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  • World's biggest ever cleft lip and palate research programme

    27/03/2012

    Parents of children born with a cleft lip and/or palate are being invited to enrol in the world's largest ever cleft research programme, launched in London today (Tuesday 27 March). Academics from the Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) at UWE Bristol will bring their expertise in the psychology of appearance to the research project. The Universities of Bristol and Manchester will lead the research in partnership with a number of other universities and NHS partners including UWE Bristol.

  • UWE Bristol concurs with University Alliance report that shows shortage of graduates will harm UK economy

    27/03/2012

    Professor Steven West, Vice-Chancellor of UWE Bristol, concurs with the findings in a new report 'The way we'll work' launched today by the University Alliance. Professor Steven West is the incoming Chair of the University Alliance.

  • National Employee Savings Trust (NEST): Who gains, who loses?

    26/03/2012

    National Employee Savings Trust (NEST): Who gains, who loses? was the topical subject of a recent one day event at UWE Bristol exploring the impact of the National Employee Savings Trust initiative to be introduced in 2012.

  • British Academy Fellowship for UWE Bristol Philosopher

    26/03/2012

    A philosopher from UWE Bristol, Dr Havi Carel, has been awarded a prestigious British Academy Mid Career Fellowship. Dr Carel will use the research award to write a book about the experience of illness to be published by Oxford University Press.

  • New Banksy book – The Bristol Legacy

    26/03/2012

    Banksy: The Bristol Legacy

    Edited by Paul Gough

    Redcliffe Press

    Published April 2012

    160pp 100 (mainly colour) illustrations softback £14.99

    The Banksy v Bristol Museum exhibition held in 2009 was arguably the most successful exhibition held in the city attracting record numbers of visitors who queued for hours to witness what some may consider to be the most anarchic ever takeover of an established regional museum.

  • UWE Bristol Science Communication Unit is a Centre of Excellence

    20/03/2012

    Groundbreaking research, innovative practical projects and world class postgraduate programmes have won the UWE Bristol Science Communication Unit (SCU) recognition as a Centre of Excellence.

  • UWE Bristol wins two Intellectual Property Awards

    12/03/2012

    UWE Bristol has received two prestigious awards from the Intellectual Property Office for the Bloodhound@University project and a joint win for the Knowing and Growing project which is a collaboration with the University of York, the University of Sheffield and Southampton Solent University. UWE Bristol is the only university in the UK to pick up two Intellectual Property Awards.

  • Researchers develop paper-thin device to test cholesterol levels

    28/02/2012

    Paper-thin sensors that use the latest technology in miniaturisation and printing could revolutionise the way point of care testing is carried out for cholesterol and lead to further applications and developments of the technology.

  • Cardiac arrest treatment study exceeds paramedic recruitment targets

    20/02/2012

    A pilot study by emergency care experts at UWE Bristol to test the best method of airway management to resuscitate out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients has exceeded target recruitment of paramedics from Great Western Ambulance Service (GWAS). The research team had hoped to recruit 150 paramedics but over 180 have signed up to be involved.

  • Hacking scandal? – twas ever thus, says media expert

    13/02/2012

    The first authoritative book on the 'Hackgate' scandal includes a revealing chapter by Mike Jempson and Wayne Powell from Mediawise based at UWE Bristol. Entitled 'Blame not the mobile phone, twas ever thus' it catalogues many previously untold stories about harm done by an intrusive press behaviour. Phone hacking, they argue, is just the latest underhand tactic used to invade privacy in order to sell newspapers.

  • Cleft lip and palate in children: what is the impact on fathers?

    02/02/2012

    Fathers of children with the condition of cleft lip and palate are being sought for a study aimed at identifying the impacts of this on their lives, and if appropriate, their specific information and support needs. The research is being conducted by Nicola Stock, who is studying for an MSc while working at UWE Bristol's Centre for Appearance Research.

  • Health research showcased at UWE Bristol conference

    30/01/2012

    Wednesday 1 February 2012 09:30-13:00 Exhibition and Conference Centre

    UWE Bristol is hosting a conference that will showcase current health research in a range of specialist areas on Wednesday 1 February at the Exhibition and Conference Centre. The conference is the first of its kind to he hosted by UWE Bristol's Centre for Health and Clinical Research.

  • UWE Bristol recognised with European HR Excellence in Research Award

    30/01/2012

    UWE Bristol has been granted the European Commission's HR Excellence in Research Award. The award recognises the University's outstanding work in developing and supporting its research staff.

  • Research suggests farmers lack confidence in badger vaccination

    23/01/2012

    Research conducted by a UWE Bristol researcher, based at the Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI), and in collaboration with Cardiff University, has found that farmers surveyed in five areas of England lack confidence in a badger vaccine to prevent the spread of bovine Tuberculosis (bTB). Farmers also had low levels of trust in the Government's ability to manage bovine Tuberculosis.

  • Shrew whiskers inspire ground-breaking robot design

    20/01/2012

    The Etruscan shrew, one of the world's tiniest mammals, measuring around 4 centimetres long, is the inspiration for a ground-breaking new robot developed to use sophisticated whiskers to find its way around.

    The Shrewbot is the latest in a series of robots which use 'active touch' rather than vision to navigate their environment.

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