Industry expert appointed as new visiting professor19 February 2003The issue of sustainable development will be given a new emphasis in Bristol University's undergraduate courses, following the appointment of a Visiting Professor in Engineering Design for Sustainable Development.
'Modernising government': new research from the CMPO27 January 2003The Centre for Market and Public Organisation (CMPO) at the University of Bristol conducts research on the theme of 'modernising government', including welfare reform, public sector delivery and competition in the provision of health care and education.
Long waiting lists do not reflect a general failure of the NHS24 January 2003Despite widespread political and media attention about long waiting lists, a study in this week's British Medical Journal finds that in most instances, substantial numbers of patients waiting longer than six months for elective surgery are restricted to a small number of hospitals.
New study to reveal night life of parents and babies15 January 2003A major research project aimed at understanding more about how parents and their babies interact at night has been launched by the University of Bristol and the United Bristol Healthcare NHS Trust.
University opens its doors for tours15 January 2003A state-of-the-art sports centre, a cutting-edge laboratory building, a 600-year- old oak tree and a fairytale grotto are just some of the sights in store this Spring as part of a new series of Bristol University tours.
Humans in Harmony3 March 2003A second-year medical student at Bristol University is organising a concert to raise funds for Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) and UNICEF at Clifton Cathedral on March 15th.
Earthquake challenge for young engineers6 March 2003Pupils from local schools will put their engineering skills to the test in an exciting challenge run by At-Bristol and the University of Bristol's Earthquake Engineering Research Centre (EERC) as part of National Science Week 2003, on March 10 and 11.
Admissions policy4 March 2003Statement from the University of Bristol issued in response to allegations from the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference and the Girls' School Association.
Study explores women's views on family life10 March 2003Over half of young women in Bristol see the ideal family situation as one where mothers either work part-time or not at all, according to new research from the University of Bristol funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.
Meningitis: a cold reminder8 January 2003The national charity, Spencer Dayman Meningitis Laboratories, together with many families that have been touched by meningitis and septicaemia, today launched a 'Meningitis Awareness Fridge Magnet' aimed at the student population across the UK's Universities.
Student faces Sand Marathon challenge13 March 2003A fourth year medical student has been training for the past two years to take part in this year's Marathon de Sables, the 'toughest race in the world'.
University chiefs head for Bristol20 March 2003Three hundred university leaders from 45 European countries will gather in Bristol on March 28 and 29 for a major conference focusing on the future of research and the links between research and higher education across Europe.
£90,000 awarded to diabetes research18 March 2003Almost £90,000 has been awarded to Bristol University by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) to fund a study that will support JDRF's ultimate goal - a cure for type 1 diabetes.
An evening of evolution21 March 2003On Thursday March 27, academics from the University of Bristol will illustrate evolutionary aspects of their research in a public symposium at the Comparative Morphology Centre on Southwell Street, Bristol.
Schools tackle chemistry challenge26 March 200372 students from 18 schools in the South West will enjoy a fun-filled day of chemistry at the Salters' Festival of Chemistry to be held at the university on Monday, March 31.
Scientific encounters for city kids2 April 2003Science will come to life for 60 youngsters from inner-city primary schools in Bristol thanks to an action-packed day at Clifton College.
Poor air quality in Bristol linked to deaths in over-65s2 April 2003Air pollution is continuing to have an adverse impact on health, particularly in the over-65 age group, a recent study from the University of Bristol shows. The study identified a clear relationship between daily levels of pollutants and daily death rates in the Bristol area between 1996 and 1999, despite improvements in air quality in Britain over the past few decades.
Massive 'concrete pour' at BLADE3 April 2003A massive 'concrete pour' took place at Bristol University to form the floor of the new £17m building being built to house the Bristol Laboratory of Advanced Dynamic Engineering (BLADE).
Weston schools experience hands-on science7 April 2003Children from schools in Weston-super-Mare will get the opportunity to meet a 200 million year old dinosaur, handle geological specimens and sample liquid-nitrogen ice-cream as part of two science activity days at Bristol University.
Focus on Eleanor9 April 2003One of feudal Europe's most colourful characters will be the focus of a public lecture, Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Media: the Making of a Reputation, to be given by Dr Richard Barber today.
Are children really couch potatoes these days?29 January 2003Many adults believe that modern children spend too much time glued to television and computer screens when they should be out climbing trees - but is this really true? The Children of the 90s are going to help researchers find out!
Meet the team behind Children of the 90s7 February 2003The Children of the 90s project is a Bristol success story - and you are invited to meet the people behind it a special exhibition on Friday 14 February, between 10am and 3pm, at the University of Bristol's Wills Memorial Building.
Dance the night away with SCA17 February 2003Over 100 Bristol senior citizens will be putting on their dancing shoes for Bristol University's Student Community Action (SCA) Annual Dinner Dance tomorrow [Wednesday, February 19].
Students sleep out for the homeless17 February 2003Issues of homelessness will be highlighted during this year's Student Community Action (SCA) week at the University of Bristol with a sponsored sleep-out by students on Thursday February 20.
Business plan shortlist announced28 February 2003The University of Bristol has announced this year's finalists for its annual Business Plan Competition, designed to inspire new technology-based business ideas and entrepreneurial talent in the region.
One World Day17 March 2003The University of Bristol's overseas students will be offering a fascinating insight into life in their home countries as part of the Students' Union's annual 'One World Day' on Tuesday March 18th, in the Anson Rooms, Bristol University Students' Union from 7.30pm.