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SES members to play a leading role in training future scientists and engineers

Some 4,000 students will benefit from a £1bn investment in doctoral training centres for engineering and physical sciences, with SES members lead partners in almost a third of them.

SES members to share in £100m boost to AI research

Nine new research hubs bringing together universities from across the UK will receive £80m to deliver revolutionary AI technologies, with SES members playing a leading role in three.

A human head and neck cancer (HNSCC) under the microscope. The pink islands are the cancer cells; these are surrounded by paler cells (the cancer associated fibroblast, or CAFs, and on the right of the image are lymphocytes. These appear as small black dots, which fail to infiltrate into the cancer due to the CAFs

Clinical trials begin for promising cancer treatment discovered at Southampton

A new type of cancer treatment developed at Southampton – that it is hoped will significantly improve the success rate of immunotherapy – is undergoing clinical trials for the first time.

credit: Barts Health NHS Trust

Queen Mary’s genes project goes national

A QMUL-led project to improve the representation of British people with Pakistani and Bangladeshi heritage in genetic datasets has reached a key milestone.

A researcher snaps a photograph of the recently assembled LUX-ZEPLIN xenon detector in the Surface Assembly Lab cleanroom at Sanford Underground Research Facility on July 26, 2019. Photo by Nick Hubbard.

SES members to receive £24m for particle physics research

Six SES members to receive a share of a £60m investment, which supports the next generation of particle physicists.

Conor Howell-Bennett - glassblowing technician, University of Nottingham

The TALENT Commission Report

A vision for the future of the UK’s technical talent in research has been unveiled following a project funded by UKRI-Research England.

Accelerating pathways to climate neutral aviation

A research collaboration led by the University of Cambridge is building an interactive model to explore how aviation could transition to net-zero climate emissions.

UK’s ‘digital blueprint’ receives £1.2m funding boost

The UK’s ability to respond to global challenges has been enhanced with a £1.2m investment in a digital platform that helps scientists analyse problems and model infrastructure improvements.

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

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.

Research professionals seek new career pathways from ‘data explosion’

A report setting out scenarios for the future of research may have missed a chance to help carve out a new career path in structured research, a group of research professionals heard last week

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

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

Mapping the impact of our universities’ research across the UK

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.