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  • Bristol Bright Night Brings Science to the City - 30/07/2014

    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 - 24/07/2014

    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 - 18/07/2014

    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 - 12/06/2014

    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 - 12/06/2014

    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 - 06/06/2014

    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 - 14/05/2014

    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 - 16/04/2014

    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 - 02/04/2014

    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 - 20/03/2014

    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 - 18/03/2014

    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.

  • UWE Bristol water engineer gives advice on water infrastructure in Qatar - 14/03/2014

    Expert water engineer Dr Hazem Gouda has been invited as speaker to attend a key international summit of drainage of sewerage experts in Doha, Qatar on March 17 and 18. He will also deliver a seminar on SUDS and Floods Delivering Sustainable Development at Qatar University on 19 March. This is following from his presentation as an invited speaker at the International Water Summit in Abu Dhabi in January 2014.

  • UWE Bristol and local libraries team up to offer wider access - 05/03/2014

    UWE Bristol and South Gloucestershire libraries have teamed up to make it even easier for the public and students to access library services.

  • UWE Bristol Law academic cited in the Supreme Court - 26/02/2014

    The Supreme Court handed down a judgment in the case of Lawrence v Coventry this morning, concerning common law environmental protection and, in particular, the common law of nuisance. The judgment contains a favourable citation of a recent book by Law Department scholar Dr Ben Pontin, called Nuisance Law and Environmental Protection (Lawtext Publishing Ltd, Oxford, 2013).

  • UWE Bristol and ETE Teachers invite schools to explore impact of South West Storms - 19/02/2014

    The UK is currently experiencing its wettest winter on record, with strong winds also battering the country. The South West of England has been worst affected by the storms and persistent rain, with the MET Office reporting that the South of England has experienced one of the most exceptional periods of winter rainfall in at least 248 years. This unusual rainfall combined with strong winds of around 60-80mph, and high spring tides have resulted in high water levels and huge waves causing coastal flooding and damage to the coastline.

    UWE Bristol and Education Through Expeditions (ETE) are inviting schools from across the South West and the UK to join in with an online discussion and debate about the recent storms, and to evaluate their environmental and economic impact.

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