22 March 2013
The mayoral model of governance offers the opportunity to give a real boost to civic leadership in Bristol - according to the majority of respondents in an independent study of leadership in the city carried out just before the mayoral election last November. The findings from the study will be presented at a research launch event with the authors of the project and Mayor George Ferguson today [22 March] at the City Hall in Bristol.
21 March 2013
The findings of a three-year study into the extent of premature death in people with learning disabilities, which found that those with learning disabilities are more likely to have a premature death compared with individuals in the general population, has been covered widely in the national media.
19 March 2013
A three-year study into the extent of premature death in people with learning disabilities has found that those with learning disabilities are more likely to have a premature death compared with individuals in the general population. The findings, published in a Department of Health report, have made a series of recommendations aimed at improving the quality of healthcare that people with learning disabilities receive.
14 March 2013
Students and staff can now view plans for the next stage of the Priory Road development in the café of the Social Sciences Complex in Priory Road.
13 March 2013
Sexual abuse has an often devastating and long-term impact on the lives of many children and young people — for these children the future can be very dark indeed. A new study will evaluate the effectiveness of a therapeutic service designed to help children and young people who have been affected by sexual abuse. The research includes one of the largest randomised trials of this type of therapy to have been undertaken in the world.
12 March 2013
iTunes and Spotify are just two examples of digital technology that have revolutionised the mainstream music industry. However, exactly how tools like these have affected those at lower levels of the industry is yet to be fully understood. An international conference hosted by academics at the University of Bristol next week [25 Mar] will explore how new technology has impacted the music business.
6 March 2013
The Department for Business Innovation and Skills have today published an independent research report from the University of Bristol on the impact of a cap on the total cost of credit. The publication coincides with the publication of the Office of Fair Trading’s final report on payday sector compliance. Both reports clearly show there is significant evidence of consumer detriment in the high-cost credit markets.
1 March 2013
An anonymous donor has awarded the University of Bristol £242,000 for a new project to help improve learning for pupils in disadvantaged rural secondary schools in Tanzania, Africa.
27 February 2013
Following the highly publicised Leveson Inquiry, some of the country’s leading minds in the field of law and the media will be discussing the often contentious relationship between the two at the first ever Bristol Law conference on Friday 8 March 2013.
26 February 2013
Malcolm Evans, OBE, Professor of Public International Law at the University, has been re-elected to chair the United Nations (UN) Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT). The SPT derives its mandate from the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention against Torture. It is a multidisciplinary body of independent experts with 25 members and is the largest of the UN human rights treaty bodies.