- Professor Steve West UWE Vice Chancellor on the top 50 higher education power list
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.
- Open Bionics shortlisted for Inclusive Technology Prize
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
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.
- Alliance universities securing the future of UK research through collaboration and connectivity
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.
- Open Bionics and Reach Robotics selected for UKTI trade mission in Japan
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.
- 'Pee-power' to light camps in disaster zones
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.
- UWE Bristol hosts James Timpson OBE, Chief Executive, Timpson
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.
- Children and young people to get more say in their health care
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.
- Open Bionics makes top 50 robotics companies to watch in 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.
- Students value investment in education but debt anxiety differs across international boundaries
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.
- Samantha Payne of Open Bionics shortlisted for 'Women in Business Awards'
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
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.
- Six UWE students nominated in RTS Student Awards
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 Bristol's Regional History Centre launches its first film
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.
- 2015 Varsity Series - 1625 Independent People chosen as charity beneficiary
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.