A study from Plymouth University suggests children who go camping do better at school and are healthier and happier.
The findings, from the Institute of Education, show escaping technology, connecting with nature and the freedom kids get are hugely positive.
A Plymouth University graduate has become an international award winning documentary maker - despite not being able to hold a camera.
Jonathan Brough was left paralysed from the neck down after contracting meningitis on his gap year. But he didn't let the disease hold him back and created a project documenting his life after meningitis.
His film 'Perseverance Beyond Doubt' won an Award of Merit in the Best Short Films Competition. The 16 minute film tells the story of his efforts to cope with the effects of meningitis.
Last year, despite his disability and the fact he requires round the clock care, he fulfilled his dream of pursuing his studies and achieved a First in BA (Hons) Media Arts at Plymouth University.
Researchers in Plymouth have discovered a worm that fed on the bones of marine dinosaurs.
The Osedax worm was found 10-years-ago in the bones of dead whales at the bottom of the ocean. It's now known they were living in the bones of giant sea creatures a 150 million years ago.
Plymouth University have developed a 3D interactive game to help fight Ebola.
The programme, which is similar to a video game, is designed to teach people how to stop the disease from spreading.
It's being trialled in Sierra Leone at Masanga hospital and allows learners to be 'immersed' in simulated environments.
Plymouth University has developed an interactive game to help fight Ebola. The programme is designed to teach people how to stop the disease from spreading. It is being trialled in Sierra Leone.
Plymouth University has been ranked the most sustainable in the country. It's the second time the university has topped the People and Planet Green League in five years.
Sustainability is not just about switching off the lights and computers - Plymouth University has even started to commission independent monitoring of the factories that make the products that students use every day on campus as well as committing to purchase staff uniforms made from Fairtrade cotton.
Plymouth University's Medical School is the best in the country for the quality of its research.
The latest league tables say it is doing better than both Oxford and Cambridge.
80% of its research was also rated as 'world leading' or international quality.
The vice-chancellor of Plymouth University is returning to work - following an investigation into her conduct.
Professor Wendy Purcell was put on leave in July, amid unspecified allegations which are understood to include a complaint about her management style.
Today the university announced the inquiry process has ended, and she will return to work in a new role to build the university's reputation.
Staff at Plymouth University have given a vote of no confidence in their vice-chancellor, Wendy Purcell.
Members of the University and College Union say the recent problems at the university have undermined morale and risked long-term damage to the institution.
Wendy Purcell who is currently on paid leave, was suspended for three months over allegations of overspending and bullying colleagues.
Wendy Purcell, Plymouth University's vice-chancellor, has stepped up her legal battle to win her job back, with the case against her understood to include a complaint about her management style.
Professor Purcell is now being represented by a law firm that specialises in discrimination claims. She was suspended three months ago, but has since had her status changed to paid leave. Neither the university nor Professor Purcell has ever disclosed the charges against her.