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  • Laugh your way into the spring, says UWE Occupational Therapy Lecturer

    09/01/2013

    With spring still feeling like a long way off, UWE Bristol's Alice Hortop explains that laughter, kindness and a simple smile are the easy things that can help to keep the winter blues at bay.

  • Should students take 'smart' drugs?

    03/01/2013

    UWE Bristol experts are joining in a debate to investigate and discuss the ethics associated with the recent increase in taking of smart drugs by students. The event will take place at the Watershed in Bristol on 9 January 2013 from 18.30 until 20:00.

  • UWE Bristol science lecturer wins national photography competition

    18/12/2012

    Dr David Bird, a biology lecturer at UWE Bristol, is the Overall Winner and winner of the 'Ecology in Action' category of the 2012 British Ecological Society photographic competition.

  • 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.

  • Challenges of raising school leaving age to 18 for young people who are NEET: UWE expert speaks at Parliamentary inquiry

    10/12/2012

    Some young people already find it difficult to enjoy and achieve at school. With the raising of the school leaving age to 18 by 2015, a new challenge is looming - of engaging them in learning for a further two years.

    Contributing to the debate is Dr Barry Percy-Smith from UWE Bristol, who has conducted in-depth research into the experiences and attitudes of young people not in employment, education or training (NEET).

  • UWE Bristol Professor to discuss dementia research at free monthly Memory Cafés

    30/11/2012

    Professor Richard Cheston, the Chair of Mental Health Research at the University of the West of England is attending Withywood Memory Café from 10:00 – 12:00 on Tuesday 4 December and Fishponds Memory Café from 14:00 – 16:00 on Friday 14 December in Bristol to talk about his research into the emotional difficulties faced by people living with dementia, as well as opportunities to get involved with a local research project on improving memory assessments. The Memory Cafés, run by the charity Alzheimer's Society are free to attend and open to anyone affected by memory problems, either personally, as a carer, a family member or friend.

  • UWE Bristol plays host to visiting nurses from China

    05/11/2012

    UWE Bristol is playing host to four senior nurses from China who will be visiting the University on Friday 9 November.

  • Award hat-trick as UWE student is named Radiographer of the Year

    16/10/2012

    David Evans has won the Therapeutic Radiographer of the year award – the third year running that a student from UWE Bristol has received this national accolade from the Society of Radiographers.

  • Health Integration Team (HIT) proposal success!

    01/10/2012

    Marcus Grant, Deputy Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Cities and Urban Planning has co-led a successful application to establish a Health Integration Team in Bristol focussing on the nature and quality of residential built environments as wider determinants of health.

    Marcus co-led the bid with Suzanne Audrey, Research Fellow with the DECIPHer (Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health improvement) UKCRC research centre of excellence in the School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol. The bid was supported by a strong team of representatives from public health, local government and academia who have already been central in establishing Bristol as a centre of excellence for research on the impact of the built environment on the wider determinants of health.

  • New study reveals the benefits of Alexander Technique Lessons for chronic pain

    19/09/2012

    Chronic pain sufferers may benefit from learning the Alexander Technique in NHS outpatient pain clinics according to a new service evaluation project. More than half of the service users in the study stopped or reduced their use of medications between the start of the lessons and three months, making cost savings to the NHS.

  • UWE appoints Gabriel Scally as director of WHO research centre

    11/09/2012

    Professor Gabriel Scally has been appointed as Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments, which is based at UWE Bristol.

  • UWE Bristol researchers develop virtual consulting room to help doctors' spot early signs of cancer

    10/09/2012

    An on-line virtual patient simulation called GP Sim, designed to help GPs learn more about the early signs of cancer, has been applauded by doctors at trial stage. The impact of this tool is likely to be significant following recent concerns voiced by Cancer UK and reported in the media about delayed cancer diagnosis.

  • Emergency ambulance redesign wins international award

    28/08/2012

    UWE Bristol researcher Professor Jonathan Benger provided the clinical expertise for a radical design overhaul of the ambulance interior that has won an international design award. The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) has awarded the Emergency Ambulance Project a Silver Award for Research in its 2012 International Design Excellence Awards.

  • UWE Bristol to host 20th anniversary celebration event

    13/08/2012

    UWE Bristol alumni and staff are invited to reminisce and celebrate the achievements of the University at a special 20th anniversary celebration event. The all day event will take place on Saturday 6 October 2012 at UWE's Frenchay Campus.

  • UWE Bristol awards honorary degree to Professor Gabriel Scally

    17/07/2012

    UWE Bristol will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science to Professor Gabriel Scally in recognition of his outstanding and innovative achievements in promoting public health in South West England and, in particular, his encouragement and support working with the University to build practical programmes linking health, environment, sustainability and planning.

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