March e-learning workshops for staff21 February 2008A summary of March workshops for staff, run by the Education Support Unit, to encourage the use of technology in learning, teaching and assessment at Bristol.
Harry Patch, 109, WWI veteran, lights up city's skyline21 February 2008Harry Patch, a 109-year-old veteran of the Great War and a member of the workforce which constructed Bristol University’s Wills Memorial Building in 1920s, switched on the new Wills Tower floodlights at a special ceremony held last night [20 February] to celebrate the completion of the tower restoration project.
How to be a high flyer20 February 2008The University of Bristol Language Centre has been selected by CILT, the National Centre for Languages to take part in a project funded by the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) to design and deliver an innovative new language-learning programme. Entitled ‘Gateways into the Professions’, the project connects students with employers and professional bodies while they are still at university.
Honorary degrees awarded [Wednesday 20 February]20 February 2008Bristol University is awarding honorary degrees to Mr Alastair Stewart and The Right Honourable The Lord Hunt of Wirral at today’s degree ceremonies in the Wills Memorial Building [Wednesday 20 February].
Honorary degrees awarded [Tuesday 19 February]19 February 2008Bristol University is awarding honorary degrees to Dr Clifford Cocks and Mr Tim Pigott-Smith at today’s degree ceremonies in the Wills Memorial Building [Tuesday 19 February].
Physiology professor takes up ski challenge15 February 2008Professor Dave Bates from the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology is to attempt to ski from Chamonix in France to Zermatt in Switzerland in April to raise money for some of the charities that have supported his research over the past ten years.
Getting the basics clear14 February 2008The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Eric Thomas, on revisiting the University Plan - starting with its Mission, Vision and Values.
Earth Sciences academics honoured14 February 2008Two more members of the Department of Earth Sciences are to receive notable awards, hard on the heels of Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Eglinton FRS.
Guy Medal for Dr Fiona Steele14 February 2008Dr Fiona Steele, Reader in Social Statistics at the Centre for Multilevel Modelling, is to be awarded the Guy Medal in Bronze from the Royal Statistical Society.
Engineering student wins investment prize14 February 2008Alex Edge, an undergraduate in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, has won the monthly ifs Uni Investor Challenge Prize for the impressive performance of his investment portfolio.
Student names two new meat-eating dinosaurs14 February 2008The remains of two new 110-million-year-old carnivorous dinosaurs have been named by a student from Bristol University and his former professor from fossils dug up in the Sahara Desert.
Bristol professor wins $1million prize13 February 2008A Bristol University professor has won a prestigious international award worth US$1 million in recognition of his outstanding achievement in the field of organic geochemistry.
Evolving complexity out of 'junk DNA'11 February 2008‘Junk DNA’ could hold the secret of the evolutionary origin of complex animals, according to new research from Dartmouth College (NH, USA) and the University of Bristol (UK).
Bristol scientists reach out to help primary schools in Turkey11 February 2008A group of Turkish education experts will be visiting primary schools in the region this week [11 to 15 February] to gather information about Bristol University’s science engagement activities. It is hoped that the fact-finding exercise will help them develop their own outreach programmes to take back and employ in primary schools in rural parts of Turkey.
Funding boost for research into epilepsy and hearing loss8 February 2008Two research projects at the University of Bristol have been awarded over £600,000 in total, to help provide greater understanding of epilepsy, the most common serious primary brain disorder in the UK with treatment costs estimated at around £2.5 billion per year, and hearing loss, a condition which affects one in seven people in the UK.
Double-jointed teenagers in new chronic pain research7 February 2008Teenagers in Bristol are to take part in a major new research project aimed at finding out if children who are double-jointed are at increased risk of developing joint and muscle pain during adolescence.
Welfare concerns for broiler chickens6 February 2008The huge increase in growth rates of broiler chickens means more than a quarter of these intensively-reared birds have difficulty walking, according to a comprehensive survey carried out by the University of Bristol.
University springs into action2 February 2008Over 100 trampolinists will be springing into action this weekend at Bristol University as it hosts the southern qualifying round of the BUSA (British Universities Sports Association) Trampolining Championships.
Professor David Nutt and Dr Ben Sessa on Horizon1 February 2008Professor David Nutt, head of the Psychopharmacology Unit at the University of Bristol, and Dr Ben Sessa will feature on the BBC2 science programme, Horizon, on Tuesday 5 February.
£650,000 for Penguin Archive project31 January 2008A wealth of material relating to the remarkable history of Penguin Books, housed in Bristol University Library’s Special Collections, will be studied and catalogued on-line thanks to a £650,000 grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
Fed up with cowboy builders?31 January 2008An innovative company, based at Bristol University, has just received a major cash injection from some of the UK's top investors. Buildersite.co.uk, a cross between eBay and a dating agency, is a new website that matches householders and tradespeople for construction and home-improvement jobs.
Where in the world30 January 2008New research from the University of Bristol shows for the first time that global positioning systems technology (GPS) can be used to help children as young as three to find their way around.
£5 million to improve the nation's health29 January 2008A collaboration between the Universities of Bristol, Cardiff and Swansea has been awarded £5 million by the UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) to establish a Centre of Excellence for research into public health.
Bristol to remember Holocaust victims27 January 2008The University of Bristol will hold a Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony this Monday 28 January. The ceremony, to mark the anniversary of the liberation of the extermination and concentration camps, will commemorate the victims and survivors of one of the worst acts of inhumanity and genocide committed in modern history.
Marc Moore in debate on securities regulation25 January 2008Dr Marc Moore, City Solicitors Educational Trust Lecturer in the School of Law, argues in today’s Financial Times (25 January) against tighter contols in respect of non-core securities law matters.
Find Japan at Bristol25 January 2008The Centre for East Asian Studies is holding an all-day event on Friday 7 March looking at aspects of Japanese culture.
Could you help save a life?25 January 2008A bone marrow transplant is often the only way of improving the chances of survival for people with diseases such as leukaemia where the bone marrow is no longer functioning correctly, thus affecting the blood and immune system.