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December

  • UWE students' work inspired colour theory wheels - 19/12/2008

    A group of Architecture and Planning students from the University of the West of England have spent the last six days learning about how to apply colour theory to buildings

  • UWE Fashion student scoops top award at The Clothes Show - 18/12/2008

    A student from the University of the West of England has scooped the award 'Young Stylist of the Year' at The Clothes Show 2008.

  • UWE academic commissions 'barricade' sculpture in NZ - 18/12/2008

    Car wrecks, discarded furniture and other urban detritus barricaded a central city street in Wellington, New Zealand for 24 hours on Sunday 14 December 2008.

  • Over a third of UWE research is internationally excellent - 18/12/2008

    Over a third (37%) of research carried out at the University of the West of England (UWE, Bristol) is considered world-leading or internationally excellent in terms of its originality, significance and rigour. This is the outcome of the 2008 RAE *(Research Assessment Exercise) which assesses the quality of research in Higher Education in the UK. * UWE's submission to the RAE comprised more than 330 staff across 21 subject areas.

  • UWE invests in industry standard animation kit - 15/12/2008

    Animation students studying at the School of Animation at the University of the West of England will benefit from industry standard software, specialist training tools and specialist hardware recently purchased from Escape Studios.

  • UWE in training boost for aerospace industry - 12/12/2008

    The University of the West of England is part of a £481,000 Government-backed training programme to provide the aerospace industry with skills to build the next generation of aircraft. UWE will provide higher education modules in a project led by City of Bristol College to train staff to work with the latest fuel-saving lightweight construction materials.

  • UWE graduate scoops top business award - 10/12/2008

    Tom Shurville, Digital Marketing Consultant at Netcel, has received the Best Graduate Award in the 2008 Hertfordshire Business Awards. Tom graduated from the University of the West of England in 2007 with a degree in Business Studies.

  • Research project investigates keeping children safe at home - 10/12/2008

    The launch of the 'World report on child injury prevention' will take place on 10 December 2008 in Hanoi, Socialist Republic of Viet Nam. On the same day the 'European report on child injury prevention' will also be launched.

  • Young people choose cars above greener transport options - 04/12/2008

    Young people find the prospect of driving cars more attractive than other modes of travel that are kinder to the environment, according to research conducted by a researcher at the University of the West of England.

  • Human Rights Day events - 03/12/2008

    The protection of Human Rights is being put under the spotlight in Bristol this week. In the 60 years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed, abuse has taken many new forms. This significant 60th anniversary is being celebrated on 10 December with a public debate at the Watershed, followed by a two day conference at the Pierian Centre.

  • UWE Architecture building first to use award winning Modcell - 02/12/2008

    The Architecture Building at the University of the West of England was the first ever building to include innovative Modcell™ panels designed by UWE lecturer and Modcell™ Director Craig White. The panels have just received a major industry award 'the Offsite Construction Award for best Product of the Year 2008'.

  • Another aspect of Andrew Lloyd Webber - 01/12/2008

    The UWE Singers and Orchestra, together with professional soloists, are to give a rare performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Requiem in Bristol Cathedral on Saturday 6 December at 19.30.

November

  • Student Paramedics tackle knife and drugs dangers in school - 28/11/2008

    Student paramedics from the University of the West of England have visited secondary and special schools to give first-aid skills training, utilising three real-life topics relevant to young peoples' everyday lives as part of an Aim Higher campaign

  • Councils have power to promote well-being - 27/11/2008

    Councils can make a positive contribution to a more sustainable society by using legal powers that enable them to promote local interests, according to a report by the Universities of the West of England and Birmingham. The Well Being Power, introduced in the Local Government Act 2000, gives local authorities discretionary power to undertake activities in support of the social, economic and environmental well-being of their areas. So far little use has been made of the Power, and there are some doubts about whether enough is known about the opportunity it presents.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Roger Proctor - 24/11/2008

    Roger Proctor is to be awarded the Honorary Degree of Master of Design in recognition of his substantial contribution to the promotion of creative design in the South-West of England, support for the development of young designers, and commitment to the West of England community and the University of the West of England.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Kenneth Loach - 24/11/2008

    Kenneth Loach is to be awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts in recognition of his outstanding contribution to cultural progress and understanding, particularly through film and television work.

  • Lace and war artefacts inspire UWE artist - 21/11/2008

    Cryptocephalus
    Whitehall Gallery Milton Keynes 15 November to 11 January 2009

    A Visiting Lecturer from the University of the West of England has fused her skills in the craft of lace making with inspiration from the history of code breaking at Bletchley Park for her first solo exhibition. The exhibition entitled 'Cryptocephalus' is taking place at the Whitewall Gallery in Milton Keynes from 15 November to 11 January 2009.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Sally Box - 20/11/2008

    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Master of Letters to Sally Box in recognition of her substantial contribution to psychoanalytical studies and practice through the Bridge Foundation, which is consistent with the University's own mission of service to the community and commitment to knowledge exchange, research and diversity.

  • UWE bus service sees 100% increase in usage - 19/11/2008

    The number of passengers using the University of the West of England's bus service, Ulink, has doubled in its first year of operation. Daily passenger numbers have increased from around 2,500 in autumn 2007, to over 6,000 in autumn 2008.

  • UWE awards Honorary Degree to Mariella Dexter - 17/11/2008

    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Master of Science to Mariella Dexter in recognition of her substantial contribution to quality improvement in patient services, to the fostering of inter-professional and educational opportunities, both in the NHS Trust and in community settings in Gloucestershire, and to the establishment of a Health and Social Care Education Centre at Hartpury College.

  • New enterprise manager for UWE's Ideas Factory - 17/11/2008

    The University of the West of England's Ideas Factory is marking national Enterprise Week with the appointment of a new enterprise project manager, Iheanyi Ibe.

  • UWE holds Christmas exhibition and sale of artists' badges - 17/11/2008

    Artists from the Enamel, Textile and Ceramic Applied Arts Group (etc) in the School 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. An exhibition and sale of badges, exemplifying the best in applied arts will be held in the Foyer Gallery at the Bower Ashton Campus from Monday 24 November until Thursday 4 December.

  • Students celebrate Bristol's graffiti and street art culture - 14/11/2008

    Not just Banksy
    A celebration of Bristol's graffiti and street art culture

    Monday 17 November
    UWE Frenchay Campus, Bristol.
    Live outdoor painting: 12.00 to 17.30 – Escape Bar Patio.
    Live indoor painting and talks from 17.30 – Red Bar
    Free Entry

  • UWE awards Honorary Degree to Terence Knibb - 12/11/2008

    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Technology to Terry Knibb in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the global development of aerospace engineering and international technology research and development.

  • Architects and planners learn to design out terrorism - 12/11/2008

    Postgraduate Planning and Urban Design students at the University of the West of England are the first in the UK to take part in a specially devised training session on how planners, architects and urban designers can help reduce the impact of terrorism in the buildings and places that they design.

  • Bristol Law School launches free legal advice initiative - 11/11/2008

    Bristol Law School (part of the University of the West of England, (UWE)) is launching a new pro bono (free) initiative which will provide legal advice to the local community. The new service is to be launched on Thursday 13 November 2008 during National Pro Bono Week run by the Law Society. It will have three strands with students providing the service under supervision.

  • Bower Ashton redevelopment receives environmental award - 11/11/2008

    Knowle West Media Centre 13 November 2008 11.00

    The University of the West of England will receive an Environmental Award from Bristol Civic Society for the Bower Ashton Phase 1 redevelopment. The redevelopment is the first phase of a master plan to upgrade the buildings housing UWE's Faculty of Creative Arts. So far £12 million has been invested.

  • UWE student artists exhibit in Budapest - 10/11/2008

    A group of twelve Postgraduate student artists from the University of the West of England will exhibit their work at a special show entitled Crossroads in Budapest from 14 to 28 November.

  • UWE honours widening participation advocates - 10/11/2008

    The University of the West of England will award honorary degrees to Mike Farmer (formerly University of Gloucestershire), Vanessa Fitzgerald (University of Plymouth) and Suzanne Hume (formerly Bournemouth University) at a special ceremony at the HERDA - SW Conference at the Imperial Hotel in Torquay on 13 November 2008 at 18.00. They will all receive the award of Master of Education in recognition of their individual contributions to widening participation in Higher Education in the South West and especially for their work for Aim Higher.

  • Grey and pleasant land - 05/11/2008

    The University of the West of England is a partner in a novel interdisciplinary research project that aims to find out what life in rural communities is like for Britain's ageing population. The three-year research project will focus on their involvement in communities; leisure patterns and cultural interests; the barriers and opportunities to participation they experience and their attitudes to the countryside as a social, cultural and environmental space.

  • UWE historians work on new volume of Wiltshire History - 05/11/2008

    A new volume of Wiltshire history is in the final stages of preparation by historian Dr Virginia Bainbridge from the University of the West of England, who edits the Victoria County History of Wiltshire.

  • New research to support disabled architects in UK - 05/11/2008

    A new research project which aims to find the best ways of supporting people with disabilities who want to become or are already architects or designers will be launched at the University of the West of England on 6 November 2008.

  • UWE gets top marks for FE teacher training - 05/11/2008

    The University of the West of England has received top marks from Ofsted for provision of Further Education (FE) teacher training. The most recent report assessing training for FE teachers rates UWE as grade 1 or very good. This means that the university has received top grades for all teacher training provision at primary, secondary and FE levels.

October

  • UWE students' films selected for Doc/Fest - 30/10/2008

    Three undergraduate Media Practice students from the University of the West of England will have their films screened at Europe's biggest Documentary Film Festival, the Sheffield International Documentary Festival.www.sheffdocfest.com

  • UWE first to join city wide 24/7 cycle hire scheme - 29/10/2008

    The University of the West of England will be one of the first sites for the new pay as you go network of bike stations in Bristol. Phase 1 of the scheme is being piloted by Hourbike™ and will see hubs and bikes being rolled out at UWE's Frenchay, St Matthias and Glenside Campuses and Bristol Parkway Station, from 1 November 2008, with an initial 10 bikes.

  • UWE Academic wins prestigious award - 29/10/2008

    Dr Karen Bultitude, Development Director of the Science Communication Unit at the University of the West of England, is to be awarded the Joshua Phillips Award for Innovation in Science Engagement. The award will be presented on 30 October 2008 at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester.

  • Historic towns take the initiative on Heritage Protection - 28/10/2008

    The Heritage Protection Bill, which is expected to go through Parliament early in 2009, will have far reaching effects on the historic towns and cities of England. Many of the proposed changes have been welcomed by organisations and professionals working in the heritage environment.

  • Scientists win SEED award for Himalayan oregano project - 28/10/2008

    A research team from the University of the West of England, working in partnership with a laboratory in Delhi, a fair trade company, a community-based organisation and an environmental research institute in Himachal Pradesh in the Western Himalaya, have jointly been awarded a 2008 SEED award for their project investigating Himalayan oregano essential oil as an antibacterial agent for MRSA.

  • UWE + creative partners discuss future of film Narrative - 23/10/2008

    Sunday 23 and Monday 24 November
    The Watershed,
    1 Canon's Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5TX

    How have new audiences, creative techniques and platforms altered the meaning and use of media narrative? Is the merging of online and offline space changing the relationship between author and audience? How are new technologies radically transforming our media ecology?

  • World's fastest car + UWE - 23/10/2008

    The BLOODHOUND project Launch at Science Museum, London Thursday 23 October 2008 08.00am The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is taking centre stage in the development of BLOODHOUND SSC, a car designed to take the land speed record to over 1000mph, launching at the Science Museum in London today.

  • Is timber a sustainable building material? - 21/10/2008

    Researchers from the South West are investigating whether wood grown in the region can be used more widely as a building material. Their results will enable the sustainable management of forests in the South West and make better use of this currently under-utilised resource.

  • UWE's enterprise competition opens for business - 21/10/2008

    Budding business tycoons have a new goal to aim for with the launch of the University of the West of England's theBizIdea competition 2008/9.

  • UWE's Bio-Sensing Technology Institute expands US links - 21/10/2008

    Researchers from the Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology (IBST) at the University of the West of England will take their expertise to the US for the 9th New Jersey Symposium on Biomaterials Science and Regenerative Medicine, October 29-31, 2008, in New Jersey, USA. http://www.njbiomaterials.org

  • Computer experts assist at CERN's Large Hadron Collider - 21/10/2008

    Computer scientists in the Complex Cooperative Systems (CCS) research centre at the University of the West of England have developed a tool called CRISTAL (Co-operating Repositories and Information Systems for Tracking Assembly Lifecycles) that has revolutionised management systems used to control complex workflow procedures.

  • UWE puts Finzels Reach under the spotlight - 17/10/2008

    Students and lecturers at the University of the West of England (UWE) put Bristol's biggest active city centre development under the spotlight at a recent event.

    Development advisers, architects, engineers, surveyors and project managers working on Finzels Reach, the £255 million mixed use scheme being built at the former Courage Brewery site in Bristol city centre, gave an in-depth presentation on the project at UWE as part of National Construction Week.

  • UWE Bristol invests in new enterprise campus - 17/10/2008

    In a bold step the University of the West of England, Bristol, (UWE Bristol) one of the UK's largest universities, has secured its long term development and purchased from its neighbour HP the majority of their adjoining land interests. The purchase will nearly double the size of its main Frenchay Campus, and allow the creation of one of the largest modern University Campuses in the UK. The move will enable UWE Bristol to enhance the student experience and provide an enterprise hub for employers in the region.

  • Top journalist to become UWE visiting professor - 15/10/2008

    Award winning journalist, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown is to become a visiting professor at the University of the West of England. This new title will be bestowed at the third annual Benn Lecture organised by the National Union of Journalists at Bristol's Arnolfini on Thursday 23 October when she will give the lecture entitled 'Not One Of Us: Columnists, Independence, Distance & Integrity'.

  • New research looks to transport users for solutions - 13/10/2008

    'Ideas in Transit' is a new initiative which will look to transport users' experiences and creativity as a source of innovation to tackle the UK's transport problems.

  • UWE student is Radiographer of the Year - 10/10/2008

    Kate Claxton, who graduated this July with a first class BSc Honours degree in Radiotherapy, has won a national prestigious award presented by the Society and College of Radiographers. Kate was nominated by Jan Chianese, programme leader and the radiotherapy academic team together with Petra Jacobs, clinical co-coordinator to win this prize.

  • UWE Open Day expected to be biggest ever - 09/10/2008

    Saturday 11 October - all Campuses 10:00 to 16:00

    The University of the West of England is expecting more visitors than ever before at the first Open Day of this Academic Year on Saturday 11 October. The Open Days in October and November are crucial events for potential students who are mindful of the UCAS deadlines looming and who need to be sure that they are making the right choice about where they will go to university.

  • Meet the leaders of industry at UWE - 08/10/2008

    Bristol Business School (part of the University of the West of England) is hosting a series of talks by some of the UK's (and the world's) foremost and influential business minds.

    The Distinguished Executive Address Series, Autumn 2008, will bring leaders in key UK businesses and organisations such as Dick Olver, Chairman, BAE Systems plc and Sir Rob Margetts, Chairman of Legal & General Group Plc to talk to students and staff about the challenges, issues and decisions being made at the highest level of strategic leadership.

  • UWE student wins Xcel Humanities Student of the Year award - 03/10/2008

    A political refugee from Cameroon, studying at the University of the West of England, has been judged Humanities Student of the Year in the 2008 Xcel awards. These awards, run in conjunction with The Voice, honour the achievements of outstanding ethnic minority students, who are nominated in one of thirteen subject categories by their universities.

  • New research to create reliable electronic systems - 02/10/2008

    Researchers at the University of the West of England (UWE) are to carry out ground breaking research with collaborators from the University of York* into creating electronic systems that can diagnose and heal their own faults in ways similar to the human immune system.

  • UWE professor working on UNICEF project in Bangladesh - 01/10/2008

    Professor Elizabeth Towner, Professor of Child Health in the Centre for Child and Adolescent Health at University of the West of England, has been invited by UNICEF Bangladesh to be a consultant on an independent evaluation of a community-based programme of child injury prevention in Bangladesh and to work with a local research company, SURCH to support the study.

September

  • UWE helps compile new STEM activity directories for schools - 30/09/2008

    Teachers and lecturers returning to primary and secondary schools and colleges across the UK this September have new resources to help them inspire and develop the next generation of scientists, engineers and mathematicians. Launched in Liverpool during the BA Festival of Science, the STEM Directories (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) are part of the UK Government's STEM Framework Programme responding to the shortage of young people taking up STEM-based qualifications and careers.

  • UWE and CLT offer national weekend legal practice course - 30/09/2008

    The University of the West of England is teaming up with Central Law Training to offer its highly-regarded Legal Practice Course on a flexible study basis at a range of locations nationally.

  • Facing the challenge of providing rural services into 2020 - 26/09/2008

    The number of people living in rural England is increasing all the time, but the
    problems of providing all the services they need are also increasing.
    The University of Gloucestershire is to stage a one-day conference which will seek to look forward 12 years to the point when, if current projections and plans are fulfilled, 3 million new homes will have been built in England, with a special spotlight on the future of England's rural services.

  • Alfred Morris appointed interim VC at Lampeter University - 26/09/2008

    The University of Wales Lampeter has appointed Alfred Morris CBE DL as interim Vice-Chancellor with immediate effect to lead a review of the university's vision, mission and strategy, including exploration of a range of strategic partnership possibilities.

  • UWE professor contributes to inclusive planning resource - 23/09/2008

    Inclusive planning expert Professor Clara Greed from the University of the West of England has contributed towards a revolutionary new web site, http://www.gendersite.orgthat highlights the importance of considering women's needs in the planning process.

  • No Friends? Blame the Traffic - 19/09/2008

    New research shows that friendships on busy streets are cut by more than 75 percent

    People living on streets with heavy motor vehicle traffic are experiencing a considerable deterioration of their local social lives according to Joshua Hart, a researcher from the University of the West of England. Results suggest that residents on busy streets have less than one quarter the number of local friends compared to those living on similar streets with little traffic.

  • Hello + Welcome from UWE - 18/09/2008

    Making friends and settling in to the first few days of university is a crucial time for new students.

  • New Bristol Festival is a social enterprise success - 17/09/2008

    An extravaganza of events is planned for the revived Bristol Festival which takes place in Bristol city centre on 20 and 21 September and has been organised entirely by volunteers. Events include boat parties, art workshops, street performers, food stalls and of course lots of music.

  • Enterprising students win Shell Step awards - 17/09/2008

    UWE students have won the top two prizes in the local finals of the Shell Step awards.

  • Conference highlights alcohol problems amongst older people - 16/09/2008

    Bristol Marriot Royal Hotel, College Green Bristol
    Friday 21 November 2008

    Researchers at the Alcohol and Health Research Unit at the University of the West of England have joined forces with members of the Mental Health R&D Unit of the University of Bath and Avon and Wiltshire NHS Trust to stage a major international conference on 'Addiction & The Family'.

  • UWE hosts paralympic handover day celebrations - 12/09/2008

    Paralympic fever will be hitting the West of England as Paralympic Handover Day Celebrations take place across the region. The events will culminate in a day of activity at the University of the West of England on Wednesday 17 September.

  • UWE playwright premieres new production - Bond Girls - 11/09/2008

    Bristol playwright Tim Massey's new play Bond Girls premieres at the Alma Tavern Theatre on Tuesday, 16 September. The show is the curtain-raiser for Theatre West's autumn 2008 season at Bristol's only pub theatre

  • Harnessing new technology to support older drivers - 11/09/2008

    A new study has highlighted the key role technology could play in extending the age at which people can drive safely on our roads.

  • Norma Daykin receives award for health and music research - 09/09/2008

    Norma Daykin, Professor of Arts and Health in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at the University of the West of England, has received the 2008 Royal Society for Public Health Arts and Health Award for her significant and innovative contribution to the field of Music and Health Research. The award was presented at a special ceremony on 10 September at the Music and Health conference at the Sydney de Haan Research Centre in Folkestone and for a second time at the inaugural meeting of the new Royal Society for Public Health on Tuesday 23 September.

  • Contractors' conference helps to raise building standards - 08/09/2008

    Glendinning Lecture Theatre, Frenchay Campus, University of the West of England

    Thursday 11 September 2008

    The University of the West of England has invited their construction contractors to attend a conference. The event will help raise the contractors' awareness of the university estate and property stock, outlines the main projects that are anticipated over the next 3 years and sets out UWE's standards and expectations. Capital development in the sector generally is bucking the construction industry trend as universities strive to offer the best possible facilities to a growing student population.

  • ALL WE HEAR IS RADIO GLUG GLUG - 05/09/2008

    Study reveals radio presenters encourage drinking culture

    Radio presenters are encouraging a culture of drinking among young people in the UK, according to an independent study to be presented at a conference today.

  • Run for the Future funds prostate cancer research at UWE - 04/09/2008

    Scientists at the University of the West of England, working in partnership with the Bristol Urological Institute (BUI) at North Bristol NHS Trust and the Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI), are about to embark on important research that will help to fight prostate cancer thanks to funds raised at the annual Run for the Future event.

  • New advice for treating fever in young children - 03/09/2008

    Ibuprofen reduces a child's temperature faster and for longer than paracetamol, in the first four hours a child has a fever. If the fever persists, then children should be given ibuprofen plus paracetamol, according to a study published today online at BMJ.com.

  • Addressing the issues of ageing - 03/09/2008

    The key challenges facing our ageing world will be addressed by international experts in Bristol this week.

  • Review of mobile phone operators development rights - 01/09/2008

    Researchers from the University of the West of England, Bristol, under the leadership of Janet Askew (Head of the Department of Planning and Architecture), have been commissioned by the Welsh Assembly Government to carry out research into the impact of introducing possible changes to the permitted development rights regime, in respect of mobile phone operators.

  • UK School Games hailed as a success at UWE - 01/09/2008

    The final whistle was blown on Sunday (31 August 2008) as three days of competition at the UK School Games came to a successful conclusion.

August

  • Research reveals overload for advisers supporting workers - 29/08/2008

    Researchers from the University of the West of England have found that organisations offering free advice to vulnerable workers are struggling to meet the needs of their clients.

  • UWE hosts badminton and hockey at UK School Games - 28/08/2008

    The University of the West of England has pulled out all the stops to ensure that the student competitors at this weekend's UK School Games will experience facilities and a welcome second to none.

  • UWE architecture and planning graduate scoops design award - 22/08/2008

    Ffion Lanchbury, who has just graduated from the University of the West of England, has scooped a prestigious design award from the Bristol Civic Society for her eco-friendly approach towards designing the parliament buildings of the future.

  • UWE foot pressure expert helps GB Rowing - 20/08/2008

    A podiatrist at the University of the West of England has evaluated a foot pressure data collection system which helped prepare the GB scullers for success in the Olympics.

  • UWE brings health and science display to Islamic Fayre - 20/08/2008

    Staff and students from the University of the West of England will contribute to the theme of 'Mind, Body and Soul' at Bristol's tenth annual Islamic Cultural Fayre. The event takes place on 24 August 2008 at Eastville Park and for the first time the University is one of its sponsors.

  • Olympic gold medallist Pete Reed 'learnt to row at UWE' - 19/08/2008

    There was jubilation along with the blood, sweat and tears as University of the West of England graduate Pete Reed rowed to Olympic gold medal victory with his team last Saturday in Beijing.

  • Travel diary study seeks recruits - 19/08/2008

    Ten mobile professionals and ten mums who work part time are being sought in the Bath-Bristol area, to take part in a study investigating how they use technologies to manage their everyday lives, especially their transport needs. The research is being undertaken by the University of the West of England's Centre for Transport and Society as part of the Ideas in Transit Project.

  • Family business links with UWE to reduce food miles - 18/08/2008

    A Sherborne-based family company is planning to reduce the number of food miles travelled by its products with a new emphasis on sourcing local supplies. The new move is a result of Hunt's teaming up with the University of the West of England in a Knowledge Transfer Partnership.

  • Maddy finds 'fantastic course' through Clearing - 12/08/2008

    Maddy Lowe, who has just completed a BA Honours Degree in Education and Early Childhood Studies at the University of the West of England, found a course that ideally suited her through the Clearing route.

  • Clearing worked for me, says Moses - 12/08/2008

    Moses Adeyinka was initially disappointed with his A-level grades. However this was not the end for him going to a really great university. Now having just completed the second year of a degree in Business Studies and Human Resources Management Moses says he loves being at the University of the West of England.

  • Clearing at UWE one of the best decisions of my life - 12/08/2008

    Toni Rowley has just completed a BSc in Psychology at the University of the West of England. She was determined to study Psychology because of the enjoyment the subject gave in previous study but unfortunately did not get high enough grades to go to her first choice of University.

  • Rashmi found Clearing surprisingly easy at UWE - 12/08/2008

    Rashmi Rajyaguru, who was at school in Ashton Park, Bristol, originally applied to go to university in London. When she found it hard to obtain accommodation there, she had to rethink her options. She found that going through Clearing gave her a wider choice of universities to choose from – including one much nearer to home, the University of the West of England.

July

  • UWE Professor elected to AURIL council - 31/07/2008

    Professor Stephen Hagen, Director of Research, Business and Innovation (RBI) at the University of the West of England, has just been elected to the National Council of the Association for University Research and Industry Links (AURIL).

  • UWE's Heart Robot wows all at Science Museum - 30/07/2008

    The Heart Robot, developed by a research team at the University of the West of England (UWE) has been exciting audiences at the Science Museum in London this week as part of the Emotibots project.

  • UWE Experts help tackle alcohol problems in Africa - 30/07/2008

    International experts on the health impacts of alcohol and drug abuse, Professors Moira Plant and Martin Plant, from the University of the West of England have been invited to collaborate with members of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences in the University of Pretoria in South Africa

  • UWE Boat Club represents England in Home Countries event - 23/07/2008

    The UWE Boat Club Men's Four has been selected to represent England in the under 23's Home Countries International match on Saturday 26 July. This follows on from the crew's recent success in reaching the final of the Prince Albert Cup, an event for University crews at Henley Royal Regatta.

  • International Law and Armed Conflict Symposium - 23/07/2008

    Bristol Law School, University of the West of England
    3-5 September 2008

    This is the first international Symposium in the field of international law and armed conflict to be held by Bristol Law School at the University of the West of England.

  • Does wearing a hearing aid make you feel self conscious? - 23/07/2008

    Do you wear a hearing aid? Do you sometimes avoid using it because you don't like the way it looks?

  • UWE Robotics graduate is Rising Star - 22/07/2008

    A Robotics graduate, Paul O'Dowd, from the University of the West of England has been recognised as one of the South West's 'Rising Stars' at the Wireless 2.0 conference in Bristol on 10 July.

  • UWE Nursery rated good by Ofsted - 22/07/2008

    The Halley Nursery situated on the Frenchay Campus at the University of the West of England has received a good rating in all categories for its first Ofsted inspection since moving to new premises last year.

  • UWE helps create engineering centre of excellence in Croatia - 21/07/2008

    The University of the West of England is working with the Polytechnic and Technical School of Karlovac to set up a Centre of Excellence in Mechatronics (Mechanical and Electronics Engineering) in a manufacturing region of Croatia. The project will support regional learning and innovation in education and training, and better equip the local manufacturing industry to respond to the changing needs of the Croatian and global economy.

  • UWE students' growing mural blooming at Bristol Temple Meads - 18/07/2008

    An award winning growing mural created by two students from the University of the West of England is in full bloom and bringing a summery blast of colour to a wall at Bristol Temple Meads Station this month.

  • Criminal Justice Unit hosts major conference double bill - 15/07/2008

    The Criminal Justice Unit at the University of the West of England, will host two important one day conferences in September. 'Managing high risk sex offenders in the community' (8 September 2008) and 'Sexual offences and criminal justice: challenging myths, supporting victims' (9 September 2008).

  • UWE students produce films to highlight knife crime dangers - 15/07/2008

    Sharp Shotz World Premiere 17 July 2008 11.00
    Main Hall, Bristol Council House, College Green, Bristol

  • Flying high: UWE boosts lean production of Flexifoil kites - 14/07/2008

    Prizewinning kitesports company Flexifoil has just signed a new partnership with the University of the West of England to improve its gravity-defying business.

  • Cyclescheme a resounding success with staff at UWE - 14/07/2008

    Since July 2007 the University of the West of England has teamed up with Cyclescheme Ltd to help employees take advantage of tax and NI savings on bike purchases in order to commute to work. The scheme has proved to be very popular with staff and so far over 100 have taken advantage of the scheme.

  • UWE students help create a legacy for pupils - 10/07/2008

    Special opening of 'Legacy' exhibition Monday 14 July at 14:45 Knowle Park Primary School

    For the second year running students from the University of the West of England Faculty of Creative Arts have been working with 66 Year Six (Y6) pupils at Knowle Park Primary School in Bristol to create a visual legacy for the next Y6 pupils to enjoy and be inspired by.

  • Machine Vision Laboratory wins MRC funding - 07/07/2008

    Top researchers in the University of the West of England's Machine Vision Laboratory have won a prestigious Medical Research Council (MRC) award to research skull abnormalities in children. The project is a collaboration with North Bristol NHS Trust and the London Orthotic Consultancy. It uses innovative 3D imaging techniques to accurately measure the faces and heads of children and look for links between abnormality in head shape and subtle signatures present in facial features.

  • UWE graduates represent Great Britain in Olympic Games - 04/07/2008

    Two graduates from the University of the West of England have been selected to represent Great Britain in the Olympic Games in Beijing in August.

    Bristol born Archer, Larry Godfrey, who studied for an HND in Mechanical Manufacturing (1997 to 2000) took up archery at the age of nine and has been a consistent performer at international level. He narrowly lost out on bronze at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games by one point to Tim Cuddihy of Australia in the third place play off.
    Pete Reed, a past UWE Rowing President (2002-2003) studied Mechanical Engineering at UWE from 2000 until 2003. He then went on to study for a Masters at the University of Oxford.

  • UWE ranked third in UK for sustainability - 03/07/2008

    The University of the West of England has been ranked third out of all UK universities by the annual People and Planet survey which measures sustainability and highlights those institutions which have made the greatest strides in achieving this. The university has jumped five places since last year's survey, in which UWE was ranked eighth. People and Planet

  • Philosophy and film conference - 02/07/2008

    4-6 July 2008, the Arnolfini, Bristol

    The University of the West of England has collaborated with the Arnolfini to present an international conference, Philosophy and film, at the Arnolfini on 4 to 6 July 2008. The conference is the first of its kind to take place in the UK, hosting 130 delegates from all over the world.

  • UWE researchers to evaluate SW well-being project - 01/07/2008

    Researchers at the University of the West of England (UWE) are to evaluate 'Well-being in the South West' a Big Lottery funded programme of community projects across the South West. The project is being officially launched on Friday 4 July 2008 at the Westbank Healthy Living Centre, Exminster, Near Exeter.

June

  • 'Law for Construction Professionals' course is launched - 30/06/2008

    The School of the Built and Natural Environment at the University of the West of England in collaboration with Pinsent Masons LLP are launching a new Post Graduate Certificate which aims to give construction professionals the skills necessary to identify and address legal issues in construction projects.

  • UWE leads the way in cycling research and practice - 30/06/2008

    The University of the West of England is set to become one of the leading universities for cycling research and innovation in cycling practice.

  • Antenatal depression and early child development - 27/06/2008

    A new study published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology has found that antenatal depression can have a negative impact on child development.

    It is widely accepted that postnatal depression can have a detrimental effect on child development, however few studies have looked at the effect of antenatal depression. This research, which comes from a collaboration between the University of the West of England and the University of Bristol, aimed to assess maternal depression during pregnancy and subsequent child development.

  • UWE student village open for holiday bookings - 26/06/2008

    The University of the West of England New Student Village is now available for conferences, short breaks and holidays during the summer. If you are planning a city break to Bristol this summer UWE is offering a fantastic bargain rate of £29.99 per person per night (inc VAT).

  • Urgent need for campaign to highlight skin cancer risk - 25/06/2008

    Skin cancer diagnosis in the UK is rising by 8% each year pointing to a critical need to ensure that people understand the importance of sun protection. Experts from the Social Marketing Centre, Bristol Business School at the University of the West of England recommend that skin cancer prevention campaigns need to target a variety of at risk groups with messages that will resonate appropriately.

  • Explore's Science Café Explodes the Cancer Myth - 25/06/2008

    It's a fact, cancer will affect one in three of us, and at 7.30 on Tuesday 8 July, Explore-At-Bristol will play host to a Science Café that explodes the myths about this disease.

    Dr Ruth Morse, Senior Lecturer in Medical Genetics at the University of the West of England will reveal how people's DNA, the environment and personal behaviour interact in the development of cancers. Distinguishing between cancer facts and fictions, she will challenge some of the most frequent misconceptions of this all too common disease.

  • UWE launches new Research Institute - 24/06/2008

    Embargo 00:01 hours Wednesday 25 June 2008

    UWE launches new Research Institute

    The Institute for Sustainability, Health and Environment (ISHE)

    The Street, Faculty of Education, Frenchay Campus, UWE
    12 noon, Wednesday 25 June 2008

  • 'Issues of Tidal Energy Capture in the Severn Estuary' - 24/06/2008

    'Not a bore! Issues of Tidal Energy Capture in the Severn Estuary'
    Science Café at UWE on Monday 30 June 2008 18:00 to 19:30

    What are the key issues and what are the impacts of developing tidal power in the Severn Estuary? What are your views on the options or the idea of harnessing energy from the estuary? Is this an appropriate way to reduce carbon emissions? What about the ecological impacts? Is this appropriate regional development?

  • UWE historians pen plays for Trade It - 24/06/2008

    Madge Dresser and Dr Edson Burton from the University of the West of England have written two of the ten mini plays that will be performed as part of Show of Strength's innovative open air production Trade it. Trade It takes the form of a walk of discovery featuring unexpected performances in Bristol's lost locations with audiences being led between performances in guided groups by actor stewards. All the plays are inspired by the theme trade yesterday and trade today.

  • Trainee tycoon wins UWE's theBizIdea competition - 23/06/2008

    Now in its seventh year, the University of the West of England's theBizIdea Competition keeps on growing and attracting brilliant ideas from the campus tycoons of the future. This year, there was a new Creative Design Idea Prize to add to the awards for Best Business Idea, Best Social Enterprise and Best Marketing Award.

  • Mirrors and models in adverts impact on body satisfaction - 23/06/2008

    Appearance Matters 3
    Supported by the Healing Foundation
    Explore At-Bristol 1 and 2 July 2008

    Speakers at the forthcoming Appearance Matters Conference, organised by the Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) at the University of the West of England (UWE), say that we need to wave goodbye to size 0 models and consider the impact of mirrors in fitness centres on body image and resulting fitness monitoring.

  • Conference focuses on work experience for BME young people - 18/06/2008

    Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Year 10 students from Bristol, Gloucester, South Gloucestershire and Swindon will be attending a specially organised conference at the University of the West of England which focuses on the under-representation of BME people in the teaching and media professions.

  • UWE gives prizes to outstanding performers - 16/06/2008

    Students from the University of the West of England have been awarded prizes for their excellence and commitment in performing arts at a special award ceremony held at the Royal West of England Academy.

  • School Health clinics could reduce pregnancy and infection - 10/06/2008

    Young people are more likely to use sexual health services if they can access them at schools, according to research by the University of the West of England. A pilot scheme offering drop-in sexual health clinics in Bristol schools has successfully accessed 'hard to reach' groups including boys and vulnerable young people who would not otherwise have received advice.

  • CREATE launches exciting new print technology courses - 09/06/2008

    Two new specialist print courses on the latest developments and new applications in print technology have been organised by 'CREATE' at the University of the West of England.

  • What do village greens and blue whales have in common? - 09/06/2008

    They are both endangered species and they are both different forms of shared resource, or resources held 'in-common', which means that although there is no private ownership many people might have some form of rights to use or benefit from their existence.

  • Architecture students design stand for Graduate Fashion Week - 06/06/2008

    Earls Court 8 to 12 June 2008

    A team of architecture students from the University of the West of England have designed and built an exhibition stand for the University's Fashion department to display their work during Graduate Fashion Week at Earl's Court London from 8 –12 June 2008. The design has been entered for the prestigious Dalziel and Pow Design Award that will be judged on 10 June 2008. The competition has presented a great opportunity for the students to work to brief on a real project and enter their design for a national competition.

  • Egg shaped baby incubator launched at UWE Technology Show - 05/06/2008

    Bristol Institute of Technology, UWE, Frenchay Campus
    UWE Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 June 2008
    Launch 18.00 Tuesday 10 June 2008

    Bristol Design Festival at the Old Fire Station
    Friday 13, Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 June 2008
    Launch 18.00 Friday 13 June 2008

    Students at the Bristol Institute of Technology based at the University of the West of England are showing off final year project work at two venues this year to coincide with the Bristol Design Festival under the brand name 'Expression'.

  • UWE student reaches semi-finals of global competition - 05/06/2008

    A student from the University of the West of England has been selected for the semi-finals of the Adobe Design Achievement Awards. The competition attracts entrants from across the globe giving students the creative license to propel their careers in the future.

  • 'Show Me' 2008 - 03/06/2008

    UWE School of Creative Arts Degree Show
    14-19 June, from 10.00
    Free entry, open to all

    This annual exhibition showcases the work of final-year undergraduate and postgraduate students from the School of Creative Arts at the University of the West of England. The exhibition includes work from Illustration, Textiles, Fine Art, Media, Print, Fashion, Drawing and Applied Arts, Graphic Design and Animation programmes.

May

  • RSA award for UWE graphic design student - 28/05/2008

    Alex Ostrowski, a third year graphic design student at the University of the West of England in Bristol, has won a prestigious national competition for the 2007/8 RSA Design Directions award entitled 'Engage!', which encourages social responsibility in young designers.

  • UWE included in pre-games guide for 2012 Paralympics - 28/05/2008

    Embargo 12.00 Wednesday 28 May 2008

    The University of the West of England, Bristol Centre for Sport is delighted to announce that the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (LOCOG) has selected the Centre for Sport to be included in the pre-games training camp guide for the 2012 Olympics for Paralympic sports. The sports that UWE will be included in the guide to host include Football Five-a-side, Football Seven-a-side, Goalball, Paralympic Table Tennis, Volleyball (sitting), and Wheelchair Fencing.

  • Heart Robot launched in the West - 27/05/2008

    A team of researchers from the University of the West of England has built a robot designed to stimulate emotions. Fusing the apparently disconnected disciplines of performance art with robotics and artificial intelligence Heart robot is about to enter our world and will make an appearance at regional festivals and events throughout the summer.

  • £1 fares for all on UWE buses - 22/05/2008

    The University of the West of England is extending low cost bus travel for Bristol residents through its Ulink bus network.

  • UWE student third in national illustration competition - 15/05/2008

    Zanny Mellor, an illustration student from the University of the West of England has won third prize in a national competition The Art of Nurture organised by Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance. The Art of Nurture competition gives students the chance to contribute to an advertising campaign that focuses on the Art of doing commercial finance deals with various types of businesses from start-ups to multi-nationals. The students were given a brief that allowed a choice of a range themes including 'leading the way', 'working together' and 'international expertise'.

  • UWE students take a 'Sideways Look' at new media - 15/05/2008

    Media, Cultural Studies and Journalism students from the University of the West of England (UWE, Bristol) will be showcasing their work at the Sideways Looks 2008 exhibition at Paintworks in Bristol from Saturday 17 to Monday 19 May from 10:30 to 18:00.

  • UWE's international fashion talents on show - 15/05/2008

    British Empire and Commonwealth Museum, Saturday 24 May 2008
    Afternoon show: Exhibition doors open 14:00, show 15.00
    Evening show: Exhibition doors open 18.30, show 19:15

    Inspired by ballet, architecture and formal men's wear of the Jazz Era, this year's UWE graduate fashion show has a distinctive international flavour. Prints are important, luxury fabrics like leather are laser cut, and traditional designs such as the Prince of Wales' check reappear on casual shorts and shirts for men.

  • We all love robots - it's official! - 15/05/2008

    Public interest in the impact of robots is overwhelming according to an evaluation of Robot Thought a tour of public engagement events organised by experts at the University of the West of England, Bristol.

  • Can you trust a robot to work with you in the kitchen? - 13/05/2008

    Can robots and humans work safely together? This issue will be addressed thanks to a research grant of over £1 million from the European Commission (EC).

  • UWE law lecturer is Eurovision pundit - 12/05/2008

    University of the West of England Law lecturer, Marcus Keppel Palmer has something of an interesting alter ego as the West's expert on the Eurovision Song Contest.

  • Vulnerable workers need more effective voice at work - 06/05/2008

    Vulnerable, low paid workers accounting for two in every five of the UK workforce are at risk of suffering ongoing unfair treatment by employers with little chance to resolve serious problems according to a research report released today, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.

  • UWE students give out free Morsbags in Bristol - 06/05/2008

    Students and staff from the University of the West of England are among a group of environmental campaigners who will be handing out free handmade recycled bags to Bristol shoppers on Saturday 17 May.

  • UWE architect helps Kevin McCloud's six day house - 01/05/2008

    Prefabricated straw bale panels rendered with lime designed by Craig White, lecturer at the University of the West of England, are being used for The House That Kevin Built by Grand Design's Kevin McCloud during Grand Design Live starting this weekend.

April

  • Health warning - keep communications simple - 30/04/2008

    Social Marketing experts from Bristol Business School at the University of the West of England say that the language used on health communications is frequently too complex for a significant proportion of the population to understand. As a consequence, some patients and carers are potentially at risk of misinterpreting instructions which could have serious health implications.

  • Machine vision lab has smoother approach to tile quality - 28/04/2008

    Surface defects in ceramic tiles, invisible to the naked eye, could be automatically detected by a new system being developed at the University of the West of England. The system would detect imperfections such as pinholes, crazing, rough or dull glazes, even on tiles with a texture or relief pattern, saving the industry time and money and reducing wastage.

  • UWE win Bristol's Varsity Seniors Boat Races - 28/04/2008

    The University of the West of England (UWE) showed their determination to win back the Seniors Varsity Cup from Bristol University by winning both the women's and men's 14th annual Bristol Varsity Boat Races on Saturday 26 April played out in the city docks.

  • The Knowledge Economy - how to do it better - 25/04/2008

    How do you persuade an academic whose success is largely measured by a portfolio of published articles in specialist journals to engage with the world beyond blue sky thinking? And how do you persuade a practitioner working in the world of business to collaborate with academia when their primary concern is the bottom line?

  • UWE launches green strategy to safeguard children's future - 22/04/2008

    UWE Sustainability Week, 21– 25 April 2008

    The University of the West of England set itself tough new targets on sustainability today - surrounded by recycled artworks made by children at the on-campus Halley Nursery.

  • Why does the way we look matter so much? - 21/04/2008

    Appearance Matters 3
    Supported by the Healing Foundation
    Explore At-Bristol 1 and 2 July 2008

    Why does the way we look matter so much to us? What impacts on and informs our attitudes to appearance? And what are researchers and health practitioners doing to help us understand more about these issues and to help people who have appearance-related concerns?

  • UWE leads new universities in research funding - 21/04/2008

    The University of the West of England's position as the leading new university in the UK for research has been reinforced by the outcome of a study of Research Council funding. The study, undertaken by the magazine Research Fortnight , shows that UWE was head and shoulders above all the other new universities in terms of the research funding awarded by the UK Research Councils, and the Wellcome Trust, last year.

  • UWE entrepreneur takes myhab to nine UK festivals - 17/04/2008

    James Dunlop, a graduate from the University of the West of England, will launch his myhab design at nine festivals this summer. myhab is an environmental alternative to a tent that James designed as part of his final year project at UWE in 2006.

  • 13th Rugby Varsity - 17/04/2008

    Wednesday 30 April 2008 – Memorial Stadium

    The 13th annual Varsity Rugby match between the University of the West of England and the University of Bristol will be held at the Memorial Stadium on Wednesday 30 April 2008. The women's kick off is at 18:00 and the men's match is at 20:00, gates open at 17:00. Proceeds from the Varsity event will go to the Eve Appeal – Gynaecology Cancer research Fund.

  • Scientist investigates psychological impact of breast cancer - 17/04/2008

    Dr Diana Harcourt, a psychologist from the Centre for Appearance Research at the University of the West of England, has won a three year grant worth over £72,000 from Breast Cancer Campaign to study the psychological impact of breast cancer amongst women from different ethnic groups.

  • Top Rural Research Institute launching in Gloucestershire - 16/04/2008

    Gloucestershire's prestigious Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI) will be officially launched at the University of Gloucestershire's Park Campus on Tuesday 22 April.

  • Sixth-formers get taster day in languages study at UWE - 16/04/2008

    All sixth-formers in the region studying for A-levels in French or Spanish have been invited to a Languages Day at the University of the West of England. The event on Wednesday 23 April 2008 is aimed at encouraging more students to study languages at a higher level.

  • New 'Foundation Degree' art students hold first exhibition - 10/04/2008

    Seven students studying on the UWE Foundation Degree in Creative Practices at Filton College will be holding their first exhibition at the Fedden Gallery, RWA, Queens Road in Bristol from 14 to 20 April 2008. The students are all studying on the Fine Art pathway of the degree which is a new venture between the two institutions.

  • UWE launches new Enterprise Club for students - 09/04/2008

    UWE has successfully launched a New Enterprise Club to support anyone wishing to set-up their own business enterprise.

  • UWE appoints Head of Bristol Institute of Legal Practice - 09/04/2008

    Steve Dinning has been appointed Head of the Bristol Institute of Legal Practice, in the Bristol Law School at the University of the West of England (UWE).

  • Verdi masterpiece receives double Cathedral billing - 08/04/2008

    Bristol Cathedral 26 April 2008 at 19.30
    Wells Cathedral 3 May 2008 at 19.00.

    Verdi's spectacular Requiem is to be performed in Bristol and Wells by the combined voices of the University of the West of England Singers and the Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society, who will be joined by a line up of professional soloists who have performed internationally. The performances will be at Bristol Cathedral on 26 April at 19.30 and Wells Cathedral on 3 May at 19.00.

  • Conference: 'Intercultural dialogue: the Way Forward' - 08/04/2008

    11-12 April 2008, At-Bristol, Bristol, UK

    The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), Bristol City Council and the Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies are holding a two day conference to celebrate 2008 as the Year of Intercultural Dialogue.

  • UWE wins CARA Pathfinder grant award - 03/04/2008

    The University of the West of England has won a pathfinder award for £10,000 from the Council for Assisting Refugee academics (CARA) and Scholars at Risk Network to create a sustainable structure within the University and its federation where scholars at risk can find support for training, mentoring, work placement, professional development and work shadowing.

  • Nursing teams in care homes could reduce hospital admissions - 02/04/2008

    Bringing a community nursing and physiotherapy team into residential care homes for older people improves quality of life and reduces hospital admissions, according to a new evaluation study's reports published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

  • Checking out the air we breathe at UWE - 02/04/2008

    Visitors to the University of the West of England's Frenchay Campus on Monday 7 April will have a unique opportunity to see cutting-edge air quality and vehicle emissions monitoring systems in operation at a free event between noon and 4pm.

March

  • Nursery rhyme inspires competition winner - 28/03/2008

    A nursery rhyme has inspired the winning entry for the annual storyboard competition organised by the Bristol School of Animation at the University of the West of England, and supported by Oscar ® winners Aardman and Toon Boom, worldwide leaders in animation software solutions. This year the competitors had to come up with an innovative way of selling an insect repellent for a 30 second TV advertisement and design a storyboard to illustrate their idea.

  • What history? My History? 40 nation debate at UWE - 28/03/2008

    15th EUROCLIO Annual International Conference 31 March to 5 April 2008

    The Past in the Present: Exploring Identity, Diversity and Values through History teaching

    Teachers and Education professionals from 40 European Countries will convene at the University of the West of England and other venues in the city and the region to learn more from experts and each other about diversity issues in history teaching.

  • Enterprise success for UWE at FLUX Grand final - 27/03/2008

    Six students from the University of the West of England (UWE) are being tipped as future business leaders after taking second place in the Grand Final of FLUX 2008, the national employability and enterprise competition.

  • UWE students win RTS awards - 27/03/2008

    Geoffrey Taylor and Tom Reynolds, Media Practice graduates from the University of the West of England (UWE, Bristol), have won two major awards in the regional heat of the Royal Television Society's (RTS) student awards recently held in Bristol.

  • 'Night: A Time Between' - 26/03/2008

    Photography and Media students from the University of the West of England, along with UWE lecturer Shawn Sobers (UWE School of Creative Arts) will be contributing to 'Night: A time Between' a prestigious exhibition at the Royal West of England Academy in Bristol.

  • 'Addiction and the Family' conference - 26/03/2008

    The Alcohol and Health Research Unit at the University of the West of England is joining forces with experts from the Mental Health R&D Unit of the University of Bath and Avon and Wiltshire NHS Trust to stage major international conference that investigates the impact of addiction on families. This event will take place at the Bristol Marriott Hotel in Bristol on Friday 21 November 2008.

  • Secretary of State visits UWE - 20/03/2008

    The Secretary of State for Department of Innovation, University and Skills, John Denham visited the University of the West of England's new Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology, (IBST) The first of its kind in the UK, the institute will focus on the cutting edge of research into bio-sensing systems and their technological applications. The new institute has attracted worldwide interest with over 100 scientists attending the launch at the University of the West of England (UWE) on the 18 March 2008, including several from New Jersey in the USA, a key region for Biotechnology. With a unique focus on the application as well as development of the technology the launch has attracted representatives from over 60 companies and institutions working in this field.

  • Print experts help Trinidad and Tobago conserve land records - 18/03/2008

    Experts from the Centre For fine Print Research (CFPR) at the University of the West of England have been helping the government of Trinidad and Tobago with the conservation and preservation of its archive of land record documents.

  • New Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology launched in SW - 17/03/2008

    The new Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology, (IBST), the first of its kind in the UK, will focus on the cutting edge of research into bio-sensing systems and their technological applications. Over 100 scientists are expected to attend the launch at the University of the West of England (UWE) on the 18 March 2008, including several from New Jersey in the USA, a key region for Biotechnology. Representatives from over 60 companies and institutions working in this field will also be attending.

  • UWE first in UK to install radiotherapy training tool - 17/03/2008

    A revolutionary new tool to help train radiotherapy radiographers has just been installed at the University of the West of England. The Vertual (sic) Linear Accelerator (VLA) will enable students to develop technical skills in a virtual setting before they go onto clinical placements. UWE is the first university in the UK to install this version of a virtual linear accelerator and will be the only university in the South West to house this resource. VLAs will be installed in 10 Universities throughout the UK as part of a £5m Department of Health initiative, detailed in the Cancer Reform Strategy, in response to a predicted increase in the need for radiotherapy radiographers to treat cancer in an aging population as identified by the National Radiotherapy Advisory Group (NRAG).

  • UWE helps children design their own school playground - 14/03/2008

    A Bristol primary school has been taking part in a project to make the most of its outdoor space. And the children's input is about to bear fruit with the latest developments at their new playground like a climbing wall and quiet areas.

  • UWE investigates evolving 'swarm' robots - 13/03/2008

    The University of the West of England (UWE) is a partner in 'Symbrion', a ground breaking new European funded project, which will investigate the principles of how large groups (swarms) of robots can evolve and adapt together into different organisms based on bio-inspired approaches.

  • UWE student wins River Island Recycling prize - 13/03/2008

    A first year Fashion Design Student from the University of the West of England has won the River Island / Graduate Fashion Week Recycling competition. Millie Gleeson won £150 in River Island Vouchers and her work will be displayed at Graduate Fashion Week from 8 to 12 June 2008.

  • Micromouse for Schools comes to UWE - 12/03/2008

    Engineering experts from UWE are working with local Design and Technology teachers to bring the very popular competition 'Micromouse for Schools' to the South West. Teams of school pupils from Years 7 and 8 will take part in a workshop on 19 March and then return in June to race their mice in 'Formula' style races for prized 'Cheeses'.

  • UWE is part of the Science City equation - 12/03/2008

    The University of the West of England has joined with other local scientific organisations to celebrate Bristol's status as a Science City with a range of events, lectures and demonstrations.

  • Jelly whales and ice spiders - 12/03/2008

    Professor Alan Winfield, of the University of the West of England is one of a group of leading UK scientists who has been answering some of the public's 'Big Questions' as part of National Science and Engineering Week 7 – 16 March.

  • Historians launch new book on Bristol's ethnic minorities - 10/03/2008

    Amidst current preoccupations with cultural diversity and community cohesion, historians Madge Dresser and Peter Fleming from the University of the West of England, will formally launch their new book 'Bristol: Ethnic Minorities and the City 1000-2001' on Wednesday 12 March 2008 at 16:00 to 18:00.

  • UWE chosen for London 2012 Pre-Games Training Camp Guide - 06/03/2008

    The University of the West of England, Bristol – Centre for Sport has been chosen as one of the venues to be featured in the London 2012 official Pre-Games Training Camp Guide (the 'Guide').

  • Director appointed to lead National Public Engagement Centre - 05/03/2008

    Paul Manners has been appointed Director of the new National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE), which is funded by HEFCE, Research Councils UK (RCUK) and the Wellcome Trust. The Centre is aimed at improving links and dialogue between universities and the public.

  • Science comes to life for school pupils at UWE - 03/03/2008

    Bristol's year 12 pupils can become scientists for the day when the University of the West of England opens up its laboratories as part of National Science Week 2008 (7-16 March).

  • UWE students march on to Plymouth - 03/03/2008

    The University of the West of England's Flux2008 team has just won the South West regional heat held at Bath University.

February

  • Early Years Inclusion Conference at UWE - 29/02/2008

    Saturday 1 March 2008, 09.00 – 15.00
    School of Education, Frenchay Campus, UWE, Bristol

    The University of the West of England and Bristol City Council's Children and Young People's Services have joined forces to organise an 'Early Years Inclusion Conference' on Saturday 1 March 2008 at UWE's School of Education.

  • Schools key to UWE success in training primary teachers - 28/02/2008

    The University of the West of England has been awarded top marks by Ofsted for training new primary school teachers. This 'outstanding' grade builds on the award of the top grade last year to UWE's secondary teacher training programme.

  • UWE Chancellor lights up new campus - 26/02/2008

    Official launch – Thursday 28 February 2008 18:30 to 20:00

    The first phase of a ten year £12 million redevelopment of the Faculty of Creative Arts at the Bower Ashton Campus of the University of the West of England is complete. The new studio building and refurbished tower block will be launched on Thursday 28 February by UWE's Chancellor, the Right Honourable Baroness Elizabeth Butler-Sloss GBE. The Chancellor will switch on five neon artworks placed inside and across the front of the building. The inspirational phrases include the words, 'I am forever changed I will never be the same again' across the front exterior of the building.

  • UWE finds out what makes Bristol Eastside businesses tick - 21/02/2008

    Businesses east of the M32 in Bristol are very diverse and offer sustainable employment but have to compete with housing developers to find suitable business premises. These were among the findings of recent research carried out by the University of the West of England's Bristol Business School on behalf of Bristol East Side Traders (BEST).

  • UWE students gear up for National Student Volunteering week - 21/02/2008

    Monday 25 February to Sunday 2 March 2008
    Students from the University of the West of England will be getting involved in an exciting range of volunteering activities during Student Volunteering Week from Monday 25 February to Sunday 2 March. The week will culminate in a Big Beach Clean at Weston Super Mare beach with universities and colleges from all over the West joining forces to spruce up the beach in collaboration with the Marine Conservation Society.

  • UWE presents 'Jekyll & Hyde - The Musical' - 20/02/2008

    Redgrave Theatre – Clifton, Bristol
    5 – 8 March 2008

    Students from the University of the West of England's Centre for Performing Arts (CPA) will present 'Jekyll & Hyde – The Musical', at the Redgrave Theatre, Clifton from 5 - 8 March at 19.30 with a matinee on Saturday 8 March at 14.30.

  • Middle class angst and secondary schools - 20/02/2008

    Embargo - 00:01 hours Thursday 21 February

    Middle class parental angst about secondary school choice, the decision to pay for their children's education or move house for a 'better' state school are the issues at the heart of a recent collaborative study carried out by researchers at the University of the West of England, the University of Cambridge and the University of Sunderland.

  • UWE students link up with Jesters Comedy Club - 14/02/2008

    Business Students from the University of the West of England are setting themselves the challenge of promoting a Comedy evening in aid of Act4Africa at Jesters Comedy Club in Bristol on Tuesday 26 February.

  • UWE takes a fresh look at refrigeration company's IT systems - 14/02/2008

    The University of the West of England has been asked by rapidly growing Bristol-based refrigeration and air conditioning specialists Space Engineering Services to make a thorough review of their business processes and IT systems. Two recent graduates will be recruited to identify future requirements and assist in implementing new or improved processes and systems. In addition, UWE will be carrying out a training needs analysis across the organisation.

  • UWE Graduate wins prize for War Film - 13/02/2008

    A graduate from the University of the West of England has won a prestigious prize from the Imperial War Museum Student Film Festival. Alex Bland, who graduated from UWE with a BA in Illustration in 2007, has won the prize for 'Best Imaginative Response to the Subject of War' for his film 'I dreamt of flying'.

  • International enamel badge exhibition - 13/02/2008

    An international exhibition of enamel badges 'The Enamel Experience' by twenty three highly regarded artists from the UK, Germany and the US will open on February 27 at the Velvet da Vinci Gallery in San Francisco.

  • Gold HealthWise award for UWE - 13/02/2008

    An application by the Health Development Section of Centre for Sport on behalf of the University of the West of England to South Gloucestershire Council and South Gloucestershire Primary Care Trust has resulted in UWE being awarded gold level status of the HealthWise Award.

  • Children in care play brings message to politicians - 13/02/2008

    A play revealing a young person's view of the care system is coming to Westminster on 21 February thanks to the determination of one of the young cast members, and the support of the Children's Commissioner.

  • South Bristol residents to benefit from new UWE buses - 11/02/2008

    Residents living in the Southville and Redcliffe areas of Bristol are set to benefit when the new Ulink bus service, set up by the University of the West of England (UWE), is extended to members of the public from 18 February.

  • UWE environment conference to focus on health risks - 11/02/2008

    The threat from nanoparticles and other environmental impacts on health will be the focus of a landmark conference being organised by the University of the West of England and Environment Protection UK on 21 February 2008. This is the tenth annual conference in the series.

  • Carfree Communities: The Challenge for Ecotowns and Cities - 07/02/2008

    One Day Conference, 20 May 2008
    Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel, College Green, Bristol
    Keynote Speaker: Rosie Winterton, Minister of State for Transport

    The University of the West of England and Carfree UK have joined forces to organise a one-day conference entitled 'Carfree Communities – the Challenge for Ecotowns and Healthy Cities' at the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel, College Green in Bristol on 20 May 2008.

  • Making science fun for everyone - 07/02/2008

    It is critical that researchers working on cutting edge projects that impact on our daily lives learn how to communicate sometimes complicated new ideas and discoveries in an accessible way. This activity, known as public engagement, is now seen as an important component in science research dissemination to inform and broaden public awareness and understanding.

  • Student brings waterside to life with mobile technology - 05/02/2008

    An MA Media Student from the University of the West of England, has created a vivid and engaging artwork which brings to life a walk along the 'New Cut' in Bristol using the latest mobile technology.

  • Celebrate Chinese New Year at UWE - 04/02/2008

    The newly established Centre for Intercultural Communication (CICC) at the University of the West of England is launching the first in a series of public events to promote cultural diversity within the university itself and within the city of Bristol with a celebration of the Year of the Rat. The event is also being promoted by China Now, the UK's largest ever festival of Chinese Culture that will continue from Chinese New Year through to the Beijing Olympics.

January

  • Students learn team working is key to success - 30/01/2008

    Deans Conference 31 January 2008 Frenchay Campus UWE

    Student teams from the University of the West of England will be competing for a £600 cash prize at the annual Dean's Conference that challenges students in multi-disciplinary teams to work together to create the synergy that delivers the winning presentation or 'pitch'.

  • 'Degrees of Difference' - MA Degree Show at Bower Ashton - 29/01/2008

    29 January to 6 February 2008

    MA students at the University of the West of England, who have completed their studies in Art, Media and Design will be showing their work in an exhibition entitled 'Degrees of difference' at the Bower Ashton Campus of UWE from Tuesday 29 January to Wednesday 6 February 2008.

  • UWE storyboard competition - enter now - 25/01/2008

    Are you a budding storyboard artist looking for a great opportunity to showcase your talent? Come up with a great idea for an animated advertisement for 'insect repellent' and you could win a fantastic prize, a free place on a course at Bristol School of Animation.

  • Volunteers create family room at Southmead Community Centre - 25/01/2008

    A group of more than 20 volunteers from the University of the West of England are giving up part of their weekend to help create a new family room at Southmead Community Centre on Saturday 26 January.

  • UWE planning course goes global - 25/01/2008

    Urban regeneration experts from the University of the West of England are developing a new and unique double planning degree with partners in Italy and the USA. The degree 'Urban regeneration in globalising cities: a transatlantic undergraduate planning programme' will be run collaboratively by UWE's Faculty of the Environment and Technology, the Politecnico di Milano and University of Illinois at Chicago. Students will commence study in September 2008.

  • UWE architecture team winners of Europan 9 - 24/01/2008

    A team of architects from the University of the West of England has won the Europan 9 competition with a project to develop a neighbourhood of 200 houses on the outskirts of Milton Keynes by. Tom Russell, a part-time lecturer in Architecture, Victoria Emmett a Visiting Lecturer to UWE and Oliver Leonard who is currently studying at UWE collaborated on proposals that should form part of the first phase of the Western Area expansion of Milton Keynes and will set design standards for the later phases that follow.

  • Travel book funds students' teaching course - 18/01/2008

    Ross Hamilton, a mature student from the University of the West of England is hoping that his witty book about his travel experiences teaching at 'the flying college' in China will help fund his PGCE course. 'Just Another Lowai – Living, Working and Playing Football in China' is a travelogue of a trip made by Ross and his girlfriend to Beijing in 2005.

  • UWE manages news wire for environmental policy - 17/01/2008

    The Science Communication Unit at the University of the West of England has won €200, 000 from the European Commission Directorate General Environment to manage a news alert service called 'Science for Environment Policy'. The news service will consist of weekly e-news Bulletins that will target environmental policy makers to help them make informed decisions.

  • New study on teens' feelings about appearance during cancer - 15/01/2008

    A new research project by the Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) at the University of the West of England will use photography to explore how teenagers and their families feel about their altered appearance as a result of cancer treatment.

  • Science comic makes chemistry fun - 14/01/2008

    Science communication experts from the University of the West of England have teamed up with 'Horrible Science' illustrator David Smith to develop a series of ten comics designed to make Chemistry fun for primary aged children.

  • Machine vision experts work with MOD to counter threats - 10/01/2008

    The University of the West of England's idea for a portable device automatically to detect and recognise potential threats to troops in war zones has succeeded under the MOD's Competition of Ideas scheme. UWE's successful idea has won funding to be developed into a prototype in conjunction with partners SEA (Group) Ltd. The idea put forward by UWE's team of Machine Vision experts, led by Dr Melvyn Smith, could help soldiers detect camouflaged objects or people and could enhance and recognise the shapes of 3D objects such as guns or explosives hidden under clothing.

  • UWE hockey coach to train England Universities Ladies Team - 10/01/2008

    Chris Roberts, Head of Hockey at the University of the West of England has been appointed the Head Coach for England Universities Ladies Hockey Team for the forthcoming British University Games. Chris overcame tough competition and a lengthy selection process to be appointed and is delighted with the news.

  • West leads West of England University - 07/01/2008

    Professor Steven West is to be appointed the new Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West of England, Bristol, the largest university in the South West of England. Professor West is currently Acting Vice-Chancellor.

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