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17 December 12
Yorkshire Cancer Research secures £1.74m funding from China

Yorkshire Cancer Research has secured £1.74m of funding from China to move early stage innovative cancer technologies from the region's laboratories to hospitals and doctors surgeries throughout the world.

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12 December 12
University uses Team GB bikes for 24hr challenge

The disability cycling club at the University of Bradford will use Team GB training bikes for a 24 hour cycling challenge to raise money for the Cycling 4 All club this week.

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12 December 12
Dementia care professor to give inaugural lecture

Honorary Visiting Professor in Person-Centred Dementia Care, Graham Stokes, will communicate the expanding knowledge of the psychology of dementia and reveal how this has provided insights into the origins of 'challenging behaviours' at his inaugural lecture at the University of Bradford on Thursday 13 December.

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12 December 12
Confronting inequality, what's sport got to do with it?

This year's Rosa Parks symposium will see a collection of events, talks and activities, marking the end of UK Disability History Month, to explore the relationship between sports, equality and inclusion.

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4 December 12
Dragon's Den star to be honoured for charitable work at University award ceremonies

Dragon's Den star James Caan will join several others being recognised with honorary degrees at the University of Bradford's award ceremonies this week.

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4 December 12
Top American accolade for University

University of Bradford's School of Management joins the world's elite of business schools as it receives a quality award from an American body, giving it the 'triple crown' of accreditations.

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3 December 12
University graduate builds future with the Yorkshire

An economics graduate has gone back to university to share his experiences of the world of work with students.

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8 November 12
University takes double win at the Green Gown Awards

The University of Bradford has achieved two major accolades at the prestigious Higher Education Green Gown Awards ceremony last night (5 November).

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29 October 12
Glaucoma drug could offer new approach to treat hair loss

A drug used worldwide to treat the eye disease glaucoma could also be adapted to treat hair loss, according to the latest research by University of Bradford scientists.

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23 October 12
Professor Mark Cleary announces intention to step down as University Vice-Chancellor

University of Bradford Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mark Cleary, is to leave the University next summer after over five years in post.

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23 October 12
Bradford City strike partnership with University

The University's Working Academy at the School of Computing, Informatics and Media has been contracted by Bradford City Football Club to film all the team's home games.

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19 October 12
National award for University's Digital Media Working Academy

The University of Bradford's Digital Media Working Academy has won a national award, in recognition of their services to optics, at the Association of Optometrists (AOP) awards last night in Birmingham.

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8 October 12
North's top business school opens 'ethical' trading room for Masters students

The University of Bradford's School of Management has opened its own trading room for students doing MBAs and specialist finance MScs. Not only will they be able to trade in real time without the risk of expensive mistakes but, in a first for Bradford, they will be given an insight into ethical dilemmas and the impact of insider trading.

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1 October 12
University of Bradford number one in Yorkshire for graduate-level jobs

The Sunday Times University Guide 2013 has revealed that the University of Bradford is number one in Yorkshire for graduate-level jobs. Beating off competition from nine other universities in the region, the accolade reflects the University's dedication to placing employability at the core of its courses and providing high quality career support and guidance. This result also sees the University placed in the top 20 nationally.

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21 September 12
Media and Conflict Interchange - Unique film screenings, expert speakers and workshops

Monday 15th October 2012 starts a week of films, talks and workshops organised by the University of Bradford's Media School and Peace Studies course, in partnership with the National Media Museum, the fourth event since the city was granted the status of UNESCO's first City of Film in 2009.

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17 September 12
Making it look easy: Do elite athletes have super-normal vision?

People who excel in fast-moving sports are often described as 'making it look easy' or that they appear to have 'all the time in the world'. Researchers at the three UK universities have been awarded a £521k grant from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) to investigate whether elite athletes have exceptional vision compared to the rest of us, and how vision may be a factor in explaining why they excel in their sport.

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14 September 12
University entrepreneurs funded to 'Try It, Do It and Build It'

The University of Bradford has been chosen as a partner for a Higher Education Support initiative to nurture social enterprise within the University community.

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6 September 12
Size really does matter: nanoform polyphenols show reversed antioxidant effects

Natural chemicals found in tea are known to have potential for the treatment and prevention of a number of human cancers, but their effects can be altered when they are used in their nanoparticle form, warn researchers from the University of Bradford.

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6 September 12
Top tips before starting University this September

As thousands of students prepare for starting University this later month, the University of Bradford has today unveiled a list of top tips for students to consider before embarking on the next stage of their life.

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4 September 12
University signs scholarships contract with Ford Motor Company worth £100,000

Engineering students on selected courses at the University of Bradford will soon be able to apply for ten scholarships from Ford, each worth £10,000.

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3 September 12
University turns around school

A former failing Keighley School has been turned around by the University of Bradford increasing their A* - C GCSE pass rate by 20% in just one year.

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22 August 12
Healthcare Science degree gets top accreditation

The University of Bradford's Healthcare Sciences degree has been awarded triple accreditation by the Department of Health, making it a key qualification for anyone wanting a biomedical science career in the NHS.

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7 August 12
Yorkshire and China join forces to commercialise cancer technologies

Yorkshire Cancer Research, in partnership with the University of Bradford, has just completed stage one of its involvement in the UK China Healthtech Open Innovation Workshop Programme

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2 August 12
National Teaching Fellows for 2012 announced by HEA

University of Bradford academic, Dr Christine Dearnley has been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship, the most prestigious award for excellence in higher education teaching and support for learning.

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31 July 12
School of Management board appoints international business leaders

University of Bradford School of Management, the North's top business school, has appointed a number of international business leaders to its board covering a wide range of public, private and voluntary sector experience from several continents.

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23 July 12
University launches £1 million student facilities

The University of Bradford will launch brand new £1 million broadcasting facilities this week with its new outside broadcasting truck and TV studio in the School of Computing, Informatics and Media.

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13 July 12
University of Bradford announces honorary graduands for summer graduation

The University of Bradford will be awarding honorary degrees during ceremonies on Tuesday 17, Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 July 2012.

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25 June 12
Men who smoke pass on damaged DNA to their unborn children

Unborn babies whose fathers smoked around the time of their conception can inherit damaged DNA, increasing their chances of developing diseases such as cancer in childhood and throughout their lives, according to new research published today.

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5 June 12
Last generation of school children in 100 years to view transit of Venus on Whitby cliff tops

As the Sun rises over the Whitby coastline tomorrow morning, researchers from the University of Bradford will be waiting on the West Coast next to the Captain Cook Memorial Statute with local children, giving them the last chance to see this rare event, which will not happen again until 2117.

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31 May 12
University in top 20 of universities under 50

The University of Bradford has been placed within the world's top 100 best young universities in the Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 league table released today.

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29 May 12
University of Bradford: 8th in the UK green league table

The University of Bradford is the 8th greenest university in the UK according to People and Planet's Green League released today in The Guardian.

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28 May 12
Record-breaking Games Republic Student Showcase

Tuesday 29th May saw Game Republic host their the fifth annual Student Showcase at the University of Bradford on Tuesday 29th May 2012 - the second time the Showcase has taken place at the university in its five-year history.

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22 May 12
Creative media students continue to receive awards nominations

The University of Bradford has announced a further three shortlisted entries from its student body for media industry awards, following the news only last week of the success of Bradford Media School students.

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21 May 12
Career-boosting Interpreting course brought to Leeds by popular demand

The School of Lifelong Education and Development at the University of Bradford will be bring its Community Interpreting course to Leeds for the first time, starting on 19 June, 2012.

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17 May 12
Bradford Media students celebrate Royal Television Society Awards

University of Bradford media students are on a roll, as their final year project has not only picked up the 2012 Royal Television Society (RTS) Yorkshire Student Factual Entertainment Award, and was one of three finalists for the RTS National student award of the same category.

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30 April 12
International Students kick-start celebration of Universities in Olympics Year

International students have gathered together at the University of Bradford to celebrate the start of the third annual Universities Week campaign, which aims to increase public awareness of the wide and varied role of the UK's universities.

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26 April 12
Understanding Dementia: Seeing the Person

Following the shocking revelations about care failings as shown on BBC Panorama programme on Monday, Bradford Dementia Group hosted a pre-planned public lecture as part of the Bradford Debates lecture series last night.

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23 April 12
University expert provides advice on Panorama - Undercover: Elderly Care

Leading dementia care expert from the University of Bradford will appear on BBC Panorama tonight providing advice and opinion about standards of care in the UK and what 'good care' should look like.

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19 April 12
Nobel Peace Prize winner to speak at University

Nobel Peace Prize winner Adolfo Pérez Esquivel will be at the University of Bradford on Friday 27 April to speak about challenges to human rights in the 21st century.

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17 April 12
University of Bradford experts work with Boots UK to develop groundbreaking new anti-ageing serum

A new No7 serum available exclusively at Boots stores, proven by one of the world's leading pigmentation experts to shrink and fade age spots, has been developed in conjunction with the University of Bradford's Centre for Skin Sciences.

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15 March 12
Future of city travel designed in international competition at University of Bradford

Forty-two students have travelled to Bradford from across Europe in order to take part in an innovative engineering competition held at the University of Bradford's School of Engineering, Design & Technology, that began on Monday 12 March.

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14 March 12
How spotting eye problems early can help children learn

A recent Children's Eye Health Campaign has highlighted the fact that many children are not having routine eye tests and have undetected refractive error or other visual difficulties that can affect performance at school.

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5 March 12
JB Priestley lecture part of first University of Bradford's 'Day school' series in 2012

The legacy of JB Priestley, Bradford-born author of international renown, will be celebrated this month at the University of Bradford.

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10 February 12
University of Bradford - Carbon Champion of the Year 2012

The University of Bradford last night received national recognition for its sustainable building programme. It beat off intense competition to claim the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) 'Carbon Champion of Year' award and the 'Client of the Year' award.

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8 February 12
University lecture series: the challenge of the next decade of peace

Commonweal Lecture - Suggesting the Possible Thursday 9 February will see the first of the University of Bradford's series of Commonwealth Lectures. Delivered by the internationally renowned Paul Rogers, Professor of Peace Studies, the lecture will start at 6.30pm, entitled Suggesting the Possible - Responding to a World Going Wrong.

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2 February 12
Ford Announces the UK Universities to Receive Blue Oval Scholarships

Ford has chosen 12 leading UK universities to award 100 student scholarships, worth a total of £1 million, starting in the 2012 academic year.

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2 February 12
From Bradford to Argentina: student midwife wins National Midwifery Award

A University of Bradford student has won one of the UK's top midwifery prizes at the Royal College of Midwives' (RCM) Annual Awards, the UK's most prestigious midwifery awards, held in London on 25th January, 2012. Aongola Ngenda, has scooped one of three Pampers' Student Vision awards; winning funds towards a three-week placement at the Hospital Lagomaggiore, a large public hospital in Northern Argentina.

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19 January 12
SPARK Impact invests £375k to develop 'smart bomb' cancer drug

SPARK Impact, manager of the £25m North West Fund for Biomedical, has invested £375,000 in a University of Bradford spin-out for Merseyside based Incanthera Limited, for the development of a revolutionary new cancer therapy arising from its Institute of Cancer Therapeutics.

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16 January 12
A new breed of music video makers supported by Mute

Leading Indie record label, Mute, have announced the launch of the UK's first Master's Music Video MA which will be taught at the University of Bradford.

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16 January 12
Founder of Bradford Peace Studies Department wins International Acclaim

Professor Nigel Young, a co-founder of the University of Bradford,s Department of Peace Studies, has won the Dayton International Literary Peace Prize 2011.

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12 January 12
Car manufacturing experts urge West Yorkshire business growth

International experts from Ford Motor Company are calling for Small and Medium Enterprises in West Yorkshire to regain the seven billion pounds' of automobile manufacturing business the UK lost to 'low-cost' economies during the recession.

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11 January 12
£300k for ground-breaking cancer research at University of Bradford

The discovery of new cancer drugs in Bradford has been given a welcome boost of more than £300k in funding from Yorkshire Cancer Research.

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1 November 11
University of Bradford's new School of Health Studies has community at its core

The University of Bradford's £10 million new School of Health Studies was officially opened on 1st November 2011 by Paralympic athlete Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE.

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29 June 12
Top Athletes Prepare for Olympic Games with College and University

Last weekend Bradford welcomed the Olympic torch to the city and now with less than 30 days to go until the London 2012 Olympic Games begin, Bradford College and the University of Bradford have welcomed some of the world's top athletes, including the Nigerian Boxing Federation.

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14 June 12
Experts meet to discuss decision-making by people living with dementia

The University of Bradford¿s Centre for Applied Social Research will today host a conference to discuss the findings from a major research study, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. The research, undertaken in Bradford, explored how couples living with dementia make decisions on a daily basis.

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