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Young people in Guildford stand to benefit from an innovative new initiative from the University of Surrey in 2017. Celebrating the University’s 50th anniversary by giving something back to the local community, a partnership with Kings College School, Guildford and the Guildford Education Partnership Multi Academy Trust (GEP Academies) has been formed. As part of this, a new Widening Participation Coordinator role based at Kings College has been created, which will focus on bridging the gap between higher education and school for Guildford’s young people and their parents/carers. This initiative aims to engage and inspire young people studying at Kings College into thinking about future educational pathways and to raise their aspirations.
Construction work has started for the next 1,200 student bedrooms on the University of Surrey's Manor Park campus. The first 500 rooms are expected to open by September 2018 with the balance a year later.
Researchers at the University of Surrey have achieved record power conversion efficiencies for large area organic solar cells. In recent years scientists have been attempting to increase the efficiency of these cells to allow commercial applications such as integration into a building’s glass façade, generating electricity to power the building.
The University of Surrey is delighted to announce that Dr Rachel Simmonds, Lecturer in Immunopathogenesis from the School of Biosciences and Medicine, has received a highly prestigious Investigator Award in Science from the Wellcome Trust for her research on the neglected tropical disease, Buruli ulcer. These highly competitive awards provide substantial funding for innovative scientists with an excellent track record who prove they can drive advances in their field.
A recent article published in IEEE Intelligent Systems highlights the requirements the IoT will place on search engines and brings together the latest research being carried out in this field.
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