Does AI pose a threat to society? Full house for British Academy Debate
Wednesday 1 March, 18.30-20.00, UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre
Alan Winfield, Professor of Robot Ethics at UWE Bristol will call for greater regulation of AI and awareness of safety and ethical concerns at a free event debating the hot topic of whether robots will ever take over from humans.
Intrepid Wildlife Filmmaker takes on the ultimate endurance challenge
Katy Parrott, a recent MA Wildlife Filmmaking graduate from UWE Bristol signed up for the experience of a life time, beating off 1000s of other applicants to fly off to South Africa to star in the current BBC Two series Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week.
Student talent applauded at UWE Bristol awards
Signing up for TV's toughest endurance challenge, painting an 80 sq. community mural and leading a successful art therapy club are just some of the successes of the finalists at this year's Celebrating UWE Talent awards.
UWE Bristol sees strong uplift in the proportion of 'First in Family' students
In a boost to social mobility, the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has seen an increase in the proportion of students who come from families with no previous experience of higher education in the last 4 years. Data published today from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) shows the proportion of students from low participating neighbourhoods entering the University has increased from 11.5% to 14.6%. This exceeds the current 11.3% university average and the 12.3% funding council benchmark.
Free public lecture series brings top level business leaders to Bristol
The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) announces the programme of speakers for the forthcoming Bristol Distinguished Address Series.
Now in its eighth year, the Bristol Distinguished Address Series is well regarded by the City's business community as the leading place to hear about the challenges, issues and decisions being made at the highest level of strategic leadership.
Student volunteers spread Christmas cheer through technology
Staff and students at Luckwell Primary School in Bedminster have been inspired by technology through a student led project at UWE Bristol.
Do lemurs love chocolate? New study to understand primate use of cacao plantations in Madagascar
UWE Bristol conservation biologists have teamed up with Bristol Zoological Society, in a Conservation International (CI) funded study to increase understanding of the interaction between lemurs and cacao farms. The study aims to help scientists and farmers develop agricultural and land-use planning practices that favour the conservation of these important and iconic species.
UWE Bristol awards honorary degree to Airbus' Tom Williams CBE
Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Tom Williams CBE, has been awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration in recognition of his contribution to operations, manufacturing and business.
Bristol Distinguished Address Series: What does it take for a creative small business to thrive?
Simon Belsham, CEO, notonthehighstreet.com, will speak about what it takes for creative small businesses to thrive in today's world at the next address in the Bristol Distinguished Address Series at UWE Bristol.
UWE Bristol awards honorary degree to Philippa Lowthorpe
Philippa Lowthorpe has been awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts in recognition of her contribution to film and television.
Music Therapy student volunteers applauded for UWE Bristol ReVoice Choir success
UWE Bristol ReVoice Choir, a singing group for stroke survivors with the speech and language disorder aphasia, has been hailed a success thanks to the enthusiasm and dedication of student volunteers from the MA Music Therapy programme at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).
Bristol Distinguished Address Series: The future of nuclear: Lady Barbara Judge CBE, Chair of the Institute of Directors
Successive governments have claimed support for renewing the UK's ageing nuclear energy infrastructure, but progress to date has been slow. Hinkley Point C will be a massive engineering challenge, requiring significant funding from China, but it can only be the first of a new generation of nuclear stations.
Lady Barbara Judge CBE will look at the state of play when it comes to nuclear power, and the issues governments face when deciding to build new power plants at the next lecture in the Bristol Distinguished Address Series at UWE Bristol.
Shadow Robot Company opens office at Future Space at UWE Bristol
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 Distinguished Address Series:Post-Brexit Britain – the road ahead
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.
Bristol Distinguished Address Series: the certain challenge of managing in uncertain times
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.