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December

  • Boat naming ceremony for UWE boat club - 14/12/2006

    The University of the West of England Boat Club (UWEBC) were out in full force on 6 December 2006 on Bristol's historic harbourside for a ceremony to name three new boats. After the ceremony boat club members took take part in the traditional 'Plum Pudding' Races in which the teams are decided by drawing club members' names out of a hat so that rowers of all abilities race in the same boats together.

  • UWE success at British rowing championships - 14/12/2006

    The University of the West of England Boat Club (UWEBC) is celebrating recent successes at the British Indoor Rowing Championships on the 12 November and at the Fuller's Fours Head of the River Race on Saturday 18 November.

  • UWE partner wins Guardian award - 13/12/2006

    Bristol Community Housing Foundation (BCHF), a close neighbour and partner with the University of the West of England has won a national award for public services for the financial assistance offered to people living in the redeveloped Upper Horfield Estate in Bristol.

  • UWE and Weston College create higher opportunities - 12/12/2006

    Wednesday 13 December 2006 at 0830 Weston College, Weston Super Mare

    The University of the West of England and Weston College celebrate the formal signing of an agreement to further extend higher education opportunities for students in the region on Wednesday 13 December 2006 at 0830 at Weston College. This partnership will mean for the first time students at Weston College will be able to take UWE foundation degrees in subjects like Business, Public Service, Environmental Health and Legal Advice. Greater curriculum integration will lead to students on these courses being able to count this study as part of a full 3 year degree should they then go on to UWE to study.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Ray Priest - 11/12/2006

    The University of the West of England is awarding the honorary degree of Doctor of Education to Ray Priest in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the contemporary debate about education and schools, and especially in recognition of his achievements as Principal of the City Academy, Bristol. The honorary degree will be conferred on Friday 15 December at the City Academy. This is the first time the City Academy has been used as a location for an honorary degree ceremony and certificates of achievement will also be presented to past and present pupils.

  • Toon Boom supports UWE's storyboarding competition - 07/12/2006

    Toon Boom Animation Inc, world leaders in animation software solutions, will join forces with the University of the West of England, Aardman Animations and MEDIA for what promises to be the most exciting Storyboard competition ever. Toon Boom has agreed to add to the growing list of enticing prizes that will be presented to the creator of the winning storyboard.

  • UWE presents a celebration of French Music - 05/12/2006

    The awesome power of the Bristol Cathedral organ played by Alison Howell will be pitched against the full strength of the University of the West of England Symphony Orchestra at a concert celebrating French Music on 9 December at Bristol Cathedral at 19.30.

  • UWE ranked fifth for teaching quality - 01/12/2006

    Bristol UWE has been ranked fifth in England out of 83 Higher Education institutions in the latest Teaching Quality Assessment league table published in the Times Higher Educational Supplement.

  • UWE wins top award for midwifery education - 01/12/2006

    A training pack and video, developed by UWE health experts in partnership with North Bristol NHS Trust, that helps midwives to look out for evidence of domestic violence during pregnancy has won the Johnson's Baby Award for Excellence in Midwifery Education. This important award was presented by HRH Princess Anne at the Royal College of Midwives awards in London on Monday 27 November. The awards were also attended by Secretary of State, Patricia Hewett and the Royal College of Midwives General Secretary, Dame Karlene Davis.

  • UWE leads in Forensic Science - 01/12/2006

    The Forensic Science Society has accredited all four main Forensic Science Degrees at the University of the West of England making the university one of the top providers of Forensic Science education in the UK. UWE is one of just four universities to gain official recognition for the quality of professional training.

November

  • 'A "war" on terror is not the answer' - 30/11/2006

    “A war on terrorism does not tackle the root causes that fire acts of terror”, says Crime Prevention expert, Henry Shaftoe, from the University of the West of England. “We need to work at integration, support and inclusion in all of our communities using the resources available to us from within our local authorities and police forces to ensure that particularly young people stay on track and are not tempted to react to disaffection by channelling anger into crime. Terrorism is sometimes seen as something quite separate to other types of crime, but it's not and we really should be looking to broaden and intensify our crime prevention activities through the usual professional channels aimed at creating safer communities.”

  • 'UK economy propped up by migrant labour' - 30/11/2006

    Book launch for Trafficking and Women's Rights edited by Christien van den Anker and Jeroen Doormernik – Friday 8 December 2006.

    “Modern day slavery from human trafficking and migrant labour is propping up an economy that depends on a workforce compelled to survive on below minimum wages and no access to information about their rights. Traffickers are forcing women into the sex industry and exploitative employers are using ill informed vulnerable migrant labourers to drive down overheads,” says Human Rights expert, Christien van den Anker from the University of the West of England.

  • UWE graduates challenge online fashion retailers - 29/11/2006

    Two graduates from University West of England, Bristol (UWE) have launched an online women's fashion website http://www.jacobelle.co.uk with the aim of challenging some of the biggest online retailers.

  • Local businesses learn about 'Doing Business in Poland' - 28/11/2006

    The Regional Languages Network South West (RLN SW) is holding a FREE event in conjunction with UKT&I (United Kingdom Trade and Investment) 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 Dr Simon Singh MBE - 28/11/2006

    The University of the West of England is awarding the honorary degree of Doctor of Technology to Dr Simon Singh MBE in recognition of Simon Singh's outstanding contribution to the public understanding of science, in particular in the promotion of science, engineering and mathematics in schools and in the building of links between universities and schools. The honorary degree will be conferred at the Award Ceremony of the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences on Friday 1 December at 18.00 at Bristol Cathedral.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Chris Watson - 28/11/2006

    The University of the West of England is awarding the honorary degree of Doctor of Technology to Chris Watson in recognition of his outstanding contribution to sound recording technology, especially in the field of natural history and documentary location sound. The honorary degree will be conferred at the Award Ceremony of the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences on Friday 1 December at 11.30 at Bristol Cathedral.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Alfred Cosier Morris CBE DL - 27/11/2006

    The University of the West of England is awarding the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws to Alfred Morris CBE DL in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the development of the University of the West of England both in the role of Vice-Chancellor and formerly as the Director of Bristol Polytechnic. The honorary degree will be conferred at the Award Ceremony of the Faculty of Law on Thursday 30 November at 14.45 at Bristol Cathedral.

  • Knowledge West TV research looks into the future - 24/11/2006

    Two universities in the West of England are teaming up with Bath-based independent production company Touch Productions for a three-year research project into new opportunities in the rapidly developing broadcast industry.

  • West Universities in prize battle for best business idea - 24/11/2006

    The University of Bath hosted a three-way contest with the Universities of Bristol and the West of England to decide which of their award-winning business ideas most deserves the title of Winner of Winners 2006. The competition was sponsored by Knowledge West, a consortium of six local Universities and Business Link. Together with sponsorship from the three universities they offered a top prize of £10,000 for the brightest business idea.

  • 'Ana and the Ants' - why ants don't bump into each other - 21/11/2006

    An academic at the University of the West of England is taking her passionate interest in ants to new levels with a research project which will attempt, for the first time, to understand and analyse how ants work cooperatively in a decentralized organization and avoid bumping into each other.

  • Construction projects benefit from new system - 21/11/2006

    Researchers from the Faculty of the Built Environment at the University of the West of England have published a research report on 'Collaboration Support Realises Business Process Benefits for NEC/ECC Projects - The Internet Contract Change Management (CCM) System'. It presented the interim results of a two year KTP research project, funded by DTI, carried out in partnership with Management Process System (MPS) Ltd. The aim of the project is to develop an innovative method for measuring the benefits of IT support for contract change management in construction projects.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Tim Smit CBE - 20/11/2006

    The University of the West of England is awarding the honorary degree of Doctor of Design to Tim Smit CBE in recognition of his outstanding achievements, both in the promotion of the understanding and practise of the responsible management of the vital relationship between plants, people and resources and in his role in the restoration of the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project which have made a major contribution regionally, nationally and internationally to sustainable development, tourism, architecture and landscape architecture. The honorary degree will be conferred at the Award Ceremony of the Faculty of the Built Environment on Thursday 23 November at 14.45 at Bristol Cathedral.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Professor Gordon Wilcock - 17/11/2006

    The University of the West of England is awarding the honorary degree of Doctor of Science to Professor Gordon Wilcock in recognition of his outstanding professional achievements, both as a consultant in geriatric care and in related research in the field of dementia and Alzheimer's disease, and in the development of care in the local, regional and national communities. The honorary degree will be conferred at the Award Ceremony of the Faculty of Applied Sciences on Tuesday 21 November at 14.45 at Bristol Cathedral.

  • UWE holds Christmas exhibition and sale of artists' badges - 17/11/2006

    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. An exhibition and sale of badges, exemplifying the best in Applied arts, designed and made by UWE and invited artists, will be held in the Foyer Gallery, Bower Ashton Campus from Monday 27 November until Thursday 7 December.

  • UWE helps Bristol Schoolchildren put their wishes 'online' - 15/11/2006

    The University of the West of England (UWE) has been working with schools in South Bristol, to help young people translates their 'wishes' into online form, as part of the Watershed's highly successful annual online advent calendar, called 'Electric December'.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Professor Siân Griffiths OBE - 13/11/2006

    The University of the West of England is awarding the honorary degree of Doctor of Science to Professor Siân Griffiths OBE in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the promotion of public health, her leadership in the field, her contribution to knowledge, and her championing of the importance of a vibrant and active multidisciplinary public health workforce. The honorary degree will be conferred at the Award Ceremony of the Faculty of Health and Social Care on Thursday 16 November at 11.30 at Bristol Cathedral.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Master Robert Turner - 10/11/2006

    The University of the West of England is awarding the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws to Master Robert Turner in recognition of his outstanding public service and work for the law and the legal profession. The honorary degree will be conferred at the Award Ceremony of Hartpury College on Tuesday 14 November at 14:45 at Gloucester Cathedral.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Henry Elwes Esq - 10/11/2006

    The University of the West of England is awarding the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws to Henry Elwes Esq in recognition of his outstanding record of service to Gloucestershire; local government; charities; farming; horticulture; and the promotion of higher education, in particular his promotion of University status for Cheltenham & Gloucester College of Higher Education. The honorary degree will be conferred at the Award Ceremony of Hartpury College on Tuesday 14 November at 11.30 at Gloucester Cathedral.

  • Soaring alcohol death rates under the microscope - 10/11/2006

    This week's revelation that alcohol deaths in the UK are soaring will be considered at a major international conference at the Watershed in Bristol on Friday 17 November 2006. The conference – 'Young People and Alcohol' has been organised by the University of the West of England and the charity the Alcohol & Health Research Trust.

  • 'Policing and defending in a post-PACE world' - 09/11/2006

    This one-day conference to be held at the University of the West of England on Thursday 29 March 2007 will examine the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE) past, present and future.

  • New book salutes Bristol-inspired war artist - 07/11/2006

    Stanley Spencer, one of the 20th century's greatest British painters, is the subject of a new book by Professor Paul Gough of the Bristol School of Art, Media and Design at UWE.

  • UWE launches red-hot business idea competition - 06/11/2006

    UWE is searching for the brightest and best business and social enterprise ideas of the year in its red-hot chilli themed competition, theBizIdea. Total prize fund worth up to £19,500 is on offer to UWE staff, students and recent graduates. TheBizIdea launch coincides with the start of National Enterprise Week on Monday, 13 November. It will inspire budding entrepreneurs to come up with hot new ideas that could be turned into marketable business plans.

  • New Injury Clinic opens at UWE - 03/11/2006

    The new Injury Clinic recently opened in the Centre for Sport at the University of the West of England, will provide welcomed relief to anyone suffering from sport or work related pain. With appointments available throughout the week, advice, support and treatment are readily available to all.

  • Students and staff sing 'Gospel' for their lunch at UWE - 03/11/2006

    Students and staff at the University of the West of England are taking part in a new activity in their lunch hour by singing in a 'Gospel Choir'. The new lunch time activity is just one of the wide range of hugely popular activities and events run by the Centre for Performing Arts (CPA) that are open to staff, students and the local community.

  • UWE scientists develop web based chemistry tutorials - 01/11/2006

    A team of researchers at the University of the West of England have won funding to develop web based teaching materials in Chemistry to help students with the often problematic transition from school to university. Jim Costello and Graham Currell have been awarded £45,000 from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to pilot a scheme that will help plug gaps in the chemical knowledge of students who wish to progress in a science subject at Degree level.

  • Beachcroft and UWE achieve coveted training award - 01/11/2006

    Commercial law firm, Beachcroft LLP, and the University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE) have achieved a joint training award for a unique property diploma initiative.

October

  • UWE helps Bosnia and Herzegovina prepare for EU - 24/10/2006

    The University of the West of England has been awarded 450,000 euros by the European Union to provide in-depth training for public officials from Bosnia and Herzegovina in Public Administration Reform and European Integration. The training courses which are part of the European Union's aid programme to assist applicant countries was won by a UWE cross-faculty bid led by the Bristol Business School (BBS), and involving the faculties of Law, Humanities, Language and Social Science (HLSS) as well as the Academic Consultancy Unit (ACU).

  • Researchers seek people who are planning civil partnerships - 24/10/2006

    Are you planning a civil partnership in the near future? A research team from the University of the West of England and Aston University in Birmingham is seeking couples who are planning a civil partnership in Bristol, Bath or Birmingham to take part in a project to investigate why people enter into civil partnerships.

  • UWE print experts show the way - 24/10/2006

    The University of the West of England's expertise in large-scale digital printing has led to a new Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with West Country vehicle graphics and road-sign manufacturer Ringway Signs.

  • How does regional identitiy influence art? - 20/10/2006

    Regionalism and Identity in British Art, Environment and Contemporary Practice
    Saturday 28 October 2006
    Royal West of England Academy, Queens Road, Bristol

    What part has English landscape art played in the historical formation of regional difference and identity? To answer this question UWE's Regional History Centre and faculty of Art Media and Design have has joined forces with The Royal West of England Academy to organize a unique one-day inter-disciplinary symposium on 28 October, bringing together practicing artists, art and cultural historians, and museum curators, to discuss the links between regional identity, history and visual culture. Can we visualise regional difference? Can we represent 'Northernness' or 'South-Westernness' in painting, film and sculpture?

  • UWE appoints business and Asia expert to key leadership role - 19/10/2006

    The University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE) has appointed Professor Ian Gow as Dean of Bristol Business School and Pro-Vice Chancellor.

  • UWE 2006 storyboarding finalists show at Wildscreen - 18/10/2006

    A special exhibition of entries by finalists for the 2006 UWE Storyboarding competition is currently on show at the Watershed this week. Potential entrants and others have a unique opportunity to view finalist entries which are being shown as part of the Wildscreen Festival.

  • Exclusive party to launch 'Walking with Robots' - 18/10/2006

    Possibly the largest ever gathering of humans and robots will take place at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Savoy Place in London on Monday 23 October 2006. This unusual get together will launch 'Walking with Robots' a nation-wide programme involving eight UK Universities all of whom have world class robotics-researchers. Each researcher has to bring a friend, but it can't be a human.

  • Hong Kong Professor is honoured by UWE - 16/10/2006

    Professor Arthur Kwok Cheung Li, Secretary for Education and Manpower of the HKSAR in Hong Kong, is to be awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws by the University of the West of England, Bristol, one of the UK's largest universities.

  • UWE helps head teachers with bricks and mortar issues - 16/10/2006

    The University of the West of England is helping head teachers to become better clients by introducing them to alternative ways of commissioning building work through a groundbreaking series of new seminars. The first seminar will be held in Bristol on Tuesday 17 October.

  • UWE opens new cinema for students - 13/10/2006

    Students at the University of the West of England can from next Tuesday enjoy a regular schedule of films that will be screened at a new cinema called'Scene-IT'that will be based at the main Frenchay Campus.

    This month 2,000 students moved into the new student village and the 'Scene IT' cinema is part of the ongoing investment programme to provide UWE students with the very best environment for study, accommodation and socialising.

  • UWE playwright premieres 'Salt'n' Sauce' at Alma Tavern - 13/10/2006

    Salt'n'Sauce, a new play by Bristol playwright Tim Massey, premieres at the Alma Tavern pub theatre in Clifton from 31 October to 11 November as part of Theatre West's ten-week autumn 2006 season.

    Tim – who works as a part-time library assistant in the Bolland Library at UWE's Frenchay campus – was one of 40 local writers who submitted proposals on the theme of 'Inside Out' for Theatre West's annual 'Search for a Script' in the spring. The Alma Tavern's resident company picked nine of the proposals to develop into scripts, and chose Salt'n'Sauce as one of four finalists to produce this autumn.

  • UWE launches the South West Early Modernist Network - 13/10/2006

    From October 2006, the School of English and Drama at the University of the West of England will be home to the South-West Early Modernist Network: a new initiative bringing together early modern scholars from across the South-West region.

    The first meeting of the network takes place on 16 October 2006, where Dr. Tracey Hill (Bath Spa University) will be speaking on 'What we don't know about the early modern Lord Mayor's Show'.

  • Robot drama at 'Thinktank' - 13/10/2006

    Would you like to have your house cleaned automatically by a robot? Would you trust a robot babysitter? Do you think you could fancy a robot partner? If a fully functional, thinking robot could be developed, would you consider it human?
    All of these questions and more will be up for discussion at 'Robot Thought', an interactive science show, launching Saturday 21 October at Thinktank, Birmingham science museum for one week only. With performances at 12.30 and 2.30 daily, this family show will challenge and stimulate public thinking about the latest developments in robotics.

  • Thousands expected at UWE's Open Day - 12/10/2006

    Thousands of visitors will flock to the University of the West of England on Saturday 14 October for what is expected to be a very busy Open Day.

    Students are now making crucial decisions about which universities they will select for their UCAS applications and Open Days provide a valuable chance meet staff and students and find out more about life at university. At UWE all Campuses will be open and free shuttle buses will be laid on to make travelling between campuses easy.

  • UWE's new centre for sport nurtures Olympic potential - 09/10/2006

    The new Centre for Sport at the University of the West of England which was launched today by the University Chancellor, The Rt Hon, The Baroness Elizabeth Butler-Sloss GBE, has Olympic standard facilities which will be used to nurture future sporting stars to reach their full potential.

  • UWE transforms student catering - 06/10/2006

    Catering services at the Frenchay Campus of the University of the West of England have undergone a major refurbishment. The old dated refectory has been gutted and reborn as 'onezone'. 'onezone' boasts a cool but comfortable atmosphere with an open plan serving area leading into a light and airy dining room with seating for 600 including lounge areas.

  • 'I'm giving up flying for good' says Transport student - 06/10/2006

    Concerns about the damaging impact fossil fuels are having on the planet have inspired University of the West of England transport planning student, Joshua Hart to pledge never to fly again. This is no hollow declaration - Joshua has arrived at UWE after completing a journey from his home in California, USA, by travelling over land and sea by streetcar, bus, bicycle, train and a German freighter ship.

  • Increased efficiency of Herceptin test - 04/10/2006

    A joint venture between the University of the West of England (UWE) and the European Collection of Cell Cultures (ECACC) has produced sophisticated quality control slides, called HER2 plus, to accompany tests that establish which women diagnosed with breast cancer might benefit from the use of the anti-cancer drug, Herceptin.

September

  • Sir John Gieve speaks at UWE on UK Business Investment - 27/09/2006

    Sir John Gieve, Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, delivered a speech entitled 'The Puzzle of UK Business Investment' to staff and students at the University of the West of England on Tuesday 26 September 2006. Read his speech here: http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/publications/speeches/2006/speech282.pdf

  • Installation by graduate revealed at DKNY Old Bond St Store - 26/09/2006

    A graduate from the Bristol School of Art, Media and Design at the University of the West of England is celebrating the launch of a unique installation at the flagship Old Bond Street store of DKNY in London.

  • UK alcohol policies to be criticised at internal conference - 26/09/2006

    Government policy on alcohol problems among young people will be criticised and debated in detail at a major international conference at the Watershed in Bristol on Friday 17 November 2006. The conference –'Young People and Alcohol' has been organised by the University of the West of England and the charity the Alcohol & Health Research Trust.

  • UWE attracts top DJs to freshers' event - 22/09/2006

    The University of the West of England has hit gold with the arrival of two nationally renowned DJs on campus at this year's freshers' celebration.

  • UWE wins £423K grant to catalogue Rhodesian Army archive - 21/09/2006

    The University of the West of England has just been awarded £423,000 by the Arts and Humanities Research Council to research and catalogue the archives of the Rhodesian army. This project will be carried out in partnership with the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum.

  • Does Anyone Listen to Transport Planners? - 21/09/2006

    This question amongst others will be raised at a 'Question Time' style event held to celebrate the inaugural meeting of the South West Branch of the Transport Planning Society at the Watershed on 27 September at 6.00pm. The event is open to those working in transport who are invited to come along armed with a question to put to a panel of local experts.

  • UWE hosts a special welcome for new students - 13/09/2006

    Welcome Weekend 16 and 17 September 2006

    The University of the West of England will celebrate the arrival of new students on campus by hosting the first ever Welcome Weekend featuring a wall to wall programme of music, food and entertainment. The event will take place at the Frenchay Campus during the weekend of Saturday16 and Sunday 17 September and all new students have received invitations.

  • UWE wins AHRC funding to make 3D objects - 13/09/2006

    Researchers at the University of the West of England have been awarded funding by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to investigate how three dimensional art and craft artefacts can be made using virtual digital construction.

  • Could UWE's prize-winning e-tool spell the end for the CV? - 11/09/2006

    Electronic portfolios of students' work are increasingly popular with employers, according to a team from the University of the West of England who have just won a national prize for their web-based tool 'Profile'.

  • Genetic blood testing to save many lives - 11/09/2006

    Bloodchip - a new approach to the testing of blood groups that will help save many lives in Europe and worldwide.

  • UWE cyclist returns to UK after 2,000 mile trip - 08/09/2006

    University of the West of England research student, Steve Melia, will arrive at Poole Harbour at 12.45 on Sunday 10 September, having completed a 2,000 mile cycle ride to Germany and back. Steve cycled to Vauban, the largest car-free neighbourhood in Europe with a population of 5,000 people.

  • Competition seeks talented animators - 07/09/2006

    Are you a budding animator who would like to hone your skills in Storyboarding? Could you create an advertising storyboard to appeal to the world animation market? If you think you can answer yes to these questions you should consider entering the Animation Storyboarding Competition 2007.

  • Foreign Language Learning available at UWE - 05/09/2006

    The University of the West of England's Institution-wide Language Programme (ILP) is a well-established and respected programme designed to bring language skills to members of the public and to students and staff of the University. It is possible to select from a choice of eleven languages from the hugely popular ILP.

  • New Director for Knowledge West - 05/09/2006

    'Knowledge West', the knowledge exchange consortium of six universities in the West of England, has appointed Fern Urquhart as the new Director. With extensive experience in working with business organisations on projects where university expertise can assist their progress, Fern is currently Business Interface Manager at the University of the West of England.

  • UWE hosts 25th Conference for French Language Studies - 04/09/2006

    5 - 7 September 2006

    The Faculty of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences at the University of the West of England, Bristol, is organising the Association for French Language Studies 25th Anniversary Conference from 5-7 September 2006.

August

  • UWE helps restore forgotten radical's grave in Bath - 31/08/2006

    The Regional History Centre at University of the West of England has organised the conservation of the grave of great nineteenth century democrat, journalist, orator, Romantic poet and speech therapist, John Thelwall (1764-1834).

  • UWE Student found ideal course through Clearing - 15/08/2006

    Aishah Pathak, a Media and Cultural Studies student currently in her second year at the University of the West of England, found her ideal course via the Clearing route. Aishah was living in Italy and when her results came through she was disappointed that her grades were not high enough for her first choice university.

  • Boardroom bully to daddy cool in just 20 minutes! - 11/08/2006

    Joint research conducted by the University of the West of England and Lancaster University reveals that travel time may provide important spaces in our daily schedules to adjust between our work related and domestic roles – between manager and parent; from business strategist to football analyst. It seems at least 15-20 minutes might be just the ticket.

  • Clearing worked for me says Alexis - 09/08/2006

    Alexis Hobson is in her second year of a Drama and Media course at the University of the West of England. She loves the course, and the whole student experience, but for a few dreadful days when she received her A level results two years ago, she feared she might never get to University.

  • Jenny finds a new direction...despite exam disappointment - 08/08/2006

    Jenny Coates from Downend in Bristol, a second year French and Marketing student at the University of the West of England found a new direction and a new subject she really enjoys, despite not getting her expected grades and missing out on her first choice university.

  • How does it feel to be a larger person? - 08/08/2006

    How does it feel to be a larger person?
    UWE Psychologist seeks people for research project

    Irmgard Tischner, a researcher from the University of the West of England is looking for men and women to participate in a project which is investigating the experiences of people who have a large body size.

  • Lack of outdoor play is health time bomb for children - 07/08/2006

    Unless more suitable outdoor play opportunities are provided for children and young people, a physical and mental illness time bomb is likely to explode, an international conference in Bristol was told.

  • BBS students win national direct marketing award - 01/08/2006

    MA Marketing students from Bristol Business School (BBS), part of the University of the West of England, have won a silver award in a national competition run by the Institute of Direct Marketing (IDM) and Young Person's Railcard (YPRC).

  • UWE students benefit from award winning careers scheme - 01/08/2006

    Students at the University of the West of England are benefiting from an award winning scheme which aims to maximise their career opportunities, through work placements with local graduate employers and careers support and advice.

July

  • UWE sponsors Wildscreen Festival Children's Choice Award - 25/07/2006

    Students from the University of the West of England have been helping Bristol school children choose their favourite wildlife film for 'Wildscreen' the world's most prestigious wildlife and environmental film festival.

  • Report shows prevention programme to improve behaviour works - 19/07/2006

    A report for the Cochrane Collaboration lead by a researcher based at the University of the West of England has found that school based secondary prevention programmes for aggressive children improve behaviour.

  • Jack-knifed lorry launches British Art Show in Bristol - 14/07/2006

    An artwork featuring a jack-knifed articulated lorry with thousands of flowers tumbling out of it which appeared in the centre of Bristol this morning (14 July 2006) was commissioned by Situations* at the University of the West of England (UWE) and curated by Claire Doherty of the Bristol School of Art, Media and Design (BSAMD).

  • Glastonbury Festival inspired habitat wins design prize - 07/07/2006

    A product design student from the University of the West of England is the commended winner of a prestigious product design prize sponsored by Corus at New Designers 2006 for an inspired temporary habitat to be used at music festivals called my.Hab. James Dunlop has just completed a three year 'Creative Product Design' Course at UWE.

  • UWE records DVD with Bristol Choristers - 07/07/2006

    Choristers from Bristol Cathedral are recording a special DVD at the University of the West of England's state-of-the-art recording studios to enable more children to discover the joys of singing together in choirs.

  • UWE lecturer wins national teaching award - 07/07/2006

    Kim Scarborough from the University of the West of England has been awarded a prestigious national teaching award in recognition of her outstanding contribution to excellence in teaching and learning.

  • 400m year old fossils show how fish may have started to walk - 06/07/2006

    The oldest fossilised fish trails ever recorded have been found in red sandstone in a Welsh quarry. These marks preserved in stone give tantalising insights into how the landscape must have looked 400m years ago, and how some of the earliest life-forms may have moved from water to land.

  • Plywood and rubber wallpaper wins national prize - 06/07/2006

    A textiles student from the University of the West of England has won the coveted DKNY award at the New Designers 2006 exhibition for a 3D wallpaper made using plywood and rubber and based on postcards. Megan Taylor was awarded £1,000 prize money and a commission to design a site specific installation for the DKNY London flagship store in New Bond Street. There is the chance that if successful the work could be commissioned further for DKNY stores around the world.

  • UWE student wins regional heat for 'flight' presentation - 06/07/2006

    Marc Konrad, a third year aeronautical engineering student at the University of the West of England, has beaten strong competition to win this year's Royal Aeronautical Society Bristol Branch Rowe Prize for his presentation on 'Short Take-off and Landing Aircraft'.

  • City centres - tourist destinations vs place to live? - 06/07/2006

    Making Space: Leisure, Tourism and Renewal conference
    University of the West of England
    11 – 13 July

    This is the question leading international speakers will focus on at the 'Making Space: Leisure, Tourism and Renewal conference' hosted by the University of the West of England from 11 – 13 July. The conference is organised by the Leisure Studies Association and will attract a wide range of key national and international speakers and delegates.

  • BBS brings a new 'stress free' dimension to the MBA - 05/07/2006

    Bristol Business School (BBS), part of the University of the West of England, has taken a unique approach to helping its students to deal with stress! It has introduced a series of meditation and relaxation sessions as part of its improved personal development programme for MBA students.

  • UWE student wins funding for climate change game - 04/07/2006

    A student from the University of the West of England (UWE) is one of the winners in partnership with the think tank, the New Economics Foundation (nef) of nearly a quarter of a million pounds to tackle climate change. Susan Ballard a part- time PhD student is researching how a climate change game developed by nef can help people reduce their contribution to global warming.

  • Children risk obesity due to boring playgrounds - 03/07/2006

    Planning and designing healthy public outdoor spaces for young people in the 21st century
    The Watershed, Bristol, Wednesday 5 to Friday 7 July 2006

    A major international conference organised by the University of the West of England will look at the correlation between the risk of childhood obesity and the decline in outdoor play thought to be caused in part by boring playgrounds.

  • Minimum dose for children with fever - 03/07/2006

    Parents should be advised to use the minimum dose necessary when treating a child with fever, say researchers from the University of Bristol, the University of the West of England and the University of Bath in this week's British Medical Journal (BMJ).

June

  • Research network on older people in rural areas is launched - 29/06/2006

    The University of the West of England is one of three main partners in a new network researching the needs of older people living in rural areas.

  • UWE hosts largest ever event for sixth formers - 26/06/2006

    The University of the West of England in conjunction with Somerset County Council has invited over 900 Somerset sixth formers to a specially designed conference at UWE's Frenchay Campus on Thursday 6 July. It is the largest event of its type hosted by UWE and may be the first collaborative conference of its kind within the South West region.

  • Aimhigher South West - Celebrating Success - 21/06/2006

    Friday 23 June 2006 at the University of the West of England, 10.00 – 16.00

    A one-day conference will take place at the University of the West of England on Friday 23 June to mark a successful end to the current phase of Aimhigher regional partnerships and collaborations.

  • Sky Orchestra plays music from hot air balloons - 21/06/2006

    A unique collaboration between an artist, a composer and sleep researchers has resulted in a concert by a 'Sky Orchestra' that will ascend at dawn to perform a new composition on 23 June at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford upon Avon. Devised by artist and Arts and Humanities Research Council Fellow, Luke Jerram, who is based part-time at the University of the West of England, the Sky Orchestra plays sleep music in surround from speakers attached to seven hot air balloons.

  • UWE hosts National exhibition to celebrate children - 20/06/2006

    'Celebrating young children and those who live and work with them'
    Thursday 22 June to Saturday 1 July 2006

    Following a successful bid to the organisation Early Education in June 2005, the University of the West of England and South Gloucestershire Council will be presenting the national exhibition 'Celebrating Young Children and those who live and work with them'. This exhibition, commissioned by the DfES, has been touring England throughout the past year and will visit UWE from Thursday 22 June until Saturday 1 July 2006.

  • UWE student leads aerospace design competition winning team - 16/06/2006

    An Engineering student from the University of the West of England and his team from Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic has won the Merlin Design and Handling Competition held at the Royal Aeronautical Society at Hamilton Place in London on 6 June 2006. Petr Kubicek is spending a year in UWE's Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences as an ERASMUS exchange student before returning to Brno University of Technology to complete his degree.

  • UWE student gets on his bike for 'car-free' research - 14/06/2006

    University of the West of England research student, Steve Melia, will be leaving his home on 17 June to cycle to Freiburg in Germany, a return trip of around 1,500 miles as part of his research into 'car-free' neighbourhoods.

  • UWE researchers launch new report on drinking habits - 14/06/2006

    Researchers from the University of the West of England will announce the findings of a new survey of drinking habits on the Isle of Man at a public meeting in Douglas on Tuesday 20 June, 9.30am to 11.00am. Survey work was supervised by Professor Moira Plant and Martin Plant of UWE working closely with Ms Thea Ozenturk and her team at the Alcohol Advisory Service, Douglas (AAS).

  • UWE success with Great Western Research - 13/06/2006

    The University of the West of England has been successful with seven applications for PhD studentships under the £14m Great Western Research (GWR) programme. GWR is funded by the South West Regional Development Agency (SWRDA) and the Higher Education Funding Council for England and funds projects that bring together universities with partners from the private and public sector within the region. Projects focus on areas of strategic importance to the south-west, such as advanced materials, applied mathematics, sustainability, psychology and the creative arts.

  • Wobbly lamps, online adventures and the Tsunami - 12/06/2006

    Online adventure games, wobbly lamps and the devastating effects of the Tsunami are just some aspects of the diverse work being presented by students from Bristol School of Art Media and Design in this year's MA and Degree Show at the Bower Ashton Campus of UWE and at Spike Island.

  • The shadow of marriage: the history of single women - 12/06/2006

    The history of single women over the past millennium – whether they were divorced, widowed, lone mothers or never-married – is to be the subject of an international conference hosted by the West of England and South Wales Women's History Network at the University of the West of England. Speakers will focus on different categories of singleness for women, and comparisons will also be made with the experiences of single men.

  • Funky festival habitats and smart cycle parking - 12/06/2006

    At 'Diffusion', UWE Graduation Show 13 and 15 June 2006

    An environmentally sustainable design for an alternative to a tent for the summer festivals and an enticement for more people to cycle to work in the knowledge that their bicycle can be securely parked in city centres are just two of the designs that will be on display at the 'Diffusion' Exhibition.

  • 4,000 visitors preview new student village at UWE's Open Day - 09/06/2006

    All Campuses, Wednesday 14 June 10:00 to 16:00

    Over 4, 000 visitors will descend on the University of the West of England this Wednesday for the Undergraduate Open Day. Visitors will have the chance to tour all campuses and get a real feel for what it is like to study at UWE. There will also be a chance to take a sneak preview of the fantastic new student village which opens in September 2006.

  • UWE-led event examines flood risk in South West - 08/06/2006

    The State of the Environment in the South West – actions on rivers, run-offs and flooding

    Tuesday 13 June 16.00 to 19.30 UWE, Lecture Theatre 2B025, Frenchay Campus

    The University of the West of England is hosting a regional meeting and public debate, that will be attended by key environmental groups in the region and academics working in the environmental arena, to examine the actions to be taken in the South West to address issues of water quality, run-off and flooding in the regions rivers. The event will be chaired by Dr Mervyn Bramley, OBE, renowned Engineer and Environmentalist.

  • UWE hosts Environment Agency Science meeting - 08/06/2006

    The University of the West of England hosted a key meeting with Environment Agency Science Managers on 7 and 8 June. The meeting cemented the strong relationship between UWE and the Environment Agency and gave experts from the university the opportunity to showcase the distinctive contributions and understanding of real world challenges in environment, sustainability and public health.

  • UWE is leading the post '92 universities... - 07/06/2006

    ..for engineering and physical sciences research

    The University of the West of England is leading the post-92 universities in research in the Physical Sciences and Engineering as judged by the number of current research projects receiving EPSRC awards. The University currently has awards from the EPSRC totalling £3.4 million.

  • UWE award prizes for Performing Arts - 07/06/2006

    The University of the West of England has awarded prizes to seven of its students for their outstanding contribution to performing arts during their undergraduate years at the University.

  • UWE Architecture Degree Show - 06/06/2006

    Friday 9 June to Sunday 11 June
    New Studios Building, Frenchay Campus

    Work by final year students of Architecture, Architecture and Planning and Architectural Technology and Design at the University of the West of England will be showcased at the annual end of year Degree Show this weekend.

May

  • UWE experts at Bristol Festival of Nature - 31/05/2006

    Bristol Festival of Nature 3-4 June 2006

    Science and Education experts from the University of the West of England are taking part in the interactive sessions at the Bristol Festival of Nature on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 June 2006. The interactive sessions will take place at the Green Market in Millennium Square, Bristol.

  • International experts put spotlight on appearance - 30/05/2006

    Appearance Matters 2 – 'Developing Theory & Practice'
    Two-day conference
    Assembly Rooms and Guildhall in Bath on 6 and 7 June 2006

    The Centre for Appearance Research, (CAR) at the University of the West of England, the UK's leading centre for the study of the psychological aspects of appearance is hosting this two day conference in association with the South West Branch of the British Psychological Society (BPS) on 6 – 7 June in Bath.

  • UWE experts inspire young minds at 'Imagineering' - 25/05/2006

    'The Imagineering Fair', Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet
    Wednesday 31 May to Saturday 3 June 2006

    Engineering experts from the University of the West of England will be on hand at the 'Imagineering Fair' at the Royal Bath and West Show in Shepton Mallet next week where they will host a range of fun activities for all ages. UWE is one of the sponsors of the 'Imagineering Fair', a special event giving 8 – 16 year olds the chance to explore the creative possibilities of science, engineering and technology.

  • Blood compatibility - it's all in the genes! - 24/05/2006

    In most developed countries safe blood transfusion is taken for granted. But blood grouping is a complex business, and not all blood groups are compatible. In order to check for compatibility, two cross-matching tests are carried out prior to transfusion - but these tests are based on technology that has not changed since the early days of blood transfusions.

  • Distributed Analog Supercomputer prototype to be built - 23/05/2006

    Professor Jonathan Mills of Indiana University (USA), one of the world's leading experts in analog computers, is to work at the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS), of the University of the West of England, to develop and build the world's first prototype of a Distributed Analog Supercomputer. The work will be carried out during Professor Mills nine month Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professorship at UWE.

  • Media students take a 'sideways look' at life - 23/05/2006

    'Sideways Looks 2006' is an exhibition and screening of media production work by University of the West of England students on the BA Cultural and Media Studies programme.

  • UWE tackles food technology teacher shortage - 22/05/2006

    Food Technology teachers are in short supply nationally and in some areas of the UK the subject is not taught in schools as vacancies are impossible to fill. In East Sussex the subject has been wiped from the curriculum because schools and colleges have failed to attract any teachers at all.

  • Third Children's Parliament held at UWE - 22/05/2006

    Over 130 children from North Bristol secondary and primary schools will be welcomed at the Faculty of Education at the University of the West of England, Bristol for a Children's Parliament on Wednesday 24 May 2006. For many of the children it will be the first time they have stepped inside a university.

  • UWE studies travel time - is it really wasted? - 22/05/2006

    Travel is something that impacts on most of us. For many, the daily commute is a way of life and bookends the beginning and end of the day. But is travel time 'dead time' that needs to be reduced to a minimum by providing more and faster transportation, or is there more to the way we choose to use our travel time?

  • UWE takes centre stage at 'Air Pollution 2006' - 19/05/2006

    Fourteenth International Conference on Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Air Pollution

    22-24 May 2006, Wessex Institute of Technology, The New Forest, UK

    Air pollution experts from the University of the West of England are taking centre stage at 'Air Pollution 2006', the international annual forum for air pollution knowledge exchange, taking place this year in the New Forest on 22 – 24 May. With six UWE academics presenting papers, more than any other participating university or organisation, the university is a world leader in this area of research.

  • MBA scholarships opened up to business people in the region - 18/05/2006

    Bristol Business School (BBS), part of the University of the West of England, has this week announced the launch of five MBA scholarships available to members of the region's business community.

  • Migrant trafficking for forced labour investigated by UWE - 17/05/2006

    The University of the West of England is leading a project on migrant trafficking for forced labour in a range of industries and domestic work in several countries in Western Europe. The project will include surveys by partner universities in Sweden, Poland, the Czech Republic, Belgium and Ireland. The four year project starts in September 2006 with a budget of one million Euros from the European Science Foundation collaborative research fund.

  • Visitors to UWE assured of a warm welcome - 16/05/2006

    Visitors to the University of the West of England (UWE) can be assured of a warm and helpful welcome through a prestigious new award achieved by Reception staff at the University.

  • UWE Fashion Show at Paintworks - 16/05/2006

    Saturday 20 May 2006, 1600 and 1930

    Fashion and textiles students from the University of the West of England will show off their final year collections at a special show at Paintworks, half a mile from Temple Meads on the A4 Bath Road, on Saturday 20 May. There will be two shows during the day at 1600 and 1930.

  • UWE and Sao Paulo University link to reduce air pollution - 12/05/2006

    A leading Brazilian air pollution professor from Sao Paulo University will speak at the University of the West of England on Thursday 18 May cementing a knowledge exchange partnership that has existed for over four years.

    Professor Joao Assuncao will give a talk entitled 'Air Pollution in Sao Paulo' that will highlight some of the technical and managerial control measures that are being implemented to address the problems.

  • UWE holds enamelling day for V&A conservators and curators - 11/05/2006

    Enamel and Applied Arts experts at the University of the West of England have organised an enamel study day for curators and conservators at the Victoria and Albert Museum on 16 May 2006. The study day is part of UWE's ongoing link with the V&A started in 1998 when the university began a formal partnership to exchange knowledge between the two organisations.

  • UWE student wins national essay competition - 11/05/2006

    A student from the University of the West of England has won a prestigious literary prize for an essay on American writer Paul Auster. The Ambassadors Award was presented to Ed Flett, a third year student of Humanities by the British Association of American Studies at the University of Canterbury.

  • UWE student wins Macmillan Illustrated Book Prize - 11/05/2006

    An illustration student from the University of the West of England, Karen Cheung, has won the Macmillan Illustrated book prize for Children's Picture Book Illustration. This prize is coveted by all illustration students as it offers exposure via one of the world's leading publishing giants. Karen will receive £1,000 prize money and her book may be published by Macmillan Children's books.

  • UWE researchers launch new report on 'Binge Britain' - 10/05/2006

    Press Conference

    Binge Britain:
    Alcohol & the National Response

    Thursday 18 May 2006 from 0900 -1000hrs
    Room STB3, Stewart House, 32 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DN.

  • UWE Foundation Summer Show 2006 - 10/05/2006

    Foundation Studies students will be showcasing their work at a special exhibition to be held at the Bower Ashton Campus of the University of the West of England from Friday 12 May to Tuesday 16 May.

  • UWE triumph in Varsity boat race - 08/05/2006

    The University of the West of England (UWE) won the Varsity title for the fourth year in succession by beating the University of Bristol on Saturday 6 May in the 12th Annual Lloyd's TSB Varsity Boat Race by four races to one.

  • Work travellers wanted for UWE transport project - 05/05/2006

    Do you sometimes have to make journeys (by car, train etc) as part of your working week? How do you use the time? Do you catch up on e-mails and paperwork, fix up meetings, revise work, talk to friends or colleagues on the phone or do you use the time as precious thinking or preparation space away from other commitments? Or perhaps you find the travel time itself a waste of time?

  • UWE encourages enterprise among students - 05/05/2006

    Student teams have swept the board in this year's Business Plan Competition, run by the University of the West of England. Students Emily Gray and David Wilson from the Faculty of the Built Environment won the open prize against tough opposition with a bright new business idea called ActiveBuddy.co.uk. The new website aims at linking individuals who enjoy sport with others in the same area who are of similar sporting ability.

  • Chancellor recommended for new non-party-political peerage - 04/05/2006

    The University of the West of England's Chancellor, Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, has been recommended by the Appointments Commission of members of the House of Lords to be a non-party-political peer. Seven new non-party-political peer recommendations have been announced today.

  • New physics book challenges Einstein - 03/05/2006

    Researchers from the University of the West of England and Keele University have
    published a book that challenges some of the long established and most cherished principles of physics.

  • Bristol's rowers go head to head in boat race battle - 03/05/2006

    Two of the country's top University rowing clubs will take the water in Bristol on Saturday 6 May 2006 when the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England (UWE) battle it out in the 12th Annual Lloyd's TSB Varsity Boat Race.

  • Boys feel pressure too - 02/05/2006

    A new study from the Centre for Appearance Research at the University of the West of England published today says teenage boys are at risk of developing body dissatisfaction and eating disorders as a result of perceived peer pressure and media images – the key factors known to affect adolescent girls.

  • UWE symphony orchestra perform 'dance' music - 02/05/2006

    Malmesbury Abbey – Saturday 6 May 2006 at 19.30

    The University of the West of England's Symphony Orchestra of 70 young musicians will perform a programme of music centred on dance themes for the High Sheriff of Wiltshire's Gala Charity Concert on Saturday 6 May at Malmesbury Abbey.

April

  • New research into independence for people with dementia - 26/04/2006

    New research published today shows that extra care housing is a resoundingly popular accommodation choice for older people who develop memory problems or dementia and need to move out of their homes.

  • Students from local schools get into science at UWE - 25/04/2006

    Around 100 budding young scientists will get the chance to experience the excitement and challenge of science subjects at university in a one-day event designed especially for them by staff in the Faculty of Applied Sciences at the University of the West of England.

  • UWE attracts leading figure to employer and innovation role - 25/04/2006

    The University of the West of England has appointed Professor Stephen Hagen as Director of the Centre for Research, Innovation and Graduate Studies.

  • Public Health research in the spotlight at UWE - 21/04/2006

    Public Health research at the University of the West of England will be celebrated at a special event entitled 'Healthy Communities' at UWE's Frenchay Campus on 26 April 2006. The event will concentrate on how public health relates to the sustainability agenda and speakers from three Faculties will explore a range of dilemmas in public health with regional and national colleagues.

  • UWE students win 'Brunel of the future' competition - 19/04/2006

    Research students from the University of the West of England have won a competition to find the 'new Brunel'of the 21st century with their work on robotics and artificial intelligence. Students Matt Studley and Adam Budd from UWE were thrilled to win in a head-to-head contest with the Universities of Bath and Bristol to find the 'Brunel of the future'.

  • UWE and Knowle West Media Centre win research bid - 10/04/2006

    The Bristol School of Art, Media and Design at the University of the West of England (BSAMD) and Knowle West Media Centre are celebrating success in winning Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funding for a collaborative three-year PhD research post to extend research into the impact and potential of community-based media.

  • UWE gains Fairtrade status - 07/04/2006

    The University of the West of England is a Fairtrade University. The Fairtrade Foundation has confirmed that UWE has met all of the guidelines set to achieve Fairtrade Status.

  • Major redevelopment announced for BSAMD - 06/04/2006

    Planning has been granted for a phased ten year redevelopment of the Bristol School of Art Media and Design at the Bower Ashton Campus of the University of the West of England. The £11.5million refurbishment and development programme has been agreed to enable UWE to use the Bower Ashton Campus as a hub serving satellite sites at Spike Island, Bush House (above the Arnolfini), Watershed, the Tobacco Factory and from 2008 the studios alongside Royal West of England Academy at Queens Road.

  • Bristol students become more job market savvy - 06/04/2006

    Students in Bristol are becoming job market savvy by picking more university subjects with specific employment prospects than ever before, a study has shown.

  • Alfred Morris CBE DL - New High Sheriff of Gloucestershire - 06/04/2006

    The High Sheriff of Gloucestershire for 2006-2007 will be Alfred Morris, who retired recently as Vice Chancellor of the University of the West of England and immediately took on the role of Chairman of an NHS Trust which serves South Gloucestershire and controls Frenchay and Southmead hospitals.

March

  • Alfred Morris CBE reflects on 20 years at UWE - 31/03/2006

    The Bolland Lecture – Thursday 6 April 2006

    Alfred Morris CBE will mark his 20 years at the helm of the University of the West of England at the 30th anniversary Bolland Lecture on Thursday 6 April 2006 at 18.00. Alfred retired as Vice-chancellor of UWE in December 2005 but has taken on a new role as Chairman of North Bristol NHS Trust. He has recently been declared High Sheriff Elect of Gloucestershire and will be 'sworn in' on 9 April in Gloucester Cathedral.

  • UWE Planning course celebrates 21st birthday - 30/03/2006

    The Faculty of the Built Environment at the University of the West of England will celebrate the 21st birthday of its Joint Distance Learning MA in Town and Country Planning programme at a special event at Clifton Hill House, Bristol, on 31 March 2006.

  • UWE trains Ghanaian midwives to spot domestic violence - 29/03/2006

    An education and training programme devised by health care experts at the University of the West of England that helps midwives identify evidence of domestic violence will be taken up by the Ministry for Health in Ghana. 'Bristol Pregnancy and Domestic Violence programme' is the result of a local study by UWE researchers that has developed into a national training programme.

  • Study into psychology of disfigurement seeks participants - 27/03/2006

    A groundbreaking study, which aims to find out why some people adapt positively to disfigurement while others experience problems, some of which may be related to social encounters, self esteem and quality of life, is now seeking participants.

  • Aimhigher study day to raise aspirations for GCSE students - 24/03/2006

    Aimhigher Health Care and the University of the West of England are collaborating with two local NHS Trusts to give year 10 students in Bristol studying Health and Social Care the chance to enhance their GCSE grades and raise their aspirations for future study in the health care professions.

  • UWE presents 'The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace' - 24/03/2006

    Saturday 1 April 2006, 19.30, Bristol Cathedral

    The University of the West of England Singers and Symphony Orchestra will be joined by choristers from Cotham School for what is believed to be the first full concert performance in Bristol of Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace. The performance will be conducted by Ian Holmes and takes place at Bristol Cathedral on Saturday 1 April at 19.30.

  • Managers from Siemens take a lesson in Language from BBS - 22/03/2006

    Bristol Business School (BBS), part of the University of the West of England, this week plays host to a delegation of managers from Siemens in Germany, as part of an executive partnership between the electrical engineering and electronics global giant and the city's highly regarded business school.

  • UWE collaborates on Europe-wide animation project - 21/03/2006

    The Bristol School of Animation and the Faculty of Education at the University of the West of England (UWE) are collaborating on a European wide initiative to develop an animation programme as a teaching tool for use by teachers in schools.

  • 6,000 visitors expected at UWE's Open Day - 17/03/2006

    Over 6,000 visitors will descend on the University of the West of England this Saturday for what promises to be a very busy Open Day. Visitors will have the chance to tour all campuses and get a real feel for what it is like to study at UWE. There will also be a chance to take a sneak preview of the fantastic new student village which opens in September 2006.

    The new £80 million student village will provide accommodation for nearly 2,000 students. Built to the latest acoustic and accessibility standards, each en-suite study bedroom will have access to the university computer network and 24 hour access to library facilities on Campus.

  • Psychologists say 'Let your eyes do the talking' - 17/03/2006

    'Science Alive' 17 and 18 March
    The Galleries Broadmead

    Psychologists from the University of the West of England will be joining forces with scientists from the University of Bristol for 'Science Alive' demonstrations in the Galleries Broadmead on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 March 2006.

    Dr Pricilla Heard and Dr Beatrice López from UWE are running a stall that will engage shoppers by testing and talking to them about Psychology – in particular eye movements when looking at pictures. Using new eye tracking equipment the researchers will record where the mind is instructing the eyes to look when someone is asked to examine a scene in order to extract information. Preliminary research has shown that when looking at a busy scene for the first time the focus of attention is directed by the instructions in mind.

  • UWE launches Bristol history project on ethnic diversity - 16/03/2006

    Historians at UWE's School of History are leading an innovative project about a thousand and one years of immigration to Bristol. The project, which will produce a book and an interactive website, will be launched at the Watershed on 21 March by former Bristol MP Tony Benn.

  • Media invitation to 'Waste or Fuel' conference - 16/03/2006

    'Waste or Fuel: Is there a Safe and Sustainable Option?'
    Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 April 2006
    University of the West of England

    Environmental journalists are warmly invited to attend a major conference that brings together all stakeholders to debate the safety and sustainability of incineration and the production of energy from waste following government approval.

  • UWE encourages youngsters to 'aim higher' - 16/03/2006

    Primary school children from Southmead, Westbury and Lawrence Weston in Bristol are being given an exciting opportunity to 'aim higher' in a concert in Bristol Cathedral on Sunday 26 March. UWE's showstoppers chorus and students from the Faculty of Education will be there to encourage the children to aim for high educational attainment. The boys from Bristol Cathedral choir and St Mary Redcliffe choir will be there to give strong encouragement to the primary school boys to aim for higher notes! Girls will be encouraged by the Cathedral girls choir and the Clevedon Girls choir and the event, which is the culmination of six months of Bristol Voices workshops funded by Youth Music, promises to raise the roof.

  • Doctoral opportunity for Health & Social Care Professionals - 14/03/2006

    The University of the West of England is offering health and social care professionals the opportunity to develop their research skills and enhance their professional practice through a new Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care starting in September 2006.

  • UWE presents The Canterbury Tales - 14/03/2006

    Wednesday 22 – Saturday 25 March 2006
    The Olympus Theatre, WISE Campus, Filton College, New Road, Stoke Gifford, Bristol, BS34 8QT

    The latest drama production from UWE's Centre for Performing Arts is The Canterbury Tales, adapted by Martin Riley from Chaucer's original lively chronicle of journeying pilgrims sharing stories on their way to Canterbury.

  • No outdoor play means more 'super size' children - 13/03/2006

    Design experts from the University of the West of England say that parental obsession with safety and local councils' fear of litigation are causing playgrounds to be so boring that children don't use them.

  • Talented young artists visit UWE - 10/03/2006

    Talented budding artists from 18 schools in the Bristol area are attending a series of specialist art workshops at Bristol School of Art, Media and Design at the University of the West of England. Now in its second year the scheme benefits 108 students who are all currently in year ten and studying towards art GCSE. The workshops give the young students the opportunity to try out techniques not generally available in schools such as enamelling and printmaking using state of the art facilities. At the end of each weekend sessions the students will have produced a portfolio of work that will enhance their GCSE grades.

  • Lecture explores disappearing cultural legacy of New Orleans - 09/03/2006

    The third annual Fullbrook Lecture at the University of the West of England will feature Professor Helen Taylor from the University of Exeter who will talk on –A Transatlantic Perspective on the Disappearing Cultural Legacy of New Orleans.

  • Nickel and Dimed author comes to Bristol - 08/03/2006

    Bestselling author of Nickel and Dimed, Barbara Ehrenreich, will speak at the Watershed Media Centre on Tuesday 14 March, as part of the 2006 Alternative Series organised by the Centre for Critical Theory at the University of the West of England in association with the Bristol Festival of Ideas.

  • Global Living Film Festival 2006 - 08/03/2006

    On 18 March 2006, the Global Occupational Therapy Society (GOTS) will present the Global Living Film Festival 2006. The event is to be held at the Cube Cinema, Bristol and supported by the Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of the West of England (UWE).

  • UWE presents Fame - 07/03/2006

    Wednesday 15 – Saturday 18 March 2006
    The Olympus Theatre, Wise Campus, Filton College, New Road, Stoke Gifford, Bristol BS34 8QT

    Students from the Centre for Performing Arts at the University of the West of England will perform the vibrant musical Fame at the Olympus Theatre, Filton from 15 – 18 March at 19.30 with a matinee on Saturday 18 March at 14.30.

  • Aardman and UWE launch opportunity for budding animators - 06/03/2006

    Oscar winners Bristol-based Aardman Animations Ltd has signed a unique agreement with the Bristol School of Animation (University of the West of England) to create unparalleled opportunities for student animators and practising professionals in Bristol. The new initiative is expected to double the number of international students coming to UWE to study animation on the short course and on the MA.

  • UWE celebrates Fair-trade fortnight - 03/03/2006

    The University of the West of England is celebrating Fair-trade fortnight by offering students and staff special promotional deals on Fair trade products to raise awareness of fair trade issues.

  • BBS announces appointment of Professor Ursula Lucas - 01/03/2006

    Bristol Business School, part of the University of the West of England, has announced the appointment of Dr Ursula Lucas as Professor of Accounting Education.

  • UWE research fellow develops 'Tunnel Vision' - 01/03/2006

    Artist Luke Jerram, an Arts and Science Fellow at the University of the West of England is collaborating with composer Dan Jones on a large-scale art installation called Tunnel Vision.

  • 'Bristol Voices' get scientific - 01/03/2006

    Primary school children from the Bristol Voices choir will be joining boy choristers from Bristol Cathedral and St Mary Redcliffe for a Saturday morning singing workshop on 4 March. The object is to show the primary school children that it's 'cool' for boys to sing high notes.

February

  • UWE Chamber Choir and Brass Consort Concert - 28/02/2006

    St Lawrence's Church Hungerford plays host to the Chamber Choir and Brass Consort from the University of the West of England on Saturday 4 March 2006.

  • Honorary Degree for Oberburgermeister of City of Hannover - 24/02/2006

    The University of the West of England will award Dr Herbert Schmalstieg, CBE, with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws at a special ceremony at the Mansion House on Saturday 25 February 2006 at 11.45am. The Honorary degree will be conferred by the Pro-Chancellor, the Rt Hon, the Lord Mayor of Bristol Cllr Peter Abraham.

    The Honorary Degree is awarded in recognition of Dr Schmalstieg's personal distinction as Oberburgermeister of the City of Hannover, and his long and distinguished role in promoting a special relationship between the cities of Hannover and Bristol.

  • UWE researchers confirm need for smoke-free legislation - 24/02/2006

    A report published this week in the Journal of Public Health by researchers from the University of the West of England underlines the benefits of the House of Commons' decision to make all workplaces smoke-free in England.

  • 'No Worries!' - teenage health service gets thumbs up - 21/02/2006

    'No Worries!' a teenage health service has been positively endorsed following an evaluation by researchers at the University of the West of England and the University of Bristol in conjunction with North Somerset Primary Care Trust.

  • UWE encourages student to 'Feel Good' in February - 20/02/2006

    The University of the West of England is offering students the chance to focus on their health and wellbeing in a specially organised week of information and events from 27 February to 3 March 2006.

  • 'Is this the end of the seaside resort?' - 16/02/2006

    The decline of British seaside resorts has, with few exceptions, been endemic since the late 1970s. This is illustrated by the growing number of purpose-built destinations that are no longer capable of attracting tourists in significant numbers, such as New Brighton in north-west England, Barry Island in south-east Wales and Severn Beach, here in the south-west of England.

  • UWE hosts annual lecture of Centre for Legal Research - 16/02/2006

    'Five years of a Human Rights Act: What difference has it made?'

    Roger Smith, Director of Justice, a leading human rights organisation, will deliver this year's Annual Lecture of the Centre for Legal Research at the University of the West of England. The event will take place on Wednesday 22 February 2006 at 18:15, in the Glendinning Lecture Theatre, (2D67), Frenchay Campus, UWE

  • UWE researcher seeks women for breast cancer study - 13/02/2006

    A researcher from the University of the West of England is seeking women who have been diagnosed with pre-invasive breast cancer to take part in a UK wide study. Fiona Kennedy is working in partnership with Breast Cancer Campaign to explore the psychosocial affect of being diagnosed with pre invasive breast cancer.

  • UWE supports '200 ideas for Bristol' - 10/02/2006

    The University of the West of England (UWE) is offering £500 for the best student idea submitted to the – '200 ideas for Bristol' scheme which is part of the Brunel 200 celebrations .

  • UWE volunteers give facelift to children's centre - 10/02/2006

    International volunteers from the University of the West of England will spend the next two weekends helping to paint Easton Community Children's Centre to help mark its 21st birthday celebrations.

  • White knuckle ride or a walk in the hills? - 10/02/2006

    How would you prefer to spend your leisure time if you had a choice between a white knuckle ride, a stroll in the hills, staying at home with friends or spending a few hours surfing the internet?

  • UWE cyclist rides 'Cape Epic' for CLIC - 09/02/2006

    Off-road cycling enthusiast, Scott Cornish, Postgraduate Administrator in the Faculty of Humanities Languages and Social Sciences at the University of the West of England will race in the fourth 'Cape Epic' in South Africa this April to raise money for CLIC. Scott will team up with fellow off-roader Matt Carr from the Mud Dock Cycleworks in Bristol.

  • Digital media agency 'Potential Difference' finds a new home - 06/02/2006

    A leading regional digital new media agency, Potential Difference has outgrown its first home in UWE's business incubators and moved to bigger premises. UWE's e-media incubator, based in the Watershed in Central Bristol, offers the chance to start or grow a business in a prime city-centre location.

  • Binge drinking and young people in focus - 06/02/2006

    An international conference, Young People & Alcohol, has been arranged jointly by the University of the West of England and the Alcohol & Health Research Trust (ARHT), a charity. The conference will take place at the Watershed Media Centre in Bristol on Friday 17 November 2006. It is the fourth such collaboration between UWE and the AHRT aiming to bring together key practitioners to review strategies to deal with the problems associated with legal or illicit drugs.

  • UWE and EHTF help Conservation workers - 06/02/2006

    The University of the West of England (UWE) is collaborating with the English Historic Town Forum (EHTF) to help local authority conservation officers to implement new requirements for Conservation Area Appraisals and Management Plans.

  • BAFTA winning sound recordist visits UWE - 02/02/2006

    Learn how a BAFTA winning sound recordist achieves the wonderful sound effects as experienced on programmes like the BBC's 'The Life of Birds'. World renowned sound recordist, Chris Watson, will visit the University of the West of England on Wednesday 8 February to demonstrate some of his surround recording work. To learn more about Chris Watson visit his web site at http://www.chriswatson.net

  • UWE transport experts point to a sustainable future - 01/02/2006

    Professor Glenn Lyons, Director of the Centre for Transport & Society at the University of the West of England, Bristol, is one of the science experts who has contributed to a report published for the government's science think tank, Foresight launched by the Department for Trade and Industry last week.

January

  • Plant diseases mutate to evade detection - 31/01/2006

    Scientists at the University of the West of England have discovered how bacteria involved in crop disease can evolve to avoid the natural defences of the plant. This discovery is crucial to the understanding of how disease can spread fast even when plants can naturally defend themselves.

  • UWE Masters' programme wins Language Award for Export - 31/01/2006

    Dr Helmut Daller (HLSS) was announced winner of The Language Award for Export, at The International Business Awards 2005. Isabella Moore, Director, CILT, the National Centre of Languages - sponsor of the prize - presented the award to Dr Daller, who is the award leader for the masters' in European Business course provided by Bristol UWE. This is the fourth time that this masters' programme has won this prestigious award.

  • Help make Bristol's longest painting - 26/01/2006

    The University of the West of England and the Royal West of England Academy are calling on artists of all ages to help create the longest bridge in Bristol as part of the Brunel 200 celebrations. Get involved by making a drawing, collage, print or painting and stamp your mark on this exciting artwork that will grace the walls of the RWA during the 'Bridge' exhibition.

  • Final Year students - Have your say on your UWE experience - 25/01/2006

    If you are a final year student at UWE, now is your chance to say what you think about your experience at UWE in an independent survey gathering the views of all final year students across the country.

  • UWE wins European Funding for Animation course - 25/01/2006

    For a successive year, the Bristol School of Animation, based at UWE's School of Art, Media and Design, has been successful in its application to the European Commission MEDIA Training Programme. It has been awarded nearly €80,000 to sustain and develop the Three month Animation course, as part of the European Union's audio-visual policy, supporting professional training, in order to strengthen the competitiveness of the European film and television industry in the worldwide arena.

  • Local businesses invited to UWE for free taste of Europe - 24/01/2006

    Local businesses are being invited to a free briefing at the University of the West of England on how languages or business culture briefings could help their business.

  • New £80million student flats a step closer to completion - 23/01/2006

    The Rt Hon Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss GBE, Chancellor of the University of the West of England will today (23 January 2006) unveil a plaque to mark the first stage of completion of the University's new £80 million student accommodation and sports hall project. The ceremony takes place at 12.40pm.

  • Researcher seeks people from Bristol's Catholic Schools - 19/01/2006

    Did you attend a Catholic primary school in the diocese of Clifton during the 1930,s 1940's, 1950,s and 1960's? What do you remember about the experience? How big were the classes, did you learn with children of all ages, how do you think the schools helped strengthen the communities, are you part of a family that has attended the same school over a generation or two?

  • Workshop for health professionals and cancer service users - 19/01/2006

    A workshop bringing together health professionals, academics and services users in Bristol aimed at developing good practice for patients undergoing cancer treatment including radiotherapy will beheld on Friday 20 January 2006 from 10.00 to 16.00 at the Glenside Campus of the University of the West of England.

  • 'Music versus Theory' - 18/01/2006

    Christopher Norris, a distinguished Research Professor in Philosophy at the University of Cardiff will give a talk at the Watershed on Wednesday 25 January at 19.00 entitled 'Music versus Theory' as part of the 'Alternative Series'. This is a series of talks organised by the Centre for Critical Theory, at the University of the West of England which provides an opportunity for national and international intellectuals to present their thoughts on important contemporary topics.

  • Double scholarship prize for UWE Construction graduates - 16/01/2006

    Two Construction graduates from the University of the West of England have won both of the prestigious Sir Ian Dixon scholarships awarded each year by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Worshipful Company of Constructors. The scholarships will be awarded at a special ceremony at Haberdashers Hall in London on Wednesday 18 January.

  • UWE lecturer's novel will chill you to the bone - 12/01/2006

    Death of a Ghost by Charles Butler published by Harper Collins

    Children's author and English lecturer from the University of the West of England, Charles Butler, has recently had his latest novel, Death of a Ghost published by Harper Collins. The book is described as a time-slip ghost story that will chill readers to the bone.

  • Bristol UWE appoints two new Deputy Vice-Chancellors - 09/01/2006

    The University of the West of England (Bristol UWE) has appointed two new Deputy Vice-Chancellors.

  • Human rights expert joins UWE - 06/01/2006

    Human rights expert, Christien van den Anker, has joined the University of the West of England's School of Politics from the University of Birmingham where she co-led the development of a Centre for the Study of Global Ethics.

  • Informatics improve health of European Children - 05/01/2006

    A major pan-European project called 'Health-e-Child' that aims to integrate genomic data and children's health information to provide a resource for doctors, medical researchers and other medical practitioners to assist in diagnosis and treatment is being developed by IT experts at the University of the West of England (UWE).

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