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  • Study findings could help prevent FGM in UK, researchers say


    Researchers from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and City University London say the findings of a study on female genital mutilation could help prevent the practise in the UK.

  • Bristol Food Connections: What's on the menu for UWE Bristol?


    How does music affect flavour? How do our experiences of food both unite and alienate communities? UWE Bristol researchers will reveal more at the annual Bristol Food Connections (29/4 – 7/5), a unique city-wide food festival bringing together the many vibrant food cultures and communities, the business, culture and education sectors to inspire people to celebrate and engage with good food.

    Starting on 29 April 2016, this ten day festival will see Bristol's food culture celebrated through over 180 events across the city. As one of the organising partners, UWE Bristol will present a series of activities set to challenge how we think about food.

  • EU referendum expert available for media commentary


    Dr G√ľnter Walzenbach, a political scientist from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is available for media commentary during the lead up to the EU referendum.

    An expert in comparative European politics and EU external relations, Gunter says that the key elements that we need to consider centre on business opportunities, trade relations and the performance of the economy; freedom of movement between member countries; and overarching foreign policy considerations.

  • New discovery strengthens how bones bond to titanium orthopaedic implants


    Scientists at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have discovered a new way of making titanium implants bond better with bones. Successful implant surgery is dependent on this bonding process working so that the implant integrates into the patient's skeleton.

  • More emotional support needed for children dealing with traumatic distress following injury


    The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is one of the partners in a major study about child traumatic stress and providing emotional support to children admitted to hospital after injury. Dr Mark Lyttle from UWE Bristol contributed to the study lead by Monash University in Australia.

  • Automate Now? Robots, Jobs and Universal Basic Income


    A public debate on the issue of how technological advancement could affect jobs will take place in front of a packed audience at the Watershed in Bristol on 9 December.

    Led by philosophers and roboticists, the event is sponsored by UWE Social Science in the City and part of the Bristol Festival of Ideas and is organised by Dr Darian Meacham, a Senior lecturer in Philosophy at UWE Bristol.

  • Anxiety app designed by UWE experts achieves half a million downloads in over 100 countries


    A free self-help app for anxiety (SAM app) conceived and co-designed by experts at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has been downloaded by over 500,000 users from around the globe in more than 100 countries since its launch in July 2013. It has been in the top 100 Health and Fitness Apps in 85 countries and received thousands of positive reviews.

  • UWE Bristol research team contributes to new blood and transplant unit


    The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is collaborating with the University of Bristol (UoB) in the recently announced Blood and Transplant Research Unit (BTRU) that will be based in Bristol. This research unit is one of four nationally, two of which will be based at Cambridge and one each in London and Bristol, funded by the National Institute for Health Research that bring together research at universities with NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT). The Bristol BTRU will focus on the Development of new red blood cell products to support thetransfusion needs of patients with rare blood groups and those with complex and life-limiting conditions.

  • University Alliance launches a new kind of doctoral programme for the 21st Century


    Thirteen Alliance universities have joined forces to launch a new kind of doctoral training programme in response to industry needs and promote the UK's economic growth and productivity.

  • Does having a visible difference impact upon intimate relationships? Participants sought for new study


    Researchers at UWE Bristol's Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) are conducting a research study examining the experiences of intimacy and intimate relationships amongst adults who have an altered appearance or an appearance altering condition (a 'visible difference').

  • Choral Singing Therapy may lead to improved quality of life for stroke survivors


    Singing in a choir can improve the feelings of social isolation and low mood experienced by stroke survivors with aphasia (communication difficulties) according to new research from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and the University of Auckland in New Zealand.

  • UWE awards Honorary Degree to Nathan Filer


    Nathan Filer was awarded the Honorary Degree of Master of Letters in recognition of his role in raising awareness through literature and his commitment to mental healthcare.

  • Obese 4-5 year olds likely to remain overweight throughout their primary school life


    A new study, published in The Journal of Public Health which examined changes in BMI* in children aged 4-11 years, found that that the number of obese children approximately doubles between the first and last years of primary school and that children who are obese when they start school are likely to continue to be overweight by the time they leave for secondary school.

  • UWE Bristol lecturer wins art prize for etching based on physiotherapy interventions


    A senior lecturer in musculoskeletal physiotherapy from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) won an award in the drawing category of an Art and Health competition hosted at the World Congress of Physical Therapy (WCPT) 2015 congress in Singapore. This is held every four years and is attended by physical therapy researchers, clinicians and educators worldwide. He was also an abstract reviewer and had an abstract on a survey of UK physiotherapy practice for plantar fasciitis accepted at WCPT 2015.

  • UWE holds debate on how much we value nature in an age of genetic modification


    UWE Bristol is organising a free public debate on the value of nature on Thursday 16 April at the Watershed.

    The event is entitled “Nature after Nature: The Value of Being Natural in the Age of Marvellous Technologies.”

    Organiser Dr Darian Meacham, a senior lecturer in UWE's Faculty of Health and Social Sciences and researcher at BrisSynBio, said, “Many ecologists have argued that nature has an intrinsic value outside of its instrumental use for and by human beings. The idea of natural value is often extended to the “naturalness” of something having value in itself.

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