- 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.
- UWE planning graduate wins national award from RTPI for study
Jennifer Angus, a graduate from UWE Bristol's MSc in Urban Planning, has received a prestigious award from the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).
Jennifer's thesis was selected as the winning entry in the Excellence in Spatial Planning Research student category.
- UWE seminars input into national 'nudge' policies on obesity, sustainability and online security
UWE Bristol is bringing together top national speakers, researchers and policy makers in a new approach to explore ways of tackling major societal issues like obesity.
The next in a series of nine seminars on behaviour change organised by UWE's Bristol Social Marketing Centre is being held in London on 11 September. It will focus on obesity, food and physical activity.
- Bristol Bright Night Brings Science to the City
Friday 26 September will see Bristol's streets come to life as Bristol Bright Night sweeps through the city for the first time with a programme of free activities, giving the public the chance to discover the wealth of scientific research taking place on their doorstep, and meet the researchers responsible.
- Leading the Green City: An international exchange
12 September 2014 12.30-14.00, The Watershed, Bristol.
This free public event, which forms part of the preparations for Bristol 2015: European Green Capital, will provide international insights from some of the most progressive cities in the world. Focussing on the role of local leaders, working in and outside government, it highlights how significant and radical change can be achieved.
- High-quality traffic-free routes encourage more walking and cycling
New study finds overall physical activity is increased by proximity to routes
The provision of new, high-quality, traffic-free cycling and walking routes in local communities has encouraged more people to get about by foot and by bike, according to a new study published today in the American Journal of Public Health.
- UWE Bristol unveils ambitious plan for 2015 Euro Green Capital
The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is working on an ambitious plan to maximise its contribution to Bristol's year as European Green Capital.
- Bristol UWE at Festival of Nature
From robots vs animals to bioluminescent bacteria, UWE Bristol experts will bring their passion and knowledge to this year's Festival of | Nature this weekend (14-15 June 2014).
- UWE Bristol researcher to feature in Horizons programme as it returns to BBC World News
Mobile phone runs on urine power – check out the video
A researcher from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is to feature in the new series of Horizons on BBC World News this weekend. The new series of Horizons uncovers technology that could change the world.
- Qatari high school students visit UWE Bristol and Bristol Robotics Laboratory
A team of high school students from the Tarek Bin Zeyad Secondary School, Qatar recently visited UWE Bristol and Bristol Robotics Laboratory as prize-winners of a competition to visit the UK to discover more about the British engineering industry. The trip was organised by Professor Saud Ghani, Associate Dean of Development and Industrial Relations and Communications Manager, Oasma Omar from College of Engineering, Qatar University.
- UWE Bristol student conservationists progress to finals of the Quarry Life Award
A team of student conservationists from UWE Bristol were judged as one of the top five UK entries in reaching the finals of the Quarry Life Award, a prestigious international competition.
- Expert reaction to high levels of air pollution in England today
UWE Bristol expert Jo Barnes is available to comment on the high levels of air pollution currently spreading across England, Jo is a Research Fellow in the Air Quality Management Resource Centre, at the University of the West of England.
- New index reveals that recent flood could signal climate change
A new investigation of long-term weather records suggests that recent flooding in the south of England could signal the onset of climate change.
The research, from UWE Bristol, Loughborough University and the University of East Anglia has produced a new index of flooding trends called the Fluvial Flood Indices. This enables widespread flooding and weather patterns to be viewed in the context of the last 150 years, revealing that four of the six most severe flood episodes since 1871 have occurred in the last 30 years.
- UWE Bristol helps residents to voice their traffic concerns
James Coleman, a Research Associate at UWE Bristol, has launched a new website, run by Bristol City Council, that gives local residents the information needed to actively engage in the management of traffic and road safety in their neighbourhood.