University appoints new Director of Estates19 June 2018The University of Bristol has appointed a new Director of Estates and Bursar to oversee the management and development of its diverse collection of buildings and grounds.
Statement relating to Student Disciplinary Hearing - 15 June14 June 2018The University of Bristol is committed to freedom of speech and to the rights of all our students and staff to discuss difficult and sensitive topics, provided that this right is exercised responsibly, within the law, and with respect for others who may have differing views.
UK public shows strong preference for vaccines that prevent severe illness, particularly for children 13 June 2018The UK public has a clear preference for funding vaccination programmes which protect young children against severe diseases, finds a new study that considered the public’s preferences on vaccines available on the NHS. The study suggests that the public’s preferences about which vaccines are made available on the NHS, particularly children, are not reflected by the current approach. The Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF)-funded study, led by University of Bristol researchers, is published today [13 June] in PLOS ONE.
Patients to set agenda for heart failure research 13 June 2018People with advanced heart failure, their carers, families and friends are being asked to help set the priorities for future research into the condition. Researchers from the Universities of Bristol, Oxford and Cambridge are working with the James Lind Alliance - a non-profit organisation which looks for unanswered health research questions by reaching out to those most affected - to identify research questions that will focus on improving advanced heart failure care.
Record year for science spin-outs8 June 2018The University of Bristol created a record number of scientific spin-out companies last year thanks to its thriving network, including a partnership with new innovation centre Unit DX.
Study finds spending more time in education causes myopia (short-sight)6 June 2018Myopia, or short-sight, is one of leading causes of visual disability in the world. The global prevalence is rising rapidly and has reached epidemic levels in the developed countries of East and Southeast Asia. Now a new study, led by the University of Bristol, has shed some light on why the length of time spent in education is a causal risk factor for myopia.
Botanic Garden volunteers recognised with Queen’s Award2 June 2018The skill, dedication and enthusiasm of those who help to run and promote the work of the University of Bristol Botanic Garden has been officially recognised with a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services – the MBE for volunteer groups.
Professor Michael Banton, 1926-20181 June 2018Michael Banton, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Senior Academic in the University of Bristol for many years and internationally renowned scholar, has passed away at the age of 91. Gregor McLennan, Professor of Sociology, offers a remembrance.