- '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.
- New discovery strengthens how bones bond to titanium orthopaedic implants
Scientists at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have discovered a new way of making titanium implants bond better with bones. Successful implant surgery is dependent on this bonding process working so that the implant integrates into the patient's skeleton.
- 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.
- 100,000 Genomes Project heads West
Today the world leading 100,000 Genomes Project has announced the two latest NHS centres to be unveiled, one of which is to be based in the West of England. The West of England Genomic Medicine Centre (WEGMC) involves a multi-disciplinary team from hospitals and universities across the region, including UWE Bristol, which will be led by University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust.
- Innovate UK funding for assistive robotic system will offer a 'new perspective on ageing'
A consortium of leading researchers, care providers and robotics experts have received a major award of over £2m from Innovate UK to develop a modular robotic solution for the home to revolutionise long-term care by giving people the choice to stay independent in their own homes as they age.
- How often do we really check our Smartphones? 85 times daily, new study reveals.
People use their smartphones for an average of five hours a day – about a third of the time they are awake – and check it about 85 times a day, research suggests.
- Game changer for the building industry? New research project could slash construction waste destined for landfill
A pioneering project which could dramatically reduce the quantity of rubble from demolished buildings going to landfill is being developed at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).
- The Rooms – A celebration of inventions to change and brighten the world
5-7 November 2015, Silver Street, Bristol
A playground filled with battling robots and fabulous beasts, a bio-activated maze and an interactive light garden are just some of the 53 imaginative inventions, including more than 11 projects from UWE Bristol, which will take over the old Fire Station, Magistrates Courts and Police Station in Bristol City Centre for a three day festival this November.
- From amputee to super hero - Open bionics unveil Star Wars, Marvel and Disney themed prosthetics for kids
Open Bionics, the company based in the Technology Business Incubator at Bristol Robotics Laboratory has announced the next generation of bionic hands for young amputees that feature Disney themes.
- Science for Environment Policy News Service releases special issue on 'Migration in Response to Environmental Change'
An international environmental news and information service based at UWE Bristol called, Science for Environment Policy (SfEP) has just released a timely report on Migration in response to environmental change.
- Does having a visible difference impact upon intimate relationships? Participants sought for new study
Researchers at UWE Bristol's Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) are conducting a research study examining the experiences of intimacy and intimate relationships amongst adults who have an altered appearance or an appearance altering condition (a 'visible difference').
- Report points to impact of Mayoral governance in Bristol and reforms needed
Mayoral governance in the City of Bristol has led to an increase in visibility of city leadership, a stronger vision for the city, better international awareness of Bristol and a positive change in how the city is viewed in Whitehall.
These are some of the findings published in a report, 'The Impacts of Mayoral Governance in Bristol', launched today, 10 September 2015. Written by local democracy experts at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and the University of Bristol (UoB), the report provides an in depth assessment of the mayoral model of governance.
- Bristol Bright Night is back, a celebration of the City's world-class research
Bristol Bright Night returns to the streets of Bristol on the evening of Friday 25 September 2015 for an unmissable free celebration of the wealth of scientific research taking place on our doorsteps.
- Bristol robotics entrepreneurs selected for Disney Accelerator programme
Open Bionics, a start-up based at Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) that 3D prints bionic hands for amputees, has been selected to join the 2015 Disney Accelerator programme powered by Techstars, considered to be one of the best start-up accelerators in the world.
- UWE Bristol showcases 'Pee Power' at Glastonbury Festival
Toilets have always been one of the big talking points at Glastonbury, but this year the festival audience are being invited to put their pee to good use by providing fuel for the 'Pee Power' project. The project is led by the Bristol | BioEnergy Centre in the Bristol Robotics Laboratory at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) in collaboration with Oxfam and Dunster House.