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  • Internet training for pensioners by UWE volunteer


    Student volunteers from the University of the West of England, who are helping to close the digital divide, are set to gain national recognition.

  • Organ donation: the cost of not giving


    A public debate Thursday 17 March 2011, 18:30-20:00 @ Watershed, Bristol. BS1 5TX This public event will bring together people involved in organ donation and transplantation to discuss the current situation in the UK. Should we 'nudge' people into making a choice? What is the cost of having such long waiting times for organs? You will have a chance to hear about the complexity of transplant coordination, the harrowing experience of waiting for and going through a transplant, as well as philosophical and moral issues surrounding organ donation. Speakers include an organ recipient and family members, as well as health professionals working on organ donation.

  • Social Care course praised by students


    A long standing partnership between the University of the West of England and Somerset County Council Social Services is helping Social Care workers develop more confidence at carrying out challenging roles with a growing set of demands.

  • UWE presents the Madness musical 'Our House'


    This year's student production at the University of the West of England's Centre for Performing Arts (CPA) is 'Our House'. The show will be held at the Redgrave Theatre in Clifton from Wednesday 2 March to Saturday 5 March at 19:30 with a matinee on 5 March at 14:30.

  • Bristol Academy Women's FC sign deal with UWE


    Bristol Academy Women's Football Club has announced that they have agreed a major sponsorship deal with the University of the West of England (UWE). This comes just days after the club announced other agreements worth over £30,000 with commercial partners which will support the Club as it competes in the FA Women's Super League (FAWSL) commencing in April 2011.

  • Improved social care for offenders could benefit all society


    A national conference on building links between criminal justice and the voluntary and community sectors will explore ways of reducing reoffending and improving health and well-being of offenders. The one-day event at the University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol will feature prominent speakers, including Juliet Lyon, Director of the Prison Reform Trust and Secretary General of Penal Reform International, and Professor Rod Morgan, former Chair of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales.

  • Placements lead to homeless Occupational Therapy service


    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.

  • Local charities benefit from UWE's Better Together Fund


    The 'Better Together Fund', UWE's charitable fund, is inviting groups and charities in Bristol to apply for grants. The deadline for applications is 9 February 2011.

  • UWE students to run Ultra challenge in aid of Combat Stress


    Student Marc May is planning to take part in a 50km charity run with three other students from the University of the West of England's Athletics club in aid of the charity Combat Stress.

  • Migrant Support Centre opens in Bristol


    A one-stop shop which will help support Bristol's migrants is launching on Human Rights Day in the heart of St Paul's. The Migrant Rights Centre, Bristol is launching at 15:00 on Friday 10 December 2010 at the Pierian Centre, 27 Portland Square, St Paul's.

  • Place+Environment exhibition opens in city centre


    Art and Design students at the University of the West of England are exhibiting their work at the Destination Bristol shop underneath the Watershed, on Bristol's harbourside, from 1 – 20 December

  • 'Coalition Planning – delivering the development we need?'


    11th Bristol Planning and Law Policy Conference, Thursday 25 November 2010: Bristol Marriott City Centre Hotel, Bristol This conference will look at how the Coalition Governments planning policies will impact on Bristol and surrounding areas and whether they will be effective in delivering the development needed. The Conference aims to provide an opportunity to hear the views of experts in the field of planning, development and law and to exchange ideas with other practitioners. This year it is particularly vital at a time when the professions are adapting to a whole new agenda of localism and community planning.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Professor Eric Thomas


    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science to Professor Eric Thomas in recognition of his considerable leadership in higher education, and, more specifically, his role in leading Bristol's Science City and in developing sustainable partnerships between the University of Bristol and UWE.

  • Public concerns can be aired at Social Science cafe


    Public Seminar Series Autumn 2010 Venue: Tart Café and Food Store, 16 The Promenade, Gloucester Road, Bristol Time: 18.00 -19.30 (Café open from 17.30) Date: 11 November: Community Relationships in Crisis Are you concerned about the breakdown of communities, the work-life balance and the city as a space to think and dream as well as to live? Do you have questions about the role of education, or the personal and social consequences of globalisation, especially at a time of cutbacks? A public series of social science seminars is taking place at the Tart Café, Gloucester Road, Bristol to tackle such questions. The seminars are a chance for the wider community to share in the ideas, interests and research being pursued by staff and affiliates of the University of the West of England.

  • What links mountain bike armour, super heroes &Trufflehogs?


    South West Universities continue to champion enterprise SW Enterprise Awards - 16 November 2010 – Plymouth Holiday Inn Advanced manufacturing techniques to pioneer a mountain biking armour product, a photographic super hero who can be summoned by clients to save their valuable jumbled historical family photos and a children's picturebook publishing company - these are just a few of the ideas from regional entrepreneurs that are competing for a prestigious business prize.

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