Bristol Food Connections: What's on the menu for UWE Bristol?
How does music affect flavour? How do our experiences of food both unite and alienate communities? UWE Bristol researchers will reveal more at the annual Bristol Food Connections (29/4 – 7/5), a unique city-wide food festival bringing together the many vibrant food cultures and communities, the business, culture and education sectors to inspire people to celebrate and engage with good food.
Starting on 29 April 2016, this ten day festival will see Bristol's food culture celebrated through over 180 events across the city. As one of the organising partners, UWE Bristol will present a series of activities set to challenge how we think about food.
Gradlink helps reverse brain drain from Africa
An award-winning international careers website that was set up at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is helping to reverse Africa's brain-drain. Currently the estimated cost to Africa is around $4 billion annually because many African graduates choose to work in developed areas of the world.
CAD knowledge key to placement success for Creative Product Design student
Equipping students in advance with the Computer Aided Design (CAD) skills needed for a year in industry, was a key factor in Creative Product Design student, Justin Ireland successfully securing a placement at the Bristol offices of world-leading Graphic Packaging International.
UWE Bristol VC says remaining in the EU is vital for our universities and our communities
Professor Steve West, Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), is emphatic that staying in the EU is critically important not just for the future of our universities but for our regions, communities, business and trade.
International Science Writing Competition 2016 launched
From 31 March to 24 June 2016 – aspiring science writers from across the globe are invited to write and submit a 700-word article on “The Next Big Thing in Science” to this year's 2016 UWE SCU Science Writing Competition.
Organised by the Science Communication Unit at UWE Bristol in conjunction with BBC Focus Magazine and the Royal Institution, the competition is a high profile opportunity for non-professional science writers to showcase their talent.
Financing British Companies: evolution or revolution?
Sir Howard Davies, Chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland, sets out his thoughts on the financing of British Companies at UWE Bristol's Exhibition and Conference Centre, on Wednesday 9 March 2016.
Exploring the future of 'Behaviour Change' in landmark new book
Book launch – 4 March 2016, 12-14.00, Frenchay Campus, Room 3B067. Free lunch but registration required.
The new book 'Beyond behaviour change: Key issues, interdisciplinary approaches and future directions' will be launched on 4 March 2016, introduced by Donna Whitehead, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean of Bristol Business School.
The book, edited by Dr Fiona Spotswood from The Centre for the Study of Behaviour Change and Influence at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), is one of the first to bring together insights from leading academics and thinkers in 'behaviour change' across a range of disciplines including public health, transport, marketing and the environment.
Dr Jeanette Sakel is named Routledge Linguistics Author of the Month
Routledge Language and Linguistics has honoured Dr Jeanette Sakel, a Senior Lecturer in Linguistics and researcher in the Bristol Centre for Linguistics with the accolade of Routledge Author of the Month for February 2016.
New milestone for prostate cancer urine diagnostic test
A research team from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and the University of Liverpool has reached an important milestone towards creating a urine diagnostic test for prostate cancer that could mean that invasive diagnostic procedures that men currently undergo eventually become a thing of the past.
Stand up and celebrate LGBT History Month at UWE Bristol
UWE Bristol and The Students' Union will highlight their continued commitment to LGBT equality this February, as staff and students celebrate LGBT History Month.
LGBT History Month is a month-long (01 February - 29 February 2016) celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history.
'Immigration sanctions do not work' – new research
Tough sanctions against companies who take on undocumented migrants do not stop the exploitation of foreign workers, according to new research.
Professor Sonia McKay, from the University of West of England (UWE Bristol), and Professor Alice Bloch, a sociologist at The University of Manchester, say that the government fails to recognise that for most migrants there is 'no going back' – and that penalties are not enough to stop them seeking and taking on low paid or exploitative work.
Bristol Business School graduate organises UWE Bristol's first TEDx talk
The University of the West of England's (UWE Bristol) Student Union is preparing to host the University's first TEDx talk, which will take place on Saturday 23rd January 2016, 11:00 – 16:00.
Why do we British find the EU so hard to swallow and why does it matter to business?
Britain, Business and Europe 2016 Series
Sir Stephen Wall, the former foreign policy advisor to John Major and Tony Blair, sets out his thoughts on Britain's often difficult relationship with Europe and why it matters to British business and the UK economy at UWE Bristol's Exhibition and Conference Centre, on Wednesday 20 January 2016.
London Fashion Week:Fashion Student shortlisted for 2016 FAD Finals
Eleana Burrows, a year two Fashion student from UWE Bristol, will showcase her work at a catwalk final at London Fashion Week (19-23 Feb). She's one of 17 finalists from 16 universities across the UK, competing in a competition organised by the fashion charity, Fashion Awareness Direct (FAD).
Numbers capture Green Capital success at UWE Bristol
As Bristol's European Green Capital Year draws to a close, UWE Bristol has been reflecting on a hugely successful calendar of events engaging students, staff and the general public in the barriers and initiatives to achieving a healthy and sustainable city region.
From the University's first ever MOOC to concerts and art exhibitions, beach cleans and a beehive on campus, the figures below capture the buzz at UWE Bristol for Green Capital.