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Loughborough’s revolutionary device makes machining composites as easy as ‘cutting through butter’

Dr Anish Roy

Loughborough University specialists have created a gadget which could change the way cutting, penetrating and processing is carried out in assembling. The device makes chipping away at hard to-cut materials like aviation evaluation composites so natural it is similar to ‘slicing through margarine’. It includes a system called ultrasonically-supported machining (UAM), which utilizes an uncommonly planned piezoelectric transducer working in ... Read More »

Universities say £9bn building boom will boost economy

UK universities

By Judith Burns A £9bn building boom at some of the UK’s best known universities will create jobs and boost the economy, according to a report. The report for the Russell Group of universities says investment in buildings and facilities will generate thousands of new jobs. The study analysed 69 capital projects at the group’s 24 member institutions. The group’s ... Read More »

Students rank Sheffield university top in survey


Students at the University of Sheffield have ranked it top among prestigious institutions for its services. An independent survey based on students’ views put the university in first place for its support provision among the Russell Group of universities. The university was also ranked number one for living and accommodation cost, the availability of financial support, and the chance to ... Read More »

International university rankings rate Oxford and Cambridge high but other UK institutions lose ground

Cambridge University

Cambridge and Oxford are among the most prestigious universities in the world, according to new international rankings, but other UK institutions are losing ground. A new global league table shows that the two top universities remain part of an elite group of “super brands”. They were placed third and fourth respectively in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World Reputation ... Read More »

China donates 1.7mill to British Universities


China has donated a lump some £1.7million to British Universities in the country’s Yorkshire counties for the purpose of cancer research funding. The funding is to enable British universities successfully transfer their technologies to the rest of the world, reports state. Staff at Bradford, Leeds, Sheffield and Hull universities will share the funds. The funds were made available after a ... Read More »

UK universities attract Azeri students: Applications double in 3 years

British Universities to hold interviews and seminars at the Baku Hilton Hotel on 24 November 2012. UK Education has a long tradition of excellence and an innovative approach to teaching. Research carried out at UK universities is world-leading, and a UK qualification is career-defining. The growth of the Azeri economy as well as government scholarship programmes has led to an ... Read More »

British Universities failing on ’employability’, students say

UK: University careers services have never been more important, but how good are they? Not as great as they think, say recent graduates “My tutors were brilliant and without my course I wouldn’t have the job I have, but there was no mention of careers,” says Bee Pahnke, 21, who graduated last summer with a degree in creative writing from ... Read More »

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