Granddaughter of Parkinson's patient invents 'smart' walking stick to help thousands of sufferers
A student entrepreneur whose grandfather was debilitated by Parkinson's disease has created a mobility aid to improve the lives of other patients with the condition.
Final pitch for business students at Enterprise Fair
200 final year business students will take to the stage to compete for a series of prizes to highlight the best student business plans at UWE Bristol's Enterprise Fair, from 10-12 noon this Saturday 14 May 2016 at the UWE Bristol Exhibition and Conference Centre (ECC).
CAD knowledge key to placement success for Creative Product Design student
Equipping students in advance with the Computer Aided Design (CAD) skills needed for a year in industry, was a key factor in Creative Product Design student, Justin Ireland successfully securing a placement at the Bristol offices of world-leading Graphic Packaging International.
National Living Wage a 'leap in the dark': UWE economics expert
The introduction of a National Living Wage next month is 'leap in the dark' which may put some smaller companies out of business, says an economics expert from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).
'Rise to the top' – UWE Bristol and partner colleges support apprenticeships across the region
It's National Apprenticeship Week 2016 (14-18 March) - an annual celebration of apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy.
Student design project with Hft inspires innovative personalised technology solutions
Students at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have been given a unique opportunity to design personalised technology (also known as assistive technology) to support people with learning disabilities by Hft, a leading national charity and major provider of services across England, based in Bristol.
Financing British Companies: evolution or revolution?
Sir Howard Davies, Chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland, sets out his thoughts on the financing of British Companies at UWE Bristol's Exhibition and Conference Centre, on Wednesday 9 March 2016.
Reaching out to help businesses flourish: Crowdfunding agency nets £85,000 in donations
Launching a successful business while at university could be considered an incredible achievement in itself. But three students from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have gone one better – by forming a start-up which has helped two other fledgling companies take off.
Exploring the future of 'Behaviour Change' in landmark new book
Book launch – 4 March 2016, 12-14.00, Frenchay Campus, Room 3B067. Free lunch but registration required.
The new book 'Beyond behaviour change: Key issues, interdisciplinary approaches and future directions' will be launched on 4 March 2016, introduced by Donna Whitehead, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean of Bristol Business School.
The book, edited by Dr Fiona Spotswood from The Centre for the Study of Behaviour Change and Influence at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), is one of the first to bring together insights from leading academics and thinkers in 'behaviour change' across a range of disciplines including public health, transport, marketing and the environment.
Young entrepreneur aiming to save universities millions by halving drop out rate
They are a costly problem for universities, accounting for hundreds of thousands of pounds in lost tuition fees every year. But an enterprising student from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) believes he has the solution to undergraduate drop outs.
Breathtaking innovation: New device could end blood test agony for thousands
Patients could be spared the unpleasant ordeal of having blood taken in future thanks to the work of a University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) academic who has devised a new breath testing device.
Strengthen ties between academia and the "real world", UWE researcher will tell inaugural lecture
Should universities and academics do more to share their leading edge research with the “real world”?
'Immigration sanctions do not work' – new research
Tough sanctions against companies who take on undocumented migrants do not stop the exploitation of foreign workers, according to new research.
Professor Sonia McKay, from the University of West of England (UWE Bristol), and Professor Alice Bloch, a sociologist at The University of Manchester, say that the government fails to recognise that for most migrants there is 'no going back' – and that penalties are not enough to stop them seeking and taking on low paid or exploitative work.
Bristol Business School graduate organises UWE Bristol's first TEDx talk
The University of the West of England's (UWE Bristol) Student Union is preparing to host the University's first TEDx talk, which will take place on Saturday 23rd January 2016, 11:00 – 16:00.
How do firms build a climate of creativity? Lord Bichard KCB Lecture to explain
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Lord Bichard KCB, Non-Executive Chairman of the National Audit Office, will talk about creative leadership at UWE Bristol's Exhibition and Conference Centre, on Wednesday 27 January 2016. He will address the business community at The Bristol Distinguished Address Series to explain how both large and small organisations can foster a culture of creativity within their teams.