University of Southampton



Active ageing on the up in EU, despite economic crisis and austerity

16 April 2015

A healthy and active old age is a reality for many Europeans and is a genuine possibility for many more, despite the 2008 economic crash and years of austerity measures, according to a new United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and European Commission (EC) report, produced at the University of Southampton.

Bone scan

Stronger muscles make for healthier bone development

14 April 2015

Scientists at the University of Southampton have shown that higher muscle mass is strongly linked with healthier bone development in children.

Professor Mark Cragg

Promising developments in tackling resistance to blood cancer drugs

14 April 2015

A new drug with the potential to reverse resistance to immunotherapy has been developed by scientists at the University of Southampton.

It has shown great promise in pre-clinical models and will be available to patients with certain leukaemias and non-Hodgkin lymphomas in clinical trials later this year.

School children hone their skills in maths masterclasses

13 April 2015

School children have been flexing their maths skills at a series of workshops organised by the University of Southampton.

Soldiers cite ‘Medic!’ as a top hearing priority

1 April 2015

‘Medic!’, ‘Hold fire!’ and grid references are amongst the highest priorities for soldiers to be able to hear while on duty, according to new research from the University of Southampton.

Oxygen-depleted toxic oceans had key role in mass extinction over 200 million years ago

1 April 2015

Changes in the biochemical balance of the ocean were a crucial factor in the end-Triassic mass extinction, during which half of all plant, animal and marine life on Earth perished, according to new research involving the University of Southampton.

The John Hansard Gallery

John Hansard Gallery joins Plus Tate

27 March 2015

The John Hansard Gallery at the University of Southampton is delighted to announce that it has been selected to join the contemporary visual arts network, Plus Tate.

Water is one part of the WEF nexus

Southampton lead £1.6m project to safeguard UK’s water, energy and food resources

27 March 2015

The University of Southampton is leading one of three major research projects that make up a £4.5 million investment from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to safeguard the UK’s water, energy and food security.

Rail research

Budget statement brings welcome funding for Southampton-based research

27 March 2015

Southampton and the wider region are set to benefit from major investment in the University of Southampton announced in the Chancellor’s Budget last week.

Preserving ocean life. Manta ray conservation

25 March 2015

Andrew Harvey graduated from Southampton with an MSc in Oceanography in 2004. His career has taken him around the world, from Antarctica to Madagascar and Indonesia, working with some of the world’s leading companies, including World Wildlife Fund (WWF), The Nature Conservancy, the US Government, and the Asian Development Bank.

Shopping in Southampton

‘Once in a generation change’ in British shopping habits drives high street revival

24 March 2015

With one of the most exhaustive evidence reviews into high streets, town centres and consumer habits ever conducted in Britain, researchers at the University of Southampton have highlighted the seismic shifts in consumer behaviour which, combined with significant technological innovations, are having a deep and profound impact on the evolution of UK high streets.

Professor Sir Christopher Snowden

New Vice-Chancellor appointed

20 March 2015

Professor Sir Christopher Snowden appointed as the next Vice-Chancellor of the University of Southampton.

Jail cell

Study reports on former prisoners’ experiences of sex in prison

20 March 2015

A University of Southampton study has concluded that an independent national survey of both serving and former prisoners is urgently required to better understand the scale of consensual and coercive sex in prison.

Solar eclipse 2015

19 March 2015

Dr Sadie Jones, Outreach Leader in Astronomy, explains why the solar eclipse has captured the public’s imagination, how to view it safely and how the eclipse reminds us of our place in the Universe.

Study reveals sexual appeal of war heroes

12 March 2015

Women are more attracted to war heroes than regular soldiers or men who display heroic traits in other fields, such as in sports or natural disaster work, according to new research from the University of Southampton and partners in Europe. The findings also suggest that men did not find heroism to be a sexually attractive trait in women.

Explore and discover at Southampton Science and Engineering Festival

6 March 2015

Find out how science shapes our world, from the importance of bacteria to discoveries in the solar system and beyond, at the University of Southampton’s award-wining annual Science and Engineering Festival.

The tides they are a changin’

5 March 2015

Scientists from the University of Southampton have found that ocean tides have changed significantly over the last century at many coastal locations around the world.

Curtailing worry reduces key schizophrenia symptom

4 March 2015

Delusions of persecution in psychiatric patients can be reduced with just six sessions of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), a new clinical trial has found. Using CBT in this way could potentially help to prevent mental illnesses occurring in at-risk people.

In hot and cold water: The private lives of ‘Hoff’ crabs revealed

3 March 2015

Researchers at the University of Southampton have shed light on the private life of a new species of deep-sea crab, previously nicknamed the “Hoff” crab because of its hairy chest.

Genetics reveals where emperor penguins survived the last ice age

2 March 2015

A study of how climate change has affected emperor penguins over the last 30,000 years found that only three populations may have survived during the last ice age, and that the Ross Sea in Antarctica was likely the refuge for one of these populations.

Persian gulf coral

New algae species helps corals survive in the hottest reefs on the planet

27 February 2015

A new species of algae has been discovered in reef corals of the Persian (Arabian) Gulf where it helps corals to survive seawater temperatures of up to 36 degrees Celsius - temperatures that would kill corals elsewhere.

IPCC sea-level rise scenarios not fit for purpose for high-risk coastal areas

26 February 2015

The sea-level rise scenarios of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) do not necessarily provide the right information for high-risk coastal decision-making and management, according to new research involving scientists from the University of Southampton.

Study shows fitting meters has an immediate effect on consumers? water saving habits

25 February 2015

University of Southampton research has shown consumers reduce their water consumption by 16.5 per cent after they receive a metered connection ? based on the study of a five-year programme to install nearly half a million water meters in the south-east of England. This reduction is far more than the national average of ten per cent and is mainly achieved very quickly after a meter is installed.

University of Southampton to help Europe meet big data skills gap

25 February 2015

Researchers from the University of Southampton will play a major role in establishing a European Data Science Academy (EDSA) ? a new online platform for training data scientists across Europe.

Doctors find eating peanut during infancy can prevent development of peanut allergy

24 February 2015

Doctors in Southampton are part of a team of researchers who have found that introducing peanut into an infant's diet within the first 11 months of life can prevent peanut allergy in those at high risk.

Southampton to help make public data available to every European resident

24 February 2015

The University of Southampton is to help develop, launch and operate a single pan-European Open Data Portal, which will bring together public data resources from all over Europe.

Female diet alters the nutrient composition of fluid in the womb

19 February 2015

Scientists at the University of Southampton?s Faculty of Medicine have discovered that maternal diet affects the nutrient composition of fluid in the womb of women and thus may aid in the development of nutritional interventions to support the very earliest stages of pregnancy.

Marine landscape

Mapping marine landscapes in the deep ocean

18 February 2015

Researchers from University of Southampton have developed a new, automated method for classifying hundreds of miles of the deep sea floor, in a way that is more cost efficient, quicker and more objective than previously possible.

Tuition fee increase has had little effect on students' mental health

16 February 2015

New research led by the University of Southampton and Solent NHS Trust has found no evidence of a long term impact on students' mental health as a result of the rise in tuition fees, introduced in 2011.

Large scale study warns of unsustainable ecological decline in rural China

16 February 2015

The agricultural development of a region of eastern China is ecologically unsustainable and actions are needed soon to reverse its decline, according to a new study by geographers at the University of Southampton.