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Universities’ collaboration celebrated 30 October 2014 The GW4 Alliance, which brings together the combined strengths of the universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter, held its official launch last night.
  • Six best postgraduate research students honoured 30 October 2014 Six Bristol postgraduates have been awarded prizes for the exceptional quality of their research degree theses in the academic year 2012/13.
  • Universities’ collaboration celebrated 30 October 2014 The GW4 Alliance, which brings together the combined strengths of the universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter, held its official launch last night.
  • MP Vince Cable unveils £28 million expansion at National Composites Centre 30 October 2014 A £28 million expansion to the National Composites Centre (NCC), a world-leading research and technology hub owned by the University of Bristol, has been officially opened by Business Secretary Vince Cable.
  • Jailbreak winners ‘escape’ 1,205km to Prague 29 October 2014 Over 40 fearless students from the University of Bristol spent the weekend dashing across England, Scotland and continental Europe in a bid to get as far from Bristol as possible in the hugely popular Jailbreak charity challenge.
  • Leadership and the city: how an elected mayor has improved visibility 29 October 2014 Having a directly elected mayor in Bristol has led to a huge increase in the visibility of leadership in the city, according to a unique study which has gauged public opinion before and after the creation of the new mayoral system.
  • Bristol academic wins inaugural Marcel Arnould Medal 29 October 2014 Dr Brian Hawkins of the Department of Civil Engineering has been awarded the first Marcel Arnould Medal by the International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment (IAEG).
  • Bristol team develops aerosol optical tweezers 29 October 2014 A device which allows users to hold airborne particles – aerosols – for extended periods has been developed by a team at the University of Bristol and Portishead-based firm Biral.
  • Lessons and legacies of the Holocaust 29 October 2014 Books by Bristol historians Professor Tim Cole and Dr Joanna Beata Michlic will be the two featured books under discussion at the biannual Lessons and Legacies conference – the most important international Holocaust Studies conference – hosted by Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton this week.
  • What did we learn from the 2014 World Cup? 28 October 2014 Experts on the history, politics and culture of football will gather at the University of Bristol this week to discuss the impact of this year’s FIFA World Cup. The event is free and all are welcome.
  • Bristol research wins Science of Risk prize 27 October 2014 A research paper published earlier this year in Nature Communications has been awarded a Science of Risk prize by Lloyd’s.

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