News releases


  • How can we change urban society for the better? UWE Bristol leadership expert to reveal in new book - 24/11/2014

    Cities are often seen as helpless victims in a global flow of events and many view growing inequality in cities as inevitable. In a new book, Leading the Inclusive City: Place-based Innovation for a Bounded Planet, published by Policy Press, Robin Hambleton, Professor of City Leadership in the Centre for Sustainable Planning and Environments at UWE Bristol rejects this gloomy prognosis.

  • Is cross-border human egg donation [im]moral? - 20/11/2014

    Social Science in the City – the Watershed, 20 November 2014 Bristol 18:00 to 20:00

    Is cross border human egg donation (im)moral? This topical question will be debated tonight, 20 November 2014, at the Watershed in Bristol, at a special UWE Bristol Social Science in the City event. The evening will be hosted by Dr Michael Nahman and Dr Christien Van den Anker

  • UWE 3D print researchers in National Gallery link-up - 20/11/2014

    Researchers from UWE Bristol's Centre for Fine Print Research are celebrating a three-year link-up with the National Gallery, London.

    The Collaborative Doctoral Award, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, is aimed at finding ways of using 2.5 and 3D printing and scanning technology to assist in conservation of works of art and public engagement.

  • Reaching new heights; Reach Robotics shines at Pitch@Palace - 20/11/2014

    Silas Adekunle from Reach Robotics, a start-up business based in the Technology Business Incubator at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), has been named as the runner-up in the People's Choice category at Pitch@Palace competition, held at St James's Palace and hosted by HRH The Duke of York.

    Silas has also been selected as one of the entrepreneurs to visit Saudi Arabia to attend the sister Pitch@Palace competition, at the King Abdullah Economic City on 20 November.

  • UWE Bristol supports 'Baby Buddy' - 19/11/2014

    Smartphone ownership in the UK is increasing dramatically, with over 80 per cent of 16-24 year olds from lower socio-economic groups owning one. Now the parenting charity, Best Beginnings has created Baby Buddy, a new free mobile phone app aimed at the younger mother who according to research, is less likely than older parents to access maternity care early in pregnancy, to keep appointments and attend any form of antenatal education.

  • Calling employers: UWE £1500 graduate internship schemes now open - 18/11/2014

    Employers who are interested in recruiting a recent UWE graduate can take advantage of two salary-subsidy internship schemes run by UWE Bristol.

    The UWE Graduate Internships Scheme provides match-funding and support to employers of any size for UWE graduates who graduated in 2014.

  • Helen Lloyd Wildman joins UWE Bristol as new Deputy Vice-Chancellor - 17/11/2014

    The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has appointed Helen Lloyd Wildman as Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer.

    Professor Steve West welcomed Helen's appointment by saying, “We are very excited that we have secured Helen for the UWE Bristol senior team. She brings a wealth of experience that will prove invaluable to us as we work towards delivery of the 2020 strategy.”

  • Help Project Zulu to wow UK audiences in 2015 - 13/11/2014

    Project Zulu, a charity started by students and staff at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), has another campaign to bring a group of talented young performers from Sithobelumthetho Primary School South Africa to the UK for three weeks during the autumn in 2015.

  • UWE Bristol hosts Ann Francke, Chief Executive Officer, CMI - 11/11/2014

    Ann Francke, Chief Executive Officer, CMI, is the latest speaker to address the business community at the Bristol Distinguished Address Series (BDAS).

    Good management achieves growth and productivity, boosts employee engagement and wellbeing, and attracts and retains talent. So why is that 80% of UK employees think their manager sets a bad example and 72% of UK organisations say they lack good management and leadership? Ann Francke will address these issues in a lecture entitled; 'Stop Managing. Start Achieving. Why Management Needs a Makeover'.

  • Next level; UWE Bristol installs cutting edge Avid S6 - 10/11/2014

    UWE Bristol is the first educational establishment to give students access to an Avid S6 – the new generation of control surfaces used in professional audio recording and production.

    The control desks have only just hit the market place and are being greeted with enthusiasm by the industry. Local post production houses in Bristol have been installing the S6 into their dubbing and mixing theatres, and the installation of the same equipment at the University will provide students with an opportunity to use and understand industry leading equipment before entering the professional world.

  • Molecular breakthrough suggests a new treatment avenue to halt the spread of prostate cancer - 10/11/2014

    Scientists believe a new treatment, shown to be effective in mice, could halt the growth of tumours in patients with prostate cancer.

    Pioneering research, by academics at the Universities of Bristol, Nottingham and the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), shows that a specific compound can inhibit the activity of a molecule which is key to how tumours form new blood vessels. The vessels are essential for the cancer cells to survive and multiply.

  • UWE Bristol exhibit at national celebration of Bioscience research - 10/11/2014

    University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) scientists have been invited to celebrate the 20 year anniversary for the Biotechnology and Biosciences Research Council (BBSRC) at the Great British Bioscience Festival from 14 to 16 November.

    This free festival is accessible for all and will be the culmination of a year-long programme of activities marking BBSRC's 20th anniversary – bringing together 20 exciting exhibits from world-leading bioscience research groups based in the UK.

  • New research into value of design sector in Bristol and Bath economy is launched - 07/11/2014

    A new research project will examine the use of design in businesses and public sector organisations in Bristol and Bath, as well as seeking to understand its contribution to the creative economy in the region.

  • Leading in Times of Uncertainty and Complexity – launch event for new Bristol Leadership Centre - 07/11/2014

    Leading in Times of Uncertainty and Complexity – launch event for new Bristol Leadership Centre

    Thursday 13 November 2014, 17:00 at Leigh Court.

    Register for this event. Follow @UWEleadership on Twitter.

    Effective and responsible leadership are amongst the most highly valued, yet elusive, processes within contemporary society. Recent crises in public and private sector organisations demonstrate the benefits of good and the perils of poor leadership practice. Whilst there may be agreement about the need for better leadership, however, how this is developed, understood and sustained remains a topic of much debate.

  • 3D printed robotic hand wins international prize - 05/11/2014

    Open Bionics, a business based in Bristol Robotics Laboratory's Technology Business Incubator, has been awarded second place and $200,000 at Intel's Make it Wearable Challenge.

    Founder Joel Gibbard and colleague Sammy Payne pitched their affordable, 3D printed prosthetic hand to a panel of judges at the final of the global competition held in San Francisco.

  • UWE Bristol team create a Silver Rose - 04/11/2014

    Dr Liz Lane, Senior Lecturer in Music Technology, Composition and Performance at UWE Bristol, has been commissioned by Bristol City Council to compose a new work which will be conducted by Ian Holmes, Director of the UWE Centre for Performing Arts.

  • Reach Robotics to compete in final of Pitch@Palace competition - 03/11/2014

    Silas Adekunle from Reach Robotics, a start-up business based in the Business Technology Incubator at the Bristol | Robotics Laboratory(BRL), will compete in the second Pitch@Palace competition at St James's Palace hosted by HRH The Duke of York on Wednesday 5 November.

  • UWE Bristol hosts Sir Charlie Mayfield, Chairman, John Lewis Partnership - 03/11/2014

    Sir Charlie Mayfield, Chairman, John Lewis Partnership is the latest speaker to address the business community at the Bristol Distinguished Executive Address Series (BDEAs).

    His talk will address how technology is changing the workplace.

  • Design an animal-inspired robot competition - 03/11/2014

    The Science Communication Unit at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is working with Bristol Robotics Laboratory and Bristol Zoo Gardens to inspire young people to have a go at designing robots inspired by animals.




  • UWE VC takes part in the Ice Bucket Challenge - 29/08/2014

    Professor Steve West, UWE Vice-Chancellor, was nominated to take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge by the UWE Students Union. Ever game to join in and help a good cause Steve West is pictured here drenching himself with a plastic bin filled with ice cold water. The challenge that is currently going viral on social media is all in a good cause to raise funds for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

  • UWE research shows over half of shared-path users frustrated by the actions of others - 27/08/2014

    Over half of Bristol and Bath Railway Path users reported being frustrated by the actions of other pedestrians and cyclists on the day they were surveyed, according to the findings of research presented at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) international conference in London.

  • Student's search for 'real' World Cup mascot in Brazil - 27/08/2014

    UWE Bristol MA Wildlife Filmmaking student, Cesar Leite, spent his summer searching the undergrowth of the Cerrado Savannahs, hoping to catch a glimpse of the illusive and rare three-banded Armadillo on camera.

    For his documentary Armadillo: the wild ball, Cesar returned to his native Brazil to question the knowledge of the countries football fans in relation to their World Cup mascot, before journeying into the wilds of Central Brazil in search of the timid creature.

  • Identifying long-distance threats – new 3D technology could improve CCTV images - 27/08/2014

    A new government-funded study aims to develop 3D imaging technology to make it easier to identify suspicious objects from a long way off.

    The research forms a continuation of the link-up between UWE Bristol's Centre for Machine Vision, part of the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, and Aralia Systems Ltd, and is funded by the UK's innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board.

  • UWE students run summer pop-up shop in Bedminster - 19/08/2014

    10am - 4pm Monday - Friday 123 East Street, Bedminster

    Enterprising students from UWE Bristol have made the most of their summer break by turning an empty shop in Bedminster's East Street into a pop-up shop open until 31 August.

    They have gone into partnership with local businesses and the community, to provide affordable products and services unavailable locally. For the first two weeks there was Bambini Hub, providing kids' activities such as making cup animals, tutus and musical instruments or face painting. This week and next week there is a specialist bike and repair shop.

  • Beyond Human – UWE Bristol graduate explores super senses of animal world for new BBC series - 19/08/2014

    MSc Science Communication graduate and biologist, Patrick Aryee, in his first presenting role will reveal how animals sense their world in ways far beyond our human capabilities, in the first of a three part series – Beyond Human – to be broadcast on BBC Two on Tuesday 19 August at 21.00.

    Produced by the Bristol-based Natural History Unit, Patrick and co-presenter, physicist Helen Czerski, take science out of the lab, travelling five continents to conduct an array of demonstrations and experiments out in the wild to reveal the amazing 'super senses' of the animal world.

  • Out of this world – UWE Bristol Physiotherapy graduate secures internship at the European Space Agency - 15/08/2014

    Rosalind West, a newly qualified BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy graduate from UWE Bristol has recently returned from putting her skills to the test, as part of the Space Medicine Office Team, on a prestigious three month internship at the European Space Agency (ESA) in Cologne, Germany.

  • Two UWE Bristol researchers amongst world's leading scientific minds - 15/08/2014

    Two scientists from the University of the West of England have been listed in a report called 'Highly Cited Researchers 2014' that highlights 3,200 of the world's leading scientific minds.

  • Clearing is changing, says UWE Bristol admissions chief - 11/08/2014

    Clearing is changing and begins much earlier than it used to, according to Jo Midgley, Director of Student and Partnerships Services at UWE Bristol.

    “UWE gets enquiries from June onwards as students are using it as an opportunity to find a University and a course which truly matches their ambitions and career aspirations. Students contacting UWE are well researched and keen to find courses which combine real academic underpinning with experience and practice as they believe this will provide them with the best opportunity to find the jobs they want after graduation,” she said.

  • Crowdfunding successes for BRL robotics start-ups top £100k - 04/08/2014

    Three start-up robotics businesses, based in theTechnology Business Incubator at Bristol Robotics Lab (BRL) have raised over £100k in crowdfunding to help get their innovative ideas off the ground - and the next company is already planning a campaign.

  • Project Zulu plans expand as more UWE students visit South Africa - 04/08/2014

    Plans for Project Zulu, a project lead by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), are set to expand to embrace more South African Schools and a dream of bringing a choir to sing before one of the matches during the Rugby World cup in 2015.

    The precursor to this is a cultural placement for 12 UWE teaching students to visit and work with six schools in the South African province of Madadeni in Kwazulu – Natal, who leave the UK this week for a working placement for six weeks.

  • UWE Bristol Graduate unlocks secret to better golf - 01/08/2014

    Dr Nicky Lumb, a UWE Bristol PhD Graduate and PGA professional golfer is set to help elite level golfers improve their chances of success after highlighting huge potential for improving results through better practice.

  • UWE Bristol student wins £1,000 in UCAS Love Learning competition - 01/08/2014

    A student from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has won £1,000 as runner up in a national competition called Love | Learning run by UCAS that attracted over 2,500 entrants. Emma Leaper is studying Fine Art and she specialises in conceptual sculpture that looks at the intersection between art therapy and contemporary art.

  • UWE Bristol awarded International Accommodation Quality Mark - 01/08/2014

    UWE Bristol has been commended for the excellent standard of its accommodation in the recent 2014 National Student Housing Survey Awards.

    The University is one of only 11 universities to receive the International Accommodation Quality Mark, which recognises organisations achieving at least 90% satisfaction among international students. The University was also shortlisted in the category for Best Environmental Management.








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