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COVID-19 update: Academic Year 2020/21 28 May 2020 The University of Bristol intends to open to students at all levels for the 2020/21 academic year and we look forward to welcoming both our new students and our returning students from the start of the autumn term.
- University of Bristol students launch international charity scheme 5 August 2020 A scheme set up by five University of Bristol undergraduates has begun to support charities across the globe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- UK-Irish collaboration awarded £1.6 million to uncover the secrets of quantum thermodynamics 4 August 2020 The QuamNESS consortium unites researchers in University of Bristol, Queens University of Belfast and Trinity College Dublin with the support of a grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and Science Foundation Ireland (EPSRC-SFI) to explore the thermodynamics of quantum machines and technologies.
- BILT Academic Fellow Dr Norman named National Teaching Fellow 4 August 2020 Dr James Norman, Associate Professor in Sustainable Design, has been named a National Teaching Fellow by Advance HE.
- How human sperm really swim: research challenges centuries-old assumption 31 July 2020 A breakthrough in fertility science by researchers from Bristol and Mexico has shattered the universally accepted view of how sperm ‘swim’.
- Bristol working with the Office for National Statistics to aid local UN Sustainable Development Goal data reporting across the UK 30 July 2020 Organisations are working together to help UK local authorities monitor progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
- SETsquared Bristol re-launches Breakthrough Bursary to make tech more inclusive 30 July 2020 SETsquared Bristol, the University of Bristol-led technology incubator, is re-launching its Breakthrough Bursary for BAME entrepreneurs in a bid to further promote inclusion and equal opportunities in tech.
- CERN reports first evidence for ultra-rare process that could lead to new physics 30 July 2020 Scientists at CERN have reported on their first significant evidence for a process predicted by theory, paving the way for searches for evidence of new physics in particle processes that could explain dark matter and other mysteries of the universe.
- Devon playwright wins 2020 Kevin Elyot Award 30 July 2020 Devon-based playwright and director Lucy Bell has been selected as the fifth recipient of the annual Kevin Elyot Award by the University of Bristol's Theatre Collection.
- The genetic basis of bats’ superpowers revealed 29 July 2020 For the first time, the raw genetic material that codes for bats’ unique adaptations and superpowers such as the ability to fly, to use sound to move effortlessly in complete darkness, to survive and tolerate deadly diseases, to resist ageing and cancer - has been fully revealed by an international research team including scientists at Bristol. The findings are published in Nature.
- Practitioners who support young adults needed to take part in digital technology study 28 July 2020 Digital technology can present both opportunities and harms to young people and their mental health. A new research project is asking for practitioners who support young adults with their mental health to take part in a UK-wide online survey to identify the importance of adolescents' digital technology use to consultations about mental health.