- Feisty, funny and sad - book by 100 UK women aids Nepali women's projects - 23/05/2013
A book authored by 100 women, giving snapshots of their lives in Britain today, is now on sale to raise funds for women's projects in Nepal.
It is published by Dr Rosa Matheson, a former lecturer in Women's History and Women Studies at UWE Bristol. Among the accounts of contemporary women's lives in the UK are those of her three daughters, who all studied at UWE.
- Swinging London started in Bristol: researcher seeks memories of theatre-going in 1950s and 60s Bristol - 21/05/2013
Drama lecturer Dawn Fowler is looking for people who remember going to the theatre in Bristol during the 1950s or 1960s to take part in a unique project.
Dawn, from UWE Bristol, is researching an era when Bristol's theatre was vibrant and subversive. She said, “A very specific sort of writing was being produced at the time, funny but brutal. It has even been suggested that swinging London was invented in Bristol.
- Double success as UWE nurse and midwife win Student Nursing Times Awards 2013 - 14/05/2013
UWE Bristol-trained nurses have won two out of seventeen categories at the recent Student Nursing Times Awards 2013.
Rachel Pass, who is studying for a BSc honours degree in midwifery at UWE, has won the Nursing Times Student Midwife of the Year award. Alice Bevan, who entered nursing as a postgraduate and gained a Master's degree with distinction at UWE Bristol, has won the accolade of Student Nurse of the Year: Post-registration.
- UWE Bristol student finalist in ID Magazine 'Diversity Now' competition - 09/05/2013
A Fashion student from UWE Bristol has won a place in the finals of a prestigious competition run by ID Magazine called 'Diversity Now'.
Nicole McCartney created a fashion illustration using an amputee and a post-chemo woman. Talking about her rationale for the subject choice she said, “I wanted my illustration to celebrate the diverse notions of beauty. I did the illustration because women who embrace difference represent real beauty.”
- Project Zulu brings South African Township children's choir to the West - 07/05/2013
The vibrant sounds of a primary school choir from Kwazulu-Natal will bring Bristol to life when it tours the West in May and June.
Project Zulu are an extraordinary ensemble of singing, drumming and dancing children from Sithobelumthetho Primary School in the Madadeni Township, KwaZulu-Natal.
- UWE Bristol Graduate in line for 'best job in the world' - 03/05/2013
A graduate from UWE Bristol is in the running for 'the best job in the world' for the Tourism Australia's 'Best Jobs in the World' competition.
Lewis Noll graduated in Time Based Media + Visual culture with a 2:1 in 2003 and was featured in UWE Bristol Prospectus at the time. Now aged 30 and currently working in Shoreditch for Nexus, an award winning Animation production company, Lewis applied for one of the 'Best Jobs in the World as a Life Style Photographer where if successful he will be based in Melbourne for 6 months with Time Magazine on a $100,000 package.
- UWE Professor named as 'outstanding innovator' for work on food safety - 03/05/2013
The Royal Academy of Engineering has awarded a prestigious Engineering Enterprise Fellowship to Professor Janice Kiely from UWE Bristol. It is one of five awards that the Academy has just made to outstanding innovators at UK universities.
Professor Kiely won the accolade for her work in developing bio-sensing systems for rapid, automated detection of food contaminations such as salmonella, e. coli and listeria, which are harmful to human health. This is at the interface of engineering and biochemistry and results from a long standing collaboration with Professor Richard Luxton.
- UWE Professor to speak at Bristol Ideas Forum - 03/05/2013
What is local government for? The Watershed, Bristol 15 May 2013
Professor Robin Hambleton of the Centre for Sustainable Planning and Environments at UWE Bristol will be sharing the stage with George Ferguson, Mayor of Bristol, Rt Hon Greg Clark MP Minister for Cities and Lord Heseltine amongst others at the Bristol Ideas Forum next week.
- You're hired! UWE through to finals of National Student Apprentice competition - 01/05/2013
Budding entrepreneurs from UWE Bristol have made it through to the finals of the National Student Apprentice competition in London on 20 June.
The team of four UWE students - Sam Venning, Dana Riedner, Sam Abbott and Laura Osbourne - came top out of ten South West universities in the regional heats. The Apprentice-style tasks including getting the best deals on buying typical Bristol items, selling art publications, and creating a plan to build a successful business.
- Animation alumni win 0117 film challenge - 30/04/2013
Two UWE Bristol alumni who met on the MA Animation course have won this year's 0117 Digital Short Challenge with a film that reveals the behind-the-scenes work within First Great Western's Traincare Depot in St Philips Marsh.
- UWE Bristol partners with BHF shops and joins the fight for every heartbeat - 29/04/2013
UWE Bristol has teamed up with British Heart Foundation Shops (BHF) to launch a new scheme to encourage students to donate unwanted things and help generate vital stock. 100% of the profits raised will go towards the fight against heart disease and fund the BHF's life-saving research.
- Stroke on the water - the Varsity boat race 2013 - 25/04/2013
UWE Bristol and the University of Bristol rowing teams will face off against each other in the 19th annual boat race on April 27 2013, from 12.00 – 16.00.
A highlight of the sporting calendar for both teams and current students alike, the Varsity Series is an exciting and enjoyable mix of good natured rivalry and competition.
- UWE Bristol student wins E.ON Engineering Undergraduate of the Year Award - 25/04/2013
Jake Tudge, a UWE Bristol student in the third year of his MEng Aerospace Engineering Degree, received the title of E.ON Engineering Undergraduate of the Year, at a recent awards ceremony held at Canary Wharf in London. Jake saw off competition from nine other finalists to scoop the top honour at the event, and was presented with his award by Sir Trevor McDonald and Maria Antonio, Director of Human Resources for E.ON UK.
- UWE Bristol and Farnham Castle offer intercultural training programme - 25/04/2013
UWE Bristol and business training provider Farnham Castle have announced a partnership to promote excellence in the field of intercultural training and research.
The partnership will offer a 'train-the-trainer' course entitled 'Intercultural Training: Moving Beyond Culture' which looks at the latest developments in Intercultural Communications Theory.
- UWE helps develop new sustainable procurement index - 25/04/2013
UWE Bristol has teamed up with the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) and PRGX UK Ltd to develop a groundbreaking supplier sustainable procurement index.
The CIPS Sustainability Index http://www.cips-sustainabilityindex.com/ is an innovative online sustainable procurement index which has just been launched in London. It is a joint initiative of PRGX UK, CIPS and UWE.
- Secret City scoops best documentary award at London Independent Film Festival - 23/04/2013
A film by a current lecturer and a former professor from UWE Bristol, lifting the lid on the inner workings of the city of London, has won the Best Feature Documentary award at the London Independent Film Festival.
Secret City is a documentary about the city of London, the corporation that runs it and its role in the financial crisis. It will next be screened locally at The Little Theatre in Bath on Sunday 28 April at 2.45 pm.
- Meteorological data influences latest exhibition by UWE Bristol alumna Janette Kerr - 23/04/2013
Visiting research fellow, UWE Bristol alumna and President of the RWA, Janette Kerr is currently exhibiting at the Coastal Museum on the Vestland coast in Bergen.
The Extreme Seas exhibition forms part of a project called 'Extreme Wave theory' funded by the Arts Council and will be showing for the next two months.
- 'Chicken 'n' flicks' - 23/04/2013
A fried chicken takeaway establishment isn't a typical venue for a photography exhibition, but an enterprising UWE Bristol student, Maxwell Ball, is staging a pop-up exhibition in a well-known Bristol takeaway, Miss Millie's on Whiteladies Road. Maxwell originated and curated the exhibition.
The exhibition will feature photographs of three photographers concerned with the overlooked spaces of Bristol's urban environment. The choice of venue reflects the photographers' approach of re-appropriating unused and overlooked spaces to redefine them.
- Could after school dance increase activity levels for Year 7 girls? - 18/04/2013
Researchers led by principal investigator, Professor Russ Jago in the University of Bristol's School for Policy Studies have been awarded £743,000 of funding from the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) to conduct a large evaluation of the potential of an after-school dance programme to increase the physical activity of Year 7 girls. Professor Jane Powell from UWE Bristol is collaborating on the research.
- UWE research says benefit cuts agenda breeds working-class resentment - 17/04/2013
White working-class communities resent neighbours they think have gained from state favouritism, and not richer or more powerful classes, according to a study from UWE Bristol.
The British Sociological Association conference heard that researchers went out to deprived areas of Bristol and held focus groups in cafes, hairdressers, libraries, pubs and clubs.
- 'Listen to the sun' - 17/04/2013
A graduate designer from UWE Bristol has turned raw technical data from the sun and wind into a sonic and physical 'solar wind chime' to be shown for the first time at an event in Bristol on Thursday 18 April at the Watershed.
Helen White graduated with a First Class degree in Design: material/process/context in 2012. During her recent residency at the Pervasive Media Studio she became fascinated by solar flares and their effects on the northern lights and their potential to create technological disruption. Helen has been exploring creative ways to respond to this natural phenomena.
- UWE Bristol graduate featured in University Alliance drive to increase support for enterprise - 16/04/2013
A graduate from UWE Bristol who started a microloan charity while still at University is featured in Start Up: a story, a publication by the University Alliance and NACUE that will be launched today, 16 April, at the Houses of Parliament.
University Alliance and NACUE are calling for the Government to take further steps to support graduate entrepreneurship in the UK.
- TEDMEDLive comes to Bristol - 16/04/2013
Could the quantum computing revolution transform drug development? Are there new approaches for improving sleep? Do people benefit from being diagnosed with early-stage dementia? These are some of the questions that will be discussed at the UK's first TEDMEDLive event to be held in Bristol at the MShed on Thursday 18 April.
TEDMEDLive Bristol will bring together some of Bristol and the UK's leading thinkers, researchers and innovators and will be the official launch of Bristol Health Partners. The event aims to inspire and provoke, to share ideas and find ways to transform the understanding of, and approach to, key health problems in Bristol and beyond.
- UWE hosts conference on generating power from the Severn - 16/04/2013
Engineers, economists, local government officials and conservationists are gathering at UWE Bristol this week to discuss innovative and sustainable solutions to generating power from the Severn Estuary. The conference, on 18 April, has been organised by RSPB, Regen SW and The Bristol Port Company.
The estuary is well known for its potential to provide clean power, but experts for the organising partnership claim that proposals to date have not balanced economic and environmental needs.
- UWE and Arnolfini team up for Bristol artist's book event - 15/04/2013
Saturday 20 April 11.00 - 18.00
Sunday 21 April 11.00 - 17.00
Arnolfini and The Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) at UWE Bristol are pleased to present the fourth Bristol Artist's Book Event at Arnolfini.
- What do you mean? UWE conference asks how language reveals who we are - 11/04/2013
A major international conference at UWE Bristol is set to explore the relationship between language and identity.
Topics to be covered include the use of language in the current financial crisis and age-related language issues such as the way children construct an identity in early childhood and older workers' use of language. There will also be locality-based topics ranging from bilingualism in Wales and accent and identity in Stoke-on-Trent, to the colloquial use of the word 'like' by Poles in Ireland.
- UWE Bristol students capture magic of WWT Slimbridge wildlife - 09/04/2013
Students on UWE Bristol's new MA Wildlife Filmmaking, which is run in partnership with the BBC Natural History Unit in Bristol, have been using their skills to capture the magic and mystery of Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Slimbridge Wetland Centre.
Flamingos, Bewick's swans, migrating birds, frogs and other amphibians became the stars for a series of films by the students for the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust for communicating its work.
- UWE takes part in European food chain project in Bristol - 05/04/2013
Research into good practice in food production and consumption is being carried out in Bristol and the surrounding area as part of a major European Commission food project, SUPURB Food.
The project will look at seven urban case-study regions across Europe – Bristol, Rome, Riga, Rotterdam, Vigo, Zurich and Ghent. The Bristol city-region includes Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol City, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset (formerly the county of Avon).
- UWE Bristol partnership sets new precedent in delivering postgrad real estate course - 05/04/2013
UWE Bristol has partnered up with the Royal Bank of Scotland Group and global real estate agent Jones | Lang LaSalle to develop an MSc in Real Estate Investment and Finance. The programme, due to start in September 2013, will be unique amongst similar courses as it has been developed in conjunction with industry professionals and will be delivered in the same manner, giving students the opportunity to explore and critically evaluate, at an advanced level, key areas highlighted by industry leaders within the field of real estate investment and finance.
- UWE graduate wins BJN cancer nurse of the year award - 05/04/2013
Radiology nursing sister Alice Bevan, who gained a Master's degree with distinction at UWE Bristol, has just been named oncology and haematology Nurse of the Year at the British Journal of Nursing Awards 2013. Alice won the top award for setting up a unique service to improve the treatment of cancer patients.
Alice, who entered nursing as a postgraduate and works at the Great Western Hospital, Swindon, completed her work based learning project at UWE.
- UWE Bristol graduates take top honours at Lloyds TSB Enterprise Awards South West - 04/04/2013
UWE Bristol alumni Tony Curtis and Thomas Anderson-Dixon, two of Bristol's brightest entrepreneurs, are set to represent the South West at the Lloyds TSB Enterprise Awards final on 23 April 2013, after winning the regional heat in Exeter.
- UWE Bristol hosts 'Break a Lens' photomontage exhibition - 28/03/2013
Date: 26 March 2013 – April 5 2013
Venue: F Block Gallery, Bower Ashton Campus, UWE Bristol
Private viewing and auction: 28 March 2013, 17:00 – 20:00 (auction at 18:00)
The F block gallery at UWE Bristol's Bower Ashton campus is getting ready to exhibit a collection of photomontage images created by students studying for a BA in Illustration, alongside the work of leading practitioners within the field of photomontage and collage
- 'Shadows of Time'- UWE Bristol Orchestra premières graduate's work - 27/03/2013
Bristol Cathedral, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TJ, Saturday 6 April 2013 19:30
The UWE Bristol Symphony Orchestra and Singers will present a fascinating concert at Bristol Cathedral on Saturday 6 April, including, for the first time ever, a composition by a recent UWE graduate.
Consisting of students, staff and musicians from the local area, the Symphony Orchestra and Singers will be joined by two world-class soloists for a performance that will showcase some fantastic well-known music alongside the new piece by UWE graduate Matthew Welch.
- UWE Bristol graduate returns to volunteer in Rwanda 20 years after being adopted from an orphanage - 27/03/2013
Louise talks about her plan to return to Rwanda – http://youtu.be/NezLi7m4r68
A graduate and Students' Union Sabbatical Officer from UWE Bristol, who was once an orphan in a Rwandan orphanage, is going to return to Kigali this summer for the first time since she was adopted by French parents in 1993.
Louise Goux-Wirth is going to spend three months volunteering in an orphanage in a quest to find out more about her cultural heritage and to give something back to the country where she was born.
- Bristol shortlisted for European Green Capital Award 2015 - 26/03/2013
Bristol Mayor George Ferguson has welcomed the decision to shortlist Bristol as one of the four finalists for the European Green Capital Award 2015.
The city has been shortlisted alongside Brussels, Glasgow and Ljubljana for the award, with the winner being announced on June 14 in Nantes, France.
- Civic leadership in Bristol: what difference can a directly elected mayor make? - 22/03/2013
Interim findings reveal opportunities for city leadership
The mayoral model of governance offers the opportunity to give a real boost to civic leadership in Bristol - according to the majority of respondents in an independent study of leadership in the city carried out just before the mayoral election last November. The findings from the study will be presented at a research launch event with the authors of the project and Mayor George Ferguson on Friday 22 March at the City Hall in Bristol.
- £1.2m personal data project could shape services and products to individuals - 22/03/2013
An academic at UWE Bristol is part of a new research project to create a physical personal digital repository that will record and hold data on both a person's digital footprint and the physical patterns of their daily home life. The repository is owned by the individual (much like money in our banks) and could be used to trade and shape future services and products to individuals. The research is led by WMG at the University of Warwick.
- UWE Bristol's Zak and Fabia make a world of difference with charity projects - 21/03/2013
Two members of the UWE Bristol community have won the chance to contribute to sustainability and community projects thanks to the Vodafone World of Difference awards.
- Award for Curzon Memories App developed by UWE Bristol researcher - 18/03/2013
The Curzon Memories App, developed by Dr Charlotte Crofts from UWE Bristol, has been nominated for the British Universities Film and Video Council's 'Learning On Screen Awards' 2013 under the category of General Non-Broadcast / Multimedia Award.
The award will be presented at a special ceremony at BFI Southbank, London where the winners will be announced on Thursday 18 April 2013.
- Undergraduate Internship Scheme launches for second year - 15/03/2013
UWE Bristol's Undergraduate Internship scheme is now entering its second year after a triumphant first year.
The internship programme, which was launched on 4 March 2013, encourages students in their first and second year of study, as well as returning students in their third year, to embark on 8 week internships at organisations within their field of interest.
- Deki and UWE Bristol Tenner Tournament raises almost £2k - 15/03/2013
The Deki and UWE Bristol Tenner Tournament held recently to raise awareness of the Deki charity and to challenge participants to grow a tenner into more funds has been a resounding success raising almost £2,000.
- UWE Bristol Centre for Alternative Testing launches at ss Great Britain - 14/03/2013
A new venture for UWE Bristol, the Centre for Alternative Testing and In-Vitro Monitoring (CATIM), will launch this evening on board the ss Great Britain.
- UWE Bristol to evaluate radical changes to Brighton's old town streets - 14/03/2013
UWE Bristol's The Centre for Transport and Society has been appointed by Brighton and Hove Council to evaluate a radical change proposed to Brighton's historic Old Town.
- Dr Who themed virtual learning brings science and technology to life for Bristol schools at UWE Bristol - 14/03/2013
Bristol school students will take part in a Dr Who themed virtual learning event at UWE Bristol on 20 March, for one of the many events celebrating National Science and Engineering Week. The students will learn about astronomy, the weather, 3D modelling of car engines, the human heart and much more.
- 'You're hired!' UWE Bristol students to compete in SW 'Student Apprentice' - 14/03/2013
Students at UWE Bristol are preparing to take part in a two day competition run by UWE InnovEnterS as part of the National Student Apprentice Campaign.
The Regional Student Apprentice competition, which will take place on 23 and 24 March 2013 across UWE Bristol's Frenchay Campus and Friska on Queens Rd, pits student teams of four against each other in a series of 'Apprentice' style tasks that will test their ability to sell, design, market, pitch and even create a business. Representatives from businesses across the South West will develop, execute and judge each task, with the teams solving problems based on real life scenarios.
- UWE Bristol Stadium closer to becoming built - 13/03/2013
UWE Bristol welcomes the news that Bristol City Council has been informed by the Secretary of State that he has approved the decision to grant planning permission to J Sainsbury's, for a mixed use development on the existing Bristol Rovers site.
- UWE Bristol presents the musical 'Honk!' - 13/03/2013
Redgrave Theatre, Clifton - Wednesday 20 March to Saturday 23 March 2013
This year's student showcase production at the University of the West of England's Centre for Performing Arts (CPA) is 'Honk!' The show will take place at the Redgrave Theatre in Clifton from Wednesday 20 March to Saturday 23 March at 19:30 with a matinee performance on Saturday 23 March at 14:30.
- UWE Bristol double winners at Fairtrade Business Awards for second year in a row - 11/03/2013
UWE Bristol has won two awards for the second successive year at the annual South West Fairtrade Business Awards. The awards, which are sponsored by The Co-operative, were held at Bristol's Colston Hall and presented by chef and entrepreneur, Levi Roots on Friday 8 March.
The UWE Coffee Cart, a joint venture between UWE Bristol and UWE Student Union, beat off stiff competition to pick up the award for Best Fairtrade Catering Outlet, whilst the UWE Student Union shop won gold in the Best Fairtrade Retailer category.
- Richard Noble gives Bloodhound SSC Annual Lecture 2013 at UWE - 11/03/2013
BLOODHOUND SSC Annual Lecture 2013
Date:20 March 2013
Venue: Frenchay Campus, UWE Bristol
BLOODHOUND SSC is well into its build phase, according to project director Richard Noble OBE. The Bloodhound SSC Annual Lecture 2013, taking place at UWE Bristol on 20 March, will highlight the building and testing of the supersonic car.
- Polar Explorer Antony Jinman inspires scientists of the future at UWE - 08/03/2013
Education Through Expedition Student Workshop
Date: 18 March 2013, Venue: Frenchay campus, UWE Bristol, Time: 13:00 - 15:00
Date: 18 March 2013, Venue: Frenchay Campus, UWE Bristol, Time: 18:00
Antony Jinman is bringing his inspiring tales of life as a polar explorer to UWE Bristol, as part of National Science and Engineering Week. He will give first-hand accounts of the world of expeditions in polar regions at two free events on 18 March.
- New £1 fare with launch of 3 stop rider on Bristol buses - 07/03/2013
Mayor George Ferguson will be the first 3 stop rider passenger at College Green on Thursday 7 March 2013
UWE Bristol and the University of Bristol have been working with Wessex buses to get fares down for Bristol passengers. Three stop journeys on all Wessex Red services will now cost just £1 with the new 3 stop rider fare.
- UWE Bristol included in University Alliance report 'Growing Global Graduates' - 04/03/2013
UWE Bristol's Graduate internship scheme has been highlighted in a University Alliance (UA) Report, 'Growing Global Graduates', published today showing how UA member universities are the destination of choice for international students whose priority is getting a good job.
International students whose main motivation is getting a good job are more likely to choose to study at Alliance universities, 24 of the UK's most innovative and enterprising universities. The report found that 87% of international students studying at Alliance universities are studying because they want to get a good job. This is compared to an average of 83%, at UK Universities overall, and in higher education globally.
- Patients with schizophrenia benefit from 'adherence therapy' - 01/03/2013
More than half of all patients suffering from schizophrenia do not take antipsychotic medication as prescribed, although this is essential for their effective treatment, according to research published today. The main preventable cause of poor symptom control and relapse results from patients not taking their medication as prescribed.
- UWE Bristol students sweep the board at RTS West of England Student Awards - 28/02/2013
Media Practice and Animation students from UWE Bristol have joined in with the magic of awards season after a successful evening at the recent Royal Television Society (RTS) West of England Student Awards.
The event held on the 24 February 2013 at the BBC building on Whiteladies Road was open to universities and colleges across the West of England. UWE Bristol was represented by five films across the three categories; factual, fiction and animated short film, which were directed, produced and edited by students studying on the BA Media Practice and BA Animation programmes.
- Turning the tide: a new vision for the Severn Estuary - 28/02/2013
Bristol Port, Regen SW and The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) will be hosting a conference at UWE Bristol in April to develop a sustainable approach to tidal energy generation on the Severn Estuary. The conference will bring together key decision makers and influencers from both sides of the Estuary and nationally.
- UWE Bristol backs city's bid to be European Green Capital 2015 - 27/02/2013
Bristol Mayor George Ferguson outlined his vision for the city as Europe's green capital at a business breakfast for 60 leading Bristol Businesses hosted by Clarke Wilmott on Wednesday 27 February.
Mayor Ferguson announced that UWE Bristol, (the University of the West of England, Bristol) had generously come forward as the premier sponsor of the Bristol bid. He said that this was a great example of partnership working between the city and the University. He encouraged businesses to join with the University to back the Bristol bid to become the European Green Capital in 2015, to contribute to the ideas and activities for 2015 and to pledge their support.
- Planning Minister Nick Boles and Bristol Mayor speak at UWE Event - 26/02/2013
The impact of house-building and planning on economic growth will come under the spotlight as politicians, including Planning Minister Nick Boles MP and Bristol Mayor George Ferguson, along with other expert speakers, debate the topic at a conference at UWE Bristol.
- New research reveals deep concern by police officers over Winsor - 25/02/2013
New research from UWE Bristol has revealed that over half of serving police officers who responded to a research survey, said that uncertainty within the police service was making them consider alternative forms of employment.
This is just one of the findings of new research carried out by academics at the University of the West of England commissioned by the Constables Central Committee of the Police Federation. The research, led by Dr James Hoggett revealed widespread concern amongst rank and file police officers about changes proposed in the Winsor Reviews and their long term impact on policing in the UK.
- UWE Bristol media facilities now amongst best in UK - 25/02/2013
New flagship media facilities and equipment at UWE Bristol are amongst the best in HE in the UK, bringing practical benefits to students and to their learning.
The recently opened state-of the-art facilities costing £2.2 million enable students studying creative industry courses to develop hands-on skills that will prepare them for the competitive world of work.
- Future Bristol website launches today! - 22/02/2013
Today sees the launch of a new website called Future Bristol aimed at exploring and communicating possible low carbon futures for Bristol, as part of the city's public engagement strategy for the 2015 European Green Capital bid.
- City Strata App poster wins prize at international conference - 21/02/2013
The City Strata 'Cinemapping' app, a collaboration between UWE Bristol's Digital Cultures Research Centre, Bristol City Council and creative technology company Calvium has recently won a poster prize at the Media | Communications and Cultural Studies Annual Conference in Derry.
- Getting married, moving house or retiring? How major life events impact on sustainable transport choices - 21/02/2013
Transport researchers at UWE Bristol have just been awarded a major ESRC grant aimed at finding the links between the most important life changes we experience and our travel choices.
- Look at these wrinkles! She's too old to be wearing that! - 21/02/2013
New research suggests 'Old Talk' is linked to negative body image in women
Previous body image research has revealed the negative effects of 'fat talk' in girls and young women, but new research suggests that the dissatisfaction with a woman's self-image may become more complex as she ages and move increasingly to a focus on age and 'old talk'.
- UWE takes part in £3.75m Innovation Voucher scheme to support South West SMEs - 20/02/2013
Small to medium sized companies in the South West can now get support to access UWE Bristol's expertise, helping them to innovate and grow. Under an exciting new European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) scheme, businesses can use subsidised vouchers to purchase academic support and research support from universities, colleges and public research bodies.
- UWE Architecture link will benefit Bristol - 18/02/2013
A new agreement between Bristol's Architecture Centre and UWE Bristol will benefit students and the city.
The University has recently signed a three year partnership agreement with the Architecture Centre. Under the agreement UWE will work with the Architecture Centre to develop and enrich its existing programme of exhibitions, lectures and other events; encourage public debate about the future development of Bristol and its region; and develop further the public outreach activities of both organisations.
- Public health heroes needed at the heart of government says UWE Bristol expert - 18/02/2013
In a heartfelt article published recently in the British Medical Journal, Professor Gabriel Scally from UWE Bristol highlights the vital need for 'an articulate and authoritative voice that can tell elected politicians the potential health implications of their actions and inactions.'
Professor Scally is the Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments, based at the University of the West of England. He joined UWE Bristol in 2011 after a long career working as Regional Director of Public Health in England.
- UWE Bristol gets ready to welcome Ibadan Vice-Chancellor - 15/02/2013
UWE Bristol is getting ready to welcome Professor Isaac Folorunso Adewole, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, who will be arriving at the Frenchay campus on Monday 18 February with his management team.
- UWE Bristol joins forces with BIME to improve life for people with disabilities - 14/02/2013
UWE Bristol and the Bath Institute of Medical Engineering (BIME) have recently announced a partnership bringing together UWE's expertise in information technology and medical engineering with BIME's practical experience of working with people who have healthcare problems. The five-year research project will develop smart technologies to support the health and wellbeing within a home environment.
- Digitally come dancing: UWE's creative partnerships win national arts funding - 13/02/2013
Collaborations in digital media and dance between UWE Bristol and leading arts organisations and technology partners in the West have just won funding from a prestigious national arts research programme.
One of the UWE collaborations is with Knowle West Media Centre (KWMC) and technology giant IBM. The second is with dance development agency Pavilion Dance South West and Mobile Pie, whose location-based gaming app encourages the public to geo-tag films of themselves dancing.
- UWE Bristol event to explore links between religion, spirituality and sexuality - 12/02/2013
A new book on contemporary religion and sexuality will be launched at UWE Bristol's Social Science in the | City event in Bristol on 22 February. The book is co-edited by Dr Stephen Hunt, Associate Professor, UWE, and Andrew Yip, Professor of Sociology at the University of Nottingham.
- Cosmic Comics' adventures bring space science to teens - 12/02/2013
Astronomy and space research are lifting off this week, with the launch of Cosmic Comics. Brainchild of Dr Emma Weitkamp, the creator of Science Comics from UWE Bristol, the project draws on the astronomy expertise of Professor Paul Roche of the University of Glamorgan and is brought to life by illustrator Dave Smith and the technical expertise of Charles Wilson of Tinopolis Interactive.
Cosmic Comics follows the adventures of three ordinary teenagers, who are given access to the fantastic facilities of the Faulkes Telescope South.
- New research on speech, language and communications needs for children published - 11/02/2013
The largest ever report on speech, language, communication needs (SLCN) has now been published by the Department for Education (DfE).
The three year Better Communication Research Programme funded by the DfE involved 10 research projects and the analysis of data from around 6,400 children, 560 parents, 600 speech and language therapists and 750 teachers/special educational needs coordinators.
- UWE Bristol student finishes as runner-up at the Urban Design Awards - 08/02/2013
Chris Evans, a Part 2 Architecture graduate from UWE Bristol, has finished as a runner-up in the student project category of the National Urban Design Awards 2013.
- European robots to compete in outdoor challenges - 06/02/2013
A new EU initiative will create an exciting new Grand Challenge for intelligent search and rescue robots.
euRathlon, is a three year project, funded by the European Commission, led by Professor Alan Winfield of UWE Bristol, with seven European partners.
Three competitions will see teams of robots and their designers go head to head in a series of demanding outdoor scenarios that mimic the real challenges of a disaster situation.
- Applications to UWE Bristol show a 3% rise - 06/02/2013
Applications to the UWE Bristol are showing a 3% rise in line with the national picture.
To date UWE Bristol has received some 28,867 new applications compared to 27,112 applications this time last year. Once those taking a gap year from the previous year are taken into account, applications are showing an 8% rise. The University still welcomes and encourages prospective students to apply via UCAS throughout the application cycle.
- UWE Bristol plays host to special educational needs sports event - 05/02/2013
UWE Bristol recently played host to a Special Educational Needs sport event;“SEN-DICE”; (DICE standing for the Paralympic values; determination, inspiration, courage, equality). The event; a collaboration between UWE Bristol's Sports Development team and Claremont School in Bristol; was funded through the UWE Better Together Fund, sponsored by Deloitte and granted the official 'Inspired by London 2012' logo.
- UWE Bristol law students stage mock courtroom event for school - 05/02/2013
UWE Bristol law students will be demonstrating their knowledge of international humanitarian law to a group of A level students from the City of Bristol College on Thursday 8 February.
The law students will be running a mock trial based on the trial of Thomas Lubanga at the International Criminal Court and the A level students will have the chance to take part as lawyers, witnesses, judges and jurors, giving them an insight into the workings of a courtroom.
- Tasty tie-up between UWE and The Bart Ingredient Company aims to increase product range - 05/02/2013
A new partnership signed between UWE Bristol and Bristol-based company The Bart Ingredient Company will lead to a wider product range, more efficient manufacturing and improved stock control.
The government supported Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) is worth £120,000 over a two-year period. KTPs involve a three-way link-up between a company, a University and a recent graduate to undertake a specific project.
- UWE celebrates Year of the Snake with food, dance and music - 04/02/2013
UWE Bristol is celebrating the Year of the Snake with events in Bristol and on campus.
UWE is sponsoring this year's Chinese New Year celebrations at two of Bristol's flagship museums. Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and M Shed are working with local people to put on an action-packed weekend programme of events to welcome the Year of the Snake on 9 and 10 February.
- Digital music: 28% is pirated - how the industry can fight back - 04/02/2013
New research estimates that 28% of digital music world-wide is pirated using illegal file-sharing. The findings shed light on financial difficulties in the music industry experienced by companies such as HMV.
Recently published results from ten countries showed the level of illegal downloads ranged from 14% in Germany to 44% in Spain.
- UWE Bristol gets ready to 'Feel Good' - 01/02/2013
February is the month to feel good at UWE Bristol. Students are getting ready to avail themselves of a number of health and wellbeing events organised as part of 'Feel Good February'.
Now in its seventh successful year, 'Feel Good February' is an opportunity for students and staff to focus on their health, fitness and wellbeing, by taking part in a range of activities and taster sessions.
- UWE Bristol Law students win 'Speaking Championship' in Cambodia - 01/02/2013
Three law students from UWE Bristol have just returned triumphant from Cambodia after winning the International Springboard-Kaplan English Speaking Championship 2013.
The event took place at Chatomok Convention Hall, Phnom Penh on 24 January 2013.
- UWE promotes better care and dignity for old and vulnerable people - 30/01/2013
To mark Dignity Action Day on 6 February 2013, UWE Bristol's Faculty of Health and Life Sciences is hosting an event for health and social care professionals and students. The event is part of the health and social care profession's response to public concern about dignity of care for older and vulnerable people.
- New work placement opportunities for UWE Bristol law students - 29/01/2013
UWE's Bristol Institute of Legal Practice (BILP) is offering an exciting new work placement opportunity to students as part of a new collaboration with leading international law firm CMS McKenna.
UWE's best performing Civil Litigation and Property LPC (Legal Practice Course) students will be interviewed for the chance to join CMS McKenna's Bristol office in summer 2013 for a work placement.
- Adults with cleft lip or palate wanted for study of their experiences - 29/01/2013
A new study into the experience of adults who have a cleft lip/palate has just begun at UWE Bristol, aimed at improving the support available to them.
Growing up with a cleft lip/palate can pose a number of challenges for those affected and also for their families. Understanding the needs of adults is crucial in ensuring the right support is available throughout life, and for on-going service improvement.
- UWE Bristol sponsors female Atlantic rowing duo who aim to raise awareness of cervical cancer - 25/01/2013
See link to inspirational friend's video here
A graduate and a student from UWE Bristol will face the greatest challenge of their lives in December 2013, when they join the race to row 3000 nautical miles across the Atlantic in the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge.
- UWE Bristol graduates worked on animation for Oscar nominated 'Life of Pi' - 25/01/2013
UWE Bristol Animation Graduates Chang Woon Bing (Moon) and Monisha Banerjee comprised part of the 1,200 visual effects artists who worked on the multiple Oscar-nominated film Life of Pi.
- Secret City sells out screenings - 24/01/2013
A film by a current lecturer and former professor from UWE Bristol, that lifts the lid on the inner workings of the city of London, has sold out three screenings in Bristol and London.
Secret City was written by Lee Salter, Senior Lecturer in Journalism at UWE, and directed by Michael Channan, Professor of Film and Video at the University of Roehampton. The film uncovers the hidden history of the institutions at the heart of the economic crisis and shines a spot light on the complex relationships between these corporations, the Government, the Monarchy, the Church and Greater London, in terms of the global economy.
- UWE talent plays key role in Bristol Digital Week - 24/01/2013
26 January to 1 February 2013
UWE Bristol has been working with partners from the BBC and innovative organisations across the city to put on Digital Bristol Week, one of the largest free programmes of events, packed with training and workshops for people working in the creative sector.
- UWE transport professors join academic signatories in critical open letter to Secretary of State for Transport - 22/01/2013
Four transport professors from UWE Bristol have signed an open letter from 32 UK transport professors to the Secretary of State for Transport, raising their shared concerns about the current state of transport policy and investment in the UK. The letter has been uploaded to the Transport Planning Society website.
- UWE Bristol rises in latest Stonewall Index - 21/01/2013
UWE Bristol has risen more than 30 places in the annual Stonewall Workplace Equality Index to 45th position in 2013. Two other Universities are placed higher in this year's table with Cambridge in 11th place and Liverpool John Moore's in 28th. Other Bristol employers featured in the Top 100 are Environmental Agency in 11th (joint with Cambridge University) and Bristol City Council in 21st.
- UWE Bristol offers 3D printing to all students - 21/01/2013
UWE Bristol is leading the way amongst UK universities by making 3D printing technology available to all students by locating a 3D printer in the main university library.
It is believed to be the first 3D printer in an academic library in the UK. The new initiative is made possible through a donation from 3D Systems Limited.
3D print technology, also known as additive layer manufacturing, is a rapidly developing technology with applications in manufacturing, engineering and academic research. It is sometimes available to university students on relevant courses – such as creative product design or engineering courses. For example UWE Bristol already has 3D printers within the Faculty of Technology and in the leading Centre for Fine Print Research.
- Approval for Sainsbury's at Memorial means UWE Stadium will be built - 17/01/2013
Last night majority approval of 6 votes to 3 was given at City Hall at a meeting to discuss plans to build a Sainsbury's supermarket on the site of the current Memorial ground, the home of Bristol Rovers. The deal now gives Bristol Rovers the funding to build the stadium.
The approval means that, subject to Secretary of State sign off, the work will begin on the new UWE Stadium this summer.
- Tenner Tournament challenges UWE Bristol students and staff to 'grow money' for Deki microloan charity - 16/01/2013
Students and staff from UWE Bristol are being encouraged to take part in an unusual fundraising event, 'the Tenner Tournament', organised by Bristol based microloan charity Deki, that starts off with the charity donating a 'tenner' to those who agree to participate.
The challenge is to make as much money as possible from £10 in the month of February. The team or individual raising the most money with the initial £10 will win a prize of £250 in vouchers from Love2shop.
- When does an elephant become a dinosaur? - 15/01/2013
Music Technology students from UWE Bristol have been working in collaboration with the Natural History Museum on a series of six podcasts to highlight some of the exhibits in the Treasures Gallery at the museum. The team worked with podcast producer John Ruthven and Museum editor, Vicky Paterson.
- Bristol gives Australian pre-schoolers 'A Sound Start' - 14/01/2013
An innovative software tool for promoting speech development in young children designed by UWE Bristol and Frenchay Hospital is to be used in New South Wales Australia, where there is a shortage of speech therapists.
Bristol Speech and Language Therapy Research Unit (based at Frenchay Hospital), in partnership with Charles Sturt University in Australia and the University of Sydney, will use innovative technology to promote speech and pre-literacy skills in at-risk pre-schoolers.
- UWE Bristol launches specialist careers website for Chinese graduates - 14/01/2013
UK/China GradLink is the latest initiative from UWE Bristol set to help the 75,000 Chinese students in the UK access graduate job opportunities in China.
It is the only specialist careers website for Chinese students studying at universities across the UK, providing resources and advice to connect them with leading graduate employers in China.
- UWE Bristol Graphic Design students enjoy award success - 10/01/2013
UWE Bristol's Sophie Balch, Fanny Wacklin-Nilsson and Kathryn Evans-Prosser are the latest Graphic Design students to have their work recognised by London's top industry professionals.
At the world famous St Bride Library, in London, it was Sophie and Fanny's design industry-themed zine, Fond that beat off stiff industry competition to receive the accolade of 'Best in Show'.
- Laugh your way into the spring, says UWE Occupational Therapy Lecturer - 09/01/2013
With spring still feeling like a long way off, UWE Bristol's Alice Hortop explains that laughter, kindness and a simple smile are the easy things that can help to keep the winter blues at bay.
- Locative storytelling and interactive library projects win REACT funding - 09/01/2013
Two lecturers from UWE Bristol will each work with media industry partners on projects that will create exciting new ways of authoring and consuming literature through location based storytelling and transforming a library space into a beautiful interactive experience.
- Universities win major award to understand how 'hot zones' drive evolution of plant disease - 08/01/2013
UWE Bristol has teamed up with the Universities of Oxford and Reading to win a £500,000 grant to study ways of increasing crop yields by reducing disease.
The award from the Biotechnologies and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) enables researchers to build on recent discoveries about how disease spreads in bean plants. The 3-year project could result in developing new ways to prevent diseases in this valuable food crop.
- Creative courses at UWE Bristol given industry stamp of approval - 03/01/2013
A number of exciting and creative courses at UWE Bristol have recently had confirmed accreditation from Creative Skillset, the industry body which supports skills and training for people and businesses to ensure the UK creative industries maintain their world class position.
- Should students take 'smart' drugs? - 03/01/2013
UWE Bristol experts are joining in a debate to investigate and discuss the ethics associated with the recent increase in taking of smart drugs by students. The event will take place at the Watershed in Bristol on 9 January 2013 from 18.30 until 20:00.