13 December 2013
One of the fastest and most advanced supercomputing facilities in the UK, capable of over 200 trillion calculations per second, is helping to revolutionise research at the University of Bristol. A £2 million investment has increased the capability and power of the state-of-the-art BlueCrystal High Performance Computer (HPC) facility, which allows over 650 researchers and students to process vast amounts of complex data at record speeds.
3 December 2013
Brunel’s original train station, once Bristol’s gateway to the world, has opened its doors once again – as the city’s new enterprise hub to drive inward investment, create jobs and encourage a new generation of high growth businesses. The Engine Shed, a Grade I listed building built by the famous engineer in 1841, has had a £1.7 million transformation thanks to a partnership between Bristol City Council, the University of Bristol and the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).
2 December 2013
The University, in collaboration with Bristol City Council, will be hosting a question-and-answer session with the city’s elected Mayor, George Ferguson, in the Wills Memorial Building tomorrow [3 December].
21 November 2013
Three University of Bristol students will go head-to-head with their lecturers on a BBC Radio 4 quiz show next week. An episode of the lively 3rd Degree programme will be recorded in the Wills Memorial Building on Wednesday, 27 November. Staff, students and the public are welcome to attend.
20 November 2013
The Wills Memorial Building has been unveiled as the permanent home for ‘Bark at Ee’, the University of Bristol’s striking Gromit, after 5,655 people cast their vote to decide where the popular pooch should reside. The University bought one of the hugely popular Gromit Unleashed statues at the auction last month and the decision about its new home was placed in the hands of students, staff and alumni.
29 October 2013
Senior figures from a new research alliance which brings together major research-intensive universities from Wales and the South West of England have met for the first time in a bid to map out its direction of travel and potential impact on UK higher education and beyond.
24 October 2013
The Wills Memorial Building looked pretty in pink last night as it joined major landmarks across the country in supporting Breast Cancer Campaign’s flagship ‘wear it pink’ event.
18 October 2013
Students from the University of Bristol will be demonstrating their love for cycling next week thanks to a new campaign created by the University of Bristol Students’ Union (UBU). Starting on Sunday, Like Your Bike Week aims to celebrate cycling as a fun, flexible, sustainable and economical mode of travel for students.
10 October 2013
The University’s EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account has made seven new awards since June 2013, comprising four Knowledge Transfer Secondments, one Proof of Principle and two Proof of Concept projects
8 October 2013
The Anson Rooms, one of Bristol’s best-loved music venues, is reopening with a bang next week after a major refurbishment. It will welcome back live music for the first time in over a year when its autumn line-up kicks off with Johnny Flynn and The Sussex Wit on Monday [14 October].