Students launch new research journal

Students from the medical and dental schools of Plymouth, Cardiff, Exeter and Bristol have joined forces to launch a new journal that showcases original research undertaken in world-class laboratories and clinics by fellow students.

The ‘INSPIRE Student Health Sciences Research Journal’ is produced by a team of student editors from the four universities. It is a key part of a collaborative project funded through the national INSPIRE scheme funded by the Wellcome Trust and administered by the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Learn more about the journal and view the first issue.

The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and University of Exeter Medical School are running a joint project as part of INSPIRE. 

As a current Plymouth student, you'll be able to access information about the opportunities available in research through:

  • conferences showcasing the research of junior doctors and students for years 1 and 2 in the autumn
  • taster days with research teams
  • summer research studentships that any student can apply for.

Our taster days are planned in conjunction with Cardiff, Bristol and Exeter medical schools and we’ll support studentships outside the parent medical school if the application justifies it.

Find out more about the scheme on the INSPIRE website.

Research taster days 2018

A chance for our current students to visit research teams at Plymouth and beyond to observe and find out more about their work.


Taster Days will take place on 28 November, 5 December and 12 December 2018.

Links to the following information are included:

Peer-reviewed publications

From diabetes prevention to telephone-delivered interventions for HIV, our students have developed specialisms and areas of expertise recognised in publications and at conferences, meetings and symposia around the world. 

Read more about the Plymouth students who’ve achieved this and their areas of study.