- The Southampton Centre for Biomedical Research (SCBR) was opened in March by the Secretary of State for Health, the Rt Hon Andrew Lansley, with the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies. The SCBR provides state of the art facilities for translational research in partnership with the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHSFT).
- Southampton was commended by the General Medical Council for the high quality learning environment that we provide for undergraduate medical education.
- Working with our students we developed a new pathway in global health for our intercalated Master's programme.
- Engaging with the local community, our outreach activities reached more than 37,500 individuals as well as numerous local schools through a series of creative initiatives and events including LifeLab, National Science Week, NHS Patient Day and Cancer Research UK.
- In addition to our success in external research awards, corporate outreach initiatives resulted in over £8 million in revenue streams from industry.
- The Medicine Business Fellows model continued to transform our income and enterprise awareness, with over £1.6 million in secured income.
Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) ratings
More than 70% of our research was rated as "world-leading" or "internationally excellent" in the UK RAE in 2008.
In the league table of research power we ranked fourth in the UK, and our Primary Care and Public Health research unit was ranked first on the proportion of its output that was world-leading or internationally excellent.
The RAE panel noted that our research strategy and infrastructure were "outstanding" and "could support a substantial body of research at world-leading level".