January 2005

HEFCE awards £4.5 million funding for a Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at the University with the aim of improving retention, progression and achievement among students.
The University launches a pioneering online British Sign Language glossary to help deaf students studying science and engineering and the built environment. The project is the biggest of its kind and features almost 2,500 online sign videos.
Professor Craig Mahoney, Dean of the School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure, discovers that more than half of UK adults are ‘fitness phobics’ with no plans to get active. He has overseen a new report revealing the nation’s exercise habits and offers advice and information.
The University’s IT Futures team helps popular band Pop Will Eat Itself with its comeback tour by helping to create a unique hi-tech hip-hop sound.