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Rocket seeds boldly grow
The countdown is over for staff at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden to find out which collection of seeds they have been growing spent time in space. As part of British astronaut Tim Peake's mission, two kilograms of rocket (Eruca sativa) seeds were sent to the International Space Station last year and were returned to Earth in March after six months on board.
Why I volunteered for the Law Clinic
Before coming to Bristol, Emily Kelvey received a First Class in Politics and International Relations from Loughborough University. She has just finished the first year of the MA in Law here at Bristol. In this interview Emily talks about why she choose Bristol, her role in the Law Clinic, the satisfaction of giving back to the local community, and how the experience has increased her employment prospects. She also has some advice on time management for students wanting to apply for next year!
Student recognised for contribution to equality and diversity
The Law School wishes to congratulate undergraduate Chloe Maughan for being shortlisted for a Student Union (SU) award for Equality and Diversity. The nomination is in recognition of her voluntary work promoting equality and diversity through accessible, exciting and engaging campaigns or events.
Chilean academic to visit the School for Policy Studies
Dr Gianinna Munoz, a Research Director from the Department of Social Work, at the University Alberto Hurtado, is set to visit the School later this month to contribute to a new project entitled ‘Comparative Policy Discourses of Poverty and Social Exclusion: Chile and the UK’, funded by the University's International Strategic Fund.
two days ago
Brexit: A climactic decision?
With the Referendum imminent a blog from Reader in Sustainability and Law, Chris Wilmore, questions why the environment has singularly failed to make itself an issue in the BREXIT debate.
three days ago
UK Trade after Brexit: Is the WTO a suitable alternative?
As a regional integration lawyer, Dr Clair Gammage believes the arguments put forward by both camps in the Brexit debate overlook the complexity of international trade. In her latest blog, Dr Gammage discusses how the power base has shifted from the traditional “sovereign State” toward international institutions and regional organisations - and questions if the WTO provides a viable alternative to EU membership.
four days ago
Legal implications of Brexit on UK Defence Procurement
Defence procurement may not be at the top of the Brexit agenda but it has courted some controversy in the press. In this blog Dr. Luke Butler asks; what are the implications of Brexit for the legal regulation of defence procurement?
QETLabs at Cheltenham Science Festival
Researchers from the Centre for Quantum Photonics and Quantum Engineering Centre for Doctoral Training delighted the general public with the quirks of optics and quantum mechanics at this year’s Cheltenham Science Festival.
Blackboard downtime 7th July 2016
Unfortunately IT services need to do some additional maintenance on the University database servers that will affect access to Blackboard amongst other systems. The extra downtime will take place from 8am – 12pm on 7th July. This is in addition to our already scheduled down time on 21 July and 4 August. Please note that […]
eight days ago
Brexit and Collective Labour Rights
There has been considerable concern expressed regarding the employment rights that British workers would lose by virtue of Brexit. In her latest blog, Professor Tonia Novitz outlines why it is not so straightforward in respect of collective labour rights.
nine days ago
When Britain was fringed by tropical seas
A team from the University of Bristol has shed new light on the creatures that inhabited the tropical seas surrounding Britain at the start of the age of the dinosaurs.
ACCIS CDT annual football tournament 2016
Forget Euro 2016, on Wednesday 8 June 2016 staff and students from the ACCIS CDT gathered at the Clifton College Sports Ground to compete for the prestigious CDT cup!
Brexit Series: Workers' Rights
As part of our Brexit Series, Michael Ford QC, Professor of Law at the School, debates the potential consequences of Brexit on UK employment rights.
ten days ago
Interpreting racist internet memes
Real-life experiences of racism have a significant impact on the way black and minority ethnic people view the online world, a University of Bristol study has found.
Quantum Europe 2016: A New Era of Technology
Dr Anthony Laing, Bristol Lecturer in Quantum Physics and EPSRC Early Career Fellow, spoke last month at Quantum Europe in Amsterdam where the €1bn European flagship for quantum technologies was launched
The Central Mediterranean route: Deadlier than ever
During the first five months of 2016, 1 in every 23 migrants has died attempting the journey across the Central Mediterranean to Europe. This represents a drastic worsening of an already high death toll.
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