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August

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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