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22 December 10
Fidgeting over the festive season can help control your weight

Fidgeting, taking the stairs and shopping can account for shedding between 100 - 800 calories (kcal) per day, so over the festive season 'try to keep your body moving' to keep those festive pounds under control, reminds a researcher at the University of Bradford.

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21 December 10
Helping students to see things more clearly

The Eye Clinic at the University of Bradford School of Optometry and Vision Science are looking for volunteers to have their eyes tested by final-year Optometry students.

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20 December 10
School of Health Studies Brings Festive Cheer

As shoppers frantically search for their last minute Christmas presents, staff and students at the School of Health Studies, University of Bradford have been busy collecting gifts for local children who will be spending the festive season in hospital in Bradford and Airedale.

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22 November 10
Success for students at Royal Television Society Yorkshire Student Awards

Students from the School of Computing, Informatics and Media at the University of Bradford have won recognition for their work at the Royal Television Society (RTS) Yorkshire Student Awards.

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17 November 10
Bees take the sting out of mouth ulcers

The healing properties of propolis - a mixture of resin and wax made by honey bees to seal and sterilise their hives - have been known for many years. But its use in medicine and food supplements has been limited because the sticky substance is not water soluble and has a strong, off-putting smell.

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16 November 10
Ellen MacArthur charts circular economy re-design revolution

Summit sets out a vision and framework for re-thinking the future is it time for business leaders to re-think the way they make things?

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15 November 10
Control the Future with the Blink of an Eye

A student from the University of Bradford has developed a wireless robot which is controlled simply by using the human eye.

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12 November 10
The secrets behind Dr Who sound effects brought to life in Bradford workshop

Creators of the music and sound effects for Dr Who and other BBC TV and radio programmes will take part in a special day event to celebrate the work of one of British TV's most enduring units - the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

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12 November 10
Call for Bradford Community to take part in National Science Festival

Schools, community groups, businesses and organisations in Bradford are being urged to come forward before Monday 15 November to help host the British Science Festival.

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18 October 10
Bupa partners with Bradford Dementia Group to offer best practice dementia training to care home staff

Leading care home provider Bupa Care Services is partnering with the University of Bradford's internationally recognised centre for excellence, Bradford Dementia Group, to provide its care home staff with specialist dementia care training.

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18 October 10
Research helps medicines go down without the sugar

A spoonful of sugar is the traditional way to help medicines 'go down'. But getting young children to take foul-tasting medicines - even if their lives depend on it - requires more than a bit of added sweetener. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), each year over eight million children die of diseases that could be avoided if essential medicines were available in appropriate formulations for children.

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12 October 10
No more lengthy journeys for West Yorkshire patients needing diagnostic eye tests

Individuals from West Yorkshire thought to be suffering from a range of eye diseases will no longer have to travel as far a field as Manchester or Newcastle, to undergo key diagnostic tests.

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6 October 10
New top model for automotive industry

A new simulation model developed by researchers at the University of Bradford is set to significantly reduce the time and costs required to calibrate a new engine, enabling car manufacturers to get new vehicles to market much more quickly.

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5 October 10
Grass looking greener for malaria patients in UK-China joint research

The frontline malaria treatment artemisinin could soon be treating more people for less cost, thanks to a research collaboration between Bradford and Shanghai.

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29 September 10
Bhutto family member Fatima Bhutto to give lecture at University of Bradford

Fatima Bhutto, granddaughter of former Prime Minister of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and niece of former Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto, will give a lecture at the University of Bradford on Wednesday, 13 October, 2010.

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29 September 10
Breakfast Briefing Hosted at Bradford University School of Management

Bradford University School of Management is hosting a free breakfast briefing entitled: 'Re-thinking Resistance: Understanding why employees resist change and what can be done about it' on Friday 22 October.

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23 September 10
UK's longest graffiti mural painted in Bradford

International street artist Mohammed Ali will paint the UK's longest graffiti mural at the University of Bradford next week (Sept 28-Oct 1), creating 950 square metres of his distinctive murals.

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22 September 10
Job swap for University Vice-Chancellor and Sabbatical Officer

The Academic Affairs Sabbatical Officer will take charge of the University on Monday 27 September whilst the Vice-Chancellor goes back to his own student roots by working in Student Central.

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21 September 10
Landmark student accommodation will set blueprint for eco-living

A new name has been revealed for a cutting-edge student accommodation development on the University of Bradford campus.

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17 September 10
University showcases expertise at World Expo in Shanghai

The University of Bradford has been invited to play host to Chinese and UK ministers, senior industrialists and academics in the UK pavilion at the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai next week (23 September).

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14 September 10
The Relevance of Sikhism Today

The University of Bradford's School of Lifelong Education and Development will host a talk titled 'The Relevance of Sikhism Today' by Indarjit Singh CBE on Wednesday 22 September 2010.

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13 September 10
New arts on campus season 'first-class' despite era of Arts Funding cuts looming

The Arts on Campus team at the University of Bradford are proud to be launching a new and exciting season based around the values of quality, adventure and interpretation.

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9 September 10
Is hand washing enough to stop the spread of disease? Published in Journal of Applied Microbiology

Not drying your hands thoroughly after washing them, could increase the spread of bacteria and rubbing your hands whilst using a conventional electric hand dryer could be a contributing factor. Frequently people give up drying their hands and wipe them on their clothes instead, but hand-hygiene is a key part of infection control and drying hands after washing is a very important part of the process.

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7 September 10
Bradford succeeds in bid to win British Science Festival

The British Science Festival - Europe's largest and most high profile public science event - will be coming to Bradford in September 2011. The announcement was made jointly by the British Science Association and the University of Bradford.

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1 September 10
New solar prediction system gives time to prepare for the storms ahead

A new method of predicting solar storms that could help to avoid widespread power and communications blackouts costing billions of pounds has been launched by researchers at the University of Bradford.

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26 August 10
Follow a HR Pathway Without Giving Up The Day Job

Bradford University School of Management is hosting a preview event for those who would like to fast-track their HR career.

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24 August 10
University Eye Clinic benefits children's vision and reading

The University of Bradford Eye Clinic has helped change the lives of many children who have been diagnosed with reading difficulties. Often problems with reading are simply attributed to dyslexia and little or no management is offered. Some children are offered coloured lenses but in many cases, subtle problems with the coordination of the eyes go undiagnosed.

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12 August 10
Seven-year-old interviews cricket hero Imran Khan

Sporting hero, politician and Chancellor of the University of Bradford, Imran Khan, took time out of his busy graduation schedule when he was last in Bradford to be interviewed by seven-year-old Mia Wilkinson, from St Augustine's Primary School, Leeds.

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22 July 10
A new henge discovered at Stonehenge

An international team, including archaeologists from the University of Bradford, are poised to change history after discovering a major ceremonial monument less than one kilometre away from the iconic Stonehenge.

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9 July 10
University of Bradford honours great and good in summer graduation ceremonies

The University of Bradford will be awarding honorary degrees during ceremonies on Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 July 2010.

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8 July 10
Students help shape college sessions

Life for students making the transition from college to university will be made easier this week by the launch of a new programme at the University of Bradford.

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9 July 10
Mock the Week's Russell Howard to take part in comedy night to raise money for student radio station

Mock the Week's Russell Howard will headline a comedy extravaganza organised by the University of Bradford Students' Union on Saturday 14 August to help raise funds for its student radio station RamAir.

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8 July 10
Bradford Archaeologists Turn Back Clock at Stonehenge

Archaeologists at the University of Bradford are heading to Stonehenge to help with the world's biggest ever virtual excavation.

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6 July 10
University of Bradford becomes world leader in sustainability

The University of Bradford is the first University in Europe to receive a prestigious international award for sustainability.

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2 July 10
Bee sustainable!

The University of Bradford has taken steps to help improve the population of bees by installing two working hives on its campus. Earlier this month 30,000 honey bees arrived to the purpose-built hive enclosure at the top of the amphitheatre on the campus.

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1 July 10
International seminar to discuss exploitation of science for weapons development

Key issues around global security will be discussed at an international seminar to be held in Bradford later this month.

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28 June 10
University hosts audience with multi-award winning historian and travel writer

The University of Bradford's School of Lifelong Education and Development will host an audience with distinguished broadcaster and multi-award winning historian and travel writer, William Dalrymple, on Monday 12 July 2010.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL AUGUST. DATE TO BE CONFIRMED. MORE INFORMATION WILL FOLLOW. TO BE INFORMED OF THE NEW DATE PLEASE CONTACT 01274 395398

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24 June 10
Highest Teaching Accolade for Bradford Academics

Two academics from the University of Bradford have been awarded National Teaching Fellowships, the most prestigious award in higher education for excellence in teaching and assisting learning.

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22 June 10
Skins prone to sunburn may be capable of a normal tan

As the beaches of Southern Europe prepare for this summer's influx of pale skinned British sun worshippers, new research from the University of Bradford has found that redheads are just as capable of making the melanin needed for a tan as the olive skinned locals.

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22 June 10
Helping Hands Awards

Today (Tuesday 29 June) The University of Bradford is hosting the fifth annual Helping Hands Awards organised jointly by Education Bradford and Bradford Council's Department for Services to Children and Young People.

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21 June 10
Leading Disfigurement Charity Speaker Presents at University of Bradford

Tomorrow (22nd June) the University of Bradford will welcome a leading speaker on disfigurements at an innovative showcase celebrating breakthroughs in health research and development.

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18 June 10
Graduates choose Yorkshire for new business venture

Two graduates from the University of Bradford have left London and returned to Yorkshire to take advantage of the University's business support. They have returned to set up their own mobile phone application business, Cogwork Studios.

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17 June 10
University Eye Clinic broadens its field of view

The Eye Clinic at the University of Bradford will now be able to provide reassurance to patients regarding their eye health, following the addition of an innovative ultra-widefield camera to their collection of cutting edge eye examination equipment.

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16 June 10
University of Bradford declared one of UK's greenest universities

The University of Bradford has climbed three places in a national league of environmentally friendly universities to seventh place - making it the greenest university in Yorkshire.

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16 June 10
Pack your Picnic and take a day trip out to Bradford

DAYTRIPPERS BRADFORD is series of three daytime art events happening in the city centre in June, August and October, 2010.

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16 June 10
Improving the quality of care for people with dementia living at home

University of Bradford and Department of Health meet to discuss improving the quality of care for people with dementia living at home.

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16 June 10
Clash of civilisation or chance to co-operate?

The University of Bradford's School of Lifelong Education and Development will host a talk titled 'Clash of Civilisations or chance to co-operate' by Canon Chris Chivers and Anjum Anwar on Monday 28 June 2010.

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15 June 10
University pledges £200k to benefit talented students

The University of Bradford has pledged to spend a further £200K in scholarship and hardship funding this year to help talented individuals from across the world.

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10 June 10
'The State of Play in Jewish-Muslim Relations'

The University of Bradford's School of Lifelong Education and Development will host a talk titled 'State of Play in Jewish-Muslim Relations' by Dr Ed Kessler on Wednesday 16th June.

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10 June 10
Professor appointed to attract top students to PhD programme

Bradford University School of Management has appointed an honorary Ambassador to the School's PhD Programme.

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3 June 10
Free Mastering Management Workshop

The School of Management at the University of Bradford is offering busy executives the opportunity to sample executive education at their free Mastering Management Workshop on Thursday, 24 June at Heaton Mount Executive Education Centre, Bradford.

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2 June 10
Follow a HR pathway without giving up the day job

The Bradford University School of Management is hosting a preview event for those who would like to fast-track their HR career through a CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel Development) accredited part-time MSc/Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management.

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2 June 10
Pakistani Sufi singer Sain Zahoor returns to play rare UK date at the University of Bradford

The University of Bradford is delighted to welcome back the transcendent and genuinely awe-inspiring music of Sain Zahoor and band. Following the sell-out success of their concert at the University in 2008, Sain Zahoor returns from Pakistan to play a rare UK date at the University on Friday, 11 June, 2010.

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26 May 10
Animation students short listed for prestigious awards

Two students from the Department of Creative Technology at the University of Bradford have been short listed as finalists in the prestigious Computer Graphics Student Awards (CGSA) competition.

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17 May 10
Students hover together for design packed day

Over sixty students from West Yorkshire will design and build a fleet of hovercraft in just one day when they meet at Calder High School, in Mytholmroyd, this week on Wednesday 19 May.

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12 May 10
University gives adult learners a chance to gain further skill and knowledge

As part of the national celebrations of Adult Learners' Week (15 to 21 May) the University of Bradford will be offering advice and information about studying at the University at various locations across the Bradford district.

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11 May 10
Are we sleepwalking to segregation?

The University of Bradford will host 'An audience with Professor Ludi Simpson' on Wednesday 19 May, who will talk about how and why the ethnic and religious diversity of Bradford is changing.

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10 May 10
Lecture X-plores role of radiography

An inaugural lecture focusing on the role radiography in trauma will take place at the School of Health Studies at the University of Bradford on Wednesday 12 May.

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10 May 10
Research centre to be living memorial to Bradford City FC Fire disaster

On May 11 2010, twenty-five years to the day after the devastating fire at Bradford City Football Club stadium, the UK's largest academic research centre in skin sciences is to be launched at the University of Bradford.

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26 April 10
£500 Engineering Scholarships help celebrate 100th anniversary

Seven students from the University of Bradford's School of Engineering, Design and Technology will be awarded the prestigious Benjamin Jowett Memorial Scholarship on Wednesday 28 April 2010.

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23 April 10
£1 million ERDF and Yorkshire Forward engineering research contract announced

A significant leap forward in engineering excellence is set to take place in Yorkshire following the announcement of European Union investment secured by Huddersfield-based Cummins Turbo Technologies with the University of Bradford.

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23 April 10
Unique peace archives unveiled

A unique collection of archives from peace activists and organisations will be unveiled next week at the University of Bradford following a one-year project to catalogue the archives.

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22 April 10
Professor invents visual computing techniques

A University Professor from the University of Bradford has developed two cutting-edge methods for defining and manipulating complex digital data.

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19 April 10
University hosts an audience with Mona Siddiqui

The University of Bradford is hosting an audience with a leading speaker on Islam, Mona Siddiqui, on Thursday 22 April 2010.

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19 April 10
University awards staff for engagement with industries

The University of Bradford will host its first Excellence in Knowledge Transfer Awards this Wednesday (21 April 2010) to reward its staff for their involvement in Knowledge Transfer.

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19 April 10
Free 'Funding Breakfast Briefing' Hosted at Bradford University School of Management

Bradford University School of Management is hosting a free breakfast briefing:: Funding your firm after the Credit Crunch on Friday 30 April, from 8am - 9am at Heaton Mount Executive Education Centre, Keighley Road, Bradford.

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31 March 10
Students on the run for charity

An exciting and potentially global event will begin later this week at the University of Bradford Students' Union when students will take part in 'Jailbreak' and attempt to get as far away from Bradford in the name of charity.

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31 March 10
From the shopfloor to the top floor: Regional Minister sees first hand why training is top priority at Morrisons and how Bradford University School of Management is helping the firm create first-rate leaders.

Morrisons and Bradford University School of Management will showcase the benefits of investing in workforce training to Regional Minister Rosie Winterton, when she visits the Morrisons Thornbury store on Thursday 25 March.

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31 March 10
Muslims Institute Launch At House Of Lords

A Bradford based network, set up to develop leadership capacity amongst professional Muslims, is being launched at a prestigious event at the House of Lords on Friday 26 March.

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9 March 10
Students get locked up for the weekend

12 students will spend 48 hours locked up this weekend at the University of Bradford for a reality radio programme.

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5 March 10
President of East Timor Visits Bradford to Talk of Reconciliation and Launch World-Wide Petition

Nobel Peace Prize winner and President of East Timor, José Ramos-Horta, will be visiting the University of Bradford on 5, 6 and 7 March, to discuss the problems facing his country and launch a world-wide petition for young people demanding democracy in Burma.

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24 February 10
Making Neanderthal music

A forthcoming production by leading composer Simon Thorne aims to recreate the sound of our human ancestry. This imaginative composition uses the medium of the voice to vividly evoke the Palaeolithic soundscape.

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24 February 10
Catch up with the gossip from Gup Shup

An exciting new exhibition called 'Gup Shup' will open at Gallery II at the University of Bradford on Monday, 8 March, 2010.

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18 February 10
University hosts An Audience with Shelina Zahra Jan Mohammed

The University of Bradford will host an audience with Shelina Zahra Jan Mohammed, author of 'Love in a Headscarf', today (Thursday, 18 February, 2010).

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10 February 10
University hosts an audience with potential MPs for Bradford

The University of Bradford is hosting an audience with prospective parliamentary candidates (PPC'S) for Bradford on Wednesday 10 February, 2010.

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10 February 10
Original poetry and music performed at Theatre in the Mill, Bradford

A night of moving and original wordplay curated by Joe Kriss of Word Life will take place at Theatre in the Mill at the University of Bradford on Friday, 12 February, 2010.

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10 February 10
Free Branding Breakfast Briefing Hosted at Bradford University School of Management

Bradford University School of Management is hosting a free breakfast briefing: Are you a brand or a brand name? on Friday 26 February, from 8am - 9am at Heaton Mount Executive Education Centre, Keighley Road, Bradford.

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8 February 10
Top business school appoints former Shell executive as new Dean

Bradford University School of Management has appointed a former international strategist from Shell as its new dean. Dr Sarah Dixon, currently head of MSc programmes at the University of Bath, will join the School in September 2010 when Professor Arthur Francis retires.

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5 February 10
England's Chief Pharmaceutical Officer opens £1m clinical suite

Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for England, Dr Keith Ridge, has officially opened a £1m state-of-the-art Clinical Skills Suite at the University of Bradford.

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5 February 10
National Guidelines for Dementia Care developed by University of Bradford

A team from the University of Bradford has worked with the British Standards Institute (BSI) to develop the first ever guidelines for Dementia Care Mapping (DCM). Bradford Dementia Group, part of the University's School of Health Studies, launched the guidelines this week.

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29 January 10
Royal Society launch opportunities to bridge East and West

The University of Bradford will host the UK launch of its China Science Bridges programme on Tuesday 2 February at the Royal Society, London.

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22 January 10
Small science offers big opportunity for regional businesses

A unique opportunity for forward thinking companies in Bradford to develop new products or processes based on latest emerging technologies is being launched by the region's Nanofactory.

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19 January 10
Seminar series kicks off the New Year with sports journalism

The University of Bradford will host a seminar on the links between media, journalism and sport at the National Media Museum on Tuesday, 26 January, 2010.

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19 January 10
University hosts an audience with Kenan Malik

The University of Bradford will host an audience with Kenan Malik on Thursday, 21 January, 2010.

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19 January 10
University matches students with businesses to "Make Knowledge Work" in tough job market

The University of Bradford has launched an innovative Career Mentoring Scheme to improve student employability once they have graduated, and to provide an important opportunity engage with local businesses.

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4 February 09
Chef to help Kapow! those winter blues for students

Celebrity chef Kevin Woodford will help reluctant students at the University of Bradford to achieve culinary skills as part of a two day event to help combat those winter blues students may be having.

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26 May 10
£1 million project set to move frontiers of testing

A £1 million project launched at the University of Bradford on Wednesday 26 May will develop next generation test methods for turbochargers, a key component for reducing emissions in engines worldwide.

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23 November 10
Local students achieve qualifications to help them into Higher Education

The University of Bradford's School of Lifelong Development and Education will award certificates to 35 year 12 students for successfully completing modules in the Progression into Level 4 (P2L4) scheme in 2010.

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