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’s cricketers relive glory days17 June 2014World Cup, what World Cup? The summer of sport got off to a cracking start at the University’s very own outdoor sports centre at Coombe Dingle last Friday, with a friendly match between Bristol cricketers young and not so young.
Enjoy the botanical pleasures of summer17 June 2014Members of the public will have the opportunity to spot summer floral delights at a special tour of the University of Bristol Botanic Garden tomorrow [Wednesday 18 June].
Nick Sturge wins South West Institute of Directors Award 16 June 2014Nick Sturge, co-founder of enterprise hub the Engine Shed at Temple Meads, has won the Public Sector Director title at the 2014 Institute of Directors (IoD) South West regional awards, which seek to highlight outstanding business people.
Standing up for down-to-earth science16 June 2014Soapbox Science transformed Bristol’s Millennium Square into a site of scientific debate when leading female scientists engaged passers-by in cutting edge research as part of the Festival of Nature.
Anglesey art project in full flight16 June 2014An art project centred round Barclodiad y Gawres, a Neolithic passage grave in Ynys Môn (Anglesey), North Wales recently took to the skies as part of its drive to create a portfolio of contemporary work focused on the various 'scapes' that form the backdrop to the monument
Physicist chats his way to PechaKucha victory13 June 2014Dr Chris Erven in the School of Physics is the winner of a competition devised by the University’s Academic Staff Development division to encourage research staff to hone their communication and presentation skills.
Dr David Langley named as recipient of inaugural Carter Award13 June 2014Dr David Langley, Director of Research and Enterprise Development at the University of Bristol, has been awarded the inaugural Carter Award for Excellence in Research Management and Administration by the Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA).
Community Awards celebrate student altruism13 June 2014Students from the University of Bristol who have made a positive impact on their local communities were celebrated this week, at the University’s Students’ Union (UBU) inaugural Community Awards.
Ten years of Berkeley finds13 June 2014A selection from over 1,000 artefacts unearthed by University of Bristol archaeology students over the past decade during their annual excavations at Berkeley Castle and the Edward Jenner Museum go on display this week in an exhibition devised and created entirely by undergraduates.
Bristol 2015 board launches with £2m funding12 June 2014Bristol 2015 Ltd, the new company established to facilitate Bristol’s year as European Green Capital in 2015, has announced funding worth £2 million to support and enhance sustainable living in the city.
Research project wins national award12 June 2014A research project from the University of Bristol has won a national Engage Competition run by the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE).
For China and the world12 June 2014A new documentary – a collaboration between University of Bristol historian Professor Robert Bickers and director, Jeremy Routledge of Bristol media company Calling the Shots – gets its London premiere today at the British Academy.
'Microbial garden' takes the shine off glaciers12 June 2014The first ecological study of an entire glacier has found that microbes drastically reduce surface reflectivity and have a non-negligible impact on the amount of sunlight that is reflected into space.
Bristol engineer wins aerospace prize11 June 2014Guillaume Francois, a PhD student in the Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Composites for Innovation and Science (ACCIS CDT), has won the Institution of Mechanical Engineering Western Aerospace Centre (IMechE WAC) Prize.
Newly discovered paddle prints show how ancient sea reptiles swam11 June 2014Trackways formed on an ancient seabed have shed new light on how nothosaurs, ancient marine reptiles that lived during the age of the dinosaurs, propelled themselves through water. The evidence is described by a team from Bristol and China in Nature Communications today.
Innovative millimetre wave communications to be demonstrated at London exhibition10 June 2014Wireless data connections that exploit millimetre wave radio spectrum (30GHz to 300GHz) are expected to be used in worldwide 5G networks from 2020. The University of Bristol’s Communication Systems and Networks research group has partnered with Bristol start-up Blu Wireless Technology (BWT) to develop this technology and they will demonstrate their innovative work at the Small Cells World Summit in London this week [10-12 June].
The science of bladder control takes top thesis prize9 June 2014‘To pee or not to pee’, that was the subject of the winning presentation at the University of Bristol’s inaugural competition to challenge postgraduate researchers to present their 80,000-word theses in just three minutes.
Igniting the Spark of creativity9 June 2014Spark, the University of Bristol’s bootcamp for young entrepreneurs, has scooped a top award for its work in supporting a new generation of business leaders.
Chemists find a way to escape from flatland8 June 2014A new method for coupling together secondary and tertiary boronic esters to aromatic compounds which preserves the 3-D shape of the boronic ester is described by researchers from the University of Bristol in Nature Chemistry today. The method could have widespread application in the development of new, more effective drugs.
Festival of Nature sends city wild6 June 2014Bristol Festival of Nature Wild Weekend unleashes a diverse range of activities and entertainment onto the Harbourside on 14 and 15 June.
Bristol hosts top US students6 June 2014Students from the United States are spending a month in Bristol as part of the second annual Fulbright Summer Institute.
Striking a pose at the Holburne Museum6 June 2014A new exhibition, curated by students from the University of Bristol, which brings together rarely-exhibited works from two important local collections of eighteenth-century theatrical portraiture opens tomorrow [Saturday 7 June] at the Holburne Museum, Bath.
Flowers' polarization patterns help bees find food5 June 2014Bees use their ability to 'see' polarized light when foraging for food, researchers based at the University of Bristol have discovered. This is the first time bees have been found to use this ability for something other than navigation.
Enjoy a summer’s evening at the Botanic Garden5 June 2014With summer upon us, members of the public will have the opportunity to see summer plants and wildlife at one of the many evening tours taking place at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden.
New Dean of the Faculty of Engineering appointed4 June 2014Andrew Nix, Professor of Wireless Communication Systems and Head of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Bristol, is to become Dean of the Faculty of Engineering. Professor Nix will take over from Professor Nishan Canagarajah, who is to become the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise.
Vet student receives comparative medicine award4 June 2014Undergraduate vet student Amy Smith has been awarded a £5,000 bursary from the Comparative Clinical Science Foundation (CCSF) to support her research project as part of an intercalated BSc in Cellular and Molecular Medicine. This is the first time the bursary has been awarded to a student at the University of Bristol.
Ready, steady, row4 June 2014After many months of preparation and a 48 hour delay due to adverse weather conditions, Elsa Hammond will be setting off this Monday [9 June] from Monterey, California to row in the inaugural Great Pacific race.