New £300m Temple Quarter Campus development consultation launched

The University of Bristol launched the consultation phase of the proposed new £300m development close to Temple Meads train station – the new Temple Quarter Campus.

The development will transform the derelict post office sorting building and part of Arena Island into an open campus that will be part of the community, help to regenerate the area and benefit the whole city.

The UoB is working with communities, businesses and the council to shape future plans, which include landmark buildings for teaching, learning and collaboration, with a focus on future digital technologies. Part of the development includes a new student village and expanding the UoB’s successful enterprise hub, Engine Shed.

Consultation runs from 19 June 2017 until 21 July 2017.

 

New members!

A large group of researchers have just joined the group! Welcome to Nan (BCFN MSc, co-supervised by Natalie Fey), Xiaoyu (BCFN MSc, co-supervised by Annela Seddon), Christian (BCFN PhD, co-supervised by Jonathan Rossiter), Esther (BCFN PhD, co-supervised by Annela Seddon), Betty (BCFN PhD, co-supervised by Ian Manners), and Özlem (post-doc!).

Welcome to all!

Dr Pete!

Pete (also known to some as Piotr!) had his viva earlier this week. Prof Ronald Osterbackca (from Abo Akademi, Turku, Finland) was his external examiner, and Dr Annela Seddon (Director of the BCFN, where Pete received his funding from) his internal examiner.  Ronald also gave an excellent talk the afternoon before, setting the stage for the viva!

As is evident from the photo the viva went very well! Pete did a great job, and impressed his examiners! Well done Dr Pete!

47 minutes for BISC!

Xiaoyu ran the Bristol 10k on Sunday for Bisc with a number of other international students, volunteers (and Jacqueline!). They all ran to help to raise money for the building project to extend the building at Bisc – a home away from home for all international students.

He ran an amazing time of 47 minutes – without any training! Well done Xiaoyu, and all the others for completing the race!

China graduation – and Joey graduating

Charl attended the University of Bristol China graduation (for the third time!).  He saw many students from Bristol, as well as three chemistry graduates! Here the three (Chuhui, Hao and Xuechun) are celebrating with Charl and Professor Tim Gallagher, Dean of Science!

More importantly, Joey Liu, who dis his extended project (as part of his MSc in Nanoscience and Functional Nanomaterials) in the Faul group, also graduated!

Well done Joey!