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  • UWE Shiatsu practitioner helps trauma victims in Bosnia

    31/03/2011

    A lecturer and Shiatsu practitioner from the University of the West of England is travelling to Sarajevo in April to work with people traumatised by the impact of the siege of Sarajevo. Patricia Homewood combines a role as an Associate Lecturer in Education with working in UWE’s Wellbeing Centre as a Shiatsu practitioner.

  • Meet the leaders of industry at UWE

    23/03/2011

    David Flory CBE, Deputy Chief Executive of NHS England, will share his expertise on change management at the next talk in the Spring Distinguished Executive Address Series on Thursday 24 March 2011, 18:00 –20:30 at the University of the West of England's Frenchay Campus.

  • Scanner helps Bristol team lead the way in Cancer research

    23/03/2011

    The delivery of a Veridex Circulating Tumour Cell (CTC) Scanner at the School of Clinical Sciences at Southmead Hospital is providing an exciting opportunity for a team of Bristol scientists and clinicians, to undertake potentially groundbreaking research into what controls cancer tumour cells and causes them to spread around the body.

  • 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.

  • New web resource shows diversity in health sector jobs

    22/03/2011

    The huge diversity of work opportunities connected to the health sector existing beyond traditionally recognised jobs like nursing or physiotherapy is not widely known. In order to broaden awareness about the huge range of possible career paths, two experts from the University of the West of England have worked in partnership with a range of South West organisations to develop a web resource that highlights the diversity of roles needed to keep the health sector working. The project was commissioned by South West Strategic Health Authority to help people understand that the NHS workforce is changing and new roles are emerging so it is essential that people are aware of new opportunitites and different ways of accessing work.

  • Koestler Highly Commended Award for Music in Time Project

    17/03/2011

    Music in Time, a creative music programme developed by Superact, in collaboration with the University of the West of England and the Age Concern Older Offenders Project (ACOOP), recently won a Koestler Highly Commended Award for their work with Dartmoor Prison. The music programme won a Singer-Songwriter category commendation for the production of a music CD with prisoners entitled 'No Rhyme or Reason'.

  • Organ donation: the cost of not giving

    02/03/2011

    A public debate Thursday 17 March 2011, 18:30-20:00 @ Watershed, Bristol. BS1 5TX This public event will bring together people involved in organ donation and transplantation to discuss the current situation in the UK. Should we 'nudge' people into making a choice? What is the cost of having such long waiting times for organs? You will have a chance to hear about the complexity of transplant coordination, the harrowing experience of waiting for and going through a transplant, as well as philosophical and moral issues surrounding organ donation. Speakers include an organ recipient and family members, as well as health professionals working on organ donation.

  • Social Care course praised by students

    25/02/2011

    A long standing partnership between the University of the West of England and Somerset County Council Social Services is helping Social Care workers develop more confidence at carrying out challenging roles with a growing set of demands.

  • £1.2million study to help children with speech problems

    21/02/2011

    A major new research study that will identify and evaluate the types of treatment available for pre-school children with speech and language difficulties has been launched at Frenchay Hospital.

  • UWE radiography student wins top overseas placement

    09/02/2011

    University of the West of England radiotherapy student David Evans has won a prestigious international elective placement in the 2010 Society of Radiographers Work the World Competition.

  • 'Feel Good' at UWE during February

    07/02/2011

    Students from the University of the West of England are set to keep the winter blues at bay this month with a series of health and wellbeing events as part of 'Feel Good February'. Now in its fifth successful year, Feel Good February is an opportunity for students and staff to focus on their health, fitness and wellbeing through a wide range of activities, taster sessions and events to help them get active and 'feel good'.

  • Breast cancer study seeks BME and Caucasian women

    01/02/2011

    A researcher from the Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) at the University of the West of England (UWE) would like to explore Black, South Asian and Caucasian women's experiences of being diagnosed and treated for breast cancer.

  • Do female footballers ignore pain to stay in the game?

    25/01/2011

    There are key sociological and psychological factors that affect the way girl and women footballers experience pain, injury and risk according to a new study by a researcher at the University of the West of England.

  • 'Keep moving if you have joint pain' says UWE researcher

    24/01/2011

    A researcher from the University of the West of England has been awarded two grants to fund work that will encourage people with serious joint conditions to move and excercise more.

  • Placements lead to homeless Occupational Therapy service

    24/01/2011

    A student placement partnership between the University of the West of England and charity Places for People has been so successful that the charity has recognised the value of occupational therapy (OT) and now employs two full time occupational therapists.

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