Science & Technology

Cameryn Watson Excels In Her Pursuit Towards A Dream Engineering Career
“If there’s something you’re good at, why let stereotypes stop you?” - a message from 21-year-old Computer Science student Cameryn Watson has for any young girl thinking of pursuing a career in technology. Cameryn is one of the thousands celebrating online graduations at the University of Sunderland this week –...
New Research Sheds Light On Veteran's Use Of Performance And Image-Enhancing Drugs
A new report has shed light on the use of performance and image-enhancing drugs (PIEDs) in ex-Service personnel. The research, from the University of Sunderland and funded by Forces in Mind Trust, found that body image and keeping up with the demands of active duty are the main reasons for...
From remote learning to working from home to shopping and socialising - Professor John Murray knows in these uncertain times, one thing is certain: some coronavirus pandemic changes will stick. John, who has joined the University of Sunderland as the new Academic Dean of the Faculty of Technology, believes Covid-19...
Planning Consent For New Energy Centre Granted To Two Leading Waste-To-Energy Companies
Two of the UK’s leading waste to energy companies – Low Carbon Ltd and PMAC Energy – have this month announced that planning consent has been granted for a new £300 million pound state-of-the-art waste to energy centre on the site of the former Corus Steelworks. The Redcar Energy Centre...
Sunderland Occupational Therapy Students Supporting Mental Health Charity
“The pandemic has had an impact on us all, on the things we need and love to do” While the pandemic has seen a surge in demand for mental health services – Occupational Therapy students in Sunderland are providing a vital lifeline for those in need of support. As part of...
As supply chains continue to feel the strain under the coronavirus pandemic, a Sunderland Engineering graduate is helping make sure medicine is still being delivered to patients around the world. Florian Hildebrand is the co-founder and managing partner of Qualifyze, which uses a global digital network to help pharmaceutical companies...
North East quality assurance software specialist Mesma has made a key appointment as it continues to invest in new product development as part of planned strategic growth. Ola Awobona joins the Sunderland-based firm as a product owner at a time of continued demand from the education and employment support sectors...
University of Sunderland's Student Doctors Actively Playing A Part In Vaccine Roll-out
A group of medical students from the University of Sunderland is playing their part in the UK vaccination roll-out in a bid to beat Covid-19. On September 16, 2019, the University opened its first School of Medicine, as well as providing the opportunity to study medicine to students with the...
Raising The Level Of Hygiene In Schools And Public Spaces During Covid-19
Now is the time to introduce a long-term, sustainable plan to raise the base level of hygiene in schools and public spaces to help protect against all viruses including Covid-19, says Bromoco International, makers of TOUCH Antimicrobial coating.Before the lockdown, the rise of positive cases was a strong indicator that existing preventative measures...
New Study Removes Barriers To Cancer Screening Among BAME Women
While national cancer screening programmes play a leading role in saving lives and help to increase survival rates, figures show a significant low uptake among Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) women. Researchers are now looking to address this imbalance through a new study, funded by the Scottish Government's Screening...

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