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  • UWE environmental experts advise on sustainability for Durban's new airport city


    Experts from the University of the West of England's Faculty of Environment and Technology have developed a framework to ensure the long-term sustainable development of the land and infrastructure around Durban's new King Shaka International Airport.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Alan Bailey


    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Master of Science to Alan Bailey in recognition of his significant contribution to the development of a low carbon economy in South West England.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Antony Jinman


    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Education to Antony Jinman in recognition of his pioneering work with young people and raising awareness of the environment.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Gillian Smith


    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Master of Science to Gillian Smith in recognition of her significant contribution to the furtherance of the importance of social research within transport studies.

  • Work starts on new bus link between UWE and Abbeywood


    Work has started to build a new dedicated road for buses and cyclists which will speed up journey times and reduce delays to bus services.

    The new two-way route links the University of West of England (UWE) Frenchay Campus with the Abbeywood Roundabout via the Cheswick housing development.

  • David Willetts opens new building at UWE


    Official launch of UWE Architecture and Product Design Centre Thursday 16 June 2011

    The Studios Extension, ‘R' block, Frenchay Campus, University of the West of England

    The Minister of State for Universities and Science, the Rt Hon David Willetts MP, visited the Frenchay Campus at the University of the West of England today to formally open the recently completed Architecture and Product Design Centre.

  • Dr Martin Bigg appointed as Director of the Environmental Technologies iNet


    The University of the West of England is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Martin Bigg as Director of the Environmental Technologies iNet. He joins the £2 million UWE-led project, which provides support to businesses in the South West’s cleantech sector, from the Environment Agency, where he was Head of Industry and Waste Regulation.

  • UK fishing rights at risk of 'privatisation by stealth'


    An environmental law lecturer from the University of the West of England has called for UK fisheries authorities to come up with a fairer and more environmentally sustainable way of allocating fishing rights. Tom Appleby, Senior Lecturer in Law at UWE has reviewed the history of allocating fishing quotas. He says the topic is particularly pertinent at the moment as it seems the government has shied away from privatising the forests, but may be accidentally privatising the fisheries instead.

  • Prize winning book by UWE experts takes lead on localism


    Planning experts from the University of the West of England have been commended by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) for the latest edition of the guide to Shaping Neighbourhoods - for local health and global sustainability. The book, written by Professor Hugh Barton, Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre, Marcus Grant, Deputy Director of the Centre and Visiting Research Fellow, Richard Guise, is the only comprehensive guide to neighbourhood planning and design, encompassing social, economic and environmental aspects. It has a special focus on health, climate change and inclusive decision processes. Neighbourhood, Parish and Town Councils will find it provides just what they need to engage with localism.

  • iNets South West launched at UWE


    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 wins £193k to provide low carbon courses in SW


    The University of the West of England has won £193,000 from Universities South West to develop a range of innovative workshops and courses to increase skills in low carbon industries in the region. The courses directly address skills gaps in the South West and will be piloted during February and March.

  • UWE leads legal scholarship agenda


    The Human Rights and Environment agendas have been traditionally rather separated in law – even, in the view of some, mutually oppositional. Now a growing body of legal experts are aware of the need for a clear recognition of the intimacy of their relationship – and the search is on for a new way of relating these important concerns.

  • UWE offers unique Masters by Research degree in Bio-sensing


    The University of the West of England has just announced a ground-breaking Masters by Research degree in Bio-Sensing Technology. It is being aimed at new graduates, research scientists or scientists from commercial companies who wish to expand their expertise or solve practical issues related to development of these novel technologies.

  • Cycling is all about 'me time'and a return to childhood


    A ground breaking study into the image of cycling in Britain by a research team from the University of the West of England has revealed that people who regularly make small trips by bike are primarily motivated to get on their bikes by the sense of freedom, the opportunity for a bit of 'me time' and feelings that bring about memories of childhood.

  • £7.5 million won by UWE to create growth in SW


    The University of the West of England will lead three out of five iNets granted to the South West region. An investment of £13 million including European Regional Development Funds (ERDF) will create opportunities for businesses and researchers in the South West to develop networks to support job creation and product development. The iNets will run for three years from 2010 – 2013.

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