£14m for Kent-led project to advance recycling of rare metals

University of Kent bioscientist Professor Martin Warren is set to lead a national consortia which aims to use biology to recover and recycle rare earth elements after securing funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).   The £14 million Engineering Biology Mission Hub for Environmental Processing and Recovery of Metals (ELEMENTAL) aims to address the growing need for critical minerals and metals in clean energy technologies and promote a circular economy.  Technologically critical metals, such as rare earth elements, cobalt, lithium and indium, pose significant challenges due to their limited availability and…

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Philanthropy students donate to local chosen charities

University of Kent’s Centre for Philanthropy has worked with two undergraduate student cohorts to donate £3,250 to local community charities. This year’s students from the Kent and Medway Medical School and the University’s School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research awarded funding to The Church Street Project based in Folkestone, which offers creative and talking therapies to children and young people, SATEDA, a Kent Domestic Violence Service and KRAN, the Kent Refugee Action Network. The funding has been awarded to the organisations as part of the students’ elective module Learning by…

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Free online fundraising course from the Centre for Philanthropy

The Centre for Philanthropy at the University of Kent is aiming to help small charities, non-profit organisations, and community and volunteer-led groups fundraise more effectively by offering practical advice and assistance via its new MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). The free course, titled ‘How to Fundraise: A Guide to Fundraising for Non-Fundraisers’, goes live on 8 June 2020, and will help individuals design sustainable fundraising strategies using insights from evidence-based research on the motivations behind donor giving. Working through the three-week MOOC, individuals will be able to develop skills in…

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