Science & Technology

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...
Innovative Training Approach For Nurses At Sunderland University
 A new degree designed to prepare the nursing generation of tomorrow is launching today at the University of Sunderland. The new Blended Learning Nursing Degree Programme offers an innovative and flexible approach for those hoping to join the profession.Last year, Sunderland was named as one of seven universities trail-blazing the...
A Call For Change In Gaming Culture’s Unequal Stereotypes
A study that shines a light on racial and gender stereotypes in the billion-dollar gaming industry has led to a graduation prize for a Sunderland Masters student. Kirsty Evers wanted to better understand the attitudes of players towards the protagonists within character-focused video games, who are commonly white, straight and...

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