SOUTHAMPTON University has announced that it will leave the Russell Group in favour of a recently-formed partnership with Greenwich, Reading, Aberystwyth, Newcastle and Trent Universities.
The new alliance of this ‘GRANTS’ group has been created for the purposes of country-wide unity and a desire to enhance both ongoing research and the student learning experience.
As part of the development, students from the six Universities will receive unprecedented access to each member’s facilities, and opportunities will be created for students wishing to further their research skills to spend a sabbatical year at a different establishment.
A particular area of focus for GRANTS academics will be Astrology, and each University from the partnership will contribute to financing research into planetary motion, beginning with Uranus.
A spokesperson from Southampton commented:
This is a very exciting endeavour. The joining of these six diverse establishments is a unique and challenging venture, which will no doubt serve to benefit all parties involved. Southampton University prides itself on cutting-edge research and innovative thinking and as part of the GRANTs group; we aim to continue to change the world for future generations of creative, perceptive and inspired thinkers’.
The official launch of the partnership is due to take place later this month, until which time further details of the scheme remain Strictly Confidential. More on this story as it unfolds.
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