Articles from University of Bristol

Professor George Davey Smith awarded membership of The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences

Professor Davey Smith, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and Director of the Medical Research Council Integrative Epidemiology Unit (MRC IEU), hosted by the Bristol Medical School: Population Health Sciences, has been able to bring the relationship between cause and effect in public health into sharper focus than ever before. For example, he has shown that contrary to popular opinion there are adverse effects of alcohol consumption on overall cardiovascular disease risk across the whole spectrum of consumption.

Applications open for Kevin Elyot Award 2019

The Kevin Elyot Award is an annual award of £3,000 given to support a writer-in-residence at the University of Bristol Theatre Collection.

University of Bristol ranked 16th in Complete University Guide 2020

The UK league table, published today [1 May], shows 14 out of Bristol’s 40 subjects are ranked in the top 10 for their discipline.

Bristol students make record win at Undergraduate of the Year Awards

The tenth anniversary of the prestigious awards received over 4,000 applicants, who underwent a rigorous selection process including online tests, assessment centres and interviews.

School students ‘graduate’ from unique university taster course

The Access to Bristol course, run by the University of Bristol, is designed to encourage and inspire pupils who might not otherwise consider going onto higher education.

FRANK friends to provide peer-led drug prevention in schools

Year 9 students (aged 13-14) will be asked to nominate other students who they think are influential and those in the top 17.5 per cent of nominations will be asked to become peer supporters.

Two University of Bristol Academics Honoured with Royal Society Fellows

George Davey Smith, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and Director of the Medical Research Council Integrative Epidemiology Unit (MRC IEU), hosted by the Bristol Medical School: Population Health Sciences, has led important developments in our understanding of what determines – and how to prevent – ill-health within society. His research has focused on how social inequalities in health are generated by exposures over an entire life course, and the use of genetic data to improve understanding of how environmentally modifiable risk factors influence disease risk in populations.

Political fake news: they might be a liar but they're my liar

Following the 2016 presidential election, 88 per cent of Americans reported that fake news had caused confusion about basic facts regarding current events. The study of political misinformation, between the University of Bristol, Northeastern University, University of Western Australia and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is published in the journal Political Psychology.

University of Bristol Offers New Futures Scholarship Programme to Attract Students from Disadvantaged Backgrounds

The Futures Scholarship Programme is open to incoming undergraduate students and offers an initial arrival bursary of £2,000, which they can apply for before accepting a place – a move which the University hopes will provide extra reassurance when prospective students weigh up whether or not they can afford to go to university.

Chancellor honours Chinese students at Shanghai graduation celebration

The event, which took place at the Ritz Carlton, Shanghai, was attended by more than 1,000 graduates and their guests as students were applauded by their peers, teachers, friends and family on what was one of the proudest days of their academic careers.

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