PolicyBristol Support Scheme 2018-19: second round of funding launched 21 September 2018 PolicyBristol is delighted to announce the next call for applications for our 2018-19 Support Scheme. The Support Scheme helps University of Bristol academics engage in activities that enhance the policy impact of their research. It provides funding to support dissemination and relationship-building activities with policy-making stakeholders.
- Opportunity for University of Bristol academics to work with Welsh Assembly 16 October 2018 The National Assembly for Wales' Research Service is looking for academics at a senior (post-PhD) career level to spend time working with the Research Service on a specific project, of mutual benefit to the academic and to the National Assembly for Wales.
- University of Bristol first in UK to launch ‘Science of Happiness’ course 10 October 2018 The University of Bristol has become the first UK university to launch a ‘Science of Happiness’ course, designed to teach students a set of science-based strategies for living a more fulfilling life.
- Bristol University's Centre for Nanoscience and Quantum Information hosts Bristol North West MP Darren Jones 9 October 2018 Last Friday, Bristol University hosted Bristol North West MP Darren Jones for an afternoon of all things quantum.
- Day-time naps help us acquire information not consciously perceived, study finds 5 October 2018 The age-old adage "I'll sleep on it" has proven to be scientifically sound advice, according to a new study which measured changes in people's brain activity and responses before and after a nap. The findings, published in the Journal of Sleep Research, support the advice which suggests that a period of sleep may help weighing up pros and cons or gain insight before making a challenging decision.
- PolicyBristol Support Scheme 2018-19: second round of funding launched 21 September 2018 PolicyBristol is delighted to announce the next call for applications for our 2018-19 Support Scheme. The Support Scheme helps University of Bristol academics engage in activities that enhance the policy impact of their research. It provides funding to support dissemination and relationship-building activities with policy-making stakeholders.
- New research could reduce primate electrocutions and help conservation strategies 5 September 2018 New research has mapped and analysed the incidence of primate electrocutions in Diani, Kenya to identify hotspot areas that should be prioritised to reduce the risk of electric shock. The study could also inform conservation strategies in other parts of the world where primate electrocutions are common. Electrocution threatens a wide range of primate species across the world and the hazard could become more widespread as species are increasingly restricted to human-dominated landscapes.
- Immigrant pupils more likely to think school can help them succeed than UK-born peers 30 August 2018 Pupils who have immigrated to the UK have a significantly more positive attitude towards school than their peers whose parents were born here, new research has revealed.
- Older adults who get physical can lower their heart disease risk 13 August 2018 Adults in their early 60s, who spend less time sitting and more time engaged in light to vigorous physical activity, benefit with healthier levels of heart and vessel disease markers, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, and the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
- Policy Internships Scheme 8 August 2018 The Policy Internships Scheme provides the opportunity for PhD students funded by the research councils of UK Research and Innovation to work for three months in one of a selected group of highly influential policy organisations.
- Bans on gluten-free prescribing save the NHS money in the short-term but the impact on patients is unclear 2 August 2018 Full or partial bans on GPs prescribing gluten-free (GF) foods to people with coeliac disease save the NHS money in the short-term. But the impact on patients, especially those from deprived areas, is unknown, NIHR-funded researchers at the University of Bristol have warned.