SES universities receive a boost to tackle major research and societal challenges


Fibre-optics World Record is No Hollow Victory

The light carrying, game-changing, life-shaping technology affecting everything from long-distance telecommunications to laser surgery.


The Green Dream Team

How efficient labs could progress sustainability and excellence in research


ISIS: Access the Atomic-scale

Rebecca Shutt discuses Beamtime and Batteries at the World-leading Neutron and Muon source

What is SES?

The Science and Engineering South Consortium brings together the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Southampton, King’s College London, Queen Mary University of London, University College London and Imperial College London, creating the most powerful hub of research-intensive universities in the UK. Our members invest in high quality science, essential for the sustained development of world-leading research that makes a positive difference to the UK economy, our wellbeing and to the world around us.

Knowledge Sharing

Whether we’re supporting researchers to effectively manage their data, providing opportunity to network or creating transparency in equipment sharing, SES is improving standards for you through the spread of knowledge.


SES institutions have access to regional, national and international supercomputing systems. In addition to the SES Tier-2 HPC systems, HPC-UK provides information on national HPC facilities, access and training.

Research Data

We’re focussed on supporting and furthering all aspects of the research data cycle, from data curation and management to transfer and storage. To find out more, visit our training and Research Data Transfer Zone pages.


A map of England showing data from PsyMarptic (Credit: PsyMaptic/Cityseer)

Regional disparities in psychosis rates mapped in UCL-led project

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Spending on mental health in England could be targeted better in future, thanks to a modelling tool developed by researchers from two Science and Engineering South institutions

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UCL researchers investigate regional variations in research spending

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A report published by the Higher Education Policy Institute unpicks assumptions about the spread of research funding across the UK’s regions.


The Angel of the North in Gateshead Photo by Anthony Winter on Unsplash

Mapping the impact of our universities’ research across the UK

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SES member institutions are all located in the south east of England, yet the impact of their research can be felt across the whole of the UK, and indeed across the world.



📅5 July: UKRI CEO Dame Ottoline Leysner will be joining @DAFNIfacility for its launch event which will share information about use cases where the facility is beginning to have an impact. Book here 👇

📅 14 June: EPSRC's Impact Roadshow for London and south east England will give participants an overview of EPSRC’s new philosophy towards impact. The session will also offer practical advice on how to include impact in funding applications.…

@DrIanMcDonald @AdamRutherford Here to make peace 🕊️ @ucl and @imperialcollege are both valued members of our consortium. Another SES member is @qmul, home to Barts where Queen's Roger Taylor studied dentistry. 🦷

Fantastic opportunity for a peek inside @DiamondLightSou…

Great to see @UniofOxford, @imperialcollege & @ucl all involved in this fantastic programme along with partner universities across the UK. Exciting demonstrator projects unveiled in South Yorkshire, Wales and the Midlands.…

Scientists from @KingsCollegeLon, @Cambridge_Uni & @ucl are among the speakers at #climateexpo0 which brings together the policy and research communities to harness the power of virtual collaboration to help advance a resilient, zero-carbon world.…

Hear how one @imperialcollege researcher is using @DiamondLightSou at this webinar on Friday.…

Great to hear the role of regional university networks highlighted in this great blog for @hepi_news by @dianajbeech and @obrienpeter72.…

A timely report by @hepi_news into regional R&D funding policies with some useful recommendations. Well done to the @ucl team @gottleib_grace, Sarah Chaytor and @GraemeTR…

EVENT 📅 17 May - EPSRC's Impact Roadshow will give a short update on recent changes and discuss EPSRC’s new philosophy towards impact. The session will also offer practical advice on how to include impact in funding applications:…

EVENT: 5 July - join this event to find out more about DAFNI and how the platform can help research into the future of infrastructure.…