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  • UWE Bristol supports plans for region's University Technical College

    10/10/2011

    UWE Bristol is helping City of Bristol College with the plans for a University Technical College (UTC), which have been given the go-ahead to progress to the next stage. The UTC, which is proposed to be known as Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy, plans to offer up to 600 students from the age of 14 an innovative approach to learning through full-time study linked to real projects.

  • UWE graduate shortlisted for Dyson Design prize

    23/09/2011

    A Product Design graduate from the University of the West of England has been shortlisted for the national UK heat of the James Dyson Award. This prestigious award is an international student design award running in 18 countries. It's run by the James Dyson Foundation, James Dyson's charitable trust, as part of its mission to encourage the next generation of design engineers.

  • Call for UK and international entries for FIRA RoboWorld Cup 2012

    06/09/2011

    Robots playing football and basketball, climbing, or running a marathon will all be on display at the FIRA RoboWorld Cup in Bristol from 20-25 August 2012. This is the first time the RoboWorld Cup has been held in the UK.

  • Magical musical gloves make debut at TED Edinburgh

    08/07/2011

    Imogen Heap will quite literally have an audience eating out of the palm of her hand when she takes to the stage next week at the TED conference Edinburgh, to perform with her 'magical musical gloves' which have been developed by Dr Tom Mitchell, a lecturer and researcher from the University of the West of England.

  • UWE student wins RSA prize for innovative toaster design

    04/07/2011

    A student from the University of the West of England has won a prestigious RSA Student Design Award prize, ‘the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Award' of £700 for an innovative take on the humble toaster.

    James Eelbeck is in his final year of the Product Design Technology course at UWE and has won the award for his design called ‘Love Toast'. The category brief was ‘Make something disappear: use design to eliminate waste, overproduction or excessive consumption'.

  • Year 12s get their hands on Bloodhound SSC at UWE

    30/06/2011

    Around 40 Year 12 students from across the UK will be among the first UK teenagers to see close up the latest developments on the groundbreaking Bloodhound SSC project in Bristol.

    Bloodhound SSC is a UK-led internationally renowned engineering initiative which aims to achieve 1000mph land speed record. The current land speed record, held by a British team, is 763mph.

  • Leggings to improve running speed, seed saver + hand massager feature at UWE's design show

    08/06/2011

    Plan + Make' 10 June 2011, 17.00 - 21.00
    R Block, UWE Frenchay Campus

    Final year degree projects that feature an array of innovative ideas including a hand massager for people with arthritis, leggings designed to improve running speed and a nifty device for gardeners to save seeds will be on display at ‘Plan + Make' at the University of the West of England on 10 June.

  • UWE experts showcase eco-robots and robot behaviour at Bristol Festival of Ideas

    17/05/2011

    Two robotics experts from the University of the West of England will be giving free talks on their latest robot research, during the Bristol Festival of Ideas.

    Both events take place on Sunday 22 May 2011 at the Arnolfini, as part of Bristol Genius, a new theme in the festival. One features Dr Ioannis Ieropoulos and his work developing Ecobot, a robot that will be able to generate its own energy using Microbial Fuel Cells.

  • BLOODHOUND chief engineer to inspire young engineers

    14/03/2011

    Chief engineer of the BLOODHOUND supersonic car project Mark Chapman and rocket specialist Daniel Jubb will give an inspirational first-hand account of the technical challenges overcome so far at an evening lecture on 16 March at the University of the West of England.

  • Bristol Robotics Lab wins bid to host Robot World Cup

    21/02/2011

    Hot on the heels of London 2012, Bristol will play host to the world's most advanced autonomous robots, who will compete against each other along with the expertise of their creators, at the FIRA RoboWorld Cup 2012. The competition will take place at the Bristol Robotics Lab (BRL), a collaboration between the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England, from 20-25 August 2012.

  • UWE graduate wins Xcel Student of the Year

    14/02/2011

    University of the West of England Geography graduate, Robert Nichols was awarded the honour of Xcel Student of the Year at the recent Xcel Student Awards 2010 in London. This award topped off a successful evening for the University winning four out of the eight categories with students, Alexandru Atudosie and Jessica Winter also being honoured for their outstanding achievements. The awards were presented by TV presenter, Konnie Huq.

  • iNets South West launched at UWE

    07/02/2011

    Over the next three years five iNets or 'innovation networks' will have a significant impact on the South West region by making links that foster creativity and knowledge exchange supported by funding that will act as a springboard for innovative new products and services.

  • UWE student joins Aston Martin junior racing team

    07/12/2010

    Student James Appleby from the University of the West of England has just been announced as a member of the new official Aston Martin Racing Junior Team - Generation AMR. The announcement was made at the annual Aston Martin Racing awards dinner, held at Gaydon in Oxfordshire, Aston Martin's headquarters. According to Aston Martin Racing, the team will focus on young driver development, and was born from the joining of two family teams that competed against each other in the inaugural Aston Martin GT4 Challenge of Great Britain.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Robin Gallimore

    17/11/2010

    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Technology to Robin Gallimore in recognition of his strong local connections as director of Hewlett-Packard Laboratories in Bristol and his continuing influential role as head of the South West Science and Industry Council (SWSIC) in the west of England.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Richard Noble OBE

    17/11/2010

    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Technology to Richard Noble OBE in recognition of the alignment between the aims and objectives of the Bloodhound Project to inspire and motivate, and the University's own vision to do likewise.

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