University of Bristol Chancellor to step down after 13 years 30 November 2015 The University of Bristol’s Chancellor, The Right Honourable the Baroness Hale of Richmond, has announced that she will retire from the role at the end of next year.
- Which came first: the sponge or the comb jelly? 30 November 2015 Bristol study reaffirms classical view of early animal evolution. Whether sponges or comb jellies (also known as sea gooseberries) represent the oldest extant animal phylum is of crucial importance to our understanding of early animal evolution.
- Study finds nutrition lacking in vending machine products 30 November 2015 A study by researchers at the University of Bristol examined the nutritional value of foods sold from campus vending machines, and the dietary habits and body weight of students who use the machines.
- University welcomes new Chevening scholars 30 November 2015 Bristol’s Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Hugh Brady, welcomed the new cohort of Chevening scholars at a reception hosted by the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law last week.
- Smart Internet Lab could change our future 30 November 2015 A new research centre that could become a world leader in communications, digital and autonomous systems research will be launched at the University of Bristol today [Monday 30 November].
- Being in care ‘benefits young people’s education’ 30 November 2015 A new research study launched today identifies the key factors that influence how well children in care do in schools in England.
- University of Bristol Chancellor to step down after 13 years 30 November 2015 The University of Bristol’s Chancellor, The Right Honourable the Baroness Hale of Richmond, has announced that she will retire from the role at the end of next year.
- Earth’s first ecosystems were more complex than previously thought, study finds 27 November 2015 Computer simulations have allowed scientists to work out how a puzzling 555-million-year-old organism with no known modern relatives fed, revealing that some of the first large, complex organisms on Earth formed ecosystems that were much more complex than previously thought.
- ‘Rising star’ Tom collects two international engineering awards in one week 27 November 2015 A University of Bristol PhD student, responsible for creating a unique technology that uses ultrasound to create tactile sensations in mid-air, is celebrating after winning two top awards in the space of a week.
- Bristol Brain Centre opens at Southmead Hospital 27 November 2015 The new Bristol Brain Centre, which brings together expertise from North Bristol NHS Trust and the University of Bristol, opened at Southmead Hospital on November 25. The centre is the first of its kind in the country to bring together research teams in the areas of multiple sclerosis, dementia and movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s.
- Thousands of tree samples used to create ambitious public artwork 27 November 2015 Tree samples from around the world will tell the history of life in an ambitious public artwork due to be unveiled at the University of Bristol next spring.