Student health high on the agenda7 July 2014The University hosted a major conference on student health last week, featuring talks by leading academics and health professionals and attracting over 100 delegates from around the UK and abroad.
Redrawing the Parliamentary map7 July 2014A report on the UK rules for Parliamentary constituency distributions by Professor Ron Johnston of Bristol's School of Geographical Sciences, and colleagues David Rossiter and Charles Pattie, was launched at the Houses of Parliament this week.
Largest UK poverty study calls on government to tackle rising deprivation19 June 2014The percentage of households who fall below society’s minimum standard of living has increased from 14 per cent to 33 per cent over the last 30 years, despite the size of the economy doubling. This is one of the stark findings from the largest study of poverty and deprivation ever conducted in the UK.
Bristol landmark illuminates global cause9 June 2014The Wills Memorial Building will be lit up with the words #TIMETOACT on Monday [9 June] as part of a major international campaign to end sexual violence in conflict.
Keeping active pays off even in your 70s and 80s29 May 2014Older people who undertake at least 25 minutes of moderate or vigorous exercise everyday need fewer prescriptions and are less likely to be admitted to hospital in an emergency, new research has revealed.
Grammar schools helped to create a more unequal society, research suggests29 May 2014Researchers have reached this conclusion after analysing the pay of more than 2,500 people born between 1961 and 1983. They found a much bigger gap between the wages of the highest and lowest paid individuals born in areas with a selective education system than they did in similar local authorities that had introduced comprehensive schools.
Bristol hosts nuclear governance workshop23 May 2014The University’s Global Insecurities Centre (GIC) recently hosted an international Strategic Research Initiative workshop on national and international nuclear governance, the proceedings of which set up a new research agenda for the social sciences.
Opportunity to teach law at the University of the Gambia8 May 2014The Human Rights Implementation Centre of the University of Bristol (HRIC) has had a collaborative relationship with the Faculty of Law at the University of Gambia (UTG) since 2011 in order to help build its capacity. Each year the HRIC has ‘sponsored’ a postgraduate student of the University of Bristol Law School to teach law at the UTG for an academic year. The UTG has been extremely appreciative of this capacity building partnership and the HRIC remains committed to assisting the Faculty to develop and strengthen.
Listen to the European Parliament elections 2014 debate6 May 2014The European Parliament election is scheduled to take place on 22 May 2014 and the University of Bristol hosted a political debate between the first candidates from each of the five most voted parties in the 2009 European Parliamentary elections: the Conservatives, Green, Labour, Liberal and UKIP parties. The discussion touched upon key issues of interest to the UK as part of the EU such as its future role in the EU, the free movement of citizens and the environment.
Why Bristol voters should care about European elections23 April 2014Only one in three of us are expected to bother voting in the European elections on Thursday, May 22. Yet the European Parliament has powers which have grown extensively over the years and affect many aspects of our daily lives.
Policy briefing: The Quipu project - Participatory story-telling can help rebuild community in post-authoritarian societies1 April 2014In the 1990s, the Peruvian government introduced a National Population Programme that promised to provide all Peruvian women with modern reproductive healthcare and birth control. However, the programme quickly became abusive when doctors were told they had to perform a target number of sterilisations each year. More than 300,000 women and 20,000 men were sterilised without their consent in often unhygienic, overcrowded conditions, and at least fifteen women died as a direct result.