Articles from University of Bristol

New Chair and Fellowships in Academic Research Quality and Improvement created

Bristol is already driving change in this area through its support for the UK Reproducibility Network, led by Professor Marcus Munafò and colleagues at a number of UK universities. The network involves researchers, universities, and a range of stakeholders in promoting the adoption of initiatives intended to improve research quality.

Charity founder recognised for his work with homeless community

In 2019, a report from Shelter estimated that around 280,000 people in Britain were homeless[1], while in Bristol, it was reported that homeless people were dying at more than double the national rate.[2]

Mya-Rose Craig becomes youngest Briton to be awarded honorary degree

Mya-Rose Craig, from Compton Martin near Bristol, was honoured by the University of Bristol for her activism and pioneering work, which includes campaigning for greater ethnic diversity in nature, conservation, environment and wildlife filmmaking.

University of Bristol creates a new Chair and Fellowships in Academic Research Quality and Improvement

Bristol is already driving change in this area through its support for the UK Reproducibility Network, led by Professor Marcus Munafò and colleagues at a number of UK universities. The network involves researchers, universities, and a range of stakeholders in promoting the adoption of initiatives intended to improve research quality.

Enterprise hub Engine Shed launch school Tech Tours

Tech Tours offers primary and early secondary schools in the West of England the opportunity to spend a day at Engine Shed and Ultraleap for a variety of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) activities, including a coding workshop and a visit to Ultraleap’s Experience Room to feel the magic of mid-air haptics and 3D tracking.

Feast and Famine: Re-balancing funding in HE and FE

Policy-makers like to refer to ‘unintended consequences’ once the faults in their policies become apparent to all.

Landmark deal at University of Bristol to tackle gender pay gap

Senior leaders at the University and the Bristol branch of the University and College Union (Bristol UCU) have today signed a Collective Agreement outlining the key actions which will be taken to tackle the issue.

The Daily Mile™ programme could help schools' tackle childhood obesity

The study concluded that whilst interventions such as The Daily Mile are not going to reduce childhood obesity alone, they could be an important part of a wider population strategy to tackling this challenge.

Bristol in top five universities targeted by top employers for fifth year in a row

Bristol is fourth in the Graduate Market in 2020 report, which is a study of graduate vacancies, starting salaries and undergraduate work experience programmes at the country’s top 100 employers.

INITIATE aims to drive educational and industrial innovation by encouraging cross-discipline interactions and facilitating academic-industry cooperation

INITIATE internet research project calls for collaboration Understanding the behaviour of the Internet with its inherent complexity and scale is essential when designing new Internet systems and applications. This is increasingly important thanks to the emergence of 5G, cloud services and the Internet of Things (IoT), which all lead to significant increases both in connection capacity requirements and additional devices that require Internet connectivity.

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