The Plymouth Student Scientist
- The Plymouth Student Scientist
Welcome to The Plymouth Student Scientist! This is an electronic journal showcasing excellence in undergraduate student research from the University of Plymouth's STEM disciplines. This online journal is the main output of a HEFCE-funded project, to support and develop research-informed teaching at the University of Plymouth.
The e-journal seeks to make the research process more accessible and explicit, by highlighting examples of good practice from across the STEM disciplines. It also aims to support both staff and student involvement, by acting as a teaching tool for staff and as a vehicle to promote and share student research activities.
It is hoped that the journal will encourage students to become more reflective and critical of their own research skills as they consider the work of their peers. It is with this aim in mind that all articles are presented, largely, in their original state complete with imperfections. In addition, we hope the journal will enable students to see a range of research activities and potential collaborations with staff at the University, encouraging further dialogue and enquiries. We welcome comments regarding this e-journal.
Opportunities to publish:
This opportunity only applies to students from STEM subjects who are studying at the University of Plymouth (ONLY). Main criteria
1) You have received a 1st in their final year undergraduate project (in a STEM subject).
2) There is no guarantee of acceptance. However, all will be seriously considered for publication.
You are welcome to express an interest, although we would also suggest discussing your intentions with your project or dissertation supervisor. When all parties are willing, we finally require signed consent [please use this consent form] (N.B. this link requires a University of Plymouth login to access).
- Editorial Team
- Dr Jason Truscott (Principle contact and Chief Editor) Learning Development Advisor (Student Learning - Faculty of Science & Engineering liaison)
- Dr Ruth Weaver (Editor and Associate Dean Teaching & Learning - Faculty of Science and Engineering)
- Honorary member
- Dr Karen Gresty (Founder, Editor and Faculty Academic Enhancement Lead - Faculty of Science and Engineering)
- University of Plymouth Press
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A comparison of the risk of pancreatic adenocarcinoma development between individuals with different ABO blood group phenotypes: A meta-analysis (Univeristy of Plymouth, 2021)Pancreatic adenocarcinoma aetiology is complex and incompletely understood, and with incidence and mortality rate increasing annually, discovery of associated risk factors is essential. One such risk factor is ABO blood ...
Habitat modelling of the harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) in southwest UK: effects of depth, slope and tidal state (Univeristy of Plymouth, 2021)The harbour porpoise, Phocoena phocoena, is a widespread cetacean species in the Northeast Atlantic, with a year-round distribution around the UK. The south-west experiences the highest bycatch rates in the UK and is the ...
Using Remote Sensing Techniques to Investigate the detection of Sargassum Blooms in the Caribbean and Possible Causes for these Events (Univeristy of Plymouth, 2021)Sargassum was thought to originate from a single source, the Sargasso Sea in the central west Atlantic. This has been challenged over the past decade after excessive amounts of the macroalgae began washing up on Caribbean ...
Impact of geographical variability on the bleaching stresses in the Atlantic, Indian and South Pacific Ocean (Univeristy of Plymouth, 2021)This dissertation examines the relationship between the geographical location and the degree of coral bleaching. Corals within different ocean regions are subjected to fluctuations in temperature causing variations in ...
(Univeristy of Plymouth, 2021)Revenge porn is an increasing and pervasive phenomenon. Despite this, the knowledge and understanding of this behaviour is limited, especially the psychological characteristics of perpetrators of revenge porn. The Dark ...
(Univeristy of Plymouth, 2021)Research has indicated there may be gender differences in responses to trauma disclosure. Currently, the literature is dominated by the sexual abuse of female survivors, largely neglecting male survivors. The present study ...
(Univeristy of Plymouth, 2021)Indecent images of children (IIOC) offences are on the rise year by year, in part due to the easy accessibility to this content with the augmentation of the internet. This has led to increased attention from the public ...
(Univeristy of Plymouth, 2021)A relatively new development concerning literature pertaining to the concept of self-bias has highlighted that humans tend to self-prioritise when completing tasks based on perceptual judgements (the self-prioritisation ...
The extent to which autistic traits are predictive of impairments in allocentric spatial navigation (Univeristy of Plymouth, 2021)This research is centred around how individuals with autistic traits navigate using both allocentric and egocentric spatial reference frames. Previous research suggests differences in the way that those with Autistic ...
(Univeristy of Plymouth, 2021)Portfolio optimisation is an important problem in finance; it allows investors to manage their investments effectively. This paper considers finding the efficient frontier associated with the mean-variance portfolio ...