26 February 2015
Changes in pension and employment policies are making it increasingly necessary for older people in the UK to work beyond the age of 65. However, new research from the University of Surrey finds significant differences in the likelihood of employment and income levels of people beyond 65, depending on their gender and health.
17 February 2015
A new study published today in Scientific Reports has discovered that a material traditionally used in ceramics, glass and paint, can be manipulated to produce an ultra-sensitive UV light sensor, paving the way for improved fire and gas detection.
12 February 2015
Research published today in the journal Atmospheric Environment has found that drivers are exposed to dangerously high levels of air pollutants when stopped at red lights.
30 January 2015
Being conscious during an operation can make patients feel anxious and is often painful. However, new research from the University of Surrey has found that simple distraction techniques, such as talking to a nurse, watching a DVD or using stress balls, can help patients to relax during varicose vein surgery and reduce their pain.
27 January 2015
Local residents will have the rare opportunity of seeing some of the world’s best musicians from all areas of the globe, including from Japan and South America, when the Guildford International Music Festival starts in March.
20 January 2015
On Wednesday 04 February the University of Surrey will host a programme of events to mark World Cancer Day - a worldwide event which takes a positive and proactive approach to fighting cancer and demonstrates solidarity to those affected by it.
16 January 2015
In a new study, published today in the journal Legal and Criminology Psychology, researchers from the University of Surrey have found further evidence to suggest that eyewitnesses to crimes remember more accurate details when they close their eyes. The team also discovered that building a rapport with witnesses also helped them to remember more.
15 January 2015
The University of Surrey has been awarded a £10,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to capture what student life was like for the graduates of Battersea College of Technology, which later evolved to become the University of Surrey.
14 January 2015
Latest research from the University of Surrey has found that the potassium salts (bicarbonate and citrate) plentiful in fruit and vegetables, play an important part in improving bone health. For the first time, the results also showed that these potassium salts reduce bone resorption, the process by which bone is broken down, therefore increasing their strength.
“Real Christmas trees are better for your health than artificial ones,” says University of Surrey academic »
16 December 2014
It’s that time of the year when Christmas trees are popping up in the homes of many, but before we dig out last year’s artificial tree, University of Surrey environmental psychologist Dr Birgitta Gatersleben, explains the benefits of purchasing a real one instead.
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