Fighting the gig economy – of academics not students
Lots of Bristol University staff are highly educated, but casually employed. Bristol UCU is campaigning to change that.
‘Essay mills’ offering dissertations for sale
We contacted an online ‘essay mill’ with a real assignment from Bristol University.
Taking the council to court over cuts
Parent power wins radical overhaul of special needs services Two Bristol families have taken a stand against cuts – and won. The anonymous parents have...
Wellfest: Celebrating results day whatever your results
A-Level results day is here and young people all over Bristol are celebrating, commiserating and considering their options. Wellfest aims to help students celebrate the work they’ve put in this year.
WATCH: Searching the natural world for new antibiotics
Could the deep sea help us fight antibiotic resistance? Sam Williams, Phd student at the University of Bristol’s School of Biochemistry, explains how his work...
Hartcliffe Children’s Centre: staff numbers halved, parents worried
Staff cuts have hit children’s centres across Bristol under the council’s new model. Hartcliffe, one of the most deprived parts of the city, is no different.
WATCH: simple steps to fight fake news
How can we fight fake news? Professor Stephan Lewandowsky, cognitive psychologist at Bristol University, spells out some simple steps.
Action needed on shocking levels of teacher stress
Teachers' union survey exposes stress crisis in Bristol’s schools, exacerbated by cuts and unsustainable workloads. Could a ‘fair workload charter’ help?
Watch: Drag Queen Story Time – sequins, glitter and messages of inclusion
Drag queens performed to their toughest audience yet at Parson Street Primary School for World Book Day.
Students occupy Bristol University in support of striking staff
Students have occupied the management floor of University of Bristol’s Senate House, demanding that the Vice-Chancellor supports striking staff
Bristol University lecturer: ‘Why I’m going on strike’
As Bristol University staff go on strike over a pensions dispute, English lecturer John McTague writes why action is needed
Is it time for our universities to fight back against profiteering publishers?
Universities are being charged millions of pounds for their libraries to access work they donated. Academic publishing has gone from an industry that shares knowledge,...
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