This year we will be launching two separate reports during Universities Week to showcase the diverse and varied input that institutions are making to the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
We've received hundreds of case studies from universities all around the UK telling us what they're doing. These will feature in one of the two following reports:
- Universities, the Olympics and sport: This report will showcase the diverse contribution that HE is making to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, including the training and development of top athletes for 2012 (and past Games), its overall impact on the sports industry as well as the work institutions or academics are doing around the Cultural Olympiad and 2012 legacy programme. It will be complemented by research from Podium and the Centre for Sport, Physical Education and Activity Research (SPEAR) at Canterbury Christchurch University.
- Research, development and the Olympics: This report will focus on the research and developments made by universities that have contributed to the Olympics. It will celebrate the world-class research and sport development programmes that underpin the success of Team GB, the UK sports industry and UK society as a whole.
If you have a question about a case study or anything else about Universities Week 2012, please contact us
Examples from Universities Week 2011
Here you can find out about some of the 'Big Ideas' that came out of our universities during last year's Universities Week as well as read some staff and student stories.
Revolutionary new central blood pressure monitor – King’s College London
World's first 'Energy House' - Salford University
Classroom of the future - Durham University
Making science more accessible - Queen Mary University of London
Using university design to prevent crime - University of the Arts London
Primary schools receive help from student volunteers - University of Bristol
Using sugar to heal wounds - University of Wolverhampton
A spoonful of jam helps the medicine go down – Plymouth University
Student and staff stories
Down to the bones - Teesside University
Football fan phone app - Anglia Ruskin University
Bath Soup Company - University of Bath
Student ambassadors - King's College London
International scholarships - University of Cambridge
Disabled graduate lands dream job - University of Salford
The real-life Cracker - University of Huddersfield