Universities Weeks celebrates the multitude of ways in which universities contribute to a better society. First held in 2010, this year will shine a spotlight on how discovery, invention and innovation in university research is meeting past, present and future challenges.
UK universities are working to tackle the issues that are personally important to each of us, as well as addressing local, national and global challenges. University ideas and inventions are also supporting economic growth in the UK and universities play a key role in the social, economic and cultural
life of the country.
As well as addressing the challenging issues faced by society today, LSBU's applied research seeks to provide solutions to the business world and beyond.
Home to greats like Hockney, Turner, Freud and Hepworth, the Tate occupies a special place in the UK's cultural psyche. But how does the notion of a national collection representing Britain – perhaps even a discourse of 'Britishness' – fit with a 21st-century idea of identity?
Over the last decade, a changing hospital population has seen a rise in the number of older, frailer people being attended to. Professor Lesley Baillie's work looks at the increasingly important subject of patient dignity.
Swollen ankles, cold feet – the pain associated with poor circulation affects both healthy people and those with underlying conditions. But treatment still relies heavily on symptomatic pharmaceutical and compression therapies – like aspirin and the stockings sold at airports – or
more drastic surgical interventions.