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Great George to chime for anniversary of University’s Royal Charter 22 May 2015 Bristol’s largest bell will ring out across the city on Sunday as the University of Bristol celebrates the anniversary of its charter being granted.
  • National Composites Centre wins design award 26 May 2015 The University’s National Composites Centre (NCC) has won a prestigious award for innovative design.
  • Researchers develop intelligent handheld robots 26 May 2015 What if handheld tools know what needs to be done and were even able to guide and help inexperienced users to complete jobs that require skill? Researchers at the University of Bristol have developed and started studying a novel concept in robotics - intelligent handheld robots.
  • Leading animal welfare scientist presented with top award 26 May 2015 One of the UK’s leading experts on animal behaviour has been presented with a prestigious award in recognition of his contribution to improving animal welfare. Mike Mendl, Professor of Animal Behaviour and Welfare at the University of Bristol, was awarded the RSPCA/BSAS Award for innovative developments in animal welfare last week [Wednesday 20 May].
  • Caution urged over giving patients online access to their health records 26 May 2015 The Government is aiming for all adults to have online access to their health and social care records by 2020, but researchers from the Institute of Child Health, QMUL and the University of Bristol are concerned about the potential for unintended harm.
  • Dyslexia and sight: the wider view 25 May 2015 There is widespread belief in the scientific community that dyslexia, which affects around 375,000 UK children and has a lifelong impact on learning, is not caused by sight problems. However, many practitioners and professional bodies offer dyslexic children eye treatments and routine eye checks to ensure glasses are offered if necessary and then that no further testing is needed. A new study, led by the universities of Bristol and Newcastle, which analysed the eye test results of 5,822 children found that the majority of the dyslexic children had perfect vision.
  • Study examines increase in calls to emergency services 22 May 2015 As calls to emergency services increase, there is an urgent need for a reliable and consistent method of measuring whether or not these calls are appropriate. These are the findings from a University of Bristol study, published in BMJ Open, which explored ambulance use among patients with problems that could potentially be managed by their GP or other primary care health services.
  • Great George to chime for anniversary of University’s Royal Charter 22 May 2015 Bristol’s largest bell will ring out across the city on Sunday as the University of Bristol celebrates the anniversary of its charter being granted.
  • Matt’s paddleboard challenge to boost education in South Africa 22 May 2015 Travelling from Reading to Bristol is usually a pain-free and quick journey. But not if you’re moving at two miles an hour on a paddleboard. Matt Edwards, Sport Development Manager at the University of Bristol, will be attempting the tough challenge over four gruelling days.
  • Sudden onset of ice loss in Antarctica detected 21 May 2015 A group of scientists, led by a team from the University of Bristol, has observed a sudden increase of ice loss in a previously stable region of Antarctica. The research is published today in Science.
  • Flagship REACT projects propelled beyond prototype 21 May 2015 Three collaborations between University of Bristol researchers and creative businesses have been awarded acceleration funding from REACT, an AHRC-funded knowledge exchange hub, to take their ground-breaking ideas to market.

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