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Great George to chime for anniversary of University’s Royal Charter 22 May 2015 Bristol’s largest bell will ring out across the city on Sunday as the University of Bristol celebrates the anniversary of its charter being granted.
  • Study examines increase in calls to emergency services 22 May 2015 As calls to emergency services increase, there is an urgent need for a reliable and consistent method of measuring whether or not these calls are appropriate. These are the findings from a University of Bristol study, published in BMJ Open, which explored ambulance use among patients with problems that could potentially be managed by their GP or other primary care health services.
  • Great George to chime for anniversary of University’s Royal Charter 22 May 2015 Bristol’s largest bell will ring out across the city on Sunday as the University of Bristol celebrates the anniversary of its charter being granted.
  • Matt’s paddleboard challenge to boost education in South Africa 22 May 2015 Travelling from Reading to Bristol is usually a pain-free and quick journey. But not if you’re moving at two miles an hour on a paddleboard. Matt Edwards, Sport Development Manager at the University of Bristol, will be attempting the tough challenge over four gruelling days.
  • Sudden onset of ice loss in Antarctica detected 21 May 2015 A group of scientists, led by a team from the University of Bristol, has observed a sudden increase of ice loss in a previously stable region of Antarctica. The research is published today in Science.
  • Flagship REACT projects propelled beyond prototype 21 May 2015 Three collaborations between University of Bristol researchers and creative businesses have been awarded acceleration funding from REACT, an AHRC-funded knowledge exchange hub, to take their ground-breaking ideas to market.
  • Banana desserts vs quantum cryptography: New Enterprise Competition shortlist released 21 May 2015 Ten exciting new business ideas have reached the final round of the New Enterprise Competition (NEC) 2015. This year the competition has received over 100 entries from University of Bristol students, staff and graduates. The final ten are now in with a chance to win grants of up to £30,000 in October.
  • New insight into lethal fungus infection in wildlife 21 May 2015 The introduction of a lethal fungus infection that could threaten the UK's amphibian populations has not been caused by exposure to infected colonies of African clawed frogs, according to new research from the Universities of Bristol and Portsmouth.
  • Bristol dementia researchers in call for more volunteers 20 May 2015 On International Clinical Trials Day [Wednesday 20 May], researchers in the South West are urging more people in the region to consider volunteering for dementia studies. Many pioneering studies into the devastating condition are underway in the region, but efforts can be hampered if researchers can’t find people willing to take part.
  • Puppy power proves popular as students lower stress levels and raise £1,300 20 May 2015 A ‘puppy room’ held at the University of Bristol to help students cope with exam stress has been a resounding success, with over 600 students indulging in some puppy love and raising over £1,300 for Guide Dogs.
  • Men experiencing or perpetrating domestic violence linked with two to three-fold increase in mental health problems 20 May 2015 Men visiting their GP with symptoms of anxiety or depression are more likely to have experienced or carried out some form of behaviour linked to domestic violence and abuse, according to a new University of Bristol study. Researchers say the findings highlight the need for GPs to ask male patients with mental health problems about domestic abuse.

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