Latest Coventry University Stories

2009-02-25 11:00:00

A new study suggests that "text speak" could have a positive effect on the way children interact with language, rather than harming literacy, BBC News reported. University researchers observed 88 children between the ages of 10 and 12 to understand the impact of text messaging on their language development. The study, published in the British Journal of Developmental Psychology, found that the use of so-called "textisms" could be having a positive impact on reading development. The research...

2008-09-24 03:00:00

By Catherine Vonledebur CHILDREN'S nurse Lucy Bradley has won a new award for students at Coventry University. The 31-year-old has been chosen as the Grace Research Fund's Neonatal Nurse of the Year. She was chosen from nine nurses studying a nine-month neonatal care module at Coventry University. Lucy is the first winner of the inaugural award run by the Grace Research Fund and will receive pounds 100 to help with training costs. Lucy, who lives in Bulkington and works at...

2008-08-28 03:00:51

A TALENTED civil engineer is celebrating her success after passing her honours degree at Coventry University with flying colours. Kelly Mullane (right), aged 26, from Stoke-on-Trent, is the first civil engineer working for Staffordshire County Council to be trained from scratch and awarded a first class BEng honours degree. The course at Coventry University involved completing a variety of complex civil engineering modules as well as penning a 10,000- word dissertation which explored the...

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