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20 December 13
Record number of employers support management students

Record number of Yorkshire employers support Bradford University School of Management students with job seeking skills

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12 December 13
Celebration of the 9th Annual Rosa Parks Symposium

The Centre for Inclusion and Diversity, in collaboration with the Equality and Diversity Unit of the University of Bradford and Bradford Council, this week celebrates the life of Rosa Parks and reflects on the implications of her contributions to the race equality agenda.

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12 December 13
Centre of Excellence for Environmental Technologies Launch

The University of Bradford will host the launch of the Centre of Excellence for Environmental Technologies at the new Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Centre, on Wednesday 11 December, 1pm - 2.30pm.

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9 December 13
University appoints new Dean

The University of Bradford has appointed Professor Julian Chaudhuri as its new Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Informatics and will take up his post on February 3rd, 2014.

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9 December 13
Digital bone library offers global resource for chronic disease identification

A unique online resource bringing together some 1600 specimens of diseased human bones into a single digital collection will offer trainee medics, clinicians and medical historians around the world the chance to study in detail the effects of chronic diseases on bone.

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3 December 13
University Professor receives prestigious award

Professor David Elliott from the University of Bradford has been awarded the prestigious Glenn A. Fry Award, sponsored by the American Optometric Foundation. He was presented the award at the 2013 American Academy of Optometry 2013 Awards Ceremony in Seattle earlier this month.

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3 December 13
University of Bradford announces honorary degree recipients

The University of Bradford will award three honorary degrees during ceremonies this week on Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 December 2013.

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28 November 13
University launches a curriculum to inform dementia education

The University of Bradford is one of a group of UK Universities who have developed a Curriculum for UK Dementia Education (CfDE).

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21 November 13
College of Optometrists presents major research award to Professor

Professor Brendan Barrett from the University of Bradford has been awarded the Bernard Gilmartin OPO Award by the College of Optometrists.

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20 November 13
University scoops Prospects Postgraduate Award

The University of Bradford has won a top prize at the Prospects Postgraduate Awards, a national scheme that celebrates the very best in postgraduate education.

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20 November 13
Royal Television Society award for student-created film

Five University of Bradford graduates won the Entertainment Award at the Royal Television Society (RTS), Yorkshire Centre Student Television Awards last night for work they completed whilst studying.

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19 November 13
Students bag pack for Bradford Crocus Cancer Appeal

Over 70 students from the University of Bradford will be giving up their time on Friday 22 November to bag pack for Morrisons' customers at the Westgate, Thornbury and Mayo Avenue stores between 10am and 7pm as they continue their drive to raise funds for the Bradford Crocus Cancer Appeal.

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18 November 13
Boost from Yorkshire Innovation Fund

The University of Bradford's Centre for Pharmaceutical Engineering Science (CPES) has secured funding from the Yorkshire Innovation Fund (YIF) for a new two year strategic intervention programme in Green Processing Technologies.

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15 November 13
University celebrates international cook-off success

The British obsession with baking went international today (Friday 15 November) as University of Bradford students competed to impress judges and fellow students with their home dishes.

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13 November 13
University wins first place award for green excellence

The University of Bradford's sustainability efforts have once again been praised, achieving a first place award at last night's Green Gown Awards (12 November 2013).

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8 November 13
University of Bradford academic publishes second book

Dr David Harris, a leading expert in African Studies, is to launch his latest book at the University of Bradford on Tuesday 12 November.

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7 November 13
Students get hands on experience with Italian Rugby League Team

The Italian Rugby League team are to take time out of their busy World Cup 2013 training schedule to visit the University of Bradford for some massage.

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4 November 13
University hosts Open Innovation workshop in China

The University of Bradford in partnership with AstraZeneca is to host an Open Innovation workshop in Guangzhou, China, in November 2013.

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4 November 13
Visiting University Professor receives award

Professor John Fieldhouse, Visiting Professor at the University of Bradford was this year's recipient of the SAE Dan Mahannah Award.

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30 October 13
Italian Rugby Team raises awareness to tackle cancer

The Italian rugby league team take time out of their busy World Cup 2013 training schedule to plant crocus bulbs, at the University of Bradford, to show their support for the Bradford Crocus Cancer Appeal, on Thursday 31 October.

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28 October 13
University's Forensic Archaeology team short-listed in Prospects Postgraduate Awards 2013

The University of Bradford has been short-listed for a Prospects Postgraduate Award, recognising and rewarding excellence and innovation in postgraduate education.

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22 October 13
Researchers receive grant to improve dementia care in care homes

Researchers from the Bradford Dementia Group, University of Bradford, have received £2.4 million of funding from the National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment (NIHR HTA) Programme to conduct a four year national study looking at how the quality of care for people with dementia in care homes can be improved.

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22 October 13
New fund established to assist joint SME and University projects

A project, led by the University of Bradford, has established a new fund to help regional businesses develop new and improved products, services and processes in collaboration with local universities.

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15 October 13
Major grant awarded for heritage research

A research consortium involving the University of Bradford¿s archaeology department has been awarded more than £1.8 million in funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

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11 October 13
Policy-Makers and Academics Debate How to Protect Chemistry and Biology from Deadly Misuse

Bradford Disarmament Research Centre (BDRC), University of Bradford is holding a conference on October 14 and 15 concentrating on the misuse of civil research in chemistry and biology.

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9 October 13
Sanctuary Conference hailed as Brilliant Day

In September, City of Sanctuary together with Bradford University, held the first of its kind conference bringing together over 100 people including NHS commissioning officers, a wide range of health practitioners and voluntary sector workers to discuss key issues in overcoming health inequalities for sanctuary seekers.

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9 October 13
Bradford Students and Local Businesses Awarded for their Commitment to Work Experience

Over 20 employers joined students and university representatives to celebrate the success of the 'Summer Experience' initiative, a project which the University of Bradford runs each year to offer students real-life work experience.

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8 October 13
City welcomes thousands of visitors for University Open Days

The University of Bradford will be open its doors, this Friday 11 and Saturday 12 October, to give thousands of prospective students and their families the chance to experience university life first hand.

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8 October 13
Excellence in contact lens care

The high quality of clinical teaching and patient care available at the University of Bradford's Eye Clinic, has been enhanced by the kind donation of a corneal topographer by Topcon Medical.

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4 October 13
Media and Conflict Interchange

Unique factual and fictional film event,The Media and Conflict Interchange, will be held from the 7 to 10 October at the Pictureville cinema in the National Media Museum.

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29 October 13
University celebrates its diversity with an international cooking competition

The British obsession with baking will go international as University of Bradford students compete to impress judges with their home dishes on Friday the 15 November.

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24 September 13
Blue Peter gardener digs in to support Crocus Appeal

Blue Peter gardener Chris Collins and Morrisons plc will join Bradford Crocus Cancer Appeal on 28 September to celebrate Positive Bradford Day and help raise £1million for local cancer research.

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18 September 13
University awarded £1.9 million grant for its work in Digital Transformations

A team of archaeologists from the University of Bradford have been selected to receive £1.9 million in funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to study 'Fragmented Heritage.'

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30 August 13
Bradford Dementia Group Awarded Over £60,000 from Department of Health

Bradford Dementia Group, University of Bradford have been awarded over £60,000 from the Department of Health to support the delivery and development of a Postgraduate Course for Practitioners with a Special Interest in Dementia.

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29 August 13
University to host national engineering conference

September 2014 will see the University of Bradford host the national conference of the Association of University Engineers; delegates from all over the country will be visiting the City Campus.

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22 August 13
University of Bradford students to film Bingley Music Live 2013

Current students and recent graduates of the University of Bradford's Media School will this year be tasked with filming and editing a daily video blog for Bingley Music Live.

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22 August 13
University lands dream archaeology placement in South Africa

Rachel Holgate is to further her dream career in the archaeology field by joining a well-established research team in South Africa.

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23 August 13
University Lecturer Awarded Chinese Accolade

University of Bradford lecturer, Dr John Baruch, has been honoured with a visiting professorship from the South China University of Technology, in Guangzhou.

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21 August 13
United Arab Emirates Students attend University Engineering Summer School

From the 11 to 26 August, 48 students from the Institute of Applied Technology, a UAE government technical school with campuses located across all Emirates, will be travelling to the UK to attend a University of Bradford summer school.

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21 August 13
Increasing drug stability and bioavailability

A solvent-free, continuous method of producing the more bioavailable form of the anti-malarial drug artemisinin with a longer shelf-life has been developed at the University of Bradford. The research team believes that the patented process could be applied to other drugs too.

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20 August 13
The Vikings were not the first colonisers of the Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands were colonised much earlier than previously believed, and it wasn't by the Vikings, according to new research.

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14 August 13
Top Tips for A-Level Results Day

Thursday 15 August will see thousands of students across the UK opening their A-level results. It is an important stage in a young person's life and the advice from the University of Bradford is to keep calm and be prepared for all possible outcomes.

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2 August 13
University Professor Speaks at Nobel Conference

The University of Bradford's Professor Karin Schallreuter was recently invited to present a lecture on her life's work in Medical Biochemistry at a prestigious 'Nobel Day' event in Lisbon.

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29 July 13
Hair analysis sheds new light on Inca child sacrifice

The long and tightly-braided hair of a 13-year old girl, whose frozen body was found near the summit of Volcán Llullaillaco, a mountain on the Chile/Argentina border, is providing University of Bradford researchers with new insights into the Inca capacocha ritual, which sometimes involved child sacrifice.

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15 July 13
University Presents Lecture on Birth Study

The University of Bradford will present findings from the recent Born in Bradford birth study in a public lecture later this month.

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15 July 13
University of Bradford researchers help pinpoint the beginning of time

A team of British archaeology experts have discovered what they believe to be the world's oldest 'calendar', created by hunter-gatherer societies and dating back to around 8,000 BC.

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11 July 13
Four to be honoured at University award ceremonies

The University of Bradford will award four honorary degrees on Tuesday 16, Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 July. Four accomplished members of the public will be awarded for their achievements and their valuable contributions to society.

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9 July 13
University has best student accommodation in the UK

The University of Bradford has been awarded first prize for Best Student Housing at the prestigious College and University Business Officers (CUBO) Awards, despite firm competition from other leading universities.

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3 July 13
Key factors in understanding differences in rates of birth defects identified

New research, published today in The Lancet, highlights important information for health professionals and parents about the factors which may increase the likelihood of a baby being born with a birth defect.

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26 June 13
University of Bradford Lecturer awarded National Teaching Fellowship

A Senior Lecturer in Midwifery at the University of Bradford has today been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship, the most prestigious award for excellence in Higher Education teaching and support for learning.

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20 June 13
Bid to make Bradford more dementia friendly

Organisations from business, education, statutory services, the council, and the voluntary sector are coming together to launch Bradford District Dementia Action Alliance on the 27th of June, hosted by the University of Bradford.

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19 June 13
University of Bradford wins Environment Award

The University of Bradford has once again been recognised for its sustainability efforts, winning the Yorkshire Post Environment Award for Climate Change.

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17 June 13
University of Bradford pharmacist improving care home standards

Newly appointed University of Bradford lecturer, Dr David Alldred, joins an influential government group tasked with improving standards in care homes.

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13 June 13
University of Bradford hosts international diversity conference

The Centre for Inclusion and Diversity at the University of Bradford is all set to run its annual 'Making Diversity Interventions Count' International Conference on 18 June 2013.

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11 June 13
Bradford gains 'First Class' in green university ranking and Greenest in Yorkshire

The University of Bradford has been awarded a First Class Award and ranked 9 out of 143 universities in the People & Planet Green League 2013, the UK's only comprehensive and independent green ranking of universities by The Guardian.

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4 June 13
University of Bradford student honoured at Fusion 2013

A University of Bradford student is the recipient of this year's Fusion Education Award.

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30 May 13
Microwaves Make for Faster, Greener Pharma Manufacturing

Microwave radiation could provide a faster, greener way to manufacture drugs, according to researchers at the University of Bradford.

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14 March 13
University receives grant to research next generation air traffic satellite communications

The University of Bradford in collaboration with Thales UK, has been selected by the Technology Strategy Board, the UK's innovation agency, to receive a grant for the development of secure satellite communications to help improve the flow of air traffic over Europe.

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5 March 13
University of Bradford is institution of choice for good employment, according to report

New research shows that Alliance universities, of which University of Bradford is a part of, are amongst the destination of choice for international students whose priority is getting a good job.

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5 February 13
University hosts 19th Bradford Development Lecture: Africa's Growth Miracle?

Chief Economist of the Department for International Development (DFID) at the University of Oxford, Dr Stefan Dercon, will visit the University of Bradford. The lecture will take place on Thursday 7 February 2013, chaired by the Vice-Chancellor Professor Mark Cleary.

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11 June 12
University of Bradford hosts free public meeting on dementia

People are being given the opportunity to learn more about dementia and dementia research next week at the University of Bradford. Dementia experts from across the region will take to the stage at a free public meeting on Monday 18 June. The event has been organised by scientists at the University of Bradford and is supported by Alzheimer's Research UK, the UK's leading dementia research charity.

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28 May 13
Top Business School Launches World's First Circular Economy MBA

Bradford University School of Management (BU SoM) has launched the world's first circular economy MBA, developed in partnership with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and leading businesses including B&Q, BT, Cisco, Renault and National Grid. This pioneering initiative delivered through the Distance Learning Platform of a leading international business school - BU SoM has recently achieved the coveted triple crown accreditation (AACSB/EQUIS/AMBA) - offers a coherent framework for a fast-evolving global economic context.

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23 May 13
University Hosts Crocus Cancer Treatment Lecture

On Wednesday 5 June 2013, two of the brightest minds in Bradford's fight against cancer; Professor of Drug Discovery Laurence Patterson and Professor Jim McCaul, Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon at Bradford THFT, will discuss the future of cancer treatments.

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24 April 13
Professor Brian Cantor appointed as new University of Bradford Vice-Chancellor

The University of Bradford has announced the appointment of Brian Cantor CBE as its new Vice-Chancellor and Principal. Professor Cantor has been Vice-Chancellor at the University of York since 2002, and succeeds Professor Mark Cleary who has held the post since 2007.

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24 April 13
Engineering scholarships driving excellence forward

Seven students from the University of Bradford's School of Engineering, Design and Technology were awarded the prestigious Benjamin Jowett Memorial Scholarship on Tuesday 23 April, 2013.

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23 April 13
Together for years, but still classed as single

One in ten adults in Britain are in a relationship but not living with their partner - and most of those are incorrectly counted as single in official statistics, according to new research published today.

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12 April 13
Pottery reveals Ice Age hunter-gatherers' taste for fish

Hunter-gatherers living in glacial conditions produced pots for cooking fish, according to the findings of a pioneering new study led by the University of York and in partnership with the University of Bradford, which reports the earliest direct evidence for the use of ceramic vessels.

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27 February 13
New centre to revolutionise medical technology

The University of Bradford is a partner with four other leading universities as part of a £5.7 million, government-backed initiative to transform the way replacement joints and other medical implants are made.

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25 February 13
GENOVATE Launch at the University of Bradford

The Centre for Inclusion and Diversity at the University of Bradford is coordinating a 3.2m Euros research project which seeks to transform organisational culture towards more gender-competent management in research and innovation.

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22 February 13
University and Bestway Foundation pledge £500K to support Pakistani students

The University of Bradford is pleased to announce a new partnership to fund student scholarships in collaboration with the Bestway Foundation, the charitable arm of the Bestway Group.

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8 February 13
University embraces people power

An energy savings initiative at the University was so successful it prompted emergency calls from the energy supplier who thought the meters had broken.

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5 February 13
Pioneering research helps to unravel the brain's vision secrets

A new study led by scientists at the Universities of York and Bradford has identified the two areas of the brain responsible for our perception of orientation and shape.

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