Bristol volcanologist awarded prestigious Royal Medal
One of the world ’ s leading authorities on volcanology and risk associated with natural hazards, Sir Stephen Sparks, Professor of Geology at the University of Bristol ’ s School of Earth Sciences, has been awarded a Royal Medal from The Royal Society. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 18, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Honorary degrees awarded at the University of Bristol – Thursday 19 July 2018
The University of Bristol is awarding honorary degrees to Alastair Fothergill, Dame Mary Perkins and Professor Sarah Glennie at degree ceremonies taking place today [19 July] in the Wills Memorial Building. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 18, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Press Release Source Type: news

Secular countries can expect future economic growth, confirms new study
New research measuring the importance of religion in 109 countries spanning the entire 20th century has reignited an age-old debate around the link between secularisation and economic growth. The study, published in Science Advances, has shown that a decline in religion influences a country's future economic prosperity. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 18, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Uncovering the mysteries of England ’ s Bayeux Tapestry and its connections to Charlemagne
A team of academics, led by the University of Bristol, are hoping to raise awareness of a unique, but little-known, medieval fresco which depicts fighting knights on the wall of a village church in Shropshire. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 18, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Modern Languages, Faculty of Arts, School of Modern Languages, French; Press Release Source Type: news

Honorary degrees awarded at the University of Bristol – Wednesday 18 July 2018
The University of Bristol is awarding honorary degrees to Bryan Stevenson, Peaches Golding OBE and Dominic Wood at degree ceremonies taking place today [18 July] in the Wills Memorial Building. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Press Release Source Type: news

Honorary degrees awarded at the University of Bristol – Tuesday 17 July 2018
The University of Bristol is awarding honorary degrees to Jonathan Benjamin MBE and Neil Laybourn, Val Jeal MBE and Professor Marcus Pembrey at degree ceremonies taking place today [17 July] in the Wills Memorial Building. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Press Release Source Type: news

Depression during pregnancy rises in a generation
Anxiety and depressive symptoms during pregnancy have risen by 51 per cent within a generation according to findings from a major study by the University of Bristol published last week [Friday 13 July]. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Institutes, Institutes, ALSPAC; Press Release Source Type: news

Honorary degrees for award-winning mental health campaigners
Award-winning mental health campaigners Jonny Benjamin and Neil Laybourn received honorary degrees from the University of Bristol today [17 July]. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Staff notices, Public engagement, Announcements, Alumni; Press Release Source Type: news

Gosport may have a negative impact on end-of-life care in general practice
Researchers from the University of Bristol have highlighted the potentially negative impact the deaths at Gosport War Memorial Hospital may have on end-of-life care delivered at home. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Honorary degrees awarded at the University of Bristol – Tuesday 17 July 2018
The University of Bristol is awarding honorary degrees to Jonathan Benjamin MBE and Neil Laybourn, Val Jeal MBE and Professor Marcus Pembrey at degree ceremonies taking place today [17 July] in the Wills Memorial Building. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Press Release Source Type: news

Honorary degrees awarded at the University of Bristol – Monday 16 July 2018
The University of Bristol is awarding honorary degrees to John Deer, Professor Edward Stolper and Professor Virginijus Š ik š nys at degree ceremonies taking place today [16 July] in the Wills Memorial Building. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Press Release Source Type: news

Missing bones and our understanding of ancient biodiversity
Fossils come in many shapes and sizes, ranging from isolated fragments of bones and teeth to complete skeletons. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol welcomes the Ashinaga Foundation
The University of Bristol has signed a memoranda of understanding with the Ashinaga foundation, a non-profit organisation who provide educational support to orphaned children worldwide. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International Source Type: news

Honorary degrees awarded at the University of Bristol – Friday 13 July 2018
The University of Bristol is awarding honorary degrees to Juliet Davenport OBE, Professor Sir Andrew Wiles and Dr Gavin Schmidt at degree ceremonies taking place today [13 July] in the Wills Memorial Building. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Current students, Staff notices Source Type: news

Seeing isn ’ t always believing: The Impossible Garden
The Impossible Garden is a unique set of new experimental sculptures, by artist Luke Jerram, inspired by visual phenomena. The exhibition aims to enhance our understanding of vision and opens to the public tomorrow [Friday 13 July] at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths, Facu Source Type: news

THE rates Bristol sixth best in Europe for teaching excellence
The University of Bristol has been ranked sixth in Europe in a new league table published this week by the Times Higher Education (THE) that focuses on institutions ’ teaching and learning environments. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Announcements; Press Release Source Type: news

Outline planning permission granted for new University campus
Outline planning permission has been granted for the University of Bristol ’ s new Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus – an important milestone in the long-awaited regeneration of a prime city centre site. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Business and Enterprise, Public engagement, Staff notices, Student life, Student notices; Press Release Source Type: news

New research study could help improve dog welfare
Academics from the University of Bristol's School of Veterinary Sciences are asking for dog owners to take part in a new research study that could help to improve dog welfare. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

Long term use of some pesticides is killing off dung beetle populations
New research led by scientists at the University of Bristol has uncovered that long-term use of some pesticides to treat cattle for parasites is having a significantly detrimental effect on the dung beetle population. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Global migration experts come to Bristol
Experts from the UN and other global organisations are meeting in Bristol this week to discuss how to improve the coverage, quality, analysis and reporting of migration data. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School for Policy Studies; Press Release Source Type: news

£ 1.7 million awarded to tackle domestic violence in low and middle-income countries
Professor Gene Feder at the University of Bristol ’ s Centre for Academic Primary Care has been awarded £ 1.7 million by the National Institute for Health Research to fund a Global Health Group for research into health systems responses to violence against women in Palestine, Brazil, Nepal and Sri Lanka. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Business and Enterprise, Health, Grants and Awards, International; Faculty of Health Sciences Source Type: news

Professor Gene Feder selected to co-lead one of new NIHR Policy Units specialising in children and families
Professor Gene Feder from the University of Bristol has been announced as co-lead of a new NIHR Policy Research Unit specialising in Children and Families that will ensure the government and arms-length bodies have the best possible information and evidence available when making policy decisions about health and social care. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Grants and Awards, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

High blood pressure in pregnancy linked to mother's heart function
Pregnant women who develop high blood pressure, or have small babies, may have hearts that pump less blood with each beat. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Spiders go ballooning on electric fields
The aerodynamic capabilities of spiders have intrigued scientists for hundreds of years. Charles Darwin himself mused over how hundreds of the creatures managed to alight on the Beagle on a calm day out at sea and later take-off from the ship with great speeds on windless day. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

CRUK awards Bristol researcher £ 1.4 million to investigate cancer growth containment
University of Bristol researcher, Professor Eugenia Piddini from the School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, has been awarded a Programme Foundation Award worth £ 1.4 million by Cancer Research UK (CRUK) to lead research into how the natural properties of normal non-cancer cells can be harnessed to contain cancer growth. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Grants and Awards; Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences Source Type: news

Major conference to address challenges in the marine energy sector
The University of Bristol is hosting a major conference this week (5 and 6 July) to address the research and development challenges in the marine energy sector, including wave, tidal stream, tidal range and offshore wind. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Institutes, Institutes, Cabot; Press Release Source Type: news

How Bristol ’ s research and teaching has helped shape the NHS and save lives
Today we celebrate 70 years of the NHS - the first universal health care system to be established anywhere in the world. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Public engagement, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

University of Bristol announced as major sponsor for this year ’ s St Pauls Carnival
The 2018 St Pauls Carnival team has announced a major partnership with The University of Bristol for this year ’ s 50th anniversary event taking place on Saturday, 7 July. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 4, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol Veterinary School ’ s AMR Force wins Antibiotic Guardian Award
Bristol Veterinary School ’ s AMR Force research group has won a prestigious award at this year ’ s Antibiotic Guardian Awards in recognition of the group ’ s achievement in tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 4, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Swimming bacteria work together to go with the flow
Swimming bacteria can reduce the viscosity of ordinary liquids like water and make them flow more easily, sometimes down to the point where the viscosity becomes zero: the flow is then frictionless. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 4, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, School of Physics; Press Release Source Type: news

We ’ re proud to support Bristol Pride
The University of Bristol is once again delighted to be a sponsor and supporter for this year ’ s Bristol Pride Festival. The ever-popular event launched last Friday and will run through to Sunday 15 July with Pride Day itself on Saturday 14 July. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement; Press Release Source Type: news

Driving change: how getting behind the wheel can improve the lives of young people leaving care
A new initiative, piloted in Bristol, has shown that providing young people leaving care with driving lessons is highly beneficial for their life chances. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School for Policy Studies; Press Release Source Type: news

New drug and material discoveries to be untangled in VR
Scientists at the University of Bristol have developed new virtual reality (VR) cloud-based tools to help academics and industry progress new drugs, materials and boost the teaching of chemistry. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Ele Source Type: news

Supporting Bristol ’ s trans community
The University of Bristol is joining with other organisations, community groups and individuals to give full backing to a city-wide pledge to support the local trans community. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Public engagement; Press Release Source Type: news

Can peer power make teenage girls more active?
A new study by the University of Bristol will test whether teenage girls ’ activity levels can be increased through deliberate intervention from their peers, rather than their families or teachers. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Research; Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School for Policy Studies, Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School for Policy Studies; Press Releas Source Type: news

Scientists set sail for Greenland ’ s fjords to unravel mysteries of nutrient cycling
A University of Bristol geochemist is to lead an international team of researchers to Greenland ’ s fjords to find out how glacial meltwaters and coastal sediments are affecting nutrient cycling in the oceans. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 29, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Results of the largest ever multimorbidity trial in primary care challenge current thinking
In the largest ever trial of an intervention to treat people with multiple long-term conditions (multimorbidity) in primary care, researchers at the Universities of Bristol, Manchester, Dundee and Glasgow found that the patient-centred approach taken improved patients ’ experience of their care but did not improve their health-related quality of life. This is a challenge to current thinking on which UK and international guidelines are based. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 28, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Hello lad! Gromit and friends arrive in Bristol for charity trail
Bristol ’ s favourite pooch and friends will arrive in Bristol over the next few days as Gromit Unleashed 2 fever sweeps across the city. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 28, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol Professor elected to Academy of Medical Sciences
A Professor in the Bristol Medical School has been recognised for their contribution to research in orthopaedic surgery with their election to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 27, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Translational Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School Source Type: news

Bristol graduates among highest paid in the UK
Graduates of the University of Bristol are among the highest paid in the country three years after graduating, according to new data released by the Department of Education. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 27, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Alumni, Announcements, Current students, Student notices, Staff notices, Postgraduate; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law; Press Relea Source Type: news

Adhering to Paris Agreement climate goal could significantly decrease heat-related summer deaths
As much of the UK and Europe swelters under heatwave conditions, new research led by scientists from the University of Bristol has produced compelling evidence that loss of life through increased heat stress during heatwaves can be limited if we stabilise climate at the lower of the Paris Agreement climate goals. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 26, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Geographical Sciences, Institutes, Institutes, Cabot; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol's Rachael De'Ath named top in 50 women Engineers
Rachael De ’ Ath, a senior teaching associate at the University of Bristol and a senior structural engineer at Arup Bristol, has been announced as a winner in ‘ The Telegraph Top 50 Women in Engineering ’ 2018. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Grants and Awards; Faculty of Engineering Source Type: news

Bristol's Rachael De'Ath named top 50 women Engineers
Rachael De ’ Ath, a senior teaching associate at the University of Bristol and a senior structural engineer at Arup Bristol, has been announced as a winner in ‘ The Telegraph Top 50 Women in Engineering ’ 2018. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Grants and Awards; Faculty of Engineering Source Type: news

Bristol brings top global academics together to discuss threat of glacier melting in the Himalayas
Holding the third largest volume of freshwater on the planet and often referred to as ‘ the Third Pole ’ , Himalayan glaciers are under threat from climate warming in the 21st century. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Public engagement; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Geographical Sciences, Institutes, Institutes, Cabot; Press Release Source Type: news

Discovery of kidney structure challenges current understanding of renal physiology
New research by the University of Bristol has found that the microscopic structure of human kidney is different to what was previously known. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 22, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Biomedical Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol researchers win EPSRC fellowship to develop AI for early disease diagnosis in calves
Two researchers at the University of Bristol have been awarded a joint Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Fellowship to investigate early disease diagnosis in dairy calves using artificial intelligence (AI) methods. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 22, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Experimental Psychology; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol to collaborate with India on country ’ s first 5G Testbed
The University ’ s Smart Internet Lab has entered into a strategic relationship with C-DOT (the Centre for Development of Telematics), an autonomous Telecom research and development centre supported by the Indian Government. The MoU was signed on the 20th June in the presence of senior members of Department of Telecommunications and Indian Minister Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon'ble Minister of State for Communications. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 22, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements; Faculty of Engineering; Press Release Source Type: news

£ 2.9 million awarded to tackling Antibacterial Resistance in Thailand
An inter-disciplinary research consortium led by the University of Bristol has won a £ 2.9m award from the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) to help tackle the growing incidence of antibacterial resistance in Thailand. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards; Faculty of Biomedical Sciences Source Type: news

New discoveries about a lost ship from Britain's real ‘ Game of Thrones ’
A team of maritime historians and archaeologists, led by academics at the University of Bristol, has published compelling new evidence about the remains of the largest and best-preserved late medieval ship ever discovered. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Publications; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, History; Press Release Source Type: news

Study of 800-million tweets finds distinct daily cycles in our thinking patterns
Our mode of thinking changes at different times of the day and follows a 24-hour pattern, according to new findings published in PLOS ONE. University of Bristol researchers were able to study our thinking behaviour by analysing seven-billion words used in 800-million tweets. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths, Faculty of Engineering, School of C Source Type: news