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  • What effect does going to university have on social mobility?


    A three year study which compared the university experiences of students of different social classes found that the opportunities and benefits experienced through a university education were not necessarily equal between different social classes and different individuals.

    The results of the Paired Peers Project, a joint research project between the University of Bristol and UWE Bristol (University of the West of England) will be presented at an event held at the Headquarters of Universities UK on 3 July 2013 from 09:30 to 18:00.

  • Do supermarkets use loyalty cards to exert power over 'unruly' customers?


    Are customers always right, or do their choices – when captured by the technology of loyalty cards – in fact enable producers to gain subtle forms of control over them?

    That is the paradox revealed by Antony Beckett's analysis of loyalty cards and of the balance of power between customers and retailers.

  • Award for revolutionary cholesterol testing device


    A team of European scientists led by UWE Bristol has won a prestigious international award for their research.

    The SIMS project – led by Professor Tony Killard at the Department of Applied Sciences in UWE Bristol - was awarded the prize for best publicly funded project at the organic and printed electronics conference, LOPE-C, in Munich, which is organised by the Organic Electronics Association (OEA).

  • UWE links with new Healing Foundation Centre for Children's Burns Research


    A £1.5 million research centre to find new advances in the prevention and treatment of children's burns has just been launched at Frenchay Hospital.

    The Healing Foundation Centre for Children's Burns Research will develop new techniques and approaches to prevent burns and scalds and improve the clinical care and recovery of children who have suffered burns. One of the research strands will be into psychological healing and rehabilitation, led by the Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) at UWE Bristol.

  • Swinging London started in Bristol: researcher seeks memories of theatre-going in 1950s and 60s Bristol


    Drama lecturer Dawn Fowler is looking for people who remember going to the theatre in Bristol during the 1950s or 1960s to take part in a unique project.

    Dawn, from UWE Bristol, is researching an era when Bristol's theatre was vibrant and subversive. She said, “A very specific sort of writing was being produced at the time, funny but brutal. It has even been suggested that swinging London was invented in Bristol.

  • UWE Professor to speak at Bristol Ideas Forum


    What is local government for? The Watershed, Bristol 15 May 2013

    Professor Robin Hambleton of the Centre for Sustainable Planning and Environments at UWE Bristol will be sharing the stage with George Ferguson, Mayor of Bristol, Rt Hon Greg Clark MP Minister for Cities and Lord Heseltine amongst others at the Bristol Ideas Forum next week.

  • Could after school dance increase activity levels for Year 7 girls?


    Researchers led by principal investigator, Professor Russ Jago in the University of Bristol's School for Policy Studies have been awarded £743,000 of funding from the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) to conduct a large evaluation of the potential of an after-school dance programme to increase the physical activity of Year 7 girls. Professor Jane Powell from UWE Bristol is collaborating on the research.

  • UWE research says benefit cuts agenda breeds working-class resentment


    White working-class communities resent neighbours they think have gained from state favouritism, and not richer or more powerful classes, according to a study from UWE Bristol.

    The British Sociological Association conference heard that researchers went out to deprived areas of Bristol and held focus groups in cafes, hairdressers, libraries, pubs and clubs.

  • UWE takes part in European food chain project in Bristol


    Research into good practice in food production and consumption is being carried out in Bristol and the surrounding area as part of a major European Commission food project, SUPURB Food.

    The project will look at seven urban case-study regions across Europe – Bristol, Rome, Riga, Rotterdam, Vigo, Zurich and Ghent. The Bristol city-region includes Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol City, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset (formerly the county of Avon).

  • Civic leadership in Bristol: what difference can a directly elected mayor make?


    Interim findings reveal opportunities for city leadership

    The mayoral model of governance offers the opportunity to give a real boost to civic leadership in Bristol - according to the majority of respondents in an independent study of leadership in the city carried out just before the mayoral election last November. The findings from the study will be presented at a research launch event with the authors of the project and Mayor George Ferguson on Friday 22 March at the City Hall in Bristol.

  • UWE Bristol Centre for Alternative Testing launches at ss Great Britain


    A new venture for UWE Bristol, the Centre for Alternative Testing and In-Vitro Monitoring (CATIM), will launch this evening on board the ss Great Britain.

  • UWE Bristol to evaluate radical changes to Brighton's old town streets


    UWE Bristol's The Centre for Transport and Society has been appointed by Brighton and Hove Council to evaluate a radical change proposed to Brighton's historic Old Town.

  • Shifting Gears: Making cycling a policy priority for health and sustainability


    Institute for Sustainability, Health and Environment conference

    This national one-day conference responds to the new opportunities created by the changing policy landscape for cycling in the UK and the challenge of increasing population levels of physical activity.

    It brings together professionals, policy makers and academics to explore the interface between research and the radical shifts in policy, culture and 'infrastructure' provision that are required to support the large-scale uptake of cycling for transport and leisure. By drawing on evidence from research and practice, the conference will explore the benefits of cycling for health and sustainability and the role that public health, built environment and sustainability sectors can play in bringing about wholesale change in the cycling culture of the UK.

  • Patients with schizophrenia benefit from 'adherence therapy'


    More than half of all patients suffering from schizophrenia do not take antipsychotic medication as prescribed, although this is essential for their effective treatment, according to research published today. The main preventable cause of poor symptom control and relapse results from patients not taking their medication as prescribed.

  • New research reveals deep concern by police officers over Winsor


    New research from UWE Bristol has revealed that over half of serving police officers who responded to a research survey, said that uncertainty within the police service was making them consider alternative forms of employment.

    This is just one of the findings of new research carried out by academics at the University of the West of England commissioned by the Constables Central Committee of the Police Federation. The research, led by Dr James Hoggett revealed widespread concern amongst rank and file police officers about changes proposed in the Winsor Reviews and their long term impact on policing in the UK.

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