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today

University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
University of Bristol Law Club shortlisted for prestigious 'Best University Society' award The University of Bristol Law Club has been shortlisted as one of the top five university student societies in the National Undergraduate Employability Awards 2017. The only student law society in the country to reach the final of the competition!
#MakeChangeHappen this Human Rights Day (10th December) From improving the conditions of people deprived of their liberty and advising civil society organisations, and governments on the implementation of human rights law, the Human Rights Implementation facilitates change on the ground.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Graduate School of Education news
Technology Enhanced Learning blog
Blackboard guest login problems are now resolved Dec 9th 2016 It is now possible to login to Blackboard using the guest login.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this temporary loss of access.  

yesterday

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Blueprint for shape in ancient land plants Scientists from the Universities of Bristol and Cambridge have unlocked the secrets of shape in the most ancient of land plants using time-lapse imaging, growth analysis and computer modelling.
Amber specimen offers rare glimpse of feathered dinosaur tail Researchers from China, Canada, and the University of Bristol have discovered a dinosaur tail complete with its feathers trapped in a piece of amber.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Health Sciences
National teaching award for 'outstanding' Vet School educator Mrs Sheena Warman, of the University of Bristol's School of Veterinary Sciences, has been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship by the Higher Education Academy.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Oral and Dental Sciences news
Nye Fathers receives Chancellor's Medal Nye Fathers has received his Chancellor's Medal award in recognition of 40 years service from the Chancellor of the University of Bristol, The Right Honourable the Baroness Hale of Richmond.
Technology Enhanced Learning blog
Blackboard guest login problems, Thurs 8th Dec 2016 We are experiencing problems with the guest login function currently.  IT Services are investigating.  Many apologies for the inconvenience caused.

two days ago

IT Services University of Bristol - IT Services news
24hr IT helpline available over Christmas and Computer Centre closure dates The Computer Centre will be closed from midnight on Friday 16th December to Monday 2nd January…
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
SPHERE project World Technology Award finalist A University of Bristol research project has been named a World Technology Award finalist by the World Technology Network (“The WTN”) – a global community comprised of the most innovative people and organisations at the forefront of science, technology and related fields.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
Parliamentary hearings, public inquiries and government advisory panels – all in a day’s work It’s been a busy month for academics at the Law School involved in activities that aim to help shape a new corporate landscape. This round-up highlights how they are playing a role in tackling some of the issues currently facing workers, shaking up the boardrooms - and moving towards a future of ‘mission-led’ businesses.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Graduate School of Education news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Economics, Finance and Management news
Highly-skilled corporate migration and global talent mobility Professor Jon Beaverstock, Professor of International Management, travelled to Doha in Qatar to present the keynote address at the International Sociology Association ‘Migration in a Turbulent World’ conference.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Oral and Dental Sciences news
CHSE Teaching and Learning Conference The Dental School was superbly represented at last month’s CHSE Teaching and Learning Conference.

three days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Scientific breakthrough reveals unprecedented alternative to battery power storage Ground-breaking research from the University of Surrey and Augmented Optics Ltd, in collaboration with the University of Bristol, has developed potentially transformational technology which could revolutionise the capabilities of appliances that have previously relied on battery power to work.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
Dr. Eirik Bjorge's research cited by Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights In a recent case, Magyar Helsinki Bizottság (Hungarian Helsinki Committee) v Hungary, the work of the Law School's Dr. Eirik Bjorge was cited to provide clarity on the interpretation of Article 10 on the right to freedom of expression, which proved critical to the final ruling.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Biological Sciences news
Leading piece in The Conversation today on saiga die-offs, following appearance of saigas on Planet Earth last night. Congratulations to Eric Morgan for having his research featured in Planet Earth II. Eric Morgan received funding from NERC to investigate causes of the saiga die-off.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Economics, Finance and Management news
Are we headed to Integration or segregation for England’s pupils? Dame Louise Casey’s independent review into integration and opportunity in the UK was published on Monday 5 December 2015. Her report recommends new ways of tackling divides within communities. Simon Burgess has written about the divisions in today’s society and ethnic segregation within English schools. His research looks back at changes in segregation over the last decade.

four days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Yo-yo dieting might cause extra weight gain Repeated dieting may lead to weight gain because the brain interprets the diets as short famines and urges the person to store more fat for future shortages, new research by the universities of Exeter and Bristol suggests.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
Sir Malcolm Evans appointed as expert advisor for UN’s Global Study of Children Deprived of Liberty Professor of Law, Sir Malcolm Evans has been appointed by the UN to be a member of the high level Advisory Panel for their new Global Study of Children Deprived of Liberty. The study seeks to address the lack of data, research and verified information on the situation of children deprived of liberty.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Experimental Psychology News
Elizabeth Blackwell Institute funding awarded to research therapeutic tool for children with impaired eye movement control Professor Iain Gilchrist, Dr Cathy Williams and Dr Rosie Clark awarded funding to investigate the efficacy of their novel app “EyeTrain” designed as a therapeutic tool to improve oculomotor control in children with Special Educational Needs (SEN).
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Physics news
University of Bristol
Professor David Berridge awarded Vice-Chancellor’s Impact Award 2016 The winners of this year’s Vice-Chancellor’s Impact Awards, which showcase the diverse and important contributions that Bristol research makes to society, were announced at the Strategy Launch on Tuesday 29 November.

seven days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Bristol tech start-ups bid for backing at SETsquared’s Accelerating Growth showcase High-growth tech entrepreneurs pitched for a share of more than £25 million backing when they took part in SETsquared’s annual Accelerating Growth Investment Showcase in London last week.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Sport, Exercise and Health news
Winter vacation opening hours extended We are pleased to announce that after requests from our students via the #yousaidwedid campaign, Sport, Exercise & Health and Library Services are extending our opening hours over the winter vacation period.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
Successful start to Law Clinic Training Sessions with Osborne Clarke Following the University of Bristol Law Clinic’s new partnership with commercial law firm Osborne Clarke, the firm welcomed the Clinic members to its offices for two bespoke training days earlier this term.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Experimental Psychology News
Luke Somerwill is shortlisted for the Jonathan Sime Award 2016 Previous Undergraduate student, Luke Somerwill, is shortlisted for the Jonathan Sime Award 2016.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Economics, Finance and Management news
Industrial Revolution leaves east ends of major cities poorer than the west The east sides of major UK cities such as London and Manchester have historically been the poorest due to industrial pollution. This has resulted in unequal distribution of social classes across cities that is still evident today.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Humanities news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - History of Art news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Students' Health news

eight days ago

IT Services University of Bristol - IT Services news
macOS Sierra now supported by the University Update, 1 December 2016: Following initial concerns over support for macOS Sierra (see the September edition of the IT bulletin) we are now happy to confirm that this is the supported OS for University Mac computers…
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Vice-Chancellor’s Impact Award Winners 2016 The winners of this year’s Vice-Chancellor’s Impact Awards, which showcase the diverse and important contributions that Bristol research makes to society, were announced at the Strategy Launch on 29 November.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Engineering news
CivSoc Graduate & Undergraduate Recruitment Event a huge success On 9th November, CivSoc hosted their first ever Graduate and Undergraduate Recruitment Evening with nine companies attending, invited by current and ex-students.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Chemistry news
Women in Innovation prizes for former School of Chemistry students Congratulations to School of Chemistry alumni Becky Sage and Emma Sceats who have both been awarded Women in Innovation prizes run by Innovate UK worth £50,000

nine days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Bristol Is Open wins smart cities award Bristol Is Open won The Smart Cities Award at a prestigious ceremony last night [Tuesday 29 November]. The project, which is a joint venture between the University and Bristol City Council, was one of four nominees in the Smart Cities category at the World Communications Awards (WCA).
The poverty premium – poorer people pay more for essential goods and services In the UK the poverty premium - the idea that poorer people pay more for essential goods and services - is an important and relevant social policy concern for low-income families.
Oscar-winning actress feels the force University of Bristol research associate Asier Marzo demonstrated a mid-air display of ‘floating pixels’ using soundwaves and force fields to Spanish actress and model, Penélope Cruz and actor, Chino Darín, on the Spanish TV programme El Hormiguero.
Industrial Revolution leaves east ends of major cities poorer than the west The east sides of major UK cities such as London and Manchester have historically been the poorest due to industrial pollution. This has resulted in unequal distribution of social classes across cities that is still evident today.
Mobbing mongooses get by with a little help from their friends In their notorious battles with snakes, dwarf mongooses are more likely to help attack the enemy if they are closely bonded to the individual raising the alarm, reports new experimental research from scientists at the University of Bristol.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Biological Sciences news
Mobbing mongooses get by with a little help from their friends In their notorious battles with snakes, dwarf mongooses are more likely to help attack the enemy if they are closely bonded to the individual raising the alarm, reports new experimental research from scientists at the University of Bristol.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Students' Health news

ten days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Sport, Exercise and Health news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Engineering news
QSE Civil Engineering Graduate wins the NCE Graduate Award 2016 Civil Engineering graduate, Brittany Harris, has won the New Civil Engineer Graduate Awards for 2016.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Humanities news
Three professorships for Humanities The School of Humanities is recruiting a professor and a reader/professor
University of Bristol University of Bristol - WUN news

eleven days ago

IT Services University of Bristol - IT Services news
Security breach of the Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Event Booking System On 10 November an organisation external to the University, the Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC), were informed of a cyber-attack on the event booking service (https://eventbooking.stfc.ac.uk/) which resulted in a data breach.  The user registration database was compromised, containing personal information…
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Engineering news
At-Bristol's 'On Shaky Ground?' Video now live on YouTube The At-Bristol Science Centre have been hard at work on a video inspired by content developed as part of the ‘On Shaky Ground’ special theme day.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Department of English news

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