Medical student wins Penguin prize1 December 2008Sethina Adjarewa, a fourth-year student in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, is one of the winners of the 2008 decibel Penguin Prize.
Film by Bristol graduate wins festival award1 December 2008A film by Esther May Campbell, a graduate of the Department of Drama: Theatre, Film, Television, has been awarded the prize for Best British Film at this year’s Encounters International Festival.
What does it mean to be ‘world class’?28 November 2008In recent years, the notion of a world-class university has become a concept much invoked by governments and by universities themselves.
Students sleep rough to help the homeless28 November 2008Around 20 students from Bristol University will be swapping their warm beds for sleeping bags, cardboard boxes and minus temperatures tonight, all in aid of charity. The students will be spending the night in the Students’ Union car park to raise money for the Bristol homeless charity, The Julian Trust.
Bristol Business Incubator wins prestigious UKBI Award27 November 2008The Bristol SETsquared Business Acceleration Centre, part of the University of Bristol, was named ‘Established Business Incubator of the Year 2008’ by the UKBI (UK Business Incubation) in an award ceremony held this week.
Women’s Institute target violence against women27 November 2008The Women’s Institute (WI) has commissioned research from the University of Bristol to look at the views of women in rural and urban areas on the issue of ‘Violence Against Women’ (VAW).
Communications and signal processing 21 years on26 November 2008The UK has a worldwide reputation for innovation and design excellence with communications and signal processing continuing to be one of the fastest growing and most dynamic of all industries. The University of Bristol's Centre for Communications Research (CCR) has played a key role in contributing to this growth through innovation.
Sounds of Stonehenge26 November 2008Stonehenge and the music it has inspired – from Neolithic times to the age of modern rock – will be explored at the University of Bristol this week.
Teesside Honorary Degree for VC25 November 2008The University of Teesside has awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science to Professor Eric Thomas, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bristol.
Paul Winchester 1957-200825 November 2008Paul Winchester, a member of portering staff, passed away on 18 November after a short illness, writes Liz Lynch.
Bristol MP to visit University on pairing scheme24 November 2008Bristol MP Stephen Williams is to visit the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bristol on Friday November 28, as part of an MP-Scientist pairing scheme organised by the Royal Society.
Helping to prevent torture24 November 2008The use of torture, often a function of legal systems in some countries that have no mechanisms in place to prevent it, is the focus of a major international conference. The conference, co-organised by the University of Bristol, is being held in Prague this week [25 to 26 November].
Celebrating cats at Christmas24 November 2008Cats are one of the UK's favourite pet with a population of 7.2 million, almost twice the number it was 30 years ago.
Celebrating Hans Heilbronn21 November 2008This October marked 100 years since the birth of Hans Heilbronn (1908-75), after whom the University’s Heilbronn Institute is named.
Patients at risk of self-harm after discharge from psychiatric care20 November 2008Non-fatal self-harm may occur in over ten per cent of adults discharged from psychiatric inpatient care in England and Wales, according to new research from the University of Bristol published in the BMJ. The risk was found to be greatest in the first month, Professor David Gunnell and colleagues found.
Major new study of French Queer Cinema20 November 2008A new book by Dr Nick Rees-Roberts in the School of Modern Languages looks at queer representation in mainstream film and experimental video in France.
Phil John, 1945 – 200819 November 2008Sue Ogborne, Senior Finance Assistant, remembers a friendly and popular former Chief Cashier.
Adult stem cell breakthrough19 November 2008The first tissue-engineered trachea (windpipe), utilising the patient’s own stem cells, has been successfully transplanted into a young woman with a failing airway. The bioengineered trachea immediately provided the patient with a normally functioning airway, thereby saving her life.
Educational assessment expert to advise Government19 November 2008An academic in educational assessment has been appointed an independent advisor by the Government's Department for Children, Schools and Families to an Expert Group who are looking at assessment between key stages 1 to 3, school accountability and the introduction of a new School Report Card.
Rare publishing achievement for student19 November 2008It is extremely unusual for a student to have their work accepted for publication in a prestigious scientific journal. However, Felix Marx, a fourth year student in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol has just published his first paper in the Proceedings of the Royal Society, a journal of international significance.
SETsquared companies raise £23 million in economic downturn18 November 2008Over £23 million of investment funding has been raised this year for 12 companies based in Bristol University’s SETsquared Business Incubator Centre. Together, the Centre’s 37 early-stage, high-tech businesses have increased turnover by 20 per cent to over £6 million, increasing head count by 66 per cent to 175 people.
World's earliest nuclear family found17 November 2008The earliest evidence of a nuclear family, dating back to the Stone Age, has been uncovered by an international team of researchers, including experts from the University of Bristol.
Bristol students beat the world’s best17 November 2008A team of students from the University of Bristol has beaten 84 other teams, including some from the best universities in the world, in a prestigious competition to genetically engineer a machine.
Outreach Day for Innocence14 November 2008Students from the University of Bristol’s Innocence Project (UoBIP) will be taking to the streets tomorrow to let the public know about a new pro bono initiative, Innocence Projects’ Day, which aims to educate the public about the wrongful conviction and imprisonment of the innocent.
University marks 20 years of British-Georgian partnership14 November 2008On Saturday 15 November, the University, in association with the Bristol-Tbilisi Association, supported by Bristol City Council and the National Lottery Awards for All, will host Georgian Studies Day, an annual conference about the Republic of Georgia.
Spot the penguin13 November 2008The Penguin Recognition Project, a collaborative venture between the departments of Computer Science, Physics and Biological Sciences.
An African adventure for Bristol athletes12 November 2008Two Bristol athletes will be given the opportunity of a lifetime following the launch of a new athletic development initiative that will fund them to attend a world-famous training centre developed by one of the Olympic greats.
New pipe organ to mark hall’s 75th anniversary10 November 2008Past and present members of one of Bristol University’s student halls of residence, Wills Hall, celebrated the arrival of a new pipe organ. The organ was given to the hall by members of the Wills Hall Association as a birthday present to mark its 75th anniversary.
Early day motions6 November 2008Dan Bailey and Guy Nason, statisticians from the Department of Mathematics, have looked at just how cohesive political parties really are.