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February 2016

Students celebrate the Hillingdon community in 50 ways

Students celebrate the Hillingdon community in 50 ways

Students celebrated Brunel University London’s 50th anniversary year by performing 50 Good Deeds in the local community.

When comedy and censorship collide, who laughs longest?

When comedy and censorship collide, who laughs longest?

The question of when comedy crosses the line will be central to a debate looking at the relationship between jokes and freedom of speech.

Teens with cerebral palsy in London wanted for STAR research into resistance training

Teens with cerebral palsy in London wanted for STAR research into resistance training

Physiotherapists at Brunel University London are looking for teenagers with cerebral palsy to take part in a new research trial starting in February and March, 2016. Dr Jennifer Ryan and Grace Lavelle want to see if doing strengthening exercises for the calf muscles can make it easier for teenagers with cerebral palsy to walk.
More to obesity than meets the eye, new vision for Brunel’s research into environment and health

More to obesity than meets the eye, new vision for Brunel’s research into environment and health

Dutch-Canadian toxicologist Professor Juliette Legler has joined the College of Health & Life Sciences at Brunel University London, as a Professor of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Juliette will also lead the Environment and Health research theme in the Institute of Environment, Health and Societies.
Plastic pollution film “game-changer” features Brunel prof

Plastic pollution film “game-changer” features Brunel prof

Director of the Institute of Environment, Health and Societies, Professor Susan Jobling, is set for big-screen stardom as she appears alongside Sir David Attenborough and Ben Fogle in -  A Plastic Ocean.

Facing the failures of the welfare state from within  – the need for real reform

Facing the failures of the welfare state from within – the need for real reform

As politicians and commentators increasingly focus on the failures of the welfare state, the academic author of a new book focuses on his own family’s experiences to find answers.

What would Brexit mean for British universities?

What would Brexit mean for British universities?

As British voters prepare for a referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union, Brunel will ask a panel of experts what so-called Brexit would mean for the future of Higher Education.

Royal College of Surgeons backs calls for increase in placebo surgery

Royal College of Surgeons backs calls for increase in placebo surgery

A working party looking into the inclusion of placebos in surgical trials has led to a recommendation for greater use of the controversial method by the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

January 2016

Historic Holocaust documentary is inspiration for Oscar-nominated film

Historic Holocaust documentary is inspiration for Oscar-nominated film

Brunel graduate and first-time director Adam Benzine has traded magazine journalism for a shot at the Oscars after spotting a story that was too important not to be told.

Brunel builds strategic partnership with Egyptian counterpart

Brunel builds strategic partnership with Egyptian counterpart

A new partnership agreement between Brunel University London and Egypt’s Arab Academy of Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AAST) will look to build a base for scientific research and increase the potential for staff and student exchanges with the country.

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