- UWE graduate helps spread gorilla conservation message using pedal power - 17/04/2014
UWE documentary film graduate Emma Tyrrell is using pedal power to help bring wildlife conservation messages to young people in the UK and Africa.
Emma, who graduated from UWE with a masters' degree in 2005, now works for Reef and Wildlife (RAW), an organisation that matches volunteers to wildlife conservation projects in East Africa.
- Arthritis patients want more psychological and emotional support - 16/04/2014
New research from UWE Bristol has found a high demand for help to cope with the social and emotional implications of inflammatory arthritis among patients. The study, which will be presented at Rheumatology 2014 this month, found that patients need more support to deal with the impact of long term pain and tiredness.
- UWE Bristol student conservationists progress to finals of the Quarry Life Award - 16/04/2014
A team of student conservationists from UWE Bristol were judged as one of the top five UK entries in reaching the finals of the Quarry Life Award, a prestigious international competition.
- UWE sound expert works with Imogen Heap to kickstart musical gloves project - 16/04/2014
UWE computer music expert Dr Tom Mitchell is part of the team working to make musician Imogen Heap's pioneering Mi.Mu gestural gloves more widely available. The team has recently started a Kickstarter campaign to develop the gloves.
- UWE Bristol hosts Xavier Rolet, Chief Executive, London Stock Exchange Group - 16/04/2014
The Bristol Distinguished Executive Address Series
Date:07 May 2014
Venue: Brunel's Old Station, The Passenger Shed, Bristol Time: 18:00
Xavier Rolet, Chief Executive, London Stock Exchange Group, is the latest speaker to address the business community at the Bristol Distinguished Executive Address Series (BDEAs).
- Dead space: UWE Bristol researchers examine the accumulation of objects in the home - 11/04/2014
Researchers from UWE Bristol's Department of Architecture and the Built Environment have been examining the changing nature of 'stuff' kept in the home, seeking to understand how these collections are impacting on the way we inhabit our living spaces.
- UWE Bristol Careers launch Undergraduate Internship Scheme for Summer 2014 - 10/04/2014
UWE Bristol's renowned Undergraduate Internship Scheme is now open for business this summer to students and employers.
- UWE Bristol supporting enterprise with launch of new market on East Street Bristol - 10/04/2014
UWE Bristol Student Enterprise team have been working with the Bedminster Town Team to rejuvenate East Street in Bedminster with the launch of a new market this Saturday 12 April. The market will run every Saturday for 12 weeks initially from 11:00 until 15:00.
- Key milestone reached in largest ever study of UK family names - 08/04/2014
The largest ever study of UK family surnames, the AHRC funded 'Family Names of the United Kingdom Project', carried out by a team at UWE Bristol, has reached a key milestone with the completion of the first phase of the database with 45,000 surnames researched and explained. The full dictionary of surnames is due to be published by Oxford University Press in 2016.
- 10 years of Science Communication at UWE Bristol - 08/04/2014
In 2014 UWE Bristol's Science Communication Unit (SCU) is celebrating a decade of postgraduate programming at the University. Now recognised as one of the leading Science Communication programmes in the country, the MSc focuses on providing students with practical skill and development alongside theoretical understanding and knowledge.
- Computing With Slime - 08/04/2014
A future computer might be a lot slimier than the solid silicon devices we have today. In a study published in the journal Materials Today, European researchers reveal details of logic units built using living slime molds, which might act as the building blocks for computing devices and sensors.
- UWE Bristol student reaches final of 'Breaking Into News 2014' - 08/04/2014
A first year BSc Geography student at UWE Bristol has reached the UK finals of the 'Breaking Into News' initiative run by the Media Trust in conjunction with ITV News. Belinda George is one of nine finalists chosen from over 300 applicants across the UK.
- UWE designs physiotherapy treatment for 'double-jointed' people - 07/04/2014
Physiotherapy researchers at UWE Bristol have come up with a package of treatment and information to help people affected by Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS). The project is being funded by the Health Technology Assessment programme, part of the National Institute for Health Research.
- Male blood donors 'preferred' as plasma from UK women is discarded - 07/04/2014
The UK policy of discarding female blood plasma without first informing women donors is discriminatory, according to Professor Julie Kent from UWE Bristol. In her research she raises questions about the ethics of blood donation since 2003 when a policy of 'male donor preference' was adopted by the UK National Blood Service.
- It's as much a mental challenge as a physical one says UWE Bristol Marathon runner - 04/04/2014
Kade McConville a first year student at UWE Bristol studying Business and Law will join 37,000 runners on Sunday 13 April 2014 to complete the London Marathon, raising awareness of mental health for the charity Mind.
- UWE Bristol Human Rights student wins prestigious internship with UN Women in New York - 04/04/2014
Catherine Phillips, an MA Human Rights student from UWE Bristol has secured a prestigious internship in New York with UN Women. Catherine has been busy raising funds to make the trip happen and so far has managed to secure free flights from Virgin Atlantic as well as working at two jobs to earn the money.
- Bristol's Universities launch the 20th Anniversary Varsity Boat Race 2014 - 03/04/2014
On Saturday 26 April 2014 Bristol's floating harbour will once again play host to the annual Varsity Boat Race that pits UWE Bristol against neighbours the University of Bristol.
- Expert reaction to high levels of air pollution in England today - 02/04/2014
UWE Bristol expert Jo Barnes is available to comment on the high levels of air pollution currently spreading across England, Jo is a Research Fellow in the Air Quality Management Resource Centre, at the University of the West of England.
- British adults want to cycle more but feel unable to make the final move - 01/04/2014
An in depth study of British adults' attitudes to cycling over the last four years has found that a large number want to cycle more for everyday short journeys but feel unable to do so – with a major factor almost certainly being that they feel intimidated by sharing the roads with motor traffic. The survey also shows that people now believe that cyclists should be taken seriously (68%), that they are doing their bit for the environment and that they are actually rather brave (50%).
- Research conference prepares UWE Bristol Business students for workplace - 28/03/2014
1 April 2014, 16:00-18:00, UWE ECC
Year One Business students from UWE Bristol will showcase their research to the business community at a student conference, as part of a research module dedicated to developing the skills needed by employers.
- Stool samples provide marker for bowel disease - 28/03/2014
A novel method for distinguishing different types of bowel disease using the stool samples of patients has been created by a group of researchers from UWE Bristol, Bristol Royal Infirmary and the University of Liverpool.
- UWE Bristol Atlantic Challenge rowers return to UK on Saturday - 27/03/2014
UWE Bristol students Hannah Lawton and Lauren Morton of Team Inspirational Friends will return to the UK at 07:30 on Saturday 29 March, after their incredible Atlantic Challenge adventure. The girls had hoped to row from La Gomera to Antigua as the youngest all female team ever to complete the challenge, but their attempt was scuppered through a series of unfortunate events, that led to them having to abandon their boat after 96 days.
- UWE Bristol's world-leading ceramic 3D printing to feature on 'Gadget Show' - 27/03/2014
The Centre for Fine Print Research CFPR, at UWE Bristol, is to feature in an episode of Channel 5's The Gadget Show to be broadcast at 7.00pm on Monday 31 March 2014. The broadcast coincides with the launch of a new commercialisation initiative from CFPR.
- Ethics of routine treatment to pregnant women questioned - 27/03/2014
Routine treatment given to pregnant women who have a RhD negative blood group is being questioned on ethical grounds in a recent report published in Biomedical Central.
A group of researchers from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), the Monash University in Melbourne, Australia and University Hospitals Bristol NHS Trust are calling for an ethical review in light of developments that enable clinicians to detect the blood group of the foetus which may be the same as that of the mother.
- UWE Bristol Law students in top four at International Mediation Competition - 26/03/2014
A trio of Law students from UWE Bristol were crowned fourth in the world at the International Mediation Competition held by the InterNational Academy of Dispute Resolution (INADR) at Loyola University, Chicago in March 2014.
- Machine Vision experts on 'Bang Goes the Theory' on BBC 1 - 25/03/2014
The Centre for Machine Vision in BRL is featured in Bang Goes the Theory on BBC 1 as part of a programme on 'Big Data' (Monday 24 March 2014).
Professor Melvyn Smith, Dr Mark Hansen and Laurence Broadbent were interviewed for the programme which will feature the Photoface work and 4D mapping systems.
- Unique conference at BRL launches Baxter Robot in UK - 25/03/2014
Active Robots has chosen Bristol Robotics Laboratory to host a unique conference to introduce the revolutionaryBaxter Robot to the research and academic community in the UK.
Baxter is an entirely new type of robot that is redefining the way robots can be used in manufacturing and research environments. In manufacturing plants, it performs a variety of repetitive production tasks – all while safely and intelligently working next to people. And in academic and corporate labs, it provides research teams with a cutting edge platform on which to develop their own applications.
- UWE Bristol hosts Sir Winfried Bischoff, Chairman of Lloyds Banking Group - 21/03/2014
Sir Winfried Bischoff, Chairman of Lloyds Banking Group, is the latest speaker to address the business community at the Bristol Distinguished Executive Address Series (BDEAs).
- Paving the way for the new UWE Stadium - 20/03/2014
UWE Bristol are delighted with the decision to give Sainsbury's the go-ahead to redevelop the Memorial Stadium site, paving the way for the new UWE Stadium to be built.
- New index reveals that recent flood could signal climate change - 20/03/2014
A new investigation of long-term weather records suggests that recent flooding in the south of England could signal the onset of climate change.
The research, from UWE Bristol, Loughborough University and the University of East Anglia has produced a new index of flooding trends called the Fluvial Flood Indices. This enables widespread flooding and weather patterns to be viewed in the context of the last 150 years, revealing that four of the six most severe flood episodes since 1871 have occurred in the last 30 years.
- UWE Bristol helps residents to voice their traffic concerns - 18/03/2014
James Coleman, a Research Associate at UWE Bristol, has launched a new website, run by Bristol City Council, that gives local residents the information needed to actively engage in the management of traffic and road safety in their neighbourhood.
- BRL to be Exhibitor at Reinvent the Toilet Fair: India to Showcase Advancements that Improve Sanitation and Health - 18/03/2014
The BioEnergy Team from the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), a collaboration between the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and the University of Bristol in the UK, announced today that they will be an exhibitor at the Reinvent the Toilet Fair: India event which will be co-hosted by the Government of India's Department of Biotechnology and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in March 2014.
Dr Ioannis Ieropoulos will showcase a smart toilet that aims to help bring sanitation to those who need it most, entitled Urine-tricity. The fair is also supported by the Indian Ministry of Urban Development.
- UWE focusses on fast-changing world of interactive documentaries - 17/03/2014
UWE Bristol is presenting i-Docs, a two-day event dedicated to the fast-developing world of interactive documentary, at Bristol's Watershed on 20 and 21 March. Everyday technologies - from the internet to the smart phone and tablet - offer exciting new possibilities for documentary making and i-Docs investigates this world where storytelling meets interactivity and participation.
- UWE Bristol Fashion student honoured by the Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters - 17/03/2014
Cathy Van Hear, a final year BA Hons Fashion student from UWE Bristol, has been awarded a £2,500 David Bethal Bursary from the Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters, one of the historical City of London's livery companies.
The Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters can trace its origins to 1589. It is one of the 108 Livery Companies that contribute to the history and traditions of the City of London. Each year it grants educational bursaries and awards to talented final year students who are undertaking research projects that may be of benefit to the knitwear and knitting industries.
- UWE Bristol water engineer gives advice on water infrastructure in Qatar - 14/03/2014
Expert water engineer Dr Hazem Gouda has been invited as speaker to attend a key international summit of drainage of sewerage experts in Doha, Qatar on March 17 and 18. He will also deliver a seminar on SUDS and Floods Delivering Sustainable Development at Qatar University on 19 March. This is following from his presentation as an invited speaker at the International Water Summit in Abu Dhabi in January 2014.
- UWE Bristol saddened to learn of the death of Tony Benn - 14/03/2014
The University is saddened to learn of the death of Tony Benn. Tony Benn was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws in recognition of his achievements and his devotion to socialism, democracy and parliament by UWE Bristol in November 2001.
- UWE Bristol and Milestones Trust launch Creative Club - 13/03/2014
UWE Bristol and Milestones Trust have launched a 'Creative Club' in which vulnerable adults from the Trust undertake creative projects with support from UWE Bristol students.
- UWE Bristol's careers and employability service wins top national award for helping students into work - 13/03/2014
It's official – UWE Bristol's careers and employability service is the best in the country. The team won the prestigious National Undergraduate Employability Award 2014 for Best University Careers/Employability Service in recognition of the outstanding contributions they make in helping students make the most of work experience opportunities.
- UWE Bristol rowers abandon Atlantic Challenge after an incredible 1,000 mile adventure - 12/03/2014
Two brave students from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have had to call it day in their attempt to row across the Atlantic from La Gomera to Antigua as part of the Talisker Grand Atlantic Challenge. After more than 90 days at sea on a journey that has been beset with problems the rowing duo for team Inspirational Friends has had to abandon their attempt. They are currently sailing to Canada on a Belgian ship and should reach land in the next couple of weeks.
- BBC News at Six broadcasts from Bristol Robotics Lab - 12/03/2014
The BBC News at Six will be broadcast from the Bristol Robotics Lab (BRL), the largest multi-disciplinary Lab in the UK, tonight, Wednesday 12 March at 18:00.
This BRL feature is the third of a three part series of pre-budget features - fronted by BBC News at Six anchor, George Alagiah and Chief Economics Correspondent Hugh Pym.
- Public gets chance to air hopes and fears about new biosensing technologies - 11/03/2014
Date: 18 March 2014
Venue: Watershed, Bristol
Have you ever wondered about biosensing and the social impact of these new rapid detection technologies in medicine, food safety, environmental analysis and security? If so, there is a chance to find out more at the Watershed in Bristol on 18 March.
- UWE Bristol self-help app for anxiety goes global - 10/03/2014
Anxiety is one of the most common problems in health centres and counselling services. The chances are that in a group of 10 people, up to two will suffer from moderate to severe anxiety.
Now sufferers from around the world are learning how to manage their anxiety through a free, self-help smartphone app developed by a team of psychologists and computer scientists at UWE Bristol.
- UWE Bristol presents Soho Cinders - 07/03/2014
From 12 – 15 March 2014
Redgrave Theatre, Percival Road, Clifton, Bristol
This year's student production at UWE Bristol is the new musical by Stiles and Drewe, Soho Cinders.
The show can be seen at the Redgrave Theatre in Clifton from 12 to 15 March at 19:30 with a matinee on Saturday 15 March at 14:30.
- Solar panels raised on the roof of a school in South Africa thanks to Project Zulu and UWE Bristol - 06/03/2014
The last of the 53 solar panels that will light up a school in South Africa have now been put into place thanks to the efforts of Project Zulu and the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).
In 2012 a group of students and a lecturer from UWE Bristol set up Project Zulu to fundraise and to enable an extraordinary choir from Sithobelumthetho School in South Africa to perform to audiences around the UK.
- Explorer Antony Jinman aims to inspire with his solo South Pole success story - 05/03/2014
Polar explorer Antony Jinman will tell the inspiring story of his recent 730 mile, 46 day solo expedition to the geographic South Pole at UWE Bristol. Antony's lecture is free of charge and takes place at 18.30 pm on 18 March as part of National Science and Engineering Week 2014.
- UWE Bristol and local libraries team up to offer wider access - 05/03/2014
UWE Bristol and South Gloucestershire libraries have teamed up to make it even easier for the public and students to access library services.
- Chief engineer gives Bloodhound SSC Annual Lecture 2014 - 04/03/2014
Date: 12 March 2014
Venue: UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre, Frenchay Campus, UWE Bristol
Chief Engineer Mark Chapman of the Bloodhound Project will give the annual Bloodhound lecture at 18.00 on 12 March 2014 at UWE Bristol.
- UWE Bristol Illustration students go 'Hot & Cold' at the Tobacco Factory - 27/02/2014
'Hot & Cold', Tobacco Factory (Main Bar) until 2 March 2014
'Hot & Cold' is an opportunity to take in the talent of UWE Bristol's final year BA (Hons) Illustration students as they showcase their latest work in an exhibition at the Tobacco Factory, Bristol.
- UWE Bristol historians advise BBC's World War One at Home project - 27/02/2014
World War One at Home started on Monday February 24 in the West, and began broadcasting the first of 100 stories on BBC Radio Bristol, BBC Radio Gloucestershire, BBC Wiltshire and BBC Somerset, BBC Points West and on the BBC's dedicated World War One website.
The BBC series tells the story of the First World War through the people whose lives were transformed – for example in their homes, schools, churches, theatres, streets and factories. The stories are being broadcast on the regional BBC radio stations, with tales and events specific to that region.
- UWE Bristol Law academic cited in the Supreme Court - 26/02/2014
The Supreme Court handed down a judgment in the case of Lawrence v Coventry this morning, concerning common law environmental protection and, in particular, the common law of nuisance. The judgment contains a favourable citation of a recent book by Law Department scholar Dr Ben Pontin, called Nuisance Law and Environmental Protection (Lawtext Publishing Ltd, Oxford, 2013).
- UWE Bristol hosts Sir Richard Broadbent, Tesco PLC Chairman - 26/02/2014
The Bristol Distinguished Executive Address Series
Date: 27 February 2014
Venue:M Shed, Bristol
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Sir Richard Broadbent, Chairman of Tesco PLC, is the latest speaker to address the business community at the Bristol Distinguished Executive Address Series (BDEAs).
- UWE Bristol academics support women's rights movement in Egypt - 25/02/2014
UWE academics from Bristol Business School are using their skills in understanding and analysing group dynamics to support women striving together for women's rights in Egypt following the 'Arab Spring'.
Working with the international organisation, Peace Women Across the Globe (PWAG), Dr Nadine Riad Tchelebi (Bristol Business School), is taking part in the first initiative in Egyptian history to create a dialogue forum which brings together a broad range of women's groups across the country.
- Avon and Somerset Constabulary and UWE Bristol receive funding to strengthen collaboration between policing and academia - 25/02/2014
Avon and Somerset Constabulary along with UWE Bristol (the University West of England, Bristol) are pleased to announce that both organisations were successful in winning funding to help strengthen collaboration between policing and academic establishments.
The funding has been made available from both the College of Policing and Home Office with the intention of strengthening research within policing to help better inform operational policy.
- UWE Bristol students out in force for Student Volunteering Week - 24 February to 2 March 2014 - 24/02/2014
UWE Bristol student volunteers are heading out into their community to mark Student Volunteering Week. They will be helping two Bristol organisations in the North and the South of the City, Filton Community Garden and Windmill Hill City Farm.
UWE Volunteering and UWESU have been running an 'I Love Volunteering' campaign throughout February to encourage students to get involved in a range of volunteering roles.
- University Alliance Chair Professor Steve West to speak at The Guardian University Forum - 21/02/2014
UWE Bristol Vice-Chancellor and University Alliance Chair Professor Steve West will contribute to a panel on 'Fostering Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship' at The Guardian University Forum 2014 on Wednesday 26 February 2014 in London.
- UWE Bristol flooding experts speak out 'Winter Flooding – Let's build back better' - 20/02/2014
Flooding experts at UWE Bristol are calling for the use of resilient reinstatement in the aftermath of the winter flooding being witnessed across the South of England. The flooding has seen many 1000s of properties severely affected, causing millions of pounds worth of damage and misery and upset for those communities affected.
Research conducted at the Centre for Floods, Communities and Resilience (CFCR) at UWE Bristol has shown that, in the aftermath of the summer 2007 floods, the vast majority of flood affected properties were reinstated to their previous condition, leaving them equally vulnerable to future flood events.
- UWE Bristol and ETE Teachers invite schools to explore impact of South West Storms - 19/02/2014
The UK is currently experiencing its wettest winter on record, with strong winds also battering the country. The South West of England has been worst affected by the storms and persistent rain, with the MET Office reporting that the South of England has experienced one of the most exceptional periods of winter rainfall in at least 248 years. This unusual rainfall combined with strong winds of around 60-80mph, and high spring tides have resulted in high water levels and huge waves causing coastal flooding and damage to the coastline.
UWE Bristol and Education Through Expeditions (ETE) are inviting schools from across the South West and the UK to join in with an online discussion and debate about the recent storms, and to evaluate their environmental and economic impact.
- Open Day to present proposals for a pedestrian bridge over Bridge Valley Road - 19/02/2014
15th March 2014-02-16 Engineers' House, 10:00-12:00
An Open Day to present ideas for a traditional masonry arch bridge over Bridge Valley Road will be held at the Engineers' House, The Promenade, Clifton Down, Bristol, BS8 3NB on Saturday15th March 2014, 10:00 – 12:00. Everyone is welcome to look at the plans, designs, give feedback and find out more about how to get involved.
- UWE Bristol Fashion student is finalist of FAD competition at London Fashion Week - 17/02/2014
Hattie Buckwell, a final year Fashion student from UWE Bristol, will showcase her work at London Fashion Week (14-18 Feb)as part of a competition organised by the fashion charity Fashion Awareness Direct (FAD).
As one of 16 finalists from 10 universities across the UK, Hattie will present her designs at the exclusive Fashion Scout catwalk show on 18 February.
- Exercise SG at UWE Bristol's Centre for Sport - 17/02/2014
UWE Bristol has joined forces with South Gloucestershire Council and the Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health | Partnership NHS Trust to organise 'Exercise SG' - a new weekly programme of group activities that promote positive mental health among students.
- UWE Bristol's Team Entrepreneurs present Uni Wars - Battle of Bristol - 14/02/2014
The Bunker (Bristol)
Uni Wars – Battle of Bristol is the first event organised by The Student Company, a team of aspiring entrepreneurs on UWE Bristol's innovative BA Business (Team Entrepreneurship) degree.
The event will see students from UWE Bristol and University of Bristol embracing the friendly local rivalry in a series of games and challenges throughout the night.
- UWE Bristol expert to advise Government on Future of Cities - 14/02/2014
Professor Katie Williams, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Planning and the Environments (SPE) at UWE Bristol has been appointed to lead one of the strands of the UK Government's new Foresight Review on the Future of Cities. The Foresight review will inform Central Government decisions on where and how to build in the UK for the next 50 years.
- University launches £4m fund for South West businesses - 12/02/2014
Businesses across the South West are set to cash in on a new £4 million funding programme, run by the University of the West of England, Bristol.
Available to both small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and large companies, the Innovation 4 Growth scheme will part fund research and development projects with grants of between £25,000 and £150,000.
- Creating a buzz about books – worlds first 'Book Hive' made in Bristol - 12/02/2014
Artists, engineers and designers from UWE Bristol have been working with animatronics company Rusty | Squid to create the world's first interactive Book Hive installation located in the main entrance of Bristol | Central Library.
- Majority of police officers lack confidence in government plans - study reveals - 11/02/2014
A new independent study of police attitudes and morale reveals a majority of police officers have a lack of confidence in government plans for police reform. Findings include:
- Only 1.1% positively report confidence in long-term government plans for policing.
- Only 1.7% agree or strongly agree that the changes being made to the police service are in the public's best interest.
- 83.8% of respondents agree or strongly agree that the Winsor reviews will negatively impact on their ability to do their job.
- 80.4% think current proposals will give criminals the upper hand.
- Royal visitor to see latest robotics at BRL at UWE Bristol - 07/02/2014
HRH the Duke of York, KG will gain an insight into the latest advances in robotics research when he visits Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) on Monday 10 February 2014.
Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) is the leading and largest academic centre for multi-disciplinary robotics research in the UK. It is a collaborative partnership between the University of the West of England (UWE, Bristol) and the University of Bristol, and home to a vibrant community of over 100 academics and industry practitioners, which lead current thinking in service robotics, intelligent autonomous systems and bio-engineering.
- From design to demolition: UWE Bristol launches new MSc to help meet stricter construction protocol - 06/02/2014
Stricter government requirements on managing the building lifecycle for publicly funded projects are being met by the launch at UWE Bristol of a new MSc Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Design Construction and Operations.
BIM is emerging as the industry standard approach to the modelling and management of a building's lifecycle, from design and construction to maintenance and demolition, and is taking over from computer aided design (CAD).
- Merchant's account book sheds new light on Bristol's slave trade and domesticity in a Georgian Bristol home - 06/02/2014
UWE Bristol academic, Dr Madge Dresser, has been looking into a 270-year old book of accounts, once owned by Cranfield Becher, a prominent Merchant Venturer who lived at 12 College Green, Bristol. The book was recently acquired for Bristol City Council's historic collections and is now revealing new insights into Bristol's slave trading past.
- Cow and gait: 3D monitoring of animal health could reduce stock losses - 06/02/2014
A new link-up between UWE Bristol and independent dairy specialists Kingshay will use the latest 3D imaging technology to monitor cow health in a stress-free and unobtrusive way.
- UWE Bristol MA student filmmakers capture all the fun of Chinese New Year - 05/02/2014
Chinese New Year celebrations were in full swing at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery at the weekend. Now Bristolians can relive the fun by watching a short film of the community events captured by UWE Bristol MA student filmmakers.
- UWE Bristol gets ready to 'Feel Good' - 31/01/2014
Feel Good February is back at UWE Bristol and bigger and better than ever.
Students and staff are getting ready to benefit from a number of free health and wellbeing events organised as part of the month long campaign.
- Foundation stone laid for new student accommodation at UWE Bristol - 30/01/2014
Construction has started at UWE Bristol on a £13m project to create 396 new student bedrooms in a town house style development on Frenchay Campus.
Professor Steve West (Vice-Chancellor) will lay the foundation stone for the new development in a ceremony on Thursday 30 January 2014 at 13.30.
- “British ready for 20mph limits, but need police support ” say UWE Bristol researchers - 27/01/2014
Professor Alan Tapp and Professor Clive Nancarrow of UWE Bristol's Social Marketing Centre have analysed the results of a recent YouGov survey of Great Britain and concluded that although support is strong for 20mph limits in residential areas and busy streets, enforcement by the police will be needed to confront the driving of a minority.
- Giant container with prototype water treatment system arrives at UWE Bristol for final tests - 27/01/2014
Today, 27 January 2014, a giant container will arrive on UWE Bristol Frenchay Campus housing the prototype for a novel water treatment system that has the capacity to revolutionise the lives of people around the globe by providing access to clean drinking water at source.
The container will be winched into position next to a pond located on campus where research into the new treatment system has been conducted in a small shed over the past year.
- UWE Bristol Professor to lead '12 Years a Slave' question and answer session - 24/01/2014
Madge Dresser, Associate Professor in History at UWE Bristol, is set to lead a question and answer session at the Watershed prior to a screening of the critically acclaimed film, 12 Years a Slave. The Q&A will be on the subject of 'Slavery and Public History' and will take place at 14:00 at the Watershed on Sunday 26January.
- UWE Bristol hosts exhibition of illustrations that record London life in the 21st Century - 24/01/2014
'Topolski's Chronicle for the Twenty First Century'
UWE Bristol, Bower Ashton Campus 28 to 31 January
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Topolski Studio, in partnership with Reportager at UWE Bristol has been running the first reportage drawing residency programme which commenced in September 2013. The scheme trains young people not in education, employment or training for a three-month programme of reportage drawing.
- UWE Bristol evaluates Government led health visitor initiative - 23/01/2014
Health visiting has been at the forefront of public health policy for the Coalition Government since its election in 2010. This has resulted in the regeneration of the health visiting service supported by national policy that called for an additional 4,200 health visitors to be trained by 2015.
UWE Bristol successfully secured the contract to deliver health visitor education across the South West. Providing the Health Visitor Programme to 11 Health Care Organisations across the region, means UWE Bristol is the biggest provider of Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) education in the UK.
- How do you make a computer with slime mould? - 23/01/2014
A unique event, bringing together the research of Andy Adamatzky, (Professor of Unconventional Computing, UWE Bristol) with artist Theresa Schubert, takes place on 24 January at the Art Laboratory, Berlin.
- UWE Bristol graduate President of the Royal Town Planning Institute in its centenary year - 21/01/2014
UWE Bristol graduate Cath Ranson has been inaugurated as President of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) in its centenary year in central London. Cath is the first President to have graduated from the former Bristol Polytechnic (now UWE Bristol) where she studied part time for a postgraduate diploma in Town and Country Planning, graduating in 1983.
- UWE Bristol entrepreneurs invited to speak at Houses of Parliament - 20/01/2014
Two budding entrepreneurs from UWE Bristol's enterprising BA Business (Team Entrepreneurs) degree were recently invited to parliament to contribute to a report on future leaders and entrepreneurship.
Year One Team Entrepreneur students, Rob Wilson and Tom Bromley, were selected as a result of a successful session that they led on 21st Century leaders at the University to a panel of business leaders and academics.
- New project investigates water issue including flood and drought risk - 17/01/2014
Two researchers from UWE Bristol are part of a multi institute team investigating the environmental and social issues connected to water supply and management. Recent extreme storm surge and flooding incidents makes this research timely and relevant to what is happening in the UK now.
- The Russian Winter: An extraordinary performance at Colston Hall involving UWE staff and students - 17/01/2014
A group of students from UWE Bristol have been working with the team of dedicated musicians, filmmakers and interaction designers for a performance of The Russian Winter at the Lantern Theatre at the Colston Hall from Thursday 23 to Saturday 25 January.
- UWE Bristol placed as second University in Stonewall Top 100 Employers 2014 - 16/01/2014
UWE Bristol again performs well in the Top 100 annual Stonewall's Workplace Equality Index. Out of the hundreds of employers surveyed, UWE Bristol climbed 10 places to 35th place from 45th position in 2014.
- From pond to cup - UWE Bristol project resolves global clean water crisis - 16/01/2014
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Researchers at UWE Bristol have developed a portable and mobile water treatment system capable of delivering clean drinking water at source. The system has been developed for use in remote or undeveloped areas of the world to provide clean water for disaster relief and humanitarian emergencies. Such technology could help transform the lives of people who currently have no access to clean drinking water.
- “Bristolians ready for 20mph limits, but need police support to make it a reality” say UWE Bristol researchers - 14/01/2014
Professor Clive Nancarrow and Professor Alan Tapp of UWE Bristol's Social Marketing Centre have analysed the results of a recent YouGov survey of Bristolians and concluded that although support is strong for the new 20mph scheme, enforcement by the police will be needed to make it workable.
- Social Netball flying at UWE Bristol - 10/01/2014
UWE Bristol has been selected by England Netball to be part of the University Netball Officer Programme.
A University Netball Officer (UNO) is a student volunteer that is empowered, supported and deployed by England Netball in conjunction the UWE sports development team, through the UWE EDGE sports volunteering programme. Their aim is to develop and deliver a programme of netball activities that encourage more students to keep active by participating in netball. The EDGE programme aims to enable the UNO to develop their own employable and transferrable skills ready for their future career in their chosen field.
- UWE Bristol flooding expert says 'We need more flood risk engineers' - 10/01/2014
Recent flooding across the UK is proving that we need to train more engineers with specialist expertise in flood risk management.
UWE Bristol has for the past ten years worked closely with the Environment Agency (EA) to tackle the problem by running a course where EA sponsors trainees to study subjects including River and Coastal Science, Hydraulic Modelling, Flood Risk Mapping, Ground Engineering, Structural Analysis and Strategies in Flood Risk Management. Trainees are based in the workplace and spend nine months full-time at UWE before completing their Foundation Degree by distance learning and block week attendance.
- UWE Bristol student shortlisted for national midwifery award - 02/01/2014
A UWE Bristol student has been shortlisted for one of the UK's top maternity prizes ahead of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Annual Awards.
Melanie Phelps hopes to visit the busy Bumi Sehat, a non-profit rural birthing centre, in Indonesia which promotes health education and gentle birthing using traditional and modern midwifery practices. Many women at risk of post-partum haemorrhage and pre eclampsia use the centre.