Articles from University of Bristol

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.

University of Bristol statement in support of Bristol’s One City Climate Strategy

As such we are pleased to endorse and support the One City Climate Strategy which sets out how Bristol can become carbon neutral and climate resilient by 2030.

Student-led hub for nutrition in medical education hosts national conference

Nutritank was set-up after Bristol Medical School students, Iain Broadley and Ally Jaffee, learnt some medical students are receiving as little as eight hours of compulsory nutrition training out of the five or six years at medical school. Faced with rising levels of chronic disease, mainly related to poor diet and lifestyle, Nutritank has founded more than 20 medical school societies across the UK. The campaign is now feeding into the NHS long-term plan.

Bristol Medical School first in UK to adopt new BMA charter to address racial harassment

The charter, launched earlier this month by the British Medical Association following an Equality and Human Rights Commission report, sets out clear standards that medical schools need to follow to prevent racial harassment including providing support and training as well as how to respond when poor behaviour is seen or experienced.

School admissions: how to make the system fairer for all

The report, published today by the Sutton Trust, shows rich and poor families use the system in the same way, yet disadvantaged children are less likely to end up in a high-performing school.

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.

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.

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.

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