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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Research professionals seek new career pathways from ‘data explosion’

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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.


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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.



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

.@PDSA_HQ is evaluating a variety of powerful software solutions from @ACDLabs in spectroscopy, property prediction and data management that aim to boost the productivity of R&D. To access the trial, which is free and comes with training, sign up here:

A report by @Demos and @Jisc examines the opportunities for AI and other emerging technologies in research. Earlier this month, research professionals attending SES's Research Data Cafe discussed what the Research 4.0 scenarios mean for them:…

Read about how a @ucl researcher is developing a generic multimodal transport model which can be applied to any UK city to test policies and interventions, such as preventing disease spread on public transport.…

Throughout the pandemic, we have been sharing stories of how researchers at our member institutions have been contributing to the efforts to tackle the challenges it has brought. Scroll down for more stories 👇…

Interesting thread on the #dayofreflection featuring a collaboration between @UCL researchers and industry which has had an important role in treating #COVID19 patients. 1/…

Potentially ground-breaking results by a team including physicists from SES members @Cambridge_Uni and @imperialcollege 👀👇…

EVENT: Symposium coming up on 24 March with researchers from three SES institutions! Sign up below 👇…

Researchers at @ucl and @Cambridge_Uni have helped to develop a tool that reveals geographic patterns in the number of people who will newly develop psychosis in England:…

The capital's universities can broker relationships and orchestrate collaboration between government, academia, business and community organisations to build forward better in London after the pandemic, say @ucl experts:…