- 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.
- New Anchor Robotics facility opens to develop robots that help elderly to live independently
Launch of the Anchor Robotics Personalised Assisted Living facility in the Bristol Robotics Lab
Bristol Robotics Laboratory, UWE Frenchay Campus – Wednesday 9 September 2015
Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) is launching its latest project – the Anchor Robotics Personalised Assisted Living (ARPAL) facility - that will enable robotics researchers, elderly people with assistive needs and those supporting them, to work together to devise and test new robotic solutions in a home environment.
- Bristol Bright Night is back, a celebration of the City's world-class research
Bristol Bright Night returns to the streets of Bristol on the evening of Friday 25 September 2015 for an unmissable free celebration of the wealth of scientific research taking place on our doorsteps.
- Graduates are key to a global knowledge economy, says Steve West
UWE Bristol Vice-Chancellor, Professor Steve West has dismissed reports in the media that the UK labour market is oversaturated with graduates in non-graduate roles.
- UWE alumnus grows successful healthcare company
A healthcare firm set up by a former University of the West of England student is set to see the company's turnover increase 16-fold this year - after getting outside help to manage cash-flow.
- UWE awards Honorary Degree to Nathan Filer
Nathan Filer was awarded the Honorary Degree of Master of Letters in recognition of his role in raising awareness through literature and his commitment to mental healthcare.
- New green initiatives launched as Festival of Nature takes centre stage in Green Capital year
13-14 June 2015, Bristol Harbourside
Two major new green initiatives are being launched at this year's Festival of Nature Wild Weekend to celebrate Bristol's year as European Green Capital.
- Trainee teachers take inspiration from South African Zakhele to raise HIV awareness in schools
Six PGCE English students from UWE Bristol are benefitting from a unique placement opportunity (1-12 June 2015) to work with Zakhele, a South African educational music and drama group, who are currently on a five week tour of 13 primary and secondary schools in Bristol and North Somerset.
- Double nomination for Open Bionics in Tech4Good Awards
Open Bionics, a startup based at the Technology Business Incubator at Bristol Robotics Laboratory, is celebrating a double nomination in this year's Tech4Good Awards.
Vitória Maurício, lead designer and modeller is a finalist for the Young People's Award and the start-up of four are also shortlisted for an Accessibility award. Both are also in the running for the People's Award category, voting online opened on 1 June, to vote visit: http://www.tech4goodawards.com/vote-now/
- Why do people in later life give up cycling? Get involved with Cycle BOOM research project
In some parts of the UK cycling is booming. Nevertheless people aged 65+ make only 1 per cent of all journeys by bike compared with 9 per cent in Germany.
Researchers from the Centre for Transport and Society at UWE Bristol are studying the practice, experience and impact of cycling past the age of fifty in a project called Cycle BOOM.
- Obese 4-5 year olds likely to remain overweight throughout their primary school life
A new study, published in The Journal of Public Health which examined changes in BMI* in children aged 4-11 years, found that that the number of obese children approximately doubles between the first and last years of primary school and that children who are obese when they start school are likely to continue to be overweight by the time they leave for secondary school.
- FGM Summer Campaign launched at UWE Bristol
Bristol Community Health Advocates will hold an awareness raising event on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) at UWE Bristol on Friday 15 May 2015.
- UWE Bristol lecturer wins art prize for etching based on physiotherapy interventions
A senior lecturer in musculoskeletal physiotherapy from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) won an award in the drawing category of an Art and Health competition hosted at the World Congress of Physical Therapy (WCPT) 2015 congress in Singapore. This is held every four years and is attended by physical therapy researchers, clinicians and educators worldwide. He was also an abstract reviewer and had an abstract on a survey of UK physiotherapy practice for plantar fasciitis accepted at WCPT 2015.