Articles from University of Bristol

University garden recognised as one of the world’s best green spaces

Further information The history of Royal Fort Garden

Sustainable student spin-out wins ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’

The awards recognise UK entrepreneurs who help accelerate and facilitate a sustainable and low-carbon future. LettUs Grow tackles the growing climate crisis by drastically reducing water and fertiliser usage in agriculture.

Producer takes to the stage to graduate 35 years after degree

He was due to graduate in 1984 but a wrangle over an outstanding fee of £70 left him officially unable to cross the stage.

Honorary degrees awarded at the University of Bristol – Friday 26 July 2019

Emeritus Professor John Scott brought Italian degrees to the University of Bristol, where he was Junior Fellow in the Department of Classics between 1955 and 1957. A graduate of Oxford University, he went on to hold positions at the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Reading, and the University of Western Australia. His awards include an Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, a Centenary Medal from the Commonwealth of Australia and a gold medal of the City of Florence. He is author of nine books and 86 articles in peer-reviewed journals. Today he returns to Bristol to be awarded an honoraryDoctor of Letters .

Student Lydia overcomes devastating family tragedy to graduate with flying colours

Her achievements are all the more poignant after her mum Tracey and younger brother Pierce were killed in March 2017, when Lydia was in her first year of university.

Honorary degrees awarded at the University of Bristol – Thursday 25 July 2019

Kalpna Woolf was head of production for the BBC for 20 years and during her time there won multiple awards. She has continued to work in television as head of production for HungryGap Productions, alongside roles as chair of trustees for Frank Water, board member for University of West of England, Knowle West Media Centre, and chair of the Skills Group for the West of England LEP Board. She founded innovative charity 91 Ways, building common ground and greater understanding between Bristol's 91 language communities. In 2018, she launched BeOnBoard, an initiative that aims to increase board-level diversity. She is also the author of the cook book ‘Spice Yourself Slim’ and has won four national awards.  Today she will receive an honorary Doctor of Letters  from the University.

Record number of women receive honorary degrees

Eleven out of the 16 people being honoured during this summer’s graduation ceremonies [19 to 26 July] are women.

Bristol grad and online entrepreneur hopes engineering medal will inspire young women

The Royal Academy of Engineering’s Silver Medal recognises engineers who have made an outstanding personal contribution to UK engineering, resulting in successful market exploitation.

Honorary degrees awarded at the University of Bristol – Wednesday 24 July 2019

Professor Alan Baddeley 

Bristol and UCT launch Researchers without Borders PhD Programme

Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Bristol, Professor Hugh Brady, welcomed Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town, Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, to Bristol, where the signing took place.

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