News from the University of Hertfordshire
Wednesday 22 May
Actress and author Jane Asher, President of the National Autistic Society and Patron of TRACKS Autism, gave the key note presentation at the University of Hertfordshire’s Supporting Children with Autism Healthcare Forum 2013.
Wednesday 22 May
West Herts Community Free Schools Trust has had its application to open three Free Schools in West Herts approved. The Trust, of which the University of Hertfordshire is part, will be opening all of the new schools in September 2014, to meet a rising demand for reception places in the local areas.
Monday 20 May
A team of students from the University of Hertfordshire have been awarded a cash prize from one of the region’s leading web applications consultancy, Tier 2 Consulting, for producing a fully functioning software package from start to finish, dealing with real life issues and problems that occur.
Monday 20 May
Professor Ian Campbell has been appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Hertfordshire.
Thursday 16 May
Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council and the University of Hertfordshire have joined forces again to launch a nightly noise call out service to deal with noise issues across the borough as summer approaches.
Friday 10 May
Evalu8, an alternative fuel technology company responsible for implementing the electric vehicle recharging network in the East of England, has successfully won a bid for funding in the Energy Storage Competition run by the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC).
Thursday 9 May
Improving the delivery of existing NHS services to care homes is the focus of a new collaborative project led by researchers at the University of Hertfordshire and funded by the National Institute for Health Research Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme.
Tuesday 7 May
Foods being marketed to children in UK supermarkets are less healthy than those marketed to the general population according to researchers at the University of Hertfordshire, who question whether more guidelines may be needed in regulating food marketed to children.
Thursday 2 May
The first portable, real-time airborne asbestos detector to provide a low-cost warning device to tradespeople has been developed and tested by researchers from the University of Hertfordshire’s Centre for Atmospheric and Instrumentation Research.
Friday 26 April
The University of Hertfordshire built up great chemistry with local school pupils last week by hosting one of the regional heats for The School’s Analyst competition, a national contest sponsored by the Royal Society of Chemistry. Of the thirteen participating schools within the Hertfordshire, Essex and Bedfordshire region, the winner was Hitchin Girls School – who are set to join two other teams representing the East Anglia Region to compete in the final held in June.
Friday 26 April
Enterprising students from the University of Hertfordshire have raised over £300 for charity after going head-to-head in an exciting business competition.
Monday 22 April
Graduate and student entrepreneurs from universities across the Alliance group gathered at Parliament last week to call for wider access to critical enterprise support. Michael Kashioulis, a Business School graduate and entrepreneur from the University of Hertfordshire, spoke at the event on the exciting prospect of launching a business, but said ‘it is hard work to start up on your own’.
Wednesday 10 April
WellChild is delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Whiting as the first ever WellChild Professor of Community Children’s Nursing at the University of Hertfordshire. This innovative and exciting appointment will establish one of only a handful of clinical nursing professorships within the United Kingdom and will be undertaken in combination with Mark’s substantive post as Consultant Nurse for Children’s Community and Specialist Nursing with Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust.
Tuesday 9 April
Children can easily be led to remember incorrect information through misleading gestures from adults, according to researchers from the University of Hertfordshire. These findings are being presented this week at the British Psychological Society Annual Conference.
Monday 8 April
University of Hertfordshire law students contested that the prison system simply isn’t working during a tough debate with the Crown Prosecution Service last week as part of a competition to win a week’s work experience with the government department.
Monday 8 April
The Old Bailey Online celebrates its tenth birthday this month (15 April 2013) after attracting over 34 million page views since it went live in 2003.
Monday 25 March
Understanding what affects the resistance genes in rapeseed crops is the focus of a new Marie Curie Fellowship research project being led by Dr Henrik Stotz at the University of Hertfordshire.
Thursday 21 March
A team of students from the University of Hertfordshire Students’ Union’s radio station, Crush radio, are hoping to break the World Record for the Longest Team Radio Show – called ‘Comic Insomnia’. The attempt will take place between 3pm on 14 March until 6pm on 17 March.
Monday 11 March
Respiratory Education UK has introduced new academic programmes accredited by the University of Hertfordshire. The programmes, which are subject to approval, will commence in May 2013. They are set to improve the care and treatment of people with acute or chronic respiratory disease.
Friday 8 March
As part of its sixty year celebrations, the University of Hertfordshire invited back individuals who were students of its predecessor institutions to formally recognise their contributions towards the creation of the University at a special awards ceremony and reunion.
Thursday 7 March
West Herts Community Free Schools Trust is running a family event on Saturday 16 March to offer the local community a chance to find out about new proposed primary schools coming to Watford in September 2014. The Trust, which the University of Hertfordshire is part of, aims to open the new schools to meet the rising demand for reception places in the local area.
Monday 4 March
To mark its first year, the Partnership Accreditation for Landlords (PAL) Scheme is celebrated with an Anniversary event held on Thursday 28 February at the Mercure Hatfield Oak Hotel.
Thursday 28 February
Annual deaths related to heroin and morphine are continuing to drop significantly, falling from forty-one per cent of total drug-related deaths in the UK in 2010 to thirty-two per cent in 2011. However they still remained the drugs responsible for the most deaths, as detailed in a new report, led by Professor Fabrizio Schifano from the University of Hertfordshire.
Monday 25 February
Two senior student ambassadors from the University of Hertfordshire, Ben Harwood and Jack Carpenter, have raised over £8,000 for leading charity Cancer Research UK, after they cycled with a fellow student to St. Tropez.
Friday 22 February
Susan Parham, Head of Urbanism at the University of Hertfordshire, has published a book about the way food and cities interconnect, called Market Place: Food Quarters, Design and Urban Renewal in London.
Friday 22 February
New television shows, ‘Fifth Gear’ and ‘Beat the Ancestors’, which are due to air later this month, have brought in expert help from the University of Hertfordshire’s School of Engineering and Technology to make sure they go off with a motorised-bang.
Wednesday 20 February
The University of Hertfordshire, one of the top business schools for enterprise education, has formed a partnership with Barry James’ Social Foundation to hold the UK’s first national crowdfunding conference, a new, accessible funding model for businesses and start-ups.
Tuesday 19 February
Evalu8 Transport Innovations, the company behind Source East, the East of England's electric vehicle recharging network, has welcomed the announcement made today by the Secretary of State for Transport to support the uptake of electric vehicles in the UK with a £37m initiative, stating it is an 'encouraging scene for drivers to take up electric vehicles'.
Tuesday 12 February
An asteroid the size of a small office block is due to pass by Earth on Friday 15 February in one of the closest ‘near-misses’ in recent history. Although there is no chance of the asteroid hitting Earth, the huge rock is being closely monitored by astronomers at the University of Hertfordshire’s Bayfordbury Observatory, as part of an on-going programme to monitor ‘Near Earth Objects’ (NEO).
Tuesday 5 February
The University of Hertfordshire’s annual flare competition, which turns business ideas or newly formed start-ups into reality, launches with a total prize fund of £18,000.
Monday 4 February
Stopping the growth and spread of pancreatic cancer is the focus of a new project led by researchers at the University of Hertfordshire and funded by the Association for International Cancer Research.
Thursday 31 January
In a letter to Nature, an international team of astronomers, including Marc Sarzi from the University of Hertfordshire, report the exciting discovery of a new way to measure the mass of supermassive black holes in galaxies. By measuring the speed with which carbon monoxide molecules orbit around such black holes, this new research opens the possibility of making these measurements in many more galaxies than ever before.
Monday 28 January
The ‘learn while you earn’ approach to specialist science courses is part of a drive by the University of Hertfordshire to address the intensifying skills shortage faced by UK pharmaceutical companies. The University is collaborating with leading life science company Melbourn Scientific to develop a new part-time MSc degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences that reflects the needs of industry.
Monday 28 January
The premier screening of a local short film, that depicts a scandalous tale of infidelity, conspiracy and murder, will take place next week at the Museum of St Albans - a collaboration between artist Sarah Baker and the University of Hertfordshire.
Friday 25 January
The University of Hertfordshire has awarded Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT), the main provider of mental health and learning disability services across the county, University Trust status, making it only the third mental health organisation in the country to be awarded this prestigious status.
Thursday 24 January
Children's wear designers and retailers will be able to design and make better fitting clothes for British children from four to seventeen years thanks to 3D scanning of children by researchers at the University of Hertfordshire.
Wednesday 23 January
The University announces a new partnership with Respiratory Education UK (REUK). This is an exciting development which will enable and support REUK to enhance and develop its work within the respiratory field.
Thursday 17 January
Researchers at the University of Hertfordshire are leading two of the twenty-one new Government-funded projects into dementia research - to boost dementia diagnosis rates and trial ground-breaking treatments, as well as helping people with dementia live well with the condition today.
Monday 14 January
Care homes and NHS healthcare services must work more closely together to improve levels of care for older people, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Hertfordshire. The research was funded by the National Institute for Health Research Health Services and Delivery Research (NIHR HS&DR) Programme.
Monday 7 January
UK-based physicist Ole Steuernagel from the University of Hertfordshire, alongside Dimitris Kakofengitis and Georg Ritter, have found that a new powerful tool they call ‘Wigner flow’ is the quantum analogue of phase space flow.
Wednesday 19 December
An international team of astronomers led by the University of Hertfordshire has discovered that Tau Ceti, one of the closest and most Sun-like stars, may host five planets – with one in the star’s habitable zone.
Tuesday 18 December
The University of Hertfordshire’s School of Creative Arts has joined up with the British Film Institute (BFI) to revolutionise film education for nearly five-hundred five to nineteen year olds, as a result of £3m worth of funding given by the Department for Education in England.
Tuesday 18 December
Tier 2 Consulting, the region’s leading web applications consultancy, has announced a unique partnership with the University of Hertfordshire as it signs up as an official module sponsor of the School of Computer Science.
Monday 17 December
Older people living at home believe they get more effective healthcare services when they have a sense of security and continuity of care through a key or specific professional, according to a new study led by researchers from the University of Hertfordshire. The study was funded by the National Institute for Health Research Health Services and Delivery Research (NIHR HS&DR) Programme.
Thursday 13 December
The Police and Crime Commissioner were given a tour of the University of Hertfordshire and met students on a fact-finding visit recently.
Wednesday 5 December
A postgraduate agricultural student from the University of Hertfordshire has been selected to receive a bursary from The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust – the ‘Centenary Award’.
Tuesday 4 December
Physical violence among young people is on the decline overall in nearly thirty countries including the UK, according to a new international study involving researchers from the University of Hertfordshire.
New University medical education provider offers industry option of academically accredited programmes
Monday 3 December
The University Centre for Medical Education and Continuing Professional Development is the first academically founded, full service medical education provider in the UK. The new University Centre is part of the University of Hertfordshire and will provide academically endorsed or accredited programmes for healthcare professionals either directly or through healthcare industry sponsored initiatives. The University Centre is a not for profit company.
Tuesday 27 November
West Herts Community Free Schools Trust is making an application to the Department for Education to run three new free schools in West Herts. The Trust, which the University of Hertfordshire is part of, aims to open the new schools in September 2014 to meet the rising demand for reception places in the local area.
Monday 26 November
The University of Hertfordshire has awarded Commander Sarah West, an Honorary Doctor of Science in recognition of her outstanding achievement in becoming the first woman to command a major warship in the five-hundred-year history of the Royal Navy.