Articles from University of Bristol

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.

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.

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