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

    30/06/2011

    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

    28/06/2011

    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

    28/06/2011

    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

    23/06/2011

    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

    22/06/2011

    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

    15/06/2011

    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

    15/06/2011

    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

    13/06/2011

    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

    23/05/2011

    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

    09/05/2011

    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?

    19/04/2011

    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

    08/04/2011

    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.

  • People like us: why some middle class families opt for the local comp

    06/04/2011

    A book co-authored by a UWE academic delves into the assumptions and motivations of liberal parents in making decisions about secondary schools.

  • 30% of women would trade at least one year of their life to achieve their ideal body weight and shape

    31/03/2011

    Latest research conducted for new eating disorder charity The Succeed Foundation, in partnership with the University of the West of England (UWE), has found that 30% of women would trade at least one year of their life to achieve their ideal body weight and shape.

  • 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.

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