News releases



  • Open Bionics Founder Joel Gibbard nominated for SEMTA's Engineering Hall of Fame - 30/01/2015

    Joel Gibbard, the founder of Open Bionics, a business based at the Technology Business Incubator at Bristol Robotics Laboratory has been nominated for SEMTA's Engineering Hall of Fame 2015, which brings together and celebrates the most inspiring and innovative British Engineers.

  • Six UWE students nominated in RTS Student Awards - 29/01/2015

    UWE Bristol Animation students have made a clean sweep of nominations in the animation category of the RTS West of England Student | Awards 2014, replicating last year's success of three out of three nominations in the category.

  • UWE expert wins funding for research into personalised medicines - 28/01/2015

    Dr Wendy Phillips from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is part of a new link-up between academia and industry to improve the efficiency of healthcare product manufacturing.

    The project won £465,000 funding from the Engineering and Physical Services Research Council (EPSRC) to research Re-Distributed Manufacturing (RDM) in Healthcare. The project is being led by Dr Phillips, together with Professor Nick Medcalf from Loughborough University.

  • 'Feel Good' at UWE Bristol this February - 27/01/2015

    Students and staff from UWE Bristol are set to spring into action this month with a series of health and wellbeing events as part of Feel Good February.

    Now in its ninth successful year, Feel Good February is an opportunity for students, staff and the local community to focus on their health, fitness and wellbeing through a wide range of activities, taster sessions and events to help them get active and 'feel good'.

  • UWE Bristol research shown as 'milestones' during first ten years of the AHRC - 26/01/2015

    Projects by researchers at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) feature as national milestones on the timeline recently launched by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

    The timeline has been created to celebrate the first decade of the hundreds of activities that AHRC has funded since it became a research council in 2005.

  • UWE Bristol and BRL present immersive storytelling and robotic prosthetics at Bristol Digital Week - 26/01/2015

    The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is joining a host of digital media and creative organisations from across the city during Digital Bristol Week . Digital Bristol Week is a highly successful collaboration between broadcast, industry and training partners across the City. Free daily events include networking opportunities, conference days and training workshops.

  • UWE Bristol buzzing with green initiatives for Bristol 2015 - 22/01/2015

    Honey bees on campus, student volunteers, music, debates, talks, conferences, and online learning are just some of the initiatives UWE Bristol is creating for Bristol 2015 as the European Green Capital.

    Hundreds of students have become Green Leaders identifying, developing and supporting sustainability projects, tapping into the enthusiasm of students to create change, and offering them the opportunity to learn and develop new skills and knowledge through activities and events.

  • UWE Bristol's Regional History Centre launches its first film - 21/01/2015

    The Ballad of Johny Walford, is the first film from UWE Bristol's Regional History Centre. It marks a landmark development in the centre's approach to historical research, which is strongly focused on public engagement and knowledge exchange with partners in the arts, heritage and cultural sectors.

  • Media regulators go head to head for first time - 21/01/2015

    The Bristol School of Film and Journalism at UWE is hosting the first head to head debate between two rival media regulators this week.

    On Thursday Matt Tee, Director of IPSO, and Jonathan Heawood, Director of IMPRESS, the two competing post-Leveson press regulators, will be at UWE's Bower Ashton campus.

  • Scenes of Ethiopia come to Bath in new photography exhibition - 20/01/2015

    A striking new view of Ethiopia is coming to the city of Bath, thanks to an exhibition of photographs being held at Fairfield House, in Kelston Road, Newbridge. Fairfield House is the former residence of Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia.

    The 'Roots' exhibition, which is the first UK showing for Ethiopian photographer Addishiwot Asfawosen Zeleke, is a fascinating series of portrait, documentary and landscape photographs from diverse regions of Ethiopia, presenting an intimate look into the lifestyle and culture of her homeland. It has been curated by Dr Shawn Sobers, Senior Lecturer of Photography at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).

  • UWE Bristol Professor appointed to first Florence Nightingale Foundation chair in the South West - 19/01/2015

    University of the West of England Professor Candy McCabe, has been appointed to the newly created Florence | Nightingale Foundation (FNF) Chair in Clinical Nursing Practice Research, a post created in collaboration with the FNF and the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases (RNHRD) and the NHS Foundation Trust in Bath. Candy is currently Professor of Nursing and Pain Sciences at UWE Bristol and a Consultant Nurse at the RNHRD, where she leads on the Trust's Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Service (CRPS).

  • UWE Bristol's Janet Askew becomes RTPI President - 19/01/2015

    Janet Askew, Director of Academic Engagement and Enhancement at UWE Bristol, has been inaugurated as President of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) for 2015 at a ceremony in central London.

    Janet takes over from outgoing President and UWE Bristol graduate, Cath Ranson.

    The RTPI is the UK's leading professional body for spatial, sustainable and inclusive planning and is the largest planning institute in Europe with over 23,000 members.

  • Arnolfini present major new Richard Long exhibition - 14/01/2015

    Arnolfini Centre for Contemporary Arts in Bristol announces a major new exhibition of work by Richard Long. Part of the programme celebrating Bristol's year as European Green Capital, TIME AND SPACE includes several new works and recreations of previous works that have been made for this exhibition, and will be accompanied by a new publication. Richard Long was born in Bristol, where he continues to live and work and this will be the most comprehensive exhibition by the artist in his home city since 2000. TIME AND SPACE will run from 31 July – 15 November 2015. Arnolfini and UWE Bristol have announced an exciting new partnership which will enhance the art and cultural offer on the harbourside in Bristol, which will be fully agreed in the Spring.

  • 2015 Varsity Series - 1625 Independent People chosen as charity beneficiary - 14/01/2015

    Student Unions at both UWE Bristol and Bristol University have unanimously chosen local youth homelessness charity 1625 Independent People (1625ip) to benefit from funds raised during the 2015 Varsity Series.

  • UWE Bristol named No 1 University in Stonewall Top Employers 2015 - 14/01/2015

    UWE Bristol's commitment to supporting LGBT staff has been recognised in this year's Top 100 annual Stonewall's Workplace Equality Index, named number one University for the first time in the rankings.

    Out of the hundreds of employers surveyed, UWE Bristol also climbed 24 places to 11th spot from 35th position in 2014.

  • Arnolfini and UWE Bristol announce new partnership - 13/01/2015

    Arnolfini and UWE Bristol are working on an exciting new partnership which will enhance the art and cultural offer on the harbourside in Bristol. The partnership, which will be agreed in full in spring, will see the two organisations sharing resources and facilities and collaborating on programming and education workshops, seminars and events, and academic research. The combined creativity and resources of both organisations will enable both institutions to offer a dynamic programme of exhibitions, talks and other activities to an increased audience.

  • UWE graduate Laura helps in the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone - 13/01/2015

    Inspirational UWE Bristol microbiology graduate Laura Holding has recently returned from West Africa working with Save the Children UK to help deal with the Ebola crisis.

    Laura graduated from UWE in 2013 with a master's degree in medical microbiology , which she found really useful in helping fight the disease. She worked at the first British-built treatment centre, based at Kerry Town in Sierra Leone, for 5 weeks conducting laboratory tests on patient samples to determine who is infected with the virus.

  • 'Reintroduction of post-graduation work visa for international students is essential' says UWE Bristol's Professor West - 08/01/2015

    Professor Steve West, Vice Chancellor of the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), has spoken out on his views about the importance of allowing international students to remain in the UK when they graduate. This blogpost was first published yesterday on the University Alliance web pages and Professor West clarifies the real benefits to the UK of re-introducing the two-year post-study work visa.

  • Science Live – new transatlantic pilot study to research what makes a public science event tick - 08/01/2015

    The Festival of Nature, British Science Week and Bristol Food Connections are just some of the popular science events that engage approximately half of the UK population each year. Now in a bid to catalogue and research the impact of live science events in the UK and US, a new transatlantic pilot study, Science Live has been announced.

  • National Photography award success for UWE Bristol's, Angus Fraser - 07/01/2015

    Angus Fraser, Senior Lecturer – Photography at UWE Bristol has won the Bar Tur Photobook Award 2014 in its inaugural year. The annual award offers an emerging photographer a publishing deal to the value of £20,000 and the opportunity to work with The Photographers' Gallery and Trolley Books over the course of a year to produce their first book in 2015. The winner was recently announced at a special ceremony in The Photographers' Gallery.

  • Research shows planning enforcement 'the Cinderella Service' is at risk - 05/01/2015

    Researchers from the University of the West of England working in collaboration with planning enforcement professionals have found that effective planning enforcement in local authorities is at risk due to limited resources.

    The research found that enforcement is still very much the Cinderella service within planning departments, and the research warns that a lack of emphasis on this vulnerable service will inevitably cause problems in our built and natural environments, that would be avoided if enforcement was adequately resourced.

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