Material advantages increasing for better-educated mothers and their children1 August 2007New research from the University of Bristol shows that the experiences of work and family life for women in the UK have become increasing polarised between those with further education and those without, and that, over time, the material advantages of better-educated mothers, for themselves and for their children, has been increasing.
Students' big giveaway30 July 2007Students and staff from the University of Bristol have set up a successful new project aimed at helping vulnerable members of the local community. The first ‘Big Give’ halls collection took place last month and has helped benefit 16 different charities.
New Mars lander about to launch26 July 2007NASA’s new Phoenix lander is due to launch for Mars next week where it will probe the arctic landscape searching for conditions favourable for past or present life.
Do cigarettes help smokers cope with stress?25 July 2007Many smokers excuse their habit by claiming that smoking relieves their feelings of stress. In fact, the stress they feel may just be one of the short-term symptoms of withdrawal, if they haven't smoked for a while.
Bristol bucks the trend for learning modern languages25 July 2007Undergraduate applications to study modern languages at the University of Bristol in 2007-08 are up 21% on 2006-07, with over 2,000 applications for just over 200 places, well above the 14% increase in applications to the University as a whole.
Emancipation, Liberation, Freedom25 July 2007The 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade in the British Empire is the inspiration for a gathering of more than 300 Romantic Studies experts from around the world in Bristol this week.
Gifted pupils get tips from the top23 July 2007Over a hundred gifted youngsters from the top five per cent of pupils aged 11-16 will be coming to Bristol University this week to take part in a range of activities at the prestigious NAGTY Summer School.
Defining healthy minimum income needs for older people19 July 2007Minimum income needs for older people are almost 50 per cent greater than the UK state pension, according to a new report by researchers at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the University of Bristol, published today in the International Journal of Epidemiology.
Inequality at 40-year high19 July 2007A new way of comparing poverty and wealth trends across Britain shows inequality has reached levels not seen for over 40 years. This is according to a report released by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, conducted by researchers from the universities of Bristol, London and Sheffield.
What Pompeii means today18 July 2007The victims of the Pompeii disaster have provided unusual inspiration for almost three hundred schoolchildren as part of an ongoing research project at Bristol University.
Jazz in the tropics16 July 2007Bristol University’s Botanic Garden will officially open its Tropical Zone glasshouse on Saturday 28 July. To celebrate the occasion, the garden will he holding a Summer Jazz Evening.
Honorary degrees awarded today [Monday 16 July]16 July 2007Bristol University is awarding honorary degrees to Mr Pasquale Pistorio and Lord Sainsbury of Turville at today’s degree ceremonies in the Wills Memorial Building [Monday 16 July].
Listen … and have your say10 July 2007Telephone Services is planning to introduce a new internal directory enquiry service and is looking for volunteers to trial the new system.
Honorary degrees at Bristol10 July 2007Bristol University is awarding 12 Honorary Degrees at ceremonies to be held in the Wills Memorial Building in July 2007.
Foundation degree first9 July 2007In a unique development, the University of Bristol is joining forces with City of Bristol College to offer people in employment the opportunity to take a foundation degree in counselling.
Earthquake challenge for young engineers9 July 2007Pupils from a local school together with a school from Slovakia will put their engineering skills to the test at the University of Bristol's Earthquake Engineering Research Centre (EERC) this Thursday [July 12].
Vet School seeks go-ahead for new farm5 July 2007Bristol University’s School of Veterinary Sciences is planning to build a new dairy farm on the A368 Bath Road. It is consulting local residents about its plans on July 5.
Positive role models make a difference, research shows5 July 2007‘Macho, bullying and unfriendly workplace cultures’ are a common experience of ethnic minority women in the UK labour market and workplace, according to a major new study published today, yet good management and positive role models make a difference.
Defining the British World4 July 2007Bristol will become the centre of the British World next week when the University of Bristol, UWE and the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum (BECM) host an international conference, 'Defining the British World' [11-14 July].
One in four Britons have mental health problems4 July 2007The Mind: A User’s Guide, edited by Dr Raj Persaud, provides easy-to-understand information designed to help the one-in-four people in the UK who suffer from some form of mental problem during their lives and those who care for them.