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What is best practice in school sex education? 3 July 2017 Sex and relationship education (SRE) is regarded as vital for improving young people’s sexual health but a third of schools in England lacks good SRE and government guidance is outdated. New research led by the University of Bristol has found clear evidence that school-based SRE and school-linked sexual health services can be effective at improving sexual health.
  • Mediterranean Migration Research Programme policy briefs 13 July 2017 The ESRC-funded Mediterranean Migration Research Programme (MMRP), launched in response to the on-going migration crisis in Europe, incorporates leading social scientists across seven research institutions, including the University of Bristol.
  • What is best practice in school sex education? 3 July 2017 Sex and relationship education (SRE) is regarded as vital for improving young people’s sexual health but a third of schools in England lacks good SRE and government guidance is outdated. New research led by the University of Bristol has found clear evidence that school-based SRE and school-linked sexual health services can be effective at improving sexual health.
  • Academics call on EU decision-makers to take responsibility for the climate impact of harvesting forests 27 June 2017 The University of Bristol’s Dr Joanna House has led 40 scientists from around the world who are concerned about contentious EU plans that would hide the climate impacts of harvesting more trees.
  • Strengthening gender equality in post-Brexit Britain 20 June 2017 On 20 June, a group of academics and interested stakeholders met to discuss how to strengthen gender equality in post-Brexit Britain.
  • Queen’s birthday honour for Bristol professors 17 June 2017 Professor Debbie Lawlor and Professor Richard Taylor at the University of Bristol have both received awards in the Queen’s Birthday Honours which recognises the achievements of a wide range of extraordinary people across the UK.
  • PolicyBristol Support Scheme 2017 Round 2 15 June 2017 PolicyBristol has now launched Round 2 of the 2017 Support Scheme. The Scheme helps University of Bristol academics engage in activities that enhance the impact of their policy-relevant research.
  • University of Bristol journal achieves top international ranking 15 June 2017 The Policy & Politics journal, which has been publishing key works in public and social policy and politics for 45 years, has achieved an impact factor of 1.939. It is now ranked 11th in the field of public administration, placing it firmly in the top quartile of international journals.
  • #BristolBrexit - a city responds to Brexit! 2 June 2017 Over 100 people from across Bristol and the region came together on 23 May to develop projects and identify new possibilities to collectively navigate Bristol's path to a post-Brexit future. Bristol residents, local community leaders, city officials, business people, charities, community activists and experts in immigration, law, trade, politics and sociology from the Universities of Bristol, Bath and the West of England all took part. They were joined by Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees and the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bristol, Professor Hugh Brady.
  • Largest study to date finds autism alone does not increase risk of violent offending 1 June 2017 A diagnosis of autism alone does not increase the risk of violent offending, suggests a study published in the June 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP).
  • Amazon rainforest may be more resilient to deforestation than previously thought 1 June 2017 Taking a fresh look at evidence from satellite data, and using the latest theories from complexity science, researchers at the University of Bristol have provided new evidence to show that the Amazon rainforest is not as fragile as previously thought. The research is published today in Nature Communications.
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