The past fortnight's news from schools around the University

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today

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Diagnosed autism linked to maternal grandmother’s smoking in pregnancy Scientists from the University of Bristol have looked at all 14,500 participants in Children of the 90s and found that if a girl’s maternal grandmother smoked during pregnancy, the girl is 67 per cent more likely to display certain traits linked to autism, such as poor social communication skills and repetitive behaviours.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Engineering news
EPSRC-GCRF Announcement PREPARE (Enhancing PREParedness for East African Countries through Seismic Resilience Engineering) is a 3-year Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)-Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) project between May 2017 and April 2020 (total award value of £1.38M). It tackles the global challenge of improving the earthquake disaster preparedness for East African countries by developing integrated earthquake impact assessment tools in close partnerships with local governmental and aca
Works in progress Work on the extension of the Queen's Building continues as new labs take shape. The extension is part of the Engineering Growth Project and is a £15 million investment into teaching and the student experience.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Health Sciences
Diagnosed autism linked to maternal grandmother’s smoking in pregnancy Scientists from the University of Bristol have looked at all 14,500 participants in Children of the 90s and found that if a girl’s maternal grandmother smoked during pregnancy, the girl is 67 per cent more likely to display certain traits linked to autism, such as poor social communication skills and repetitive behaviours.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Chemistry news
Organic & Biological Section Syngenta Poster Competition 2017 prize winners Congratulations to Siying Zhong, who won 1st prize, Romain Costil and Kate Porter Goff, who won the runner-up prizes, and Victoria Levario Diaz, who won the participant prize
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Geographical Sciences news
Geographers join the 'March for Science' Geographers were out in force last weekend (22nd April 2017) to attend the March for Science.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Clinical Research and Imaging Centre news

yesterday

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
New design tool to enable global roaming smart phones Wireless communications is a technology that is used every day. Across society, there is a move away from using the internet on desktop computers and towards smartphones, tablets and laptops. Engineers at the University of Bristol have developed a novel radio frequency (RF) design tool that will speed up the design of tuneable wireless devices and will enable smartphones to roam internationally.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Bristol climbs Complete University Guide 2018 league table The University of Bristol has been ranked 17th in the Complete University Guide – a rise of seven places this year.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Biomedical Sciences
University of Bristol climbs Complete University Guide 2018 league table The University of Bristol has been ranked 17th in the Complete University Guide – a rise of seven places this year.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
Professor Ford QC delivers sold out exam revision lecture on ‘Advocacy in the Supreme Court’ On 24th April, the Law School in conjunction with the UBLC and Bar Soc hosted a lecture by Professor Michael Ford QC, on his advocacy in the recent Supreme Court case of R (Unison). The turnout at the event was exceptional, filling the Reception Room to capacity with over 200 students in attendance.
Law school celebrates continued rise up the rankings This week the 2017 Complete University Guide saw University of Bristol Law School cement its position as a top 10 UK law school.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Humanities news
Technology Enhanced Learning blog
Peermark assignment creation problems There are currently problems with the Peermark service meaning assignments cannot be created.  The service provider are aware of this error and are working towards a solution, hopefully within the next couple of days. We will keep the blog updated with any news. Apologies for any inconvenience    
Turnitin is working normally again The Turnitin service has now been restored, apologies for any inconvenience caused.  
Turnitin and TurnitinUK are currently experiencing a service disruption Turnitin and TurnitinUK are currently experiencing a service disruption which means that the service is unavailable for use.  We will update this blog with any further information about the downtime and sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.    

two days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
University of Bristol welcomes secure funding for EU students University of Bristol Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Hugh Brady, has welcomed the announcement that EU students applying to start courses at English universities in the 2018-19 academic year will remain eligible for financial support.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Bristol welcomes secure funding for EU students University of Bristol Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Hugh Brady, has welcomed the announcement that EU students applying to start courses at English universities in the 2018-19 academic year will remain eligible for financial support.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Biomedical Sciences
University of Bristol welcomes secure funding for EU students University of Bristol Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Hugh Brady, has welcomed the announcement that EU students applying to start courses at English universities in the 2018-19 academic year will remain eligible for financial support.
GPs needed to teach tomorrow’s doctors – new campaign launched The University of Bristol is involved in teaching the next generation of doctors and has launched today [25 April] a new campaign to get practising GPs to ‘step up and teach’.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Geographical Sciences news
Greenhouse gas removal in the land sector – addressing the gaps A University of Bristol academic will lead one of seven topic-specific projects announced yesterday by NERC as part of a £8.6million research programme which will investigate ways to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere to counteract global warming.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Experimental Psychology News
Bristol Marches For Science On Saturday, April 22 thousands of Bristol supporters of science – from students, to famous names from science and television - will take to the streets to add their weight to a worldwide movement of marches taking place in celebration of the vital role scientific evidence plays in everyday life.

three days ago

IT Services University of Bristol - IT Services news
IT survey shows increased student satisfaction Student satisfaction with IT at the University has increased significantly over the last two years, according to results from the 2016 Student IT Survey: 81% of undergraduates rated IT positively 26% increase in research postgraduate student satisfaction since 2014 The survey asked students about their overall satisfaction with IT at Bristol, their device ownership and usage, and ratings for individual services and how important they are.  Results show that taught and research students are ver
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Chemistry news
Woolfson group paper featured on the cover of Nature Chemistry Congratulations to Dek Woolfson's Group for their research entitled "A monodisperse transmembrane α-helical peptide barrel" which was featured on the cover of Nature Chemistry

six days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Greenhouse gas removal in the land sector – addressing the gaps A University of Bristol academic will lead one of seven topic-specific projects announced yesterday by NERC as part of a £8.6million research programme which will investigate ways to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere to counteract global warming.
£1.7million investment for Bristol cereal genomics group The University of Bristol has been awarded £1.7 million by the UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) as part of a major investment in the UK’s bioeconomy totalling £77.9 million.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Chemistry news
Enantioselective carbohydrate receptors published in Chemical Science Receptors showing chiral selectivity have been designed and synthesised by the Tony Davis group
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies news

seven days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
Professor Phil Syrpis to work with House of Commons Library to help brief MPs on Brexit As part of a knowledge exchange fellowship, Professor Syrpis will provide expertise in EU Law to contribute to the work of the House of Commons Library and relevant Select Committees.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Department of English news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Physics news
The CDT-CMP in New Orleans CDT-CMP students present talks at APS meeting

eight days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
Visiting local schools opens up learning opportunities for law students Undergraduates studying Law have been visiting local inner-city schools, introducing Year 9 and Year 10 students to the concept of human rights. Here, student Chelsea Abraham, discusses what being involved has meant to her.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Chemistry news
Banned industrial solvent sheds new light on methane mystery Congratulations to Dr Matt Rigby and colleagues for their paper entitled "The role of atmospheric oxidation in recent methane growth" which was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies news
Technology Enhanced Learning blog
Blackboard service now available again Blackboard was unavailable between approximately 15:30 and 16:40 on the 19 April.  It Services have now restored the service and will monitor performance. Apologies once again for the inconvenience.
Blackboard service currently unreliable Access to Blackboard is currently unreliable, with users receiving the “Blackboard is unavailable” message. IT Services are investigating the cause of this, and we will post updates here as we have them. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

nine days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Engineering news
ACCIS CDT Conference 2017 6th Annual Conference of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Composites for Innovation and Science

ten days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Banned industrial solvent sheds new light on methane mystery Since 2007, scientists have been searching to find the cause of a sudden and unexpected global rise in atmospheric methane, a potent greenhouse gas, following almost a decade in which concentrations had stayed relatively constant.

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