The past fortnight's news from schools around the University

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University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Planning the future of education in Rwanda The University’s Graduate School of Education has successfully led a bid for funding from the Department for International Development to develop a ‘hub for innovation’ in the Rwandan education system.

yesterday

IT Services University of Bristol - IT Services news
Anonymous user access to comment on Wikis to close In the 'Edit Space Permissions' screen space administrators will no longer have access to setup permissions for Anonymous Users (users who do not possess either UoB accounts or are not invited as externals to a space) to comment on UoB wiki spaces…
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Digging for Britain’s real-life war horses Archaeologists from the University of Bristol have teamed up with school children, veterans of modern conflict and other volunteers to uncover the history of Britain’s real-life war horses.
Could technology transform GP consultations? The way we interact with our GPs could be transformed thanks to a new £458,000 project exploring whether consultations could viably be conducted via email, text message, telephone or via the internet.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Could technology transform GP consultations? The way we interact with our GPs could be transformed thanks to a new £458,000 project exploring whether consultations could viably be conducted via email, text message, telephone or via the internet.
Law RSS newsfeed icon University of Bristol Law School news
The Law School's Mooting Competition Sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills begins with Exhibition Moot Event The Law School's Mooting Competition Sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills begins with Exhibition Moot Event
SPS news School for Policy Studies news
Study of adoption disruption impact on policy The DfE funded study ‘Beyond the Adoption Order: challenges interventions and disruptions' was published by Professor Julie Selwyn, working with Sarah Meakings and Dinithi Wjedesa at the beginning of 2014 and is the first national study of adoption disruption.

four days ago

IT Services University of Bristol - IT Services news
Security bug in SSL 3.0 - POODLE A security bug has been identified in widely used web encryption technology that allows attackers to decrypt encrypted website connections, this has been referred to as POODLE – short for Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption…
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Online resource launched about personal experiences of cleft lip and palate About one in 700 babies in the UK are born with a cleft lip, a cleft palate or a cleft lip and palate. A detailed online resource for families and individuals affected by this condition will be launched this weekend at CLAPA’s annual conference.
Scientific breakthrough will help design the antibiotics of the future Scientists have used computer simulations to show how bacteria are able to destroy antibiotics – a breakthrough which will help develop drugs which can effectively tackle infections in the future.
Sport, Exercise and Health news
Pilates Autumn Offers! Special autumn offers for Pilates - available now!
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences
Scientific breakthrough will help design the antibiotics of the future Scientists have used computer simulations to show how bacteria are able to destroy antibiotics – a breakthrough which will help develop drugs which can effectively tackle infections in the future.
The Graduate School of Education Graduate School of Education news
Dr Shelia Trahar to visit Baku, Azerbaijan British Council, Azerbaijan, Monday 3rd November
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Geographical Sciences news
Professor Paul Valdes wins Milutin Milankovic Medal We are delighted that Paul has been named as the 2015 recipient of the prestigious "Milutin Milankovic Medal" of the European Geosciences Union. He will receive his medal at the EGU 2015 General Assembly, which will take place in Vienna in April.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Biological Sciences news
Andy Wakefield talks about light pollution on 'Shared Planet' Andy Wakefield was interviewed on Radio 4's 'Shared Planet' about his research on how different types of streetlights differ in their ability to attract insects.
Technology Enhanced Learning blog
Issues with feedback in Turnitin Grademark Some staff and/or students may have noticed issues with feedback provided in Turnitin Grademark over the past day or so. We have reported these to Turnitin and they have today responded as follows:  ”Some users have reported a display issue with the downloaded PDF format of their Originality and GradeMark reports. The text may be misaligned, […]
Blackboard Responding Slowly – 17th October 2014 The Blackboard service is currently running slowly. We have reported this to our colleagues in Information Services who are looking in to this. We will update this blog post as soon as we have further information. TEL Team    

five days ago

IT Services University of Bristol - IT Services news
Update - Problems with VoIP phone service should now be fixed Update 20 October: We believe that work over the weekend has fixed the software problems we have been seeing on the VoIP phones…
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
£150,000 to research impacts of volcanic ash on UK nuclear sites The likelihood and potential impacts of volcanic ash on nuclear generating sites in the UK will be investigated by researchers from the University of Bristol in partnership with EDF Energy, thanks to a £150,000 grant from the Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC).
Sport, Exercise and Health news
Jazmin Sawyer makes her debut on Question of Sport Jazmin Sawyer makes her debut on Question of Sport
Law RSS newsfeed icon University of Bristol Law School news
Professor Malcolm Evans, OBE, to chair UN Subcommittee for Prevention of Torture On Tuesday 21st October Professor Malcolm Evans, OBE, will be in New York in his capacity as Chair of the UN Subcommittee for Prevention of Torture and will be presenting its 7th Annual Report to the UN General Assembly.
Library services University of Bristol - Library news
Dawsonera ebooks: access problems An ongoing problem with the Dawsonera ebook website is causing intermittent access problems.
University of Bristol news
Michael E. Mann: The Hockey Stick and the climate wars Recording of Michael E Mann talk online

six days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Myth-conceptions: How myths about the brain are hampering teaching Myths about the brain are common among teachers worldwide and are hampering teaching, according to new research published today [15 October].
Faculty of Engineering news Faculty of Engineering news
Professor Ian Bond - Inaugural Lecture Damage and Repair - A Bioinspired Future for Advanced Materials
ACCIS annual newsletter Michael Wisnom, Director, reports the news from the Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation and Science over the past year in the ACCIS newsletter.
Dr Francesca Pianosi Wins Major Award from the European Geosciences Union Dr Francesca Pianosi Wins Major Award from the European Geosciences Union
Law RSS newsfeed icon University of Bristol Law School news
Social-Legal Studies Association (SLSA) annual conference The Social-Legal Studies Association (SLSA) annual conference took place at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen in April this year.
Register for Corporate Accountability and Access to remedies for Corporate Wrongs Conference 8th November This conference explores the challenges of holding business actors, in particular corporations, to account in terms of their social, environmental and human rights performance and making sure that they comply with relevant guidelines, principles and codes.
Mr Nikhil Roy, Programme Development Director at Penal Reform International, will give a talk on Global Trends and Challenges in Penal Reform Mr Nikhil Roy, Programme Development Director at Penal Reform International, will give a talk on Global Trends and Challenges in Penal Reform at 13:00 on Wednesday 22 October in room 3.32, 3rd floor, Wills Memorial Building.
Diego Acosta will be attending on 15 October the launch of a five year project on migration governance which he will be working until 2019 Diego Acosta will be attending the launch of a five year project on migration governance on 15th October, which he will be working until 2019. The project has been funded with a 2.1 million euros European Research Council grant.
The Graduate School of Education Graduate School of Education news
Neuroscience and education: myths and messages Myth-conceptions: How myths about the brain are hampering teaching
How does it feel to submit a PhD thesis? Research Assistant Dr Richard Budd shares his experience
Students' Health News Students' Health Service news
Meningitis B Vaccination Sessions Meningitis B Vaccination Sessions

seven days ago

Faculty of Engineering news Faculty of Engineering news
Best Paper Award for Project Members Best Paper Award for Project Members - 5 September 2014
Bristol student wins Student in a Million Inner Strength award Bristol student wins Student in a Million Inner Strength award - 24 September 2014
New imaging technique could detect acoustically “invisible” cracks New imaging technique could detect acoustically “invisible” cracks - 6 October 2014
Research goes wild Research goes wild - 8 October 2014
Through the combining glass Through the combining glass - 6 October 2014
Bristol expert appointed to Smart Cities parliamentary group Bristol expert appointed to Smart Cities parliamentary group - 24 September 2014
Novel UAV technology for atmospheric research Novel UAV technology for atmospheric research - 24 September 2014
University of Bristol University of Bristol - History news
Funded PhD Studentships Funded PhD studentships will be available for History students and others from 2015/16, financed by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Students' Health News Students' Health Service news
Student Health will be closed Saturday 18th October 2014 Student Health will be closed Saturday 18th October 2014

eight days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Bristol’s home movies hit the big screen Bristol will be marking International Home Movie Day this Saturday [18 October] with the opportunity to share your home movies and videos.
Engineering postgraduate receives Industrial Fellowship Tom Barber, a postgraduate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been awarded an Industrial Fellowship by the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851.
Tank Islands in wartime Wiltshire A Wiltshire town’s unusual role in the Second World War as a ‘Tank Island’ has been explored in recent research.
Law RSS newsfeed icon University of Bristol Law School news
Professor Tonia Novitz to speak at Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London. 17 October 2014 On Friday 17 October, Professor Tonia Novitz will be speaking at a conference on ‘Labour Standards and Sustainable Development: Unpicking the EU’s approach’ held at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London.
The UN International Law Commission makes reference to research of Professor Achilles Skordas In its Commentary, the Commission endorsed the interpretation given by Professor Skordas to Art. 5 of the 1951 Refugee Convention
Konstantinos Sergakis wins a YDUN grant to explore shareholder duties Dr. Konstantinos Sergakis is participating in a Research Project which has won a YDUN grant from the Danish Council for Independent Research of ​458,​832.80​£ (​​4,328,153 DKK​). The project is managed by Dr. Hanne Birkmose, Associate Professor at the University of Aarhus, Denmark and will run from January 2015 until December 2017.
SPS news School for Policy Studies news
Biggest ever impact factor increase for Bristol university journal 'Policy & Politics' The journal Policy & Politics, managed by the School for Policy Studies, announces its biggest ever increase in the world's journal rankings. Its impact factor jumped by 72% this year (to 1.302) placing it 13th out of the 46 journals worldwide in Public Administration. It has a proven track record in spanning academic and practitioner debates and its website and blog reach a variety of audiences across all parts of the world.
Library services University of Bristol - Library news
New trial resources New trial resources: Eighteenth Century Journals, Literary Manuscripts Berg, and Literary Manuscripts Leeds available until 30 November.

ten days ago

Department of Music University of Bristol - Department of Music news
Doctoral Studentship Competition for 2015 entry opens AHRC and University of Bristol funding for doctoral study is available by competition.

eleven days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
New meningitis vaccine only cost-effective at low price The ideal cost per dose for a new meningitis vaccine ranges from £3 up to a possible £22 only if several vaccine favourable factors all coincide, according to research which has analysed how to maximise the reduction in cases while making a new vaccination programme cost-effective.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
New meningitis vaccine only cost-effective at low price The ideal cost per dose for a new meningitis vaccine ranges from £3 up to a possible £22 only if several vaccine favourable factors all coincide, according to research which has analysed how to maximise the reduction in cases while making a new vaccination programme cost-effective.
Law RSS newsfeed icon University of Bristol Law School news
The Law School launches Professional Mentoring Scheme Under the initiative, the successful students will receive careers-related support, in the course of their second year, from legal professionals who are also Bristol alumni. Participating alumni include solicitors based in firms in London (Linklaters and Herbert Smith Freehills) and Bristol (Burges Salmon and Bond Dickinson) as well as a Bristol-based barrister.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - History news
In September... Round-up of the most noteworthy activities in the Department in September 2014.

twelve days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Can a game of chance engage the brain and accelerate learning? An innovative new project, investigating whether the uncertainty inherent in games can increase the rate at which children learn science, will get underway in the South West thanks to a £650,000 funding boost.
Law RSS newsfeed icon University of Bristol Law School news
11th International Academic Conference organized by the International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences PhD student of the University of Bristol Law School Ravan Samadov attended the 11th International Academic Conference organized by the International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences on 24-27 June 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland.
University of Bristol Lawyers Without Borders University of Bristol Lawyers Without Borders is a chapter of the globally established Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), Lawyers Without Borders. We are part of an international network of volunteer lawyers and law students from around the world who offer pro bono service to rule of law projects, capacity building and access to justice initiatives.
Professor Malcolm Evans is to speak at an international conference 28th October, 2014. Professor Malcolm Evans is to speak at an international conference on 'The Effects of International Monitoring Mechanisms to Prevent Torture' held in Oslo, Norway organised by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norwegian Office of the Ombudsman and the Council of Europe.
The Graduate School of Education Graduate School of Education news
Small Island States international day conference a success GSoE facilitates multidisciplinary learning about environmental uncertainty in small island states
Making the Difference A free resource for Bristol Schools which considers ethnicity and achievement of black and minority ethnic learners.
Can a game of chance engage the brain and accelerate learning? An innovative new project, investigating whether the uncertainty inherent in games can increase the rate at which children learn science, will get underway in the South West thanks to a £650,000 funding boost.
SPAIS Logo School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS) news
Latest Report from the Public Spirit Project Building the Bridge: Muslim community engagement in Bristol
University of Bristol news
250 Great Minds Leeds embarks on biggest ever academic recruitment drive

thirteen days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
‘Hidden Museum’ digital arts project wins funding A collaborative project between the University, Aardman Animations and Bristol Museums has been awarded funding by the Digital R&D; Fund for the Arts.
Research goes wild A research project has, for the first time, demonstrated the reliable streaming of video and multimedia content to large groups of Wi-Fi enabled tablets and smartphones as a multicast service.
How dinosaurs divided their meals at the Jurassic dinner table How the largest animals to have ever walked the Earth fed, and how this allowed them to live alongside one another in prehistoric ecosystems is the subject of new research from the University of Bristol and the Natural History Museum, London.
The Graduate School of Education Graduate School of Education news
‘Hidden Museum’ digital arts project wins funding The Hidden Museum - A collaborative project between the University, Aardman Animations and Bristol Museums has been awarded funding by the Digital R&D; Fund for the Arts.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Physics news
Bristol Bright Night - a resounding success The Researchers’ Night was a success, with Bristol Bright Night contributions from the School of Physics.

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