News from 2016
Game of Thrones meets Walking Dead in Lancaster lecturer’s new play
A new play by a Lancaster University lecturer in creative writing explores the lives of three young people as they deal with the aftermath of a devastating plague.
Universal flu vaccine designed by scientists
An international team of scientists have designed a new generation of universal flu vaccines to protect against future global pandemics that could kill millions.
New MOOC on the early history of the Quakers starts on October 3
A new online course Radical Spirituality: the early history of the Quakers, starts on October 3.
New Director of the Work Foundation
The Work Foundation is strengthening its leadership team with the appointment of a new Director. Lesley Giles will take up the new role on 3 October 2016.The Work Foundation aims to be the leading independent, international authority on work and its future.
Group psychoeducation offers ‘early intervention’ for bipolar patients
Structured group psychoeducation sessions could be more successful in treating patients in the early stages of bipolar disorder than standard peer-support offered by the NHS and the voluntary sector, research has found.
Lancaster tops all major national league tables
Lancaster has climbed to 9th position in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, to achieve its elite target of top ten positions in all the UK’s major university league tables. Lancaster also ranks 9th in the Complete University Guide and 8th in the Guardian.
Floods severely affect children and young people: it's time to stop ignoring their experience
Research with flood-affected children reveals serious impacts on well-being but also a desire to take on a role in flood risk management.
It’s not all about tigers and criminals – illegal wildlife trade responses need nuance
Responses to illegal wildlife trade need to be more nuanced and not only focused on high-profile species if we are to truly tackle the problem, say researchers.
Family Drug and Alcohol Court’s ‘humane’ approach keeps more families together
New research has found that mothers reunited with their children after care proceedings in the Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) are more likely to stay off drugs and alcohol for longer and their family life less likely to be disrupted when compared with cases heard in ordinary care proceedings.
Next generation of statistical tools to be developed for the big data age
Statisticians are developing new ways to interpret the unprecedented amounts of data being generated continuously all around us.