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December

  • UK's largest robot labs to open in Bristol - 13/12/2005

    Intelligent and independent robots, designed to cooperate with people and work autonomously, are to be developed at a new robotics facility in Bristol.

  • UWE's Carol Service at Bristol Cathedral - 09/12/2005

    Wednesday 14 December 2005 at 20.00

    The University of the West of England is holding its annual Carol Service by Candlelight at Bristol Cathedral on Wednesday 14 December at 20.00.

  • Fab four bring innovation to Bristol - 07/12/2005

    Bristol Business School (BBS), part of the University of the West of England, has announced the appointment of four key Heads of School. Acting Associate Dean, Judith Jordan, believes that the appointments in academic leadership will greatly motivate and enthuse both students and staff. She comments: “The new Heads of School will be actively involved in shaping the curriculum, driving innovation in teaching and learning practice as well as programme content. This will further strengthen and reinforce the school's long held reputation for excellence.”

  • Suffragettes in Bristol and Bath: Rethinking Militancy - 07/12/2005


    Talks@Watershed – Wednesday 14 December 2005 18.30

    Historian, Professor June Hannam, from the University of the West of England, will give a talk as part of the Talks@Watershed series, organised by UWE’s Centre for Critical Theory about ‘Suffragettes in Bristol and Bath: Rethinking Militancy’ on Wednesday 14 December 2005 at 18.30.

  • The world we have won: Reflections on the sexual revolution - 02/12/2005

    The Alternative Series of talks by leading academics continues at the Watershed on Tuesday 6 December with a talk on ‘The world we have won: Reflections on the sexual revolution of our time’ by Professor Jeffrey Weeks from London South Bank University.

    Jeffrey Weeks is one of Britain’s leading experts on the history and sociology of sexuality and intimate relations, and has published many books and articles on the topic. The most recent books include ‘Making sexual history’ (2000), ‘Same sex intimacies’ (with Brian Heaphy and Catherine Donovan, 2001), ‘Sexualities and Society: A Reader’ (2003 with Janet Holland and Matthew Waites) and ‘Sexuality (2nd edition 2004).

  • Two UWE graduates show that life long learning is for real - 02/12/2005


    The University of the West of England recently awarded an MA in History to Sheilagh Myatt, who at 83 wins the title of UWE’s most mature graduate. Sheilagh was awarded the Degree at a special ceremony at the Conifers at St Matthias Campus in the company of her lecturers, Michael Woodiwiss, Mike Richards and Ann Kennard.

November

  • UWE presents Music from the Movies and A Night at the Opera - 30/11/2005

    Bristol Cathedral 3 December 2005 19.30
    The University of the West of England Symphony Orchestra and the University Singers will present a musical extravaganza featuring Music from the Movies and A Night at the Opera at Bristol Cathedral on Saturday 3 December 2005 at 19.30.

  • Minister launches cutting-edge training for planners - 29/11/2005

    University of the West of England delivering skills to create sustainable communities

    An innovative, desktop training course to give planners the skills to deliver well-designed communities that meet the need of all their residents was launched today by Baroness Kay Andrews, Minister in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.

  • Students awarded prize for community work - 25/11/2005

    A community benefit prize will be presented to Information Systems students from the University of the West of England for IT work carried out for the Dove Street Action Group (DSAG) in Bristol. The award will be presented by Business West at the Graduation Ceremony for UWE’s Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics at Bristol Cathedral on 29 November 2005.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Adam Hart-Davis - 24/11/2005

    The University of the West of England is awarding the honorary degree of Doctor of Technology to Dr Adam John Hart-Davis in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the public understanding of, interest in, and enthusiasm for, science and technology. The honorary degree will be conferred at the Award Ceremony of the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences on Monday 28 November at 11.30 at Bristol Cathedral.

  • UWE holds Christmas sale of artists' badges - 24/11/2005

    Artists from the Enamel, Textile and Ceramic Applied Arts Research Group (etc) in the Bristol School of Art, Media and Design at the University of the West of England are offering Christmas shoppers the chance to buy a really unusual and unique gift.

  • Local businesses invited to 'Go Oriental' - 24/11/2005

    The Regional Languages Network South West (RLN SW) is holding a FREE event at its West of England hub at the University of the West of England to help local businesses improve the way they deal with overseas customers.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Valerie Davey - 23/11/2005

    The University of the West of England is awarding the honorary degree of Doctor of Education in recognition of Valerie Davey’s contribution as a local parliamentarian and more widely to the furtherance of education at both a local and national level. The honorary degree will be conferred at the Award Ceremony of the Faculty of Education on Friday 25 November at 11.30am at Bristol Cathedral.

  • UWE award honorary degree to Steve Pilkington CBE QPM - 22/11/2005

    The University of the West of England is awarding the honorary degree of Doctor of Science to Dr Steve Pilkington CBE QPM in recognition of his outstanding professional achievements and his contribution, whilst Chief Constable, to the local and regional community. The honorary degree will be conferred at the Award Ceremony of the Faculty of Applied Sciences on Wednesday 23 November at 14.45 at Bristol Cathedral.

  • UWE introduces Foundation Degree for police service - 21/11/2005

    Student Police Officers working for Avon and Somerset Constabulary will soon have the chance to top up their qualifications with the introduction of a specially tailored Foundation Degree in Policing, Security and Criminal Justice Studies run in partnership with the University of the West of England.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Professor Roger Feneley - 21/11/2005

    The University of the West of England is awarding the honorary degree of Doctor of Science to Roger Charles Leslie Feneley in recognition of his outstanding professional achievements, both as a practitioner and in related research and development, and in particular his contribution to the establishment of the Bristol Urological Institute. The honorary degree will be conferred at the Award Ceremony of the Faculty of Applied Science on Thursday 24 November at 14.45 Bristol Cathedral.

  • UWE awards hononary degree to Norman Biddle FRICS - 18/11/2005

    The University of the West of England is awarding the honorary degree of Doctor of Business Administration to Norman Biddle FRICS in recognition of his contribution as a leading member of the Bristol business community and his exceptional commitment to higher education and charitable and civic endeavours including his ‘Bristol Guild of Guardians’ support for the Lord Mayoralty and the Mansion House. The honorary degree will be conferred at the Award Ceremony of the Faculty of the Built Environment on Wednesday 23 November at 11.30am at Bristol Cathedral.

  • Further Education sector in jeopardy - 17/11/2005

    A groundbreaking study investigating teaching and learning in the Further Education (FE) sector in the UK has hard hitting messages for the government following hot on the heels of the release of the Foster Report on FE presented at the Association for Colleges conference earlier this week.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Professor Rod Morgan - 16/11/2005

    The University of the West of England is awarding the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws to Professor Rodney Emrys Morgan in recognition of his outstanding contribution to, research into, and the development of social policy within the field of, criminal justice. The honorary degree will be conferred at the Award Ceremony of the Faculty of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences on Monday 21 November at 14.45 at Bristol Cathedral.

  • UWE presents Cinderella - 16/11/2005

    You know the story, you've seen the film, now bring the family and enjoy a delightful re-working of this classic fairy-tale. Students from the Centre for Performing Arts at the University of the West of England are offering three performances of Stuart Paterson's Cinderella just in time to get you in the mood for Christmas.

  • UWE presents The Tempest - 16/11/2005

    The Olympus Theatre
    Tuesday 29 November at 19.45
    Wednesday 30 November, 14.00 and 19.45

    Lost! Shipwrecked. And on Prospero's island strange things are happening.... Students from the Centre for Performing Arts at the University of the West of England are offering three performances of Shakespeare's classic The Tempest, adapted by Geni Hall-Kenny.

  • Illegal drug use linked to 1 million A&E visits - 16/11/2005

    The following release from the BMJ concerns research undertaken jointly by the University of the West of England (which funded the study), and the United Bristol Healthcare Trust. The research was carried out by Dr Jonathan Benger (Senior Research Fellow at UWE and Consultant at the Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI); Debra Salmon Principal Lecturer at UWE; Simon Binks, Clinical Fellow at the BRI, and Rebecca Hoskins, Nurse Consultant at the BRI and a Senior lecturer at UWE.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Sir John Royce - 14/11/2005

    The University of the West of England is awarding the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws to Sir John Royce in recognition of Sir John’s outstanding example and contribution to the legal community, particularly in Bristol and the West of England. The honorary degree will be conferred at the Award Ceremony of the Faculty of Law on Thursday 17 November at 14.45 at Bristol Cathedral.

  • Alternative Series talk at the Watershed - 10/11/2005

    The Alternative Series of talks by leading academics continues at the Watershed on Tuesday 15 November at 19.00 with a talk on ‘Exploring local and global militarization with a feminist curiosity’ by Professor Cynthia Enloe from Clark University in Massachusetts.

  • Benefits of collaboration in the construction industry - 08/11/2005

    The University of the West of England (UWE) and Management Process Systems (MPS) have been awarded a grant of over £68,000 from the Department of Trade and Industry to form a new Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP). The project’s aim is to develop an innovative way of calculating the costs and benefits of collaborative and workflow IT business support systems in the construction industry.

  • New Bristol 'hub' for national physiotherapy research - 08/11/2005

    A new network bringing together physiotherapy experts is being launched in Bristol with the aim of encouraging research and sharing the latest information on effective treatments for patients.

  • UWE sponsors leadership conference - 08/11/2005

    Leadership for Learning in South Gloucestershire
    Bradley Stoke Community School

    The Faculty of Education at the University of the West of England is one of the key sponsors of the ‘Leadership for Learning in South Gloucestershire’ conference on Friday 11 November 2005. The event will attract over 250 teachers, headteachers and other educational leaders from South Gloucestershire who will gather for a day of celebration and learning about leadership at the new Bradley Stoke Community School. The event has been organised by the recently established South Gloucestershire Leadership Academy.

  • Two UWE filmmakers shortlisted for BBC Talent awards - 07/11/2005

    Two film makers from the University of the West of England have been shortlisted for the BBC New Talent awards.

  • Discarded apple cores inspire cycle network signs - 03/11/2005

    Art and the Travelling Landscape
    National Cycle Route 24 Bath- Radstock –Frome

    Travellers discarding apple cores from train windows have provided the inspiration for a series of signs that will decorate part of the national cycle network designed and created by enamelling experts Elizabeth Turrell, Imi Maufe and Ed Silverton at the University of the West of England.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Mike Hodges - 03/11/2005

    The University of the West of England is awarding the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters to Michael Tommy Hodges in recognition of his outstanding and nationally significant contributions to cultural progress and understanding, particularly through his film and television work. The honorary degree will be conferred at the Award Ceremony of the Faculty of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences on Monday 7 November at 14.45 at Bristol Cathedral.

  • Business and Economics Powerhouse created at BBS - 01/11/2005

    Bristol Business School (BBS) and the School of Economics at the University of the West of England have joined forces to create a business and economics powerhouse for research, teaching and business consultancy.

  • Bristol Business School Appoints New Professor - 01/11/2005

    Bristol Business School, of the University of the West of England has appointed Professor Peter Case as the new Professor of Organisation Studies.

October

  • UWE's £19,000 competition plans to boost new businesses - 27/10/2005

    A £19,500 boost to new businesses in the West is being offered by the University of the West of England in its latest business plan competition.

    Students and staff who plan for success can enter this year’s competition which has just been launched. There are three top prizes – an open prize, plus two special prizes: one for the best student entry and one for the brightest idea for a social enterprise.

    The open prize winners will receive prizes worth £9,500; the best student-led entry will receive prizes valued at £4,500 and the social enterprise award is valued at £5,500.

  • Exhibition explores ideas of utopia in Broadmead - 27/10/2005

    Jonathan Mosley, an artist and architect who lectures at the University of the West of England, has teamed up with Fine Art Sculptor, Sophie Warren, to create a timely installation entitled ‘Blue Sky Thinking’ at Plan 9 Gallery in Broadmead that explores ideas of utopia against the reality of where we really live.

    The exhibition is an installation of an imaginary model world constructed within an empty shop in Broadmead that has been renamed Plan 9 Gallery due to be demolished for city centre redevelopment.

    Jonathan Mosley said, “'Blue Sky Thinking' brings the remains of a consumer age into a playful collision with the utopian and the architectural.

  • Casino workers' dreams of clean air go up in smoke - 27/10/2005

    Casino workers' dreams of clean air in the workplace have gone up in smoke following the Government's decision not to introduce a comprehensive smoking ban in all workplaces. This is the view of Paul Pilkington from the University of the West of England who recently authored a report highlighting the health problems of casino workers who work largely in private member clubs that will not be touched by legislation currently under discussion.

  • 'Democratic Leadership' - a new way forward for schools? - 25/10/2005

    This is the question addressed by Professor Philip Woods of the Faculty of Education at the University of the West of England in his new book, Democratic Leadership in Education (just published by Sage Publications).

  • Alfred Morris appointed Chairman of North Bristol NHS Trust - 25/10/2005

    Alfred Morris CBE DL, currently Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West of England is to take over as Chairman of North Bristol NHS Trust from January 2006. He will take on the NHS role following his retirement from the University.

  • 'Slavery and Country Houses in Gloucestershire' - 20/10/2005

    Talks@Watershed – Wednesday 2 November 2005 18.30

    Historian, Madge Dresser, from the University of the West of England, will give a talk as part of the Talks@Watershed series, organised by UWE’s Centre for Critical Theory about ‘Slavery and Country Houses in Gloucestershire’ on Wednesday 2 November at 18.30.

  • Bristol universities welcome new international students - 19/10/2005

    New international students, who have just started their studies in the city, are being invited by the University of the West of England and Bristol University to attend the fifth annual Welcome Reception at the Wildwalk, At-Bristol on Wednesday 19 October 2005 at 18:30.

  • UWE invests in state of the art 'X-ray' equipment - 13/10/2005

    Students learning to be radiographers in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the University of the West of England will soon be benefiting from using the very latest technology in their training.
    The Diagnostic Imaging Suite has been upgraded and students will now be trained in the production of digital radiographs and learn how to use them in a wide range of clinical settings.

  • UWE's new student village is valuable learning tool - 13/10/2005

    Nearly 200 young people from the South West an South Wales will get a taste of construction when they visit the University of the West of England’s £80m new student village and sports hall project this week.

  • Licensing Laws come under fire at international conference - 13/10/2005

    Government proposals to extend bar and club opening hours in England and Wales on 24 November will be criticised and debated in detail at a major international conference at the Watershed in Bristol on Friday 11 November 2005. The conference – ‘Alcohol Problems: Prevention and Treatment’ has been organised by the Alcohol and Health Research Trust at the University of the West of England and The Addictions Forum.

  • Design Student wins prize for recycling trolley design - 13/10/2005

    Rob Goode, a Creative Product Design student from the University of the West of England, has been awarded first prize from the Design Council ‘Inside Track’ placement scheme for an innovative range of domestic recycling trolleys. Tod Burton, Programme leader on the BSc Creative Product Design said, “This is the first time that UWE has entered the scheme so it is a fantastic validation that the sort of design skills and understanding that we are providing to our students are closely in line to those that the Design Council feel future designers will need.”

  • Thousands visit UWE for Undergraduate Open Day - 07/10/2005

    All Campuses 15 October 2005 10.00 to 16.00

    Thousands of hopeful applicants will find out more about what the University of the West of England offers at the Undergraduate Open Day on Saturday 15 October.

  • UWE supervises winning student project at Somerset firm - 05/10/2005

    A student project at a small Somerset firm has won a top award in the SW regional finals of the Shell Technology Enterprise Programme (STEP). The successful student was supervised by Elinna Wei of the University of the West of England, who is currently working on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership at Gordon Morris Ltd.

  • UWE experts to help high-tech Bath engineering firm - 04/10/2005

    Bath engineering manufacturers Polamco Ltd is set to benefit from the input of technical expertise from the University of the West of England. The family-owned business, employing 90 people, already has a well-earned reputation for designing and manufacturing high-precision components for important industries such as aerospace, military communications and mass transportation. It runs a sophisticated manufacturing facility on the western side of Bath, including a modern, highly-computerised machine shop.

  • International launch for young inventor's software product - 04/10/2005

    Software designed to improve the reliability of ‘computers’ within consumer electronics has just been launched on both sides of the Atlantic – only a year after its inventor, Alan Parkinson, graduated from the University of the West of England. The innovative code-generating tool, called xState Developer, can be seen at the Embedded Systems Show at the National Exhibition Centre at Birmingham on 19 October. This follows its US launch at the industry’s leading international event, the Embedded Systems Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, in September.

  • Postal worker scoops top UWE animation prize - 03/10/2005

    Julia Roberts, a postal worker and illustrator from Devon, has won a top animation prize from the University of the West to England and Wildscreen.

September

  • UWE architect nominated for 'Better Public Building Award' - 29/09/2005

    Craig White, Director of White Design Associates and lecturer at the University of the West of England has been nominated for the Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award for Kingsmead Primary School in Northwich, Cheshire.

  • UWE to study the psychology of disfigurement - 27/09/2005

    What would you do if your appearance was suddenly altered forever?

    The Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) at the University of the West of England, Bristol has been awarded a record-breaking half a million pounds by a new charity called the Healing Foundation to fund a new study into the psychology of disfigurement. This is the largest single investment in a study of this type that has ever taken place, not only in the UK, but in Europe. The study will provide valuable insights into why some people cope with disfigurement better than others. This information can then be used to help those who experience difficulty coming to terms with their altered appearance.

  • UWE visits Libya to advise on date palm production - 26/09/2005

    Libya is looking to date palm and olive crops – valuable trading commodities in the Mediterranean – as potential ways of supplementing its oil revenues. As part of this forward investment, the Libyan Date Palm and Olive Development and Improvement Corporation wanted to ensure it had enough ‘elite plant material’ to guarantee a steady flow of plants from their micro-propagation units near the Mediterranean coast.

  • 'Robotic dog' artist joins UWE - 26/09/2005

    Robotic animals that fuse ideas from artificial intelligence, engineering and biotechnology are central to the work of the new artist in residence at the Intelligent Automated Systems laboratory (IAS Lab) at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Senior Lecturer Dr Dylan Evans has won a grant from the Leverhulme Trust to bring the digital artist, France Cadet (also known as ‘Cyber-doll’) to work at the IAS Lab.

  • New masters course attracts time poor professionals - 23/09/2005

    A new MA in Marketing at Bristol Business School (BBS) has been designed to cater for time-poor marketing professionals with an interest in advancing their careers.

  • Star student volunteer gets two awards - 23/09/2005

    A student from the University of the West of England has won two prizes for his commitment to volunteering during the Year of the Volunteer.

  • UWE researchers seek teenagers with diabetes - 22/09/2005

    More teenagers than ever before now have diabetes and have to manage and plan their activities more carefully than their friends. How does having diabetes in your teens affect relationships with friends? Are friends understanding or do you experience pressure to do things that might have a detrimental impact on your health? Do your friends know about the symptoms of your condition and are they sympathetic?

  • Cantonese and Portuguese languages available at UWE - 20/09/2005

    The University of the West of England is extending its range of language courses to include Cantonese and Portuguese. It is now possible to select from a choice of eleven languages from the hugely popular Institution-wide Language Programme (ILP).

  • BBS's new appointment encourages a holistic approach to MBA - 19/09/2005

    Bristol Business School, part of the University of the West of England, has announced the key appointment of Dr Svetlana Cicmil as the new director of their leading MBA programme.

  • 100 years of Council Housing - 19/09/2005

    The Council House - College Green – exhibition opens to the public 22 September

    Bristol tenants are celebrating 100 years of council housing this year and the council has joined forces with the University of the West of England to stage a major exhibition to mark the occasion.

  • Free Egg for breakfast - 16/09/2005

    Richard Duvall, the inspiration behind online bank Egg, will share the secrets of his success at a breakfast seminar at the B2B West 2005 exhibition. Now in its second year, the B2B West event will have 120 exhibitors, a programme of inspirational speakers, and business advice clinics from some of the UK’s leading entrepreneurs.

  • Successful learning for successful learners - 15/09/2005

    The University of the West of England will today play host to almost 400 new sixth form students from the Castle School in Thornbury and Gordano School in Portishead. The students will enjoy a day-long conference on successful learning, jointly organised by the schools and UWE as part of its widening participation programme.

  • New book examines Boeing's decline - 12/09/2005

    New book examines Boeing's decline and the historical rivalry between Airbus/Boeing

    A new book co-authored by the Director of the Aerospace Research Centre at Bristol UWE analyses the history of the US company Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace/defence company with a turnover of approximately US$60bn, and compares it to its nearest rival in the civil aircraft market, the European manufacturer, Airbus.

  • UWE supports Walk for Diabetes 2005 - 09/09/2005

    The University of the West of England is supporting the ‘Walk to cure Diabetes 2005’ on Sunday 11 September at Ashton Court.

    Staff from UWE’s House Services will supply over 750 breakfasts, lunches and mineral water. Trainers from UWE’s Recreation Centre will manage the warm up exercises before the walk begins at 11am. The Bristol School of Art, Media and Design buildings will be used to manage registration and toilet facilities will be open to the walk participants. The University will also erect two marquees and provide security and cleaning services during and after the event.

  • UWE students selected for national drawing prize - 09/09/2005

    Three students from the Bristol School of Art, Media and Design (BSAMD) at the University of the West of England have had their drawings selected for the Jerwood Drawing Exhibition and will have their submissions entered for the Jerwood Drawing Prize. The students selected are Irene Lees and Linda Meakin, who both graduated this year and have both gone on to study for MA Research at UWE, and Penny Clark who is in her third year on the BA (Hons) Drawing course.

  • BBS appoints new Director of Marketing Communications - 09/09/2005

    Bristol Business School, part of the University of the West of England, has appointed Keith Burton as its Director of Marketing Communications. A new position at the School, Burton has been tasked with developing, and effectively implementing, the marketing and communication strategies that will enable Bristol Business School to enhance its position as one of the leading schools of business, management and accounting in the UK.

  • Sir Howard Newby to head West's Largest University - 08/09/2005

    Sir Howard Newby has been appointed as the new Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West of England (Bristol UWE), the largest university in the South West of England. The appointment will take effect during 2006 following the retirement of the current Vice-Chancellor, Alfred Morris CBE.

  • The Ethics of Research with Children and Young People - 07/09/2005

    8 – 9 September 2005

    Leading international experts in the ethics of research with children will gather at the University of Hull in September for a major conference examining some of the key issues in this highly sensitive area.

  • Survey reveals casino workers want a smoke free workplace - 02/09/2005

    The debate about smoking in the workplace has until recently focussed on pubs and bars but a recent survey has revealed that as many as 65% of casino workers want to see smoking banned in casinos.

  • National correspondent gives talk about languages - 01/09/2005

    More than 300 upper sixth form students from local and regional schools will enjoy an audience with leading foreign correspondent, Jon Sopel, at the ninth annual ‘Languages Open Day’ at the University of the West of England on Friday 9 September 2005.
    Jon Sopel, the former French Correspondent for BBC News and the new presenter of the ‘Daily Politics’ show, will give a talk entitled ‘The Importance of Languages – a personal perspective.’

August

  • Research into the effects of liberalising liquor licensing - 16/08/2005

    Researchers at the University of the West of England, Bristol have produced a review of the recent experience of other countries that have liberalised the opening hours of public bars. This exercise was carried out by Martin Plant, Professor of Addiction Studies, working with his daughter, Emma.

  • UWE appoints new Professor of Physiotherapy - 10/08/2005

    Dr Grace Dorey, who has carried out pioneering research work into the use of pelvic floor muscle exercises to help with male incontinence and erectile dysfunction, has been appointed as Professor of Physiotherapy (Urology) at the University of the West of England, Bristol. She is one of a small group of Professors of Physiotherapy in the UK.

  • Scientists search city skies for a 'breath of fresh air' - 09/08/2005

    Two members of the National Society for Clean Air (NSCA), including a scientist from the University of the West of England (UWE) will take to the skies in a hot air balloon over Bristol this week to test the quality of the City’s air and highlight pollution issues.

July

  • Gender equality in local government - the way forward - 28/07/2005

    New research reveals good practice in promoting gender equality

    Leadership, including the symbolic importance of women leaders, is pivotal to tackling gender inequality in Local Government reveals a new study by Bristol Business School, part of the University of the West of England

  • Research shows links between TV choice and marketing success - 25/07/2005

    A new research study has revealed an intriguing link between certain television programmes and key influencers in the success or failure of newly launched products and marketing campaigns.

  • Live wire electrifies Bristol Business audience - 25/07/2005

    Selling cut-price spectacles online led to James Murray Wells being named Young Entrepreneur of the Year - just one year after leaving the University of the West of England. Now, he is letting small and medium businesses in Bristol in on the secrets of his success.

  • Seminar highlights impact of addiction on families - 22/07/2005

    Heavy drinking, illegal drug use and related problems inflict a huge human cost. Many of those most affected by such problems are the family members related to people with alcohol and drug problems.

  • Chocolate 'bricks' give children a taste for construction - 22/07/2005

    Local school children will get the chance to eat chocolate ‘bricks’ and test the properties of insulation by comparing it to Crunchie bars in a special presentation by lecturers at the University of the West of England (UWE) on Tuesday 26 July as part of the Architecture Centre’s Summer School for Primary Children.

  • Construction of first class student sports facility at UWE - 20/07/2005

    Construction work has now begun on a major new indoor sports facility at the University of the West of England’s Frenchay Campus in Bristol.
    The sports hall is part of the University’s £80m development which includes accommodation for nearly 2,000 students due to open in September 2006. Construction work is being carried out by main contractor, Carillion Building.

  • Pubs and clubs may miss deadline for new licences - 20/07/2005

    The new Licensing Act, which removes the responsibility for licensing from magistrates and places it on local authorities, comes into force in November 2005. A large number of premises have yet to apply for licences although the deadline for the first stage in the process is August 6. Professor Roy Light, from the University of the West of England’s Faculty of Law is investigating the likely impact of the new regulations on law and order.

  • UWE project gets boys reaching for the high notes - 12/07/2005

    Education researchers from the University of the West of England, working in partnership with Bristol Cathedral School, Bristol Cathedral, Bristol City Council’s Arts Service and the Northern Arc Action Zone, have won funding from Youth Music to help encourage boys in primary schools to join choirs.

  • UWE student's play 'Air Guitar' wins top prize - 08/07/2005


    Pete Kesterton, a student studying for an MA Media (Screenwriting) at the University of the West of England, has won first prize in the 2005 South West Scriptwriters competition for his play ‘Air Guitar’

    ‘Air Guitar’, will be given a script-in-hand performance as part of the New Writing Festival at the Tobacco Factory on Saturday 23 July.

  • Dramatic introduction to life in the NHS - 07/07/2005

    Working for the NHS is not just for ‘Doctors and Nurses’. To prove the point, Aimhigher Southwest is using drama to show the range of career paths available through the NHS – from Phlebotomists and Radiographers to Engineers and Gardeners.

  • UWE reaches semi final at Henley - 05/07/2005

    The University of the West of England Rowing Club has continued its astonishing run of successes this year by making it to the finals of Henley Royal Regatta in the Temple Challenge Cup.

  • UWE's MSc Health Psychology programme - amongst best in UK - 05/07/2005

    The University of the West of England MSc Health Psychology programme has been re-accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) with five commendations.

  • 500 Teachers attend regional 'ICT in Education' conference - 04/07/2005

    The University of the West of England is hosting the regional ‘ICT in Education’ conference, this year entitled ‘Embedding ICT’, for the fourth year running. 500 delegates including head teachers, governors and teachers from the south west region will attend the conference which gives an insight into the latest technology to aid teaching in classrooms.

  • Henbury students become education researchers - 01/07/2005

    Students at Henbury School in Bristol have been helping their teachers and analysing their own learning experiences to improve the school and to draw conclusions about teaching and learning styles as part of a ‘Student Researchers Project’. The students will present their findings to staff, governors and parents from Henbury and guests from the local Education Authority including education chief, Heather Tomlinson at a special evening event on Tuesday 5 July.

  • Students focus on G8 world trade issues at UWE conference - 01/07/2005

    School children will discover the economics behind how rich countries sometimes exploit poor countries when they play a world trading game at a special Economics conference at the University of the West of England on Monday 4 July. Almost 300 Year 12 students from 27 regional schools will attend the conference that follows hot on the heals of the G8 summit.

June

  • UWE hosts 'Express Yourself' conference for young scientists - 30/06/2005

    Over 100 young teenagers from 11 schools in the South West will visit the University of the West of England on Thursday 7 July to present the results of their scientific research to an ‘Express Yourself’ conference.

  • UWE lecturer receives £50,000 National Teaching Fellowship - 30/06/2005

    Lesley Moore, a senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the University of the West of England (UWE), has won an award worth £50,000 for her excellent teaching in the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS).

  • First comprehensive report on English Steiner schools - 30/06/2005

    A unique study, the first comprehensive mapping of Steiner School Education in England, conducted by researchers at the University of the West of England on behalf of the DfES, will be published on 30 June 2005.

  • UWE brings top African writers to Bristol - 29/06/2005

    The University of the West of England is supporting an exciting project which will bring five up-and-coming African writers to Bristol for a day of workshops and presentations as part of the Caine prize, a major award for African writers of short stories.

  • Young mathematicians get a taste for Pi at UWE! - 27/06/2005

    150 budding young mathematicians from the South West will attend a specially organised Maths Events day hosted by the University of the West of England (UWE) on Wednesday 29 June.

  • Race, identity and conflict in Bristol - 23/06/2005

    Talks@Watershed Summer Series ~ Monday 27 June 2005 18.30

    The Summer Series at the Watershed continues with a talk by Professor Paul Hoggett (Professor of Politics at Bristol UWE) and Hen Wilkinson, Director of Community Resolve.

  • UWE Graduate named Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur - 23/06/2005

    UWE Graduate named Shell Live WIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2005

    University of the West of England graduate James Murray Wells (aged 22) founder of glassesdirect.co.uk has won the prestigious title of Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2005 and £10,000 of prize money at a gala event hosted by Alun Michael MP, Minister for Industry and Shell UK Chairman, James Smith at Gibson Hall, Bishopsgate in London.

  • UWE Architecture Degree Show 2005 - 23/06/2005

    Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 June

    The annual University of the West of England Architecture Degree Show takes place on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 June at the award winning Architecture Design Studios on UWE’s Frenchay Campus. Work on show includes examples of student projects at all levels from BA (Hons) Architecture and Planning, Bachelor of Architecture and MA Urban Design.

  • 'Missing Billions: Analysing the True Costs of the Iraq War' - 22/06/2005

    Thursday 23 June at 18.00
    Room 3D6, Frenchay Campus, University of the West of England

    The Third Annual Lecture on Economics and Security will take place on Thursday 23 June at the University of the West of England. ‘Missing Billions: Analysing the True Costs of the Iraq War’ will be delivered by Professor Keith Hartley, Director of the Centre for Defence Economics at the University of York.

  • UWE students animation work on show today - 21/06/2005

    Animation Show 12 noon, Tuesday 21 June, 2005
    Cinema 1, Watershed Media Centre, Bristol

    Animation work by talented young filmmakers from the Bristol School of Art Media and Design at the University of the West of England will be shown in the Watershed today (21 June 2005 at 12 noon).

  • Inflatable wallpaper is 'making waves' for UWE student - 20/06/2005

    Final year Textiles students from the Bristol School of Art, Media and Design at the University of the West of England will be exhibiting the culmination of three years work at a special show called ‘New Designers at the Business Design Centre’ in London from 30 June to 3 July.

  • 50 regional school children attend UWE's 'Summer School' - 17/06/2005

    50 regional school children attend UWE’s ‘Summer School’

    Over 50 student designates from local and regional secondary schools will come to the University of the West of England to experience a four day long ‘summer school’ aimed at giving them a real taster of university life. The students are all currently in Year 12 so the visit is a timely opportunity for them to discover more about what a university education offers.

  • UWE strengthens links with China - 16/06/2005

    The University of the West of England has further strengthened links with Chinese Universities following a recent visit lead by UWE’s Chancellor, Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss.

    During the visit Dame Elizabeth held a number of high level discussions with officials of both the Chinese and UK governments who applauded UWE’s strategic and systematic approach to developing genuine and reciprocal partnerships with institutions in China

  • UWE Scientists take Einstein to Glastonbury - 16/06/2005

    UWE scientists take Einstein to Glastonbury

    The Graphic Science Unit at the University of the West of England, Bristol will take physics to the Glastonbury Music Festival in June 2005.

    The team of enthusiastic young scientists will bring ‘Einstein to Glastonbury’ by performing compelling science tricks and demonstrations designed to be thought provoking and fun.

  • River Severn inspires UWE landscape photographer - 16/06/2005

    River Severn inspires UWE landscape photographer

    MA Show 18 -21 June 2005, Bower Ashton Campus,

    The work of around 50 practising artists and professionals who are studying for postgraduate degrees in the Bristol School of Art Media and Design at the University of the West of England will go on show from 18 – 21 June at the Bower Ashton Campus.

  • UWE main sponsor at St Paul's Carnival - 16/06/2005

    The University of the West of England has announced that it will be lead sponsor of St Paul’s Carnival for the second year running

    UWE’s Vice-Chancellor, Alfred Morris, CBE, said “This sponsorship builds on a very successful partnership last year. The promotion of racial equality and the widening of access to higher education is central to Bristol UWE’s mission. UWE has a special commitment to Bristol’s inner city communities as is demonstrated in its strong association with the City Academy in St George and ongoing student mentoring schemes that include several inner city community schools.

  • Stormy waters or calm seas ahead for Higher Education? - 10/06/2005

    University of Bristol VC speaks at Bristol UWE’s annual Bolland Lecture
    16 June 2005 at 18.00

    The University of the West of England has invited the Vice Chancellor of the neighbouring University of Bristol, Professor Eric Thomas to give the annual Bolland Lecture on 16 June in the Glendinning Lecture Theatre at UWE’s Frenchay Campus.

  • UWE graduate wins £20,000 prize at London Fashion Week - 09/06/2005

    Jessica Noy, a fashion student from the University of the West of England, has won a coveted £20,000 prize for ‘best individual collection’ at Graduate Fashion Week in London. Graduate Fashion Week was launched in 1991 as a forum for the very best of degree-level Graduate fashion design talent in the UK. Forty of the country’s leading fashion and textile BA courses exhibited in Graduate Fashion Week 2005 which was held in London in June 2005.

  • UWE leading the way on student safety - 09/06/2005

    Student safety is top of the agenda for this year’s national conference of the Police Association of Higher Education Liaison Officers (PAHELO) this year hosted by the Metropolitan Police, Hillingdon Borough.

  • Alternative Series to discuss 'Passionate Cities' - 07/06/2005

    Watershed Media Centre Tuesday 14 June at 19.00

    The Alternative Series will return to the Watershed on Tuesday 14 June opening with a talk by Professor Nigel Thrift from the University of Oxford entitled ‘Passionate Cities.’

  • Flight simulation competition hosted by UWE - 06/06/2005

    Aviation Students from eight UK universities will gather at the University of the West of England for a flight simulation competition using UWE’s state of the art ‘Melin521 Engineering Flight Simulator’on Tuesday 7 June at 10.30. The fifth Merlin Aircraft design and Handling competition is a unique event as it is the only competition where students have their designs ‘flown’ by a test pilot. This is the second time that Bristol UWE has hosted the competition.

  • UWE award prizes for Performing Arts - 06/06/2005

    The annual Award of Prizes for the Performing Arts was held on Friday 3 June 2005 at the Royal West of England Academy. Eight awards are made every year to those who have made an outstanding contribution to the performing arts during their undergraduate years at the University of the West of England.

  • Lambert visits UWE's Genomics Institute - 03/06/2005

    Richard Lambert, author of the Lambert Review of Business-University Collaboration, visited the University of the West of England on 24 May.

  • Bristol Zoo and the Transmediation of Nature - 03/06/2005

    Summer Series 2005 ~ Talks@Watershed Tuesday 7 June 2005 at 18.30

    ‘Bristol Zoo and the Transmediation of Nature’ is the title of the third talk in the Summer Series at the Watershed 2005 organised by the Centre for Critical Theory at the University of the West of England.

  • Have your cake and eat it at UWE's Undergraduate Open Day - 02/06/2005

    Thousands of visitors will flock to the University of the West of England for the Undergraduate Open Day on Wednesday 15 June 2005. Traditionally one of the busiest days in Bristol UWE’s recruitment calendar, the Open Day provides a good opportunity for prospective students to view the facilities, find out about bursaries, talk to academic staff and quite literally get a taste for life at UWE.

  • UWE Degree Show annual exhibition - 01/06/2005

    4 – 7 June 2005 at Bristol School of Art Media and Design, Bower Ashton Campus

    The Bristol School of Art, Media and Design will hold the annual final year Degree Show at the Bower Ashton Campus of the University of the West of England on 4 to 7 June 2005.

May

  • UWE to write history of Bristol's ethnic minorities - 31/05/2005

    The history of immigration in Bristol from medieval times to the end of the twentieth century is to be written by academics from the University of the West of England. UWE’s School of History has been awarded £120,000 of a £3,374,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of a £6 million project called ‘England’s Past for Everyone’, co-ordinated by Victoria County History at the University of London’s Institute of Historical Research.

  • UWE well placed for 2006 - 27/05/2005

    Commenting on today's Times Table in which UWE rose three places the Vice Chancellor, Alfred Morris said: I am pleased to see that we have maintained and improved our position as a top ten ‘New University’ with an outstanding reputation for teaching quality: the best of any New University in the South West; comparable to Bristol and Exeter; and, ahead of the University of Bath!

  • UWE researchers launch 'Ceramics Points of View' for V & A - 26/05/2005

    Ceramics researchers from the Bristol School of Art, Media and Design at the University of the West of England have produced an important addition to the Victoria and Albert Museum website entitled ‘Ceramics Points of View’. The web site includes video footage from video interviews conducted with ceramics experts discussing key works from the V & A Museums 20th century ceramics collection.

  • UWE students volunteer for mosaic madness - 25/05/2005

    Students from the University of the West of England are giving up the Saturday lie-in on 28 May to help out at the Park in Knowle West. The students will work with Sure Start to decorate a bench outside which is used by families at the Centre.

  • Nursing resource for dementia now available on the internet - 25/05/2005

    A new resource for nursing professionals aimed at improving the hospital care of people with dementia is now available from the internet.

  • Latest designs from UWE's Fashion and Textile students - 24/05/2005

    Students graduating from the Fashion and Textiles award at the University of the West of England will show their original collections in a special catwalk fashion show at the Industrial Museum in Bristol on Saturday 28 May (16.30 and 19.30). Their work will also be shown at Graduate Fashion Week in London (5-8 June) an event which attracts the interest of top names in the fashion business. This show will be at 19.30 on Tuesday 7 June at Battersea Park Arena, Battersea Park, London.

  • Children's Parliament at UWE - 23/05/2005

    Over 130 children from North Bristol secondary and primary schools will descend on the Faculty of Education at the University of the West of England for a Children’s Parliament on Wednesday 25 May 2005. For many of the children it will be the first time they have set foot in a university.

  • UWE researcher discusses Bristol's Social Movements - 20/05/2005

    The Summer Series at the Watershed organised by the Centre for Critical Theory at the University of the West of England, continues with a presentation by Dr Derrick Purdue entitled, ‘Network City: Bristol’s Social Movements’ on Tuesday 24 May at 18.30.

  • Talented young people get a taste for art at UWE - 18/05/2005

    The Bristol School of Art Media and Design (BSAMD) recently welcomed over 100 year 10 students from Bristol Schools to the Bower Ashton Campus to take part in a project to enhance and inspire their artistic skills and allow them to experience studying art at university.

  • European public service alliance for UWE faculties - 10/05/2005

    Bristol Business School and the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the University of the West of England (UWE), have announced a unique partnership with a group of European business schools to enhance the leadership development of public service managers and practitioners.

  • European public service alliance for UWE faculties - 09/05/2005

    Bristol Business School and the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the University of the West of England (UWE), have announced a unique partnership with a group of European business schools to enhance the leadership development of public service managers and practitioners.

  • UWE seeks Bristol council tenants - 09/05/2005

    UWE seeks Bristol council tenants for ‘100 years of council housing’ exhibition

    The University of the West of England is looking to talk to people who live in or have lived in council houses in Bristol. In 2005 it will be 100 years since the first council house was established so Bristol UWE and Bristol City Council are collaborating to mark the occasion with a special exhibition entitled ‘100 Years of Council Housing in Bristol’.

  • UWE Foundation Studies Summer Show - 09/05/2005

    13 to 17 May at Bristol School of Art, Media and Design
    Bower Ashton Campus

    The annual showcase for work by students who have completed their Foundation Studies course at the Bristol School of Art, Media and Design will be held at the Bower Ashton Campus of the University of the West of England on 13 to 17 May.

  • UWE presents 'Talks@Watershed' - Summer 2005 - 09/05/2005

    ‘Successful Students in Higher Education’ 11 May 2005 at 18.30

    The Centre for Critical Theory at the University of the West of England is working with Watershed to establish café culture with a new series of informal talks exploring issues and ideas from a local context.

  • Winners put safety first in UWE's Business Plan Competition - 06/05/2005

    A lifesaving idea to detect potentially deadly gas leaks using low-cost sensor technology has won the top prize in the University of the West of England’s Business Plan Competition. The winning team, from UWE’s Faculty of Applied Sciences, was awarded the open prize worth £12,500 by the sponsors’ panel of judges. Also in the winning line-up was a plan to create a medical rapid response scheme in the Avon area, which won this year’s new social enterprise award.

  • Primary schoolchildren in graduation ceremony - 06/05/2005

    More than 100 primary school pupils in Hartcliffe and Withywood will be getting a taste of university life this week when they take part in a special degree graduation ceremony at the University of Bristol on Friday 6 May.

  • UWE graduate selected for GB Olympic squad - 04/05/2005

    Peter Reed, ex-UWE Rowing Club President (2002/3), has been selected to represent Great Britain in the top boat, the coxless four, for the rowing world cup in the UK and through until the Beijing Olympic games 2008. Peter recently won the Great Britain Senior Rowing trials in Hazewinkel, Belgium with Oxford University Club mate Andy Hodge. They beat Steve Williams, Olympic Gold medalist in the coxless four in Athens, and his partner Alex Partridge by 3 lengths.

  • Universities clash in Bristol's annual 'battle of the boats' - 04/05/2005

    Two of the country’s top university rowing clubs will take the water in Bristol on Saturday 7 May when the University of Bristol and University of the West of England (UWE) battle it out in the 11th annual Lloyd’s TSB Varsity Boat Race.

April

  • Teachers go back to the keyboard - 28/04/2005

    Technology advances have over taken teachers who trained before computers were in everyday use and some find that the children they teach know more about the technology than they do. Teachers graduating today have grown up with technology and are usually proficient in their use but those who trained years before computers were commonplace sometimes find that they don’t have the time to develop their skills.

  • UWE researchers seek teenagers with diabetes - 28/04/2005

    More teenagers than ever before now have diabetes and have to manage and plan their activities more carefully than their friends. How does having diabetes in your teens affect relationships with friends? Are friends understanding or do you experience pressure to do things that might have a detrimental impact on your health? Do your friends know about the symptoms of your condition and are they sympathetic?

  • UWE's popularity soars - 27/04/2005

    The University of the West of England’s (UWE) degree applications have soared by 15% according to application figures released this week by UCAS, the university admissions service. By comparison all applications to universities and colleges in the UK had grown by 8%.

  • Thinking of the Outside - new art and the city of Bristol - 27/04/2005

    21 May – 3 July 2005

    Nathan Coley, Phil Collins, Kathleen Herbert,
    Susan Hiller, Silke Otto-Knapp, João Penalva

    Early summer will see an ambitious series of new art works presented in unusual locations around Bristol’s historic centre. The exhibition, Thinking of the Outside, will take the visitor on an intriguing route through the old city, encountering moving image installations, paintings, sculptures and live events in unexpected places.

  • South West businesses in the market for online trading - 25/04/2005

    Proof that British businesses, including those in the South West, are receiving significant benefits from using online marketplaces, including the reduction of operating costs and improved trading relationships, has been revealed by new research carried out by Bristol Business School, part of the University of the West of England.

  • UWE present Mozart's Requiem at Bristol Cathedral - 22/04/2005

    Saturday 30 April
    Pooling of musical resources has been a feature of UWE’s concert policy over many years and the next main concert is no exception. The University’s choir of over 100 singers will be joined by another eighty from Churchill Community School and the Trinity Singers – a choir also based in Churchill. Together they will be performing one of the most popular works from the choral repertoire – Mozart’s Requiem – in the wonderful setting of Bristol Cathedral.

  • University researchers fusing sound and vision in film - 22/04/2005

    Cutting edge research projects investigating the importance of links between sound and vision in film are being spearheaded by two of the South West’s leading universities. These research projects – at the University of Plymouth and the University of the West of England - are set this week to receive global broadcast TV exposure.

  • South West businesses in the market for online trading - 21/04/2005

    Proof that British businesses, including those in the South West, are receiving significant benefits from using online marketplaces, including the reduction of operating costs and improved trading relationships, has been revealed by new research carried out by Bristol Business School, part of the University of the West of England.

  • BBS reports on credit card interest rates - 20/04/2005

    A new report by Professor Merlin Stone of the Bristol Business School claims that there is likely to be a dramatic increase in the number of credit cards offering flat rates of interest. Primarily, this will be driven by growing demand from consumers. Indeed, research commissioned for the report reveals that if people were looking to take out a new credit card, 61% would prefer one with a clear low rate of interest as opposed to different introductory rates for purchases and balances transfers. This compares with just 35% last year.

  • Conference on prevention and treatment of Alcohol problems - 20/04/2005

    Watershed, Bristol Friday 11 November 2005

    A major international conference on Alcohol problems: prevention and treatment, will be held at the Watershed in Bristol on Friday 11 November 2005. The conference is jointly organised by the Alcohol and Health Research Trust at the University of the West of England and the Addictions Forum.

  • UWE presents Boxing Clever packaging exhibition - 14/04/2005

    The University of the West of England has organised at travelling exhibition by established artists and students entitled ‘Boxing Clever’ that explores the potential of packaging as an art form.

  • The only way is up with a postgraduate qualification - 14/04/2005

    Bristol UWE Postgraduate Open Evening
    26 April 2005 – all Campuses, 16.00-20.00

    The University of the West of England is anticipating its busiest postgraduate Open Evening ever as enquiries have been flooding in from ambitious graduates wanting to sharpen their marketability in the work place.

  • City young people switch on to art in new Saturday project - 12/04/2005

    A new art, design and media project for young people in Bristol, called the TO-DO Saturday Project, kicks off this Saturday (16 April 2005) at UWE’s Bristol School of Art, Media and Design (BSAMD).

March

  • UWE set to overhaul waste management - 23/03/2005

    The University of the West of England has committed to a radical overhaul of waste management with the appointment of SITA Commercial as waste contractor. Environmental Manager, Mark Webster, is determined to improve UWE’s environmental performance by increasing recycling and reducing the disposal of waste in landfill.

  • New charity website gives transparency to fundraising - 23/03/2005

    A new educational website on charity fundraising has been launched to build public trust in the voluntary sector and stimulate confidence in giving.

  • UWE researchers star in national economics conference - 18/03/2005

  • Outdoor play experts in UWE bid to prevent childhood obesity - 17/03/2005

    One of the biggest public health challenges in the 21st century is growing obesity in children. Child and adolescent health experts are linking up with urban designers, teachers, crime prevention officers and play equipment suppliers in a new move to find out how best to encourage outdoor play and physical activities in children. This unique collaboration, led by the University of the West of England, is aimed at finding out the best ways of counteracting children’s increasingly sedentary lifestyles.

  • Bristol UWE unveils one of UK's biggest bursary packages - 17/03/2005

    The University of the West of England, Bristol UWE, is to offer students one of the biggest bursary packages at any University, according to information published by the new Office for Fair Access (OFFA).

  • Music and art fuses in new short film project - 15/03/2005

    Music and visuals are being fused to form unique short films in a link-up between animators from the Bristol School of Art, Media and Design at the University of the West of England and the Royal Academy of Music.

  • Students from local schools get into science at UWE - 15/03/2005

    Around 200 local young people will get the chance to experience the excitement of science subjects at university in two one-day events designed especially for them by staff at the University of the West of England.

  • Collotype conference helps revive old printing process - 14/03/2005

    Experts in a printing technique from the Victorian era that is on the brink of revival gathered from around the world at the second International Collotype Conference, hosted recently by the University of the West of England’s Bristol School of Art, Media and Design.

  • UWE researchers investigate teleworking - 10/03/2005

    UWE researchers investigate whether teleworking might hold the key to reducing peak traffic chaos

    Professor Glenn Lyons and Dr Tim Jones from the Centre for Transport & Society (CTS) at the University of the West of England, Bristol, have embarked on a major five-year study to investigate the impacts of homeworking on the commute journey.

  • BBS partners with leading Malaysian HE institute - 09/03/2005

    Bristol Business School, a Faculty of the University of the West of England (UWE), has formed an undergraduate partnership with leading Malaysian higher education institute, Taylor’s College.

  • Report on risk of accidental injury in children - 08/03/2005

    Children from poor families five times more likely to die from unintentional injuries, new HDA report highlights

    The Health Development Agency has today published the findings of a study examining the extent and nature of unintentional injuries – commonly called accidental injuries - in children.

  • New gateway to knowledge opens in the West - 07/03/2005

    Six West of England Universities have joined forces with Business West to set up a new ‘gateway’ offering easier access to world-class knowledge for businesses and industries in the region. The new centre, called Knowledge West, has been launched at the University of the West of England, and aims to help businesses in the region tackle the challenges of competing in the global economy.

  • New report highlights key challenges of multi-agency working - 01/03/2005

    Multi agency working in the public sector is reaping dividends by driving forward new initiatives and programmes, but its full potential is not being realised due to lack of trust between partners, differences between community groups and agencies, and short term support by the Government.

  • UWE researcher receives funding from Breast Cancer Campaign - 01/03/2005

    Dr Diana Harcourt at the University of West of England has been awarded a grant of £59,350 from Breast Cancer Campaign (BCC) for a three year project which will look at the personal and emotional impact on women being diagnosed with a condition known as Ductal Carcinoma in situ (DCIS) also known as early or pre-invasive breast cancer.

February

  • UWE presents Kiss Me, Kate at the L-Shed - 28/02/2005

    L shed, Bristol Industrial Museum 9-12 March

    Students from the University of the West of England’s Centre for Performing Arts (CPA) will present the ever popular Cole Porter musical, Kiss me, Kate, at the L Shed, Bristol Industrial Museum from 9-12 March at 19.30 with a matinee on Saturday 12 March at 14.30.

  • UWE volunteers create mural with Withywood children - 25/02/2005

    UWE volunteers create mural with Withywood children

    Student volunteers from the University of the West of England will spend a day helping local Withywood children paint a mural at the New Fulford Family Centre on Saturday 26 February. This event is taking place during National Student Volunteering Week.

  • Resource to improve hospital care of people with dementia - 23/02/2005

    A research fellow at the University of the West of England is hoping to improve the way people with dementia are cared for in hospital through a new resource pack designed especially for nurses.

  • Transatlantic film collaboration focuses on Detroit - 22/02/2005

    Michael Chanan, a Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of the West of England, and George Steinmetz (University of Michigan) have produced a unique documentary about Detroit and its ruination, which is being previewed in Bristol on 6 March and premiered at the University of Michigan two weeks later.

  • UWE launches new Services for Students centre - 21/02/2005

    The University of the West of England is to launch a new centre for students on 23 February 2005. The Career Development Unit and the Community Volunteer Programme have moved to a prime site on the Frenchay Campus. The new centre is now located at the heart of the Campus next to the Bolland Library and Core 24 café bar in a huge space above the main University Reception which opened in June last year. Ray Burton, Chairman of UWE’s Board of Governors will open the centre and present certificates at a special awards ceremony for students who have dedicated significant time to voluntary work.

  • UWE presents Dracula at the L-Shed - 21/02/2005

    Bristol Industrial Museum 2-5 March 19.30

    If you are planning a stroll along Bristol's harbour side at the beginning of March you might want to take some garlic or a wooden stake because vampires are on the loose!

  • Messiah comes to Edington - 17/02/2005

    Edington Priory plays host to singers and musicians from the University of the West of England on Saturday 5 March. The UWE Chamber Choir and Orchestra will be performing Handel’s most celebrated oratorio Messiah which, although often performed at Christmas, was intended as a Lenten work; it therefore makes for a fitting contribution for the approach of Passiontide and Easter.

  • UWE applications up 17% - 17/02/2005

    The University of the West of England (Bristol UWE) has seen one of the biggest rises in student applications in the country according to UCAS figures released today. The increase of 17% in degree applications is almost double the increase of all applications to higher education this year.

  • Research shows that speed cameras are good for our health - 11/02/2005

    Speed cameras reduce road traffic collisions and related deaths and injuries. This conclusion comes from the world’s first systematic review on speed camera effectiveness, conducted by researchers at the University of the West of England and the University of Bristol and published in the British Medical Journal.

  • Assessing market potential - scheme for small businesses - 11/02/2005

    The QuickMark scheme, developed by the University of the West of England and providing rapid initial marketing analyses for businesses, has just been awarded a further £55,000 to extend the service until the end of 2005. The first year of operation of the scheme has resulted in 20 completed QuickMark analyses.

  • 'Identity, Asylum Seekers, Gender and Citzenship' Seminar - 08/02/2005

    The story of a young Nigerian woman who sought Asylum in Sweden under very difficult circumstances will be a key case study presented at a special seminar focusing on ‘Identity, Asylum Seekers, Gender and Citizenship’ on 25 February at the University of the West of England.

  • Buy a LOT for £5 at new art space launch - 02/02/2005

    An exciting new art space called LOT is about to be launched in the heart of Broadmead. Budding art collectors will have the chance to buy artwork for as little as £5 at the launch poster exhibition and auction on Friday 4 February at 8pm.

January

  • Public lecture 'Parenting and Adolescent Substance Use' - 31/01/2005

    Public Lecture at UWE on Friday 11 February 2005

    The UK has a massive problem of binge drinking among teenagers. Levels of illicit drug use and tobacco smoking also cause enormous concern. Is there anything that parents can do to reduce the chances that their children will damage themselves by using legal or illegal drugs? Do parents have any impact on such risks?

  • UWE students writing success - 28/01/2005

    Jessica Brand and Sarah Tulloch are two students from the University of the West of England who have successfully reached the second stage of a national open writing competition. The competition entitled ‘Seminal 01’ was organised by Static Gallery and Wildatart as part of the celebrations for the 2004 Liverpool Biennial. UWE is the only university to have two students selected. Ten students have now submitted specially commissioned pieces of writing that focus on different aspects of the Liverpool Biennial.

  • UWE artists create art opportunities for Bristol pupils - 27/01/2005

    Staff from the Bristol School of Art, Media and Design at UWE are working with young people in the City to develop their art, design and media skills through a project called TO-DO, which offers them the chance to work with experienced artists, designers and media practitioners.

  • Health researchers work on teenage sexual health project - 25/01/2005

    Health researchers from the University of the West of England are teaming up with the Myrtle Theatre Company and the Bristol Teenage Pregnancy Partnership to create an educational drama based on young peoples’ experience of sexual health issues. The drama will be performed in a range of informal settings to raise awareness of sexual health issues.

  • UWE graduate shatters glasses industry - 19/01/2005

    A graduate from the University of the West of England has had a shattering impact on the glasses manufacturing industry by offering standard reading glasses for as little as £15 undercutting all the market leaders.

  • Foundations laid for UWE's 'next generation' student village - 17/01/2005

    Building work has now begun on the new student village at the University of the West of England’s Frenchay Campus – part of the University’s £200m investment programme – one of the largest university capital investment programmes in the country.

  • UWE student radio station enters Radio Aid Charity Appeal - 14/01/2005

    The University of the West of England’s student radio station, The Hub 1449am, will join forces with 250 UK commercial broadcasters as they come together to become the biggest ever Radio station, ‘UK Radio Aid’, for one day on Monday 17 January. UK Radio Aid aims to get the listening public to donate one hours worth of salary to UK Radio Aid for the Children of the Tsunami Disaster. All Participating radio stations will donate one hours running costs to the fund. The Hub 1449am is the only student radio station taking part.

  • Warning over meningococcal disease for returning students - 14/01/2005

    Doctors and universities in Bristol today warned returning students to be on their guard for symptoms of meningococcal disease, which strikes most commonly in the winter months.

  • UWE and Arnolfini sign lease agreement - 13/01/2005

    A lease agreement between UWE and Arnolfini has strengthened an already established partnership. The lease, which was signed in January 2005 will mean that UWE will use part of Bush House, above Arnolfini’s premises, for courses run by the Bristol School of Art, Media and Design (BSAMD), which is based at UWE’s Bower Ashton Campus.

  • Emergency response ideas shortlisted in Business Competition - 11/01/2005

    Innovative ideas to improve disaster training and emergency response facilities in the South West and abroad are among plans shortlisted for the latest round of the University of the West of England’s 2004/5 business plan competition. There is also an emphasis on personal safety with plans for devices to detect spiked drinks or the presence of inflammable gases in domestic settings.

  • UWE NURSING RESEARCHERS WIN NATIONAL NURSING AWARD - 10/01/2005

    Nursing researchers, Dr Nicola Eaton and Antonia Beringer from the University of the West of England have won a national nursing award for their work on palliative care services for children with life limiting illnesses.

  • UWE INVITES BUDDING ENTREPRENEURS TO COURSE AT ARNOLFINI - 07/01/2005

    New short course ‘Enterprise and Innovation’ starts 11 February 2005

    Have you ever had a great idea but feel that you lack the business acumen to put the idea into practice? Do you need a better understanding of the way that businesses work and the methods available to turn your idea into a way of earning a living? Do you need the knowledge to get you going at a time to suit your busy working life?

  • 'BALLOON KEBABS' A NEW RECIPE FOR MAKING PHYSICS FUNS - 06/01/2005

    ‘Balloon kebabs’, ‘Alka-Selzer rockets’ and a ‘tame tornado’ are just three of the ‘physics tricks’ featured in an innovative new pack for scientists which aims to engage a wide audience in some of the important principles of physics as part of Einstein Year (2005).

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