- Children and young people to get more say in their health care
The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has been chosen as one of seven new sites to develop Patient Centred Outcome Measures (POCMs) by NHS England. The new centres will mean that children and young people will play a more active role in deciding which outcomes are important to them.
- Open Bionics makes top 50 robotics companies to watch in 2015
A south west start-up has been ranked amongst Dyson, Google, and Panasonic as one of the Top 50 robotics companies to watch in 2015.
The international RBR50 list named Open Bionics, a start-up based at the Technology Business Incubator at Bristol Robotics Laboratory, as one of the most noteworthy companies in the global robotics industry for 2015.
- Planning for healthy communities: UWE launches new national seminar series
Planning and health experts have a new national forum to help them ensure health, wellbeing and equity are at the heart of city and neighbourhood planning decisions.
The project is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and led by UWE Bristol's Centre for Sustainable Planning and Environment in partnership with Public Health England and other academic partners. It will be launched on 23 February 2015 in London and consists of a series of eight seminars to be held across England over the next two years.
- Students value investment in education but debt anxiety differs across international boundaries
To what extent do international boundaries impact on anxiety around debt amongst students? Do national attitudes about repaying loans mean those students from different countries treat their debt differently? What can University managers learn from student anxiety about debt and how can ethical approaches to helping students understand how their debt is managed be provided?
These questions are addressed in a report that compares the financial literacy and attitudes to debt of 496 students in England, the United States and New Zealand.
- Transport Minister and Business Secretary launch VENTURER driverless car trial
Transport Minister, Claire Perry and Business Secretary, Vince Cable will launch the VENTURER consortium's driverless car trial today, giving the project the green light to test autonomous vehicles in the real world.
- Samantha Payne of Open Bionics shortlisted for 'Women in Business Awards'
Open Bionics team member, Samantha Payne has been shortlisted for the Women in Business 'Young Entrepreneur of The Year' award.
- UWE expert wins funding for research into personalised medicines
Dr Wendy Phillips from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is part of a new link-up between academia and industry to improve the efficiency of healthcare product manufacturing.
The project won £465,000 funding from the Engineering and Physical Services Research Council (EPSRC) to research Re-Distributed Manufacturing (RDM) in Healthcare. The project is being led by Dr Phillips, together with Professor Nick Medcalf from Loughborough University.
- UWE Bristol's Regional History Centre launches its first film
The Ballad of Johny Walford, is the first film from UWE Bristol's Regional History Centre. It marks a landmark development in the centre's approach to historical research, which is strongly focused on public engagement and knowledge exchange with partners in the arts, heritage and cultural sectors.
- Science Live – new transatlantic pilot study to research what makes a public science event tick
The Festival of Nature, British Science Week and Bristol Food Connections are just some of the popular science events that engage approximately half of the UK population each year. Now in a bid to catalogue and research the impact of live science events in the UK and US, a new transatlantic pilot study, Science Live has been announced.
- National Photography award success for UWE Bristol's, Angus Fraser
Angus Fraser, Senior Lecturer – Photography at UWE Bristol has won the Bar Tur Photobook Award 2014 in its inaugural year. The annual award offers an emerging photographer a publishing deal to the value of £20,000 and the opportunity to work with The Photographers' Gallery and Trolley Books over the course of a year to produce their first book in 2015. The winner was recently announced at a special ceremony in The Photographers' Gallery.
- UWE's world-leading research increases by 170%
The volume of world-leading research at UWE Bristol (the University of the West of England, Bristol) has gone up by 170%, according to the results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 out today.
- How can we change urban society for the better? UWE Bristol leadership expert to reveal in new book
Cities are often seen as helpless victims in a global flow of events and many view growing inequality in cities as inevitable. In a new book, Leading the Inclusive City: Place-based Innovation for a Bounded Planet, published by Policy Press, Robin Hambleton, Professor of City Leadership in the Centre for Sustainable Planning and Environments at UWE Bristol rejects this gloomy prognosis.
- Molecular breakthrough suggests a new treatment avenue to halt the spread of prostate cancer
Scientists believe a new treatment, shown to be effective in mice, could halt the growth of tumours in patients with prostate cancer.
Pioneering research, by academics at the Universities of Bristol, Nottingham and the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), shows that a specific compound can inhibit the activity of a molecule which is key to how tumours form new blood vessels. The vessels are essential for the cancer cells to survive and multiply.
- UWE Bristol exhibit at national celebration of Bioscience research
University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) scientists have been invited to celebrate the 20 year anniversary for the Biotechnology and Biosciences Research Council (BBSRC) at the Great British Bioscience Festival from 14 to 16 November.
This free festival is accessible for all and will be the culmination of a year-long programme of activities marking BBSRC's 20th anniversary – bringing together 20 exciting exhibits from world-leading bioscience research groups based in the UK.
- New research into value of design sector in Bristol and Bath economy is launched
A new research project will examine the use of design in businesses and public sector organisations in Bristol and Bath, as well as seeking to understand its contribution to the creative economy in the region.