- 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.
- 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.