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  • It's a virtual life for students at UWE's new Education Innovation Centre

    31/05/2011

    UWE's new Education Innovation Centre will be launched at Frenchay Campus on 1 June 2011 at 15.15.

    Students can now learn in simulated work and home settings thanks to a new state-of-the-art Education Innovation Centre (EIC) at the heart of the University of the West of England's expanding Frenchay Campus.

  • Who is responsible for social care development for older people in residential care?

    31/03/2011

    With the number of people aged over 75 projected to nearly double from 4.8 to 8.7 million in England by 2033, experts from leading organisations dealing with the care of older people, are calling for positive change to training and development for managers and carers in residential homes.

  • UWE Shiatsu practitioner helps trauma victims in Bosnia

    31/03/2011

    A lecturer and Shiatsu practitioner from the University of the West of England is travelling to Sarajevo in April to work with people traumatised by the impact of the siege of Sarajevo. Patricia Homewood combines a role as an Associate Lecturer in Education with working in UWE’s Wellbeing Centre as a Shiatsu practitioner.

  • How can we make things better for health in Bristol?

    22/03/2011

    A unique exhibition, the first of its kind to be held in Bristol, will showcase the outstanding health innovation achievements in the city that have had a positive impact on people's lives and offer a glimpse into the future at what new developments might bring. The Bristol Health Innovation Showcase is the first exhibition from BRIG-H (Bristol Research and Innovation Group for Health), a partnership of universities and NHS Trusts committed to improving the health of people in Bristol and beyond through research, innovation and closer collaboration.

  • New web resource shows diversity in health sector jobs

    22/03/2011

    The huge diversity of work opportunities connected to the health sector existing beyond traditionally recognised jobs like nursing or physiotherapy is not widely known. In order to broaden awareness about the huge range of possible career paths, two experts from the University of the West of England have worked in partnership with a range of South West organisations to develop a web resource that highlights the diversity of roles needed to keep the health sector working. The project was commissioned by South West Strategic Health Authority to help people understand that the NHS workforce is changing and new roles are emerging so it is essential that people are aware of new opportunitites and different ways of accessing work.

  • Koestler Highly Commended Award for Music in Time Project

    17/03/2011

    Music in Time, a creative music programme developed by Superact, in collaboration with the University of the West of England and the Age Concern Older Offenders Project (ACOOP), recently won a Koestler Highly Commended Award for their work with Dartmoor Prison. The music programme won a Singer-Songwriter category commendation for the production of a music CD with prisoners entitled 'No Rhyme or Reason'.

  • UWE radiography student wins top overseas placement

    09/02/2011

    University of the West of England radiotherapy student David Evans has won a prestigious international elective placement in the 2010 Society of Radiographers Work the World Competition.

  • 'Keep moving if you have joint pain' says UWE researcher

    24/01/2011

    A researcher from the University of the West of England has been awarded two grants to fund work that will encourage people with serious joint conditions to move and excercise more.

  • Placements lead to homeless Occupational Therapy service

    24/01/2011

    A student placement partnership between the University of the West of England and charity Places for People has been so successful that the charity has recognised the value of occupational therapy (OT) and now employs two full time occupational therapists.

  • UWE offers unique Masters by Research degree in Bio-sensing

    14/12/2010

    The University of the West of England has just announced a ground-breaking Masters by Research degree in Bio-Sensing Technology. It is being aimed at new graduates, research scientists or scientists from commercial companies who wish to expand their expertise or solve practical issues related to development of these novel technologies.

  • UWE + Malaysia partnerships cemented during recent visit

    17/03/2010

    A recent visit by a research team from the Institute for Bio Sensing Technology (IBST) at the University of the West of England to Malaysia has lead to further collaborations with universities and industry contacts in the country.

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