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  • Health Disparities Research Symposium

    28/01/2013

    Emeritus Professor Hugh Barton, former Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments, will be delivering the keynote address at the 8th Annual Health Disparities Research Symposium in Birmingham Alabama February 28th. The subject of the symposium is 'Health Disparities: where biology, behaviour and socioeconomics converge'. The built environment in a key theme, and Professor Barton's topic will be 'Shaping Neighbourhoods for local health and global sustainability'.

  • Delivering health and well-being for our local communities

    12/12/2012

    The most recent Joint Public Health Service/Academic meeting looked at how academia can help in the delivery of challenges identified in the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA). Delegates included representatives from NHS Bristol, NHS South Gloucestershire, NHS Bath and North East Somerset, NHS North Somerset, Bristol City Council, UWE and the University of Bristol. Key outcomes included the formation of ideas for improved joint working between academia, NHS service organisations and local community representatives in the development and delivery of JSNAs.

  • Has your journey been disrupted by recent floods?

    27/11/2012

    Travellers whose journeys have been disrupted by recent rain and flooding are asked to share their experiences through this online survey.

  • 341 environment and global change research proposals in 5 days

    14/11/2012

    The Environment and Global Changes Panel of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) met in Lisbon between the 7th and 9th of November 2012. The international expert panel, chaired by Jim Longhurst, evaluated 341 research proposals and made recommendations for funding to FCT.

  • UWE Bristol expert invited to chair Environment and Global Change Panel

    07/11/2012

    The Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) have invited UWE Bristol's eminent air quality and climate change expert, Professor Jim Longhurst to chair its Environmental and Global Change panel.

  • Window onto the world of MSc Sustainable Development in Practice

    07/11/2012

    A new website will provide a unique window onto to the experiences, activities, ideas and reflections of the students and staff of MSc Sustainable Development in Practice.

  • Jim Longhurst to Chair the Environment and Global Change Panel

    06/11/2012

    Jim Longhurst is Chairing the Environment and Global Change Panel as part of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) 2012 evaluation process. The FCT is the public research-funding agency which selects and distributes research funds for a wide range of scientific fields of research. It places high importance on the international peer-review evaluation process as a critical element to ensure credibility and quality in all its activities.

  • Visualising Bristol's low carbon futures: John Rose Award public engagement project underway

    06/11/2012

    Thanks to the 2012 John Rose Award grant from theInstitution of Environmental Sciences and support from Bristol City Council, Rose's low carbon Bristol public engagement art project is under way.

  • UWE graduate Lorayne Woodend wins prestigious RTPI George Pepler International Award

    31/10/2012

    Lorayne Woodend, who has just completed her three year distance learning MA in Town and Country Planning (JDLMA) in the Department of Planning and Architecture has been awarded the prestigious George Pepler International award from the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).

  • UWE Bristol Travel Challenge - which journey was the quickest?

    19/10/2012

    In the second annual UWE Bristol Travel Challenge, cycles were narrowly pipped to the finishing line by the motorcycle as the quickest way to commute to Frenchay Campus.

  • UWE Bristol launches new community garden

    16/10/2012

    Sustainability Week, Monday 15 to Friday 21 October 2012

    UWE Bristol will mark sustainability week by unveiling plans for a new community garden on Frenchay Campus.

  • World's first 'before and after' study of the impact of a Directly Elected Mayor

    16/10/2012

    What impact will a Directly Elected Mayor have on the way Bristol is governed? A team of experts from Bristol's two universities will examine the difference that the introduction of a Directly Elected Mayor will make in what is believed to be a 'world first' in urban studies.

  • Last chance to register for Communicate 2012

    10/10/2012

    Communicate 2012: Breaking Boundaries

    October 24th/25th, Passenger Shed, Bristol

    Communicate, now in its tenth year, is the annual conference for environmental communicators, bringing together a blend of NGOs, media professionals, green business leaders, academics and policy makers. With over 100 different organisations represented each year, Communicate gives delegates the opportunity to stay informed on the crucial current and upcoming debates in the sector, share best practice, hear from world leaders in the field, and get direct feedback on their own communication campaigns. See website for further information and to register. http://www.bnhc.org.uk/home/communicate/delegates.html

  • ISHE rolls out carbon support package for green SMEs

    09/10/2012

    Rose Bailey has been working with South West SMEs on a range of carbon related business support activities through the Environmental Technologies iNet. The Environmental Technologies iNet provides support to the most promising environmental goods and services businesses in the South West of England, to help develop, protect and commercialise ideas, products and services, exploit new markets and grow sales.

  • Behavioural Change or Societal Change?

    05/10/2012

    UWE's new MSc Sustainable Development in Practice is now underway with a fantastic cohort of students representing a diverse range of backgrounds. One of the main aims of the course is to engage students with the human and social challenges of sustainable development. In a recent post on Two Degrees (a web-based network for sustainability professionals), one of the course tutors Dr Tim Chatterton outlines why a simplistic emphasis on behaviour change often ends in failure and argues that insights from sociology have much to offer those charged with designing low carbon strategies for both business and government. Read Tim's blog here.

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