Want free rail travel? New initiative offers complimentary GWR rail journeys to community groups in the West of England
Low income residents from the West of England area are set to enjoy a free day out by train this summer, thanks to a new initiative led by The Centre for Transport and Society at UWE Bristol.
Group day trips by rail to the seaside and many other popular attractions in the West of England will be even more attainable for residents of some of the region's most disadvantaged communities, through to February 2017.
The project, 'Days Out By Train in the West of England', is funded by GWR as part of a £2.2 million communities' improvement fund launched in 2015 to support areas of real social need, and is being delivered in collaboration with the Severnside Community Rail Partnership.
UWE scientist discovers new specimens of 'living fossil', shedding new insights into evolution of scaly-tailed squirrels
A conservation biologist from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has secured three specimens of the very rare and elusive flightless scaly-tailed squirrel (Zenkerella insignis), uniquely found in the forests of Cameroon, Gabon, C.A.R and Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea that has barely evolved for over 30 million years.
Fuel made from recycled plastic could power ship engines
New research will test whether Plaxx™, a fuel made from mixed plastic waste, can be used as an alternative to crude derived fuels in industrial and marine engines.
Smart bricks will transform how buildings work
Smart bricks capable of recycling wastewater and generating electricity from sunlight are being developed by a team of scientists from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol). The bricks will be able to fit together and create 'bioreactor walls' which could then be incorporated in housing, public building and office spaces
Did you experience drought of '76? University researchers want to hear tales of historic dry summer
Researchers are urging people who experienced the 1976 drought to share their stories for an academic project.
On the 40th anniversary of the country's most severe water shortage in living memory, academics from a team led by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) are seeking accounts of how Britons coped.
Grammy-winning singer and BLOODHOUND SSC duo to be honoured at UWE Bristol Award Ceremonies
Excellence in engineering and technology will be celebrated at the University of the West of England's (UWE Bristol) award ceremonies on Thursday 21 July 2016. Honorary doctorates in engineering will be awarded to BLOODHOUND Super Sonic Car Chief Engineer, Mark Chapman and Driver, Wing Commander Andy Green and international singer-songwriter, Imogen Heap will receive an honorary doctorate of technology.
Dementia researchers gather in Bristol to share findings with public
UWE Bristol academics Professor Myra Conway and Dr Praminda Caleb-Solly are amongst the regions' experts to contribute to a free public meeting on Monday 4 July 2016 to discuss the latest research findings and boost public understanding of dementia.
Is Brexit possible in fisheries?
Dr Tom Appleby from the University of the West of England's Environmental Law Unit is a leading expert in marine and fisheries law. Writing for the Blue MarineFoundation, following the Brexit vote, Dr Appleby outlines the complexities involved in renegotiating the UK's fisheries quota.
UWE Bristol retains European Commission HR Excellence in Research Award
Following a recent review, the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has retained its European Commission HR Excellence in Research Award.
Ten minutes on children's internet game enough to lower body satisfaction among young girls, study finds
Young girls reported heightened body dissatisfaction after playing a children's internet game for just 10 minutes, a study has found.
Revolutionary 'Pee into power' invention takes centre stage at Glastonbury 2016
The Pee Power urinal that turns pee into electricity - designed by researchers at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) - is taking centre stage in the Stone Circle at Glastonbury Festival for the second year running.
Top award for robotics experts
Robotics experts from the Bristol Robotics Laboratory have won the 'Best Medical Paper Award' at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation - ICRA 2016, one of the world's largest robotics conferences with some 2,500 delegates, that was held in Stockholm last month.
UWE Bristol delighted to host the Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges (EAUC) 20th Annual Conference
The 20th annual conference organised by the EAUC will be held at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) on 25 and 26 May 2016.
The conference “Learning and Legacy: The Role of Education in Creating Healthier, Happier Cities” will bring 300 sustainability academics, professionals and students to the UWE Bristol Exhibition and Conference Centre.
UWE Bristol successful in £5.2 million (€6.7m) EU project tackling air pollution
Thousands of people across Europe will be invited to share their views on how to reduce air pollution and improve public health in six cities as part of a multi-million pound project featuring the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).
Bristol one of five cities to share £3.9m urban regeneration research
People living in the cities of Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Newcastle and Gateshead and York will benefit from a new research and innovation initiative that puts them in the driving seat to help improve their cities' health, wellbeing and prosperity as they face up to challenges of modern urban living.