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The sunset over Bristol tonight is stunning. This gem was taken by Prof Andy Nix, our Dean of Engineering
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01/18/2017 at 14:43. Facebook
Today's #BristolFace is Jen MacCormack, Team Lead at the Balloon Bar. The SU bar serves locally-sourced food, coffee and drinks, as well as running a weekly programme of events during term-time.

You’re originally from Australia – what kind of differences have you noticed between there and here?

I’m from a small country town, and I find it interesting to hear so many accents and so many...
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01/17/2017 at 12:14. Facebook
Remember the water slide down Park Street? The man behind that, world-renowned installation artist Luke Jerram, has teamed up with our Bristol Vision Institute on an exciting new project.

Artist joins forces with scientists to alter our perceptions

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01/16/2017 at 14:19. Facebook
A new report out today has named us the 3rd most-targeted university by the UK's top 100 employers, up one place from last year and ahead of Oxford and Cambridge. Well done to University of Bristol Careers Service and all our super students!

University of Bristol rises to 3rd most-targeted university by employers

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Our researchers have created artificial skin that mimics the squid, nature’s masters of camouflage. The cloaking suits could be used to blend into a variety of wild environments, or for signalling purposes such as search and rescue operations. [ Youtu.be Link ]

Artificial cephalopod chromatophore

Triple artificial chromatophores mimicking the colour-changing cells in the skin of cephalopods. Here we show the interaction of three chromatophores and the...

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You’ve heard about the wrong trousers. But what about the smart fabric our researchers have developed, with artificial ‘muscles’ to help disabled and older people move around unaided? #BristolEdge [ Ow.ly Link ]

February: wearable soft robotics | News | University of Bristol

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An absolutely incredible win by our University Challenge team tonight, beating Oriel College, Oxford, 265-70! Well done guys, we're very proud of you. Meet the team courtesy of this video from Bristol SU:
Happy New Year to you all! 2017 promises to be an exciting year for the University as we welcome our new Chancellor, Sir Paul Nurse. We caught-up with the Nobel Prize-winning scientist and former President of the Royal Society for today’s #BristolFaces.

How did you feel when you were asked to become Chancellor of the University of Bristol?
Extraordinary. I felt very honoured. I’ve always...
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We’ll be kicking off the new year with some of our most inspiring research - read our top six discoveres from 2016, from the world’s first battery made from nuclear waste to 3D-printed human tissue:

2016: Bristol’s top six discoveries in 2016 | Alumni and friends | University of Bristol

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Tune into a special Christmas University Challenge at 6.20pm tonight on BBC 2 to see how our famous alumni get on against the University of Nottingham.

December: Christmas University Challenge | News | University of Bristol

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Our latest Bristol face is Marbel Michelle Chawatama who is 18 years old and in her final year at St Bede’s Catholic School. She is one of the first cohort of our Bristol Scholars programme, launching in Bristol this week.

What are your favourite subjects at school?
I think I’d have to go with English Literature – I love reading. And Sociology, because I really want to learn more about...
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Today we're launching our pioneering new scheme, Bristol Scholars. Working with local schools, the scheme will help ensure pupils have an equal opportunity to realise their academic potential.

Follow along on Twitter and Instagram for updates from the launch with the hashtag #BristolScholars

December: Bristol Scholars | News | University of Bristol

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The Bristol Suspensions have created a wonderful cover of a classic by Shakin’ Stevens, 'Merry Christmas, everyone'.

Thanks to the generous support of alumni and friends, the a cappella student group were named University A Cappella Champions at the Voice Festival UK, and it's easy to see why!

Seasons Greetings from everyone at University of Bristol!
This Christmassy capture of the Wills Memorial Building is spreading all kinds of joy tonight! Thanks to Leigh Bazan for sharing this on Instagram ✨
Our researchers are part of an international team which has discovered a dinosaur tail, complete with its feathers, trapped in a piece of amber. The 'astonishing' fossil is believed to be almost 100 million years old...
The creation of a diamond battery, which feeds off nuclear waste and could last for over 5,000 years, has been hitting the headlines this week. Even astronaut Tim Peake has been tweeting about the revolutionary technology!

Scientists Turn Nuclear Waste into Diamond Batteries That’ll Last for Thousands of Years

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Look out for our #BristmasCountdown over on Twitter - some fun facts as we get in the festive spirit! No sign of snow just yet...
The Wills Memorial Building as you've never seen it before! We love the new look but sadly it was only a temporary transformation for our strategy launch this week
As part of our strategy launch we will be sharing views from our staff, students and alumni about what makes Bristol special and what gives us the edge. Read more here: [ Ow.ly Link ] We'd love to hear your thoughts too!

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This week’s Bristol Face is Professor Hugh Brady, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Bristol.

What does a typical day as Vice-Chancellor look like?

Every day and virtually every hour is different.
When I look back at the past few days my schedule included a visit to the Langford campus to meet students and staff and hear their future plans; a meeting of the University...
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