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  • UWE Bristol Science Communication Unit is a Centre of Excellence

    20/03/2012

    Groundbreaking research, innovative practical projects and world class postgraduate programmes have won the UWE Bristol Science Communication Unit (SCU) recognition as a Centre of Excellence.

  • UWE Bristol students and staff give sound inspiration to BBC Radio 4 Festival

    28/02/2012

    As part of UWE Bristol's collaborative civic ethos, staff and students from across the University are making significant contributions to the BBC Radio 4 'More Than Words' festival, celebrating the art of sound, storytelling and the art of listening. Radio 4 hosts this exciting free festival in Bristol from 16–18 March to mark the BBC's strong and enduring partnership with the city.

  • Research suggests farmers lack confidence in badger vaccination

    23/01/2012

    Research conducted by a UWE Bristol researcher, based at the Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI), and in collaboration with Cardiff University, has found that farmers surveyed in five areas of England lack confidence in a badger vaccine to prevent the spread of bovine Tuberculosis (bTB). Farmers also had low levels of trust in the Government's ability to manage bovine Tuberculosis.

  • Should we all look to change travel habits earlier rather than giving up driving when we get old?

    15/12/2011

    A major report looking into the travel habits, needs and issues surrounding driving in old age has found that older people have a mixed range of views to changing their habits and or opting to use other modes of transport. The report reaches some predictable conclusions about loss of independence and worries about isolation if people live in remote areas. However it examines the potential of an about turn in travel habits earlier in life that could help people avoid some of the 'withdrawal' symptoms like depression and loneliness.

  • UWE offers new short courses for planners on impact of climate change

    08/12/2011

    Two new topics aimed at offering planning professionals practical help and advice on the impact of climate change have been added to UWE Bristol's range of high-quality short courses on town and country planning. The topics, entitled 'The Science of Climate Change' and 'Climate Change and Spatial Planning,' will examine climate change and what it means for communities and the built environment.

  • Bristol Planning Law and Policy Conference – Localism in Practice

    21/11/2011

    The 12th Bristol Planning Law and Policy Conference will take place on Thursday 24 November 2011 at Bristol Marriott City Centre Hotel, Bristol. The key theme of the conference is the implications of the Coalition Government's agenda for changes to the planning system. Central to these changes is the involvement of local communities in preparing neighbourhood plans. The conference is particularly well timed as the Localism Act 2011 received royal assent on 15 November.

  • UWE tops the region for student satisfaction in key areas

    17/08/2011

    The satisfaction level of UWE students has topped the region in a number of subject areas, covering courses such as Radiotherapy and Oncology, Law, and Management.*

    The National Student Survey published today (Wednesday, August 17) also reveals an increase in UWE's performance across all the themes in the NSS.**

  • 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.

  • UWE geography lecturer wins National Teaching Fellowship

    08/08/2011

    Intrepid geography lecturer Dr Jennifer Hill, from the University of the West of England, has been awarded a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship by the Higher Education Academy (HEA). She was one of 55 lecturers and learning support staff to be honoured with the most prestigious award for excellence in higher education teaching and support for learning.

  • 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).

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Alan Bailey

    26/07/2011

    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Master of Science to Alan Bailey in recognition of his significant contribution to the development of a low carbon economy in South West England.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Antony Jinman

    25/07/2011

    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Education to Antony Jinman in recognition of his pioneering work with young people and raising awareness of the environment.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Gillian Smith

    25/07/2011

    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Master of Science to Gillian Smith in recognition of her significant contribution to the furtherance of the importance of social research within transport studies.

  • Dr Martin Bigg appointed as Director of the Environmental Technologies iNet

    05/04/2011

    The University of the West of England is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Martin Bigg as Director of the Environmental Technologies iNet. He joins the £2 million UWE-led project, which provides support to businesses in the South West’s cleantech sector, from the Environment Agency, where he was Head of Industry and Waste Regulation.

  • UK fishing rights at risk of 'privatisation by stealth'

    08/03/2011

    An environmental law lecturer from the University of the West of England has called for UK fisheries authorities to come up with a fairer and more environmentally sustainable way of allocating fishing rights. Tom Appleby, Senior Lecturer in Law at UWE has reviewed the history of allocating fishing quotas. He says the topic is particularly pertinent at the moment as it seems the government has shied away from privatising the forests, but may be accidentally privatising the fisheries instead.

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