Thousands of University students have had their classes disrupted today because of strike action by lecturers and other staff.
Members of three unions walked out in protest at a one per cent staff pay offer. At The University of Bristol more than two hundred members from Unite, UNISON and The University College Union took to the picket line. Katie Rowlett spoke to Professor James Annett, the Branch President of the UCU.
Scientists at the University of Bristol think they could have made a breakthrough in the treatment of high blood pressure.
It's a problem that affects more than a third of the population and leaves many facing a lifetime of tablets. But now it seems that some nerves in your neck might hold the key to solving the problem. John Bevir reports.
A model of a mobile phone which changes shape will be unveiled today at the University of Bristol. The phone morphs into a game console with handles, and even a sphere-shaped stress ball. The team behind the gadget say this could be the next generation of mobile.
Professor Martin Siegert said the aborted mission was "hugely frustrating":
This is of course, hugely frustrating for us, but we have learned a lot this year._
Although circumstances have not worked out as we would have wished, I am confident that through the huge efforts of the field team, and our colleagues in the UK, we have done as much as we possibly could have done, and I sincerely thank them all._
– PROFESSOR MARTIN SIEGERT, PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR, SUBGLACIAL LAKE ELLSWORTH EXPERIMENT
The drilling has begun today - and the team have just 24 hours to gather samples before the borehole refreezes. And all in -25 C. Tanya Mercer's report contains video from Pete Bucktrout British Antarctic Survey
Scientists from Bristol University are in Antarctica on a mission that could hold the clue to whether there's life on Mars. They're drilling through 3km of solid ice to try to find lifeforms in the water and mud underneath Lake Ellsworth.
Professor Martin Siegart from Bristol University is leading a team who are about to drill through 3km of solid ice into subglacial Lake Ellsworth in Antarctica. Their mission is to search for life forms in the water and clues to past climate in the lake-bed sediments.