Featured stories: the impact of our research
- Reducing damaging vibrations in helicopter rotors 18 November 2015 An award-winning partnership with Helitune has delivered new technology and jobs by solving a long-standing engineering problem.
- Raising school attainment and informing parent choice 13 November 2015 When control over education in Wales was passed to the Welsh Government in 2000, one of its first acts was to abolish school league tables. This reform provided an opportunity to decisively test that such information is important to school performance.
- Street-play model copied nationwide 12 November 2015 Bristol has more street-play schemes than any other city in the UK, due in part to University research.
- Increasing active travel to school 12 November 2015 Research proving that walking or cycling to school results in health benefits has informed national and international policy.
- Policy changes improve education standards for minority groups 12 November 2015 The school performance of students from black and ethnic minority backgrounds has improved thanks to policies, programmes and practices shaped by research from the University of Bristol.
- Making professional bodies more professional 12 November 2015 New governance structures and professional development practices improve strategic decision-making, professional competence and services in professional bodies across the UK.
- Changing attitudes towards British Muslims 6 November 2015 For over 25 years, Professor Tariq Modood has influenced public, political, academic and media discourse, promoting deeper understanding of multiculturalism and steering improvements in standards of equality.
- Focusing healthcare competition on quality not price 6 November 2015 Bristol research leads to hospitals competing on quality, not price for elective care, raising quality for patients without increasing resource use.
- Catching up with corporate bribery 6 November 2015 Bristol research means that the onus is now on commercial organisations to show that they have adequate anti-bribery procedures in place.
- Gold standard for measuring child poverty 6 November 2015 UNICEF is among several key organizations to adopt the scientific estimates of child poverty developed at Bristol’s Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research.
About our impact stories
Research at the University of Bristol contributes to the University's international reputation, it informs our teaching and it is the basis of our economic and societal role in the region and of our collaborations across the world.
The stories here celebrate the range and depth of this research undertaken at the University and how it impacts on society, on a local, national and international level.
These stories reflect our sustained and evolving research activity, focusing on key projects that are currently active or have recently been completed from each of the University .