- UWE students design new Bristol Pounds - 30/06/2015
Two of the new designs for the #NewBristolPounds released on Wednesday 1 July  are by students from UWE Bristol.
The competition received over 300 entries from artists, amateur and professional, and school children. An independent panel of eight judges selected the eight designs to feature on the new paper Bristol Pounds.
- UWE Bristol and Bristol Zoo link up for new Wildlife Conservation MSc - 30/06/2015
UWE Bristol and Bristol Zoological Society (BZS) have joined forces to create an exciting new MSc in Wildlife Conservation.
Students will be based at Bristol Zoo where they will work with international conservation experts in new state of the art facilities. The course will also link up with the Bristol Zoological Society's sister attraction 'Wild Place Project' as well as other local and international conservation projects.
- UWE graduates thrive in booming labour market - 26/06/2015
Graduate employment levels continue to flourish at the University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE Bristol) in response to a booming regional economy.
Unemployment among recent, full time UWE Bristol graduates in 2014 was only 5%, six months after graduation. This is better than the national average unemployment figure of 7% for all full time UK graduates, recently announced by the Higher Education Statistics Agency. Although university comparisons have still to be released, UWE Bristol has been consistently in the top quartile of universities over the last 4 years.
- UWE Bristol showcases 'Pee Power' at Glastonbury Festival - 24/06/2015
Toilets have always been one of the big talking points at Glastonbury, but this year the festival audience are being invited to put their pee to good use by providing fuel for the 'Pee Power' project. The project is led by the Bristol | BioEnergy Centre in the Bristol Robotics Laboratory at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) in collaboration with Oxfam and Dunster House.
- New video shows how UWE Bristol helps African communities to access safe water supplies - 19/06/2015
Academics and students from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have been contributing to a research programme that helps to provide African communities with access to safer water supplies as part of the UWE – Africa Water Security Programme now in its third year and operating in a number of East African countries.
- UWE Bristol students evaluating energy use and recycling management at Glastonbury Festival - 19/06/2015
Students from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) are working with the organisers of the Glastonbury Festival to help with a project looking at the use of energy and recycling management on the festival site.
- Bristol celebrates the Green Capital's first Student Change Maker awards - 18/06/2015
Bristol's first student Change Makers were recognised in an award ceremony earlier this month. The awards celebrate the important role that students from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and the University of Bristol are playing in Bristol's European Green Capital year.
- UWE Lawyers contribute to rethinking child protection strategy - 15/06/2015
Researchers from Bristol Law School at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) are releasing the first Evidence Briefing to Ministers today from an ESRC funded project entitled 'Rethinking Child Protection Strategy'.
- New green initiatives launched as Festival of Nature takes centre stage in Green Capital year - 12/06/2015
13-14 June 2015, Bristol Harbourside
Two major new green initiatives are being launched at this year's Festival of Nature Wild Weekend to celebrate Bristol's year as European Green Capital.
- 25 years apart, Bristol UWE students unite to create new Students' Union Building - 11/06/2015
It's been 25 years since Tony Syddall graduated from the University of West England with a degree in Construction Management, but fate has re-united him with his old institution – and he is now mentoring three current construction students who are following in his footsteps.
- Double National Teaching Fellowship Award for UWE Bristol Lecturers - 11/06/2015
Dr Karen Henderson, Senior Lecturer in Mathematics and Dr Jeanette Sakel, Senior Lecturer in Linguistics from UWE Bristol have each been awarded a prestigious national teaching fellowship in recognition of their outstanding contribution to excellence in teaching and learning.
- UWE Bristol make history at Chepstow Castle - 10/06/2015
On Wednesday 10 JuneandThursday 11 June 2015 medieval men and women will descend on Chepstow Castle to engage school pupils and the general public in activities, tasks and learning opportunities inspired by life in the castle in the 11th century.
- Trainee teachers take inspiration from South African Zakhele to raise HIV awareness in schools - 10/06/2015
Six PGCE English students from UWE Bristol are benefitting from a unique placement opportunity (1-12 June 2015) to work with Zakhele, a South African educational music and drama group, who are currently on a five week tour of 13 primary and secondary schools in Bristol and North Somerset.
- Double nomination for Open Bionics in Tech4Good Awards - 05/06/2015
Open Bionics, a startup based at the Technology Business Incubator at Bristol Robotics Laboratory, is celebrating a double nomination in this year's Tech4Good Awards.
Vitória Maurício, lead designer and modeller is a finalist for the Young People's Award and the start-up of four are also shortlisted for an Accessibility award. Both are also in the running for the People's Award category, voting online opened on 1 June, to vote visit: http://www.tech4goodawards.com/vote-now/
- UWE Bristol Creative Industries Degree Show - 05/06/2015
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, near Ashton Court, and at Spike Island in South Bristol from Saturday 6 June to Friday 12 June 2015. Admission is free.
- Stephen Robertson Chairman of Business West appointed Visiting Professor in Faculty of Business and Law - 05/06/2015
Leading businessman and Chairman of Business West, Stephen Robertson has been appointed as Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Business and Law at the University of the West of England (UWE), in recognition of his contribution to business.
- Skin cancer detection kit, safer solution for hair straighteners and a robotic toy - 04/06/2015
Environment and Technology Degree Show 2015, Friday 5 to Saturday 16 June 2015, R Block, Frenchay Campus.
A skin cancer detection kit for older men, a safer solution for hair straighteners and a robotic toy that allows parents to interact with their children from the workplace are three of the most exciting and innovative exhibits at this year's Environment and Technology Degree Show.
- UWE Bristol adding value for disadvantaged students - 04/06/2015
Today the University Alliance (UA), a campaigning group representing 20 pioneering global universities for science, technology, design and the professions practice based universities in the UK, has welcomed the publication of OFFA's annual monitoring of access agreements. The report has revealed that English universities and colleges are on course to meet over 80 per cent of the targets set within their 2013/14 Access Agreements.
- UWE launches first MOOC - What makes a Green city? - 04/06/2015
A free online course is being launched by UWE Bristol offering community groups and individuals the chance to learn what makes a 'Green City'. UWE Bristol is a leader in sustainable education and this new initiative is the first of its type to be launched linked to a European Green Capital City.
- Professor Jo Barnes gets scientific on her 'Soapbox' - 29/05/2015
UWE Bristol's resident air quality expert, Professor Jo Barnes, has been selected to take part in the Bristol's Soapbox Science event, to be held in Millennium Square, 14:00 – 17:00, on 7 June.
Now in its fifth year, Soapbox Science is a public participation event that highlights and promotes the role and work of women in scientific discovery and research. Held across seven cities on a selection of dates from 30 May to the 27 June, the events transform public spaces into an arena for learning and scientific debate; following the format of London Hyde Park's Speaker's Corner.
- Bristol robotics entrepreneurs selected by top US hardware accelerator - 29/05/2015
Silas Adekunle and the team at Reach Robotics are celebrating today as Reach announced it is joining Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator in San Diego, US. The accelerator will support the Reach team with the final challenging steps to the launch of their Mecha Monsters robot gaming system. “The Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator, powered by Techstars, is helping robotics start-ups take their ideas to the next level and transform the world … one robot at a time.“
- UWE Music Research goes on International Tour with Pop Star Ariana Grande - 29/05/2015
The mimu Gloves, a gestural music interaction system based on original research by Dr Tom Mitchell at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) will form an integral part of Ariana Grande's eagerly awaited Honeymoon tour. The 80 stop international tour will begin its UK leg at the O2 Arena in London on the 1 June 2015 before moving on to Wembley, Manchester, Glasgow and Birmingham. The tour is in support of Grande's second studio album, My Everything, which debuted at no.1 in the Billboard 200 in August 2014. Hundreds of thousands of fans throughout North America, Europe and Asia will be treated to a breathtaking performance in which Grande will use the mimu gloves to manipulate her voice and control complex lighting effects live on stage.
- UWE Bristol researchers want to talk to groups about management drought in Cornwall - 28/05/2015
Researchers from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) are seeking to talk to groups and people in Cornwall about the impact of drought on water availability and management of resources.
- Student volunteers help at Big Beach Clean - 28/05/2015
For the eighth year running, student volunteers from UWE Bristol are joining forces with the Marine Conservation Society on Saturday 30 May 2015 to spring clean Sand Bay, near Weston-super-Mare.
- Why do people in later life give up cycling? Get involved with Cycle BOOM research project - 27/05/2015
In some parts of the UK cycling is booming. Nevertheless people aged 65+ make only 1 per cent of all journeys by bike compared with 9 per cent in Germany.
Researchers from the Centre for Transport and Society at UWE Bristol are studying the practice, experience and impact of cycling past the age of fifty in a project called Cycle BOOM.
- Award successes for UWE Bristol Graphic Design students - 27/05/2015
Graphic Design Students at UWE Bristol have been recognised nationally and internationally in the RSA Student Design Awards and the International Society of Typographic Designers Student Asseeement (ISTD).
Six final year UWE students on the BA (Hons) Graphic Design programme have won prestigious national awards in the RSA Student Design Awards, which provide financial and practical assistance to student designers starting out in their careers.
- Professor Keith Grint to deliver latest lecture in Distinguished Professional Address Series - 22/05/2015
'Looking for a Map and finding a Mirror: The contradictions and complexities of decision-making'
Date: Wednesday 03 June 2015
Venue: Room 2B020, Frenchay campus
Time: 18:00 - 20:30
Professor Keith Grint, Head of Public Leadership at Warwick University Business School, is to consider the difficulties of decision making in times of uncertainty, during his lecture, held as part of UWE Bristol's Distinguished Professional Address Series (DPA).
- Rugby stars and lecturers paddle west for Project Zulu - 21/05/2015
Ben Knight, Project Zulu coordinator and Senior Education Lecturer at UWE Bristol, is to paddle a 'Stand Up' paddleboard 89 miles along the Kennet and Avon Canal in aid of the charity Project Zulu, who provide educational resources and opportunities for South African township primary schools. The journey will take approximately four days, and will see Ben travel from Reading to Bristol, with all the money raised going towards hiring a coach to transport the Project Zulu Choir around the UK during their three-week tour in September 2015.
- Obese 4-5 year olds likely to remain overweight throughout their primary school life - 20/05/2015
A new study, published in The Journal of Public Health which examined changes in BMI* in children aged 4-11 years, found that that the number of obese children approximately doubles between the first and last years of primary school and that children who are obese when they start school are likely to continue to be overweight by the time they leave for secondary school.
- Urban Transport without the hot air - 18/05/2015
A book by transport expert Dr Steve Melia, from the Centre for Transport and Society at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), highlights just how much of what is generally accepted about transport, may not be true.
'Urban transport without the hot air' will be launched at a launch event on 4 June 2015, chaired by Professor Graham Parkhurst. Steve Melia will also be talking at the Hay on Wye literary Festival on 21 May.
- Business students make final pitch at UWE Bristol's Enterprise Fair - 15/05/2015
Come along and have your say on which Final Year student business plan deserves the accolade of 'The Project with the Most Potential' at UWE Bristol's Enterprise Fair, open to the public from 10-12 noon this Saturday 16 May 2015 at the UWE Bristol Exhibition and Conference Centre (ECC).
- UWE Bristol students and staff respond to the Nepal earthquake - 14/05/2015
Students and staff from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) are holding events to raise funds in support of the people who have been affected by the recent devastating earthquakes in Nepal.
- FGM Summer Campaign launched at UWE Bristol - 14/05/2015
Bristol Community Health Advocates will hold an awareness raising event on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) at UWE Bristol on Friday 15 May 2015.
- George Monbiot to give Centre for Legal Research Lecture at UWE Bristol - 12/05/2015
Environmental, political activist and original thinker George Monbiot will present the issues of 'Rewilding' the planet, during the annual Centre for Legal Research Lecture, which is free to attend and takes place in the Glendinning Lecture Theatre on UWE Bristol's Frenchay Campus.
- UWE Bristol graduates nominated for RTS Student Award - 11/05/2015
Filmmaking graduates Hugo Pettitt and Hannah Bush Bailey have received a prestigious nomination from the National RTS Student Television Awards, for their final year documentary 'The Invisible School'.
The talented duo who graduated in BA (Hons) Filmmaking from UWE Bristol in 2014 are one of three finalists in the Undergraduate Factual Category, having previously been named winners at this year's RTS West of England Student Awards 2014.
- UWE Bristol Vice-Chancellor Professor Steve West responds to election results - 08/05/2015
Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of the West of England Professor Steve West has announced that it is important that the University remains focused on its ambitions for the future as the indications point to a Conservative second term this morning.
- UWE Bristol lecturer wins art prize for etching based on physiotherapy interventions - 07/05/2015
A senior lecturer in musculoskeletal physiotherapy from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) won an award in the drawing category of an Art and Health competition hosted at the World Congress of Physical Therapy (WCPT) 2015 congress in Singapore. This is held every four years and is attended by physical therapy researchers, clinicians and educators worldwide. He was also an abstract reviewer and had an abstract on a survey of UK physiotherapy practice for plantar fasciitis accepted at WCPT 2015.
- UWE Bristol hosts international Reportager Award 2015 - 07/05/2015
Some of the best reportage drawing from across the world comes to UWE Bristol this May, as the winners of the Reportager Award 2015 are announced on Monday 11 May 2015 at Bower Ashton campus.
- UWE Bristol graduate's Wildlife film selected for prize in Japan - 01/05/2015
A graduate from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has had her first film selected for the Japan Wildlife Film Festival. The film is set at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at (WWT) Slimbridge in Gloucestershire and has been selected alongside David Attenborough's latest BBC series, Life Story.
Ida May-Jones followed the lives of two young cranes struggling with the challenges of parenthood early last year as her final project for an MA in Wildlife Filmmaking.
- UWE Bristol graduates contribute to success of Indonesian homestay network - 30/04/2015
Geography and Tourism Management graduates at UWE Bristol are putting their skills to the test on the beautiful Indonesian island of Flores, gaining invaluable experience as volunteers helping to develop a successful homestay network.
- Jumpstart! Geography: national book award success for UWE Bristol academics - 29/04/2015
Mark Jones and Sarah Whitehouse, Education tutors from UWE Bristol, are celebrating the success of their published book, Jumpstart! Geography: Engaging activities for ages 7−12, awarded a national GA award at the recent Annual Conference of the Geographical Association in Manchester.
- UWE Bristol alumni create app to help you decide who to vote for - 29/04/2015
Two alumni from the University of the West of England, (UWE Bristol), have created an app called 'Hive politics' that will help people to decide who to vote for during the run up to the general election. Gavin Harris graduated in Computing and IS in 2005 and Leon Bancroft in Law a year earlier.
- Forgotten British film producer is subject of award-winning book - 29/04/2015
A book on Michael Klinger, the most successful independent producer in the British film industry over a twenty year period from 1960 to 1980, has won the top award in the 2015 British Association for Film, Television and Screen Studies (BAFTSS) Best Book Prize.
Professor Andrew Spicer, a cultural historian from UWE Bristol, and research associate Dr Anthony McKenna, co-authored the book.
- Spike Island Open 2015 - 28/04/2015
Students on the BA and MA Fine Arts and MA Curatorial Courses at UWE Bristol will be showing work and welcoming visitors as part of the Spike Island Open Studios weekend: Friday 1 May 2015, 17.00 – 21.00, Saturday 2 – Monday 4 May 2015, 11.00 – 17.00. Entrance is free. www.spikeisland.org.uk
- Engineering Design and Mathematics at UWE Bristol secures Athena SWAN award - 27/04/2015
UWE Bristol's Department of Engineering Design and Mathematics has been successful in securing an Athena SWANaward.
Athena SWAN awards recognise institutions' and departments' commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in higher education and research.
- UWE Bristol leases electric cars to encourage staff to leave their car at home - 24/04/2015
In celebration of Bristol Green Capital year the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has extended its pool car provision to include electric cars to encourage staff to travel to work in a sustainable way.
- UWE Bristol Finance student wins national award - 22/04/2015
Deepak Lalwani Idnani, a student on the MSc Finance programme at UWE Bristol, has been awarded second place and an overall prize of £1500 in the national finals of the CISI Educational Trust Awards, a UK-wide competition for outstanding student coursework.
The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) is the largest and most widely respected professional body, for those who work in the securities and investment industry in the UK, and in a growing number of financial centres globally.
- Leader of UWE Bristol sponsored project wins the world's largest environmental prize - 20/04/2015
Howard Wood, chairman of the Community of Arran Seabed Trust(COAST) will be awarded a prestigious Goldman | Environmental Prize for Europe at a ceremony on Monday 20 April in San Francisco, USA. The Goldman Prize is the world's largest environmental award recognising grassroots environmental achievement and is a huge international honour.
- UWE holds debate on how much we value nature in an age of genetic modification - 13/04/2015
UWE Bristol is organising a free public debate on the value of nature on Thursday 16 April at the Watershed.
The event is entitled “Nature after Nature: The Value of Being Natural in the Age of Marvellous Technologies.”
Organiser Dr Darian Meacham, a senior lecturer in UWE's Faculty of Health and Social Sciences and researcher at BrisSynBio, said, “Many ecologists have argued that nature has an intrinsic value outside of its instrumental use for and by human beings. The idea of natural value is often extended to the “naturalness” of something having value in itself.
- Sir Peter Bazalgette lecture marks formal UWE Bristol/Arnolfini partnership - 13/04/2015
UWE Bristol and Arnolfini will mark the beginning of their formal partnership with a guest lecture from Sir Peter | Bazalgette, Chair of Arts Council England. Sir Peter will deliver an address to the business community as part of the University's renowned Bristol Distinguished Address Series.
- UWE Bristol appoints main contractor for landmark £50m project - 02/04/2015
UWE Bristol (the University of the West of England) has appointed ISG as the main contractor to deliver its new state-of-the art building for the Faculty of Business and Law.
- Future GPs could benefit from longer training - 30/03/2015
Newly-qualified GPs could be better prepared for practice by increasing the variety and duration of their training programme, according to research being published in the April 2015 issue of the British Journal of General Practice.
The study, by Abigail Sabey from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and Holly Hardy from Severn | Postgraduate Medical Education, explored the views of newly-qualified GPs about their training and preparedness for specific aspects of the GP's role. It found that they lack confidence in a range of skills and experience, such as the financial and business aspects of practice and clinical commissioning. In addition, they would benefit from exposure to a greater variety of patient populations during training.
- Professor Steve West UWE Vice Chancellor on the top 50 higher education power list - 26/03/2015
Professor Steve West, Vice Chancellor of the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), is the 45th most influential person in higher education and the 10th most influential UK Vice Chancellor according to Higher Education Power List – 2015.
- Debating the Green Economy - 25/03/2015
As part of the Bristol European Green Capital 2015 series of events and Bristol Festival of Ideas, the 'Green Economy' is the focus of a lively debate that will look at how we might achieve the green economy and the role society and government might play in taking us there.
- Formula Student goes electric - 24/03/2015
On Wednesday 25 March, UWE Bristol's Student Racing Team will launch their plans to build and race an electric car at next year's Formula Student Competition, which takes place at Silverstone in July 2016.
During the launch event, UWE Bristol student, Ken Williamson (Lead Design Engineer), will give a talk about the overall design, the innovative technologies used and the rapidly expanding electric vehicle sector. Attendees will also get the opportunity to talk to members of the team about the car itself.
- Atomised Mothers: A film about isolation, 'austerity' and the politics of parenthood - 23/03/2015
A film about the isolation that can be felt by new mothers will have its first public screening in Bristol on 25 March. The film will be screened at the Silai Centre, 178 Easton Road at 7.30pm at an event entitled Mothers, Work and Austerity.
- UWE Bristol hosts Angela Knight, former Chief Executive Officer, Energy UK - 23/03/2015
Angela Knight, former Chief Executive Officer, Energy UK, is the latest speaker to address the business community at the Bristol Distinguished Address Series (BDAs). The event will be hosted by UWE Bristol's Faculty of Environment and Technology.
- Open Bionics shortlisted for Inclusive Technology Prize - 19/03/2015
Open Bionics has been named as one of the 25 innovations that will make the UK more accessible to the 1 in 5 people with disabilities.
The start-up of four based at the Technology Business Incubator at Bristol Robotics Laboratory, is one of 25 designers and entrepreneurs to have been shortlisted out of 200 pitches for the Inclusive Technology prize. They are now in with the chance to win a £50,000 prize for a technology, product or service that enables disabled people in the UK better access to life's opportunities.
- Massive marine reserve announced in Budget - 18/03/2015
In today's budget speech [18 March 2015] the coalition government announced its intention to designate the world's largest marine reserve around Pitcairn Islands. This puts the UK close to presiding over the largest amount of fully protected waters on Earth. America is currently ahead by a few thousand square kilometres after the creation of the extended Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument reserve by President Obama last summer. The UK will now have 1.49m square kilometres of fully protected reserves, compared with the US on 1.57m sq kilometres post this Pitcairn announcement.
- UWE Bristol hosts Paul Boissier, Chief Executive, Royal National Lifeboat Institution - 17/03/2015
Paul Boissier, Chief Executive, Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI),is the latest speaker to address the business community at the Bristol Distinguished Address Series (BDAs).
Paul will deliver a lecture entitled 'Keeping the Lifeboats Afloat' as part of the Bristol Distinguished Address Series. The event will be hosted by the Institute of Directors and is part of British Science Week.
- Urine-fuelled distress signal research - 16/03/2015
This article featuring urine-fuelled distress signals was reported in Chemistry World and describes work by researchers in the Centre for Bio Energy at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).
The UK laboratory behind the pee-powered urinal has gone a wee bit further and turned recycled photocopier paper into microbial fuel cells that instigate radio transmissions when fed fresh urine.
- A bionic model is born at London's 'Wearable Tech Show'. - 13/03/2015
Over the past few years the personalisation of healthcare devices has been a growing trend in the maker-sphere.
From gold-plated hearing aids, neon walking sticks, and sparkling blade prosthetics to 3D printed arm casts, people with disabilities are no longer waiting for health services to catch up, they are dragging their medical devices into the future on their own.
These medical aids are getting a long-awaited makeover and today it's the turn of the bionic hand with Open Bionics unveiling of their latest 3D printed prosthetic at London's 'Wearable Tech Show'.
- Meet Tate Britain with Dr Madge Dresser - 13/03/2015
UWE Bristol's Professor Madge Dresser is to give a walking tour of the collection galleries at the Tate Britain, as part of the gallery's, 'Meet Tate Britain' event series.
The talk and tour, which will take place on Monday the 16th of March, 18:30 to 20:00, will examine and trace the connections between some of the works in the Tate collection and Britain's role in the Atlantic slave economy, such as the correlation between the slave trade, Empire and the British country house.
- UWE Glenside Clock Tower lit up green to celebrate Green Capital 2015 - 13/03/2015
The Clock Tower at the Glenside Campus of the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is being lit up green to celebrate the European Green Capital for the duration of 2015. The switch on will take place at 7:00pm on Monday 16 March 2015.
- Study reveals what difference Bristol's elected mayor has made to the city - 13/03/2015
Having a directly elected mayor in Bristol has led to a dramatic increase in the visibility of leadership in the city, according to the latest results from a 'before and after' study of the impact the role has had on urban governance.
The Bristol Civic Leadership Project, led by local democracy experts at the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), assessed the perceptions of the public and of civic leaders towards the mayoral model of governance. By working with stakeholders it aims to influence policy in this area.
- Alliance universities securing the future of UK research through collaboration and connectivity - 12/03/2015
Excellent research carried out by UWE Bristol will be showcased in a new campaign launched by University Alliance today.
The resource – which can be found at www.unialliance.ac.uk/research – contains more than 60 impact case studies submitted by Alliance universities to the REF 2014 exercise.
- UWE Bristol students reach top five in House of Illustration Competition - 11/03/2015
Two students currently studying Illustration at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have won the runners-up prize (£500) in the House of Illustration Competition, run in partnership with the Folio Society. This competition is open to professional illustrators as well as students, consequently they were up against some tough and talented competition. The other three finalists are all professional illustrators.
- New development bank for Wales recommended to drive forward business growth - 11/03/2015
A task and finish group led by a professor from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has recommended that the first regional development bank in the UK should be created as a catalyst to drive the Welsh economy. Professor Dylan Jones-Evans' led a group of experts to examine concerns firms in Wales were failing to borrow the money they needed to expand and take on more staff. They have recommended that Wales becomes the first part of the UK to bring in a Development Bank to address this issue.
- Slime mould builds an ancient road network - 11/03/2015
Scientists from Greece and the UK have used slime moulds to help look back to a period from the 1st century BC to the 4th century AD when Roman roads were being built in the Balkans.
A paper entitled 'Slime Mould Imitates Development of Roman Roads in the Balkans' has just been published in the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports. The unique heuristic abilities of the slime mould, Plasmodium polycephalum, inspired the scientists to apply the method for the first time in archaeology.
- Open Bionics and Reach Robotics selected for UKTI trade mission in Japan - 11/03/2015
Open Bionics and Reach Robotics, two robotics startups based at the Technology Business Incubator at Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), recently represented 'the best of British innovation' as part of the 'Innovation is GREAT' campaign headed by the Duke of Cambridge, HRH Prince William in Tokyo.
- Pupil's film wins RTPI future neighbourhood competition - 10/03/2015
Pupil Georgina Gardner-Elton has won first prize in the South West RTPI Schools Competition for her innovative Youtube film on what her neighbourhood might look like in 2050.
Georgina was presented with her prize and a special certificate from Janet Askew, RTPI President, and Nick Smith, former chair of the South West region, and head of planning at the University of the West of England, Bristol.
- Bloodhound chief engineer to give update on current build status of supersonic car - 10/03/2015
Chief engineer Mark Chapman will give a technology and engineering update on the Bloodhound Project on 12 March as part ofBritish Science Week 2015. The event will give those attending a chance to view the latest developments and build status of the supersonic car at the Technical Centre, Avonmouth, Bristol.
- Exposing the dirty secret behind the construction hoarding and scaffolding - 09/03/2015
A new book co-authored by Phil Chamberlain from UWE Bristol names and shames those who orchestrated the blacklisting of thousands in the construction industry.
Entitled Blacklisted: The Secret War between Big Business and Union Activists, the book is by Dave Smith and Phil Chamberlain, who is Associate Head of UWE's Department for Broadcast and Journalism.
- 'Pee-power' to light camps in disaster zones - 05/03/2015
Launch of the 'Pee-Power' toilet - 5 March 2015 15:00 at UWE Bristol Frenchay Campus
Link to video here
A toilet, conveniently situated near the Student Union Bar at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), is proving pee can generate electricity.
- Research from UWE to be presented to MPs and ministers at Westminster - 03/03/2015
Two UWE Bristol researchers have had projects selected for presentation to MPs and ministers at SET for Britain 2015.
Iwona Gajda and Tareq Assaf, both from the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), a major research collaboration between UWE Bristol and the University of Bristol, will present posters outlining their projects on 9 March at SET for Britain 2015.
- Understanding experiences of breastfeeding in the UK - 03/03/2015
Most mothers in the UK report that they stopped breastfeeding sooner than they wanted to. Why is this the case? What are women's experiences of breastfeeding in the contemporary UK, and how are these experiences shaping decisions about how long to continue?
These are the questions behind a new seminar series being organised by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), Cardiff University and the University of South Wales.
- UWE Bristol hosts James Timpson OBE, Chief Executive, Timpson - 27/02/2015
James Timpson OBE, Chief Executive, Timpson is the latest speaker to address the business community at the Bristol Distinguished Address Series (BDAs) with a lecture entitled 'Con to Cobbler'. The event will be hosted by Business West.
- UWE Bristol hosts Matthew Layton, Managing Partner, Clifford Chance LLP - 25/02/2015
Matthew Layton, Managing Partner of Clifford Chance LLP,is the latest speaker to address the business community as part of the Bristol Distinguished Address Series (BDAs).
Matthew will deliver a lecture entitled; 'A journey of change – past, present and future – the development of the global legal market'. The event will be hosted by The Bristol Post.
- Research into robotic trousers to help those with impaired mobility - 24/02/2015
A new research project to develop robotic clothing to help people with walking has been awarded £2 million by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
The project is one of three research projects focusing on healthcare tech research to receive funding from the EPSRC. A prosthetic hand controlled by the nervous system, robotic clothing to help people with walking, and biosensors to monitor how patients use equipment or exercise during rehabilitation have been awarded research funding of £5.3 million by the (EPSRC).
- New research looking to help breast cancer patients cope with hair loss - 24/02/2015
Hair is an integral part of identity and for breast cancer patients its loss can have a significant impact on their quality of life. Researchers at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) are exploring a new way of helping women manage the distress of hair loss during chemotherapy.
The project is investigating the use of a technique known as expressive writing, which has been successfully used with other patient groups, but not with breast cancer patients who have been affected by hair loss.
- UWE researcher publishes 'a new (wo)manifesto for feminists' - 24/02/2015
A ground- breaking book, by a researcher at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is already being praised ahead of the launch on 23 February 2015.
'Radical Feminism' authored by Dr Finn Mackay and published by Palgrave will be launched at the Southbank Centre in London as part of the annual Women of the World Festival. There is also a launch at the Festival of Ideas in Bristol in April.
- Bristol celebrates the impact of student volunteers as part of national campaign - 23/02/2015
Students at UWE Bristol are joining a national campaign to celebrate the impact that students create in their communities through volunteering.
Research by the National Union of Students (NUS) estimates that 725,000 students volunteer for an average of 44 hours a year. This is the equivalent contribution to the UK economy of £175 million.
- Save the date - Follow the Cash 2015 conference – 2 and 3 September 2015 - 23/02/2015
University of the West of England Bristol Exhibition and Conference Centre, Bristol
The inaugural 'Follow the Cash 2015' conference of the Currency Supply Chain Institute (CSCI) and Currency Supply Chain Solutions (CSCS) at the University of the West of England on 2 and 3 September 2015 will include an opportunity to hear a keynote speech by Victoria Cleland, Chief Cashier of the Bank of England.
- Children and young people to get more say in their health care - 19/02/2015
The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has been chosen as one of seven new sites to develop Patient Centred Outcome Measures (POCMs) by NHS England. The new centres will mean that children and young people will play a more active role in deciding which outcomes are important to them.
- Bristol Parkhive to help volunteers improve Bristol's parks and green spaces - 18/02/2015
The University of the West of England's Arts, Creative Industries and Education faculty is working with volunteers from Bristol Parks Forum on a city-wide public engagement project as part of Bristol Green Capital 2015.
Bristol Parkhive is a collaborative exchange project between UWE Bristol and the Bristol Parks Forum, the umbrella organisation for Bristol's network of community and volunteer-led parks groups.
- Open Bionics makes top 50 robotics companies to watch in 2015 - 18/02/2015
A south west start-up has been ranked amongst Dyson, Google, and Panasonic as one of the Top 50 robotics companies to watch in 2015.
The international RBR50 list named Open Bionics, a start-up based at the Technology Business Incubator at Bristol Robotics Laboratory, as one of the most noteworthy companies in the global robotics industry for 2015.
- Planning for healthy communities: UWE launches new national seminar series - 17/02/2015
Planning and health experts have a new national forum to help them ensure health, wellbeing and equity are at the heart of city and neighbourhood planning decisions.
The project is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and led by UWE Bristol's Centre for Sustainable Planning and Environment in partnership with Public Health England and other academic partners. It will be launched on 23 February 2015 in London and consists of a series of eight seminars to be held across England over the next two years.
- Students value investment in education but debt anxiety differs across international boundaries - 16/02/2015
To what extent do international boundaries impact on anxiety around debt amongst students? Do national attitudes about repaying loans mean those students from different countries treat their debt differently? What can University managers learn from student anxiety about debt and how can ethical approaches to helping students understand how their debt is managed be provided?
These questions are addressed in a report that compares the financial literacy and attitudes to debt of 496 students in England, the United States and New Zealand.
- Project that helps students to become 'IP Savvy' shortlisted for national prize - 12/02/2015
An enterprise that helps students to understand the principle of Intellectual Property (IP) Law, set up by a team of Law students at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), has been shortlisted for the StudentshIP Enterprise Awards.
- Transport Minister and Business Secretary launch VENTURER driverless car trial - 11/02/2015
Transport Minister, Claire Perry and Business Secretary, Vince Cable will launch the VENTURER consortium's driverless car trial today, giving the project the green light to test autonomous vehicles in the real world.
- Suspended soils maintain rainforest ecosystems say UWE researchers - 10/02/2015
Scientists from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) believe that the bird's nest fern, a plant commonly found in many of our homes, has a critical place in maintaining the biodiversity and the ecosystems of the world's rainforests.
The scientists are dividing their time between the rainforests of Borneo and the 'natural laboratory' of the rainforest biome at the Eden Project in Cornwall.
- Public invited to get involved in dementia research in the West - 09/02/2015
Researchers from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and the University of Bristol are inviting members of the public to meet with expert scientists, find out about dementia research in the West, and help make that research better.
The free event is open to anyone with an interest in dementia research. The event will be held at UWE's Exhibition and Conference Centre on Tuesday 31 March from 12.00 to 16.00. It is free of charge but booking is required – tickets are available onlineor by calling Clive on 0117 414 7531, lunch will be provided.
- Samantha Payne of Open Bionics shortlisted for 'Women in Business Awards' - 05/02/2015
Open Bionics team member, Samantha Payne has been shortlisted for the Women in Business 'Young Entrepreneur of The Year' award.
- It's Time to Talk – UWE Bristol Mental Health Champion invited to Downing Street - 05/02/2015
Sue Ollis, one of UWE Bristol's Mental Health Champions, will attend a reception on national Time To Talk Day(Thursday 5 February 2015 at the invitation of the Deputy Prime Minister's office.
- Double win for UWE in RTS Student Awards - 04/02/2015
Student Roos Mattaar has won the animation category of this year's RTS West of England Student Awards 2014, for the stop motion and live action composited film MoonBird.
Speaking about winning the animation award Roos Mattaar said, “I am very happy to have won this award and I feel very lucky to have had this opportunity. I started making films as a teenager. After filling my bedroom with miniature landscapes and all sorts of stop motion creatures, it was time to take my ambitions to the next level. I left the Netherlands to study animation in Bristol.
- Celebrating Talent – UWE Bristol's award ceremony honours emerging graduate talent - 02/02/2015
Thursday 5 February 2015, 17:45 - 22:00, Marriott Hotel, Lower Castle Street, Bristol
At this prestigious annual event, UWE Bristol will honour the outstanding achievements of talented UWE students who have represented the University through hundreds of work-based learning opportunities including placements, internships and volunteering in local, national and international businesses.
- UWE Bristol hosts Peter Mather, Group Regional Vice President, Europe and Head of Country, UK BP - 02/02/2015
Part of the Bristol Distinguished Address Series and Bristol European Green Capital events in 2015
Date: 11 February 2015
Venue: 2D67 (Glendinning Lecture Theatre), Frenchay Campus, UWE Bristol
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Peter Mather, Group Regional Vice President, Europe and Head of Country, UK BP, is the latest speaker to address the business community at the Bristol Distinguished Address Series (BDAs).
- 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.