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Student Success | 2012

Naomi Parsons BA (Hons) 3D Design: Spatial & Interiors, Final Year

Ali Ali MPhil/PhD in computing, Electronics and Communication, Third Year

During my second year, I undertook a live project competition at Stoke Damerell Community College redesigning their classroom for students with learning difficulties. I designed the space to replicate a japanese garden, after research I undertook suggested that meditative spaces help people with autism and ADHD concentrate better. My design came first in the competition, judged by members of the college.

I am a PhD robotic student. I am looking at how to improve the existing prosthetic limbs controlled by the electrical activity of the amputee muscle. Those signals are recorded from the residual limb of the amputees and we you those signals with an intelligent algorithms to control the robotic hand.

During my third year, I had to re-design Plymouth city centre’s public realm in a competition ran by the university and county council. My design consisted of an interactive, organic wave sculpture flowing through the centre, inhabiting various activities, inspired by Plymouths maritime history, my design came second. I believe that from my designs being a success, I feel extremely confident in my future design work.

We proposed some approaches and algorithms to decode individual finger movements offering dexterous control to the prosthetic which is unavailable today. The algorithms were tested at Plymouth University. Additionally, I travelled to Iraq to collect some amputee data which was very challenging. The results from the amputees suggested that there is a hope to achieve dexterity of the prosthetic hands for the amputees. I have participated in many conferences and workshops to communicate my research. I won 3 awards for the excellence of research that we are doing.

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Laura Weedon, Faye Pickin, Ava Carpenter, Stephanie Smith, Rowena Pearce and Lauren Chilton BSC Sociology with Criminology and Criminal Justice studies, Second Year We have developed a group called W.A.S.P which stands for Womens, Awareness, Support and Prevention group. Our group aims have been to bring awareness to young women and the community of what sexual assaults are, situations that can make you vulnerable and organisations which are around to help people who have been in these circumstances and lastly ways to protect yourself. So far we have delivered presentations within Eggbuckland to years, 10, 11 and 12 about what sexual offences are, types of date rape drugs and alcohol and how this affects your judgement, we have also told the students about organisations that are there to help. We have also gone out once a week in the early hours of the morning outside cuba handing out water bottles and biscuits to girls and make sure they are going home in groups of people. Lastly we have set up self defence classes for girls at Plymouth University which has been a great success. From this the schools have asked us to carry out our presentations regularly, and we are going to expand to cover younger years and boys safety as well as approach other schools. We are also going to make self defences classes a weekly activity within uni and bring these classes into schools as well. This is all based around the extremely successful feedback gained from questionnaires we have produced for each event.

Student Success with Plymouth University  

Plymouth University students are undertaking a number of activities to great success and to celebrate this hosted an event to showcase these...

Student Success with Plymouth University  

Plymouth University students are undertaking a number of activities to great success and to celebrate this hosted an event to showcase these...

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