- Bristol and Bath are the go to cities for design - 27/10/2016
Bristol and Bath by Design report launch
The Swan at Shakespeare's Globe London, 3 November 2016
12:30 – 13:15 followed by lunch
The unparalleled success of the design industry, from aerospace to illustration, in the Bristol and Bath region should be celebrated and acknowledged. The two cities also need designated funding to enable growth to support connectivity and networks between specialist businesses and to showcase the region as the UK leader in the design sector.
- Shadow Robot Company opens office at Future Space at UWE Bristol - 26/10/2016
Bristol's newest workspace for the tech/science community welcomes esteemed robotics company.
One of the UK's longest-running robotics companies, Shadow Robot, has opened a new office in Bristol's Future Space which is based at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), adjacent to the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL).
- Bristol and Bath hold magnetic attraction for the UK design industry - 20/10/2016
Bristol and Bath by Design report launch at Everyman Cinema, Whiteladies Road, Bristol
Tuesday 1 November 2016 at 17:00
The Bristol and Bath region has officially become the national 'go to' hub in the UK for designers from multiple disciplines, a new report launched today reveals.
- Young women lacking body confidence sought for appearance study - 19/10/2016
Appearance experts at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) are seeking participants for a study aimed at helping young women feel better about their bodies.
- Comedian John Bishop and Tigress productions took the UWE Bristol sponsored Panda Award - 19/10/2016
Comedian John Bishop and Tigress Productions took the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) sponsored Panda Award for Most Popular Broadcast, at Wildscreen Film Festival 2016 last week.
- Double success for UWE Bristol at Red Women of the Year Awards - 19/10/2016
The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is celebrating a double triumph at the Red Women of the Year Awards 2016.
- Bristol Distinguished Address Series:Post-Brexit Britain – the road ahead - 18/10/2016
Vicky Pryce, Board Member, Centre for Economics and Business Research, will look ahead at the fractious relationship between politics and economics and its role as the UK navigates the difficult road ahead post-Brexit at the next lecture in this autumn's Bristol Distinguished Address Series.
- UWE Bristol welcomes new measures for graduate employability - 17/10/2016
UWE Bristol welcomes more detailed and longitudinal measures on graduate employability beyond the current six months after students graduate.
- Researchers study human reaction to sharing control with driverless car - 17/10/2016
The first trials of the Venturer autonomous vehicle project, a Government backed research project, have focussed on a critical aspect in the field of autonomous vehicle (AV) technology.
- Exclusive view of the Living Brick - 14/10/2016
Members of the press are invited to an exclusive preview of a prototype 'Living Brick' which could transform the way we live and work.
The blocks, which contain a microbial fuel cell filled with natural -potentially programmable- microorganisms, which will act as a digestive system for buildings, are being designed as part of the €3.2m LIAR (Living Architecture) project.
- BRL Professor is one of RoboHub's 25 Women in Robotics you need to know about - 14/10/2016
Professor Sanja Dogramadzi from the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) has been named in RoboHub's fourth annual '25 Women in Robotics You Need to Know About' list.
- UWE academic speaks up for women mathematicians - 13/10/2016
An academic from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has for the past 18 years worked for a sub-group she helped to establish called the LMS Women in Mathematics Committee (WiM), linked to the London Mathematical Society (LMS) and the learned society for mathematicians in the UK.
- UWE Bristol expert available for media interviews in connection with reported rape cases - 13/10/2016
UWE Bristol expert Professor Phil Rumney is available for media interview in connection with news released today in relation to the number of rapes recorded by police as having doubled in the past five years, while the percentage of allegations resulting in conviction has fallen.
- Health professionals sought for study by world's largest cleft research programme - 12/10/2016
Health professionals with experience of working with families affected by cleft lip and palate are being sought as part of a study for a world-leading research programme.
- UWE Bristol welcomes Government's EU student funding pledge - 12/10/2016
The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has welcomed the Government's commitment to continuing funding support for EU students into the 2017-18 academic year.
- Bristol Distinguished Address Series: the certain challenge of managing in uncertain times - 11/10/2016
People and organisations are living in uncertain times. Brexit has compounded this uncertainty. Lucy Armstrong, Chief Executive of The Alchemists, will urge people to take the long view: plan for the future and prepare for changes at the next lecture in this autumn's Bristol Distinguished Address Series.
- London's road congestion: Be careful what you wish for - 10/10/2016
Dr Steve Melia, Senior Lecturer in Transport and Planning at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), will be giving evidence to a committee which has been investigating the causes and possible solutions to road congestion in London. Dr Melia submitted a written response to a call for evidence published in July and has now been invited onto a panel of experts at the London Assembly Transport Committee meeting at 10am tomorrow (Tuesday October 11).
- Graduate raises £80k to launch world's first magnetically-controlled pencil - 07/10/2016
An award-winning graduate from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has set his sights on a career as a top-selling designer after inventing the world's first magnetically-controlled pencil.
- Post Brexit how do we define UK regulatory framework for healthcare? - 07/10/2016
14 October 2016 Medical Research Council - 13th Floor One Kemble Street, London, Time: 9:00 - 17:00
The fragility of development, manufacture, supply and demand in healthcare product manufacture, and the anticipation of more complex trading arrangements that might impact the supply chain post Brexit will be discussed at a symposium in London organised by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) on 14 October.
- Filmmaking graduate scoops prestigious NAHEMI Award - 06/10/2016
UWE Bristol Filmmaking graduate, Lutia Swan-Hutton, has won the 'NAHEMI Award for Creativity' at the 22nd Encounters Short Film Festival, which ran at Bristol's Watershed between the 22-25 September 2016.
The NAHEMI is the National Association for Higher Education in the Moving Image and represents all of the major film schools and film courses in the UK and Ireland. Each year, at Encounters, NAHEMI screens the best student films from across the UK and Ireland.
- 'Heart Starters' campaign trains next generation of lifesavers - 05/10/2016
Heart Starters – Press launch at UWE Bristol Glenside Campus, Child nursing simulation suite Tuesday 18 October 2016 October 09:00
What would you do if someone you loved went into cardiac arrest and stopped breathing? It's something you don't want to think about, but the reality is early intervention can save lives.
- Bristol Distinguished Address Series: Enriching Britain – through our creativity and heritage - 05/10/2016
RSA Chairman, Vikki Heywood, will examine the strengths of our creative nation in the new world order post Brexit, at the next lecture in this autumn's Bristol Distinguished Address Series to be held at the University's City Campus at Arnolfini.
- Animations help students with emotional resilience - 04/10/2016
Wellbeing Practitioners at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have created a series of animated videos for students to help them manage some of the typical difficulties, like anxiety and exam worries, they seek help for.
- UWE scientist wins prize from RP Fighting Blindness charity - 04/10/2016
Dr Gabrielle Wheway, a scientist from the Centre for Research in Biosciences at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), has been awarded The John Marshall Award for RP Scientist of the Year 2016 at the annual conference of the charity RP Fighting Blindness.
- Passionate conservationist gains first Wildlife Filmmaking scholarship - 02/10/2016
Passionate conservationist Alice Owen has been awarded the first Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust (SLCT) and the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) scholarship for an MA in Wildlife Filmmaking.
- Students target career in new medical profession as UWE launches physician associate course - 30/09/2016
Fifteen students have become the first to join a course at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) training learners for roles in a new healthcare profession.
- 'Love Where You Live: Our House, Our Street, Our Community' - 30/09/2016
A partnership campaign called 'Love Where You Live: Our House, Our Street, Our Community' will be running across Bristol this autumn.
Bristol Student Community Partnerships campaign aims to welcome students to Bristol and provide those that are new, and those that are returning, to the city with essential information on settling in, getting involved and being a good neighbour. The campaign is a partnership between both Universities in Bristol and their respective Student Unions, Bristol City Council and the Police Service.
- UWE Bristol to mark Black History Month - 30/09/2016
Students and staff at UWE Bristol are joining the city-wide celebrations to mark Black History Month. A full programme of activities will start with an 'everyone welcome' celebration of Nigerian Independence at the UWE Student Union on 1 and 2 October, followed by a performance of theBreathing Fire Theatre Company performing at Bower Ashton on the 4 October. It will end with a marking of the Bristol Bus Boycott with the original Bristol double-decker bus on Frenchay campus the 27 and 28 October and 'The Politics of Black Leadership, Activism and Active Citizenship' at M Shed on 24 November.
- New report shows how universities and creative sector can collaborate to drive innovation - 28/09/2016
Creative hubs encourage collaboration, share knowledge between disciplines and are vital to innovation in the creative sector. Universities can play a pivotal role in this process, but, the REACT Report argues, culture change is essential to ensure that happens.
- “Making a campus in the city.” UWE Bristol and the City Campus at Arnolfini one year on - 27/09/2016
Alex Gilkison, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education (ACE), is to give the inaugural Distinguished Professional Address lecture in the newly refurbished Arnolfini Auditorium at the University's City Campus at Arnolfini.
- Today's students and the digital revolution; Baroness Dido Harding to explore importance of intrapreneurship at Bolland - 26/09/2016
Technology is transforming our economy, our lives and our politics. How does Britain adapt to thrive? Is Britain winning or losing the race? What does it mean for today's graduates and how do we ensure that the technology revolution benefits the whole of Britain, rather than creating new divisions.
This is the theme of the University of the West of England's (UWE Bristol) Annual Bolland Lecture, delivered by Baroness Dido Harding, Chief Executive of TalkTalk Group at the UWE Bristol Exhibition and Conference Centre, on Wednesday 28 September 2016.
- Rise of 13 places for UWE Bristol in The Times Good University Guide 2017 - 26/09/2016
The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has climbed 13 places in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, published yesterday.
UWE Bristol has risen to 60th position nationally in the overall league table and has been ranked fifth among 12 universities in the South West.
- Future Space at UWE Bristol opens for business - 23/09/2016
The state-of-the-art Future Space business workspace at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)Frenchay Campus has been handed over to the management team at Oxford Innovation.
Future Space at UWE Bristol provides a unique destination for science and technology companies and includes shared and co-working offices, an equipped lab, upgradeable workshops and dedicated offices. Occupants will also access support from business advisers to help their companies grow.
- Film created for UWE history project in running for prestigious award - 21/09/2016
A film documenting a University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) research project about 18th century public executions has been shortlisted for a national prize.
- Family of woman saved by UWE Bristol graduate treat him to return theatre visit - 20/09/2016
A nursing graduate from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) will be treated to a night out by the family of a woman whose life he saved while at the theatre.
- Social mobility pioneer Clive Lewis OBE appointed to Board of Governors - 16/09/2016
A business psychologist who pioneered a national scheme to increase social mobility and employability among young males from disadvantaged backgrounds has been appointed a member of the Board of Governors at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).
- Bristol Distinguished Address Series: Developing the right skills for the future of the UK aerospace industry - 16/09/2016
With a 17 percent share of the market, the UK is Europe's largest aerospace manufacturing sector and is second only to the United States globally. Airbus' plants in Filton, near Bristol, and Broughton, North Wales, play a vital role in the design and production of some of the world's most popular and technologically advanced aircraft and make a significant contribution to the success of the UK's aerospace sector which supports around 128,000 high value, highly skilled jobs.
In the opening lecture of this autumn's Bristol Distinguished Address Series, Mark Stewart, General Manager and Human Resources Director, Airbus Operations Ltd and HR Director Airbus Group UK, will set out how the UK aerospace industry is meeting the challenge to get the best people with the right skills to design and manufacture the next generations of civil aircraft in the UK.
- Healthcare manufacture brought into our living rooms - 16/09/2016
Imagine a future where patients are enabled to print tablets designed to their genetic makeup or where bespoke prosthetics could be printed locally on demand.
A research network called 'Redistributed Manufacturing in Healthcare Network' (RiHN) led by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has won Engineering and Physical Services Research Council (EPSRC) funding to investigate how technology advances could mean manufacturing of healthcare products are brought closer to users; in some cases as close as their own front room.
- Parents sought for university study on child burn injuries - 16/09/2016
Parents whose children have suffered burn injuries are being sought for a research project being led by an academic from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).
- Prostate Cancer UK awards researchers crucial grant for pioneering prostate cancer study - 09/09/2016
Researchers from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have received a grant of over £136,000 to develop and test a new potential treatment which could be effective in treating as many as half of men with advanced prostate cancer.
- Business and Law Clinic launches at UWE Bristol's £16.5m Enterprise Zone 'Future Space' - 08/09/2016
As part of its new University Enterprise Zone ("UEZ") activity, the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is launching a pro bono legal service for small businesses in collaboration with Bristol law firm Gregg | Latchams Ltd and international legal practice Osborne Clarke LLP. This support will be provided within the new Future Space Centre on Frenchay Campus.
- UWE Bristol and WECIL working together to improve support to disabled employees - 08/09/2016
The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is working with the West of England Centre for Inclusive Living (WECIL), an organisation that specialises in support for disabled staff and their managers, to help to make the very best working environment for UWE's disabled employees.
- Experiences of small businesses in flood-stricken town help shape new internet tool - 07/09/2016
The experiences of small businesses in a town struck by severe flooding twice in the past 10 years have been used to create an internet tool designed to strengthen flood resilience among similarly sized firms nationwide.
- UWE Bristol academic wins national wildlife photography award - 06/09/2016
Dr Jeanette Sakel, a University of the West of England Linguistics lecturer and National Teaching Fellow, scooped the top prize in the 'Close to Nature' category of this year's British Wildlife Photography Awards, with a photo of tadpoles taken on the University's Frenchay Campus.
- Blacklisted book highlighted at Massive Attack gig in Bristol - 02/09/2016
A researcher from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) will be talking about his co-written book 'Blacklisted' at the Massive Attack gig on the Bristol Downs on Saturday 3 September.
Phil Chamberlain, author and Associate Head of Broadcast and Journalism at UWE Bristol, said, “My talk will be based in the Information Tent where people will be talking about social injustice issues. Blacklisted is about to be printed in second edition with an extra 100 pages give the background on the successful high court action, the ongoing public inquiry and has new documents and revelations.”
- BRL projects featuring robotics using puppetry and avatars at Being There showcase - 02/09/2016
Tuesday 13 September 10:00 to 16:00 at Watershed digital creativity centre, Bristol
Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) projects will feature at the 'Being There' showcase on Tuesday 13 September 2016, at Watershed digital creativity centre in Bristol.
- UWE Bristol lecturer and Roald Dahl aficionado pens new essay on author to mark centenary - 31/08/2016
A lecturer at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has penned an essay about Roald Dahl to coincide with the centenary of the much-loved writer's birth.
The essay co-written by Dr Ann Alston has been included in a new book called Wales of the Unexpected, which has a cover illustration created by the best-selling author's long-time collaborator Quentin Blake.
- Impact of road transport on air quality not given sufficient priority in UK transport planning - 30/08/2016
UK transport planning is not sufficiently taking into account the environmental impacts of transport choices according to researchers from the Centre for Transport and Society and Air Quality Management Resource Centre at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).
- Want free rail travel? New initiative offers complimentary GWR rail journeys to community groups in the West of England - 23/08/2016
Low income residents from the West of England area are set to enjoy a free day out by train this summer, thanks to a new initiative led by The Centre for Transport and Society at UWE Bristol.
Group day trips by rail to the seaside and many other popular attractions in the West of England will be even more attainable for residents of some of the region's most disadvantaged communities, through to February 2017.
The project, 'Days Out By Train in the West of England', is funded by GWR as part of a £2.2 million communities' improvement fund launched in 2015 to support areas of real social need, and is being delivered in collaboration with the Severnside Community Rail Partnership.
- Students need to be smart when picking their university, says UWE Bristol VC - 18/08/2016
League tables do not hold all the answers for students pondering their choice of university, according to the Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).
- UWE scientist discovers new specimens of 'living fossil', shedding new insights into evolution of scaly-tailed squirrels - 16/08/2016
A conservation biologist from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has secured three specimens of the very rare and elusive flightless scaly-tailed squirrel (Zenkerella insignis), uniquely found in the forests of Cameroon, Gabon, C.A.R and Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea that has barely evolved for over 30 million years.
- Green motoring status awarded to UWE for electric vehicle commitment - 15/08/2016
A commitment to using electric vehicles has earned the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) national recognition.
- UWE Bristol opts for 100% green electricity consumption - 15/08/2016
The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) will be opting for a 100% green electricity tariff with EDF from October 2016 under a new framework from The Energy Consortia (TEC).
- Chuka Umunna visits Bristol Robotics Laboratory and Future Space - 12/08/2016
Former Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna paid a visit to the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) to learn about 'jobs of the future'.
- "They were so friendly and so kind and they really helped me out..." - 11/08/2016
An animated Clearing advice video, produced by a UWE Bristol animation alumnus, and voiced by Hannah Regean, a current Biomedical Science student who went through the process, is just one of the many sources of information and advice the University has created, in order to make Clearing as simple and painless as possible for prospective students.
- Record student satisfaction results posted by UWE Bristol - 10/08/2016
The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is celebrating its highest ever student satisfaction levels.
- New innovation space welcomes first high-tech occupier - 05/08/2016
A robotics company developing the world's first gaming robot will become the first occupier at an innovation facility in a new £16m University Enterprise Zone.
- UWE-backed centre awarded grant to strengthen ties between universities and museums - 04/08/2016
A centre established as a partnership between Bristol's two universities has received funding to strengthen links between museums and the higher education sector nationwide.
- UWE to install largest single roof-mounted solar panel array in UK HEI Sector - 01/08/2016
The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) plans to quadruple its solar generating capacity this summer with an impressive 450kWp roof-mounted array at Frenchay Campus. This array is set to be the largest single roof-mounted array in the UK University sector.
- Graduate stands to receive award after 5 years in a wheelchair - 28/07/2016
A student at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) stood to receive his degree, having spent the past 5 years in a wheelchair as a result of a car accident.
- Fuel made from recycled plastic could power ship engines - 27/07/2016
New research will test whether Plaxx™, a fuel made from mixed plastic waste, can be used as an alternative to crude derived fuels in industrial and marine engines.
- Smart bricks will transform how buildings work - 27/07/2016
Smart bricks capable of recycling wastewater and generating electricity from sunlight are being developed by a team of scientists from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol). The bricks will be able to fit together and create 'bioreactor walls' which could then be incorporated in housing, public building and office spaces
- UWE Bristol awards honorary degree to Wendy Stephenson - 26/07/2016
Wendy Stephenson has been awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Engineering in recognition of her contribution to renewable energy engineering and security.
- Did you experience drought of '76? University researchers want to hear tales of historic dry summer - 26/07/2016
Researchers are urging people who experienced the 1976 drought to share their stories for an academic project.
On the 40th anniversary of the country's most severe water shortage in living memory, academics from a team led by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) are seeking accounts of how Britons coped.
- 'Pee-power' to be commercialised with help of new grant - 25/07/2016
'Pee-power' is set to go global as it receives further funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that will help the research team at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) to develop a commercial 'Pee Power' product, with multiple applications.
- 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.