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  • Pregnant women support routine enquiry by midwives about domestic violence


    New research conducted at UWE, Bristol confirms that pregnant women believe that routine enquiry by midwives into domestic violence is a positive move forward. Midwives also report that domestic violence training has increased their confidence in dealing with positive disclosures and working collaboratively with other agencies. The research identified barriers to disclosure remain, often connected to the presence of a partner during consultations or language barriers.

  • Feminism in Action conference comes to UWE


    The University of the West of England's Gender Studies Research Group will mark its first anniversary by bringing some of the world and UK's foremost feminist thinkers to the University on Monday 11 July 2011 for a free one day seminar – Feminism in Action.

  • 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.

  • Reading and talking to children at home makes starting school easier


    Researchers in Bristol today published a report that shows that children's early communication environment makes an important contribution to their readiness to start school.

    This project was led by Professor Sue Roulstone, Underwood Trust Professor of Language and Communication Impairment at the University of the West of England in collaboration with Professor Tim Peters from the University of Bristol, Professor James Law from Newcastle University, Dr Robert Rush from the Queen Margaret University and Dr Judy Clegg from the University of Sheffield.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Men and Cancer - find out more at UWE seminar


    Exhibition and Conference Centre, Frenchay Campus, UWE

    Saturday 2 July 2011 09:30 to 16:30

    Many people are unaware that men have poorer survival from cancer, not only from those cancers that are specific to men, such as prostate cancer but also from cancers which affect both sexes, such as lung and bowel cancer. To highlight this important health issue, the University of the West of England is hosting a one day conference on 'Men and Cancer' at the Exhibition and Conference Centre on the Frenchay Campus on Saturday 2 July 2011.

  • 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.

  • UWE celebrates forests at Bristol Festival of Nature


    Festival of Nature 18-19 June Bristol Harbourside

    Children can find out ‘who eats who' in the forest when scientists and students from the University of the West of England offer activities based on the theme of trees at this year's Bristol Festival of Nature.

  • Biomedical iNet Showcase new technologies in the South West


    Find out more about exciting new technologies in Biomedicine at a special event on 23 June at the Exchange in Bridgwater.

    The Biomedical iNet has arranged for presenters from business, academia, and the NHS to share innovative new ideas, receive feedback and make valuable contacts. Confirmed speakers so far include Professor Tony Killard from UWE, Sam Millar from Campden BRI who will be presenting on Bio imaging, Dr Sara Flint from the Centre for Additive Layer Manufacturing (CALM) and Dr Zoe Betteridge will join us from the Bath Institute for Rheumatic Diseases to discuss new diagnostic techniques. Details of all the speakers will be available on the website.

  • New study into blood risk to contribute to national policy debate


    Risk, safety and consent in contemporary blood services in the United Kingdom: perspectives from sociology and law

    Risks associated with blood transfusions are to be scrutinized in a new national project that will inform public policy on the process.

  • School meal budget cuts and U-turn on cooking skills in schools could affect childhood obesity


    New evidence commissioned by a leading partnership of food charities shows that a whole school approach to food that links practical food education with quality school dinners leads to a better family diet and can improve academic performance and behaviour.

  • Breast cancer research grant for UWE Bristol


    Breast Cancer Campaign has awarded a grant worth almost £70,000 to Dr Diana Harcourt at the University of the West of England, Bristol. The three year project will look specifically at finding the best ways to support and help breast cancer patients who experience treatment-related hair loss.

  • Is exercise the key to helping Bristol’s chocoholics?


    As chocoholics everywhere tuck into their chocolate eggs this Easter, many may be looking for a way to curb their cravings as part of a healthier lifestyle. For chocolate lovers in Bristol,  researchers from the Department of Psychology at the University of the West of England may have found the answer in exercise. They are currently looking for participants for a study examining whether exercise can help people give up chocolate.

  • UWE researcher elected fellow of the Royal College of Nursing


    Professor Sarah Hewlett from the University of the West of England has been elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN). It is the first time that this prestigious title has been awarded to a nurse at the University of the West of England.

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