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.

Five ways to create household harmony during lockdown

Fortunately, there are ways to manage the stresses and strains of being cooped up together for so long. Dr Angela Rowe, a social psychologist at the University of Bristol, has dedicated her research to understanding how we behave towards our nearest and dearest, especially in tough times. Her tips and advice can help keep your relationships happy and harmonious despite the trying circumstances.

How to stay physically active during coronavirus restrictions

"It's really important to use movement and activity as a way of breaking up your routine, if you feel well enough. Cook, play active games, dance, go into the garden if you've got one.

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.

University of Bristol’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak - Term to end early

Coronavirus (COVID-19) represents a very real threat to the health of our students and staff, families and friends, and the citizens of our city. It also represents a threat to our academic activities, campus operations and institutional reputation.

Bristol BME school pupils introduced to STEM

Aiming to encourage black pupils from City Academy to come to University, and to consider wider careers in STEM subjects, the event showcased the roles of black engineers and scientists and was inspired by discussions with the Assistant Principal for Inclusion at City Academy in Bristol – Aisha Thomas. In a 2018 study, Aisha found that there are 26 black working teachers in Bristol's secondary schools, out of more than 1,300 across the city and found that this lack of representation is one of the factors that leads to low inclusion of black students in Higher Education.

University of Bristol Undergraduates shine at national research event

Posters in Parliament gives 50 undergraduate students from across the UK the opportunity to present their research to policy makers and legislators. Along with the opportunity for students to present their research work in the Houses of Parliament, the top three submitted posters will be selected by a judging panel.

Pupils' genes cannot accurately predict educational achievement

Despite some claims that differences in pupils' genetic data could be used to 'personalise' their education or identify those who are likely to struggle or thrive at school, few studies have investigated how accurately genetic measures known as “polygenic scores” (which combine information from all genetic material across the entire genome) can predict future educational performance better than other measures of student aptitude.

New agreement brings key Bristol organisations closer together

The memorandum of understanding agreed between the parties states their intent to collaborate under a number of themes aimed at promoting the aims of the One City Approach.

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.

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