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Appointment of Overseas Partnership Assistant

Congratulations to Dr Phil Benachour from Communication Systems who has been appointed to this role. Phil will assume this role for two years in the first instance and will assist both the Under and Postgraduate Teaching Deans in managing the relationships with overseas partners, helping them in assessing proposals for degree programmes delivered at Lancaster and elsewhere, and in managing the increasing volume and scope of our international activity.

SciTech Graduate School

Research Development Programme

Graduate School courses for this term are now online. Check out the Research Development Programme web page for more details of what's on offer and the training requirements for this year:

Faculty Christmas Conference Poster session

Well done to all those who presented posters at the Faculty Christmas Conference - many people commented on the high standard of poster submissions this year. Congratulations to Ruth Miles (Psychology), Katie Turnbull (Communication systems) and Jamie Adams (Engineering) for winning the posters prizes. To view the winning posters please visit

Funding Roundup

Paul Taylor, Coral Dando and Tom Ormerod from Psychology have received 722,714 of government funding for a three-year project that will help establish the utility of new cognition-based police interviewing and deception detection techniques. The project, which involves collaborates from Yale and Texas A&M Universities, is the largest study of its kind to date, involving participants from a diverse range of communities within the UK.

SciTech Research Grants

Congratulations to the following people whose applications for an FST research grant were successful:

Your Grant News

Send details of successful grants to Katherine Gill with a two-sentence summary to go in the Bulletin as well as information about the funder, amount awarded, title and a link to provide further details if appropriate.

News and Events

LEC Seminar Series

All are welcome to attend the following Lancaster Environment Centre seminars, which will take place at 4pm at The Biology Lecture Theatre (LEC) followed by refreshments in the Atrium.

For more information please contact: Bitten Brigham, or check the LEC Research Seminars web page.

University Fuels Economic Growth in Region

Lancaster University has made a huge economic contribution to the North West economy, helping to create over 700 new jobs in the region read more

Lancaster consortium wins new National Demonstration Test Catchment in the River Eden

A consortium including staff from LEC together with others including Universites of Durham, Newcastle, Cumbria and the Eden Rivers Trust have recently been successful in a bid to Defra to develop a new National Demonstration Test Catchment (DTC) on the River Eden read more

Carbon capture technology wins Innovate '09

Innovate '09, a competition run by resident LEC company, Stopford Projects Ltd, offered entrants the chance to win up to 10,000 of consultancy support to help commercialise a new environmental technology read more

1550 Raised by Psychology Department Charity Event

The staff from the Centre for Research in Human Development at Lancaster University held a Fundraising Day on Tuesday 1 December to raise money for two good causes, the Special Care Baby Unit at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary and Akany Avoko, a children's charity in Madagascar read more