- UWE Bristol presents Soho Cinders
From 12 – 15 March 2014
Redgrave Theatre, Percival Road, Clifton, Bristol
This year's student production at UWE Bristol is the new musical by Stiles and Drewe, Soho Cinders.
The show can be seen at the Redgrave Theatre in Clifton from 12 to 15 March at 19:30 with a matinee on Saturday 15 March at 14:30.
- Solar panels raised on the roof of a school in South Africa thanks to Project Zulu and UWE Bristol
The last of the 53 solar panels that will light up a school in South Africa have now been put into place thanks to the efforts of Project Zulu and the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).
In 2012 a group of students and a lecturer from UWE Bristol set up Project Zulu to fundraise and to enable an extraordinary choir from Sithobelumthetho School in South Africa to perform to audiences around the UK.
- UWE Bristol and local libraries team up to offer wider access
UWE Bristol and South Gloucestershire libraries have teamed up to make it even easier for the public and students to access library services.
- UWE Bristol Law academic cited in the Supreme Court
The Supreme Court handed down a judgment in the case of Lawrence v Coventry this morning, concerning common law environmental protection and, in particular, the common law of nuisance. The judgment contains a favourable citation of a recent book by Law Department scholar Dr Ben Pontin, called Nuisance Law and Environmental Protection (Lawtext Publishing Ltd, Oxford, 2013).
- UWE Bristol hosts Sir Richard Broadbent, Tesco PLC Chairman
The Bristol Distinguished Executive Address Series
Date: 27 February 2014
Venue:M Shed, Bristol
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Sir Richard Broadbent, Chairman of Tesco PLC, is the latest speaker to address the business community at the Bristol Distinguished Executive Address Series (BDEAs).
- UWE Bristol academics support women's rights movement in Egypt
UWE academics from Bristol Business School are using their skills in understanding and analysing group dynamics to support women striving together for women's rights in Egypt following the 'Arab Spring'.
Working with the international organisation, Peace Women Across the Globe (PWAG), Dr Nadine Riad Tchelebi (Bristol Business School), is taking part in the first initiative in Egyptian history to create a dialogue forum which brings together a broad range of women's groups across the country.
- University Alliance Chair Professor Steve West to speak at The Guardian University Forum
UWE Bristol Vice-Chancellor and University Alliance Chair Professor Steve West will contribute to a panel on 'Fostering Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship' at The Guardian University Forum 2014 on Wednesday 26 February 2014 in London.
- UWE Bristol and ETE Teachers invite schools to explore impact of South West Storms
The UK is currently experiencing its wettest winter on record, with strong winds also battering the country. The South West of England has been worst affected by the storms and persistent rain, with the MET Office reporting that the South of England has experienced one of the most exceptional periods of winter rainfall in at least 248 years. This unusual rainfall combined with strong winds of around 60-80mph, and high spring tides have resulted in high water levels and huge waves causing coastal flooding and damage to the coastline.
UWE Bristol and Education Through Expeditions (ETE) are inviting schools from across the South West and the UK to join in with an online discussion and debate about the recent storms, and to evaluate their environmental and economic impact.
- UWE Bristol expert to advise Government on Future of Cities
Professor Katie Williams, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Planning and the Environments (SPE) at UWE Bristol has been appointed to lead one of the strands of the UK Government's new Foresight Review on the Future of Cities. The Foresight review will inform Central Government decisions on where and how to build in the UK for the next 50 years.
- University launches £4m fund for South West businesses
Businesses across the South West are set to cash in on a new £4 million funding programme, run by the University of the West of England, Bristol.
Available to both small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and large companies, the Innovation 4 Growth scheme will part fund research and development projects with grants of between £25,000 and £150,000.
- Food City Region: Cultivating Planning
Feeding Tomorrow's City
How do we make cities work better to get good food for all?
Date: Tuesday 6 May 2014
Venue: At-Bristol, Harbourside
- Creating a buzz about books – worlds first 'Book Hive' made in Bristol
Artists, engineers and designers from UWE Bristol have been working with animatronics company Rusty | Squid to create the world's first interactive Book Hive installation located in the main entrance of Bristol | Central Library.
- Royal visitor to see latest robotics at BRL at UWE Bristol
HRH the Duke of York, KG will gain an insight into the latest advances in robotics research when he visits Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) on Monday 10 February 2014.
Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) is the leading and largest academic centre for multi-disciplinary robotics research in the UK. It is a collaborative partnership between the University of the West of England (UWE, Bristol) and the University of Bristol, and home to a vibrant community of over 100 academics and industry practitioners, which lead current thinking in service robotics, intelligent autonomous systems and bio-engineering.
- From design to demolition: UWE Bristol launches new MSc to help meet stricter construction protocol
Stricter government requirements on managing the building lifecycle for publicly funded projects are being met by the launch at UWE Bristol of a new MSc Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Design Construction and Operations.
BIM is emerging as the industry standard approach to the modelling and management of a building's lifecycle, from design and construction to maintenance and demolition, and is taking over from computer aided design (CAD).
- Cow and gait: 3D monitoring of animal health could reduce stock losses
A new link-up between UWE Bristol and independent dairy specialists Kingshay will use the latest 3D imaging technology to monitor cow health in a stress-free and unobtrusive way.