton in the news

Some of the stories featuring University of Southampton staff and students that are making the news in December 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


Research Excellence

The University's world-leading research was recognised by REF 2014 and there was media coverage from ITV Meridian, BBC Radio Solent and the Daily Echo.

Read our press release here.
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Space mystery solved

New research by Dr Robert Fear from Physics and Astronomy, which provided a solution to the mystery of 'theta auroras' gained worldwide media coverage including Yahoo News, Red Orbit, Cambodian Times, Business Standard (India), Uncover California, the Daily Echo and media in Germany, Holland, Canada and Italy.

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Lettuce on Mars

A team of Engineering students is aiming to win an international competition to put the first life on Mars. The team gave interviews to BBC World News, BBC TV South and BBC Radio Solent. There was further media coverage from the Huffington Post, Heart FM, Capital FM, the Daily Echo and the Hampshire Chronicle.

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Penguin populations

Gemma Glucas from Ocean and Earth Science gave expert comment to New Scientist about new research into how climate change could affect different penguin species.
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Civilian use of UAVs

Professor Jim Scanlan talked about the growing use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to The Economist and BBC Radio Berkshire and the interview was also syndicated to national public radio in the United States, appearing on over 20 stations from East to West Coast.
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Eat your greens

Our research has shown that green vegetables could improve heart’s efficiency, blood supply to organs and reduce risk of diabetes and obesity. Media coverage included The Daily Express, Yahoo News, Daily Mail, Times of India and Wave 105.

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How strong do you think you are?

Researchers from the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit (MRC LEU), University of Southampton have shed new light on how grip strength changes across the lifespan. The research was covered by the media including The Daily Express and medical news websites.

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Newborn hearing screening

Deaf teenagers have better reading skills if they were identified as deaf by the time they were nine months old, research from the University of Southampton has shown. Media such as Reuters UK, BBC Radio Solent, the Daily Echo and Fox News covered the story.

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Ballroom dancing and Parkinson’s

BBC South Today
featured a University study that has shown that ballroom dancing can improve the balance and posture of people who have Parkinson’s.

Read more here.
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Research software

The Times Higher Education ran a news item on a report led by the Software Sustainability Institute, which found that a number of academics have had no training in software development.

Read a blog post here.
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Lettuce on Mars team

Lettuce on Mars team

Green vegetables could improve heart’s efficiency

Green vegetables could improve heart’s efficiency

Newborn hearing screening

Newborn hearing screening

Ballroom dancing could help people with Parkinson's

Ballroom dancing could help people with Parkinson's