- Resilience programme at UWE Bristol helps students to develop 'mental wealth'
An Emotional Resilience (ER) programme launched recently at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) that is helping students to develop 'mental wealth' is going from strength to strength.
- New discovery strengthens how bones bond to titanium orthopaedic implants
Scientists at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have discovered a new way of making titanium implants bond better with bones. Successful implant surgery is dependent on this bonding process working so that the implant integrates into the patient's skeleton.
- Student nurse star receives standing ovation at Hippodrome for saving life
An adult nursing student from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) received a standing ovation at the Bristol Hippodrome following his successful resuscitation of a woman in the audience who went into cardiac arrest.
- UWE nursing and midwifery expert receives Florence Nightingale leadership award
Sarah Green, Head of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), has been awarded a Florence Nightingale Foundation/Council of Deans of Health Leadership Scholarship for Aspiring Deans.
- Numbers capture Green Capital success at UWE Bristol
As Bristol's European Green Capital Year draws to a close, UWE Bristol has been reflecting on a hugely successful calendar of events engaging students, staff and the general public in the barriers and initiatives to achieving a healthy and sustainable city region.
From the University's first ever MOOC to concerts and art exhibitions, beach cleans and a beehive on campus, the figures below capture the buzz at UWE Bristol for Green Capital.
- More emotional support needed for children dealing with traumatic distress following injury
The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is one of the partners in a major study about child traumatic stress and providing emotional support to children admitted to hospital after injury. Dr Mark Lyttle from UWE Bristol contributed to the study lead by Monash University in Australia.
- 100,000 Genomes Project heads West
Today the world leading 100,000 Genomes Project has announced the two latest NHS centres to be unveiled, one of which is to be based in the West of England. The West of England Genomic Medicine Centre (WEGMC) involves a multi-disciplinary team from hospitals and universities across the region, including UWE Bristol, which will be led by University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust.
- Anxiety app designed by UWE experts achieves half a million downloads in over 100 countries
A free self-help app for anxiety (SAM app) conceived and co-designed by experts at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has been downloaded by over 500,000 users from around the globe in more than 100 countries since its launch in July 2013. It has been in the top 100 Health and Fitness Apps in 85 countries and received thousands of positive reviews.
- Head-mounted virtual reality could help people with autism learn social skills and develop employment opportunities
Virtual reality technologies (VRTs) using head-mounted displays (HMDs) could help people with autism develop social skills and confidence according to a researcher from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).
- UWE student wins national prize in diagnostic imaging
A graduate from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has been named Student Radiographer (Diagnostic Imaging) of the Year by the Society and College of Radiographers.
- Folium Optics wins £1 million SBRI healthcare funding
Folium Optics, a start-up company based in the Technology Business Incubator at Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) has won £1 million funding from SBRI Healthcare to develop “My Health Tags” - a prototype product to help improve medicine adherence.
- Gloucester Cathedral to host graduating nurses for first time
Nurses educated at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) campus in Gloucester will graduate from the city's cathedral for the first time this week.
- University Alliance launches a new kind of doctoral programme for the 21st Century
Thirteen Alliance universities have joined forces to launch a new kind of doctoral training programme in response to industry needs and promote the UK's economic growth and productivity.
- Does having a visible difference impact upon intimate relationships? Participants sought for new study
Researchers at UWE Bristol's Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) are conducting a research study examining the experiences of intimacy and intimate relationships amongst adults who have an altered appearance or an appearance altering condition (a 'visible difference').
- Choral Singing Therapy may lead to improved quality of life for stroke survivors
Singing in a choir can improve the feelings of social isolation and low mood experienced by stroke survivors with aphasia (communication difficulties) according to new research from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and the University of Auckland in New Zealand.