Student Lydia overcomes devastating family tragedy to graduate with flying colours
When Lydia Wilkinson crossed the stage to collect her degree and graduate today [25 July], she received the loudest cheer of the day. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 25, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Alumni, Student life, Student notices, Undergraduate; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Shape shifting protocells hint at the mechanics of early life
Inspired by the processes of cellular differentiation observed in developmental biology, an interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Bristol have demonstrated a new spontaneous approach to building communities of cell-like entities (protocells) using chemical gradients. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 25, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry; Press Release Source Type: news

Honorary degrees awarded at the University of Bristol – Thursday 25 July 2019
The University of Bristol is awarding honorary degrees to Professor Christiana Figueres and Kalpna Woolf, at degree ceremonies taking place today [25 July] in the Wills Memorial Building. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 25, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Press Release Source Type: news

Record number of women receive honorary degrees
A record number of women have received honorary degrees from the University of Bristol this year, celebrating their inspirational achievements both in the UK and internationally. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 24, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Alumni, Staff notices; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol grad and online entrepreneur hopes engineering medal will inspire young women
A Computer Science graduate, whose visual search technology has revolutionised online fashion retailing, hopes winning the Royal Academy of Engineering ’ s prestigious Silver Medal will inspire other young women. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 24, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Alumni, Business and Enterprise, Grants and Awards, International, Postgraduate, Public engagement, Research; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths, Faculty Source Type: news

Plant virology and vector-transmitted disease experts join forces to help African farmers
Farmers in African countries who face failing harvests due to insect vector plant diseases are being helped through a new training programme set up by leading experts in plant virology and vector-transmitted diseases. The CONNECTED network, led by an international consortium of universities including Bristol, is aiming to transform Sub-Saharan African agriculture through providing specialist training to crop researchers. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 24, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, International; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences Source Type: news

Honorary degrees awarded at the University of Bristol – Wednesday 24 July 2019
The University of Bristol is awarding honorary degrees to Professor Alan Baddeley CBE, Dr Julie Maxton and Professor Diane Coyle CBE, FAcSS, at degree ceremonies taking place today [24 July] in the Wills Memorial Building. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 24, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol and UCT launch Researchers without Borders PhD Programme
The Universities of Bristol and Cape Town have joined forces to launch a new and exciting ‘ Researchers without Borders ’ PhD Programme. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 23, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Alumni, Announcements, Business and Enterprise, Current students, International, Postgraduate, Public engagement, Research, Health; Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Social Source Type: news

Honorary degrees awarded at the University of Bristol – Tuesday 23 July 2019
The University of Bristol is awarding honorary degrees to Sam Smith, Dr C Cindy Fan and Dame Clare Marx   DBE, DL, FRCS, at degree ceremonies taking place today [23 July] in the Wills Memorial Building. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 22, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Student notices, Announcements; Press Release Source Type: news

Honorary degrees awarded at the University of Bristol – Monday 22 July 2019
The University of Bristol is awarding honorary degrees to Lisa Johnson, Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng PhD (Wits), MASSAf, GCOB and Professor Peter Landrock, at degree ceremonies taking place today [22 July] in the Wills Memorial Building. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 22, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Current students, Public engagement; Press Release Source Type: news

Honorary degree for football legend Gary Mabbutt
Football legend Gary Mabbutt, who was born and bred in Bristol before playing for England, has today [19 July] received an honorary degree from the University of Bristol. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 19, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Alumni, Announcements, Staff notices; Faculty of Biomedical Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Left wing radicalism linked to sympathy for violent extremism
The more strongly someone agrees with the ideas of revolutionary left-wing groups, the more likely they are to sympathise with violent extremism, finds a first of-its-kind study. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 19, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies; Press Release Source Type: news

When the moon came to Bristol
The Apollo 11 mission landed on the Moon on July 20, 1969, enabling the first man to walk on its surface the next day - 21 July. The mission returned to Earth a few days later, bringing back safely the astronauts and a precious load of lunar rocks. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 19, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Announcements; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol medievalist elected as Fellow of The British Academy
Professor of Medieval English Literature, Ad Putter, from the University of Bristol ’ s Department of English, has been made a Fellow of The British Academy, the voice for the humanities and social sciences. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 19, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, English; Press Release Source Type: news

Honorary degrees awarded at the University of Bristol – Friday 19 July 2019
The University of Bristol is awarding honorary degrees to Gary Mabbutt MBE, Professor Howard Wheater FRSC, FREng, and Gillian Guy CBE   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, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements; Press Release Source Type: news

Connect for the best view at this year ’ s Harbour Festival
The University of Bristol's Smart Internet Lab is part of a consortium bringing tech innovation to this year ’ s Bristol Harbour Festival, giving visitors a 360 ° view of all three stages on their smartphones. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 18, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Public engagement; Faculty of Engineering; Press Release Source Type: news

Prestigious Royal Society honour for Bristol academic
Professor Varinder Aggarwal from the University of Bristol ’ s School of Chemistry has been awarded the prestigious Davy Medal from the Royal Society for his outstanding contribution to the field of chemistry. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 18, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards; Press Release Source Type: news

Kevin Elyot Award 2019
International playwright, translator and lecturer Erdem Av ş ar has been selected as the fourth recipient of the annual Kevin Elyot Award by the University of Bristol's Theatre Collection. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 17, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Public engagement; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Arts, Drama: Theatre, Film and Television; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol rugby student ‘ tries ’ and graduates on a high
This academic year has been one of ‘ tries ’ and highs for University of Bristol student and professional rugby player, Joshua Ibuanokpe, who will graduate this week with a degree in Physics. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 16, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Student life, Current students; Press Release Source Type: news

Student-led hub for nutrition in medical education wins BBC Food and Farming Award
A student-led organisation that aims to promote the need for greater nutrition and lifestyle medicine training within medical education has won a prestigious award at this year's BBC Food and Farming Awards. Bristol Medical School students, Iain Broadley and Ally Jaffee, co-founders of Nutritank won the Pat Llewellyn New Talent Award. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 16, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Health, Announcements; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Vet nurse teacher named as ‘ inspiring leader ’ by Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
A teaching fellow at the University of Bristol Vet School has been named as one of 12 inspiring veterinary leaders by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) – the UK ’ s regulatory body for veterinary surgeons. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 12, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Pages of 17th century Shakespeare folios gifted to University
The University of Bristol has received a significant gift of four original double-sided leaves from each of the four folio editions of the plays of William Shakespeare, featuring sections of Henry V, Othello and Antony and Cleopatra. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 12, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Arts, Drama: Theatre, Film and Television; Press Release Source Type: news

Partnership with Kenyan university will build data science expertise
A collaboration between the University of Bristol's Jean Golding Institute for Data Science and the Strathmore University Business School in Kenya, will focus on using data science to address contemporary challenges facing Kenya and other African countries. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 11, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Business and Enterprise, Current students, International, Postgraduate, Public engagement, Research, Undergraduate; Institutes, Jean Golding; Press Release Source Type: news

Partnership with Kenyan university will build data science expertise
A collaboration between the University of Bristol ’ s Jean Golding Institute for Data Science and the Strathmore University Business School in Kenya, will focus on using data science to address contemporary challenges facing Kenya and other African countries. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 11, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Business and Enterprise, Current students, International, Postgraduate, Public engagement, Research, Undergraduate; Institutes, Jean Golding; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol awarded £ 8.4 million to strengthen quantum research programmes
The University of Bristol has been awarded an £ 8.4 million share of £ 94 million funding announced yesterday by the Science Minister, Chris Skidmore, for the UK ’ s Quantum Technologies Research Hubs. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 11, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Grants and Awards; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, The Bristol Centre for Nanoscience and Quantum Information, Faculty of Science, School of Physics, Institutes, Institutes, Bristol Quantum Information Institute; Press Release Source Type: news

United Nations to hear how Bristol is making progress on tackling global challenges
A new report from the University of Bristol, demonstrating Bristol ’ s leadership in tackling global challenges through local action, will be presented at the United Nations (UN) in New York next week. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 11, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement, Research, Business and Enterprise; Institutes, Institutes, Cabot, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Geographical Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

£ 9 million boost for health research in the west country
Health researchers in the west country have been given a £ 9 million award from the Government's Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to enable them to tackle the area's most pressing health problems. The funding will enable new research projects including forecasting demand in hospitals, increasing people's physical activity levels, supporting people who self-harm and improving outcomes for children in care. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 11, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Dental School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Translational Health Sciences; P Source Type: news

Patients with mental health conditions denied access to 'best available' stop smoking treatments
A new study from researchers at the universities of Bristol and Bath suggests that doctors should rethink which drugs they prescribe to help smokers with mental health conditions kick the habit. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 10, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Quantum sensor breakthrough using naturally occurring vibrations in artificial atoms
A team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, have discovered a new method that could be used to build quantum sensors with ultra-high precision. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 10, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Physics, Faculty of Science, The Bristol Centre for Nanoscience and Quantum Information, Institutes, Institutes, Bristol Quantum Information Institute; Press Release Source Type: news

University of Bristol awarded £ 100 million to drive 'tech for better futures' research
A new £ 100 million institute, based in the centre of Bristol, is set to transform the way we create, utilise and evaluate new digital technologies to benefit our society now and in the future. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 10, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Grants and Awards, Research; Press Release Source Type: news

Best male biathletes 'more attractive'
Top male biathletes are more attractive to the opposite sex, according to a new study by scientists at the universities of Exeter and Bristol. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 10, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Installation of rainbow steps to celebrate our LGBT+ students and staff
Rainbow steps have been installed at the University of Bristol this week to show our support and commitment to diversity and LGBT+ inclusion. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 5, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Press Release Source Type: news

Scientists get on their soapboxes to tackle gender bias
Next month Broadmead Shopping Centre will be transformed into a celebration of women in science, as a troupe of 12 leading female scientists from across the South West will leave their labs and lecture halls in favour of Bristol city centre for the annual Soap Box Science Festival [12-3pm on Saturday 13 July]. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 5, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol student scoops ‘ World Quizzing Champion ’ title
Bristol brain, Dan Hawkins, is now officially the world ’ s top quiz competitor under 20, having placed first in the World Quizzing Championships Under 20s category. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 5, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Student life; Press Release Source Type: news

New study aims to improve acne in women
A new study is looking for women with acne in Bristol to take part in a new clinical trial. Led by researchers at the Universities of Bristol and Southampton the study will investigate whether a drug called spironolactone can help improve acne in women. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 4, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Farmer-led research tackling antimicrobial resistance wins Antibiotic Guardian Awards
A project to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) on English dairy farms has won a prestigious award at this year ’ s Antibiotic Guardian Awards held in Birmingham last week [Thursday 27 June]. The Bristol Veterinary School PhD project, Farmer Action Groups, was a winner in the Research category. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 4, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

Genes could play a role in tooth decay and gum disease
Tooth decay and gum disease impact on illness and healthcare spending, yet the role of genetics in dental problems is largely unknown. New research led by an international team, including researchers at the University of Bristol, suggests hereditary traits and factors such as obesity, education and personality could play a role in tooth decay and gum disease. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 3, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Dental School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Institutes, Institutes, Bristol Population Health Science Institute; Press Release Source Type: news

Scientists & students use theatre to interrogate ethics of VR & Quantum
A collaboration between University of Bristol scientists and Bristol school students has inspired two immersive theatre productions exploring the ethics of Virtual Reality (VR) and Quantum Technology. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 3, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Current students, Public engagement, Research; Faculty of Science, The Bristol Centre for Nanoscience and Quantum Information, Faculty of Engineering, Institutes, Bristol Quantum Information Institute, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, E Source Type: news

Scientists hijack bacteria's homing ability
In a world first, scientists have found a new way to direct stem cells to heart tissue. The findings, led by researchers at the University of Bristol and published in Chemical Science, could radically improve the treatment for cardiovascular disease, which causes more than a quarter of all deaths in the UK (1). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 3, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Institutes, Institutes, Bristol BioDesign Institute; Press Release Source Type: news

Dr Chris Sherwin (1962-2017) honoured posthumously by RSPCA
Dr Chris Sherwin, who passed away in 2017, has been honoured with a posthumous Special Recognition Award at the 2019 RSPCA Honours and Awards. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School Source Type: news

University of Bristol supports Pride 2019
It ’ s that time of year again when staff and students are united together for Bristol Pride, an annual celebration of inclusivity in our city and a positive stance against discrimination. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Student life, Staff notices, Public engagement; Press Release Source Type: news

Generation and sampling of quantum states of light in a silicon chip
Scientists from the University of Bristol and the Technical University of Denmark have found a promising new way to build the next generation of quantum simulators combining light and silicon micro-chips. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Physics, Faculty of Science, The Bristol Centre for Nanoscience and Quantum Information, Institutes, Bristol Quantum Information Institute, Institutes; Press Release Source Type: news

Changemakers: tackling gender diversity in STEM
Female secondary school students will be taking part in an event next week [8-12 July] to break down stereotypes and highlight the opportunities available to young women interested in data science-related careers. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Institutes, Jean Golding, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths, Computer Science; Press Release Source Type: news

Prestigious Institute of Physics award for Bristol scientist
Professor Stephen Hayden from the University of Bristol ’ s School of Physics has been awarded the prestigious Mott Medal from the Institute of Physics (IOP) for his distinguished contributions to condensed matter physics. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Physics; Press Release Source Type: news

Coffee pots, Lego and red cabbage water turn the spotlight on ‘ green chemistry ’
Coffee pots, Lego and red cabbage water turn the spotlight on 'green chemistry' (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 1, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry; Press Release Source Type: news

The great Bristol shake off - making our world earthquake safe
Can fake earthquakes help safeguard nuclear reactors against natural disasters? Visitors to this year's Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition will be given the opportunity to find out for themselves thanks to research from the University of Bristol, in collaboration with EDF Energy. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 1, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research, Public engagement; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering; Press Rele Source Type: news

The great Bristol shake off - making our world earthquake safe
Can fake earthquakes help safeguard nuclear reactors against natural disasters? Visitors to this year ’ s Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition will be given the opportunity to find out for themselves thanks to research from the University of Bristol, in collaboration with EDF Energy. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 1, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research, Public engagement; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering; Press Rele Source Type: news

Some children are more likely to suffer depression long after being bullied
Some young adults who were bullied as a child could have a greater risk of ongoing depression due to a mix of genetic and environmental factors according to a new study from the University of Bristol. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 1, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Institutes, ALSPAC; Press Release Source Type: news