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University boat race celebrates 20th anniversary

Varsity Boat Race 2013

Bristol’s floating harbour will once again play host to the Annual Varsity Boat Race, in a day of fierce competition which pits the University of Bristol against the University of the West of England (UWE). The boat race is the oldest and most prestigious of the Varsity Series, which sees the two universities go head to head in a number ... Read More »

NHS cancer risk threshold ‘too high’ for patients, research indicates

Cancer Research

A study led by the University of Bristol, with colleagues at the University of Exeter Medical School and the University of Cambridge, found that 88 per cent of participants opted for further investigation, even if their symptoms carried just a one per cent risk of indicating cancer. Although no fixed threshold is defined for the UK, in practice, the National ... Read More »

New Vice-Chancellor appointed by Nottingham Trent University

Professor Edward Peck

Nottingham Trent University has confirmed the appointment of Professor Edward Peck as its new Vice-Chancellor.  Professor Peck – who joins from the University of Birmingham where he is Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Social Sciences – will take up the post from August 2014. He succeeds Professor Neil Gorman who is set to retire at the end of ... Read More »

University of Bristol holds its first graduation celebration in China

University of Bristol

More than 200 students from across China will take part in the first graduation celebration of its kind when the University of Bristol brings a traditional British ceremony to Beijing. The University of Bristol attracts hundreds of international students every year, including many from China. Now, to celebrate the success of its new alumni, delegates from the University are hosting ... Read More »

UWE celebrates Year of the Snake with food, dance and music

Year-of-the-Snake

UWE Bristol is celebrating the Year of the Snake with events in Bristol and on campus. UWE is sponsoring this year’s Chinese New Year celebrations at two of Bristol’s flagship museums. Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and M Shed are working with local people to put on an action-packed weekend programme of events to welcome the Year of the Snake ... Read More »

UK: Visa changes ‘may hit universities’

British universities could stand to lose out on millions of pounds annually if immigration policies are not changed, it has been claimed. Professor Eric Thomas, president of Universities UK and vice-chancellor of the University of Bristol, said a number of recent visa changes could have the effect of deterring foreign students. Universities UK fears there could be a clampdown on ... Read More »

AMU to collaborate with Ohio and Bristol Universities

  The Aligarh Muslim University has entered into a tri-lateral collaboration project with the Ohio State University, USA and the University of Bristol, UK, that will include exchange and training programmes in the field of stem cell research and higher education in Physics. The decision in this regard was taken yesterday, at a meeting in which representatives of the three ... Read More »

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