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Keele strikes Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework

Posted on 21 June 2017 Keele University has been awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
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‘Pitch black’ planet is one of the darkest ever discovered

Posted on 24 April 2018 Researchers from Keele University have discovered a planet that absorbs 99% of light
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Keele scientists seek genetic treatments to fight frailty in older people

Posted on 18 April 2018 Keele University researchers have been awarded a grant to investigate whether gene therapy can stop older people becoming frail.
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Are humans still evolving? Freediving people have evolved to stay underwater longer

Posted on 20 April 2018 Jan Hoole, Lecturer in Biology writes for The Conversation UK.
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Midlands Innovation announced as collaborator in Innovation to Commercialisation of University Research (ICURe) programme

Posted on 12 April 2018 Midlands Innovation, a university collaboration of which Keele University is a proud partner, is to help researchers from across the UK get commercially promising ideas to the marketplace more quickly thanks to an £8 million funding boost.
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Leading chemist appointed as new Head of School

Posted on 18 April 2018 Professor Mike Watkinson has taken up his position as Keele’s new Head of the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences.
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Keele chefs crowned at national catering competition

Posted on 12 April 2018 Keele University caterers are celebrating after winning two awards at The University Catering Organisation (TUCO) competition recently.
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Keele University and partners receive £5m to drive business creation and growth across the region

Posted on 10 April 2018 Midlands Innovation, a university collaboration of which Keele University is a proud partner, is to launch a connected system of technology transfer offices, following a £5 million award from Research England.
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Research finds parents want boys to receive the HPV vaccine too

Posted on 11 April 2018 Research conducted at Keele University has found that many parents of boys are unaware of the dangers of HPV - the Human Papillomavirus, and once made aware, want the vaccine for HPV to be offered to boys as well as girls.
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Keele ranked in Top 10 of new teaching and research league table

Posted on 28 March 2018 New analysis published by Times Higher Education has found that Keele University is part of a ‘new elite’ of universities excelling in both teaching and research.
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Keele astrophysicists to pinpoint when and where stars and planets were born

Posted on 06 April 2018 The Keele University Astrophysics Group has been awarded a grant from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) to explore the formation and fundamental properties of stars and (exo)planetary systems.
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Keele academic creates new language for BBC drama

Posted on 06 April 2018 Dr Alison Long, Programme Director for Modern Languages at Keele University, has created a new language - Illitan - to be used in new BBC2 drama The City & The City.
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Study highlights need for better treatment of heart failure patients

Posted on 28 March 2018 A new study, funded by Keele University, has highlighted the need for better treatment of heart disease patients suffering from additional chronic conditions.
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Keele collaboration helps local team win Staffordshire Young Enterprise Company of the Year

Posted on 28 March 2018 A student company from St John Fisher Catholic College has been named Staffordshire Young Enterprise Company of the Year 2017/18, after working with Keele University’s School of Pharmacy
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How I invented a new language for The City and The City

Posted on 04 April 2018 Alison Long, Programme Director, Modern Languages writes for The Conversation UK.
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Four Keele staff appointed to REF 2021 panels

Posted on 27 March 2018 Four members of staff from Keele University have been appointed as panel members for the next Research Excellence Framework (REF).
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Keele leads new global research into low back pain

Posted on 21 March 2018 Keele University works with global research team: low back pain affects 540 million people worldwide, but too many patients receive the wrong care.
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How a game-based approach to teaching helps improve learning

Posted on 27 March 2018 Researchers from Keele University’s Medical School have developed a game-based approach to teaching doctors in training, which helps to improve their learning about how drugs work.
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Keele Medical School set for expansion

Posted on 20 March 2018 Keele University has been successful in its bid to increase the number of students at its School of Medicine.
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The bottled water industry’s healthy origins

Posted on 22 March 2018 Alexandre Nobajas, Lecturer in Human Geography and GIS writes for The Conversation UK.
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Green initiative at Keele University raises £50k for charity

Posted on 21 March 2018 Keele University has raised more than £50,000 for the British Heart Foundation in the last five years, by donating furniture and electrical items.
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Triple research funding success from local charity

Posted on 19 March 2018 Three new research studies at Keele University have been awarded £58,000 from local charity the North Staffordshire Medical Institute (NSMI).
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Is it possible to live off-grid?

Posted on 16 March 2018 Sharon George, Lecturer in Environmental Science writes for The Conversation UK
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Championing Sustainability at Keele

Posted on 15 March 2018 At Keele we’re committed to embedding sustainability into everything that we do.

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Astronomers have found their paradise, and it’s the coldest and most remote point in Antarctica

Posted on 12 March 2018 Jacco van Loon, Astrophysicist and Director of Keele Observatory writes for The Conversation UK.
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‘Sustainable’ Lego: plastics from plants won’t solve a pollution crisis

Posted on 13 March 2018 Sharon George and Deirdre McKay write for The Conversation UK.
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Keele launches new global health study

Posted on 07 March 2018 Keele University has officially launched a new interdisciplinary research project to tackle public health issues in the Philippines.
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Loneliness is not just an issue in old age – young people suffer too

Posted on 05 March 2018 Katie Wright-Bevans, Lecturer in Psychology writes for The Conversation UK.
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Winner announced for prestigious poetry competition

Posted on 01 March 2018 Keele University is delighted to announce Alex Mazey as the winner of the Roy Fisher Prize for Poetry.
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Keele holds one of the oldest children’s books known in existence

Posted on 01 March 2018 In celebration of World Book Day Keele University is proud to hold one of the oldest children's books in the world.
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Higher Horizons+ celebrates first birthday with key milestone

Posted on 01 March 2018 Higher Horizons+, the aspiration-raising National Collaborative Outreach Programme is celebrating its first anniversary.
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Keele researcher awarded child health research grant

Posted on 28 February 2018 Keele University’s Dr Heidi Fuller has received a grant from Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and a medical research charity, to fund a study that will help pave the way towards a cure for the muscle-wasting condition spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).
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Curing blindness with stem cells – here’s the latest science

Posted on 28 February 2018 Rachel Gater, PhD Candidate, Keele University writes for The Conversation UK.
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Virtual archaeology: how we achieved the first long-distance reconstruction of a cultural artefact

Posted on 28 February 2018 A group of outstanding researchers write for The Conversation UK.
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Why it’s so hard to unravel the mysterious origins of domestic horses

Posted on 23 February 2018 Jan Hoole, Lecturer in Biology, Keele University writes for The Conversation UK.
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Keele historian named BBC New Generation Thinker

Posted on 22 February 2018 Dr Ben Anderson, a Lecturer in Modern History at Keele University, has been announced as one of ten winners of the New Generation Thinkers 2018 scheme organised by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the BBC.
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Pioneering UK gas project aims to reduce domestic CO2 emissions

Posted on 28 February 2018 A pioneering green energy trial at Keele University could help cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions caused by heating homes.
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Loneliest tree in the world marks new age for our planet

Posted on 19 February 2018 An international research team, including Professor Christopher Fogwill from Keele University, has pinpointed a new geological age, the Anthropocene.
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Keele psychologist launches new book on forgiveness

Posted on 21 February 2018 Dr Masi Noor, a Lecturer in Psychology at Keele University, launched his new book Forgiveness is Really Strange in London today.
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How Brexit could drain Britain’s bottled mineral water industry dry

Posted on 21 February 2018 Alexandre Nobajas, Lecturer in Human Geography and GIS writes for The Conversation UK.
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Pet theft is on the rise, with more than 60 dogs stolen in the UK every week

Posted on 15 February 2018 Daniel Allen, Animal Geographer, Keele University writes for The Conversation UK.
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Keele University officially opens new multi-million pound redevelopment of life sciences building

Posted on 07 February 2018 Keele University’s Chancellor, Jonathon Porritt, CBE officially opened the School of Life Sciences’ £11 million building redevelopment and extension this week.

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New models give insight into the heart of the Rosette Nebula

Posted on 13 February 2018 New research offers an explanation for the discrepancy between the size and age of the Rosette Nebula’s central cavity and that of its central stars.
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Keele to help deliver new pharmacist training to strengthen pharmacy workforce

Posted on 31 January 2018 Keele University is partnering with De Montfort University, the University of Bath, and Health Education England (HEE) to deliver masters-level training for qualified post-registration community pharmacists in the Midlands and East, and London and South East NHS regions.
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Study proves ‘muscle memory’ exists at a DNA level

Posted on 30 January 2018 A study led by researchers at Keele University has shown for the first time that human muscles possess a ‘memory’ of earlier growth - at the DNA level.
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Major new investment in a new Management School and new facilities for university-business collaboration

Posted on 30 January 2018 Keele University has announced plans to invest in a new multi-million pound state-of-the-art facility that houses both Keele Management School and incubated companies in a sector leading Smart Innovation Hub.
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Ireland’s abortion referendum: why it’s morally right to repeal the 8th amendment

Posted on 01 February 2018 Sorcha Uí Chonnachtaigh, Lecturer in Ethics and Law writes for The Conversation UK
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Diesel monkey tests: can harmful corporate research ever be justified?

Posted on 31 January 2018 Anthony Wrigley, Senior Lecturer in Ethics writes for The Conversation UK
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Introduction to Keele’s new Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Posted on 30 January 2018 Keele University has recently appointed Professor Pauline Walsh as Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
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Introduction to Keele's new Pro Vice-Chancellor for Students

Posted on 30 January 2018 Keele University has recently appointed Dr Anne Loweth as Pro Vice-Chancellor for Students.
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Premature birth associated with increased risk of heart disease in mothers

Posted on 24 January 2018 A study led by researchers at Keele University has found the risk of death in later life due to coronary heart disease doubles in women who give birth prematurely.
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Almost 50 years of equal pay legislation – but the waiting continues for women

Posted on 29 January 2018 Tricia Dawson, Lecturer in Human Resource Management writes for The Conversation UK
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Keele researchers to contribute to efforts to reduce mobile phone use by drivers

Posted on 25 January 2018 Criminologist Dr Helen Wells, and PhD student Leanne Savigar, have been awarded a grant from the Road Safety Trust, to review the range of innovations currently operating aimed at reducing mobile phone use by drivers.
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Five ways the arts could help solve the plastics crisis

Posted on 23 January 2018 Dr Deirdre McKay and Dr Eva Giraud wrote for The Conversation UK
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Winter Graduation 2018

Posted on 19 January 2018 This week Keele graduands and their families and friends returned to campus for a wonderful day of graduation ceremonies.
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Keele University’s first Article 26 student graduates

Posted on 25 January 2018 Student Cynthia Ariana who received a full scholarship under the Article 26 asylum seeker project graduated from Keele University last week.
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What happens when you age – a scientist debunks popular myths about sex and brain power

Posted on 23 January 2018 Dr Dana Rosenfeld writes for The Conversation UK
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Honorary Graduates Winter 2018

Posted on 19 January 2018 Keele awarded Honorary Doctorates to two inspirational individuals in recognition of their distinguished careers and significant contributions to society.
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Ten ‘stealth microplastics’ to avoid if you want to save the oceans

Posted on 17 January 2018 Dr Sharon George and Dr Deirdre McKay write for The Conversation UK
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Why boycotting the Daily Mail is a complicated business

Posted on 17 January 2018 Professor Adrian Palmer writes for The Conversation UK
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Keele appoints new Pro Vice-Chancellor

Posted on 16 January 2018 Professor Helen O’Sullivan has been appointed as Pro Vice-Chancellor of Education at Keele University.

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Keele University and Siemens in landmark energy partnership

Posted on 15 January 2018 Keele University has appointed engineering giant, Siemens, to turn the University campus into the largest single, integrated electricity, gas and heat Smart Energy Network Demonstrator (SEND).
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Kiri: another unrealistic and damaging portrayal of social workers on screen

Posted on 16 January 2018 Kiri: another unrealistic and damaging portrayal of social workers on screen
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New study reveals key stressors for GPs

Posted on 12 January 2018 A new study has highlighted that emotionally demanding workloads and confrontational patients are among the key stressors for GPs.
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Why Hollywood has its eyes on the BAFTAs – and the British industry is looking back

Posted on 09 January 2018 Neil Archer, Lecturer in Film Studies writes for The Conversation UK
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How to stop the humble hedgehog disappearing from British gardens and countryside forever

Posted on 09 January 2018 Daniel Allen, Animal Geographer writes for The Conversation UK
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Keele works with Oxford University on massive star discovery

Posted on 05 January 2018 An international team of astronomers has revealed an ‘astonishing’ overabundance of massive stars in a neighbouring galaxy.
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Inspirational individuals to be recognised by Keele University

Posted on 03 January 2018 Two inspirational individuals are to be recognised for their outstanding careers and contributions to society at Keele University’s graduation ceremonies later this month.
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Keele ranked in Global Top 20 in sustainability league table

Posted on 04 January 2018 Keele University has for the second successive year been ranked in the Top 20 universities in a global sustainability league table.
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Five Keele alumni and three honorary graduates celebrated in New Year Honours

Posted on 11 January 2018 Five alumni and three honorary graduates of Keele University have been recognised in the 2018 New Year Honours.
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Keele ranked in the Top 5 most beautiful universities in the UK

Posted on 02 January 2018 Keele University has been named as one of the most beautiful universities in the country, according to Times Higher Education.
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Emeritus Professor awarded OBE

Posted on 02 January 2018 Professor John Sloboda has been awarded an OBE in the 2018 New Year Honours list for his services to psychology and music.
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We're volcano scientists – here are six volcanoes we'll be watching out for in 2018

Posted on 02 January 2018 Ralf Gertisser, Senior Lecturer in Mineralogy and Petrology, Keele University; Katie Preece, Research Associate in Volcanology, University of Glasgow, and Sylvain Charbonnier, Assistant Professor in Volcanology, University of South Florida write for The Conversation UK
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2017: A Year in the News

Posted on 20 December 2017 As we come to the end of another successful year at Keele, here are some of our highlights from 2017
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NASA launches satellite 'TESS' in hunt for exoplanets

Posted on 16 April 2018 Coel Hellier, Professor of Astrophysics writes for The Conversation UK.
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Parents want the HPV vaccine for their sons – new research

Posted on 12 April 2018 Sue Sherman, Senior Lecturer in Psychology writes for The Conversation UK.
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Post-Brexit trade deals will expose the myth of ‘taking back control’

Posted on 11 April 2018 Steve French, Senior Lecturer in Industrial Relations and HRM writes for The Conversation UK.
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Tenth Varsity victory for Keele!

Posted on 29 March 2018 Keele University students are celebrating after their tenth win at Varsity, the multi-sport competition between Keele and Staffordshire Universities.
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Cultural Observatory hosts its first workshop

Posted on 22 March 2018 Stoke-on-Trent’s Cultural Observatory has hosted its first workshop for partners to discuss the impact of the arts on the city and its people.
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Keele scientist job swaps with Oxford mathematician

Posted on 07 March 2018 Keele’s Professor Alicia El Haj has received a £195,000 ‘discipline-hopping’ award.
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Keele professor awarded prestigious research fellowship

Posted on 07 March 2018 Professor Clare Holdsworth has been awarded a £152,000 Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship to explore how people cope differently with being busy.
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Keele researcher to study how we recognise faces

Posted on 07 March 2018 Dr Sarah Laurence has been awarded a £235,000 grant from the Economic and Social Research Council to explore how we recognise faces.
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Dorothy Hodgkin: An Inspirational Pioneering Scientist

Posted on 07 March 2018 Many members of staff at Keele pass through the doors or walk past the Dorothy Hodgkin Building every day, but who was Professor Dorothy Hodgkin?