- 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.
- Food City Region: Cultivating Planning - 12/02/2014
Feeding Tomorrow's City
How do we make cities work better to get good food for all?
Date: Tuesday 6 May 2014
Venue: At-Bristol, Harbourside
- 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.
- Bristol Food Connections food resilience conference - 08/01/2014
A Food City Region: Cultivating Planning conference will take place on 6 May during the Bristol Food Connections Festival. The event, organised by the Bristol Health Partners Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments Health Integration Team (SHINE HIT), is a national one-day conference designed to explore the role of planning policy and action in supporting a resilient food system.
- 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.