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today

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Graduate School of Education news
An interview with Professor Harvey Goldstein at the Queensland University of Technology Professor Goldstein is a chartered statistician with research expertise in educational assessment, especially national and international league tables.
Library services University of Bristol - Library news
Library Search maintenance (7-8 March) The software provider will be undertaking maintenance work to the Library Search service beginning at 22:00, Saturday March 7th and ending at 02:00 on Sunday March 8th.
Technology Enhanced Learning blog
Campus pack – wikis and Blogs unavailable The cloud based service “Campus Pack”, integrated with Blackboard, that is used to provide wikis, blogs, podcasts and the Personal Learning Space, is currently offline.  This is affecting all UK universities that use this service. We have contacted the vendors and are awaiting an update on their progress.  We will provide an update as soon as we […]

yesterday

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Major EU grant success for Bristol-led peacebuilding study 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 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 pra
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Black men less willing to be investigated for prostate cancer 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 pra
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies news
University of Bristol | Department of Computer Science | News
PhD Student takes his research to Parliament Kyriakos Georgiou, a Computer Science PhD student at the University of Bristol, is attending Parliament to present his research on energy efficient software to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges, as part of SET for Britain on Monday 9 March 2015.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Physics news
Experimental on-demand recovery of entanglement by local operations within non-Markovian dynamics PhD student, Giacomo Ferranti, has had his Masters thesis published as a Scientific Report on nature.com.
QuantIC launch event QuantIC, the Quantum Imaging Centre, was launched at an event at the Glasgow Science Centre on 24th February.
Library services University of Bristol - Library news
Sustainable Organization Library (SOL) The Library has arranged temporary trial access to the Sustainable Organization Library (SOL) online
Students' Health News Students' Health Service news
Friends and Family test feedback report Jan 2015 Friends and Family test feedback report Jan 2015

four days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies news

five days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Management consultants “only partly successful” in improving the quality of NHS commissioning 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 commissi
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Management consultants “only partly successful” in improving the quality of NHS commissioning 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 commissi
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news

six days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
BHF funds renewed study of screen-viewing and physical activity in children Researchers from Bristol, with colleagues from the University of Birmingham, have been awarded funding from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to continue their study of children’s physical activity and screen-viewing patterns.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Engineering news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Bristol medics receive NICE Scholarships Two trainees in the School of Clinical Sciences have been awarded a prestigious scholarship by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
BHF funds renewed study of screen-viewing and physical activity in children Researchers from Bristol, with colleagues from the University of Birmingham, have been awarded funding from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to continue their study of children’s physical activity and screen-viewing patterns.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - History news
Special Field Project to be published in leading academic journal An academic article, based on a Project undertaken for Smugglers' City in 2012/13, is to be published in the leading journal for maritime economic history.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Physics news
Bristol Quantum Information Technologies Workshop 2015 The Centre for Quantum Photonics is pleased to announce the return of the Bristol Quantum Information Technologies Workshop from the 15th - 17th April 2015.

seven days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Move over Wallace and Gromit - it’s the right trousers With an ageing UK population, older people could have the opportunity to stay independent for longer thanks to a pioneering project announced today [Tuesday 24 February]. New research, led by the University of Bristol, will develop smart trousers using artificial ‘muscles’ in its soft fabric to help disabled and older people move around easily and unaided.
Save lives - be a brain tumour tissue donor Brain tumour tissue is removed everyday by surgeons but very few patients know they can donate brain tumour tissue to research. A new national campaign launched today [Tuesday 24 February] at the University of Bristol seeks to raise awareness for patients and healthcare professionals about donating brain tumour tissue and helping researchers find a cure for this disease. The campaign is led by leading medical researchers and the charity, brainstrust.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Save lives - be a brain tumour tissue donor Brain tumour tissue is removed everyday by surgeons but very few patients know they can donate brain tumour tissue to research. A new national campaign launched today [Tuesday 24 February] at the University of Bristol seeks to raise awareness for patients and healthcare professionals about donating brain tumour tissue and helping researchers find a cure for this disease. The campaign is led by leading medical researchers and the charity, brainstrust.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
Professor Malcolm Evans re-elected SPT Chair Professor Malcolm Evans has been re-elected to chair the United Nations (UN) Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT).
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Graduate School of Education news
ESRC grant success for Dr Alf Coles Using video for professional development in mathematics education
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Experimental Psychology News
One of the top 50 highest-cited articles An article by Marcus Munafò has recently been announced as one of the top-fifty most highly cited articles in JNCI published in 2012.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Physics news
CQP appears in YouTube video 'Programming a quantum computer (sort of)...' CQP PhD Student Jacques Carolan appears in a new YouTube video by Tom Scott, well known YouTube presenter and science personality.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - History of Art news
The Art of Football Dr Mike O'Mahony to advise the National Football Museum following major Heritage Lottery Fund grant
Recent MA appointed to South Korean Art Centre Role Recent Bristol MA student, Sun Young Kim, takes role at Nam June Paik Art Centre

eight days ago

IT Services University of Bristol - IT Services news
Restricted access to authenticated email submission from 31 March As part of the ongoing process of decommissioning the University's legacy email systems we will be restricting access to the authenticated email submission service on 31st March 2015…
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
Intervarsity Mooting Competition Final 2015 On Saturday 21st of February the UBLC hosted its second Annual Inter-varsity Mooting Competition. Fourteen Universities from around the south west and London travelled to the University of Bristol to compete in a knock-out style mooting competition.
Sir Daniel Bethlehem KCMG QC, Ben Emmerson QC, and Sir Richard Ottaway MP: A three way conversation on international law, national security and foreign policy, moderated by Prof Malcolm Evans Sir Daniel Bethlehem KCMG QC, Ben Emmerson QC, and Sir Richard Ottaway MP: A three way conversation on international law, national security and foreign policy, moderated by Prof Malcolm Evans
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Graduate School of Education news
Grant success for new GSoE staff member Dr Shelley McKeown Shared space: promoting community cohesion in diverse school classrooms
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Veterinary Sciences news

eleven days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
Joanne Conaghan gives inaugural lecture 19 February 2015 Joanne's inaugural lecture, entitled 'Civil Liability: Addressing Police failures in the context of rape, domestic and sexual abuse', was delivered to a packed house of University of Bristol staff, students and members of the public.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Experimental Psychology News
How do humans interact with a changing visual world? Professor Iain Gilchrist and Dr Casimir Ludwig have been awarded an EPSRC grant for the project ‘Vision for the future’.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Economics, Finance and Management news
Postgraduate graduation 2015 The School was delighted to welcome back students from the 2013/14 academic year along with friends and family for the Postgraduate Graduation Ceremony on 10 February 2015.

twelve days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Managers risk threatening the future of management consultancy New research by academics from the Universities of Bristol and Sydney, and Oxford Brookes University, reveals that the future of the multi-billion dollar management consultancy industry may be threatened by the increasing trend of managers adopting consultancy practices as their own.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Engineering news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Graduate School of Education news
Triple celebration for GSoE staff in the ESRC Impact Acceleration Awards The third round of the University’s ESRC-funded Impact Acceleration Account has funded five Social Science projects to a total of almost £54,000, three of which have been awarded to GSoE academics.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - History news
China on Film The Arts and Humanities Research Council creates new short film about Bristol's 'Visualising China' project

thirteen days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
What we know for sure: Bristol researcher scoops top philosophy prize Dr Jason Konek, a research assistant in the Department of Philosophy on the European Research Council project ‘Epistemic Utility Theory’, has won the 2015 Young Epistemologist Prize.
Who cares? Why evolution suggests parenting responsibility is seldom equally shared Why is caring for young shared unequally between the sexes in so many animal species? Research from the University of Bristol suggests that small initial differences which predispose one sex to care more are exaggerated once the ability to care evolves. As a result, one sex evolves attributes – such as mammary glands in female mammals or increased brain size in some fish – that enhance the ability to care, and so this sex does most or all of the care.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Physics news
'Testing randomness with photons by direct characterization of optical t-designs' CQP researchers have had a new article published in Physical Review A (Vol.91, No.2).
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Veterinary Sciences news

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