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Students at UCL credit: Alejandro Walter Salinas Lopez

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.

Discovering positive research initiatives at SES universities

Our partner universities are at the cutting edge of research. They constantly strive to create environments where new ideas can flourish, and innovation is second nature.

The spin-outs changing our world

Spin-outs have the potential to redefine how research, patient care and product development is handled in the future. Find out about SES members’ spin-out activities.

Farmland in North Wales © Mary Hinkley

Showing our impact – REF 2021

Looking beyond SES members’ excellent performance in REF 2021 to their case studies reveals the positive impact their research is having. Here are some examples.

University College London, North West WingPhotographer: Mary Hinkley Copyright: © UCL Digital Media

The economic and social impact of UCL

UCL’s social and economic impact is £9.9bn per year and is felt across the whole UK, according to an independent report.

(Credit: Advanced Research Computing UCL)

Research technology professionals – adding value to research teams

When research technology professionals work with your team it makes for ‘happy researchers’ delegates at a SES event heard last month.

A network server specialist programmes a computer server in the Data Center at University College London. credit: Alejandro Walter Salinas Lopez

Research technology professionals: the hidden roles behind research success

Research Technology Professionals play a crucial role in achieving high-quality research outputs. Supporting their career progression benefits the whole research community.

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.

Green labs go global with LEAF

Sustainable practices are becoming the norm in labs across the world thanks to the Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework (LEAF).

A fibre laser cutting metal at the Zepler Institute. Fibre lasers use considerably less energy than traditional methods and are a key means of decarbonising manufacturing.

How QR funding supports innovation and jobs in our universities

Quality-related research funding has been described by the Russell Group of universities as “the invisible force holding up the UK’s research ecosystem”.

A lab at UCL where LEAF was developed. Alejandro Walter Salinas Lopez ©2019 UCL. ISD Digital Media. University College London. All rights reserved.

Making laboratories greener with LEAF

Historically, universities have lacked guidance on how to make labs more sustainable. Now SES members are using the LEAF framework to build sustainability into day-to-day lab usage.

Wind turbines in a field in North Wales. © UCL Media Services - University College London

How our universities are supporting COP26

COP26 in Glasgow is showcasing the innovation and research influencing policy makers’ decisions on climate change. Find out how SES member universities are contributing.