Botanic Garden NGS open day and jazz concert9 July 2014Two popular events will take place at the University of Bristol’s Botanic Garden this July. The garden will hold a National Gardens Scheme (NGS) open day this Sunday [July 13] and later this month [Saturday 19 July] a summer jazz concert with the longest running band in the South West, The Blue Notes.
Engineering postgrad wins UKCGE image competition9 July 2014Richard Craig, a Research Engineer at the University’s Industrial Doctoral Centre in Systems, has been awarded first prize in the inaugural UK Council for Graduate Education (UKCGE) BIG 2014 Image competition.
Students lay down the law in human rights teaching sessions8 July 2014Undergraduates studying Constitutional Rights as part of their Law degree have been visiting local inner-city schools, introducing Year 9 and Year 10 students to the concept of human rights. In all, the Law students conducted 33 teaching sessions on the Human Rights Act as part of a widening participation project for the University.
Upgrading the Large Hadron Collider8 July 2014Scientists from the Particle Physics Research Group at the University of Bristol are currently working on upgrades to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the particle accelerator and collider located at CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) near Geneva, ahead of its restart in 2015.
Knee replacement surgery significantly safer8 July 2014Mortality rates in the first 45-days following knee replacement surgery have fallen dramatically since 2003, according to a National Joint Registry for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (NJR) study led by the University of Bristol.
Redrawing the Parliamentary map4 July 2014A report on the UK rules for Parliamentary constituency distributions by Professor Ron Johnston of Bristol's School of Geographical Sciences, and colleagues David Rossiter and Charles Pattie, was launched at the Houses of Parliament this week.
EU Marie Curie ITN project to train researchers in integrated water quality modelling4 July 2014A collaborative European Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) project that includes researchers from the University of Bristol aims to train high calibre PhD and postdoctoral researchers with a comprehensive understanding of water quality processes, uncertainty issues and decision making strategies for integrated water catchment management.
New restaurant app eats up the competition3 July 2014An app which alerts customers to last-minute offers at local bars and restaurants has scooped a top award at the annual SETsquared Innovation Showcase, held at Engine Shed.
Bristol researchers enhance the performance of Imogen Heap’s musical gloves2 July 2014Wireless technology is becoming increasingly common in live musical performances but the technology is prone to interference, which can affect a live concert. A research team have demonstrated the potential Wi-Fi has to offer for live performances and specifically for the musical gloves used by the artist Imogen Heap.
Warm welcome at Bristol’s open days2 July 2014With the sun beating down, azure skies and flashes of red T-shirts worn by countless student helpers, the University of Bristol was a hive of activity at the recent open days on 20 and 21 June 2014.
Higher BMI increases the risk of asthma in children2 July 2014The increase in asthma risk in children could be partially explained by the rise in body mass index (BMI), according to new research from the University of Bristol published today in PLOS Medicine.
New course supports aspiring students into university1 July 2014The first ever cohort of students to complete the University of Bristol’s innovative Foundation Year in Arts and Humanities celebrated yesterday [30 June] with Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Judith Squires at an informal ceremony at Cotham House.
Physicist wins Rising Star Award1 July 2014Peter Shadbolt, a PhD student in the School of Physics on secondment with Imperial College London, was named as a Rising Star at the recent RISE Awards, which celebrate inspirational scientists and engineers leading innovation in the engineering and physical sciences.
Bristol researcher instrumental to the success of IoT applications1 July 2014The Internet of Things (IoT), a network of interconnected internet-enabled gadgets, could change the way people live in the future. A University of Bristol researcher is instrumental to the success of Contiki, an open source operating system for the IoT.