- Popular UWE business networking event draws record employer numbers - 22/07/2016
A record number of employers from across the region were attracted to the fifth instalment of a popular business networking event hosted by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).
- Grammy-winning singer and BLOODHOUND SSC duo to be honoured at UWE Bristol Award Ceremonies - 21/07/2016
Excellence in engineering and technology will be celebrated at the University of the West of England's (UWE Bristol) award ceremonies on Thursday 21 July 2016. Honorary doctorates in engineering will be awarded to BLOODHOUND Super Sonic Car Chief Engineer, Mark Chapman and Driver, Wing Commander Andy Green and international singer-songwriter, Imogen Heap will receive an honorary doctorate of technology.
- UWE Bristol awards an honorary degree to Robert Bourns - 20/07/2016
Robert Bourns, has been awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws in recognition of his support of the work UWE Bristol does to reach out to the community, supporting the ambitions of so many members of our diverse and strong community.
- UWE Bristol awards an honorary degree to Lord Michael Bichard - 20/07/2016
Lord Michael Bichard has been awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration in recognition of his service to Government.
- UWE Bristol awards an honorary degree to Dr Paul Philips OBE - 20/07/2016
Dr Paul Phillips OBE was awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Education in recognition of his service to education across the South West.
- Invention which turns waste plastic into useful items wins top award - and could soon be hitting the shelves - 19/07/2016
An enterprising student has invented a product which utilises the mountains of plastic bottles discarded every day – by turning them into functional household items.
- UWE Bristol awards an honorary degree to Penny Gane - 19/07/2016
Penny Gane has been awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration in recognition of her commitment to inclusivity and equality.
- UWE Bristol awards an honorary degree to David Relph - 19/07/2016
David Relph has been awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration in recognition of his contribution to management and leadership.
The Honorary Degree was conferred at the Awards Ceremony of the Faculty of Business and Law on Monday 18 July 2016 at Bristol Cathedral.
- UWE Bristol awards an honorary degree to Christopher Curling - 19/07/2016
Chris Curling has been awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws in recognition of his work in environmental conservation and education in the region.
The Honorary Degree was conferred at the Awards Ceremony of the Faculty of Business and Law on Monday 18 July 2016 at Bristol Cathedral.
- UWE Bristol awards an honorary degree to Daniel Thompson - 19/07/2016
Daniel Thompson was awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Music in recognition of his musical excellence.
- UWE Bristol awards an honorary degree to Sir Peter Bazalgette - 19/07/2016
Sir Peter Bazalgette has been awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts in recognition of his service to media and arts.
- Vice-Chancellor Steve West responds to referendum outcome - 18/07/2016
The Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), Professor Steve West, has responded further to the UK decision to leave the European Union.
- Masonry arch bridge plans for Bristol Downs approved - 14/07/2016
A senior lecturer at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is celebrating the planning decision today that has approved the building of a stone arch bridge that will link the Downs on either side of Bridge Valley Road.
- First students on course which has become hotbed for start-ups poised to graduate - 14/07/2016
The first group of students to embark on a pioneering degree course which has produced a flurry of new ventures and start-up companies are preparing to graduate.
- UWE Bristol awards an honorary degree to Enid Smith - 14/07/2016
Enid Smith has been awarded the Honorary Degree of Master of Science in recognition of her contribution to health and social care education.
- 200 local children to graduate in life skills from UWE Bristol's Children's University - 13/07/2016
Mini-mortarboards will be at the ready as local school children get the opportunity to celebrate their achievements and graduate in true university style from the Children's University (CU) at two ceremonies held at Bristol Cathedral on Friday (15 July).
- Safety first: Project to cut accident rate in building industry by targeting prevention through design - 13/07/2016
Researchers from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) are leading an international project aimed at reducing occupational injuries and illnesses in the construction industry.
- UWE Bristol awards an honorary degree to Bristol Zoo's Simon Garrett - 12/07/2016
Simon Garrett has been awarded the Honorary Degree of Master of Science in recognition of his contribution to wildlife conservation.
- World first - 'Pee power' charges smartphone - 11/07/2016
The Microbial Fuel Cell technology, which is also inside the 'Pee Power' urinals developed at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), now has the capacity to power up and recharge a smartphone.
- Faculty of Business and Law attracts regional business leaders to new advisory team - 08/07/2016
Donna Whitehead, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean at UWE Bristol's, Faculty of Business and Law has unveiled an impressive new advisory team of 21 regional business leaders.
- Reform needed to transform UK's technical education system, says Vice-Chancellor - 08/07/2016
The technical education system in the UK is disjointed and in need of an overhaul, says the Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).
- UWE Bristol maintains strong graduate employment record as national results revealed - 07/07/2016
The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has been ranked among the top 25 higher education institutions in England for its graduate employment prospects.
- Bloodhound Project announces target date for record attempt - 04/07/2016
The team behind the Bloodhound Supersonic Car has announced when it will attempt to break the land speed record.
- UWE Bristol celebrates graduation of nursing students in Gloucester - 01/07/2016
Students from the Gloucester campus at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) got together for a celebratory photograph to mark the end of their studies.
- BBC World Service brings personal stories to life in partnership with UWE Bristol - 01/07/2016
BBC World Service has joined forces with the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) to create animations which bring to life choice audio nuggets from the service's output.
- Dementia researchers gather in Bristol to share findings with public - 01/07/2016
UWE Bristol academics Professor Myra Conway and Dr Praminda Caleb-Solly are amongst the regions' experts to contribute to a free public meeting on Monday 4 July 2016 to discuss the latest research findings and boost public understanding of dementia.
- Bristol teenager becomes first to complete UWE's new employability award - 01/07/2016
A milestone has been reached in a new award scheme aimed at helping teenagers stand out from the crowd when they apply for university places and jobs.
- UWE Bristol celebrates seven years of sponsoring Bristol Pride - 01/07/2016
For the seventh year running, UWE Bristol is proud to be sponsoring Bristol Pride 2016, a week-long celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) communities across the South West, running from the 1 to 10 July 2016.
- Lawyer awards recognise pro bono work by UWE students - 30/06/2016
The Legal Advocacy Support Project, a partnership between Avon & Bristol Law Centre (ABLC), the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and the University of Law has won 'Pro Bono Initiative of the Year' at The Lawyer Awards 2016.
- Is Brexit possible in fisheries? - 30/06/2016
Dr Tom Appleby from the University of the West of England's Environmental Law Unit is a leading expert in marine and fisheries law. Writing for the Blue MarineFoundation, following the Brexit vote, Dr Appleby outlines the complexities involved in renegotiating the UK's fisheries quota.
- UWE Bristol leading graduate employment results - 30/06/2016
The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is leading the market for graduate employability, according to the latest Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) figures out today.
- UWE Bristol retains European Commission HR Excellence in Research Award - 30/06/2016
Following a recent review, the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has retained its European Commission HR Excellence in Research Award.
- VC Steve West addresses students and staff after EU referendum - 28/06/2016
Responding further to the UK decision to leave the European Union, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) Professor Steve West has said, “On 23 June the UK voted in support of leaving the EU. This is not the outcome I had expected. Whilst many questions remain unanswered I want to stress the following:
- Low-cut dresses boost women's job application chances, researcher will tell body image conference - 27/06/2016
Wearing a low-cut dress in a job application photograph dramatically increases a woman's chances of receiving an interview, new research has suggested.
- Merging Spheres of Design Practice: Architecture into the unknown? - 24/06/2016
Launch event:UWEArch@20Show and Discussion Debate, 6 July 2016, 17:30, Engine Shed, Bristol
The Department of Architecture and the Built Environment will mark the 20 year milestone of architecture education at UWE Bristol, with a celebratory exhibition showcasing this year's best graduate talent from across five architecture programmes at Engine Shed, Bristol. The UWEArch@20Show, at Engine Shed will open to the public on 6 July and will run until 20 July. Launching the show on Wednesday 6 July, leading international architects, developers and designers will gather to speak at a specially curated discussion debate event 'Merging Spheres of Design Practice: Architecture into the unknown?
- Flying high:aerospace engineering student honoured by The Royal Aeronautical Society - 24/06/2016
Charlie Muir, a third year MEng Aerospace Engineering student at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) continues to receive plaudits from the aeronautical community as the current winner of The Royal Aeronautical Society's Under 25 NE Rowe Award.
- UWE Bristol VC Steve West responds to the UK decision to leave the EU - 24/06/2016
Responding today to the UK decision to leave the European Union, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) Professor Steve West has said that we need to call for a calm response.
- Money management app created by UWE graduate attracts £1.5 million investment - 22/06/2016
A start-up company spearheaded by a former University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) student has received a £1.5 million investment.
- Ten minutes on children's internet game enough to lower body satisfaction among young girls, study finds - 22/06/2016
Young girls reported heightened body dissatisfaction after playing a children's internet game for just 10 minutes, a study has found.
- UWE Bristol VC puts case to remain in EU on BBC Politics Show - 17/06/2016
Professor Steve West, Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), will take part in a debate on the EU referendum scheduled to be broadcast on the BBC Politics Show on Sunday 19 June at 11:00.
- Revolutionary 'Pee into power' invention takes centre stage at Glastonbury 2016 - 16/06/2016
The Pee Power urinal that turns pee into electricity - designed by researchers at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) - is taking centre stage in the Stone Circle at Glastonbury Festival for the second year running.
- UWE Gloucester – Open Day for nursing courses - 16/06/2016
Saturday 18 June 2016 10:00-15:00
The Open Day is a chance to find out about careers in Adult Nursing and Mental Health Nursing at the Gloucester Campus of the University of the West of England, in the Alexandra Warehouse at Gloucester Docks.
- UWE Events Management students secure dream Glastonbury volunteer role - 15/06/2016
Two students from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have got a dream ticket to work behind the scenes as Events Operatives at Glastonbury Festival in the organisational hub at Worthy Farm.
- Open Bionics to bring 'Deus Ex' inspired augmentations to life - 09/06/2016
Open Bionics - the multi award-winning robotics start-up, - Eidos®-Montréal - the award-winning video game studio that is the home of the Deus Ex® franchise - and Razer - a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers - have announced a partnership that will see them working together to bring Deus Ex inspired bionic augmentations to life.
- Engineering brought to life for primary school pupils in UWE Bristol collaboration - 08/06/2016
An exciting collaboration between the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), Yamazaki Mazak UK Ltd and a city primary school saw 242 children have a hands-on taste of engineering.
- UWE Bristol first to receive the NUS Responsible Futures Accreditation - 02/06/2016
The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has become the first UK University to receive the NUS Responsible Futures Accreditation under the full scheme.
- Fashion students host catwalk show at the Arnolfini - 02/06/2016
Over the weekend of the 4 and 5 June UWE Bristol's final year Fashion students will be hosting a dramatic Fashion event at Bristol's leading contemporary art venue, the Arnolfini. The event will showcase the very best of this year's | Fashion, Textile and Fashion Communication students, whose work explores a diversity of ideas and perspectives on the world of fashion.
- Talent of the future takes centre stage at the Creative Industries Degree Show - 02/06/2016
Over 500 Art, Design and Media graduates will showcase their final pieces of work at this year's UWE Bristol Creative Industries Degree Show. 'The Show' is being held at the Bower Ashton Campus, and across the City Campus, at Spike Island in South Bristol and the top floor of the Arnolfini, from Saturday 4 June to Friday 9 June 2016. Admission is free.
- Top award for robotics experts - 01/06/2016
Robotics experts from the Bristol Robotics Laboratory have won the 'Best Medical Paper Award' at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation - ICRA 2016, one of the world's largest robotics conferences with some 2,500 delegates, that was held in Stockholm last month.
- UWE Bristol students lead national awards for University Student Societies - 01/06/2016
Students at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have launched a National Annual Award Ceremony to recognise the excellent work done by student societies at universities across the country.
With support from the National Union of Students (NUS) and UK Youth as the national charity sponsor, a group of seven from the Students' Union at UWE Bristol have developed and set up the National Societies Awards which will be hosted in the state-of-the-art new Students' Union building on Frenchay Campus on 4 June 2016.
- A glimpse at how our world will be shaped: Designers and architects of future exhibit work in student show - 27/05/2016
An innovative boat which cleverly doubles up as a car roof box and a set of beautifully-crafted plans for the regeneration of a once-booming Dutch city are among the student projects set to go on display in an annual showcase of final year work.
- Transport researcher supports National Walking Month - 26/05/2016
Dr Miriam Ricci, Senior Researcher in the Centre for Transport and Society has been encouraging staff and students to get walking, this National Walking Month, in support of the UK charity Living Streets ' promotional campaign.
- Full house for Eddie Izzard's Stand up for Europe talk at UWE Bristol - 26/05/2016
27 May, 14.00-15.00, UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre
An audience of over 500 people are expected at UWE Bristol tomorrow (Friday 27 May 2016) to welcome Eddie Izzard on the next leg of his Stand up for Europe campaign, aimed at encouraging young people to register for the referendum and vote to stay in Europe.
- New graduate conversion course to be offered in Building Services Engineering - 25/05/2016
UWE Bristol has been awarded funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to create a new graduate conversion course in Building Services Engineering. One of 28 projects awarded a share of £1.7 million to retrain graduates to meet the economy's growing demand for engineers, data science and cybersecurity experts.
- UWE Bristol delighted to host the Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges (EAUC) 20th Annual Conference - 25/05/2016
The 20th annual conference organised by the EAUC will be held at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) on 25 and 26 May 2016.
The conference “Learning and Legacy: The Role of Education in Creating Healthier, Happier Cities” will bring 300 sustainability academics, professionals and students to the UWE Bristol Exhibition and Conference Centre.
- UWE Bristol to host regional heats of national robotics contest - 25/05/2016
Dozens of young robotics enthusiasts will descend on the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) for the regional heats of a national competition.
- UWE Bristol rises 11 places in 2017 Guardian League Table - 24/05/2016
The Guardian University League Tables 2017 published today [24 may 2016] shows UWE Bristol, (the University of the West of England) rising 11 places from last year.
- UWE Bristol successful in £5.2 million (€6.7m) EU project tackling air pollution - 23/05/2016
Thousands of people across Europe will be invited to share their views on how to reduce air pollution and improve public health in six cities as part of a multi-million pound project featuring the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).
- UWE Bristol welcomes changes to healthcare education funding - 20/05/2016
In light of ongoing consultations about government funding changes for healthcare education, the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), Professor Steven Neill, says that he welcomes the opportunities.
- Bristol one of five cities to share £3.9m urban regeneration research - 19/05/2016
People living in the cities of Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Newcastle and Gateshead and York will benefit from a new research and innovation initiative that puts them in the driving seat to help improve their cities' health, wellbeing and prosperity as they face up to challenges of modern urban living.
- Project Zulu choir returns to wow UK audiences - 18/05/2016
After the huge success of their 2013 and 2015 UK choir tours, the inspirational Project Zulu choir from the Madadeni Township, South Africa have just returned to the UK for a four week tour to entertain audiences in Bristol and beyond with their incredible talent.
Supported by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and the Atlas Foundation, Project Zulu are an extraordinary ensemble of singing, drumming and dancing children from six partner schools in the Madadeni Township, KwaZulu-Natal.
- Pioneers of green aviation: UWE students first in UK to build fully electric aircraft - 18/05/2016
Students at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have begun a project aimed at developing one of the first fully electric research gliders to take flight in the UK.
- Granddaughter of Parkinson's patient invents 'smart' walking stick to help thousands of sufferers - 18/05/2016
A student entrepreneur whose grandfather was debilitated by Parkinson's disease has created a mobility aid to improve the lives of other patients with the condition.
- Planning permission for new phase of UWE's City Campus - 17/05/2016
UWE Bristol has received planning permission for new state-of-the-art studios providing industry standard production and post production facilities for students studying film and journalism programmes.
- Study findings could help prevent FGM in UK, researchers say - 13/05/2016
Researchers from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and City University London say the findings of a study on female genital mutilation could help prevent the practise in the UK.
- UWE Bristol Feminism expert shares stage with Ken Livingstone and Frank Furedi - 13/05/2016
An expert in contemporary British feminism and feminist activism from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) will share the stage with former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone and Frank Furedi, author of 'Politics of Fear', at the Music and Philosophy Festival at Hay-on-Wye.
- Eddie Izzard to give talk on Europe at UWE Bristol - 12/05/2016
27 May 2016, 14:00 – 15:00, Exhibition and Conference Centre
Eddie Izzard is coming to give a talk at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) as part of a mammoth tour which will see the actor and comedian visit 31 cities in 31 days.
- Young people's voices at the heart of campaign to end FGM in Bristol - 12/05/2016
Bristol's new mayor is joining young people, key organisations, professionals and community figures from across Bristol to renew calls for a zero tolerance approach to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
An official launch event is taking place this week at the University of the West of England (13 May) to kick off a series of activities happening before the summer holidays, when girls are thought to be most at risk.
- International Nursing Day – UWE Bristol celebrates 2016 achievements - 12/05/2016
It is International Nursing day and the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has much to celebrate with 2016 already seeing some significant achievements by its nursing students.
Students have been shortlisted for several national prizes already this year and one student received a standing ovation when he gave emergency CPR to a woman who went into cardiac arrest at the Hippodrome theatre.
- Final pitch for business students at Enterprise Fair - 10/05/2016
200 final year business students will take to the stage to compete for a series of prizes to highlight the best student business plans at UWE Bristol's Enterprise Fair, from 10-12 noon this Saturday 14 May 2016 at the UWE Bristol Exhibition and Conference Centre (ECC).
- UWE Bristol partners with the BBC and Creative Skillset to deliver Digital Bristol Week - 10/05/2016
Digital Bristol Week is the second event to take place as part of the BBC's 'Digital Cities 2016' initiative, building on the successful 2015 initiatives held in Bristol and Birmingham.
Responding to the key findings of the BBC's landmark English Regions Skills Review, Digital Cities is running a new series of inspiring events and roadshows across the country for 2016.
- New research could help would-be A&E attendees - 09/05/2016
New research funded by the British Red Cross and carried out by UWE Bristol (the University of the West of England) and the University of Bristol aims to discover what information will help people know what to do and where to go when a person is unwell.
- £50 million UWE Business and Law building is a step closer - 04/05/2016
The new £50 million Faculty of Business and Law at UWE Bristol (the University of the West of England) is a step closer to completion.
The new state-of-the-art building will house Bristol Business School and Bristol Law School and is part of the University's campus development plan to build a University for the 21st Century.
- New training could help health workers support millions across Europe with body image fears - 04/05/2016
New training developed by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) could help the next generation of health workers support millions of patients across Europe burdened by 'visible differences' and body image fears.
- Bristol Food Connections: What's on the menu for UWE Bristol? - 29/04/2016
How does music affect flavour? How do our experiences of food both unite and alienate communities? UWE Bristol researchers will reveal more at the annual Bristol Food Connections (29/4 – 7/5), a unique city-wide food festival bringing together the many vibrant food cultures and communities, the business, culture and education sectors to inspire people to celebrate and engage with good food.
Starting on 29 April 2016, this ten day festival will see Bristol's food culture celebrated through over 180 events across the city. As one of the organising partners, UWE Bristol will present a series of activities set to challenge how we think about food.
- Gradlink helps reverse brain drain from Africa - 28/04/2016
An award-winning international careers website that was set up at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is helping to reverse Africa's brain-drain. Currently the estimated cost to Africa is around $4 billion annually because many African graduates choose to work in developed areas of the world.
- Inclusive sport at UWE Bristol gets a boost - 26/04/2016
As part of a partnership between the University of the West of England's (UWE Bristol) Centre for Sport (CFS) and Project Ability, a Youth Sport Trust initiative, funding has been secured to purchase 12 sport wheelchairs.
- Music technology student in finals of BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards - 25/04/2016
Folk musician Jack Cookson has got through to the finals of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards that will be broadcast from the Royal Albert Hall on 27 April.
- Why Bristol and Bath are leading the UK in design - 25/04/2016
Why are the cities of Bristol and Bath proving to be so successful at design related business and industry? What is it that design companies based in Bristol and Bath are doing that sets them apart and how can this success be harnessed and duplicated in other areas of the UK? And why are designers flocking to both cities in their droves?
- Diesel emissions inquiry findings should shake up car industry – leading air quality expert - 22/04/2016
Motor manufacturers need to ensure new vehicles are cleaner in the wake of a UK inquiry which revealed diesel car emissions are far higher on the road than in laboratory tests. That is the view of a leading air quality expert from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) who believes the investigation's findings should have a significant impact on the industry.
- CAD knowledge key to placement success for Creative Product Design student - 22/04/2016
Equipping students in advance with the Computer Aided Design (CAD) skills needed for a year in industry, was a key factor in Creative Product Design student, Justin Ireland successfully securing a placement at the Bristol offices of world-leading Graphic Packaging International.
- UWE Bristol artist on John Moores Painting Prize shortlist - 22/04/2016
University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) academic Richard Webb is an internationally respected painter whose work has just been selected for the John Moores Painting Prize 2016. Just 54 artists have been selected from more than 2,500 submissions.
- 2 for 2: Fashion student offered prestigious Creative Skillset placement - 21/04/2016
Nikoleta Dimova, a third year Fashion student at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), has been awarded a prestigious two month placement at Sreepriya Exports Ltd in India, as part of the BA (Hons) in Fashion programme's Creative Skillset 'Tick' accreditation.
- Story telling bench for new pocket park in Bedminster - 21/04/2016
A forgotten space on North Street in Bedminster is gradually being turned into a 'pocket park' in a project involving student volunteers and academics from the Bristol School of Architecture at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), as part of the 'Hands-on-Bristol' project working with the Bedminster Town Team.
- Triple success: Nursing staff and students shortlisted for Student Nursing Times Awards - 21/04/2016
Nursing and Midwifery excellence at UWE Bristol has been recognised in the shortlist for the forthcoming Student Nursing Times Awards (28 April 2016) with three nominations.
- Filmmaking students awarded £7000 from Creative Skillset's production bursaries to fund final films - 19/04/2016
Students studying on the University of the West of England's (UWE Bristol) BA (Hons) Filmmaking programme, have been awarded the £7000 by Creative Skillset, to help support the production of their final year dissertation films.
- Students aiming to engineer triumph over uni rivals in drone 'fly off' - 19/04/2016
Students from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) will see their engineering skills put to the test when they go head-to-head with undergraduates from 11 other unis in a drone competition.
- Whatuni Student Choice Awards: UWE Bristol ranked in top 50 universities - 18/04/2016
The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has climbed 24 places in the 2016 Whatuni Student Choice Awards, rising above the universities of Cambridge (46) and Oxford (50) to rank 44th out of 125 of the UK's top universities, the only league table to be based solely on student opinion.
- Television viewers shun mobile devices when watching favourite shows, says 'second screens' researcher - 18/04/2016
Television viewers are turning their noses up at using mobile devices to enhance their favourite programmes, according to research carried out at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).
- Adult Nursing Student Shortlisted for Cavell Nurses' Trust Award - 14/04/2016
Final Year Adult Nursing student, Rebecca Potter has been shortlisted for The Outstanding Academic Achievement Award by the Nursing charity, Cavell Nurses' Trust.
- UWE Bristol named in top 150 young universities - 13/04/2016
The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has been named one of the best young universities in the world.
- Fashion student announced as runner-up at prestigious Anne Tyrrell Student Design Awards - 13/04/2016
Eleana Burrows, a second year Fashion student at the University of West of England (UWE Bristol), has been awarded the runner up prize at the Anne Tyrrell Student Design Awards.
- Stephen Lawrence Trust and UWE Bristol offer new bursary for young wildlife filmmaker - 12/04/2016
The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust has partnered with the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) to offer a unique bursary for a young person wanting to study towards a prestigious MA in Wildlife Filmmaking.
- Professor hails 'world-changing' technology proven to extend shelf life of fruit and veg - 12/04/2016
Trials of potentially 'world-changing' technology aimed at prolonging the life of fresh produce have proved successful.
- UK's only disabled-led, regional youth orchestra teams up with UWE Bristol - 11/04/2016
The South West Open Youth Orchestra are teaming up with UWE Bristol's Centre for Performing Arts, to perform a newly arranged version of 'Silver Rose', composed by UWE Bristol Lecturer, Dr Liz Lane, and featuring poems by Bristol-born war poet, Isaac Rosenberg.
- Expert media commentary for Bristol Mayoral election - 11/04/2016
Academic opinion is frequently sought out by the media during election campaigns and the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has two leading experts who will be in high demand between now and the Bristol Mayoral and local council elections in May 2016.
- UWE Bristol VC says remaining in the EU is vital for our universities and our communities - 08/04/2016
Professor Steve West, Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), is emphatic that staying in the EU is critically important not just for the future of our universities but for our regions, communities, business and trade.
- Architecture student presents prize-winning design at United Nations - 07/04/2016
Louise Priestman, a postgraduate architecture student from UWE Bristol, has been awarded second place in the International Council for Caring Communities' (ICCC) annual student design competition. Her innovative designs for an integrated 'village style' development for the elderly in Castle Park, secured her an invite to the United Nations in New York where she presented her scheme at the 54th session of the UN Commission for Social Development.
- UWE Bristol appoints new Director of Strategic Marketing and Communications - 04/04/2016
Tracy Chalk, previously Director of Marketing at the Australian National University, has joined UWE Bristol in the new role of Director of Strategic Marketing and Communications.
- International Science Writing Competition 2016 launched - 31/03/2016
From 31 March to 24 June 2016 – aspiring science writers from across the globe are invited to write and submit a 700-word article on “The Next Big Thing in Science” to this year's 2016 UWE SCU Science Writing Competition.
Organised by the Science Communication Unit at UWE Bristol in conjunction with BBC Focus Magazine and the Royal Institution, the competition is a high profile opportunity for non-professional science writers to showcase their talent.
- EU referendum expert available for media commentary - 24/03/2016
Dr Günter Walzenbach, a political scientist from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is available for media commentary during the lead up to the EU referendum.
An expert in comparative European politics and EU external relations, Gunter says that the key elements that we need to consider centre on business opportunities, trade relations and the performance of the economy; freedom of movement between member countries; and overarching foreign policy considerations.
- National Living Wage a 'leap in the dark': UWE economics expert - 23/03/2016
The introduction of a National Living Wage next month is 'leap in the dark' which may put some smaller companies out of business, says an economics expert from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).
- Animation students awarded second place in TV licence 'No Excuses' competition - 23/03/2016
Animation students from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have been awarded second place in a competition run by TV Licensing and the BBC, to bring to life the bizarre excuses for watching TV without a TV licence.
- New brand and identity for UWE Bristol - 21/03/2016
UWE Bristol has a confident new brand and visual identity that will strengthen the University's profile and boost pride in students, staff and alumni.
- Journalism students to take part in global link-up - 18/03/2016
Watch the link up live on YouTube
This Friday Journalism students from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) will be taking part in the Global News Relay (GNR); an international link up with other journalism schools around the world.
- Student shortlisted for £5,000 prize hopes to transform banking with virtual reality - 18/03/2016
A student from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has been shortlisted in a competition which calls on young people to help crack some of the financial sector's biggest digital challenges.
- 'Rise to the top' – UWE Bristol and partner colleges support apprenticeships across the region - 18/03/2016
It's National Apprenticeship Week 2016 (14-18 March) - an annual celebration of apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy.
- Bower Ashton Campus hosts prestigious Charles Parker Radio Day - 18/03/2016
Charles Parker Day 2016, Friday 18 March 2016, 10:30 – 17:00, Bower Ashton Campus
Charles Parker Day, a prestigious sound symposium dedicated to the radio feature, will be held at UWE Bristol's Bower Ashton Campus for the first time.
Charles Parker was a pioneer radio documentary and feature maker most notable for his work on the radio ballads with Ewan Mcoll and Peggy Seeger.
- Bristol primary pupils to hit the skies with cool aeronautics - 17/03/2016
On Friday 18 March, 100 children from Wrington Church of England Primary, St Theresa's Roman Catholic Primary and Hillcrest Primary School (Totterdown) – will experience the fascinating world of flying, aerospace and engineering at a day-long Cool Aeronautics event at the University of the West of England (UWE) organised by the Royal Aeronautical Society.
- Wing Commander Andy Green to give Bloodhound SSC lecture - 16/03/2016
Wing Commander Andy Green will give this year's Bloodhound Supersonic Car Lecture at UWE Bristol's Exhibition and Conference Centre (ECC).
- Student design project with Hft inspires innovative personalised technology solutions - 15/03/2016
Students at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have been given a unique opportunity to design personalised technology (also known as assistive technology) to support people with learning disabilities by Hft, a leading national charity and major provider of services across England, based in Bristol.
- Why did Australian wake from coma speaking Mandarin? UWE academic explains in BBC documentary - 15/03/2016
A case which puzzled doctors across the world will be explained by a University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) academic in a new television documentary.
- Gloucestershire's first trailblazer degree apprenticeship launched by UWE Bristol and GC - 14/03/2016
The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has further strengthened its partnership with Gloucestershire College and GE Aviation to launch Gloucestershire's first trailblazer apprenticeship in engineering; increasing access to higher education and degree-level apprenticeships in the region.
- Financing British Companies: evolution or revolution? - 09/03/2016
Sir Howard Davies, Chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland, sets out his thoughts on the financing of British Companies at UWE Bristol's Exhibition and Conference Centre, on Wednesday 9 March 2016.
- Improving a great national institution - the plan for modern public service - 02/03/2016
John Manzoni, Chief Executive of the Civil Service and Permanent Secretary (Cabinet Office), sets out his thoughts on the future of the Civil Service at UWE Bristol's Exhibition and Conference Centre this evening (Wednesday 2 March).
- Virtual reality meets documentary at UWE Bristol's fourth i-Docs gathering - 02/03/2016
i-Docs 2016, March 2-4, Watershed Bristol
Almost 200 delegates from around the world will be in Bristol this week for the sold out i-Docs (Interactive Documentary) Symposium, to be held at the Watershed. The unique, three day, cross-disciplinary convening, brings together thinkers, makers and designers, to debate and showcase the latest work being created in the rapidly evolving, and boundary pushing, interactive documentary field.
- UWE supporting Bristol as it becomes first English city to join global learning network - 02/03/2016
Bristol is the first city in England to become part of the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities, affirming the city's strong commitment to lifelong learning.
- Three UWE academics sign up to the need for a new approach to our housing crisis - 02/03/2016
Three academics from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have signed up in support of a recent letter to The Guardian newspaper highlighting the need for a new approach to the housing crisis faced in our cities.
- Baby Boomers seek to make the world a better place - 01/03/2016
In her new book, Naomi Woodspring, a Research Fellow at the University of the West of England, Bristol, uncovers a very different picture of the Baby Boomers generation, typically seen as selfish, affluent and globalizing. She reveals a deep intent to make the world a better place in this 'last phase' of their lives.
- Celebrating Africa Week at UWE Bristol - 29/02/2016
The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) will come to life with five days of flamboyant dance, music and fashion to mark its first Africa Week.
- Reaching out to help businesses flourish: Crowdfunding agency nets £85,000 in donations - 26/02/2016
Launching a successful business while at university could be considered an incredible achievement in itself. But three students from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have gone one better – by forming a start-up which has helped two other fledgling companies take off.
- Drones to take centre stage as aviation students show off work - 25/02/2016
Drones piloted by students from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) will take flight at a popular visitor attraction in the city at the weekend.
- Exploring the future of 'Behaviour Change' in landmark new book - 25/02/2016
Book launch – 4 March 2016, 12-14.00, Frenchay Campus, Room 3B067. Free lunch but registration required.
The new book 'Beyond behaviour change: Key issues, interdisciplinary approaches and future directions' will be launched on 4 March 2016, introduced by Donna Whitehead, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean of Bristol Business School.
The book, edited by Dr Fiona Spotswood from The Centre for the Study of Behaviour Change and Influence at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), is one of the first to bring together insights from leading academics and thinkers in 'behaviour change' across a range of disciplines including public health, transport, marketing and the environment.
- Puppy love: UWE Bristol holds its first 'puppy room' to help de-stress students - 25/02/2016
Students at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) will get the chance to relax, de-stress and interact with 15 dogs at the University's first 'puppy room' event, to be held on 25 February at TheStudents' Union, Building 1, 10:00 – 16:00.
- Spotlight on Bristol in national healthy cities report by University Alliance - 25/02/2016
A report by the University Alliance (UA) published today, Thursday 25 February, includes a range of projects happening at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) that are making a positive contribution to ensure that our cities are healthier placers to live.
- Dr Jeanette Sakel is named Routledge Linguistics Author of the Month - 24/02/2016
Routledge Language and Linguistics has honoured Dr Jeanette Sakel, a Senior Lecturer in Linguistics and researcher in the Bristol Centre for Linguistics with the accolade of Routledge Author of the Month for February 2016.
- Young entrepreneur aiming to save universities millions by halving drop out rate - 24/02/2016
They are a costly problem for universities, accounting for hundreds of thousands of pounds in lost tuition fees every year. But an enterprising student from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) believes he has the solution to undergraduate drop outs.
- Going Green in 2016; double win for UWE Bristol at Business Awards - 24/02/2016
UWE has picked up two awards at the Go Green Business Awards 2016 Ceremony, held on Tuesday 18February at the Bristol Hotel, and organised by Low Carbon South West and Business West.
The Awards recognise organisations and businesses in the South West who have made a commitment to, and are working towards, a sustainable future in the city.
- Breathtaking innovation: New device could end blood test agony for thousands - 23/02/2016
Patients could be spared the unpleasant ordeal of having blood taken in future thanks to the work of a University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) academic who has devised a new breath testing device.
- World class: UWE Bristol's music technology courses of 'international standing' - 19/02/2016
Music technology courses at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have been declared 'amongst the best in the UK and of international standing' after an inspection by industry assessors.
- Animation students bring TV Licence excuses to life - 19/02/2016
Students from the University of the West of England's (UWE Bristol) School of Animation have teamed up with TV Licensing to create a series of short animations highlighting some of the ludicrous excuses people have given for not having a TV Licence.
- Creating healthier cities: UWE aims to establish national greenery guidelines - 18/02/2016
Researchers from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) are aiming to draw up national guidelines on the provision of greenery in urban areas to help create healthier and more 'liveable' communities.
- Ready to make a difference: Hundreds from UWE prepare for Student Volunteering Week 2016 - 17/02/2016
From helping schoolchildren read to planting trees and sharing IT expertise with older people, undergraduates from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) will be out in force during Student Volunteering Week 2016.
- Best in the West: UWE sweeps the board at RTS student awards - 16/02/2016
Animation, Film and Journalism students from UWE Bristol swept the board at the RTS West of England Student Awards 2016, claiming the top prizes in all four categories.
- Combating the rise of the urban gull: Students conduct unique study into bird behaviour - 16/02/2016
Academics and students from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have begun a unique project studying the interaction between humans and urban gulls. A team of psychology undergraduates will monitor the birds in Bath and North East Somerset to gather information about nesting sites, feeding behaviours, and the human response to the gulls in an 18 month research assignment.
- UWE Bristol signs agreement to continue successful partnership with BBC - 15/02/2016
The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is among five organisations in the city to have agreed to continue a thriving partnership with the BBC.
- How do people affected by Cleft lip or Palate adjust into adulthood? Participants wanted for new research study - 12/02/2016
A new study at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is looking to explore the psychological factors that contribute towards adjustment (good or bad) in adults born with a Cleft lip and/or Palate.
Researchers at the world-leading Centre for Appearance Research are looking to interview adults aged 18 or over affected by Cleft lip and/or Palate.
- Bristol students put their heads together for BBC Radio 6 Music hack event - 11/02/2016
A collaboration between the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and the University of Bristol has enabled students and young people from across Bristol to get together and draw on the power of music and technology at an exciting 'hack' event, part of The Fringe supported by BBC Radio 6 Music Festival.
- New milestone for prostate cancer urine diagnostic test - 11/02/2016
A research team from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and the University of Liverpool has reached an important milestone towards creating a urine diagnostic test for prostate cancer that could mean that invasive diagnostic procedures that men currently undergo eventually become a thing of the past.
- Strengthen ties between academia and the "real world", UWE researcher will tell inaugural lecture - 04/02/2016
Should universities and academics do more to share their leading edge research with the “real world”?
- Stand up and celebrate LGBT History Month at UWE Bristol - 04/02/2016
UWE Bristol and The Students' Union will highlight their continued commitment to LGBT equality this February, as staff and students celebrate LGBT History Month.
LGBT History Month is a month-long (01 February - 29 February 2016) celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history.
- Ones to watch: Student talent applauded at UWE Bristol awards - 03/02/2016
Acclaim from the UN, offers of graduate employment and first class feedback from top regional employers are just some of the successes of the finalists at this year's Celebrating UWE Talent awards.
- Work underway on 'University Enterprise Zone' - 02/02/2016
Construction work has started on one of the first University Enterprise Zones (UEZ) in the country at UWE Bristol.
- Connected Autonomous Vehicles promise travel freedom for older adults in the future - 01/02/2016
An interdisciplinary team from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and the Bristol Robotics Laboratory is playing a key role in development of Connected Autonomous vehicles (CAVs) that have the potential to transform the lives of isolated older adults through creation of independent travel options.
- Resilience programme at UWE Bristol helps students to develop 'mental wealth' - 01/02/2016
An Emotional Resilience (ER) programme launched recently at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) that is helping students to develop 'mental wealth' is going from strength to strength.
- Power of 10: Creative Industry students dominate RTS West of England Student Award nominations - 29/01/2016
UWE Bristol Animation students have made a clean sweep of nominations in the Animation category of the RTS West of England Student Awards 2015, replicating the success of the previous two years.
- UWE Bristol Linguist analyses the linguistic connotations of 'a bunch of' - 28/01/2016
Dr James Murphy, Senior Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is available for commentary on:
· the linguistics of David Cameron's use of a bunch of migrants at yesterday's Prime Minister's Questions James has written a linguistic analysis below of the term 'a bunch of'
- Routine or extreme? UWE professor urges public to take survey seeking views on cosmetic procedures - 28/01/2016
A leading academic in appearance research is encouraging people to take part in an online survey on the ethical and social questions raised by the growing use of cosmetic procedures.
- 'Immigration sanctions do not work' – new research - 27/01/2016
Tough sanctions against companies who take on undocumented migrants do not stop the exploitation of foreign workers, according to new research.
Professor Sonia McKay, from the University of West of England (UWE Bristol), and Professor Alice Bloch, a sociologist at The University of Manchester, say that the government fails to recognise that for most migrants there is 'no going back' – and that penalties are not enough to stop them seeking and taking on low paid or exploitative work.
- New discovery strengthens how bones bond to titanium orthopaedic implants - 27/01/2016
Scientists at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have discovered a new way of making titanium implants bond better with bones. Successful implant surgery is dependent on this bonding process working so that the implant integrates into the patient's skeleton.
- Student nurse star receives standing ovation at Hippodrome for saving life - 25/01/2016
An adult nursing student from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) received a standing ovation at the Bristol Hippodrome following his successful resuscitation of a woman in the audience who went into cardiac arrest.
- Bristol Business School graduate organises UWE Bristol's first TEDx talk - 22/01/2016
The University of the West of England's (UWE Bristol) Student Union is preparing to host the University's first TEDx talk, which will take place on Saturday 23rd January 2016, 11:00 – 16:00.
- Illustration students shine in Colston Hall's Lantern project - 21/01/2016
Third year students on UWE Bristol's Illustration programme have taken part in a project, run by Bristol's | Colston Hall, to produce a bespoke illustration to be utilised in marketing their 350 capacity venue The Lantern.
- How do firms build a climate of creativity? Lord Bichard KCB Lecture to explain - 21/01/2016
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Lord Bichard KCB, Non-Executive Chairman of the National Audit Office, will talk about creative leadership at UWE Bristol's Exhibition and Conference Centre, on Wednesday 27 January 2016. He will address the business community at The Bristol Distinguished Address Series to explain how both large and small organisations can foster a culture of creativity within their teams.
- UWE Bristol student joint third in international Bloomberg Aptitude Test - 18/01/2016
UWE Bristol MSc Finance student Thomas Cottrell has come joint third in the prestigious Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT) for Europe, Middle East and Africa for November. His result placed him at the 99th percentile of all students taking the test worldwide.
- UWE Bristol gets UK Quality Mark and recognition for good practice - 15/01/2016
The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) has confirmed the quality and standards of provision at UWE Bristol following its review in October 2015.
- Reimagining reading; Ambient Literature project to investigate how we read - 14/01/2016
What happens when the place where you're reading becomes the stage for the story? How can your location shape and alter the story you are hearing? How might writing, reading and the idea of the book itself change when we use technology to design stories, rather than just present them?
- Why do we British find the EU so hard to swallow and why does it matter to business? - 13/01/2016
Britain, Business and Europe 2016 Series
Sir Stephen Wall, the former foreign policy advisor to John Major and Tony Blair, sets out his thoughts on Britain's often difficult relationship with Europe and why it matters to British business and the UK economy at UWE Bristol's Exhibition and Conference Centre, on Wednesday 20 January 2016.
- UWE nursing and midwifery expert receives Florence Nightingale leadership award - 11/01/2016
Sarah Green, Head of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), has been awarded a Florence Nightingale Foundation/Council of Deans of Health Leadership Scholarship for Aspiring Deans.
- London Fashion Week:Fashion Student shortlisted for 2016 FAD Finals - 08/01/2016
Eleana Burrows, a year two Fashion student from UWE Bristol, will showcase her work at a catwalk final at London Fashion Week (19-23 Feb). She's one of 17 finalists from 16 universities across the UK, competing in a competition organised by the fashion charity, Fashion Awareness Direct (FAD).
- Helping airlines clean up their act: Dirt detector could slash emissions - 07/01/2016
Airlines could significantly reduce their fuel bills and carbon footprint thanks to a new device being developed with the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).
- UWE Bristol says, 'EA is recruiting more sponsored flood risk engineers' - 04/01/2016
Recent flooding across the UK is proving that we still need to train more engineers with specialist expertise in flood risk management.
- Claire Doherty awarded MBE in the New Year honours list - 04/01/2016
Claire Doherty, founder Director of Situations, and research fellow at UWE Bristol, has been awarded an MBE for services to the arts.
- UWE Professor Ron Ritchie awarded OBE for services to education in Bristol - 04/01/2016
Professor Ron Ritchie has been awarded an OBE in the New Year's honours for his services to education in various roles including chairman of the Cabot Learning Federation academies trust and lately Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).
- OBE for UWE Bristol appearance research expert - 04/01/2016
Professor Nichola Rumsey, Co-Director of the Centre for Appearance Research at the University of the West of England, has been awarded an OBE for her services to people affected by an altered appearance.