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  • Space Shuttle astronauts touch down at UWE

    28/06/2011

    The crew who travelled on the very last mission of the Space Shuttle Discovery will make an inspirational presentation to hundreds of school pupils when they visit the University of the West of England on 1 July.

  • UWE + Chinese partners hold workshop on innovative technologies for the food industry

    28/06/2011

    Food quality and safety is the global issue that will be addressed at a free two day workshop hosted by the University of the West of England (UWE) on 21-22 July 2011, bringing together academics and business leaders from the UK and China to discuss innovative technologies for the food industry.

  • UWE's Centre for Fine Print Research shaping our future

    22/06/2011

    The Centre for Fine Print Research, part of the Department of Art and Design at UWE, has been cited in a report by Research Councils UK (RCUK) and Universities UK (UUK) to mark Universities Week 2011.

    The report, Big Ideas for the Future, uncovers the top 100 pieces of research that will shape our future. CFPR is referred to twice in the report, in relation to how research can inform and enhance the commercial sector by working in partnership with businesses organisations.

  • David Willetts opens new building at UWE

    16/06/2011

    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.

  • 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.

  • Universities and businesses must work together to shape tomorrow's workforce

    31/05/2011

    This is the key message of a lecture given by Nick Wilson, (Managing Director, Hewlett Packard UK and Ireland) at the University of the West of England on Wednesday 1 June at 18.00.

    Nick Wilson, who leads the UK and Ireland operations of the world’s largest technology company, says that partnerships between universities and businesses are essential in delivering skilled innovators who can quickly make a contribution into the UK workforce.

  • It's a virtual life for students at UWE's new Education Innovation Centre

    31/05/2011

    UWE's new Education Innovation Centre will be launched at Frenchay Campus on 1 June 2011 at 15.15.

    Students can now learn in simulated work and home settings thanks to a new state-of-the-art Education Innovation Centre (EIC) at the heart of the University of the West of England's expanding Frenchay Campus.

  • 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.

  • UWE student volunteers are national digital champions

    11/05/2011

    Five students from the University of the West of England who are helping to close the national digital divide have been chosen to attend Digital Champions Day in London on 11 May.The second year students are all taking part in the government Race Online campaign by running a community internet training project for older people.

  • UWE lecturer gets BAFTA nomination for Human Planet sound

    15/04/2011

    A lecturer and sound engineer from the University of the West of England has been nominated for a BAFTA award. Martyn Harries (UWE) has been nominated together with Sound Editor Kate Hopkins for their work on the BBC 1 programme Human Planet. They have been nominated in the Sound Factual category.  The BAFTA Television Craft Awards celebrate the best industry talent behind the scenes and in front of the camera.

  • UWE + Denby Pottery push the boundaries in 3D ceramic print

    28/03/2011

    The University of the West of England is collaborating with Denby Pottery to push the boundaries in new techniques to print in 3D in ceramics. The Centre for Fine Print Research at UWE has been awarded almost £100k (£97,861) from the Arts and Humanities Research Council to further develop a technology which enables ceramic objects to be printed in 3D.

  • How can we make things better for health in Bristol?

    22/03/2011

    A unique exhibition, the first of its kind to be held in Bristol, will showcase the outstanding health innovation achievements in the city that have had a positive impact on people's lives and offer a glimpse into the future at what new developments might bring. The Bristol Health Innovation Showcase is the first exhibition from BRIG-H (Bristol Research and Innovation Group for Health), a partnership of universities and NHS Trusts committed to improving the health of people in Bristol and beyond through research, innovation and closer collaboration.

  • 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.

  • Internet training for pensioners by UWE volunteer

    03/03/2011

    Student volunteers from the University of the West of England, who are helping to close the digital divide, are set to gain national recognition.

  • 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.

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