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December 2004

Research is published by the School of Legal Studies into why fewer students from ethnic minority backgrounds gain training contracts. It provides some interesting insight and makes recommendations for firms to boost equal opportunities.
Steve Pitt from the Water Science and Technology group (WatStech) at the University scoops first place in a national competition with a description of a new way to clean up the main source of UK drinking water. Steve beat water industry professionals and researchers around the UK to come top in the Young Author’s competition organised by Scientific Group of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), the international body representing environmental professionals.
Talented textiles students from the School of Art+Design display the rug designs that have been taken on by retail giant John Lewis. The chain was so impressed with the students’ work that it sells the rugs in-store, with the designer and
University credited on the back.