News and events

2012 News Archive









  • The tuatara, an iconic New Zealand reptile, chews its food in a way unlike any other animal on the planet – challenging the widespread theory that complex chewing ability is restricted to hot-blooded animals.
  • A switch from electric to gas heating has cut more than 400 tonnes of carbon emissions a year – and boosted the University of Hull 28 places up the People & Planet Green League Table released today (May 29).
  • A project run by a team of researchers from the University of Hull’s Scarborough Campus has been selected as one of five in the UK for the Quarry Life Award run by Hanson UK’s parent company HeidelbergCement.
  • As part of its commitment to the region and engaging with business, the University of Hull is pleased to announce it is playing a key role in this year’s Hull and Humber Business Week by holding three specific events.
  • A nursing lecturer from the University of Hull has been awarded an opportunity to travel to Singapore to share and exchange teaching practices.
  • Pupils at three Hull and East Yorkshire primary schools will experience a theatre visit with a scientific twist next week as a brand new type of science play created by a University of Hull chemistry lecturer has its premiere.
  • Following hot on the heels of a ranking climb last month in the Complete University Guide, the University of Hull has done it again.
  • Researchers at the University of Hull have just launched a major new trial investigating the effects of home oxygen therapy in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF).
  • Researchers at the University of Hull are carrying out the biggest study of its kind into the impact of personal tablet computers in schools.
  • Palliative care for cancer patients in the UK is well established – but the situation is starkly different for those suffering from heart failure. A recent service evaluation led by the University and HYMS shows this doesn’t have to be the case.
  • The passions behind the kiosks of Hull Fair, the true story of Hull dressmaker Madame Clapham and tales of high drama on the Humber will all be brought to life in an evening dedicated to high-class prose this week.
  • “NEPHROPS” is an EU funded project that aims to develop and enhance the sustainability of the scampi fishery by developing hatchery and ranching technology and enhancing the survival of discards.
  • Businesses are being given the chance to tap into skills and support through a new internship scheme run by the University of Hull.
  • The UK’s first masters degree programme with a focus on teaching advanced skills and knowledge critical to the rapidly developing renewables sector has been launched.
  • Researchers at the University of Hull are developing a way to produce constant supplies of sterile water, powered simply by sunlight and air.
  • Hull University Union (HUU) held its first ever Student Led Teaching Awards this week to celebrate excellent teaching practices.
  • Scientists from the universities of Liverpool and Hull have discovered that rats have a more destructive bite than other rodents because they have evolved to both gnaw and chew.


  • The future design of tidal stream energy generators around the world could be influenced by a new University of Hull research project.
  • The University of Hull’s Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise Centre are ‘leaders in their field’, according to a top customer service organisation.
  • The University of Hull’s HONEI (Humber Obesity, Nutrition, Education and Innovation) Project has responded to a recent report on the cost of diabetes to the NHS.
  • The University of Hull is inviting local schoolchildren to experience campus life as part of the third annual Universities Week campaign, which aims to increase public awareness of the wide and varied role of the UK’s universities.
  • The University of Hull has moved up six places in the latest Complete University Guide league table to 56th overall.
  • Ports-based businesses are to launch an exciting new partnership to promote the Humber on the international stage.
  • They’ve inspired everyone from the Ancient Egyptians to WB Yeats and TS Eliot – and the humble cat took centre-stage again at a special night of poetry and prose in Hull on Wednesday.
  • A University of Hull entrepreneur has been sharing his knowledge of digital marketing with some of the city’s most established businesses – all with help from a trusty 'Squirrel'.
  • Professor John Hay has joined the University as the new Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise.
  • The Secretary of State for Business Rt Hon Vince Cable MP came to the University of Hull this week to meet some of the city’s entrepreneurs and hear their thoughts on enterprise and economic growth.
  • Biomarkers which could help to predict resistance to chemotherapy in breast cancer patients have been identified by researchers from the University of Hull.
  • New insights into the life of one of the world’s most influential gothic horror novelists are being revealed at the world’s first Bram Stoker Centenary Conference at the University of Hull this week.
  • A professional, quality service with effective networking practices and a commitment to equality are some of the hallmarks of the University of Hull’s Careers Service according to a new report.
  • Sir William Wakeham, the president of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), and chief executive Dr David Brown have helped launch a new programme to educate and train the next generation of chemical engineers at the University of Hull.
  • The University of Hull’s Student Union and the Careers Service are ranked top ten in the country according to the International Student Barometer (ISB) released today.


  • A student-based University of Hull scheme that offers free legal advice to members of the public has won a national award for offering the best contribution to the community.
  • Tens of thousands of jobs are on the horizon in the new renewables, energy and chemicals process workforce over the coming few years, and many of them will be on the Humber, say industry experts.
  • A University of Hull professor who has been actively involved in promoting sustainable inland fisheries and conservation all over the world has won the International Fisheries Science Prize
  • Lord Bhikhu Parekh, political theorist and former professor at the University of Hull’s department of Politics and Legislative studies gave a lecture this week entitled Multiculturalism as part of the department’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
  • The hidden beauty of Hull’s industrial landscapes will be spelled out in a mixture of words and pictures at the University of Hull this week.
  • Games designers of the future put their talents to the test in front of top industry experts at the Platform 2012 Expo.
  • Students from the University of Hull are using laptops to transport music-lovers to the bottom of the ocean this weekend.
  • The University of Hull’s Careers Service has received the Matrix accreditation.
  • A book co-authored by Professor David Richardson of the University of Hull to throw new light on the transatlantic slave trade has been awarded the prestigious Louis Gottschalk Prize.
  • John Greenman, Professor of Tumour Immunology at the University of Hull has been awarded the Heart Research UK Outstanding Researcher Award for his contribution to pioneering medical research into the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease.
  • University scientists will be taking ingenious live experiments to the streets, shopping centres and school classrooms of East Yorkshire as part of National Science and Engineering Week.
  • A Leverhulme Poet in Residence at the University of Hull’s Scarborough Campus is helping to teach Aquatic Zoology as a way of enhancing students’ understanding on how to use language effectively.




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