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New paper investigates scientific explanations for Near-Death Experiences

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School of psychology PhD student Hayley Dewe is a co-author on a new paper published as part of wider engagement and scientific outreach in The (UK) Skeptic magazine. Hayley's paper explores how the latest findings from brain science can help explain Near-Death Experiences (NDEs).
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22/12/2014

'Brummie' water fleas prepared for their trip to space

'Brummie' water fleas prepared for their trip to space
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Local 'Daphnia' waterfleas are currently being prepared by scientists at the University of Birmingham for their trip to the International Space Station (ISS), where they will be observed by astronauts.
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22/12/2014

'Brummie' water fleas prepared for their trip to space

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Local 'Daphnia' waterfleas are currently being prepared by scientists at the University of Birmingham for their trip to the International Space Station (ISS), where they will be observed by astronauts.
Date:
22/12/2014

Experience-based Co-Design workshop aims to raise standard of mental health services

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A recent workshop hosted by the School of Psychology provided training to academics, NHS staff and service-users on how to improve mental health services through Experience-based Co-Design (EBCD). EBCD uses the experiences of staff and service-users to raise the standard of healthcare systems.
Date:
19/12/2014

School performs strongly in Research Excellence Framework 2014

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The School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences has achieved a very strong performance in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF 2014).
Date:
18/12/2014

REF confirms School's position among research elite, 5th in the UK

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The School of Psychology has achieved a very impressive performance in the Research Excellence Framework (2014), building on its long-recognised strengths in research. Psychology at Birmingham is ranked 5th in the Russell Group for its world-leading (4*) research, making it one of the best stand-alone Psychology schools in the country.
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18/12/2014

REF confirms School's place in research elite

REF confirms School's place in research elite
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The School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences has achieved an outstanding performance in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF 2014). These results provide further compelling evidence of the long recognised research strength of Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
18/12/2014

Unique forest experiment given the green light

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A major new decade-long experiment to study the impact of climate and environmental change on woodlands took a step closer to reality this week as planning permission was granted by Stafford Borough Council to the University of Birmingham.
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18/12/2014

Biosciences - Top six for research

Biosciences - Top six for research
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The School of Biosciences has achieved an impressive performance in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF 2014) rising up to 6th place nationally. Over 90 per cent of the School's research is rated as world leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*), and, since the previous assessment in 2008, the School has seen a threefold increase in 4* research publications and improvements in every measure.
Date:
18/12/2014

REF confirms Birmingham's position amongst top research universities

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The results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 also show that 87 per cent of the University of Birmingham's research activity has a global impact, confirming its position among the world's top universities for research in a broad range of areas from History and Education to Chemical Engineering and Psychology.
Date:
18/12/2014
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