New light on the functional importance of dinosaur beaks2 December 2013Why beaks evolved in some theropod dinosaurs and what their function might have been is the subject of new research by an international team of palaeontologists published this week in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences).
Student's glacier image shortlisted for NERC prize2 December 2013A striking image of the sun over a glacier in South-west Greenland by Jon Hawkings, a PhD Student in the School of Geographical Sciences, was shortlisted for the inaugural Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Student Photography and Short Article Writing Competition.
Award for Bristol apprentice2 December 2013Joe Travers, a Modern Apprentice in Research and Enterprise Development (RED), has won an award for outstanding workplace progress and achievement at the City of Bristol College Apprenticeship of the Year awards.
Ask the Mayor2 December 2013The University, in collaboration with Bristol City Council, will be hosting a question-and-answer session with the city’s elected Mayor, George Ferguson, in the Wills Memorial Building tomorrow [3 December].
From lab bench to Westminster2 December 2013Dr Emma Stone, a Research Associate in the School of Geographical Sciences, will visit Alan Pitt, secretary to the Prime Minister's Council for Science and Technology, at the House of Commons as part of the Royal Society's pairing scheme.
Pop-up restaurant to tackle food poverty29 November 2013FoodCycle Bristol will open its unique pop-up restaurant to the public for the very first time in a Christmas fundraising event on 11th December.
Steve Pass, 1958-201328 November 2013Luke Taylor remembers Steve Pass, former Systems Development Team Leader in IT Services, who passed away this month.
Jeffrey Spittal, 1924-201328 November 2013Charles Jeffrey Spittal (known as Jeffrey), former Librarian-in-charge of the Queen’s Building Library, died in October aged 89. Jennifer Scherr offers a tribute.
Experience the gardens and landscapes of Sicily27 November 2013Nick Wray, Curator of the Botanic Garden, will explore the gardens, architecture and landscapes of the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea at a talk tomorrow [Thursday 28 November].
£13 million up for grabs as SETsquared marks 10 years of success27 November 2013Bristol’s most exciting tech companies are exhibiting at SETsquared's 10th anniversary Accelerating Growth Showcase in London today [27 November]. The event will see 21 cutting-edge companies from the SETsquared business incubators, based at five UK universities, pitch for more than £13 million of investment.
Royal award for saving babies’ lives around the world26 November 2013The University of Bristol has been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education - the highest accolade for any academic institution – in recognition of its leading-edge research in obstetric and neonatal practice, which has made a positive difference to mothers and babies throughout the world.
Dr Raf Theunissen to feature on BBC Points West about Concorde26 November 2013Dr Raf Theunissen from the University's Department of Aerospace Engineering will feature on BBC Points West as part of a programme to mark the 10th anniversary of Concorde's final flight over Bristol. The programme airs tonight, Tuesday 26 November, BBC1 at 6.30 pm.
Young people to benefit from 80 of Bristol’s best adventures25 November 2013Young people will be encouraged to access 80 of the best experiences Bristol has to offer from today thanks to a new project which brings together things to do across the city that are fun and (mostly) free and will help our younger generation change the world, face the future and improve their lives.
Creating the next generation of engineers and scientists22 November 2013The University of Bristol has been successful in receiving funding for seven Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) following the announcement of the UK’s largest investment in postgraduate training in engineering and physical sciences.
£1.3m to study how animals initiate locomotion22 November 2013A £1.3 million grant to understand how the brain makes the decision to start locomotion has been awarded to University of Bristol researchers by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).
Lecturers and students go head-to-head in comedy quiz show21 November 2013Three University of Bristol students will go head-to-head with their lecturers on a BBC Radio 4 quiz show next week. An episode of the lively 3rd Degree programme will be recorded in the Wills Memorial Building on Wednesday, 27 November. Staff, students and the public are welcome to attend.
£23m to drive advances in population health sciences research: MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit (IEU) officially opens today21 November 2013The University of Bristol is to benefit from £23 million of research funding that will exploit the latest advances in technology and develop new analysis methods to improve understanding of how our family background, behaviours and genes work together to affect how we develop and remain healthy or become ill. The MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol (IEU), jointly funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the University of Bristol, is officially opened today [21 Nov].
New app helps you find a HappyPlace20 November 2013A new app, HappyPlace, to help people cope with low mood is launched today by the Mental Health Foundation in partnership with the University of Bristol.
Changing children's understanding of the brain20 November 2013The impact attending a neuroscience lecture can have on children's understanding of the brain has been analysed by researchers from the University of Bristol in a paper published this week in PLoS ONE.
Gromit’s grand new dog house decided by voters20 November 2013The Wills Memorial Building has been unveiled as the permanent home for ‘Bark at Ee’, the University of Bristol’s striking Gromit, after 5,655 people cast their vote to decide where the popular pooch should reside. The University bought one of the hugely popular Gromit Unleashed statues at the auction last month and the decision about its new home was placed in the hands of students, staff and alumni.
Global carbon dioxide emissions to reach 36 billion tonnes in 201320 November 2013Global emissions of carbon dioxide from the combustion of fossil fuels will reach 36 billion tonnes for the year 2013 – a level unprecedented in human history – according to the annual Global Carbon Budget, produced by an international team of researchers including Dr Jo House of the Cabot Institute at the University of Bristol.
Student of the Year award for top medic19 November 2013A former University of Bristol student has been named Medical Student of the Year 2013 by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Nicholas Deakin, who graduated earlier this year and now works as an Academic Foundation Doctor at Barts Health NHS Trust, beat nominees from across the UK to win the accolade.