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

'Youthquake' made election difference.

A thought leadership piece by Professor Patrick Sturgis and Dr Will Jennings (both Politics and International Relations) on Jeremy Corbyn’s ability to mobilise the youth vote during the 2017 snap general election featured on the Sky News website. Read the full article here.



Placebo qualities of home remedies

Associate Professor Felicity Bishop (Health Psychology) commented as part of a feature on the BBC’s Future section online (and republished online via Medical Health News) regarding the placebo qualities of home remedies to ease cold symptoms. That article is published here

Living without plastics

Nicole Pratt, technician in Ocean and Earth Science, is the subject of an online film pitched by the media team into BBC South (Friday, 9 November). Nicole went plastic-free for a month and discusses her experience and lessons learned in the film which can be viewed here.


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