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  • UWE awards honorary degree to Professor Leon Chua


    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science to Professor Leon Chua in recognition of his outstanding achievements in the field of nonlinear circuit theory, cellular neural networks and memristors.

  • Magical musical gloves make debut at TED Edinburgh


    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


    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


    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.

  • UWE links with US university to encourage STEM take-up


    The University of the West of England is linking with prestigious Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in the US to strengthen the recruitment of underrepresented students particularly to STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths). The project will also encourage and share best practice between the institutions in this area.

    UWE has been awarded a prestigious British Council Connect UK-US grant to deliver the project with CMU.

  • Space Shuttle astronauts touch down at UWE


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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.

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