Do lemurs love chocolate? New study to understand primate use of cacao plantations in Madagascar
UWE Bristol conservation biologists have teamed up with Bristol Zoological Society, in a Conservation International (CI) funded study to increase understanding of the interaction between lemurs and cacao farms. The study aims to help scientists and farmers develop agricultural and land-use planning practices that favour the conservation of these important and iconic species.
Four prizes as UWE Bristol is star performer at Green Gown Awards 2016
The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has further strengthened its green credentials by winning four prizes at a national award ceremony recognising exceptional sustainability initiatives.
Green motoring status awarded to UWE for electric vehicle commitment
A commitment to using electric vehicles has earned the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) national recognition.
UWE Bristol opts for 100% green electricity consumption
The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) will be opting for a 100% green electricity tariff with EDF from October 2016 under a new framework from The Energy Consortia (TEC).
"They were so friendly and so kind and they really helped me out..."
An animated Clearing advice video, produced by a UWE Bristol animation alumnus, and voiced by Hannah Regean, a current Biomedical Science student who went through the process, is just one of the many sources of information and advice the University has created, in order to make Clearing as simple and painless as possible for prospective students.
UWE to install largest single roof-mounted solar panel array in UK HEI Sector
The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) plans to quadruple its solar generating capacity this summer with an impressive 450kWp roof-mounted array at Frenchay Campus. This array is set to be the largest single roof-mounted array in the UK University sector.
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
UWE Bristol awards honorary degree to Wendy Stephenson
Wendy Stephenson has been awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Engineering in recognition of her contribution to renewable energy engineering and security.
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.
UWE Bristol first to receive the NUS Responsible Futures Accreditation
The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has become the first UK University to receive the NUS Responsible Futures Accreditation under the full scheme.
Transport researcher supports National Walking Month
Dr Miriam Ricci, Senior Researcher in the Centre for Transport and Society has been encouraging staff and students to get walking, this National Walking Month, in support of the UK charity Living Streets ' promotional campaign.
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).
Pioneers of green aviation: UWE students first in UK to build fully electric aircraft
Students at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have begun a project aimed at developing one of the first fully electric research gliders to take flight in the UK.