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  • UWE Bristol academic wins national wildlife photography award


    Dr Jeanette Sakel, a University of the West of England Linguistics lecturer and National Teaching Fellow, scooped the top prize in the 'Close to Nature' category of this year's British Wildlife Photography Awards, with a photo of tadpoles taken on the University's Frenchay Campus.

  • UWE Bristol lecturer and Roald Dahl aficionado pens new essay on author to mark centenary


    A lecturer at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has penned an essay about Roald Dahl to coincide with the centenary of the much-loved writer's birth.

    The essay co-written by Dr Ann Alston has been included in a new book called Wales of the Unexpected, which has a cover illustration created by the best-selling author's long-time collaborator Quentin Blake.

  • Dr Jeanette Sakel is named Routledge Linguistics Author of the Month


    Routledge Language and Linguistics has honoured Dr Jeanette Sakel, a Senior Lecturer in Linguistics and researcher in the Bristol Centre for Linguistics with the accolade of Routledge Author of the Month for February 2016.

  • UWE Bristol Linguist analyses the linguistic connotations of 'a bunch of'


    Dr James Murphy, Senior Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is available for commentary on:

    · the linguistics of David Cameron's use of a bunch of migrants at yesterday's Prime Minister's Questions James has written a linguistic analysis below of the term 'a bunch of'

  • Writers and the City; UWE academic edits new book on the Bristol's literary tradition


    Literary Bristol tells the story of Bristol through its writers. Bristol has been recognised as a thriving port and commercial and industrial centre, yet insufficient attention has been paid to its literary importance. There are over one hundred significant authors, poets and playwrights linked to Bristol, which allow it to take its place as one of the world's great literary centres. Bristol can lay claim to a significant number of literary firsts in poetry, prose and drama. Novels with Bristolian connections include Treasure Island, Gulliver's Travels, Frankenstein and Dracula.

  • UWE's world-leading research increases by 170%


    The volume of world-leading research at UWE Bristol (the University of the West of England, Bristol) has gone up by 170%, according to the results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 out today.

  • Cary Comes Home - UWE Bristol supports first festival for Bristol screen icon


    Vintage clothing, red carpets and paparazzi, students and staff from UWE Bristol are helping to recreate some old style Hollywood glamour in bringing Bristol's favourite son, Cary Grant back to our screens at the Bristol Hippodrome, as part of a two day festival in the city, Cary Grant Comes Home For The Weekend (11-12 October 2014).

    UWE Bristol is a major festival sponsor, working with The Bristol Hippodrome and Watershed to host this inaugural festival celebrating how Bristol-born, Archie Leach changed his name and his fortunes to become internationally famous film star Cary Grant, yet never forgot his Bristol roots. The event includes talks, tours, cocktails and film-making challenge.

  • Taking children's literature seriously: UWE author to give keynote address


    Author and critic Dr Catherine Butler will give the keynote address at the Society of Authors Children's Writers and Illustrators Group AGM on Tuesday 19 November.

    Dr Butler is associate professor of English at UWE Bristol, an award-winning critic and the author of numerous novels for children and young adults.

  • 'Going to UWE through Clearing was one of the best things I've done'


    Claire Swaffield, who has graduated with a first class honours degree in English Language and Linguistics, is glad she came to UWE Bristol through Clearing.

    She says, “I came to UWE as it was my final opportunity to study linguistics, after I did not get the grades for my initial UCAS choices. Having said that, it was definitely one of the best things I have done and I'm so glad I ended up at UWE!

  • Thomas Hardy poems still move readers 100 years on


    Poems by Thomas Hardy, written 100 years ago to celebrate the joyful early years of marriage to his wife Emma after she died, will be read and discussed at a special event in the Arnolfini in Bristol on Saturday 8 June.

    The event, organised by the UWE Long Nineteenth-Century Network, in conjunction with the UWE RegionalHistory Centre, will celebrate the Thomas Hardy Poems of 1912-13.

  • UWE Bristol and Farnham Castle offer intercultural training programme


    UWE Bristol and business training provider Farnham Castle have announced a partnership to promote excellence in the field of intercultural training and research.

    The partnership will offer a 'train-the-trainer' course entitled 'Intercultural Training: Moving Beyond Culture' which looks at the latest developments in Intercultural Communications Theory.

  • What do you mean? UWE conference asks how language reveals who we are


    A major international conference at UWE Bristol is set to explore the relationship between language and identity.

    Topics to be covered include the use of language in the current financial crisis and age-related language issues such as the way children construct an identity in early childhood and older workers' use of language. There will also be locality-based topics ranging from bilingualism in Wales and accent and identity in Stoke-on-Trent, to the colloquial use of the word 'like' by Poles in Ireland.

  • UWE Bristol sponsors female Atlantic rowing duo who aim to raise awareness of cervical cancer


    See link to inspirational friend's video here

    A graduate and a student from UWE Bristol will face the greatest challenge of their lives in December 2013, when they join the race to row 3000 nautical miles across the Atlantic in the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge.

  • Locative storytelling and interactive library projects win REACT funding


    Two lecturers from UWE Bristol will each work with media industry partners on projects that will create exciting new ways of authoring and consuming literature through location based storytelling and transforming a library space into a beautiful interactive experience.

  • UWE Bristol academics celebrate the Dickens legacy


    The timeless appeal of the writer Charles Dickens is being celebrated during his bicentenary year at Dickens Day 2012, a sell out free public engagement event organised by The UWE Long Nineteenth Century Network to be held on Saturday 30 June at the Arnolfini, Bristol.

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