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Impact and place

The Science and Engineering South consortium brings together seven universities with a commitment to research excellence and achieving a positive impact from our activities.

Our members invest in high quality science essential for the sustained development of world-leading research that makes a positive impact on the UK economy, our wellbeing and to the world around us.

Sustained investment in scientific and medical research has helped universities respond to the Covid-19 pandemic through vaccinations and innovative treatments.

Nationwide and global

Sustained investment in research excellence over many years has enabled our universities to help tackle the challenges facing our world through their activities. Our research impacts can be felt across the UK and beyond, with communities across the globe feeling the benefits our our member universities’ discoveries.

Professor Liudi Jiang, head of Southampton’s Engineering Materials Research Group, is the LOMIS principal investigator.
Blog

Tackling health inequalities through technology

Heath conditions such as diabetes may have a massive impact on an individual, but their prevalence also reflects inequalities in society.

credit: Jason Hawkes
Feature

Our universities, transforming communities, industries and the economy

Celebrating the collective successes of Science and Engineering South member universities in the UK Knowledge Exchange Framework

Buckingham, UK - March 30, 2020. Coronavirus COVID-19 warning sign with prevention information outside a GP doctor surgery. Credit: Paul Maguire
Case Study

VaxiMap: making life easier for GPs delivering vaccinations to housebound patients

Two engineering PhD students from the University of Oxford have created a simple online solution that enables GP surgeries across the UK to optimise the delivery of Covid-19 vaccinations to the UK’s one million housebound patients.

Senior woman getting a vaccine from her doctor in her home during a house visit during the COVID-19 pandemic
News

Mapping vaccination delivery

A simple online mapping tool developed by two Oxford students has potentially saved GP surgeries up to tens of thousands of hours planning Covid-19 vaccinations to the UK’s one million housebound patients.

Publication

UCL researchers investigate regional variations in research spending

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

News

Regional disparities in psychosis rates mapped in UCL-led project

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

Local and regional

All of our member institutions exist within locations where there are wide reaching inequalities. Some of our catchment areas include communities with among the widest inequality gaps between rich and poor within the UK.

Each of our universities serve unique communities with their own challenges, including areas of inner city London, rural communities in the east of England or the maritime economies of the south coast. Already, our members are ensuring that the impact of their research help to address some of these challenges.

Shoppers on London's Oxford Street (By: Mary Hinckley) © UCL Media Services - University College London
Blog

Recovery can be achieved through empowering our regions – including England’s south east

Regional collaborations, coupled with sustained R&D investment, can support the UK’s post-pandemic recovery.

credit: Jason Hawkes
Feature

Our universities, transforming communities, industries and the economy

Celebrating the collective successes of Science and Engineering South member universities in the UK Knowledge Exchange Framework

Publication

UCL researchers investigate regional variations in research spending

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