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December

  • UWE graduate wins top Health and Safety Award - 23/12/2009

    Chris McCarthy, a Health, Safety and Environment graduate from the University of the West of England has won an award at the SHP IOSH Awards, a prestigious event in the health and safety profession's calendar.

  • UWE Researcher cycles to alternative Copenhagen Summit - 21/12/2009

    An Environmental researcher from the University of the West of England has just returned from the alternative Climate Change Summit – Klima Forum, the Peoples Summit - in Copenhagen. He cycled to Copenhagen from Bristol with a friend Mark Robbins, regional policy officer for the Royal Society of the Protection of Birds.

  • Calls for public accountability in Common Fisheries Policy - 21/12/2009

    A researcher at the University of the West of England (UWE, Bristol) has linked with a number of coastal community groups in the UK to call for greater public accountability in the way EU seas are managed.

  • Health and sustainability varies widely across England - 14/12/2009

    A new study by experts at the University of the West of England (UWE, Bristol) has revealed wide and significant variations in the health and sustainability of populations across England.

  • UWE launches largest ever study of UK family names - 14/12/2009

    What does your name mean? Where does it come from? Has it changed over the centuries? A major new research project led by the University of the West of England (UWE, Bristol) is set to create the largest ever database of the UK's family surnames. The database, which will contain the meanings and origins of up to 150,000 UK surnames, is to be made publicly available and will be of enormous interest to home genealogists, family historians, and anyone interested in learning more about their family name. The research is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) with a grant worth in total £834,350. The project will be carried out with the technical collaboration of the Faculty of Informatics at Masaryk University, Brno, in the Czech Republic. The research will be carried out by Professor Richard Coates at the Bristol Centre for Linguistics at UWE with lead researcher Dr Patrick Hanks, an eminent lexicographer who is a visiting professor at UWE.

  • Eye treatment device wins Universities SW Enterprise Awards - 09/12/2009

    A device that could improve treatment of an eye disease affecting 30 million people worldwide has won the first Universities South West Enterprise Award 2009 (USWEA). These awards, open to universities from the South West of England, are aimed at finding the best idea in the west. The competition's goals are to encourage people to set up businesses, to become more employable, to learn skills and to stimulate the regional economy.

  • World Junior Squash Champion chooses UWE - 07/12/2009

    Reigning World Junior Squash Champion Mohamed El Shorbagy has joined the University of the West of England to study for a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

  • Students 'evolve' into science communicators - 03/12/2009

    Students from Bristol secondary schools are about to undergo an evolutionary process that will enable them to become science communicators. Scientists from the University of the West of England are teaming up with the Orchard School Bristol and Downend Technical College on a project called 'Evolving Communities'.

  • UWE sociologist joins Canadian Stem Cell Network - 03/12/2009

    Professor Julie Kent from the University of the West of England's Department of Sociology and Criminology has just been invited to join the Scientific Advisory Board of the Canadian Stem Cell Network.

  • Launch of UWE's Refugee and Migrant support hub - 03/12/2009

    The Pierian Centre, Bristol 10 December 2009 10.00 to 15.00 The Watershed Bristol 10 December 2009 18.00 to 20.00 The University of the West of England will hold the official launch of its Refugee and Migrant Support (RMS) Hub at the Pierian Centre and the Watershed in Bristol on Human Rights Day, 10 December 2009. UWE is the first University in the South West to offer this kind of support.

  • UWE launches biggest exhibition space in SW - 03/12/2009

    Exhibition and Conference Centre Frenchay Campus, University of the West of England Wednesday 9 December 2009 at 12 noon Next Wednesday sees the opening of a new Exhibition and Conference Centre (ECC) at the University of the West of England. Situated on the land recently purchased from HP the ECC will be the largest conference and exhibition space in the South West.

  • Digital print research at UWE gets major boost from HP - 03/12/2009

    World leading technology company Hewlett Packard has renewed its commitment to research at the University of the West of England by appointing Stephen Hoskins as Hewlett Packard Professor of Fine Print for a second five year term.

November

  • theBizIdea launch inspires new UWE entrepreneurs - 27/11/2009

    The official launch of theBizIdea, the University of the West of England's annual business plan competition for students, staff and alumni, took place on Monday 23 November. A mixture of potential entrants, current sponsors and University staff attended the inspirational event, held at UWE's Frenchay Campus.

  • UWE presents A Feast for Winter - 26/11/2009

    Bristol Cathedral Saturday 5 December 2009, 19.30 The University of the West of England Symphony Orchestra and Singers will present A Feast for Winter at Bristol Cathedral on Saturday 5 December at 19.30.

  • Project investigates laser cutting technology - 26/11/2009

    A researcher from the Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) at the University of the West of England has been awarded just over £30k by the Arts and Humanities Research Council to explore the potential of laser cutting technology.

  • UWE employee joins aid convoy to Gaza for Christmas - 25/11/2009

    Next week a convoy of over 250 vehicles carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza will depart from the UK for a 5,000 mile trip through seven borders. A member of staff from the University of the West of England will be joining the convoy in a decorated saloon car as part of the Bristol contingent co-ordinated by the Bristol Gaza link.

  • UWE's 24th Annual Mini Print Exhibition - 25/11/2009

    Blackwells Bookshop, 89 Park Street, Bristol, BS1 5PW. Press View Friday 4 December 2009. Exhibition continues until Spring 2010 Staff and students from the University of the West of England, will be displaying prints at the 24th annual Miniature Print exhibition at Blackwells Bookshop, Park Street in Bristol, from 5 December through to Spring 2010.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Ray Burton - 25/11/2009

    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Education to Ray Burton in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the development and growth of the University of the West of England, specifically in the role of Chair of the Board of Governors.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Paul Stephenson OBE - 24/11/2009

    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Master of Education to Paul Stephenson OBE in recognition of his substantial contribution to pioneering work in race relations and the extension of opportunity to socially excluded young people.

  • World's fastest car to be built in Bristol - 24/11/2009

    Bristol City Council, the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and the ss Great Britain Trust have won a bid to build the world's fastest car - BLOODHOUND Super Sonic Car (SSC) - in Bristol. The car BLOODHOUND SSC with its cutting edge of technology is already inspiring future engineers and designers.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Martin Hagen - 20/11/2009

    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration to Martin Hagen in recognition of his substantial contribution to the Bristol business and professional community and to his active promotion of accounting education which is central to the mission of the Bristol Business School.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Mary Prior MBE CStJ jP - 20/11/2009

    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Master of Business Administration to Mary Prior MBE CStJ JP in recognition of her outstanding contribution to local public service, and her advisory support to the Bristol Business School and her support for and links with significant stakeholders of the University of the West of England.

  • Slavery and the British Country House - 19/11/2009

    New Academic Building, London School of Economics Saturday 21 November 2009 The University of the West of England has teamed up with English Heritage and the National Trust for a one day conference, 'Slavery and the British Country House', will be held at the New Academic Building at the London School of Economics on Saturday 21 November 2009.

  • History of UWE published - 19/11/2009

    A history of the University of the West of England which delves into the complex family tree of UWE and its deep roots in Bristol and the community is to be published by Redcliffe Press this month.

  • UWE and Concorde Partnership host School's Ambitions Event - 17/11/2009

    Wednesday 18 November 2009, 09:00 – 20:30, UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre The University of the West of England and Concorde Partnership will welcome 1,600 school students to The Ambitions Event, an all day programme on Wednesday 18 November, aimed at raising the career and educational aspirations of 14-19 year olds from six local schools and colleges.

  • UWE artists celebrate Dutch exchange - 17/11/2009

    A group of artists from the University of the West of England, Bristol will be exhibiting work created with artists from Groningen, Holland as part of a year long exchange programme between the two groups.

  • UWE animates ss Great Britain's homecoming - 17/11/2009

    Memories of people involved in salvaging the ss Great Britain are to be immortalised forty years on using animation and oral history. The 'Visualising Voices' project, a collaboration between the University of the West of England (UWE) and the ss Great Britain Trust, will help ensure the story of the ship's rescue reaches a new generation.

  • Young Black Business event inspires enterprise - 17/11/2009

    Young Black Business 2009, Pierian Centre, Portland Square, Bristol BS2 8SA Wednesday 18 November 13.30 - 17.30 A groundbreaking business initiative for Bristol's young black entrepreneurs is being launched as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. The African and Caribbean Young Enterprise (ACYE) organisation in Bristol, is co-founded by University of the West of England student Karl Belizaire. The free event is an opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs to network and find out about business support, work experience and social networking.

  • Hot desk design nets prize for UWE student - 16/11/2009

    A Product Design student from the University of the West of England has won a three month work placement at Bisley Office Furniture. The prize was awarded by Bisley at the Frenchay Campus today [Monday 16 November 2009].

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Sir Ian Carruthers OBE - 16/11/2009

    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science to Sir Ian Carruthers OBE in recognition of his outstanding contribution to health and well being in the South West, as demonstrated in his leadership role in the transformational change in South West Health Services which is consistent with the aims of the University.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Professor Bhupinder Sandhu - 16/11/2009

    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science to Professor Bhupinder Sandhu in recognition of her outstanding contribution to public services and charities and as an exemplary role model for women in science and medicine and for individuals from ethnic minorities.

  • UWE at Encounters Short Film Festival - 13/11/2009

    Watershed, Bristol 17 to 21 November The University of the West of England is one of the main sponsors of the Encounters International Short Film Festival. The Festival takes place at the Watershed Media Centre from 17 to 21 November 2009.

  • SCRATCHbot named as winning innovation by 'Popular Science' - 12/11/2009

    SCRATCHbot, a new robotic initiative by Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) and the University of Sheffield has been named in the list 'Best of What's New' published by Popular Science magazine. SCRATCHbot was chosen from thousands of products reviewed by the editors of Popular Science to find the top 100 tech innovations of the year. The winning product or technology must represent a significant step forward in its category.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to David Fanshawe - 11/11/2009

    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Music to David Fanshawe in recognition of his outstanding contribution to bringing music from around the world into the lives of people who neither read nor write music and to his pursuit of musical excellence, which is synonymous with the aims of the University's Centre for Performing Arts.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Carolyn Hassan - 11/11/2009

    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts to Carolyn Hassan in recognition of her outstanding contribution, in her role as Director of the Knowle West Media Centre, to community cohesion, social justice and support for schools and colleges in the local community.

  • UWE students' BLOODHOUND SSC test rig at Design Museum - 11/11/2009

    Ergonomics – Real Design at the Design Museum 18 November 2009 to March 2010 Product Design students from the University of the West of England who helped to design the ergonomics for the cockpit rig that will be used in the development of what is planned to be the world's fastest car, BLOODHOUND SSC, will have their work prominently featured in a forthcoming exhibition at the Design Museum in London.

  • Rheumatology experts influence care by involving patients - 11/11/2009

    Rheumatology experts at the University of the West of England are making an important contribution to clinical care for people with Rheumatoid Arthritis by collaborating with patients in research projects.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Professor Colin Fudge - 10/11/2009

    Professor Colin Fudge is to be awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science in recognition of his outstanding contribution as Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West of England, to the achievements and reputation of the University in teaching and research both in academic and professional dimensions, nationally and internationally.

  • UWE students celebrate graduation success - 10/11/2009

    The University of the West of England will celebrate the achievements of over 5000 students who will graduate at Awards Ceremonies over the next three weeks. The first Awards Ceremonies will begin today (10 November 2009) at Gloucester Cathedral for students graduating from Hartpury College and will continue at Bristol Cathedral, the ceremonial home for the past 17 years, until Friday 27 November.

  • Funding, facilities and support for social entrepreneurs - 09/11/2009

    Free Q and A session 14.00 – 16.00 18 November – Bush House, Prince Street, Bristol BS1 4QD. Social entrepreneurs have a new opportunity to find out how to access funding aimed at supporting organisations that, like them, want to make a difference first and a profit second. A free session for people wanting to set up or develop a social enterprise will be held in central Bristol on 18 November.

  • New book on Child Development from UWE academic - 04/11/2009

    A new higher education core text book on Child Development aimed at student teachers and professionals has been co-authored by Malcolm Hughes of the University of the West of England.

  • New Race Equality Scheme launched at UWE - 03/11/2009

    The University of the West of England is hosting a free conference on diversity and race equality with keynote speakers who are leaders in the field.

  • 70s film producer under the spotlight at UWE - 02/11/2009

    A prolific British film producer of the 60s and 70s, Michael Klinger, is the subject of a new research project which will analyse and catalogue an extensive collection of his papers which has been donated to the University of the West of England. The research will shed light on the producer's career and the film industry of the period.

  • First international Bio-Sensing Technology Conference - 02/11/2009

    First international Bio-Sensing Technology Conference Tuesday 10 to Thursday 12 November 2009 Bristol Marriott Hotel What do llama antibodies, earthworms and electronics have in common? The answer is that sometimes the most unlikely companions can result in brilliant life saving tools made possible by the limitless potential of bio-sensing technology.

October

  • UWE students help prepare the ground for a forest garden - 29/10/2009

    Community Action Day Saturday 31 October 2009 10.30 to 16.30 Gardening Hub at Stapleton Road Station Student volunteers from the University of the West of England will help to create a forest garden with the team at Eastside Roots at Stapleton Road Station this weekend.

  • UWE alcohol research presented in Parliament - 27/10/2009

    A review conducted by researchers at the University of the West of England, looked at levels of alcohol consumption and alcohol-related deaths in England and Wales and compared these with the UK as a whole. The results were presented at a reception in Parliament on Monday 19 October 2009.

  • UWE Academic shortlisted for Wellcome Trust Book Prize - 26/10/2009

    Dr Havi Carel, a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy from the University of the West of England has been shortlisted for the first ever Wellcome Trust Book Prize. Her book 'Illness: The Cry of the Flesh' was one of six books to be shortlisted for this prestigious award, created by the Wellcome Trust to bring together the traditionally diverse fields of medicine and literature.

  • UWE leads first robot festival in Manchester this weekend - 22/10/2009

    Walking with robots, 24 to 27 October 2009 various venues around Manchester Robotics experts from the University of the West of England are working with top robotics experts from around the UK to put on the first ever UK Robot Festival. The Robot Festival 'Walking with Robots' is being held during the Manchester Science Festival this weekend 24 to 27 October 2009 at various venues around the city.

  • Arctic Island is coming to the South West - 22/10/2009

    Nowhereisland Cultural Olympiad project produced by Situations at UWE An Arctic island that will travel the 702 miles of coastline of south west England in 2012, a collaboration between artist Alex Hartley and the Situations programme at the University of the West of England, has been chosen for Artists taking the lead, one of the major projects for the Cultural Olympiad.

  • UWE discounts courses to build confidence for creatives - 21/10/2009

    Creative enterprises and those who manage them have a new opportunity to develop their business despite the recession. The University of the West of England is teaming up with Emma Collins of Gallery Creative Business Consultancy, who has developed a series of dynamic, fun and useful workshops on topics such as building a brand, client relationships, and presentation skills. Businesses that have been affected by the recession may be eligible for a reduction of up to 50% off the cost.

  • School children could lead the way on sustainabilty - 21/10/2009

    Britain's children and young people are potential agents of change for the development of more sustainable communities in the UK, according to new research by the University of the West of England, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.

  • CREATE celebrates colour research in Europe - 20/10/2009

    Colour researchers from the University of the West of England are holding the largest European CREATE training event yet. The event is focusing on colour heritage and conservation and is being held at Lake Garda, Italy.

  • UWE wins Happold Brilliant Award for new engineering course - 20/10/2009

    Lecturers from the School of the Built Environment at the University of the West of England have been awarded the Happold Brilliant Award 2009/2010. The award recognises excellence in the teaching of building services engineering and is sponsored by The Happold Trust in memory of the late Ted Happold.

  • UWE scientists hit the West End - 16/10/2009

    'Imagine a Spectacle' at the Bloomsbury Theatre Thursday 22 October Scientists from the Institute of Biosensing Technology (IBST) at the University of the West of England will tread the boards at London's Bloomsbury Theatre on Thursday 22 October for a one off performance entitled 'Imagine a Spectacle'.

  • UWE professor relates importance of the arts in healthcare - 15/10/2009

    Inaugural Lecture, Professor Norma Daykin Room 1F11 Glenside Campus, University of the West of England, Thursday 11 October Professor Norma Daykin will give an inaugural lecture at the University of the West of England on Thursday 22 October at the Glenside Campus. The title of her lecture is 'The Arts in Healthcare: An Agenda for Research, Policy and Practice'.

  • UWE + Ashley Down School children create enamel fish - 13/10/2009

    An enamelling expert and student from the University of the West of England has teamed up with Ashley Down Junior School in Bristol to help children design beautiful enamel panels in the shape of fish, for a gazebo in the school playground.

  • UWE links with Hanoi to train Vietnamese trade experts - 13/10/2009

    Lawyers from the University of the West of England are working with Hanoi Law University (HLU) to increase levels of expertise on international trade law within Vietnam. The thirty-month collaboration is funded by the European Union and will begin in November 2009.

  • UWE unveils blueprint to transform Bristol campus - 13/10/2009

    The University of the West of England (UWE) is unveiling new proposals to transform its Frenchay campus this week (w/c 12 October). These will form the basis of the biggest change to the University since the creation of the campus more than 40 years ago.

  • UWE and Arnolfini celebrate work of Shohei Imamura - 09/10/2009

    Symposium Saturday 17 October 2009 10.00 until 17.00 A symposium in celebration of the work of the legendary Japanese film director Shohei Imamura has been organised by University of the West of England film expert Dr Patrick Crogan in partnership with the Arnolfini during their Imamura Retrospective film program which opens Thursday 15 October.

  • Artists' tricks brought to life at exhibition in Florence - 09/10/2009

    Experts from the University of the West of England (UWE) and the University of Bristol (UoB) are helping to bring to life some of the Trompe l'oeil (tricks of the eye) effects used by artists at an exhibition in Florence, Italy. The exhibition 'Art and Illusions, Masterpieces of trompe l'oeil from antiquity until the present' will be held from 16 October until 24 January 2010 at the Palazzo Strozzi.

  • UWE Open Day attracts record numbers - 08/10/2009

    Saturday 10 October – all Campuses 10.00 to 16.00 The University of the West of England is expecting a record number of 14,000 visitors to the first Open Day of this academic year on Saturday 10 October. The Open Days in October and November are the busiest at this time of year, as potential students visit universities to help them decide where they are going to study.

  • Ken Livingstone to talk at planning conference in Bristol - 08/10/2009

    10th Bristol Planning and Law Policy Conference, Thursday 26 November 2009 : Bristol Marriott City Centre Hotel, Bristol Ken Livingstone will give the after dinner speech at the 10th Bristol Planning Law and Policy Conference on 26 November 2009.

  • Good Bristol Bad Bristol – draw what you think this weekend - 08/10/2009

    Picture Your Future - Pizza Express, Corn Street, Bristol Saturday 10 October Two Drawing and Applied Arts students from the University of the West of England are setting up an event called 'Picture Your Future' at Pizza Express, Corn Street on Saturday 10 October 2009.

  • UWE students take part in Sustainable Fashion 2009 - 08/10/2009

    Sustainable Fashion 2009, Sunday 11 October 2009 at 18.00 The Living Room, Explore Lane, Bristol Harbourside Over 40 Fashion/Textile Design students from the University of the West of England will compete this Friday (9 October 2009) to win one of five places to take part in the Sustainable Fashion Show 2009 at Bristol's The Living Room on Sunday 11 October.

  • UWE makes £6m strategic investment in research - 06/10/2009

    The University of the West of England has announced a £6m strategic investment in research over the next three years to maintain its trajectory as one of the leading and fastest growing 'new' universities for research.

  • UWE sets up Refugee and Migrant Support Hub - 06/10/2009

    The University of the West of England has set up a Refugee and Migrant Support (RMS) Hub to provide a single point of access to facilitate academic and educational opportunities for scholars at risk including refugees, asylum seekers, and others from underrepresented communities. UWE is the first University in the South West to offer this kind of support.

  • BAFTA and EMMY winning sound dubbing mixer joins UWE - 05/10/2009

    BAFTA and EMMY award winning sound dubbing mixer Martyn Harries has joined the University of the West of England where he will share over 25 years of experience with students on the Audio and Music Technology course.

  • Improving health by reducing traffic danger - 05/10/2009

    Health experts from the University of the West of England are linking up with the NHS and Bristol City Council in a bid to improve health by reducing traffic danger for people cycling and walking.

  • UWE VC says universities must engage more with communities - 01/10/2009

    Professor Steve West, Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West of England is speaking at the national launch in Bristol today [1.10.09] of a provocation entitled 'Re-Inventing the Civic University' by Professor John Goddard written for the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA). In the paper Professor Goddard explores the vital economic and social contribution of the UK's universities and the need for them to rediscover their civic roots and reconnect with society.

September

  • Disfigurement –can research make a difference? - 30/09/2009

    Professor Nichola Rumsey, a leading academic in the field of the psychology of appearance will give a lecture on: 'Reconfiguring disfigurement: challenging perceptions of what really makes a difference' on Thursday, 1 October at 17.30 in Room 2D07, Frenchay Campus, University of the West of England.

  • How can our suburbs adapt to climate change? - 29/09/2009

    A new EPSRC funded research project led by the University of the West of England, (UWE, Bristol), will look at how suburban neighbourhoods can adapt to cope with climate change. Professor Katie Williams of UWE will lead the SNACC (Suburban Neighbourhood Adaptation for a Changing Climate) project with partners at Oxford Brookes University, Heriot-Watt University and several international partners. SNACC is funded by an EPSRC grant of £651,000.

  • UWE invests in better healthcare for students - 29/09/2009

    The University of the West of England has teamed up with the Old School Surgery in Fishponds to deliver a branch surgery that will be known as the University Health Centre based on the Frenchay Campus. The UHC is located in special premises at Carroll Court, former student residences that have undergone a major refurbishment over the summer months to provide a bright waiting area and specially adapted consulting rooms.

  • UWE welcomes Professor Arthur KC Li for 2009 Bolland Lecture - 25/09/2009

    Bolland Lecture (18.00)
    Wednesday 30 September
    Frenchay Campus

    Professor Arthur KC Li, Emeritus Professor of Surgery of The Chinese University of Hong Kong will deliver this year's annual Bolland Lecture at the University of the West of England with a talk entitled 'The Ingredients for Education Reforms; The Experience of Hong Kong to Change in Education' on Wednesday 30 September at 18.00.

  • UWE graduate presents first art exhibition in Bristol - 25/09/2009

    Zanny Mellor, a BA Hons Illustration graduate from the University of the West of England, will launch her first art exhibition since completing her studies in July, at The Square Gallery in Bristol on Wednesday 30 September.

  • UWE Media Animation graduate wins prize at Film Festival - 25/09/2009

    A graduate from the University of the West of England has won a prize at the prestigious Canary Wharf Film Festival in London. Sophie Klevenow who recently graduated from the MA Media Animation at UWE entered her graduation project film entitled Noesis for the Mix: UK Category. A total of 14 films featuring live action, documentary and animation short films were entered for this category.

  • UWE at the forefront of online learning simulations - 22/09/2009

    The University of the West of England is using its expertise in emergent online technologies such as virtual worlds and collaborative networking applications to enhance and support student learning across all its subject areas.

  • UWE shortlisted for sustainability award - 22/09/2009

    The University of the West of England has been shortlisted by the Times Higher Education for a prestigious award recognising its continued commitment to sustainability.


  • New Pro Vice-Chancellor will build on UWE's strengths - 21/09/2009

    Paul Olomolaiye joins the University of the West of England this term as the new Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Environment and Technology.

  • UWE's recession beating service helps disabled people - 21/09/2009

    Mother of two Julie Owen has started a new company providing activity breaks for people with special needs based in UWE Ventures Bristol, the University of the West of England's business incubation centre on Bristol's Harbourside.

  • UWE employment fair bucks economic trend - 21/09/2009

    Thousands of students and graduates at the University of the West of England are set to meet employers and organisations at the UWE 'Meet the Employers Fair' on 8 October 2009.

  • UWE Music Lecturer collaborates with Imogen Heap - 17/09/2009

    A unique collaboration between Tom Mitchell, a Music Engineering expert from the University of the West of England, and Imogen Heap, a UK recording artist who has hit the big time in North America and was recently featured on the world famous David Letterman Show.

  • UWE researcher investigates the origins of travel writing - 17/09/2009

    Travel writing has become one of the most popular genres in recent years with bookshops dedicating sizeable sections to keep up with a growing demand from travelling readers. But how did the genre begin and what was it that compelled the pioneers of this now popular genre to record their experiences? Who read their accounts and what impact did these accounts make on readers from different social backgrounds?

  • UWE Independent Theatre Company presents its first play - 16/09/2009

    Redgrave Theatre – Clifton, Bristol
    September 22 - 25 2009

    The University of the West of England Independent Theatre Company (UWE ITC) will present its inaugural production of the play, Tis a Pity She's a Whore at the Redgrave Theatre, Clifton from September 22 - 25 at 20.00.

  • UWE welcomes 6,000 new students - 16/09/2009

    This weekend the University of the West of England is putting on a host of special events and support across its campuses to help the new influx of 6,000 first year students feel at home from day one. Over Welcome Weekend (19 and 20 September) Frenchay, Glenside and St Matthias Campuses will be open. On Monday 21 September, students will be welcomed to Bower Ashton Campus and the School of Health and Social Care will also welcome new students to Swindon Education Centre and Hartpury Campus.

  • UWE launches new centre of engineering in Croatia - 15/09/2009

    A new centre of excellence for engineering and robotics has been launched in a disadvantaged area of Croatia with help from the University of the West of England and the European Union.

  • UWE report on construction calls for action on diversity - 14/09/2009

    The construction industry has a long way to go to achieve diversity, according to a report commissioned by the Construction Industry Council (CIC) from the University of the West of England.

  • Sir Don Curry to open Policy Conference in Cheltenham - 14/09/2009

    Sir Don Curry, Chair of the Sustainable Farming and Food Delivery Group and author of the influential Curry Report, will be opening a major Policy Conference at the Queens Hotel in Cheltenham on 21 October 2009.

  • UWE staff take part in Run for the Future - 11/09/2009

    Staff in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at the University of the West of England are being encouraged to take part in the fourth Run for the Future taking place on Sunday 20 September in Bristol and organised by Rotary in Bristol and the Bristol Urological Institute.

  • Bacterial evolution in beans could help prevent crop disease - 10/09/2009

    New discoveries about how diseases spread in bean plants could help researchers to develop new ways to prevent diseases in this valuable food crop.

  • Printmakers make their mark on Bristol for IMPACT 6 - 10/09/2009

    IMPACT 6 Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking Conference 16th to 19th September 2009

    Around 500 of the world's top printmaking experts from 25 countries will convene in Bristol next week to take part in the international IMPACT 6 conference at the world renowned Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) at the University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE.)

  • Employment Minister visits Bristol scheme delivered by UWE - 09/09/2009

    Employment and South West Regional Minister Jim Knight will visit University of the West of England premises at Bush House (Arnolfini, Bristol) on Wednesday 9 September at 14.20. Recently the first three day course of a new Jobcentre Plus scheme was delivered at Bush House with the aim of helping professional and executives recently made redundant.

  • UWE city-centre incubator helps hatch Bristol Festival - 08/09/2009

    Now in its second year, the Bristol Festival which takes place on 18, 19 and 20 September has its command centre in the enterprise incubator run by the University of the West of England.

  • Expert Sets Agenda for Reducing Alcohol-Related Crime - 04/09/2009

    The world's foremost expert on the relationship between alcohol and violent crime, Professor Robert Nash Parker, will present the keynote lecture at an international conference on Youth, Alcohol and Crime. This event is organized by the University of the West of England (UWE) and will take place at the Watershed in Bristol on Friday, 13 November 2009.

  • Sporting hero Jonathan Edwards visits the West - 03/09/2009

    Circus acrobats will mingle with figures from the worlds of sport, education, politics and business on 11 September to celebrate the benefits of the lead-up to the London 2012 Olympics for the West of England, covering Bristol, Bath and the surrounding areas.

  • Housing for older people must focus on community - 01/09/2009

    Community and ageing: Maintaining quality of life in housing with care settings by Simon Evans

    Book Launch 38th Gerontology Annual Conference at the University of the West of England Wednesday 2 September 2009

    An important book, by University of the West of England researcher Simon Evans, highlighting the vital importance of the social aspects of housing in care settings for older people, will be launched at the 38th Gerontology Conference on 2 September 2009.

  • Award to Tessa Harding at the annual Gerontology conference - 01/09/2009

    A special award will be made at the annual conference of the British Society of Gerontology to Tessa Harding MBE for her contribution to British Social Gerontology. The conference takes place at the University of the West of England on 2 to 4 September 2009.

August

  • UWE encourages languages online - 27/08/2009

    The University of the West of England (UWE) is exploring a new initiative to encourage language learning online as part of its future course development.

  • UWE scientists design first robot using mould - 27/08/2009

    Scientists at the University of the West of England are to design the first ever biological robot using mould.

    Researchers have received a Leverhulme Trust grant worth £228,000 to develop the amorphous non-silicon biological robot, plasmobot, using plasmodium, the vegetative stage of the slime mould Physarum polycephalum, a commonly occurring mould which lives in forests, gardens and most damp places in the UK. The Leverhulme Trust funded research project aims to design the first every fully biological (no silicon components) amorphous massively-parallel robot.

  • Celebrating the role of older people - 27/08/2009

    Culture, Diversity and Ageing
    38th annual conference of the British Society of Gerontology
    University of the West of England Frenchay Campus 2 to 4 September 2009

    Older people make a massive contribution to our society in many ways, including as workers, family members and volunteers. This contribution often goes unrecognised in debates that focus on the costs of care, but without it our families, communities and workplaces would struggle to flourish.

  • Ulink introduces Oystercard-style system to Bristol - 24/08/2009

    Ulink, the bus service operated by the University of West England and Wessex Connect will ease the journeys of the travelling public across Bristol with the introduction of a new smartcard system, as an alternative to cash, for buying bus tickets.

  • World expert reviews new evidence on alcohol treatment - 19/08/2009

    Professor Gerhard Gmel, a world leading expert on alcohol problems, and a newly appointed Visiting Professor at the University of the West of England, will give a free public lecture on Monday 2 November 2009 on: 'The Impact of Brief Treatments for Problem Drinkers'.

    The lecture will take place in Room 1F11, Glenside Campus, Blackberry Hill, Bristol BS16 1DD at 19.00.

  • Geek Pop Science and music festival calls for artists - 18/08/2009

    Organisers at Geek Pop are sending out a call for artists for their third annual festival of music and science. The festival is a celebration of science-inspired music and geek culture, featuring artists from around the globe.

  • Clearing opened doors of opportunity for me, says Mustofa - 11/08/2009

    Mustofa Gulam is now in his fourth year at the University of the West of England, having decided to stay on and complete the postgraduate Legal Practice Course.

  • Studying at UWE helped me reach potential, says Lowri - 11/08/2009

    Studying at the University of the West of England rescued Lowri Woosnam from a boring future, according to the student who has just completed a degree in Property Development and Planning. Lowri, from Newtown in Powys, left school undecided about what she wanted to do and took a gap year. She wanted to go to university and during that year applied to do geography at UWE.

  • Last minute degree decision pays off thanks to UWE Clearing - 11/08/2009

    Lisa Catling's decision to go to university was a last minute one, and she had missed the usual application process through the UCAS system. However that did not stop her and she has now succeeded in completing her degree in Psychology at the University of the West of England.

  • Clearing could change your life! - 11/08/2009

    Karen van den Berg decided to apply to the University of the West of England through clearing because although she had registered with UCAS she was not sure whether she wanted to go to university and had not actually applied.

  • UWE launches community arts and media practitioners' course - 06/08/2009

    The University of the West of England has launched a new graduate certificate for practitioners working in community arts and media, which is the first of its kind in the UK.

  • Robots will change the world, but how? - 03/08/2009

    Professor Alan Winfield of the University of the West of England (UWE) will address this and other key questions in his new role as a Senior Media Fellow for EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council).

July

  • UWE students join Ramshackle Rally - 31/07/2009

    Three Biomedical students and one English graduate, from the University of the West of England, are going to drive from Bristol to Krakow in an old banger to raise money for Alzheimer's research.

  • Study investigates children's communication difficulties - 27/07/2009

    Researchers at the University of the West of England are taking part in a study funded by the Department for Children Schools and Families (DCSF) to investigate best practice in service provision and support to help children with speech language and communication difficulties.

  • UWE builds on success - 23/07/2009

    The award winning building housing the Faculty of Environment and Technology at the University of the West of England is set to double in size. Foundations have been laid in preparation for the main contractor Willmott Dixon Construction, to commence construction in August 2009 for a completion 12 months later in time for the start of term in September 2010.

  • UWE wins best stand at New Designers - 22/07/2009

    Students from the University of the West of England are celebrating winning the prize for the best stand at New Designers in London. For 24 years, New Designers has been bringing together the very best in UK graduate design, showcasing the work, energy and talent of the next generation of designers. It's the freshest and most vibrant show of its kind.

  • New Victoria Park pavilion is raised in a day! - 21/07/2009

    On Saturday 25 July, The Black Cloud, a remarkable pavilion-like structure devised by artists Heather and Ivan Morison and commissioned by award-winning Bristol-based programme Situations at the University of the West of England, (UWE, Bristol) will be raised into place in Victoria Park, Bedminster, South Bristol.

  • World class jewellery artist takes summer residency at UWE - 20/07/2009

    A world class craftsperson known for his innovative jewellery and enameling techniques will visit Bristol this summer to take up residency at the Centre for Fine Print Research at the University of the West of England.

  • 'Boy with Invisible Skin' book wins Best New Blood prize - 17/07/2009

    An Illustration student from the University of the West of England has won a coveted Best New Blood award at the annual D&AD exhibition in London for her book 'The Boy with Invisible Skin'.

  • UWE squad team up with Almondsbury Football Club - 15/07/2009

    The University of the West of England Football Club and Almondsbury Football Club are joining forces to become Almondsbury UWE FC. The new partnership will enhance competitive opportunities for both teams and improve access to coaching opportunities for UWE students who are keen to progress in this area.

  • New study explores how exercise affects body image in women - 14/07/2009

    Researchers from the Centre for Appearance Research at the University of the West of England are looking for female participants for a study investigating the relationship between exercise and body image. Dr James Byron-Daniel and MSc Research methods student, Nicola Stock will explore how small amounts of exercise make women feel about how they look and hope that the study will shed new light on an area where there is currently very little research.

  • UWE and Radio in Schools prepare pupils for the digital age - 13/07/2009

    The University of the West of England has been working closely with Radio in Schools to help improve speaking and listening skills of young children across all ages. The work neatly addresses key objectives in the recent government Digital Britain Report that calls for a drive to improve new media skills for future generations.

  • Garden suburbs - a blueprint for sustainable cities today? - 09/07/2009

    Could the Garden suburbs of yesterday provide us with a blueprint for sustainable and sociable communities today? A librarian, with a sideline interest in Green Romanticism, from the University of the West of England has published a fascinating pamphlet that identifies close links between the ambitions of the Garden City movements with eco-towns proposed today.

  • Education experts say talking is integral to learning - 09/07/2009

    Education experts from the University of the West of England concur with key elements of the recent Primary Review (Sir Jim Rose - May 2009) report issued by the Department for Children, Families and Schools (DCFS) that pin points the importance of talking as a means to successful learning.

  • Bristol teens explore future impact of robots - 02/07/2009

    Robotic Visions
    Wednesday 8 July 2009
    Explore-At-Bristol, Harbourside, Bristol

    Young people and teenagers from Bristol and the surrounding area are being offered an exciting opportunity to explore their visions of the future, particularly in relation to the roles that robots will play. Working with robotics experts and science communicators from Explore-At-Bristol, the project aims to provide a unique platform for a two-way discussion and debate between young people and robotics researchers.

June

  • UWE conference celebrates BME work shadowing initiative - 30/06/2009

    A one day conference at the University of the West of England on 10 July will celebrate the achievements of 30 year 10 Black and Ethnic Minority (BME) pupils from the Bristol Region. The pupils have been taking part in a work shadowing initiative, to raise aspirations and give guidance and information about pursuing careers in teaching. The initiative is a partnership between Aimhigher West Partnership and UWE.

  • Researchers unveil whiskered robot rat - 30/06/2009

    A team of scientists have developed an innovative robot rat which can seek out and identify objects using its whiskers. The SCRATCHbot robot will be demonstrated this week (1 July 2009) at an international workshop looking at how robots can help us examine the workings of the brain.

  • Severn Project brings tidal culture to life - 29/06/2009

    A cast of characters from eel fishermen and tattooed sailors to a cycling bird watcher and a murderous goose hunter – all linked by the mighty Severn river - will be brought to life in Bristol's Alma Tavern theatre on 11 July. The animation of the poem A Sleepwalk on the Severn, by poet Alice Oswald, is touring as part of this summer's Severn Project aimed at celebrating the communities whose lives are linked by the river.

  • Study investigates impact of childhood injury in Nepal - 26/06/2009

    Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world with a terrain that poses a unique set of challenges for health services responding to childhood accidents.

    A researcher from the University of the West of England has won funding from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) to investigate scale and impact of childhood injuries in Nepal. RoSPA announced a new funding programme this year that will support three research projects every year for the next ten years. RoSPA established the scholarship scheme after BNFL (British Nuclear Fuels) donated £500,000 to fund research that will have a significant impact on improving safety in the UK and around the world.

  • UWE print experts team up with Richard Hamilton - 25/06/2009

    Medals of Dishonour British Museum, London 25 June to 27 September 2009

    Print experts, Dr Peter Walters and Professor Stephen Hoskins, from the University of the West of England have helped to create a Medal called 'The Hutton Award' in collaboration with renowned artist Richard Hamilton that will be revealed at the Medals of Dishonour exhibition at the British Museum today.

  • UWE in partnership to improve GP training in SW - 24/06/2009

    The University of the West of England is part of a new move to ensure that GP training reaches the highest standards. The two-year project with Severn Deanery, responsible for NHS training in the South West of England, is currently seeking to recruit a Project Leader to start work in the summer under the government-supported Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme

  • Falling national student demand affects modern languages - 23/06/2009

    Despite application rates at the University of the West of England being up 14% and excellent rated teaching quality in modern languages, UWE has received only 39 acceptances for degrees in modern language provision this year.

  • Redundant professionals helped back on track - 23/06/2009

    Recently redundant professionals have spoken highly of a joint initiative by the University of the West of England and Jobcentre Plus in Bristol to help people during the recession. Funded by Jobcentre Plus and delivered by UWE's Career Development Unit, the first workshop was held at the University earlier this month.

  • National cycling investment evaluated by transport experts - 22/06/2009

    Transport experts at the University of the West of England are investigating the effectiveness of investment in cycling through the Cycling City and Towns (CCT) programme that is currently underway across England.

  • Local schools and colleges visit UWE Degree Show - 18/06/2009

    More than 300 young people from schools and colleges across the region will visit the University of the West of England's 2009 Degree Show at Bower Ashton Campus and Spike Island from Monday 22 to Thursday 25 June.

  • Is weight loss surgery part of global makeover culture? - 17/06/2009

    Is weight loss surgery the new 'cosmetic surgery'? Is it now a personal choice for those looking for enhanced physical appearance rather than purely on health grounds? Does weight loss surgery have unwelcome psychological consequences?

    These are some of the issues to be addressed at a one day conference on the psychology of weight and obesity, 'Size Matters', organised by the Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) at the University of the West of England. The conference will be held at the Watershed Media Centre in Bristol on 22 June 2009 and will cover current medical, psychosocial and critical approaches to understanding and managing body weight.

  • UWE rewards excellence in the Performing Arts - 17/06/2009

    The University of the West of England has awarded annual prizes for Performing Arts at a special event hosted by The Royal West of England Academy. The annual prize giving ceremony, organised by UWE's Centre for Performing Arts, recognises final year students who have demonstrated exceptional talent and commitment to the performing arts over the course of their degree studies.

  • UWE experts say we can learn if we listen to children - 17/06/2009

    Whose childhood is it?
    The roles of Children, Adults and Policy Makers
    edited by Richard Eke, Helen Butcher and Mandy Lee

    A groundbreaking book by early childhood experts at the University of the West of England invites readers to embrace an approach to children that places the child's feelings and intelligence at the centre of all learning interactions. The book, Whose childhood is it? analyses how children are at the receiving end of a raft of target driven initiatives drawn up as a consequence of important policy initiatives published, often with to great acclaim, over the past two decades. Amongst these notable initiatives can be found The United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) (1989), Every Child Matters (2003), Early Years Foundation Stage (2007) and The Children's Plan (2007).

  • MBE for Professor Leslie Bunt - 15/06/2009

    Professor Leslie Bunt from the University of the West of England has been awarded an MBE for his work with the MusicSpace Trust and services to music therapy.

    Professor Leslie Bunt is one of the world's most respected music therapy practitioners, trainers and researchers. As one of the UK's foremost music therapy pioneers he achieved the country's first PhD in Music Therapy in 1985. He is currently Professor in Music Therapy at the University of the West of England, the first such position in British university.

  • Older drinkers - a timebomb for carers and health services - 09/06/2009

    A report Alcohol and Older People: A Review of issues and responses by researchers at the University of the West of England, investigating the implications for care provision for older people with alcohol problems, has identified that health care practitioners and alcohol services are likely to need to move up a gear to cope with a predicted increase in resources needed.

  • Ghosts, myths and an oak tree inspire UWE students - 08/06/2009

    Creative Arts Degree Show
    Saturday 20 June to Thursday 25 June 2009
    Bower Ashton Campus, and Spike Island

    Myths, ghosts, and the life of an oak tree are just some of the inspirations behind this year's Creative Arts Degree Show at the University of the West of England. The final year students will be showing their work at View, the Creative Arts Degree show at Bower Ashton Campus and at Spike Island from 20 to 25 June 2009.

  • UWE team help build house for homeless family in Hungary - 08/06/2009

    A team of students and staff from the University of the West of England (UWE, Bristol) will help complete a house for a homeless family in Hungary in just six days. The team travelled on 7 June and will come back on 14 June, with the aim of completing the house in one week with local help.

  • UWE Design Show 2009 - 04/06/2009

    Quieter aircraft, an aid to help partially sighted people enjoy the internet and a fun tool for young readers are amongst the many innovative ideas that will be showcased at Future This! 2009.
    Future This! is the Degree Show of final year students from the Bristol Institute of Technology at the University of the West of England that launches on Thursday 11 June at 6pm.

  • UWE Animation students help promote HIV awareness - 02/06/2009

    Students from the School of Creative Arts at the University of the West of England (UWE, Bristol) have been working with local and national health organisations to promote safe sex to young people.

  • UWE historians link up with Wiltshire Council and Time Team - 02/06/2009

    Historians from the University of the West of England have joined forces with the newly formed Wiltshire Council to produce further volumes in the prestigious Victoria County History series of town and parish histories. And further support is on the way from archaeologist Phil Harding of Time Team who will be appearing on 6 June in aid of the Wiltshire VCH Appeal Trust.

  • UWE runs first South West Universities Gradschool - 02/06/2009

    Research students from thirteen different countries based at nine higher education institutions across the South West will have an opportunity to escape from their studies for a few days this week to grapple with some rather different problems. Working in a team to build a platform from straws that is strong enough to support a brick, arguing the case for local council resources for their 'department' and operating as part of a consultancy team in response to a real-life brief are just a few of the challenges facing participants in the first ever South West Universities GradSchool.

  • UWE Planning and Architecture Degree Show - 01/06/2009

    Friday 12 June at 18.00 - opening and reception
    Saturday 13 June 10:00 to 17:00 – open to the public
    Studios (R block), Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY.

    On 12 and 13 June, the degree show of the Department of Planning and Architecture at the University of the West of England, Bristol features the creative and design work of students on undergraduate and postgraduate architecture, urban design and town planning courses.

May

  • UWE helps turn safety flooring into work of art - 28/05/2009

    The University of the West of England's print experts are teaming up with Bristol-based Dycem, a company making safety flooring and non-slip products, to spice up their products with printed images or company logos. Until now the contamination control flooring and mats, used in factories and hospitals, have only been available in plain colours.

  • UWE conjures up new tricks at Festival of Nature - 28/05/2009

    The University of the West of England is once again taking centre stage at the Festival of Nature at Bristol's Harbourside on 5, 6 and 7 June 2009. A UWE Festival tent will host a range of activities linked to this year's festival theme that will focus on Charles Darwin.

    Researchers from UWE's Science Communication Unit will perform a range of science tricks aimed at engaging children and adults alike in a variety of experiments designed to excite, educate and inspire. A team of roboticists from the Bristol Robotics Laboratory will also show off some of UWE's famous swarming robots.

  • Glenside museum hosts Stanley Spencer tour - 28/05/2009

    To celebrate the 50th anniversary since the death of renowned war artist, Stanley Spencer, the Glenside Hospital Museum in Bristol is hosting a series of special self guided tours of the former hospital during four consecutive Saturdays on 6, 13, 20 and 27 June.

    It is probably not well known that the world famous war artist, Stanley Spencer, worked as a medical orderly from 1915 during an unusual period in the history of the former Glenside Hospital during the First World War. During this period the Hospital was taken over by the military to become the Beaufort War Hospital between 1915 and 1918.

  • UWE Arts Research Fellow wins £300k creative award - 26/05/2009

    Claire Doherty, Director of Situations, an arts commissioning and research programme based at the University of the West of England, Bristol has been awarded a £300,000 prestigious Paul Hamlyn Breakthrough Fund grant for outstanding creative producers.

  • Children attend pupils' parliament at UWE - 20/05/2009

    One hundred school councillors from the Hartcliffe and Withywood area of Bristol are spending the day mixing with councillors from other schools at their own Pupils' Parliament on Thursday 21 May at the Frenchay Campus of the University of the West of England.

  • Students inspired by architecture, moths and Barcelona - 18/05/2009

    The wings of moths,the Moorish history of Barcelona and architecture have inspired students from the University of the West of England, Bristol who will be showing their collections at Bristol Graduate Fashion Show 2009.

  • UWE leads human rights agenda in Bristol - 18/05/2009

    Trafficking for forced labour
    What can Bristol do about it?
    Pierian Centre Bristol, 19 May 2009

    To what extent does human trafficking for labour happen in the city of Bristol? What defines human trafficking and what can be done to prevent it happening and to offer support to exploited people?

  • UWE conference celebrates Eastern European partnership - 15/05/2009

    Innovative and Creative approaches to intercultural dialogue conference

    Monday 18 May Bristol Council House
    Tuesday 19 May UWE Frenchay Campus

    Almost 100 delegates from three European countries will convene at a special conference to highlight the culmination of a successful intercultural partnership in Bristol on 18 and 19 May 2009.

  • UWE pioneers master classes in head and neck cancer - 15/05/2009

    The University of the West of England is teaming up with North Bristol Trust to offer training for experienced nursing and other health practitioners in specialist care for patients needing treatment for head and neck cancers.

  • UK's smallest gallery fits into a locker - 14/05/2009

    What must be one of the smallest art galleries in the UK fits into a student locker at the University of the West of England.

    Inspired by an idea at one of UWE's partner universities in the United States, Drawing and Applied Arts Fellow, Zoe Wyeth has created a reinterpretation of a gallery space in miniature.

  • UWE launches Bristol's Biggest Bike Ride Business Challenge - 14/05/2009

    Bristol's Biggest Bike Ride (BBBR) is launching its business challenge at the University of the West of England on Monday 18 May.

    Last year UWE won the Business Challenge, the launch will take place at UWE's Wallscourt House and will be attended by staff from UWE and representatives from Bristol City Council.

  • Book celebrates 200 years of Bristol's Floating Harbour - 11/05/2009

    Bristol's Floating Harbour: the first 200 years by Peter Malpass and Andy King
    Published by Redcliffe Press
    Book launch – Benjamin Perry Boat House, Phoenix Quay, at the entrance to Redcliffe Caves, Bristol Harbourside 18.00 to 20.00 Tuesday 19 May 2009

    Bristol's Floating Harbour: the first 200 years will be launched at a special event at Benjamin Perry Boat House, Phoenix Quay at the entrance to Redcliffe Caves, Bristol Harbourside on Tuesday 19 May 2009 during celebrations to mark the bicentenary of the opening of the Floating Harbour on 1 May 1809.

  • UWE experts examine way forward for healthcare spot tests - 11/05/2009

    A recent article in the Euro Bio Pharmaceutical Review by Bio sensing experts at the University of the West of England concludes that new technologies are critical to an increasing demand and expectation by patients to get instant test results.

    Professor Richard Luxton and Dr Janice Kiely from the Institute for Bio sensing Technology (IBST) at UWE were sought by the South West Regional Development Agency to write the article as a way of demonstrating the positive impact that South West researchers are having on the development of new technologies for on the spot diagnostic and prognostic testing.

  • UWE's theBizidea competition keeps on growing - 11/05/2009

    Now in its eighth year, theBizIdea Competition at the University of the West of England keeps on attracting brilliant entrepreneurial ideas. This year's winners were awarded their prizes at a special presentation evening on 7 May at Bristol's Mercure Holland House Hotel.

  • Breast cancer study seeks black and South Asian women - 07/05/2009

    A researcher from the Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) at the University of the West of England (UWE) would like to interview black and South Asian women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Geeta Patel is hoping that the study will help to improve the care and support for ethnic minority women living with this disease.

    The project is funded by Breast Cancer Campaign.

  • Genetic research could produce tastier, healthier meat - 07/05/2009

    How can we produce pigs that provide us with healthy and yet good tasting meat?

    Meat eating quality and healthiness are closely related to the amount and type of fat. During the last decade there has been extensive selection towards leaner genotypes which has resulted in reduction of not only undesirable subcutaneous fat, but also in a dramatic decrease in desirable intramuscular fat (commonly known as “marbling” fat). Intramuscular fat has the key input in meat tenderness and juiciness and a low level of intramuscular fat is associated with dry and unpalatable pork. The challenge which the pig producing industry is facing now is how to increase intramuscular fat without increasing subcutaneous fat?

  • Student wins Macmillan Prize of Children's Book Illustration - 05/05/2009

    A student from the University of the West of England has won the Macmillan Prize of Children's Book Illustration. This is the third time in the past four years that UWE has had a student win one of the top three prizes.

  • Students add new colour to culture in Sideways Looks 2009 - 05/05/2009

    Sideways Looks 15 to 17 May 2009 Paintworks, Bristol

    Final Year Students from the University of the West of England will present new perspectives on topics as diverse as escapism, gender identity and gorilla surveillance in the annual Sideways Looks exhibition on 15 to 17 May 2009 at Paintworks, Bristol.


  • UWE chosen as regional centre of excellence for hockey - 01/05/2009

    On the eve of the national league playoffs, the University of the West of England is pleased to announce that it has been chosen to host one of the twelve Junior Regional Performance Centres as just revealed by England Hockey.

April

  • UWE illustration team celebrate competition hat trick - 30/04/2009

    A student from the University of the West of England has won a prestigious illustration prize. Richard Partridge, a second year Illustration student has won third prize in the national heats of the Art of Nurture competition organised by Lloyds TSB.

  • UWE Green Team links up with Warmley Forest Park - 30/04/2009

    Student volunteers from the University of the West of England are teaming up with British Trust for Conservation Volunteers (BTCV) in South Gloucestershire to form a Green Team that will help out at the Warmley Forest Park over the coming year.

  • UWE helps bring Anne Frank + You to Bristol - 30/04/2009

    Anne Frank + You, Bristol Cathedral Monday 4 until Sunday 31 May 2009

    A Historian and a Human Rights expert from the University of the West of England have been instrumental in bringing the Anne Frank + You exhibition to Bristol. Madge Dresser and Christien Van Den Anker helped bring together the steering group that landed this wonderful exhibition for the city during the year that Anne Frank would have celebrated her 80th birthday. UWE is also one of the main sponsors for the exhibition donating a total of £2,500 towards costs.

  • Youth, Alcohol and Crime International Conference in Bristol - 30/04/2009

    Youth, Alcohol and Crime (Problems and Effective Responses)

    An international conference organised by the University of the West of England.

    Friday 13 November 2009 at the Watershed, Bristol

    The growing problem of binge drinking by young people is well documented and researched by the Alcohol and Health Research Unit directed by Professors Martin and Moira Plant at the University of the West of England. The adverse effects heavy drinking by young men and women include aggressive, violent and criminal behaviour.

  • UWE students get passionate about graffiti - 29/04/2009

    The Making of Crimes of Passion

    Royal West of England Academy 17 April to 28 May

    One of the most successful exhibitions ever hosted by the Royal West of England Academy, Crimes of Passion, has been recorded by a group of photography students from the University of the West of England. The students have made a record for posterity of the three week lead up to the exhibition showing the artists at work. Their work documents the RWA galleries being slowly transformed from their natural state of white-washed walls to the floor to ceiling graffiti which is Crimes of Passion.

  • Enterprise winners to share vision with budding tycoons - 29/04/2009

    Jamie Murray-Wells, founder and Executive Chairman of Glasses Direct, is special guest speaker at this year's final of the University of the West of England competition for budding entrepreneurs on Thursday 7 May 2009. Jamie, who at 26 has just been made the youngest-ever recipient of The Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion, set up the company in 2004 while still a student at UWE.

  • International bio-sensor experts convene in Bristol - 29/04/2009

    First Bio-Sensing Technology conference – Tuesday 10 to Thursday 12 November 2009
    Bristol Marriott Hotel

    The first ever international conference focusing on the importance of bio sensing technology is to be held at the Marriott Hotel and the Council House in Bristol on 10-12 November 2009. Bio-sensing technologies are of increasing importance in healthcare, agriculture and food industries, environmental and security sectors, and this is reflected in the continued growth of global markets for such technologies.

  • UWE Rugby Varsity - 29/04/2009

    UWE vs University of Bristol
    5 May 2009,
    Memorial Stadium
    Kick off 18.00 (Gate opens at 17.00)
    17.15 Varsity Ultimate Frisbee Exhibition

    Men's and women's rugby teams from The University of the West of England and the University of Bristol will take to the field as part of the annual varsity series at the Memorial Stadium on 5 May 2009. And for the first time ever this year, the rugby will be preceded by an Ultimate Frisbee Varsity Competition between the two universities – all included in the price of the ticket.

  • International meeting focuses on whether 'Size matters?' - 28/04/2009

    22 June 2009, Watershed, Bristol

    What are the psychosocial consequences of being large? Is weight loss surgery becoming the norm? Can you be healthy at any size?

    The Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) at the University of the West of England will explore these and other pressing issues around weight and obesity in 'Size Matters?' – a one day meeting being held at the Watershed Media Centre in Bristol on 22 June 2009.

  • Thatcher in retrospect – her legacy to feminism explored - 28/04/2009

    Experts in Media and Culture will explore the legacy of Margaret Thatcher at a special colloquium organised by the Gender and Culture Research Group at the University of the West of England. 'The Shadow of Thatcher: Women, Feminism, Politics and Culture 30 years on' will take place at the Arnolfini in Bristol on Friday 8 May 2009.

  • Centre for Legal Research - Annual Lecture 2009 - 27/04/2009

    'Prosecution in the 21st Century – challenges and opportunities'

    Centre for Legal Research - Annual Lecture 2009
    Tuesday 28 April 2009
    The Watershed, Bristol

  • Specialist courses and training can enhance employability - 27/04/2009

    The current economic climate makes further training and specialist courses an important aspect of ensuring employability and enhancing career prospects.

    The University of the West of England is holding an Open Evening for Postgraduate, Professional and Part-Time Courses on Wednesday 6 May 2009, 16.00-20.00

  • UWE graduate brings ethical water home - 27/04/2009

    UWE Fine Arts graduate Katie Alcott set up the charity FRANK Water http://www.FrankWaterProjects.org in 2005 to supply water purification projects in some of the world's neediest places. Now the University of the West of England, local water supplier Glastonbury Spring Water and FRANK Water have come together to form a unique partnership.

  • Megabus.com coming to UWE – offering fares from just £1 - 27/04/2009

    Market-leading budget coach service megabus.com operated by Stagecoach is coming to the University of the West of England's Frenchay Campus from Monday 18 May, offering £1 fares on journeys to London and Cardiff for students, staff and the people of South Gloucestershire.

  • Football Varsity - 27/04/2009

    Football Varsity
    UWE vs University of Bristol
    30 April 2009
    Memorial Stadium
    Kick off 18.00 (Gate opens at 17.00)

    Men's and women's football teams from The University of the West of England and the University of Bristol will take to the field as part of the annual Varsity series at the Memorial Stadium on 30 April.

  • UWE alumnus receives Queens' Award for Enterprise - 22/04/2009

    UWE graduate James Murray Wells, aged 26, is the youngest person ever to be named on the Queen's Birthday list of Awards for Enterprise. Recommended to the Queen by Prime Minister Gordon Brown for his services to enterprise, Jamie Murray Wells has been awarded The Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion (QAEP) – the UK's most prestigious award. He will be presented with an engraved chalice and Grant of Appointment at a reception hosted by Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace on 13 July.

  • Boat Club Varsity - 20/04/2009

    Boat Club Varsity
    UWE vs University of Bristol
    Bristol Harbourside
    25 April 2009

    The University of the West of England and the University of Bristol will face each other on the water on Saturday 25 April 2009 in the annual Boat Club Varsity. Olympic gold medallist Peter Reed, an ex-UWE Boat Club President, and a double World Champion in the Men's Coxed four will row as part of the UWE alumni crew, made up of ex-students who return to the city to represent their University.

  • Researchers investigate healthy commercial composting - 20/04/2009

    Scientists and Air Quality experts from the University of the West of England and Cranfield University are collaborating to find out more about the bioaerosols that are emitted from commercial composting facilities and their transport off-site and into the wider environment. Bio aerosols are particles that contain microbes and their associated molecules such as endotoxin.

  • UWE wins funds to help the West during economic downturn - 09/04/2009

    The University of the West of England with its partners has put together a package of nearly £1m including winning almost £500,000 funding from the Higher Education Funding Council (HEFCE) Economic Challenge Investment Fund (ECIF) to find ways of helping businesses during the current economic downturn. The ECIF was introduced earlier this year to enable the Higher Education sector to respond rapidly to the skills development and retraining needs of employers and individuals.

  • UWE conference focuses on health and sustainability - 07/04/2009

    Inaugural Conference: UWE Institute for Sustainability, Health and Environment
    Tuesday 21 April, 2009
    Glendinning Lecture Theatre,
    UWE Frenchay Campus

    A unique synergy of expertise in sustainability and health comes together in the first ever conference of the Institute for Sustainability Health and Environment (ISHE) at the University of the West of England on 21 April 2009.

  • Bristol Graffiti and Street Art Map launched - 03/04/2009

    A member of staff from the University of the West of England has launched a web based Graffiti Street Map http://www.bristolgraffitimap.com of Bristol including over 150 mapped locations and photos from all over the city. Visitors can take a virtual tour of Bristol's street art and locate the remaining Banksy's in the city.

March

  • UWE student wins top prize for brilliant essay - 31/03/2009

    A student at the University of the West of England has won a top prize for an English essay. The British Association for American Studies Ambassadors Award for best undergraduate essay 2008-09 will be awarded to Steve Presence at a special ceremony at the University of Nottingham in April.

  • UWE volunteers to build playground for Tanzanian orphanage - 27/03/2009

    A group of seven students from the University of the West of England are going to spend the summer in a remote area of Tanzania where they will build a playground for an orphanage. The students have been fundraising to raise the £9,000 whilst studying for their final year at University. They aim to spend £7,000 on 'Project APE' (Adventure Playground of Education.) As long as they do not exceed their budget, the remaining £2,000 will be spent on dispensing medicine to the local community.

  • More than 3600 lower income students receive UWE bursary - 26/03/2009

    More than 3600 students from lower income and other under-represented groups received a bursary or scholarship in 2007-08, according to a report published on Thursday 26 March by the Office for Fair Access(OFFA).

  • UWE takes part in 'Sharp Shotz' initiative - 26/03/2009

    The University of the West of England is taking part in this year's Sharp Shotz competition, which aims to use the talent and creativity of young people to drive home important messages about the issues of guns, knives and drugs and how these affect young people.

  • “UK teen binge drinking is serious and chronic” - 26/03/2009

    The latest findings on teenage drinking, smoking and drug use across Europe are released today. The European School Survey Project on Alcohol and other Drugs (ESPAD) is a study of 15 and 16 year old teenagers in 35 European countries. It is by far the most detailed international study on this subject. ESPAD has been carried out previously in 1995, 1999 and 2003. The latest ESPAD was carried out in 2007. The new international study findings are revealed today (26 March 2009) at a press conference in London. The press conference is chaired by Professor Ray Hodgson, Director of the Alcohol Education and Research Council (AERC). Study findings are presented and discussed by Professor Martin Plant* and Dr Patrick Miller** of the University of the West of England, Bristol.

  • European Ambassadors visit UWE - 25/03/2009

    Bristol's achievements and challenges come under the spotlight on 26 March 2009 as three of the UK's top European diplomats visit the city and come to the University of the West of England for a specially organised debate.

  • UWE Symposium on Prostate Cancer Research in the South West - 23/03/2009

    Saturday 28 March 2009 0930 – 1330

    Are you about to have a PSA test and are you anxious about the process and outcome or have you recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer? Do you care for someone or are you a health practitioner working with prostate cancer patients? Do you want to find out more about prostate cancer research happening locally?

  • Students win prize for Have I got sustainable transport news - 23/03/2009

    A team of students who made a spoof version of the famous news quiz comedy programme have won £600 in the annual Deans conference held at the University of the West of England. The team have been invited to a special dinner at Bristol's Grand Hotel on Friday 27 March to receive their prize and certificates.

  • UWE leads successful bid to support SW school improvement - 20/03/2009

    The School of Education at the University of the West of England, has led a successful bid for a South West Consortium to provide a new government MA programme in Teaching and Learning.

  • Tool will transform care of children with breathing problems - 19/03/2009

    A non invasive instrument to monitor the breathing of very young children with respiratory problems is being developed by researchers at the University of the West of England, in partnership with Bristol University and consultants at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust's Bristol Royal Hospital for Children and Frenchay Hospital. This is a multidisciplinary research project which will involve clinicians and patients at the early stages of development, to ensure that the instrument meets end-user requirements.

  • Come and get brainy in Bristol this spring - 18/03/2009

    A 400-strong human network of nerve cells, a giant brain, high-power microscopes and a neurobot are just a few of the interactive displays taking place at At-Bristol from Wednesday 18 to Sunday 22 March to celebrate International Brain Awareness Week. http://www.dana.org/brainweek/

  • Can science save Bristol from recession? - 17/03/2009

    Science could save Bristol from the worst of the recession, according to experts who are gathering in the city this month. The second Science City Bristol Annual Conference on Wednesday 18 March will feature technological ground-breakers including land speed record holder Richard Noble OBE, currently working with UWE and other partners on the BLOODHOUND SSC world-record breaking attempt.

  • Public nuisance laws can control damage to ecosystems - 17/03/2009

    Researchers from the University of the West of England have found a legal route to limit damage to the environment – such as uncontrolled scallop dredging, using the common law of public nuisance.

  • Bristol Varsity Series underway for 2009 - 17/03/2009

    "Embrace the rivalry.....”

    The University of Bristol and The University of the West of England go head to head again this year in a series of sporting challenges which are the highlight of the sporting year for students at both universities.

  • UWE supports students from countries in conflict - 16/03/2009

    Staff and students from the University of the West of England have set up the UWE International Student Support Fund to support students from countries in conflict. The decision to offer financial support is in response to UWE students raising humanitarian and education issues connected with countries in conflict like Gaza.

  • UWE announces accredited three month Animation course - 13/03/2009

    The Bristol School of Animation at the University of the West of England is pleased to announce the re-launch of its prestigious three month Animation course taking place from July to September 2009.

    With only 12 spaces available on the course applications are highly competitive. The course will suit graduates and practitioners from a range of creative backgrounds who want to develop their technical, creative and professional potential in animation. A key opportunity offered is a showcase event of students work to which representatives from the animation industry are invited.

  • Woodland games mean fitness for all age groups - 12/03/2009

    Enjoying activities in green spaces and fresh air can have benefits for young and old alike, according to researchers from the University of the West of England. They are running an evaluation of the 3G Woodland Games programme in Swindon to find out how effective the project is.

  • Are you afraid of pregnancy or childbirth? - 12/03/2009

    Are you afraid of pregnancy or childbirth? Would you like to share you positive and negative views about this?

  • Survey findings reveal latest trends in teenage alcohol use - 12/03/2009

    The European School Survey Project on Alcohol and other Drugs (ESPAD)

    Press Conference Thursday 26 March 2009 09.30
    Room STB9, Stewart House, 32 Russell Square,London WC1B 5DN

    The findings of the most detailed international study of drinking, smoking and illicit drug use amongst 15 and 16 years old teenagers in 35 European countries will be presented at a press conference in London on 26 March 2009 at 09.30.

  • UWE holds taster days for health carers of the future - 11/03/2009

    The University of the West of England is organising its first taster day for young people thinking of a career in health care at the Great Western Hospital, Swindon on 16 March.

    UWE's School of Health and Social Care is inviting students on access courses at Swindon New College to find out the opportunities for higher education on offer in their area.

  • Science Minister launches BLOODHOUND@University - 10/03/2009

    Lord Drayson, Minister of State for Science and Innovation will visit the University of the West of England on Wednesday 11 March to launch BLOODHOUND@University – a new online resource for young engineers to get involved with the development of the Bloodhound supersonic car.

  • UWE invites schools for credit crunch conundrum - 05/03/2009

    Credit Crunch Conundrum - Frenchay Campus UWE Friday 6 March

    The University of the West of England is holding a special day to shed light on financial markets and the impact of the credit crunch for students from Sixth Form Centres and Further Education Colleges in Bristol and South Gloucestershire on Friday 6 March.

  • UWE more than doubles its research funding - 05/03/2009

    The University of the West of England, Bristol is one of the biggest winners following the financial outcome of the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. Figures announced today by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) show that UWE has increased its research funding allocation by a massive 122%. This represents one of the biggest increases in the country.*

  • IMPACT international print conference returns to UWE - 05/03/2009

    University of the West of England and venues around the city

    16 to 19 September 2009

    The University of the West of England will host the IMPACT international print conference for the second time in ten years from 16 to 19 September 2009.

    IMPACT is a biannual event that brings together over 500 of the world's leading print makers from over 25 countries. Conferences have been held in Cape Town, Tallinn, Helsinki and Posnan/Berlin.

  • How can we persuade young drivers to slow down? - 04/03/2009

    The University of the West of England and Bristol City Council are collaborating on a social marketing initiative for the Department for Transport as part of a national drive to bring about innovative road safety projects. The Road Safety Partnerships Grant scheme will fund a joint project to evaluate the effectiveness of social marketing targeted towards young drivers in deprived areas.

  • UWE presents The Boy Friend - 04/03/2009

    UWE presents The Boy Friend
    Redgrave Theatre – Clifton, Bristol
    4 - 7 March 2009

    Students from the University of the West of England's Centre for Performing Arts (CPA) will present The Boy Friend, at the Redgrave Theatre, Clifton from 4 - 7 March at 19.30 with a matinee on Saturday 7 March at 14.30.

February

  • Honorary Degree awarded to Baroness Brenda Hale - 26/02/2009

    Brenda Hale, The Right Honourable The Baroness Hale of Richmond, DBE is to be awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws by the University of the West of England at a special ceremony at the Bristol Mansion House on Friday 27 February at 12.00.

  • Climate Change denial conference hosted at UWE - 26/02/2009

    Facing Climate Change conference
    University of the West of England, 7 March 2009

    Man-made climate change poses an unprecedented threat to the global ecosystem and yet the response, from national policy makers right through to individual consumers, remains tragically inadequate. The Centre for Psycho-Social Studies at the University of the West of England is organising a major interdisciplinary event Facing Climate Change on this topic at UWE on 7 March 2009. Facing Climate Change is the first national conference to specifically explore 'climate change denial'.

  • Big Beach Clean at Weston-super-Mare - 24/02/2009

    Saturday 28 February 2009 10.30 to 15:30

    For the third year running, to celebrate the culmination of Student Volunteering Week, the University of the West of England is joining forces with the Beach Ranger Service and the Marine Conservation Society to spring clean Weston-super-Mare beach.

    Around 60 students from the UWE will convene on Weston-super-Mare beach on Saturday 28 February from 10.30 until 15.30.

  • UWE launches new space for start-up businesses - 23/02/2009

    The University of the West of England is launching a new 65 space business incubator called UWE Ventures in Bush House, on Bristol's Harbourside.

    The new space will be fully equipped, with access to meeting space and mentoring from business experts, to help individuals and young businesses develop their ideas. It builds on UWE's successful business incubators in the Watershed across the Floating Harbour. Bush House is already well-known as a creative hub, home to both UWE's Illustration students and the Arnolfini gallery.

  • UWE students help design cockpit for world's fastest car - 20/02/2009

    World land speed challenger Andy Green, OBE visited the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) on Thursday to try out for the first time a mock-up of the cockpit he will use in his 1000 mph record attempt. The cockpit test rig, designed and built by second-year product design students, will ensure that cockpit components such as chair and controls are in the optimum ergonomic position for the challenge.

  • Oscar winner launches Bristol School of Animation - 19/02/2009

    Bristol School of Animation, Bower Ashton Campus, UWE
    25 February 2009 18.00 to 21.00

    Triple Oscar winning animator, Richard Williams, will launch the new Bristol School of Animation at the University of the West of England on Wednesday 25 February. Richard Williams, voted by his peers as the Animators' Animator in the London Observer, has won over 250 international awards including three Oscars, three British Academy Awards, and an Emmy. His films include Who framed Roger Rabbit, The Return of the Pink Panther and A Christmas Carol.

  • Science for Environment Policy celebrates 10,000 subscribers - 18/02/2009

    A news alert service Science for Environment Policy edited by the Science Communication Unit at the University of the West of England on behalf of the European Commission is celebrating its 10,000th subscriber.

  • UWE students present Music by CMT at Colston Hall Bar - 17/02/2009

    Tuesday 24 February 2009 19:30

    Creative Music Technology students from the University of the West of England have formed a promotion company called BAD CD's who will put on a show, Music by CMT, at the Colston Hall Bar on Tuesday 24 February at 19.30.

  • UWE know-how helps businesses boost their bottom line - 17/02/2009

    The University of the West of England is part of a national move to share the latest in technology and knowledge with business, bringing new jobs and boosting profits. The Programme Director of the UK's Knowledge Transfer Partnerships scheme, Dr Debbie Buckley-Golder, is meeting UWE's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Steve West to discuss areas of co-operation between academia and commerce.

  • Professional mentoring, off to a flying start - 16/02/2009

    Students on the Computer Systems Integration degree at the University of the West of England are benefiting from professional mentoring by UWE graduates.

  • UWE students put their voices at heart of government - 12/02/2009

    Students had the chance to take their views to the top today when Lord Tony Young, Minister for Students visited the University of the West of England. Lord Young met students to discuss a range of issues affecting them as part of a national student listening programme.

  • UWE Chemotherapy training addresses patient safety concerns - 10/02/2009

    The University of the West of England has introduced a series of training workshops in response to a call for increased vigilance to ensure appropriate training for health practitioners responsible for administering chemotherapy treatment to cancer patients.

  • £550,000 to improve wellbeing of people with disfigurements - 10/02/2009

    Two new avenues of help for people with disfigurements are opening up at the University of the West of England, thanks to funding for two research posts provided by the Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT).

  • Science explodes into life for children with new comics - 03/02/2009

    Primary school children will soon have the chance to learn about scientific enquiry and changing materials, from an exciting new digital comic called, Selenia, created by Emma Weitkamp of the Science Communication Unit at the University of the West of England. The comic can be downloaded from: http://www.sciencecomics.uwe.ac.uk

  • New RELAYS Sports Business Fellow announced - 02/02/2009

    Kim Chang has just been appointed Sports Business Fellow, hosted by the University of the West of England, as part of the RELAYS project. RELAYS (Regional Educational Legacy in Arts and Youth Sport) is a £3.1 million project which will create a legacy of engaged and skilled young people in the South West of England in the run-up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games.

  • Prostate Cancer in the South West symposium at UWE - 02/02/2009

    Saturday 28 March 2009 09.30 – 13.30

    Are you about to have a PSA test and are you anxious about the process and outcome or have you recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer? Do you care for someone or are you a health practitioner working with prostate cancer patients? Do you want to find out more about prostate cancer research happening locally?

January

  • UWE alumnus launches book on African Diaspora - 29/01/2009

    Book launch – 13 February 2009 at 19.30 Arnolfini Bristol
    Seasoned by Edson Burton published by City Chameleon.

    Dr Edson Burton, an alumnus from the University of the West of England will launch his latest book, Seasoned, published by City Chameleon, at the Arnolfini in Bristol on Friday 13 February 2009. The book launch will include a dramatised performance directed by Bristol based Director Sam Berger.

  • February is time for 'Feeling Good' at UWE - 29/01/2009

    February is often thought of as a gloomy time of year, but students at the University of the West of England are being invited to dispel the winter blues with a series of health and wellbeing events as part of 'Feel Good February'.

  • New UWE research centre tackles leadership & ethics issues - 28/01/2009

    Bristol Business School (a Faculty of the University of the West of England) is launching a new initiative which will address some of the stark ethical and leadership issues highlighted by the current crisis in the financial markets.

  • UWE graduate and placement student launch Foliomatch - 26/01/2009

    Media and Arts students who find it difficult to get a foothold into the creative industries are being given a helping hand thanks to a new web resource called Foliomatch(http://www.foliomatch.co.uk)developed by a graduate and placement student team from the University of the West of England.

    Foliomatch will be launched on 29 January at the View Gallery in Hotwell Road, Bristol at 19.30.

  • Recording experts come to UWE for Lynch Lecture Series - 20/01/2009

    Students at the University of the West of England will get the chance to learn more about presenting and sound recording techniques from recognised industry leaders.

    The first two lectures of the season have been confirmed with Luke Clancy, presenter of Sound Stories on RTE on 28 January 2009 and Chris Watson, world renowned sound recordist on 25 February 2009. Lectures are held on UWE's Frenchay Campus in room 1N05 from 1300 to 1500. There will be more lectures confirmed as the term progresses.

  • UWE builds bridges with local colleges - 20/01/2009

    Bridge Building Day - Frenchay Campus UWE Thursday 22 January

    Local students from Sixth Form Centres and Further Education Colleges in Bristol and South Gloucestershire have been invited to the University of the West of England on Thursday 22 January to quite literally build bridges connecting their school life with their future.

  • Crime Scene House launched at UWE - 20/01/2009

    Friday 23 January 2009 – Crime Scene House, Upper Lodge, UWE Glenside Campus

    Forensic Science students from the University of the West of England and local police will have the opportunity to practise crime scene investigation at a new crime scene house that will be launched on Friday 23 January 2009.

  • Study shows women have more nightmares than men - 19/01/2009

    A researcher from the University of the West of England was inspired by her own nightmares and a chance encounter at a lecture to examine more closely the stuff that dreams are made of. Her PhD study has focused on an astounding discovery that women suffer more nightmares then men.

  • UWE supports Bridge Learning Campus - 07/01/2009

    The University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE) is supporting the Bridge Learning Campus, an innovative learning initiative, based in south Bristol which was launched in September 2008 and which moves into purpose built new buildings in January.

  • UWE historian investigates the history of Minety - 06/01/2009

    A book tracing the history of the village of Minety in North Wiltshire from pre-history to the present day has recently been published by Dr James Lee, a Historian based at the University of the West of England.

  • MBE for UWE Professor in Honours list - 05/01/2009

    Dr Clara Greed, Professor of Inclusive Urban Planning at the University of the West of England has been honoured with an MBE for services to urban design in the New Year Honours list.

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