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Lichen to thrill as rare Golden-eye is discovered in South Wales 4 March 2015 A rare, bright yellow lichen, which until recently was believed to be extinct in the UK, has been found by University of Bristol postgraduate students during a recent field trip to South Wales.
  • University tower tours reach £20,000 fundraising milestone 4 March 2015 Tours of one of Bristol’s tallest and most iconic buildings have raised an impressive £20,000 towards caring for sick babies and children in the city.
  • How big data can be used to understand major events 4 March 2015 With the most unpredictable UK general election looming in modern times, how can big data be used to understand how elections are covered by the media? New research by the University of Bristol has for the first time analysed over 130,000 online news articles to find out how the 2012 US presidential election played out in the media.
  • Bristol PhD students take science to Parliament 4 March 2015 PhD students from across the University are attending Parliament to present their science to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges, as part of SET for Britain on Monday 9 March.
  • Lichen to thrill as rare Golden-eye is discovered in South Wales 4 March 2015 A rare, bright yellow lichen, which until recently was believed to be extinct in the UK, has been found by University of Bristol postgraduate students during a recent field trip to South Wales.
  • Computer science students challenged to create next must-have app 3 March 2015 Computer science students from the University of Bristol have been challenged to create a new app from scratch in a 24-hour marathon coding session.
  • Major EU grant success for Bristol-led peacebuilding study 2 March 2015 The University of Bristol has led a successful Horizon 2020 bid for a project to evaluate the EU’s work in peacebuilding.
  • Black men less willing to be investigated for prostate cancer 2 March 2015 The incidence of prostate cancer among men of Afro-Caribbean origin is higher than in white men, they are more likely to be diagnosed as emergencies and their mortality rates are higher. Until now, it has been unclear why these disappointing outcomes exist. Researchers at the Universities of Exeter, Bristol and College London studied the preferences and choice of more than 500 men who were presented with a realistic hypothetical prostate cancer investigation scenario while attending general practices in Bristol.
  • BBC debate programme to be broadcast live from Bristol 26 February 2015 Political heavyweights will be in Bristol this week as BBC Radio 4’s topical debate programme Any Questions? is broadcast live from the University of Bristol.
  • Management consultants “only partly successful” in improving the quality of NHS commissioning 26 February 2015 The NHS uses an increasing number of commercial and not-for-profit management consultancies in healthcare commissioning but there are concerns about whether knowledge and expertise they generate is of benefit to commissioners and whether it improves the quality of commissioning. In the largest study of its kind in the UK, researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Southampton have for the first time observed this processes of knowledge exchange and assessed the perceived impact on commissioning decisions.
  • Bristol Engineering student named Student Volunteer of the Year 25 February 2015 Conor McGlacken, a fourth-year Engineering Design student, has received the Student Volunteer of the Year Award as part of Student Volunteering Week.

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