University celebrates sustainability at the 2017 Green Impact Awards23 June 2017Sustainability activity at the University of Bristol was recognised this week at the 2017 Green Impact Awards. Professor Judith Squires, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education and Students, presented 41 awards to 30 teams, celebrating their efforts to improve sustainability during the past year.
Cracking the mystery of avian egg shape22 June 2017A team of international scientists – including an archaeologist from the University of Bristol – have cracked the mystery of why bird eggs are shaped the way they are.
Students use world-class space facilities to design their own volcano monitoring satellite21 June 2017A team of students and staff from the University of Bristol are designing a volcano monitoring satellite as part of the University's satellite programme. The group of 17 students and academics have been given unique access to the Concurrent Design Facility at the Science and Technology Facilities Council's (STFC) RAL Space, to design the University's first CubeSat.
Bristol engineers receive Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Awards19 June 2017Three University of Bristol engineers are the recipients of Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Awards. Professor Bruce Drinkwater from the Department of Mechanical Engineering received his award this year and Professor Dimitra Simeonidou from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Professor Paul Weaver from the Department of Aerospace Engineering were the recipients of the award in 2016.
Queen’s birthday honour for Bristol professors17 June 2017Professor Debbie Lawlor and Professor Richard Taylor at the University of Bristol have both received awards in the Queen’s Birthday Honours which recognises the achievements of a wide range of extraordinary people across the UK.
Epigenetics could help diagnose different types of cleft14 June 2017Cleft lip and/or palate are common birth defects and affect around 15 in every 10,000 births in Europe. New research by the University of Bristol from the largest study of cleft lip and/or palate in the world, the Cleft Collective, has found epigenetics could help diagnose different types of cleft.
New trial for prosthetic hip joint infection13 June 2017The first ever randomised trial to investigate why some patients develop infections after their hip or knee replacement surgery, and which type of surgical revision treatment is best is being run by the University of Bristol and members of the public are being asked to consider taking part.
Do your teeth need an MOT?13 June 2017Do your teeth need some routine dental treatment? Student dentists, therapists and hygienists from the University of Bristol’s School of Oral and Dental Sciences are offering dental treatment for members of the public who do not have a dentist.
Elizabeth Blackwell Institute appoints new Director12 June 2017Professor Rachael Gooberman-Hill has been appointed to Director of the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research at the University of Bristol and will take up the role on 1 August 2017.
Student team win Airbus drone challenge9 June 2017Students from the University of Bristol built and flew drones in a two day challenge called “Drone Dash 1”, sponsored by the Airbus Global University Partnership Programme this week.
Study finds link between teen cannabis use and other illicit drug taking in early adulthood8 June 2017Researchers from the University of Bristol have found regular and occasional cannabis use as a teen is associated with a greater risk of other illicit drug taking in early adulthood. The study by Bristol’s Population Health Science Institute, published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, also found cannabis use was associated with harmful drinking and smoking.
2017 Bristol Teaching Award winners announced7 June 2017The winners of the 2017 Bristol Teaching Awards, a joint venture between the University and Bristol SU, were announced at an Awards dinner, hosted by the Vice-Chancellor in the Great Hall of the Wills Memorial Building on Tuesday 6 June.
Helen Dunmore, 1952-20177 June 2017Helen Dunmore, an award-winning poet, novelist and children’s writer who taught at Bristol, died earlier this month.
A beautiful hybrid: Quantum computer art7 June 2017Artists and scientists from the University of Bristol and the Royal College of Art have joined forces to blend two very different disciplines and create the beautiful fusion that is quantum computer art.
Mother's personality can affect child's mental health6 June 2017Scientists have looked at over 8,000 parents and children in Children of the 90s and found that the children of women with personality traits associated with emotional and relationship difficulties were at greater risk of depression, anxiety and self-harm in their late teens than their peers.