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University of Bristol hosting Open Virtual Week from 21st-25th June 2021

B&BBO partner the University of Bristol are hosting their virtual open week from the 21-25th June where you can find out more about courses, facilities, and meet staff and students.

 

In order to allow for prospective students to get an idea for what life is like at the University, it will be providing multiple webinars on Zoom each day about various services and subjects that relate to studying at Bristol.

 

The webinars are completely free, all it requires is booking through the University of Bristol’s website. There is also some on-demand content if you are unable to make the live sessions.

BBB Series Interview - Alice Dewulf

We're pleased to introduce Alice Dewulf, who is currently in her third year at University of Bath studying International Management. She has taken the time to speak to us about her experiences in Brussels and during her internship.

She has come to Brussels as part of her placement year, doing an internship for Unilever as Beauty and Personal Care Marketing Intern, and provides us with the experiences that have come with gaining such a role.

Follow this latest BBBseries interview on our LinkedIn which is accessible from the button below, and let us know whether you found the piece interesting.

B&BBO Co-Chair UnILiON R&I Meeting between the EU-China and the EU-Republic of Korea

The Bristol & Bath Brussels Office was pleased to co-chair a meeting of the UnILiON - Universities Informal Liaison Offices Network International Cooperation Working Group with European Office of Cyprus this week. The session focused on education and R&I relations and opportunities for cooperation between the EU-Republic of Korea and the EU-China. 
 
We were joined by speakers from the European Commission’s Directorates-General for Research & Innovation and Agriculture & Rural Development, as well as 2 academic speakers from Ghent University Global Campus in South Korea and the Scientific Coordinator for China at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden
 
In terms of Commission’s recently published Global Approach to R&I, it was stressed how the aim is to strengthen multilateral partnerships to deliver new solutions to green, digitalhealth and innovation challenges and to preserve openness in international cooperation.

Marvin Rees rallies behind other city leaders to urge for extension of the EU Settlement Scheme

As the government’s 30 June deadline is approaching, city leaders from Bristol, Birmingham, Liverpool, Newcastle, Glasgow, Sheffield and Nottingham have come together to write to the Home Secretary urging her to extend the cut-off date for EU citizens living in the UK to apply for settled status.
 
As Bristol’s Mayor Marvin Rees stresses, there is uncertainty about how many EU nationals are yet to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme and the repercussions could have a significant impact. Therefore, local authorities have asked the government to extend the deadline until after 2021 census data becomes available to make sure all relevant citizens have been contacted.
 
Bristol City Council has already run a number of communication campaigns such as a #WeAreBristol mini film to make citizens aware of the scheme and that the city wants its EU citizens to stay. It has also run a series of webinars for staff and people who work with vulnerable people that potentially need to apply.

International Biodiversity day Celebrated on 22nd May

We are proud to support the city of Bristol in its ecological engagement. Bristol was in fact the first city in the UK to declare an ecological emergency, which was recently also highlighted in the UK House of Lords during a debate on biodiversity.

Last weekend, people across the world came together to celebrate #internationalbiodiversityday on May 22nd, raising awareness of all the incredible species that together make up life on Earth. For the occasion, Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees was pleased to host Savita Willmott, Chief Executive of the Bristol Natural History Consortium, as a guest to his blog.
 
Savita shares her insights and view on how to celebrate nature and ways to protect it. We look forward to sharing more details of the Bristol Natural History Consortium’s European BioBlitz project soon!

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