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2005-09-07 18:38:56

A team from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne has developed the world's first web-based resource aimed at supporting disabled research students through their courses. The resource was developed after research by the University found that many disabled postgraduate research students faced barriers which hindered progress and dampened confidence. The research also showed that supervisors and institutional staff could readily help remove or lessen the barriers, by putting more thought into...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.