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December

  • Whitney Museum patron buys UWE student's icon - 20/12/2007

    Camilla Kesterton, an MA Fine Art student from the University of the West of England, has trumped her recent success at the 'New Contemporaries' exhibition by gaining recognition from an influential patron of the Whitney Museum in New York. She sold her iconic work entitled 'Census Hopeful' to an anonymous patron. Camilla spoke about the work that has attracted such significant attention.

  • UWE graduate film wins two awards - 18/12/2007

    A film by Geoffrey Taylor, a Media Practice graduate from the University of the West of England, has become the first ever to win both the Creativity Prize and the Cinematography Prize of the NAHEMI/Kodak Award at the Encounters Short Film Festival (held in Bristol 21 – 25 November). The Kodak Cinematography prize was actually awarded to Tom Reynolds, who worked with Geoffrey on the winning film 'Isabella'. This is also the first time that a piece shot on video has won the Kodak Cinematography Prize.

  • Eliminating white racism - 14/12/2007

    The final event in Bristol's Abolition 200 year is a workshop on “Eliminating White Racism” taking place on Monday. Dr Christien van den Anker brings her experience of working on racism in the post-Communist countries of Europe to a session aimed at anyone who wants to learn more about the subject and engage with their own belief systems.

  • UWE graduate launches new internet Parcel Pickup service - 11/12/2007

    Parcel Pickup is a new business venture set up by Edward Fraser, one of theBizIdea Competition 2006-7 finalists, at the University of the West of England (UWE). Edward, who graduated with BSc Creative Product Design this year at UWE, developed this idea as a solution to the growing problem of unsuccessful deliveries.

  • UWE leads consortium to promote languages - 11/12/2007

    The University of the West of England is leading the South West regional consortium for 'Routes into Languages' to reverse the current downward trend in language learning after the age of 14 and to increase and widen participation of language study at Higher Education (HE) level.

  • UWE scoops Enterprise Awards - 10/12/2007

    Tom Bennett, recent graduate from UWE's MA Media (Interactive Arts) programme,is revelling in success after a great week. He has just won the top prize of £5,000 for the Best Student Business Plan in the Knowledge West Enterprise Awards 2007 with his idea, Interactive Places. Tom has also recently won proof of concept funding from the University of the West of England worth £8,000. Tom will be using this cash to help set up his company in a UWE business incubator in the coming months.

  • Non-unionised more vulnerable to abuse at work - 10/12/2007

    In a new publication(i) from the Institute of Employment Rights(ii)- Anna Pollert, a Professor of Sociology of Work at the University of West of England(iii), links the decline in the numbers covered by a union agreement with an increase in the vulnerability of workers. Pollert argues that 'individualising' work problems and 'externalising' possible solutions both fail to address the problems of isolated, vulnerable workers.

  • Researchers see Red... blue, green, yellow - 05/12/2007

    Why do we find certain colours calming while others can enrage? Why are we unlikely to choose food in brown packaging? Why are some colours more fashionable than others? Experts from the University of the West of England invite you to find out more.

  • UWE backs new business psychology service - 04/12/2007

    A new service that uses sport psychology skills to help companies focus on success has just opened in the University of the West of England's business incubator at the Watershed.

  • UWE leads 'Visions conference' in London - 04/12/2007

    Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 December 2007
    The Royal Academy of Engineering
    'Robots – by their future masters'

    A group of thirty students from South London will have the chance this week to explore their aspirations for the future and the part robots will play in it, in a unique 'Visions Conference' at the Royal Academy of Engineering on Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 December 2007. The event is organised by Science Communicators from the University of the West of England (UWE) with the London Engineering Project and the Royal Academy of Engineering. The event will bring together post-16 students from several London schools.

November

  • Guardian award for Rheumatology Unit - 30/11/2007

    The Rheumatology Unit at the Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI) has won the Guardian Public Service Award for Long Term Conditions. The award celebrates a joint project set up and run by experts from the University of Bristol, the University of the West of England and the BRI to offer a patient–centred scheme that gives direct access to relief from the pain of rheumatoid arthritis as and when it is needed.

  • Student volunteers welcome City Academy pupils to UWE - 30/11/2007

    Monday 3 December, Frenchay Campus, University of the West of England
    Centre for Sport 13.00 to 14.00
    Scene of Crime Room 14.00 to 15.00

    City Academy Students who attend an After Schools Club for students who have English as an additional language (EAL) will visit the University of the West of England on Monday 3 December. The students will divide their time between UWE's new Centre for Sport where they will have fun playing games with the inflatable human football and the Scene of Crime room in the Forensic Science labs.

  • Makeover for Southmead Community Centre - 29/11/2007

    Southmead Community Centre Saturday 1 December

    Southmead Community Centre is getting a makeover thanks to a group of student volunteers from the University of the West of England.

  • UWE celebrates Elgar 150th anniversary - 29/11/2007

    Bristol Cathedral, Saturday 8 December 19.30

    The University of the West of England looks set to wind up Bristol's contribution to the celebrations marking the 150th anniversary of this country's finest composer – Sir Edward Elgar – with a concert in Bristol Cathedral on Saturday 8 December.

  • UWE's annual miniature print exhibition - 29/11/2007

    The 22nd Annual Miniature Print Exhibition 2007
    Blackwells Bookshop, 89 Park Street, Bristol
    8 December to 31 March 2008

    Staff and students from the University of the West of England, will be displaying prints at the 22nd annual miniature print exhibition that runs from Saturday 8 December to 31 March 2008. This year the exhibition showcases a variety of print techniques including screen-printing, etching and letter press, laser cut and digital print.

  • UWE evaluates Gloucestershire art for health project - 28/11/2007

    Attending painting or creative writing classes could help some patients suffering from a range of conditions according to an evaluation of Gloucestershire's ArtLift project. The interim findings of the evaluation, conducted by the University of the West of England, are being announced this week at a project-sharing day bringing together health professionals, artists, public health specialists and researchers from across Gloucestershire and beyond.

  • UWE winners at Encounters International Short Film Festival - 28/11/2007

    'Isabella', directed by UWE Media Practice graduate Geoffrey Taylor, won two awards, the Nahemi/Kodak Prize for Creative Filmaking and the Kodak/Nahemi Cinematography Award.

  • UWE's first BA Photography students exhibit their work - 28/11/2007

    Students now in the second year of the new BA Hons Photography degree programme at UWE are to show their work for the first time in a show entitled 'Go Figure'.

  • UWE students help 'silver surfers' become internet savvy - 27/11/2007

    Students at the University of the West of England are helping a group of older people in Bristol get to grips with the internet through one-to-one sessions at the University.

  • Human Rights Day: Lecture and Discussion - 27/11/2007

    A public lecture from a leading academic marks International Human Rights Day on Monday 10 December. The event, organised by Dr Christien Van Den Anker from the University of the West of England, focuses on migrant rights. Article 14 of the Universal Declaration guarantees to everyone “the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution”. However Human Rights for Migrants also include freedom of movement and the full range of rights including labour rights. The conference, held at the Pierian Centre in St Pauls, opens up debate about how migration affects human rights – with a Panel Discussion, followed by refreshments and a rousing musical finale!

  • UWE fights crime with cameras able to see through disguises - 27/11/2007

    Security cameras able to 'see' through disguises and recognise faces in any light or at any angle are a step nearer thanks to new 3D imaging techniques being researched by the University of the West of England and Imperial College London.

  • Domestic Violence Awareness Week launched at UWE - 23/11/2007

    Bristol Rugby Club is helping Safer South Gloucestershire tackle domestic violence by lending their support to a campaign.

  • UWE students bring 'Rock Nativity' to life - 23/11/2007

    Students from the University of the West of England will be delighting audiences in Bristol this year with their musical Christmas nativity with a difference.

  • UWE artists help create Bristol's newest public art - 22/11/2007

    Vitreous enamel artist Elizabeth Turrell from the University of the West of England (UWE) has worked with Julie Verhoeven, a fashion illustrator, artist and designer to produce a unique public art work for Crest Nicholson's Harbourside development in Bristol city centre.

  • UWEawards honorary degree to Tom Bloxham MBE - 22/11/2007

    The University of the West of England is awarding the honorary degree of Doctor of Design to Tom Bloxham MBE in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the promotion of high quality design, sustainability and regeneration in the built environment, both at a local and national level. The honorary degree will be conferred at the Award Ceremony of the Faculty of the Built Environment on 26 November at Bristol Cathedral.

  • UWE expert shares stage with Bob Geldof and Bill Rammell - 16/11/2007

    Association of Colleges Conference 'Shaping Futures'
    International Convention Centre, Birmingham
    20 to 22 November 2007

    Professor David James from the University of the West of England will give a key note speech at the Association of Colleges Conference 'Shaping Futures' in Birmingham on 20 to 22 November 2007. He will share the stage with Bob Geldof, Olympic Gold Medallist Marlon Devonish; Bill Rammell, Minister for State for Life Long Learning, Further and Higher Education; and Dr Floella Benjamin.

  • Employers flock to support UWE's geeks - 09/11/2007

    Regional technology firms are queuing up to offer support to students on the University of the West of England's BSc Computer Systems Integration course. The course which by admission of Directors, Dr Rob Williams and Craig Duffy, is suited to 'techno nerds', is a popular springboard into lucrative and fulfilling work in the technology and computing industries.

  • Bristol's Bright Young Things take on City's top creatives - 09/11/2007

    As part of the Make your Mark Campaign and Enterprise Week, UWE is supporting a Speed Networking event in collaboration with Bristol Media and Business Link South West, giving Bristol's brightest young creatives a fantastic opportunity to promote themselves and their ideas to some of the industry's most successful media entrepreneurs.

  • Brabantia helps students design kitchen bin of the future - 09/11/2007

    Students at the University of the West of England, Bristol have been given a unique opportunity to work with top housewares brand, Brabantia, in a design project to find the kitchen bin of the future.

  • Bristol's universities take lead in public engagement - 09/11/2007

    The University of Bristol and the University of the West of England have jointly won a £2 million bid to set up and operate a new National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement.

  • Prize-winning UWE architect practises what he preaches - 08/11/2007

    A part-time lecturer from the University of the West of England who also runs a successful architectural and consultancy business has won the Prime Minister's Better Public Building Award sponsored by the Commission for the Built Environment (CABE) and the Office of Government Commerce (OGC) for quite literally practising what he preaches. Craig White's practice, White Design Ltd, based in St Werburghs in Bristol, won the award for Dalby Forest Visitor Centre in Yorkshire. The award is shared with the project partners, the Forestry Commission, Ryedale District Council and other Design Team Members.

  • UWE experts develop skin cancer detection tool - 08/11/2007

    Engineering experts from the University of the West of England are working on the development of a skin analyser tool that will help enable doctors to diagnose malignant melanoma and other dermatological conditions such as burn severity. Recent sponsorship to the tune of £650K has been awarded to the consortium composed of UWE, Frenchay Hospital and Astron Clinica Ltd. by the DTI Technology Programme to fund this project entitled 'PhotoDerm'.

  • UWE lecturer's film shown at Encounters Short Film Festival - 07/11/2007

    'Hedgewitch', a short film shot in the Somerset Levels with the leading roles played by local non-professional actors is to be premiered on the big screen at the South West Showcase screening at the Encounters film festival on 21 November 2007. The film is directed by Liz Banks, a film-maker and visiting lecturer at the University of the West of England and is the first film that she has made with funding from South West Screen and the UK Film Council in association with ITV West.

  • Artists badge exhibition and sale in UWE's new gallery - 06/11/2007

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

  • History talk focuses on wartime nursery and children's homes - 06/11/2007

    A father and daughter team will present a special lecture on two aspects of the history of caring for children in the South West.

    Dr Katherine Holden (UWE) will talk about the Downend Children's Homes and her father, Dr Hyla M Holden, will present his recent research on the wartime residential nurseries at Dyrham Park, near Bath, at an event on 8 November 2007. The lecture is organised by the Regional History Centre of UWE. Dr Hyla Holden is a retired doctor who is carrying out voluntary historical research for the National Trust.

  • UWE awards honorary degree - 05/11/2007

    UWE awards honorary degree to The Right Honourable Lord Justice Thomas

    The University of the West of England is awarding the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws to The Right Honourable Lord Justice Thomas in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the legal community and to the relationship between academia and the legal profession. The honorary degree will be conferred at the Award Ceremony of the Faculty of Law on 9 November at Bristol Cathedral.

  • Artificial intelligence guru visits UWE - 01/11/2007

    6 November 2007, 19:00 to 21:00

    Renowned artificial intelligence expert Professor Kevin Warwick is coming to the University of the West of England to give a talk entitled 'Medical Robotics: Touching a Nerve' at the Glendinning Lecture theatre on Frenchay Campus on 6 November 2007. The talk has been arranged by the Machine Vision Lab at UWE in association with the Institute of Mechanical Engineers Bath & Bristol Region.

October

  • Success is sweet for winner of top Prince's Trust Award - 30/10/2007

    A young entrepreneur has been given a real taste for success by winning the University of the West of England Enterprise Award at The Prince's Trust Celebrate Success ceremony in Bristol.

  • UWE dream experts examines why we have nightmares - 29/10/2007

    'Nightmare on Queen's Gate'
    Dana Centre, Science Museum 18.30 to 21.00 31 October 2007

    Jennifer Parker, a dreams expert from the University of the West of England, will shed light on some of the mysteries surrounding what makes us have nightmares and reoccurring themes in nightmares at a talk at the Dana Centre at the Science Museum in London on Wednesday 31 October.

  • UWE hosts international conference on addiction - 29/10/2007

    'Our Addictions: the Pleasure and the Pain'
    30 November 2007 Watershed, Harbourside, Bristol.

    The University of the West of England is hosting a major international conference entitled 'Our Addictions: the Pleasure and the Pain' on 30 November 2007 at the Watershed, Harbourside, Bristol.

  • 'Singleness' is the focus of new book - 29/10/2007

    The lives of single men and women in England (1914-60) are the focus of a new book by Dr Katherine Holden of the University of the West of England.

  • Pig tureen at Tyntesfield inspires UWE illustrator - 26/10/2007

    A former Maths teacher turned illustrator currently studying as a mature student at the University of the West of England has designed a children's colouring book, based on a pig shaped soup tureen from Tyntesfield's dining room, as part of her work placement on the BA (Hons) Illustration course.

  • UWE experts create exhibits for Science Museum exhibition - 19/10/2007

    'Can algae save the world'?

    Are biofuels a sustainable alternative to petrol? Are financial incentives tempting countries rich in rain forest to destroy their biodiversity in an attempt to meet the growing demand for raw materials? Are poorer countries risking food shortages as land-use is turned away from food production? How important a part do biofuels play in the efforts to curb global warming in the great climate change debate?

  • Science, Art and Alzheimer's Disease - 18/10/2007

    Remember Me
    22 October – 1 November 2007
    Create Centre, Bristol
    09.30 – 17.00

    The Bristol-based charity BRACE (Bristol Research into Alzheimer's and Care of the Elderly celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. To mark 100 years since the first published description of Alzheimer's disease, BRACE is sponsoring a two-week exhibition of Art and Science at the Create Centre in partnership with the University of the West of England, the University of Bristol and Catalyst artists and the clinical development company Eisai.

  • Artwork is in safe 'hands' with UWE - 16/10/2007

    Specialists in enamelling at the University of the West of England (UWE) have been working with artist Ray Smith, to produce a unique artwork which uses vitreous- enamelled hands to spell out a welcome in sign language to the new 'Three Ways School' in Bath.

  • Do worms transmit disease causing bacteria to humans? - 11/10/2007

    Do worms transmit bacteria that cause diseases (pathogens) to humans? A team of researchers led by the University of the West of England has just secured funding from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to investigate if nematode worms – including those that are common in the soil and eat bacteria – can spread those same bacteria to humans and animals. Nematodes are ubiquitous and live in all climates, from Tropical to Arctic, therefore they can be found in any soil, in every country.

  • UWE puts learning on tap with podcasts - 11/10/2007

    Scientists at the University of the West of England will use podcasts to teach water analysts at Wessex Water up-to-the minute skills in microbiology.

  • Bristol welcome for international students - 09/10/2007

    The University of the West of England and the University of Bristol will welcome their new international students to the City at a special event to be held at Explore-At-Bristol, Anchor Road, Harbourside on Thursday 11 October, 18.30 – 20.30.

  • UWE welcomes 8,000 visitors to Open Day - 08/10/2007

    Saturday 13 October 1000 to 1600 All Campuses

    The University of the West of England is throwing open its doors to an anticipated 8,000 enquirers at the first Open Day of this Academic Year on Saturday 13 October. The Open Days in October and November are the busiest as this is the time of year that potential students visit universities to help firm up decisions about where they want to go to study.

  • BBS Postgraduate Open Evening - 05/10/2007

    17:00 – 19:00 on Wednesday 10 October
    Bristol Business School, Frenchay Campus

    Bristol Business School (BBS), part of the University of the West of England, is opening its doors on Wednesday 10 October (17:00 – 19:00) to professionals in the South West interested in furthering their careers in marketing and management. The Open Evening is a chance for busy professionals to find out more about its popular MA Marketing and AMBA-accredited Master of Business Administration (MBA) - both courses are designed to fit in with busy working lives and family commitments.

  • UWE helps inspire Bristol's future sports stars - 05/10/2007

    The University of the West of England in association with the Bristol School Sports Partnership of Ashton Park, Portway School and the City Academy are helping to inspire a select group of year six school children from the Bristol region who are showing great potential in sport. The children will attend ten workshops held at UWE's Centre for Sport throughout the coming academic year where they will receive expert training and coaching from the centre's strength and conditioning team and specialist sports coaches.

  • UWE history graduate wins coveted museum award - 02/10/2007

    Lucy Price, who studied History at the University of the West of England, has won a coveted award given by two national bodies in the museum sector for her work as a curator at the London Fire Brigade Museum.

  • UWE researchers test computer-based 'therapy' - 02/10/2007

    Researchers at the University of the West of England are carrying out a study to find out if a new type of computer-based psychological support could be beneficial for people who experience difficulties as a result of their appearance.

  • Construction and Property Employment Fair at UWE - 01/10/2007

    10 – 11 October 2007

    48 companies have now confirmed their plans to participate in the Construction and Property Employment Fair at the University of the West of England (UWE) Frenchay Campus on 10 and 11 October 2007.

September

  • UWE researcher wins funding for diabetes project - 27/09/2007

    What prevents insulin from being secreted naturally from the pancreatic beta cells of people who have diabetes? This question is key to research undertaken by Dr Aniko Varadi at the University of the West of England who has recently won a prestigious New Investigators Award from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).

  • UWE group launches SNAP Gallery in Bristol - 26/09/2007

    A group of printmakers comprising graduates and staff from the University of the West of England have joined forces to launch a new gallery in the centre of Bristol. The launch takes place this weekend on Saturday 29 September at the Gallery on Lower Park Row.

  • UWE academic takes part in online stuttering conference - 25/09/2007

    Rob Grieve, a senior lecturer in Physiotherapy, at the University of the West of England, will present a paper at the Tenth Annual International Stuttering Online Conference which opens on 1 October. The theme of the conference is "Stuttering Awareness: Global Community, Local Activity."

  • Web pioneer Dave Raggett to become UWE professor - 24/09/2007

    Dr Dave Raggett, one of the pioneering creators and developers of the World Wide Web, is to join the University of the West of England as a visiting professor. He will be a keynote speaker at a student-led conference on web development at the Watershed on 26 September.

  • UWE new base for England Hockey National Performance Centre - 21/09/2007

    England Hockey has selected the consortia lead by the University of the West of England for its National Performance Centre for the West of England.

  • UWE welcomes the students of 2007 - 19/09/2007

    Welcome Weekend 22 and 23 September 2007
    Frenchay, St Matthias and Glenside Campuses

    A year on from top up fees universities are becoming more customer focused and this weekend the University of the West of England is putting on a big welcome as 7,000 new students arrive. The Welcome Weekend at UWE was piloted last year to help students, many of whom are leaving home for the first time, to settle in, get oriented and to make friends.

  • UWE wins Travel Plan Award - 19/09/2007

    The University of the West of England has won a silver award in the West of England Travel Plan Awards 2007 held at the Winter Gardens, Weston-super-Mare on Wednesday (19 September).

  • UWE academic in 'close-up' with Cary Grant - 18/09/2007

    Dr Kathrina Glitre, an academic from the University of the West of England, and a life-long fan of Cary Grant, has won a research grant to analyse the films of the Bristol-born Hollywood icon.

  • UWE launches high quality low cost bus service - 14/09/2007

    The University of the West of England has launched a new high quality low cost bus service called 'Ulink' for students and staff. 'Ulink' has been developed in collaboration with 'Wessex Connect', the company that provides the park and ride service in Bristol.

  • CREATE conference attracts colour experts to Bristol - 13/09/2007

    Collaborate - Innovate - Create
    Managing Colour in Digital Processes & the Arts
    17 to 20 September – Bush House, Arnolfini, Bristol

    More than 80 top colour experts from over 20 countries are coming to Bristol on Monday 17 September for the four day CREATE (Colour Research for European Advanced Technology Employment) conference at Bush House, Arnolfini, organised by the Centre for Fine Print Research (CPFR) at the University of the West of England.

  • Student satisfaction at UWE rises for second year - 13/09/2007

    For the second year running UWE (the University of the West of England) has seen a rise in its result in the National Student Survey.

  • Call for new approach to reduce heavy drinking - 12/09/2007

    UWE researchers call for new approach to curb pub violence and reduce heavy drinking

    The findings of a comprehensive review by University of the West of England researchers Professors Martin Plant and Moira Plant and psychologist, Joanna Green concerning risk factors in public bars have just been released. These have been published in the Journal of Substance Use, together with an editorial advocating more effective policies to curb alcohol-related violence and other problems.

  • Report aims to improve Asset Management in schools - 11/09/2007

    A pioneering report into improving asset maintenance in schools based on research by the University of the West of England, and supported by property service specialist Ian Williams, has highlighted the need for greater training for those tasked with the maintenance of school buildings and asset management of schools.

  • UWE adds to debate on tissue collecting and donating - 11/09/2007

    Public debate on high-tech therapies such as implanting stem-cells in patients suffering degenerative conditions is entering a crucial stage. A Human Tissue and Embryo Bill has been drafted to clarify existing legislation in this area while a proposal to create a single regulatory authority* has just been opposed by a UK parliamentary committee. In addition, a new European Tissue and Cell Directive came into force this year, which the UK is obliged to implement.

  • Children celebrate opening of UWE's new nursery - 10/09/2007

    Children celebrated the opening of a new nursery on Frenchay Campus at the University of the West of England today. The nursery will serve children of students and staff and will be open year round to enhance the student experience at UWE by making higher education accessible to parents. The nursery will be run and staff employed by the UWE Student Union along with the existing nursery at St Matthias Campus.

  • UWE leads first Injury Prevention conference - 07/09/2007

    'Research into Practice for Child and Adolescent Injury'
    The Watershed, Bristol 13 and 14 September 2007

    The first major national conference, focussing on the prevention of accidents to children and adolescents will be held at the Watershed in Bristol on 13 and 14 September 2007. Over 100 delegates from the UK and Ireland will meet to focus on the prevention of unintentional injury in children and adolescents.

  • Bristol 9th for student cost of living - 05/09/2007

    Students who opt to study in Bristol will find that the city scores well on cost of living for students who all need to budget carefully. This is good news for students planning to study at the University of the West of England. In a recent survey of 27 of the largest University towns in the UK by the Royal Bank of Scotland Bristol ranked 9th in a cost of living index.

August

  • Extra care housing can promote social wellbeing - 30/08/2007

    Embargo 00:01 Friday 31 August

    Extra care housing can do much to promote the social well-being of older people, through careful design of facilities, a person-centred approach and supporting social interaction. This is demonstrated in new research published today by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

  • UWE student success at International Animation Festival - 24/08/2007

    A Media Practice and Animation graduate from the University of the West of England has received significant success at the London International Animation Festival for his film, 'Circle'.

  • UWE leads the way in Research Council success - 23/08/2007

    The University of the West of England won more Research Council grants last year than any other modern university and more than many of the traditional universities.

    According to data published today by the Times Higher, UWE submitted 80 applications last year and won 25 awards, a success rate of 31% that puts it on par with research intensive universities such as Birmingham and Southampton, and ahead of the likes of Liverpool, Cardiff and Exeter.

  • Clearing was a breeze says UWE graduate - 13/08/2007

    Student Emily Hodgson has just graduated from the University of the West of England after three happy years studying Drama. Initially Emily had planned to go to Drama School or to take a Gap Year but she did not get into her first choice Drama School and decided to see what was available in Clearing.

  • Leading experts gather in Bristol for political conference - 06/08/2007

    'Elections, Public Opinion and Politics'
    Co-hosted by UWE and the University of Bristol at
    University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus
    7 – 9 September 2007

    Key political researchers and academics from the UK and Europe will converge on Bristol for the 'Elections, Public Opinion and Parties' (EPOP) annual conference to be held for the first time at the University of the West of England, Bristol.

  • Telephone coaching idea wins Community Champion award - 01/08/2007

    A prizewinning idea to provide telephone coaching for vulnerable and low-income groups has just won a Scarman Trust Community Champion award for University of the West of England graduate Sarah Crosse. This new accolade will help Sarah set up a pilot scheme in partnership with Time Bank Plus. Earlier this year, Sarah's social enterprise idea won a merit award in UWE's theBizIdea competition.

July

  • Report says 'PDS' plays vital role in criminal defence s - 31/07/2007

    The results of a major, independent evaluation of the Public Defender Service (PDS) in England and Wales have been published today [31 July 2007] by The Stationery Office.

  • UWE student wins Vividas and Pinewood prize - 27/07/2007

    A Media Practice student from the University of the West of England has won a major prize from Vividas and Pinewood Studios for his film 'Isabella' - a dance film. The film was picked out by a panel of prestigious film experts as demonstrating the best film production talent of tomorrow today.

    Geoffrey Taylor wins the streaming of his film at the Vividas.com site, a post production session at Pinewood Studios, his film shown on Propeller TV and tickets to a Paramount film premier.

  • UWE student sets up first UK robot martial arts competition - 25/07/2007

    Student Brennand Pierce from the University of the West of England has just organised the UK's first 'Robo-One' robotic martial arts competition – and won a silver award with the robot he designed himself.

  • Teaching 'emotive and controversial history' needs resources - 24/07/2007

    Research carried out by academics including Dr Penelope Harnett of the University of the West of England recommends more training for teachers, more resources and better research into the teaching of 'emotive and controversial' subjects within the National History Curriculum.

  • UWE invites 'Geeks' to dive into the computer underworld - 19/07/2007

    Linux Boot Camp, UWE Frenchay Campus
    25 to 27 July 2007

    Budding geeks have the chance to find out more about how they can enter the subversive world of underground computing at the first ever Linux Boot Camp at the University of the West of England on 25 to 27 July 2007.

  • UWE appoints Acting VC - 18/07/2007

    The Board of the University of the West of England is pleased to announce that Professor Steven West will assume the post of Acting Vice-Chancellor with effect from 1 September 2007.

    Ray Burton, Chairman of Governors said, “We have every confidence in Steve and he has the Board's full authority to proceed with the development plans already under way.”

  • UWE expert welcomes new secondary curriculum development - 12/07/2007

    The move by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) announced today to give secondary teachers a more flexible framework has been welcomed by Professor Saville Kushner, Head of Research in the Faculty of Education at the University of the West of England.

  • UWE backs first ever Bristol Design Festival - 11/07/2007

    Two design students from the University of the West of England are bringing Italian style to the West with the launch of the first ever Bristol Design Festival. The Festival takes place from 20-22 July, and is aimed at involving both the design world and the local community.

  • UWE Researcher backs calls for higher alcohol taxation - 10/07/2007

    Martin Plant, Professor of Addiction Studies at UWE, is backing a call from a group of senior politicians for higher alcohol taxation.

  • UWE students set up school Nature Club - 09/07/2007

    Spurred on by a desire to bring the excitement of the natural world to primary aged children, a group of Conservation Biology students from the University of the West of England have established a popular After School Nature Club at St Michael's Primary School in Stoke Gifford.

  • Sir Howard Newby to be next VC of Liverpool University - 06/07/2007

    Sir Howard Newby has announced that he is to leave the University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE) to become the next Vice-Chancellor of the University of Liverpool. He has been appointed to succeed Professor Drummond Bone, who is due to retire in September 2008. The exact date when Sir Howard will leave UWE has not yet been agreed.

  • Innovative Odor-Reader set to save lives, misery and money - 05/07/2007

    Odor Reader wins University of Bristol's New Enterprise Competition

    Gastro-intestinal diseases afflict over four billion adults and children each year. The consequences are enormous – millions of deaths in the developing world, particularly amongst children. While in the UK outbreaks of diseases such as clostridium difficile in hospital wards can be devastating.

  • Bristol becomes centre of the British World - 03/07/2007

    For four days in July, Bristol will become the centre of the British World when it hosts an international conference jointly partnered by the Universities of the West of England and Bristol and the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum (BECM).

  • Teacher training expert awarded National Teaching Fellowship - 02/07/2007

    Dr Penelope Harnett, an expert in primary teacher education and a history subject specialist, at the University of the West of England, has received a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship award, and will receive a prize of £10,000 to further develop her work.

June

  • Sixth formers learn about flooding at UWE - 29/06/2007

    Around 80 sixth form students from nine local schools will visit the University of the West of England today to learn more about environmental issues and professional management of flooding.

    The event, 'Flood!' was planned some time ago but in the light of recent events has become even more topical. Students will be introduced to the some of the issues around flooding and the variety of professions which are involved in shaping and managing the built and natural environments.

  • Somalis in Bristol at risk of vitamin D deficiency - 29/06/2007

    A project reporting in the British Journal of General Practice today shows that the Somali population in Bristol is at risk of vitamin D deficiency. The report is the result of a localised study conducted in Bristol's inner-city by the University of the West of England in partnership with the former Bristol North PCT and four GP practices in the area.

  • Public engagement with robotic technologies - 28/06/2007

    The Science Communication Unit at the University of the West of England are embarking on a new research project investigating public attitudes towards robotics. The project will critically examine strategies for public engagement with robotics technologies utilizing quantitative and qualitative methods. It aims to explore attitudes held by different publics to both robotics and engagement. Using Walking with Robots engagements as a starting point, Talking Robots will look in detail at how people frame their understanding of robots and examine the engagement process using a mixture of observations and interviews.

  • UWE students win Macmillan Illustration Book awards - 28/06/2007

    Two students from the University of the West of England have won top awards in the prestigious Macmillan Prize for Children's Picture Book Illustration. Macmillan is a global publishing giant so winning this prize gives the students fantastic exposure at the start of their careers.

  • UWE leads the way on student safety - 28/06/2007

    Student safety will be top of the agenda for PC Mike Lynett and Heather Thomas (Community Liaison Manager) of the University of the West of England when they represent the membership of the Police Association of Higher Education Liaison Officers (PAHELO) at their national conference this year.

  • UWE gets top marks for Secondary teaching training courses - 26/06/2007

    A recent Ofsted report has rated the secondary initial teacher training (ITT) courses at the University of the West of England as Outstanding - the top grade available.

  • UWE 4th in UK for Architecture - 25/06/2007

    The University of the West of England has been rated as the fourth best University in the UK to study Architecture according to the architectural practices participating in the AJ100 survey published in the Architects' Journal.

  • UWE students help pupils at Knowle Park Junior School - 22/06/2007

    Special opening of 'Legacy' exhibition Tuesday 26 June at 14:00, Knowle Park Junior School

    Students from the University of the West of England Outreach Centre have been working with 65 Year Six (Y6) pupils at Knowle Park Junior School in Bristol to create a visual legacy for the next Y6 pupils to enjoy and be inspired by.

  • Alternative Series 2007 - 21/06/2007

    The Commonwealth Caribbean and the new colonialism: risks and resistance in an age of globalization

    Watershed Media Centre 26 June 2007 19:00

    The ever popular Alternative Series organised by the University of the West of England continues at the Watershed Media Centre on 26 June 2007 with a lecture by Sir Ronald Sanders, KCMG.

  • UWE law expert available for commentary - 21/06/2007

    UWE Law Expert available for commentary on review of HM Treasury Review of Credit Unions

    Dr Nicholas Ryder, Reader in Law and Head of the Commercial Law Research Unit, at the University of the West of England and expert on the legal issues surrounding co-operative and credit unions is available for commentary relating to the HM Treasury Review on Credit Unions published today.

  • UWE invites artists to make their mark - 20/06/2007

    The University of the West of England is opening doors to artists from around the country this summer from 10 to 13 July for a special symposium called 'Drawing Quarters'.

    Drawing Quarters will be lead by two internationally acclaimed artists who will act as 'Quarter Masters' to help the artist delegates to develop their drawing or mark making in an intensive practical master class environment.

  • Building breakthrough could help environmental disasters - 20/06/2007

    The scale of displacement of people in environmental disasters is huge. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, large-scale emergencies occur on average every 16 months and massive events involving more than 1.5 million people may take place every two years.

  • Storyboarding competition 2008 - 20/06/2007

    The Bristol School of Animation at the University of the West of England have joined forces again with Oscar ® winners Aardman to announce its annual storyboarding competition for 2008.

  • UWE welcomes award winning children's novelist to Bristol - 18/06/2007

    Kate Thompson, an award winning children's writer is spending three months in Bristol as part of a residency project set up by Situations, an arts commissioning and research body based at the University of the West of England.

  • Chemical castration an option for high-risk sex offenders? - 14/06/2007

    A senior lecturer in Law at the University of the West of England has carried out a study into the feasibility of using chemical castration as an option for sex offenders.

  • Purely cosmetic conference at UWE - 14/06/2007

    'Purely cosmetic? Psychology and Aesthetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery'

    Watershed, Bristol, Tuesday 10 July 2007

    A one day international conference organised by the Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) of the University of the West of England will examine the psychological issues around all types of cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery.

  • UWE looks to the future for St Matthias Campus - 13/06/2007

    The University of the West of England has produced a masterplan for its St Matthias Campus in Fishponds which will preserve and enhance the historic buildings as well as meeting the needs of future students and staff for modern teaching facilities.

  • UWE appoints Ken Livingstone's diversity employment expert - 12/06/2007

    The University of the West of England (UWE) has appointed Ian Apperley formerly adviser to Ken Livingstone and the London Assembly as its new Human Resources Director. Ian was recruited for his extensive experience at the Greater London Authority, widely recognised as one of the country's leading diversity employers.

  • UWE 'Essence' show - 11/06/2007

    'Essence', UWE Frenchay Campus N Block Tuesday 12 June 18:00

    Product Design Students from the University of the West of England have come up with an exciting range of ideas that tackle amongst others the growing problems associated with childhood obesity, a home kit for testing sexually transmitted diseases amongst men and a novel approach to overcoming social barriers experienced by some disabled students at University. These ideas will be showcased at the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics Degree Show, this year branded 'Essence', with a selection of the best degree projects.

  • UWE 8th in University Green League - 07/06/2007

    The University of the West of England is placed eighth in a new Green League of UK Universities announced today in the Times Higher Educational Supplement. Carbon emissions, recycling rates and energy from renewable resources have been assessed at each university by People and Planet who have compiled the survey.

  • Gritty urban life or a milky coffee? - 07/06/2007

    UWE's Degree Show 2007
    Thursday 14 June to Sunday 17 June 2007

    Gritty urban life, a celebration of the mundane and an architectural jewel are amongst the creative offerings that will be on show at the annual Degree Show at the Bristol School of Art, Media and Design at the University of the West of England. The exhibition, a culmination of the work of students on Degree and MA programmes, takes place at the Bower Ashton Campus from Thursday 14 June to Sunday 17 June 2007.

  • UWE Planning and Architecture Degree Show - 07/06/2007

    Friday 8 June, 18:00 opening and reception
    Saturday 9 June 11:00 to 15:00 – open to the public
    New Studios Building, Frenchay Campus

    Work by final year students of Architecture and Planning, Architectural Technology and Design, Town and Country Planning and Urban Design at the University of the West of England will be show-cased at the annual end of year Degree Show on Friday 8 June (18:00 onwards) and on Saturday 9 June from 11:00 to 15:00 in UWE's award-winning studios building on the Frenchay Campus.

  • UWE student wins top prize at Graduate Fashion Week - 07/06/2007

    Knit wear designer Nick Thomas from the University of the West of England has won the top prize at River Island Graduate Fashion Week. The top prize Gold Award of £20,000 has for the first time been split between two winners. Nick shares the prize with Jasper Chadprajong from Ravensbourne College.

  • Public debate on combating contemporary slavery - 06/06/2007

    Abolition 200 Series
    Friday 15 June Arnolfini Bristol

    Expert speakers on many aspects of contemporary slavery invite the public to join in what promises to be an enlightening and interesting debate looking at how we can combat all forms of contemporary slavery.

    The debate will take place on Friday 15 June at the Arnolfini in Bristol 10:00 to 15:30.

May

  • UWE investigates extinction at Bristol Festival of Nature - 30/05/2007

    Scientists and students from the University of the West of England will bring the themes of plants, medicines and the extinction of species to the fore at Bristol's fourth annual Festival of Nature. The event takes place during the weekend of 2-3 June 2007 on Bristol's Harbourside and at Explore-At-Bristol.

  • New web resource helps disabled healthcare students - 29/05/2007

    Disabled students are being encouraged to share their experiences about how easy it has been to train as healthcare professionals.

  • UWE's print experts present 'Committed to Print' at RWA - 25/05/2007

    Presented by the Centre for Fine Print Research at the University of the West of England this exhibition of contemporary printmaking reveals recent innovative developments and international collaborations from one of the countries leading research centres.
    The exhibition, which runs from the 3rd June - 22nd July, includes a variety of contemporary artworks by both internationally renowned artists and contemporaries at the Bristol based centre.

  • New data shows Europe falling behind Asia - 22/05/2007

    New data shows Europe is falling behind Asia, says leading education analyst

    The Bolland Lecture, 6 June 2007, By Andreas Schleicher at the University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus, Bristol

    Leading education analyst, Andreas Schleicher of the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) Directorate for Education will reveal new data on the widening education gap between Asia and Europe at the Annual Bolland Lecture at the University of the West of England on 6 June 2007.

  • First UK Foundation Degree in 'Development Management' - 22/05/2007

    The University of the West of England (UWE) has won a prestigious contract from the government to deliver the UK's first Foundation Degree in 'Development Management', (formerly known as Development Control) aimed at planning practitioners. The new course will be delivered partly by web-based learning with some contact days. The newly published government White Paper on planning has emphasised the importance of education and training for planners.

  • UWE scientists help pupils create mosaic - 22/05/2007

    Pupils at King Edmund Community School in Yate have made a mosaic that expresses their visions of the future which will be a major feature of their new science block. They have worked with scientists from the University of the West of England and Art Mosaic Design, a professional mosaic art company, to design the content of the artwork and then make it.

  • UWE helps schoolchildren to become barristers for a day - 22/05/2007

    'So you don't want to be a Lawyer?'

    Schoolchildren from John Bentley School in Wiltshire will become lawyers, barristers and jury members for a day in a unique pilot project organised jointly by the Law Faculty of the University of the West of England and the General Council of the Bar - the professional body for barristers.

  • Exercise and TENS machine research for knee osteoarthritis - 22/05/2007

    A research team from the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the University of the West of England has won a prestigious funding award to look at how exercise and TENS machines might benefit people with osteoarthritis in their knees.

  • Pupil's Parliament at UWE - 21/05/2007

    Nearly 200 schoolchildren from North Bristol will be taking a day out from lessons to attend their own Pupils Parliament on Wednesday 23 May at the Frenchay Campus of the University of the West of England.

  • UWE boosts power of research - 17/05/2007

    The University of the West of England has launched a new way of working with business and the community. The power of ideas that exists within the University can now be reached via a new gateway, called Research, Business and Innovation (RBI).

  • Talented animators win place at UWE - 16/05/2007

    The Bristol School of Animation at the University of the West of England have joined forces with Oscar ® winners Aardman, MEDIA and Toon Boom, worldwide leaders in animation software solutions, to announce the winners of the Animation Storyboarding Competition 2007.

  • UWE Fashion catwalk show - 16/05/2007

    'Keys open doors'
    Empire and Commonwealth Museum, 26 May 2007 14:00 and 20:00

    Tyntesfield's colours, fairy tales, optical illusions, 'Lolita', Art Deco and Chinese costume are amongst the exciting influences displayed in collections featuring the culmination of three years learning by Fashion students from the University of the West of England.

  • UWE students create new brand identity for Bristol company - 10/05/2007

    Bristol Property Development company Urbis Development (formerly SRC Property) has been working closely with a team of second year Unviersity of the West of England BA Graphic Design students to design and implement a new brand identity.

  • Eco bags, junk gardens and organic structures - 08/05/2007

    Foundation Year Show – Bristol School of Art Media and Design, University of the West of England
    Friday 11 May 2007 to Tuesday 15 May 2007

    This year the University of the West of England Foundation Show has something of an eco theme. Students' work includes a range of Eco bags, a story about junk gardens and structures inspired by organic forms.

  • UWE student wins national illustration competition - 08/05/2007

    A student from the University of the West of England has won first prize in the Student Illustration Final of the Lloyds TSB Art of Nurture competition.

    Zara Picken, who is in the second year of the UWE BA Illustration course won the coveted award for her entry, entitled 'New Ideas', at the award ceremony at the Galleria, London SW1 on 3 May.

  • Prizewinning ideas achieve the right balance - 03/05/2007

    Enterprising graduates Nicholas Smith and Nick Hanlon are celebrating success in the University of the West of England's competition to find the budding business and social entrepreneurs of the future. theBizIdea competition reached its prizegiving finale on 2 May following several months of support and mentoring from the sponsors.

April

  • Hartpury win BUSA championship - 27/04/2007

    After eight months of gruelling University competition, the hard work of the Hartpury players and support team was finally rewarded by a victory over UWIC in the Championship Final at Twickenham.

    The Hartpury 1st XV left campus well prepared, eager to get the job done at Twickenham and bring home the silverware for the College.

  • UWE musicians perform Baroque music - 27/04/2007

    Saturday 5 May All Saints Church, Clifton 19:30

    The University of the West of England Chamber Choir and Brass Consort will perform an evening of Baroque music at All Saints Church in Clifton on 5 May at 19:30.

  • Concert celebrates Bristol-Hannover-Bordeaux exchange - 26/04/2007

    Saturday 28 April, 19.30 – Bristol Cathedral

    Internationally acclaimed soprano Naomi Harvey will star in UWE's musical celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Bristol – Hannover – Bordeaux Exchange at Bristol Cathedral on 28 April. Naomi Harvey will perform the 'Four Last Songs' by Richard Strauss.

  • UWE champions new generation of entrepreneurs - 25/04/2007

    The winners of a competition to find budding entrepreneurs in the West will be announced on 2 May. theBizIdea Competition at the University of the West of England will reach its prizegiving finale following several crucial months of support and mentoring from the sponsors, including Dragon's Den style sessions for pitching ideas.

  • Report on the Cinderella service of health care in prisons - 25/04/2007

    A major study by the University of the West of England (UWE) commissioned by the Department of Health (DoH) Policy Research Programme, has highlighted the role of nurses in caring for the health of prisoners and the need for consistency in service delivery.

  • Bristol school pupils play 'Children of Eden' in UWE show - 24/04/2007

    The Centre for Performing Arts at the University of the West of England is working with 160 Bristol schoolchildren and Bristol Cathedral to present 'Children of Eden' at Bristol Cathedral from 1 May to 4 May at 19.00.

  • UWE students reach new heights with climbing wall - 23/04/2007

    The University of the West of England will open shortly a new, custom built climbing wall on Frenchay Campus to enable students at the University reach new heights of physical fitness.

  • The Emergence of Artificial Culture in Robot Societies - 19/04/2007

    'The Emergence of Artificial Culture in Robot Societies'

    A team led by Professor Alan Winfield at the University of the West of England has received EPSRC funding for a research project that will look at how 'artificial culture' emerges within a group of robots.

    'The Emergence of Artificial Culture in Robot Societies' is a four year project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), which seeks to understand the emergence of culture as a novel property of social animals in a radical new way by building an artificial society of robots, managing the conditions under which the robots interact and observing how they behave together.

  • Farmers Market comes to UWE - 18/04/2007

    Farmers Market comes to UWE
    Wednesday 25 April 10:00 to 15:00

    In a bid to encourage students and staff to eat well the University of the West of England has organised a farmers market to take place at the Frenchay Campus on Wednesday 25 April from 10:00 to 15:00. The UWE Farmers Market will be the only market in the region to be held in a working environment.

    Local producers and farmers will be offering a range of lovingly produced and reared food including free range poultry, eggs, beer, spices, cakes, cheeses, meat, preserves, bread and pasta.

  • UWE design graduate shows speed cameras in a new light - 17/04/2007

    Speed cameras may be unpopular with motorists – but by redesigning them to include illuminated speed signs, could they be seen as contributing to improved road safety? Graduate Steve Harris from the University of the West of England's Creative Product Design course believes so, and is unveiling the new design at the international Traffex exhibition in Birmingham from 17 - 19 April.

  • UWE helps launch Wiltshire village history of Codford - 17/04/2007

    The University of the West of England's Regional History Centre is celebrating the launch of a local history book, Codford – Wool and War in Wiltshire. The book grew out of a Victoria County History community project, 'England's Past for Everyone', supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. It follows Codford's history from early Anglo-Saxon settlement to World War garrison town which left behind a much visited ANZAC cemetery. It is being launched at Codford Village Hall on 21 April as part of the ANZAC Commemorations 2007.

  • UWE to design historic fine print database - 03/04/2007

    A historic collection of fine prints of international importance will soon be accessible online thanks to research at the University of the West of England. UWE's Centre for Fine Print Research has been awarded a grant of £15,500 from the Arts and Humanities Research Council to digitise and create a database of the print collection of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers.

  • UWE students bring 'urban calm' to Bristol - 02/04/2007

    Architecture students from the University of the West of England will be bringing their innovative ideas about city spaces to a special exhibition at The Architecture Centre on Bristol's harbourside.

  • Report says respect key to getting South Bristolians into HE - 02/04/2007

    Why do so few young people living in South Bristol experience higher education and what are the cultural, social and economic factors that impact on the significantly low participation rates for this area? In some parts of Bristol 8 out of 10 young people go on to higher education but in some parts of South Bristol the number reduces to 1 out of 20 young people.

  • 'NO' allergic reaction linked to hayfever - 02/04/2007

    Embargoed until: 00.01am Tuesday 3rd April

    Hayfever is a major irritation for up to 20% of the population in most economically developed countries. Pollen is the cause of this allergic reaction but what causes it and why?

March

  • Report on 'State of the South West' launched at UWE - 26/03/2007

    Tuesday 27 March 2007

    The people of the South West live longer, enjoy the lowest rates of reported crime and unemployment, and give more of their time to social, civic or volunteer activities than the rest of England. No wonder it has the fastest growing population in the country - driven entirely by people moving into the region, with more than half of those newcomers leaving London and the South East.

  • Has 'PACE' come of age or should it be abolished? - 22/03/2007

    Policing and Defending in a Post-PACE World Conference University of the West of England 29 March 2007

    Law and Crime experts will investigate the continuing relevance of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) at a special conference entitled 'Policing and Defending in a Post-PACE World' at the University of the West of England on Thursday 29 March.

  • Experts investigate central Bristol landscape - 20/03/2007

    Six highly acclaimed archaeologists and artists will work together in exploring the contemporary landscape of central Bristol in an experimental fieldwork project from 30 March to 2 April. This is the result of a new collaboration between the Situations programme at the University of the West of England, Bristol and the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Bristol. The participating artists and archaeologists will present their experiences on Saturday 28 April at a symposium hosted by Arnolfini.

  • UWE announces Situations/GWR Research Fellowship - 19/03/2007

    The PLACE Research Centre and Situations, based at the University of the West of England have appointed a GWR Research Fellow in Commissioning Contemporary Art - Paul O'Neill. Paul will be leading Locating the Producers, a joint research project with Dartington College of Arts and ProjectBase, Cornwall which investigates the commissioning of contemporary art.

  • Europe's urban sprawl is unsustainable - 16/03/2007

    'Urban Sprawl in Europe – the Ignored Challenge'

    The urban sprawl that characterises many European cities and regions is unsustainable, and integrated planning at EU, national, regional and local levels is urgently needed to resolve issues that are contributing to climate change, causing social divisions in cities, and threatening the very economic vitality of Europe that drives sprawl forward.

  • Extraordinary Parisian boy singer comes to Bristol - 15/03/2007

    Saturday 17 March, 19.00 - St Mary Redcliffe. admission free to public lecture and concert

    Sunday 18 March, 18.30 - St Mary Redcliffe, choral evensong

    Monday 19 March, 17.15 - Bristol Cathedral, choral evensong

    Extraordinary 11 year old Parisian boy singer, Louis Alexander Desire, will achieve his ambition of singing the song that inspired him to pursue an artistic career as a choral singer in three concerts in Bristol. He has already toured China, recorded his first solo album and single and has delighted opera and concert goers across France.

  • UWE graduate succeeds with 'Tsunami' film - 15/03/2007

    Rogerio Evangelista, a University of the West of England Media Practice student who graduated in 2006, has won the undergraduate regional heat in the 12th Royal Television Society Student Television Awards. His film entitled, Life after Tsunami was shot last year in southern Sri Lanka and follows the experience of a young couple, slowly coming to terms with personal tragedy. The documentary film will be put forward for judging at the end of March.

  • 'Bristol 200 Abolition series' - 15/03/2007

    This event has proved very popular and there are no longer places available. We would not advise you to turn up at the Watershed in the hope that there will be a space and we hope you will be able to attend one of the future events.

    Representing slavery and abolition in Bristol
    Watershed Media Centre, Tuesday 20 March 18:00

    Slavery: the slave trade and its aftermath
    Queen's Building: University of Bristol Wednesday 21 March 17:30

    A series of talks that will highlight the many points concerning both the transatlantic slave trade and present day forms of forced labour (including people trafficking) will launch at the Watershed Media Centre on Tuesday 20 March 2007.

  • UWE reduces carbon footprint through reduced gas use - 08/03/2007

    The University of the West of England has made great progress in cutting gas use at its Frenchay Campus in Bristol. In the second half of 2001 the non residential part of the University site used 6.5 million kilowatt hours of gas, in the same period for 2006 this fell to 3 million kilowatt hours, a reduction in gas use of 54%.

  • Research reveals boys are scared to sing - 08/03/2007

    Groundbreaking new research has revealed that boys don't join choirs because they are scared of 'not sounding like boys'.

  • UWE presents Nicholas Nickleby at the Olympus Theatre - 08/03/2007

    Students from the Centre for Performing Arts at the University of the West of England will perform the epic production The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby at the Olympus Theatre, Filton from 15 -17 March at 19.30 with a matinee on Saturday 17 March at 14.30.

  • West of England to host UK School Games - 07/03/2007

    The University of the West of England is part of 'Team West of England' the consortium which has won the bid to host the prestigious UK School Games in 2008.

  • UWE celebrates diversity in 'Destination World' event - 07/03/2007

    Destination: World, the University of the West of England's first annual diversity week, will run from 12 to 16 March 2007.

  • UWE artist plays tricks with your brain - 06/03/2007

    Making sense – 17 March 2007 11.00 to 15.00 – Grant Bradley Gallery

    Bristol Eye Hospital Artist in residence and University of the West of England Research Fellow, Shelley James is leading a drop-in workshop to celebrate International Brain Awareness Week at the Grant Bradley Gallery in Bedminster on Saturday 17 March from 11.00 to 15.00.

  • High Sheriff's Charity Concert, Tewkesbury Abbey - 05/03/2007

    The Chamber Choir and Orchestra from the University of the West of England will give a performance devoted to celebratory music from the Baroque period at the High Sheriff's Charity Concert on 10 March 2007, at 19.00, at Tewkesbury Abbey.

  • Discovery of chemical profiles for infectious diarrhoea - 01/03/2007

    Academics from the Universities of the West of England and Bristol have found that faeces from healthy people and those with infectious diarrhoea differ significantly in their chemical composition and could be used to diagnose quickly diseases such as Clostridium difficile (C. Diff.).

  • UWE presents 'Animation in a suitcase' - 01/03/2007

    The University of the West of England is looking to train the animators of the future by taking a portable multifunctional studio into schools that will introduce children to the exciting world of animation.

February

  • UWE helps learning disability charity Brandon Trust - 28/02/2007

    The University of the West of England and the Brandon Trust have been awarded a high grade for improving the charity's efficiency under the Department of Trade and Industry's Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme.

  • Study highlights medical alternatives to blood transfusion - 27/02/2007

    A new study guide produced by the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the University of the West of England focuses on the range of treatment options available to medical staff as alternatives to blood transfusion.

  • Over 150,000 UK children lose a parent to prison - 27/02/2007

    Thousands of UK children are now without one of their parents at home as the number of prisoners in the UK reaches an all time high. The effects on family members when a relative is in prison can have far reaching consequences – particularly for children – and the number of children now coping with this situation is greater than it has ever been.

  • UWE offers language help for businesses - 23/02/2007

    'Doing business in China'
    Wednesday 28 February 2007 0830 to 1130

    The Regional Languages Network South West (RLN SW) is holding a free event in conjunction with United Kingdom Trade and Investment (UKT&I) at the University of the West of England to help local businesses improve the way they deal with overseas customers.

  • UWE celebrates Fairtrade fortnight - 22/02/2007

    Staff and students from the University of the West of England will put their taste buds to the test at an event being held on Tuesday 27 February in the Red Bar on Frenchay campus. The event is to mark Fairtrade Fortnight and will involve stalls selling Fairtrade products and a flavour contest between muffins made with Fairtrade ingredients and those made from ordinary ingredients.

  • International conference on ADDICTION - 21/02/2007

    Watershed, Bristol Friday 30 November 2007

    A major international conference, “OUR ADDICTIONS: The Pleasure and the Pain”, will be held at the Watershed in Bristol on Friday 30 November 2007. The conference is jointly organised by the University of the West of England (UWE) and the Alcohol and Health Research Trust.

  • UWE presents Hot Mikado - 21/02/2007

    Students from the Centre for Performing Arts at the University of the West of England will perform the sizzling musical Hot Mikado at the Redgrave Theatre, Clifton from 28 February to 3 March at 19.30 with a matinee on Saturday 3 March at 14.30.

  • From China to Turkey: 'first person' film event at Watershed - 20/02/2007

    A unique international film symposium attracting film makers and scholars from India, Turkey, Holland, the US and the UK, is taking place in Bristol on 23 and 24 February. The organisers are expecting engaging presentations and lively discussions on issues of identity and subjectivity in 'first person' films – and on the risks of making autobiographical films in certain geo-political contexts around the world.

  • Students help at Big Beach Clean - 19/02/2007

    Weston Super Mare – Royal Sands – Saturday 24 February 2007 11.00am

    Students from all over the South West will mark Student Volunteer Week by helping at a Big Beach Clean on Royal Sands Beach at Weston Super Mare on Saturday 24 February from 11.00am.

  • UWE engineering staff help BBC with Top Gear rocket - 15/02/2007

    Engineering staff at the University of the West of England have been helping Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond with their latest stunt - flying a rocket powered car. The stunt will be broadcast in the show on Sunday 18 February.

  • 5,000 visitors expected at UWE's Open Day - 14/02/2007

    Saturday 17 February 2007 10.00 – 16.00
    Over 5,000 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.

  • UWE gets its skates on for Valentine's Day - 13/02/2007

    Students at the University of the West of England will be taking to the ice in between lectures on Valentine's day as part of a special event on the Frenchay Campus (Wednesday 14 February 2007).

  • Safe and Sustainable Awareness Day - 12/02/2007

    Free safety and sustainability help for small construction and design companies

    The University of the West of England, (Faculty of the Built Environment) will be hosting a free one day event organised by the Working Well Together South West Team in partnership with Future Foundations Regional Sustainability group. The event aims to raise awareness - among small local building contractors and small design practices - of the importance of the twin interconnected themes of Safety and Sustainability.

  • UWE experts bring colour to Europe - 12/02/2007

    Colour impacts everywhere and the sophistication of printing techniques used to dye textiles, produce commercial posters, provide artists with bespoke imaging, maintaining quality of colour and image and development of archival inks, is moving so fast that there is a need to consolidate expertise.

  • Binge drinking A&E attendances reduced - 09/02/2007

    Binge drinking A&E attendances reduce when agencies pull together

    Researchers at the University of the West of England have been working with hospital Accident and Emergency Departments of the United Bristol Healthcare Trust, local councils and the police to help develop intervention strategies to reduce binge drinking related incidents that are causing a strain on NHS Services.

  • UWE experts offer to make boring journeys fun - 09/02/2007

    Are you bored with your usual journey to work? Would you like some ideas from transport experts who want to help you make the most of your travel time?

  • UWE launches one of UK's largest car sharing schemes - 07/02/2007

    Staff and students at the University of the West of England are being encouraged to get together with the introduction of a new scheme designed to give preferential treatment to car sharers. The scheme will be launched on 9 February at UWE's Frenchay Campus.

  • Ants could teach us a lesson - say researchers - 06/02/2007

    A team led by Dr Ana Sendova-Franks from the University of the West of England has been awarded research funding by the EPSRC*, to study 'how self-regulatory social systems work' by looking at the behaviour of ants.

  • UWE students get podcasts on the brain - 06/02/2007

    Students studying Applied Biology and Psychology at the University of the West of England are reaping the benefits of their lecturer's innovative approach to teaching by downloading a series of lectures on the brain to their phones and iPods which they can then listen to whenever they choose.

January

  • Children of the 90s study could help understand stuttering - 29/01/2007

    Researchers from the University of the West of England are working on an exciting study into children who stutter. The study, funded by the BUPA Foundation, is using data from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, also known as the 'Children of the 90s' study based at Bristol University.

  • Experts agree way forward for non invasive pre-natal testing - 26/01/2007

    Embargo 00.01 hours Sunday 28 January

    Third annual assembly, Marriott Royal Bristol, 29 to 31 January 2007

    Experts will agree a way forward for non- invasive pre-natal testing (NIPD) at the annual 'Special non invasive advances in Fetal and Neonatal Evaluation Network' (SAFE) assembly in Bristol on 29 to 31 January 2007.

  • UWE experts investigate markets for satellite information - 26/01/2007

    Business and Environmental experts from the University of the West of England have been allocated a funding of 332, 280 euros to forecast future public sector markets for information and intelligence provided by satellites.

  • UWE appoints first UK Chair in Rheumatology Nursing - 25/01/2007

    Dr Sarah Hewlett from the University of the West of England has been appointed to the first UK Chair in Rheumatology Nursing. This appointment is a promotion for Dr Hewlett who will be known as Arthritis Research Campaign (arc) Professor of Rheumatology and Nursing. Professor Hewlett has been funded by the Arthritis Research Campaign (arc) since 1989 when she first entered rheumatology research as a clinical research manager with the University of Bristol.

  • UWE launches new chest pain textbook - 25/01/2007

    Chest pains can be caused by a wide spectrum of conditions – to aid diagnosis and help prevent delays in treatment. Staff from the University of the West of England have just launched a new textbook entitled 'Chest Pain: Advanced Assessment and Management Skills'.

  • UWE staff help primary school children with reading - 22/01/2007

    Staff from the University of the West of England are helping children at Hillfields Primary School in Fishponds with their reading. A Reading Buddy Scheme has been set up by the Community Volunteer Programme (CVP) at UWE in partnership with staff from Hillfields School and educational charity, ABLAZE.

  • Business Guru visits UWE - 19/01/2007

    23 January 2007 Frenchay Campus 17.00 to 18.00

    The fifth in a series of lectures given by Business Gurus at the University of the West of England will feature Helen Toogood, Vice President of the IT Academy at Unilever Global IT. Helen Toogood will speak on the subject 'The Value of IT in the Board Room' and her talk will be broadcast using e/pop web conferencing software to remote audiences at Oxford Brookes University, UCE Birmingham, the University of Greenwich, Keele University and Northumbria University. The lecture takes place at UWE on 23 January 2007 at 17.00.

  • UWE air quality experts launch new e-report - 19/01/2007

    Air Quality Management experts from the University of the West of England are helping local authorities with local air quality management consultation with the publication of a new e-report entitled, 'Steps to Better Practice: Guidance on Local Air Quality Management Consultations for Local Authorities'. The e-report will be launched on 25 January 2007 at the UWE / NSCA South West division annual conference at Bristol Zoo.

  • UWE and Glasgow Caledonian offer training for heart patients - 17/01/2007

    Nursing experts at the University of the West of England are collaborating with colleagues at the Glasgow Caledonian University to provide qualified nurses with specialist knowledge and skills in caring for patients with chronic heart failure. The course, 'The principles of Care Management for the Patient with Chronic Heart Failure' is being supported by the British Heart Foundation and the British Society for Heart Failure. The first students will start in May 2007.

  • UWE students represent GB at world University Winter Games - 17/01/2007

    Three students from the University of the West of England have achieved their ultimate student sporting dream of representing their country at this year's World University Winter Games held in Torino in Italy (17 – 27 January 2007).

  • International experts join race for nano computing at UWE - 17/01/2007

    Two international acclaimed academics, working at the cutting edge of computing technology, have joined colleagues at the University of the West of England to develop computing models which can be used by nano computers.

  • Review use of aborted fetuses in stem cell research - 16/01/2007

    Embargoed until 00:01 hrs GMT Wednesday 17 January 2007

    A recent paper calls for a review of the legal and policy framework that relates to the use of aborted fetuses in stem cell research. Dr Julie Kent from the University of the West of England and Professor Naomi Pfeffer from London Metropolitan University are currently investigating what kind of consent is sought by researchers from women undergoing a termination. The paper also looks at the transparency of the collection of aborted fetuses for use in medical research.

  • UWE to transform schools in St Vincent and the Grenadines - 15/01/2007

    Education experts from the University of the West of England have just been appointed to help improve the quality of primary school teaching in St Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean. The two year programme will work with local project support to enable headteachers, deputy heads and senior teachers throughout the island to study for an innovative UWE accredited degree in Education Leadership and Management. The main aim is to strengthen the quality of primary school teaching but it is also hoped that the link will foster a longer term relationship between the University and schools in St Vincent and the Grenadines, with continuing exchanges of ideas and support.

  • Wind farms are good for tourism - 12/01/2007

    Wind farms are a positive draw for tourists and most tourists would not boycott areas of natural beauty just because a wind farm was positioned nearby according to researchers at the University of the West of England (UWE).

  • OBE for UWE's new Dean of the Bristol Business School - 05/01/2007

    Professor Ian Gow, who takes up his position as Executive Dean of the Bristol Business School and also Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West of England in the New Year has been awarded an OBE in the New Years Honours List. His award is for his work on British Education in Eastern China and recognises his key role, as Foundation Provost in the planning, setting up and running of China's first independent Foreign University campus, the University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China.

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