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Black Bristol Scholarship Programme kicks off: 40 students join £1m diversity initiative 21 September 2021 Forty Black students are preparing to take up places at the University of Bristol as a new scholarship gets underway.
- Bristol students among the world’s most employable 23 September 2021 University of Bristol students are some of the most employable in the world, a new league table has found.
- SETsquared Bristol’s Breakthrough Bursary returns to support BAME tech founders 22 September 2021 World leading technology incubator SETsquared Bristol, led by the University of Bristol, is relaunching its Breakthrough Bursary for the third year, continuing its commitment to promoting inclusion and equal opportunities in tech.
- Professor John Pickard wins top music award 22 September 2021 A recording of seven compositions by John Pickard, Professor of Composition in Bristol’s Department of Music, has won the Contemporary category of this year’s Gramophone Awards.
- Get inspired: University of Bristol taster course opens to local pupils 22 September 2021 A course aimed at inspiring local pupils into higher education is now open for applications.
- Pioneering software can grow and treat virtual tumours using A.I. 22 September 2021 Pioneering new research paves the way for A.I. developed nanomedicines that target cancer cells more efficiently.
- Black Bristol Scholarship Programme kicks off: 40 students join £1m diversity initiative 21 September 2021 Forty Black students are preparing to take up places at the University of Bristol as a new scholarship gets underway.
- History student uncovers new details about 17th century plague hospital in Bristol 21 September 2021 An undergraduate History student from the University of Bristol has uncovered previously unknown details about one of the worst-named, but possibly most successful, quarantine hospitals in English history: Bristol’s ‘Forlorn Hope Pesthouse’.
- Feeling a spark: flowers release their perfume in response to electricity of a bee's touch 21 September 2021 New research has found that the electrical charge created by visiting bumblebees stimulates some flowers to release more of their sweet-smelling scent. This is the first time a plant has been shown to use the presence of pollinators as a cue to emit more of its attractive perfume - increasing its chances of being visited.
- Major advance in race for SARS-CoV-2 inhibitor drugs 20 September 2021 A new advance towards the development of drugs specifically designed to inhibit a key SARS-CoV-2 enzyme is reported in the Royal Society of Chemistry's leading journal, Chemical Science. The international team, led by scientists from the Universities of Oxford and Bristol, has designed new peptide molecules and shown that they block (inhibit) the virus’s main protease [Mpro] - a prominent SARS-CoV-2 drug target.
- Academic partnership NIHR announces £25 million funding for the School for Public Health Research 20 September 2021 The NIHR has reaffirmed its commitment to public health research by awarding a third round of funding to the NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR).