Bristol student makes it to the final of BBC TV show ‘Astronauts’28 September 2017A Bristol PhD student has made it to the final of a TV programme to find out who has what it takes to be an astronaut. The final episode of the programme, called Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes? will air on BBC Two on Sunday [1st October] at 8pm.
Efficient and sustainable science is rewarded at the Green Impact Lab Awards28 September 2017Sustainability in our science research was celebrated at the annual Technician’s Conference where the Green Impact Labs Awards took place. Professor Nishan Canagarajah, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise, presented 16 awards to 12 teams that took part in the 2016/17 scheme.
Dr Robert Allen, 1987-201726 September 2017Research Associate Dr Robert Allen died under tragic circumstances on 4 September, alongside his 21-year-old brother Charles, while they were both fishing on rocks near Treyarnon Bay, North Cornwall. Professor Ian Bond, Head of School, offers this remembrance.
Interventions for reducing hepatitis C infection in people who inject drugs26 September 2017The first global review to quantify the impact of needle syringe programmes (NSP) and opioid substitution treatment (OST) in reducing the risk of becoming infected with the hepatitis C virus is published in Cochrane Library Drug and Alcohol Review Group and the journal Addiction. The study, has implications for millions of people who are 'at risk' from infection.
Post Deadline Paper accepted at ECOC201722 September 2017The paper entitled ‘Field trial of Machine-Learning assisted and SDN-based Optical Network Planning’ is breaking new ground and is an amazing achievement for the whole Smart Internet Lab team.
University welcomes first Bristol Scholars22 September 2017The first cohort of a pioneering new scheme, introduced by the University of Bristol to identify academic talent locally, will start their university journey this week.
Bristol-led grant to harmonise and improve bereavement care research19 September 2017Dr Danya Bakhbakhi, Academic Clinical Fellow in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Bristol and Southmead Hospital, has been awarded £367,000 for a National Institute for Health Research [NIHR] Doctoral Research Fellowship to investigate outcomes after stillbirth.
City lights up as students arrive in Bristol15 September 2017Buildings on Clifton Triangle and Park Street were lit up in a vibrant greeting to students last weekend as the University of Bristol welcomed over 9,000 new students to the city for the start of the new academic year.
Making sense of it all
13 September 2017Over the last year, it sometimes seems as though society is changing so rapidly that it is hard to keep up. The EU referendum, the election of Donald Trump, the election, austerity… the list of big events keeps growing.
Peter Skrine, 1935-201712 September 2017Peter Skrine, former Professor of German at Bristol, died on 26 May after a lengthy illness. Dr Mark Allinson, Senior Lecturer in the Department of German, offers an appreciation.
GW4 shortlisted for Times Higher Education award8 September 2017The GW4 Alliance [made up of four leading research-intensive universities: Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter] has been shortlisted under the category of Technological Innovation of the Year at this year’s Times Higher Education [THE] Awards for its world-first supercomputer, Isambard.