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  • Is social anxiety a hidden disability for university students?

    05/07/2012

    Students are often expected to speak knowledgably in front of groups of unfamiliar people as part of their education. The assessment of student presentations contributes to degree grading, and employers expect good interpersonal skills from graduates.

  • Adolescent girls who over use internet and social media suffer lower self-esteem and negative body image

    02/07/2012

    NetGirls project findings presented at the 5th Appearance Matters international conference Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 July, 2012, Wills Building, Bristol UK.

    Adolescent girls, who spend long periods each day on the internet, engaging and communicating on social media, are more likely to suffer low self-esteem and negative body image, according to new research to be presented at the Appearance Matters 5 conference in Bristol on Tuesday 3 July

  • Underwater robot made from recycled materials takes to international waters for SAUC-E competition

    29/06/2012

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    An autonomous underwater robot designed and created by UWE Bristol Robotics students, has been entered for the prestigious SAUC-E competition at La Spezia in Italy this summer.

  • UWE Bristol researcher plays key role in DNA bar-coding of native flowering plants in Wales

    26/06/2012

    A researcher from UWE Bristol has contributed to a groundbreaking project that has succeeded in generating DNA barcoding for all the native flowering plants in Wales.

  • UWE Bristol academics celebrate the Dickens legacy

    25/06/2012

    The timeless appeal of the writer Charles Dickens is being celebrated during his bicentenary year at Dickens Day 2012, a sell out free public engagement event organised by The UWE Long Nineteenth Century Network to be held on Saturday 30 June at the Arnolfini, Bristol.

  • Global perspective on body image and appearance research at Appearance Matters conference in Bristol

    25/06/2012

    5th Appearance Matters international Conference on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 July 2012, Wills Building, Queens Road, Bristol, UK

    The renowned Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) will make a vital contribution to addressing some of the public health concerns identified in the recent All Party Parliamentary Group report on body image through the Appearance Matters 5 conference on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 July 2012 in Bristol.

  • Psychological screening before cosmetic surgery vital say UK cosmetic surgeons and researchers at UWE Bristol

    20/06/2012

    New cosmetic screening tool explained at Appearance Matters 5 international conference on 3 and 4 July 2012

    Findings from the first study to implement and evaluate a psychological screening tool for cosmetic surgery patients in routine private practice in the UK are to be reported at Appearance Matters 5, an international conference, organised by the Centre for Appearance Research (CAR), UWE Bristol.

  • Research team says 'talking bollocks' could save your life

    18/06/2012

    UWE Bristol Social Marketing Centre, patient support group 'It's in the Bag' and Bristol Testicular Cancer Service based at Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre (BHOC) are working in partnership to encourage young male students to get involved in designing a campaign to build awareness of the symptoms of testicular cancer.

  • Reorganisation of NHS cleft services shows improved care for children

    13/06/2012

    A new study has found the reorganisation of NHS services for children in the UK with cleft lip and palate has improved standards of care. It has also led to a co-ordinated approach to national cleft research that has the potential to improve health and treatment worldwide. Professor Nichola Rumsey from UWE Bristol's Centre for Appearance Research is one of the authors of the paper.

  • Healthy planet indicator bugs and blubber gloves at UWE Bristol's Festival of Nature display

    12/06/2012

    Visitors to UWE Bristol's tent at this year's Bristol Festival of Nature will be able to look for indicator bugs, lichens and micro-organisms under the microscope and learn how their presence or absence reveals the health of the environment.

  • Single parents need more support in search for jobs, says new research

    11/06/2012

    Despite wanting to work, single parents on Job Seeker's Allowance (JSA) are not getting the support and training they need to gain quality employment, according to major new research by the Single Parent Action Network (SPAN) and UWE Bristol. The report's Bristol launch will take place at UWE on 21 June 2012.

  • UWE hosts breast cancer conference to highlight local and international clinical and service developments

    11/06/2012

    Friday 15 June 2012 09:00 to 16:00

    UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre

    Scientists, clinicians and cancer care service providers will present a range of initiatives happening locally and internationally, at a special conference about breast cancer. Breast Cancer- United Care will highlight how co-ordination between services and clinicians is the key to providing the best service to breast cancer patients.

  • Queen receives new Wiltshire history volume to mark Diamond Jubilee

    11/06/2012

    UWE Bristol historian Dr Virginia Bainbridge has presented a beautiful specially-inscribed copy of the Victoria County History of Wiltshire to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, as part of her Diamond Jubilee celebrations. The new volume, on Cricklade and Environs, is part of the definitive history of Wiltshire which has been underway since 1947, with research led by UWE's history department since 2004.

  • UWE Bristol student gains recognition for wild orchid research

    29/05/2012

    A UWE Bristol student is pursuing a passion for researching wild orchids alongside his undergraduate history degree.

    At 21, Dino Zelenika is used to being the youngest person at the various orchid associations and meetings he attends. Despite his age Dino has already carried out field research into wild orchids in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BH) where he was born. This research with his photos will feature in the latest issue of the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) journal The Orchid Review. The Orchid Review is the oldest and most influential orchid magazine in the world, and has been published since 1893, when Victorian society was in the grip of orchid mania.

  • Greek God Hermes inspires new music app

    21/05/2012

    The Greek God Hermes is the inspiration behind a new app called On a theme of Hermes designed by SATSYMPH who comprise UWE Bristol lecturer Philip Phelps, composer Marc Yeats and Bristol based poet Ralph Hoyte.

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