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.
Why Bristol and Bath are leading the UK in design
Why are the cities of Bristol and Bath proving to be so successful at design related business and industry? What is it that design companies based in Bristol and Bath are doing that sets them apart and how can this success be harnessed and duplicated in other areas of the UK? And why are designers flocking to both cities in their droves?
Television viewers shun mobile devices when watching favourite shows, says 'second screens' researcher
Television viewers are turning their noses up at using mobile devices to enhance their favourite programmes, according to research carried out at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).
Professor hails 'world-changing' technology proven to extend shelf life of fruit and veg
Trials of potentially 'world-changing' technology aimed at prolonging the life of fresh produce have proved successful.
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.
Breathtaking innovation: New device could end blood test agony for thousands
Patients could be spared the unpleasant ordeal of having blood taken in future thanks to the work of a University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) academic who has devised a new breath testing device.
How do people affected by Cleft lip or Palate adjust into adulthood? Participants wanted for new research study
A new study at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is looking to explore the psychological factors that contribute towards adjustment (good or bad) in adults born with a Cleft lip and/or Palate.
Researchers at the world-leading Centre for Appearance Research are looking to interview adults aged 18 or over affected by Cleft lip and/or Palate.
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.
'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.