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South West nuclear skills expanding to meet demand

World class facilities are rewriting the training manual for graduates and apprentices entering the nuclear industry in the South West of England as the sector experiences unprecedented growth. Statistics from the Nuclear Skills Strategy Group say approximately 13,000 skilled people are required in the region to meet the nuclear sector’s skills demand between 2016 and […]

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Could ‘Iron Man’ style suit be the answer to the world’s biggest nuclear challenge?

If wearable technologies are the future, a radioactive-busting robotic suit could represent yet one more dramatic step into the beyond. The University of Bristol has won a contract from Sellafield Ltd and Innovate UK to consider using novel wearable technologies for nuclear decommissioning workers. As the lead organisation of a consortium including National Nuclear Laboratory, […]

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Research News from the Hub Academic Network

Grants and Awards Alan Turing Institute Fellows Professor Awais Rashid, Professor of Cyber Security, has been named as one of 30 University of Bristol academics to become an Alan Turing Institute Fellow. Research Outputs The South West Nuclear Hub brings together a network of multi-disciplinary academics spanning numerous universities and departments. Here are some of the latest […]

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Bristol Academic warns G20 Leaders of IPCC anti-nuclear bias

A group of leading environmental scientists, that included Philip Thomas, Professor of Risk Management at the University of Bristol,  have written an open letter to heads of government of the G20 countries on the anti-nuclear bias of the recent IPCC report. The letter quotes research from the University of Bristol that has developed an objective measure of […]

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South West Nuclear Hub wins Academic Innovator award

Collaborative Projects Recognised As part of the submission, the Hub highlighted three projects that demonstrates its ability to pull together industrial and academic partners to find novel solutions to industrial challenges. The three projects were: 1. Exploring Radioactive Environments with Pipeline Devices A number of prototype devices were designed that allow for the remote characterisation, […]

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Three months with Hitachi-GE: a Student’s story

Each year one student on the MSc Nuclear Science and Engineering programme at the University of Bristol is able to undertake an exciting internship with Hitachi-GE in Japan. Last year Viktorija Zaksaite spent three months with the company, and this year Jin Ye was selected for this brilliant development opportunity. Here is Jin’s account of his […]

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Further NDA Research Contracts for the University of Bristol

University of Bristol, as a partner of Wood plc, has been awarded two new contracts to carry out research work on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA). This follows the announcement earlier this year of a contract for 3D imaging work with the NDA.      Stress Testing for Spent Fuel Storage The first project, led by […]

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Hub nominated as ‘Academic Innovator’ in Award Ceremony

The South West Nuclear Hub has been shortlisted for a The Engineer Collaborate to Innovate Award, and will attend a ceremony next week in London. The Hub enters in the Academic Innovator category, which is awarded to a university department that demonstrates a sustained culture of innovation and collaboration with academic and business partners. Hub members the […]

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Research News from the Hub Academic Network

Grants and Awards Dr Valeska Ting appointed to EPSRC’s Energy Strategic Advisory Committee Congratulations to Dr Valeska Ting of the Cabot Institute Low Carbon Energy research theme. She has been appointed to EPSRC’s Energy Strategic Advisory Committee which provides strategic advice to help develop the Cross-Research Council Energy Program. The program invests more than £625 […]

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Lord Hutton Gives Colston Research Society Annual Lecture

The nuclear industry’s prospects are the brightest for a generation, according to Lord Hutton, one of the country’s most prominent experts on nuclear energy policy.  Lord Hutton gave a public lecture at the University of Bristol as part of the annual Colston Research Society events, where he gave a broad view of the nuclear industry and its […]

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