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  • Part 2 - Disease models

    Part 2 - Disease models

    PART 2 - Disease models Finally we look at different types of disease models (SIS, SIR, SEIR) and how each of them is suitable for different types of diseases. We also look at the basic reproductiv…

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  • The History of Mathematics

    The History of Mathematics

    Ever wondered where Maths came from? Here are some interesting facts about where Maths originated, from the Ancient Egyptian Mathematics, to the Greek Mathematics, and where numerical digits came f…

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  • Mensa Logic - Part 1

    Mensa Logic - Part 1

    Get ready to put those grey cells into action with these Mensa challenges!

History & PoliticsHistory & Politics

  • Refugee Rights

    Refugee Rights

    There were 16.7 million refugees worldwide at the end of 2013, around 1.2 million more than at the end of 2012. During the year, conflict and persecution forced an average of 32,200 persons per day…

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  • The top 10 highest-earning degrees

    The top 10 highest-earning degrees

    Many factors influence gifted and talented youths when they’re choosing their degree – with potential earnings being one of these factors. Here are the top 10 degrees to take if you’re lookin…

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  • The Yeti: myth or reality?

    The Yeti: myth or reality?

    There are many strange and wonderful animals from myth and legend, but not many are thought to actually exist! The Yeti, also known as the Abominable Snowman, is a creature from ancient Himalayan m…

Careers & Personal DevelopmentCareers & Personal Development

  • Facing Your Emotions

    Facing Your Emotions

    Why is it so hard for us to ignore faces? Dr Elisabeth Blagrove’s research in the Department of Psychology looked at people’s reactions to happy or threatening expressions.

  • Legal Careers

    Legal Careers

    When we think of a career in Law the two predominant legal roles that we think of are barrister and solicitor. Some of the other areas are:

  • Ask Your Law Question - Roundup: 1

    Ask Your Law Question - Roundup: 1

    We had some great questions posed to our resident Law bloggers. Listen to the mini-podcast below to hear their responses.

ScienceScience

  • A BRIEF HISTORY OF SCIENCE PART 3 - THE MODERN ERA

    A BRIEF HISTORY OF SCIENCE PART 3 - THE MODERN ERA

    In the final part of this series we'll examine the great scientific figures that have shaped the era we live in today. We'll look at how physics was shaken to its core by Albert Einstein, Max Planc…

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  • Smart Materials...

    Smart Materials...

    Smart materials are substances that have properties or characteristics that react to changes in the environment. This means that one of their chattels is subject to an external condition, such as t…

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  • Biology Quizzes: Part 1

    Biology Quizzes: Part 1

    Welcome to the first installment in a new series of Biology quizzes! Test your Science knowledge against a series of questions and show us what your made of. Each week the questions and challenges…

Current AffairsCurrent Affairs

  • IGGY Meets... Krishnan Guru-Murthy

    IGGY Meets... Krishnan Guru-Murthy

    IGGY caught up with one of the UK's most familiar faces in journalism, Krishnan Guru-Murthy. Guru-Murthy has not been one to shy away from confrontation in his journalism and is the 2nd longest ser…

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  • Faster than Light?

    Faster than Light?

    Physics has been hitting the headlines recently with news that particles produced at CERN may have been seen travelling faster than the speed of light... something forbidden by Albert Einstein's th…

  • When do current events become history?

    When do current events become history?

    Let's Talk with student mentor Cassie. The distinction made between history and current events is far from well-defined. Some events considered historical can quickly become relevant again due to …

More Social SciencesMore Social Sciences

  • Sociology Tuesday: An Introduction

    Sociology Tuesday: An Introduction

    Welcome to our new series - Sociology Tuesday. Each week we'll be bringing you something sociological to think about, debate and discuss. We'll be addressing sociological topics such as the sociolo…

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  • Anti-Bullying Poll-- the results are in

    Anti-Bullying Poll-- the results are in

    We’ve heard expert insights, read all the stats, looked at the campaigns, and shared our own tips. But how much of a problem is bullying, really, and how do we handle it when we see it?

  • Sociology Tuesday: An Introduction

    Sociology Tuesday: An Introduction

    Welcome to our new series - Sociology Tuesday. Each week we'll be bringing you something sociological to think about, debate and discuss. We'll be addressing sociological topics such as the sociolo…

Creative ArtsCreative Arts

  • IGGY Meets... Benji Davies

    IGGY Meets... Benji Davies

    Benji Davies is an illustrator and animation director living and working in the UK’s capital city of London. His first self penned and published childrens book garnered lots of praise when it was…

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  • Ten Tips for Camera Work

    Ten Tips for Camera Work

    Written by Dickkie Watson "It doesn't matter whether you are working on the next big Hollywood blockbuster or even this video you are watching right now, all films need careful planning."

  • Top tips for a career as a professional musician

    Top tips for a career as a professional musician

    A career in music can be enormously enjoyable and rewarding. The ultimate goal of complete artistic, creative and economic freedom as a musician is absolutely achievable and well worth striving for...

Creative WritingCreative Writing

  • Frankenstein Origins

    Frankenstein Origins

    Arguably, the most famous horror story in contemporary literature is Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. The book was first published anonymously in 1818 in London. Only when the 2nd edition was published…

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  • TACKLING WRITER'S BLOCK

    TACKLING WRITER'S BLOCK

    Starring at a blank page, a fountain pen, just refilled, gripped between my fingers, I look at the clock and the sight is appalling. Half an hour has passed and there's nothing but doodles on my pa…

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  • The IGGY Top 50 - Round 3

    The IGGY Top 50 - Round 3

    The IGGY Top 50 is the recommended reading list of the IGGY community, made by members, for members. Every six months it is remade, refreshed to reflect the ever-changing IGGY community's preferenc…

AdventureAdventure

  • Mark Wood - Three weeks in Iceland

    Mark Wood - Three weeks in Iceland

    Explore the geography, politics and culture of Iceland while following along with Mark Wood's latest expedition to the land of ice and fire.

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  • Lonely Planet Iceland competition

    Lonely Planet Iceland competition

    // Three weeks in Iceland Week 2 Lonely Planet Iceland Competition Become an IGGY adventurer and explore Iceland with us. We have one copy of the Lonely Planet guide to Iceland, signed by Tony Whee…

  • Spotlight on Joe Kittinger

    Spotlight on Joe Kittinger

    In August 1960, Joseph Kittinger made a balloon flight to the edge of space and then jumped out.

Community FunCommunity Fun

  • Vincent Van Gogh - Spot the Fake!

    Vincent Van Gogh - Spot the Fake!

    The 29th July 2015 marks 125 years since the death of Vincent van Gogh. The artist was a major Post-Impressionist Dutch painter whose work had a huge impact and influence on 20th century art.

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  • IGGY Top 50 - Round 2

    IGGY Top 50 - Round 2

    The updated version of the IGGY Top 50 Recommended Reading list

  • Symmetry of Snowflakes

    Symmetry of Snowflakes

    When I was very small, in the days before central heating, I would often wake up on a winter morning to find the window covered in strange fernlike patterns. They were ice, frozen on the inside of …

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