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  • UWE's 3D print experts link up with engineering firm Renishaw

    15/08/2011

    Art meets science with the start of a three-year £178,000 Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between print experts from the University of the West of England and precision engineering firm Renishaw. UWE's expertise in 3D printing will help Renishaw reduce costs and enter new markets by making full use of its rapid 3D prototyping equipment in the design and manufacture of new products.

  • UWE environmental experts advise on sustainability for Durban's new airport city

    15/08/2011

    Experts from the University of the West of England's Faculty of Environment and Technology have developed a framework to ensure the long-term sustainable development of the land and infrastructure around Durban's new King Shaka International Airport.

  • Experts investigate best way to treat cardiac arrest

    01/08/2011

    The University of the West of England, the Great Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust (GWAS) and University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, will conduct an investigation to ensure paramedics employ the best possible techniques when treating a patient who has suffered a cardiac arrest.

  • UWE research reveals travel time of rail passengers is increasingly well spent

    27/07/2011

    What do rail travellers do with their time on the move? How worthwhile do they consider this time to be? How do they equip themselves for using their time and do they plan in advance how to get the most out of their travel time?

    These are questions that the University of the West of England's Centre for Transport and Society (CTS) has explored through a national survey of over 20,000 rail passengers comparing the answers with the results from a similar study six years ago. The findings provide a unique insight into the experience of rail travel in Britain and how this is evolving in the face of rapid developments in information and communication technologies (ICTs).

  • Pregnant women support routine enquiry by midwives about domestic violence

    20/07/2011

    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

    04/07/2011

    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

    30/06/2011

    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

    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.

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