Management as consultancy: new book published19 February 2015Managers are taking on the role of consultants and threatening the future of management consultancy. Management consultancy is a multi-billion dollar industry, yet recent research shows that its future may be threatened by an increasing trend of managers adopting consultancy practices as their own.
Learning to speak English? Making yourself understood isn’t all about the accent16 December 2014Being able to communicate effectively in a foreign language is a challenge faced by many of us. If you’re a newcomer to a country, conveying a message in a language that is not your mother tongue is often necessary to access vital services, perform well on the job, achieve good grades and integrate into society. But it’s possible that speakers of different native languages face different challenges in making themselves easily understood.
Festival of Economics 201417 November 2014In the third Festival of Economics, programmed by Diane Coyle, Enlightenment Economics, economists and other experts from around the UK will be debating with each other – and their audiences – some of the key economic questions of our time. Apart for the Mayor’s lecture, all Festival of Economics events take place in At-Bristol.
@Bristol Brains Night11 November 2014At-Bristol opened its doors after hours for a special "Brains" evening. Visitors were offered the chance to take part in sheep brain dissections, watch brain cookery demos and much more.
New book by school honorary scholars11 November 2014The past decade has seen increased interest in, and attention to, the place of Gypsies, Roma, and Travellers (GRT) in both political and media circles, but the problems they face nonetheless remain relatively unknown.
Evaluation of Gloucestershire DVSAP trafficking and grooming project published6 November 2014Researchers Dr Emma Williamson and Dr Natasha Mulvihill at the Centre for Gender and Violence Studies, University of Bristol have delivered an evaluation of the Trafficking and Grooming (T&G) Project in Gloucestershire that finds the project has delivered reduced child sexual exploitation risks for two thirds of individuals supported.
Preventing and combating violence against women6 November 2014Professor Marianne Hester, of the Centre for Gender and Violence Research, recently prepared publications for the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence - also known as the Istanbul Convention.
Policy briefing: Care homes need urgent review4 November 2014The Policy Briefing: Care homes need urgent review by Dr. Helen Manchester, University of Bristol and Dr. Liz Lloyd, University of Bristol discusses how we can improve the quality of life of older people in care homes.
Everyday Maths project feeds into Adult Literacy and Numeracy Report23 September 2014On UN International Literacy Day (8 September), the Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Select Committee published a report recommending the Government launch a high-profile campaign to tackle the alarmingly low levels of adult literacy and numeracy in England.
Improving the health and wellbeing of young Bristolians23 September 2014A new project to improve the health of children across Bristol gets underway this month as experts from across the city join forces to tackle the inequalities faced by 20,000 youngsters living in poverty.