- Latest Videos from Sustainable Severn Conference
UWE successfully hosted the Sustainable Severn event looking at the different ways to generate power from the Severn and investigating a stakeholder led approach.
Tom Appleby a senior lecturer in law from the Faculty of the Environment and Technology who helped organise the event said:
'This was an excellent conference and generated a realistic vision of how we might harness the huge power potential of the Severn and maximise the benefit for jobs and the environment along the way.'
For those who missed the Sustainable Severn Conference we have uploaded much of the information, including videos from the event onto the Conference website:
- UWE Bristol partners with BHF shops and joins the fight for every heartbeat
UWE Bristol has teamed up with British Heart Foundation Shops (BHF) to launch a new scheme to encourage students to donate unwanted things and help generate vital stock. 100% of the profits raised will go towards the fight against heart disease and fund the BHF's life-saving research.
- UWE Bristol's Zak and Fabia make a world of difference with charity projects
Two members of the UWE Bristol community have won the chance to contribute to sustainability and community projects thanks to the Vodafone World of Difference awards.
- UWE Sustainable Severn Conference
ISHE is pleased to announce that UWE will host a ground breaking conference uniting industry and environmentalists in seeking ways to extract energy from the Severn estuary. In April we will be hosting an invitation only event of civic leaders from both sides of the estuary to investigate the potential for power generation. The event is being sponsored by Regen SW, RSPB and Port of Bristol and for those keen to know more has its own website: http://sustainablesevern.co.uk/
- Shifting Gears: Making cycling a policy priority for health and sustainability
Institute for Sustainability, Health and Environment conference
This national one-day conference responds to the new opportunities created by the changing policy landscape for cycling in the UK and the challenge of increasing population levels of physical activity.
It brings together professionals, policy makers and academics to explore the interface between research and the radical shifts in policy, culture and 'infrastructure' provision that are required to support the large-scale uptake of cycling for transport and leisure. By drawing on evidence from research and practice, the conference will explore the benefits of cycling for health and sustainability and the role that public health, built environment and sustainability sectors can play in bringing about wholesale change in the cycling culture of the UK.
- Turning the tide: a new vision for the Severn Estuary
Bristol Port, Regen SW and The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) will be hosting a conference at UWE Bristol in April to develop a sustainable approach to tidal energy generation on the Severn Estuary. The conference will bring together key decision makers and influencers from both sides of the Estuary and nationally.
- UWE Bristol backs city's bid to be European Green Capital 2015
Bristol Mayor George Ferguson outlined his vision for the city as Europe's green capital at a business breakfast for 60 leading Bristol Businesses hosted by Clarke Wilmott on Wednesday 27 February.
Mayor Ferguson announced that UWE Bristol, (the University of the West of England, Bristol) had generously come forward as the premier sponsor of the Bristol bid. He said that this was a great example of partnership working between the city and the University. He encouraged businesses to join with the University to back the Bristol bid to become the European Green Capital in 2015, to contribute to the ideas and activities for 2015 and to pledge their support.
- Future Bristol website launches today!
Today sees the launch of a new website called Future Bristol aimed at exploring and communicating possible low carbon futures for Bristol, as part of the city's public engagement strategy for the 2015 European Green Capital bid.
- UWE Bristol gets ready to welcome Ibadan Vice-Chancellor
UWE Bristol is getting ready to welcome Professor Isaac Folorunso Adewole, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, who will be arriving at the Frenchay campus on Monday 18 February with his management team.
- UWE transport professors join academic signatories in critical open letter to Secretary of State for Transport
Four transport professors from UWE Bristol have signed an open letter from 32 UK transport professors to the Secretary of State for Transport, raising their shared concerns about the current state of transport policy and investment in the UK. The letter has been uploaded to the Transport Planning Society website.
- UWE Bristol science lecturer wins national photography competition
Dr David Bird, a biology lecturer at UWE Bristol, is the Overall Winner and winner of the 'Ecology in Action' category of the 2012 British Ecological Society photographic competition.
- Has your journey been disrupted by recent floods?
Travellers whose journeys have been disrupted by recent rain and flooding are asked to share their experiences through this online survey.
- 341 environment and global change research proposals in 5 days
The Environment and Global Changes Panel of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) met in Lisbon between the 7th and 9th of November 2012. The international expert panel, chaired by Jim Longhurst, evaluated 341 research proposals and made recommendations for funding to FCT.
- UWE Bristol expert invited to chair Environment and Global Change Panel
The Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) have invited UWE Bristol's eminent air quality and climate change expert, Professor Jim Longhurst to chair its Environmental and Global Change panel.
- Window onto the world of MSc Sustainable Development in Practice
A new website will provide a unique window onto to the experiences, activities, ideas and reflections of the students and staff of MSc Sustainable Development in Practice.