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December

  • 100 Lanterns mark launch of Migrant Rights Centre Bristol - 16/12/2010

    Bristol's skyline will be lit up by 100 lanterns this weekend as migrant rights supporters take to the Downs. The Chinese lanterns will be launched to celebrate the opening of the Migrant Rights Centre, Bristol on Saturday 18 December at 18:00 at the Durdham Downs.

  • UWE offers unique Masters by Research degree in Bio-sensing - 14/12/2010

    The University of the West of England has just announced a ground-breaking Masters by Research degree in Bio-Sensing Technology. It is being aimed at new graduates, research scientists or scientists from commercial companies who wish to expand their expertise or solve practical issues related to development of these novel technologies.

  • UWE to host Men's Premier Division England Hockey Matches - 08/12/2010

    The University of the West of England will play host to world class indoor hockey games this weekend (11-12 December 2010) as the first week of the England Hockey Indoor Men's Premier Division get underway.

  • UWE student joins Aston Martin junior racing team - 07/12/2010

    Student James Appleby from the University of the West of England has just been announced as a member of the new official Aston Martin Racing Junior Team - Generation AMR. The announcement was made at the annual Aston Martin Racing awards dinner, held at Gaydon in Oxfordshire, Aston Martin's headquarters. According to Aston Martin Racing, the team will focus on young driver development, and was born from the joining of two family teams that competed against each other in the inaugural Aston Martin GT4 Challenge of Great Britain.

  • Migrant Support Centre opens in Bristol - 06/12/2010

    A one-stop shop which will help support Bristol's migrants is launching on Human Rights Day in the heart of St Paul's. The Migrant Rights Centre, Bristol is launching at 15:00 on Friday 10 December 2010 at the Pierian Centre, 27 Portland Square, St Paul's.

  • Are slums the new tourist hot spots? - 06/12/2010

    'Destination Slum', 9-11 December 2010 University of the West of England Are slums the new tourist hotspots? How ethical are the businesses drawn up to cater for tourists' desires to visit poor neighborhoods? Do travel companies give something back to the communities? How do the communities living in slums feel about their more affluent visitors? These are just some of the questions that will be asked at an international conference at the University of the West of England on 9 – 11 December.

November

  • UWE presents Festival di Maestri Italiani - 30/11/2010

    Bristol Cathedral Saturday 4 December 2010 at 19:30 The University of the West of England's Symphony Orchestra and Singers will this year be celebrating the work of four Italian composers at its autumn concert in Bristol Cathedral. The choir of 130 voices and symphony orchestra will present a festival of four acclaimed Italian masterpieces on Saturday 4 December at 19:30.

  • UWE Professor shows how many bugs make light work - 29/11/2010

    Inaugural lecture - Thursday 16 December 18:00 Room 2D07 Frenchay Campus A professor from the University of the West of England will present her inaugural lecture on bioluminesence and give insight into how this natural phenomenon has been used to make biomarkers that are making exciting breakthroughs in several areas of health research.

  • Pest control idea wins Universities SW awards - 29/11/2010

    Bright ideas based on agriculture swept the board at this year's Universities South West Enterprise Awards (USWEA) in both the student and staff/alumni categories. Winner of the Best Student Business plan was Charlie Hancock of the Royal Agricultural College (RAC) with Vermtek which provides scientifically-based, cost-effective solutions to pest problems. The idea offers a proactive approach to prevention, as well as estate maintenance and other outdoor services. Winner of the Best Staff / Alumni Business plan was Cotswold Gold Ltd, an idea from Charlie Beldam and Lawrence Millett-Satow also of the RAC for a high quality rapeseed oil for culinary use produced using 'zero waste' principles.

  • Dyson CEO launches UWE's new research centre - CENTIENT - 26/11/2010

    Distinguished Address Series, Bristol Business School, 29 November 2010 18:00-20:30 To celebrate the launch of a new research group at the University of the West of England Martin McCourt, CEO of Dyson, will deliver an address at the Frenchay Campus on Monday 29 November. The Centre of Enterprise, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CENTIENT) will be based at UWE's Bristol Business School.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to UWE Chancellor - 26/11/2010

    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of the University to Ann Elizabeth Oldfield Butler-Sloss GBE PC in recognition of her significant contribution to the University and society through her national and international work. The Honorary Degree will be conferred at the Awards Ceremony of Bristol Law School on Friday 26 November at Bristol Cathedral at 14.00.

  • Cycling is all about 'me time'and a return to childhood - 24/11/2010

    A ground breaking study into the image of cycling in Britain by a research team from the University of the West of England has revealed that people who regularly make small trips by bike are primarily motivated to get on their bikes by the sense of freedom, the opportunity for a bit of 'me time' and feelings that bring about memories of childhood.

  • UWE welcomes Chinese delegation - 23/11/2010

    The University of the West of England will welcome a 25 person delegation from China on 24 November [2010] on a fact finding mission to find out about the UK's expertise on 'Environment and Healthy Lifestyle'.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Peaches Golding OBE - 23/11/2010

    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Master of Business Administration to Peaches Golding OBE in recognition of her significant role in supporting Business in the Community in the South West and her role as former governor of the University.

  • £7.5 million won by UWE to create growth in SW - 23/11/2010

    The University of the West of England will lead three out of five iNets granted to the South West region. An investment of £13 million including European Regional Development Funds (ERDF) will create opportunities for businesses and researchers in the South West to develop networks to support job creation and product development. The iNets will run for three years from 2010 – 2013.

  • Winter cycle commuting event at UWE - 22/11/2010

    Cycling through winter 23 November 11:00 to 14:00 UWE/HP staff restaurant The University of the West of England is teaming up with staff cycling groups from Hewlett Packard (HP) and MOD Abbeywood to encourage more people to cycle to work as the nights draw in early and the weather gets colder and wetter.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Professor Steve Smith - 22/11/2010

    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Education to Professor Steve Smith in recognition of his significant contribution to the regional higher education agenda through his work with HERDA-SW (now Universities South West) and the Regional Development Agency.

  • New proposals aim to reduce danger on Bristol's roads - 22/11/2010

    A radical and proactive approach to reducing danger on Bristol's roads has been proposed following innovative research from Bristol City Council, NHS Bristol and the University of the West of England (UWE). The nine-month Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project looked at ways of reducing road danger, to make pedestrians and cyclists less vulnerable to harm, especially from motorised vehicles. A road danger reduction approach argues that the surest way to improve road safety is to reduce the volume and speed of motorised traffic, while also promoting walking and cycling as means as transport. The approach dove-tails well with the current emphasis on 20mph speed limits for residential streets currently being piloted by Bristol City Council.

  • UWE awards Honorary Master of Education to Lennox Lewis - 22/11/2010

    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Master of Education to Lennox O'Reilly Augustus Lewis in recognition of his considerable position and standing in St Vincent and the Grenadines, his role as a powerful advocate for the University, and the ways in which he has demonstrated his complete commitment to, and engagement with, individual staff and students.

  • UWE student named Intern of the Year by Microsoft - 19/11/2010

    Rebecca Williams, a BA (Hons) Business Studies student, Bristol has been chosen by Microsoft as Intern of the Year for her contribution to the company during her placement year.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Robin Gallimore - 17/11/2010

    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Technology to Robin Gallimore in recognition of his strong local connections as director of Hewlett-Packard Laboratories in Bristol and his continuing influential role as head of the South West Science and Industry Council (SWSIC) in the west of England.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Richard Noble OBE - 17/11/2010

    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Technology to Richard Noble OBE in recognition of the alignment between the aims and objectives of the Bloodhound Project to inspire and motivate, and the University's own vision to do likewise.

  • 'Coalition Planning – delivering the development we need?' - 17/11/2010

    11th Bristol Planning and Law Policy Conference, Thursday 25 November 2010: Bristol Marriott City Centre Hotel, Bristol This conference will look at how the Coalition Governments planning policies will impact on Bristol and surrounding areas and whether they will be effective in delivering the development needed. The Conference aims to provide an opportunity to hear the views of experts in the field of planning, development and law and to exchange ideas with other practitioners. This year it is particularly vital at a time when the professions are adapting to a whole new agenda of localism and community planning.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Sara Parkin OBE - 16/11/2010

    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science to Sara Parkin OBE in recognition of her significant achievements and national contribution to education and sustainable development, notably her focus on integrating 'sustainability literacy' into education and professional training.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Max Crofts - 15/11/2010

    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Master of Arts to Max Crofts in recognition of his national and international leadership as President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Dick Penny - 15/11/2010

    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts to Dick Penny in recognition of his significance to Bristol's cultural media and his work in aligning a range of people to influence national debate and strengthen Bristol's status within it.

  • Photo superhero brings historic family archives up to date - 12/11/2010

    University of the West of England student Paul Blakemore is in line for a Universities South West enterprise award for his photographic archiving service that digitally remasters family historical photographs. He is representing UWE at the USW enterprise award final being held on 16 November in Plymouth.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Professor Eric Thomas - 10/11/2010

    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science to Professor Eric Thomas in recognition of his considerable leadership in higher education, and, more specifically, his role in leading Bristol's Science City and in developing sustainable partnerships between the University of Bristol and UWE.

  • Public concerns can be aired at Social Science cafe - 09/11/2010

    Public Seminar Series Autumn 2010 Venue: Tart Café and Food Store, 16 The Promenade, Gloucester Road, Bristol Time: 18.00 -19.30 (Café open from 17.30) Date: 11 November: Community Relationships in Crisis Are you concerned about the breakdown of communities, the work-life balance and the city as a space to think and dream as well as to live? Do you have questions about the role of education, or the personal and social consequences of globalisation, especially at a time of cutbacks? A public series of social science seminars is taking place at the Tart Café, Gloucester Road, Bristol to tackle such questions. The seminars are a chance for the wider community to share in the ideas, interests and research being pursued by staff and affiliates of the University of the West of England.

  • What links mountain bike armour, super heroes &Trufflehogs? - 09/11/2010

    South West Universities continue to champion enterprise SW Enterprise Awards - 16 November 2010 – Plymouth Holiday Inn Advanced manufacturing techniques to pioneer a mountain biking armour product, a photographic super hero who can be summoned by clients to save their valuable jumbled historical family photos and a children's picturebook publishing company - these are just a few of the ideas from regional entrepreneurs that are competing for a prestigious business prize.

  • Tony Papadopoullos Charitable Trust awards student bursaries - 08/11/2010

    The University of the West of England has received a £15,000 donation from the Tony Papadopoullos Charitable Trust to provide bursaries to undergraduate students studying Computing.

  • UWE filmmakers celebrate Doc/Fest success - 03/11/2010

    Two Media Practice graduates from the University of the West of England have had their short films shortlisted for the Sheffield Student Doc Award at Europe's biggest Documentary Film Festival, the Sheffield International Documentary Festival.

  • UWE in Bristol-Kenya Partnership - 02/11/2010

    The University of the West of England will be accommodating the Kenyan Olympic Team during the 2012 Olympic Games in London, as well as providing training facilities for the team. A delegation from Kenya including former Olympic medallist Dr Kip (Kipchoge) Keino, who is chairman of the Kenyan Olympic Committee, members of the current Kenyan Olympic team, and the Kenyan Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, Dr Paul Otuoma, visited UWE on 1 November to finalise the plan for the team.

  • Bristol and Dutch cities collaborate to beat recession - 01/11/2010

    Representatives from Bristol and five of the largest cities in the Dutch Province of Overijssel are to collaborate on beating the recession and tackling climate change at an ideas exchange event taking place in the city on 4 and 5 November 2010.

October

  • New Assistant Vice-Chancellor at UWE - 29/10/2010

    Professor Julie Mcleod has been appointed the new Assistant Vice-Chancellor, for teaching, learning and the student experience at the University of the West of England.

  • UWE's 'Four in the bar' make TV debut - 28/10/2010

    A talented student barbershop group 'Four in the bar' from the University of the West of England will feature on BBC One's Inside Out West programme on Monday 1 November at 7:30pm.

  • Warming the Wonders of Weston - 21/10/2010

    On Friday 29 October, Wonders of Weston, a permanent programme of remarkable and memorable public artworks will be launched in Weston-super-Mare. Part of the national Sea Change initiative which seeks to support the revitalisation of English seaside towns, Wonders of Weston will launch as British Summer Time comes to an end and the period conventionally thought of as off-season in the seaside resort begins.

  • RELAYS shortlisted for Times Higher Education award - 20/10/2010

    A community project supported by the University of the West of England has been shortlisted for a prestigious Times Higher Education award. The RELAYS (Regional Educational Legacy for Art and Youth Sport) project, which aims to inspire and upskill young people ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games, has been shortlisted for the Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community Award in the Times Higher Education Supplement Awards 2010.

  • Can we detect Alzheimer's disease earlier? - 19/10/2010

    One key problem with treating people with Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the fact that it is often very difficult to detect the disease when it is in the early stages of progression. A team of researchers from the University of the West of England are about to embark on a preliminary study to investigate the efficacy of combining biomarkers in blood with cognitive testing as a way of screening for AD early on so that appropriate treatments can be offered to patients sooner.

  • UWE and Concorde Partnership host Ambitions event - 19/10/2010

    Wednesday 20 October 2010, 09.00 – 20.00, UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre The University of the West of England and Concorde Partnership will welcome 2000 school and college students to The Ambitions Event at the UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre, an all day programme on Wednesday 20 October, aimed at raising the career and educational aspirations of 14-19 year olds from eight local schools and colleges.

  • Meet the leaders of industry at UWE - 18/10/2010

    Ian Cheshire, Group Chief Executive of Kingfisher will share his expertise on the importance of team leadership at the next talk in the Distinguished Executive Address Series on Tuesday 19 October, 18.00 –20.30 at the University of the West of England's Frenchay Campus.

  • International communists tried to destabilise British India - 18/10/2010

    The Communist International (Comintern) was involved in promoting the struggle for Indian independence in the 1920s and '30s, including via the use of force, according to new evidence uncovered by a historian from the University of the West of England. Dr Alastair Kocho-Williams has just returned from archives in Moscow, Delhi, Amsterdam, and the UK where he spent several months delving into communist party and state archives.

  • UWE students can offset paper usage by planting Degree Tree - 18/10/2010

    The Better Together Fund, the University of the West of England's new charitable initiative, is helping students to offset the paper they use during their degrees by planting 'Degree Trees' both on campus and in Malawi.

  • UWE graduate named Radiotherapy student of the Year - 15/10/2010

    A graduate from the University of the West of England has won the Radiotherapy Student of the Year award. The award will be presented by the Society and College of Radiographers to Dawn Bowers at a special ceremony at the House of Commons on 11 November 2010. Dawn Bowers graduates this November with a first class honours degree and had a job lined up as early as last May. She is now working at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

  • 1,000 mph car inspires KTP programme with help of UWE - 12/10/2010

    An exciting Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) initiative is launched today in collaboration with the BLOODHOUND Project. The innovative collaboration will create approximately 20 partnerships to support the companies sponsoring the BLOODHOUND bid to develop a 1,000mph car.

  • Bike film by UWE staff has international success - 08/10/2010

    'The Bristol Bike Project', a documentary produced and directed by Alistair Oldham and shot by Dave Neal of the University of the West of England, has received international interest and widespread acclaim at film festivals and screenings since it was made last summer. The film will be screened at the Unchosen Film Festival at Colston Hall in Bristol on 23 October.

  • Cutting edge print technology at UWE - 07/10/2010

    Centre for Fine Print Research – Open Evening Wednesday 13 October 4.30-7.30pm. The Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) at the University of the West of England is to hold an Open Evening to showcase the latest research and technology.

  • Bristol's live music is focus of new research - 07/10/2010

    A unique opportunity to be at the forefront of an exciting new project to archive the last 60 years of live music in Bristol has arisen at the University of the West of England.

  • 1000's expected at UWE's Meet the Employers Fair - 07/10/2010

    Over 100 businesses and voluntary organisations have signed up to take part in the UWE Meet the Employers Fair on Thursday 14 October. The Fair will be held in the fantastic new Exhibition and Conference Centre on UWE's ever expanding Frenchay Campus.

  • HP and UWE collaborate to improve graduate employability - 04/10/2010

    Industry and academia team up to tackle rising graduate unemployment HP has announced plans for the development of a five year collaboration with the University of the West of England (UWE). This is currently HP's most long-standing relationship with an academic body, and it is also one of the most innovative partnerships between industry and academia in the UK. The agreement will see the creation of a degree and HP and UWE collaborate on a number of joint initiatives in the areas of curriculum development and knowledge exchange. The degree programme, provisionally called, the 'UWE HP Enterprise Computing Degree', will consist of a four year study programme.

September

  • Teachers get inspiration from 'flick books' - 29/09/2010

    Art, Design, Technology and Media teachers taking part in an exciting new project from the University of the West of England will learn new techniques to make 'flick books' and develop valuable skills to inspire their pupils to make their own versions.

  • UWE hosts 'Destination London, Be Inspired and Get Involved' - 29/09/2010

    Would-be volunteers from the West of England can find out about volunteering opportunities at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games on Wednesday 6 October at the University of the West of England, Bristol. The event, called 'Destination London, Be Inspired and Get Involved' is organised by the West of England Sport Trust (Wesport) in partnership with Team West of England.

  • UWE's £7.5m flagship sustainable building open for business - 23/09/2010

    A new flagship sustainable building at the University of the West of England, the R block studios extension, opens for business on Monday 27 September. The new extension will primarily be used by architecture and product design students but also includes teaching and social spaces for common use by all at UWE.

  • UWE Students' Union stages UK's biggest Freshers' Fair - 22/09/2010

    Over 10,000 students from the University of the West of England are set for a fun-packed experience at the UK's biggest Freshers' Fair on Friday 24 September, 11.00-16.00 at the University's Exhibition and Conference Centre on Frenchay Campus.

  • UWE midwife wins award for fetal positioning Tshirts - 21/09/2010

    A new graduate midwife from the University of the West of England has won an award for her design of Tshirts and fabric 'babies' to help mothers prepare for birth. Midwife Jane Cross will receive the 2010 Tricia Anderson award from the Iolanthe Midwifery Trust at an awards ceremony in Cardiff on 23 September.

  • All size fashion models needed - 17/09/2010

    The Centre for Appearance Research at the University of the West of England is looking for women and men aged 18-27 years of all sizes to get their photos taken in Bristol in late September/early October.

  • hello+welcome to new UWE students - 16/09/2010

    Starting University for the first time can be an exciting yet daunting experience for new students everywhere. That's why the University of the West of England has invested heavily to welcome its 6000 new first year students in style - with a host of events and support across its campuses to help them settle in, make friends and enjoy their university experience from day one.

  • UWE to host a Hockey Tournament this weekend - 09/09/2010

    The University of the West of England's Centre for Sport will be inviting top regional, aspiring national league and national league 1XI standard teams to its world class hockey pitch on 11-12 September 2010 when the UWE Hockey trophy gets underway.

  • UWE lecturer's multimedia work acquired by Arts Council - 09/09/2010

    The Arts Council has acquired an extensive multimedia installation by University of the West of England lecturer Rod Dickinson and fellow writer and artist Tom McCarthy. It is on display until 10 October 2010 at Yorkshire Sculpture Park's Longside Gallery, the exhibition is organised by the Hayward Gallery. Rod is a Senior Lecturer in Culture, Media and Drama and Programme Leader of UWE's BA degree course in Media and Cultural Studies.

  • Free letting agency for UWE students - 09/09/2010

    Students at the University of the West of England will soon benefit from expert letting advice and support from a new letting service operated by the UWE Students' Union.

August

  • Research suggests a new era of cycling may be here to stay - 31/08/2010

    What with the rise of the Middle Aged Men in Lycra (MAMILS), Boris Johnson's newly opened Cycle Superhighways in London, Clare Balding's new BBC4 series on cycling tourism, and the outstanding sporting success of Mark Cavendish in this year's Tour de France, could we be forgiven for thinking the UK is on the cusp of a new era of cycling? This was the question asked by a team of academics at the Bristol Social Marketing Centre at the University of the West of England (UWE).

  • UWE graduate entrepreneurs launch new business - 'Houkara' - 25/08/2010

    Three graduates from the University of the West of England have overcome the challenges of the current job market to launch –' Houkara', Bristol's first Shisha and Ice-Cream Lounge, Gloucester Road, Bristol which opens on Friday 3 September 2010.

  • Increase in UWE staff who cycle to work - 25/08/2010

    A recent survey carried out by researchers from the University of the West of England's Centre for Transport and Society has shown that there has been a rise in the number of people cycling to UWE over the past two years.

  • UWE teams up with Bristol Rugby Academy - 25/08/2010

    A new partnership has just been signed between Bristol Rugby and the University of the West of England to make sure talented young players do not miss out on a higher education. Bristol Rugby club CEO Steve Gorvett and UWE Vice-Chancellor Steve West shook hands on 25 August on an agreement which gives up to six identified academy players the chance to study for a degree while continuing with their rugby development.

  • UWE phone lines open early to give students clearing advice - 18/08/2010

    Phone lines will be open from 07.00 tomorrow at the University of the West of England to give advice to would-be students on the day they get their A-level results. Keith Hicks, Director of Marketing and Communications at UWE said, “The number of places on offer through clearing at UWE is down significantly from last year but, there are some places on courses where there is a high demand from employers and as a result of last minute government support for Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects.

  • Graduates cycle to raise funds for earthquake zones - 17/08/2010

    Graduates from the University of the West of England's Department of Planning and Architecture are cycling 296 miles from London to Paris in aid of construction charity Article 25.

  • Cirencester friendly announces new KTP with UWE - 16/08/2010

    Cirencester friendly, the leading income protection insurance provider, will be replacing its existing legacy IT systems with the support of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with the University of the West of England.

  • Unique exhibition challenges artists - 04/08/2010

    A unique exhibition starting in Edinburgh on 11 September will challenge artists to create work in both 2D and 3D, drawing on the same source material and using the latest print technology. In '3D2D: Object and Illusion in Print' artists will use digital software and hardware in a creative way to produce works of art that can be 'printed' in both 2D and 3D.

July

  • Urine – waste product or future power source? - 26/07/2010

    Researchers at Bristol Robotics Lab (BRL)a collaborative UWE/University of Bristol research facility, are looking into the use of urine as the 'fuel' for Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs), which use bacterial cultures to break down 'food' to create power. MFCs are a developing technology used to power autonomous robots.

  • Can exercise help people quit smoking? - 26/07/2010

    Researchers from the Centre for Appearance Research at the University of the West of England are looking for participants for a study investigating whether small amounts of exercise can help people give up smoking.

  • Music technology student wins AKG Scholarship of Sound award - 26/07/2010

    University of the West of England student Josh Ward was chosen as one of only ten would-be music producers and engineers in Europe to be awarded an AKG Scholarship of Sound in Berlin.

  • UWE supports 'Sharp Shotz' initiative - 21/07/2010

    Animation students from the University of the West of England have taken part in the Sharp Shotz Animation Competition, to help local schoolchildren and youth groups produce films that raise awareness of the consequences of drugs, guns and knives. The winning entries were premiered at the Watershed on Wednesday 21 July.

  • BLOODHOUND stars at the Farnborough Airshow - 21/07/2010

    The BLOODHOUND team unveiled the complete life size Show Car, which at 12.8m, is longer than four Minis parked end to end, at the Farnborough International Airshow on Monday 19 July [2010]. The 1:1 replica is the result of three years of aerodynamic study and ten exhaustive design evolutions to perfect the shape and aerodynamic package of the planet's ultimate car.

  • Study finds major gaps in criminal defence access in Europe - 20/07/2010

    A major study of criminal defence in Europe has found significant breaches of rights to effective criminal defence. The study took in Belgium, England and Wales, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland and Turkey, and found important gaps in access to effective legal advice for defendants.

  • Edinburgh or bust for 'Tis Pity She's a Whore - 19/07/2010

    The University of the West of England's Independent Theatre Company is taking its staging of 'Tis Pity She's a Whore from Bristol to the Edinburgh Festival, where it has just been given a larger venue to cope with likely demand.

  • Unique course to help family businesses this summer at UWE - 19/07/2010

    Generation2Generation 16 to 20 August 2010 Bristol Business School, UWE Please note - due to illness, this course has been rescheduled for March/April 2011. The decision to sell; pass on or simply carry on and do nothing; is an issue facing many of the UK's family owned and run businesses. If the decision is to pass on the business to the next generation, this process can often be complex and difficult.

  • Why are there fewer women than men cycling in the UK? - 19/07/2010

    Why are fewer women than men cycling in the UK, and what might encourage more women to take to two wheels? Anja Dalton, a PhD research student from the University of the West of England is investigating gender differences in cycling in the UK and aims to discover the key reasons for the lack of participation in cycling by women. She is also interested in whether social influence is a significant factor in persuading more people, especially more women, to cycle.

  • UWE Dream Doctor's book helps you to interpret your dreams - 19/07/2010

    New book launched on Monday 26 July 2010 'Dreams and Nightmares: A guide to interpreting what your mind is trying to tell you while your body sleeps' Dr Jennifer Parker – University of the West of England What do you dream about? Do owls, butterflies, wolves or dolphins feature? Do you dream about flying, looking fabulous or wearing new clothes? Maybe a sense of place or emotional elements feature strongly. But what does it all mean? Did you know that dreaming about bears can transform your view about yourself or that a dream about a cat can bring hope after a severe setback?

  • Humanities expert appointed as Pro Vice-Chancellor - 15/07/2010

    The University of the West of England has appointed Alex Gilkison to the post of Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean in the newly created Faculty of Creative Arts, Humanities and Education (CAHE).

  • Cancer specialist appointed to Pro Vice-Chancellor role - 15/07/2010

    A children's cancer specialist has been appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at the University of the West of England.

  • UWE renews 10 year agreement with Hartpury College - 14/07/2010

    Hartpury College is pleased to announce the signing of a new 10 year Academic Agreement with the University of the West of England (UWE).

  • UWE sponsors Pride Bristol - 08/07/2010

    The University of the West of England is sponsoring Pride Bristol 2010 on 21 August. The event will celebrate the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community across the South West in the spirit of diversity.

  • Seven UWE students win prestigious placements in CERN - 08/07/2010

    Seven students from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have won prestigious placements this year at CERN, one of the world's largest and most respected centres for scientific research, and home to the Large Hadron Collider facility. So far this year a total of 14 UK students have been accepted for placements at CERN and more students may be selected later in the year.

  • GB success for UWE's boardercross athlete - 07/07/2010

    University of the West of England student Rowan Brandreth has just been selected for the Great Britain boardercross team for the coming winter. Snowboarder Rowan will be living with the GB team this winter in Morzine, France. He will take part in full-time training in the gym and on the slopes before going to Sweden for two weeks pre-season training in November.

  • UWE exhibition showcases 'cutting edge' work - 06/07/2010

    Work by artists using the latest technology from the Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) at the University of the West of England is on show at the Arnolfini Bookshop throughout July and August. The Arnolfini Bookshop, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol is open Tuesdays 11.00-18.00, Wednesdays to Saturdays 11.00-20.00 and Sundays 11.00-19.00. (http://www.arnolfini.org.uk/pages/bookshop/)

  • UWE Internship Scheme helps beat recession - 05/07/2010

    The Graduate Internship Scheme run by the University of the West of England is having a really positive impact on employment in the region. Many graduates are being offered full time employment as their individual internships finish with very positive uptake by small to medium sized enterprises. (See profiles)

  • Radio 4 broadcasts from Common Land and Village Greens event - 05/07/2010

    On Thursday 1 July over 160 delegates attended the 8th National Seminar on Common Land and Town and Village Greens, held at the University of Gloucestershire and organised by the Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI), a collaboration between the University of the West of England, the University of Gloucestershire, Royal Agricultural College and Hartpury College.

  • A Second City Remembered: Rethinking Bristol's History - 05/07/2010

    St Matthias Campus, Fishponds, UWE, Bristol, 23-24 July 2010 The Regional History Centre at the University of the West of England has partnered up with M Shed, Bristol's new museum, to present a conference that reconsiders the history of the second city. 'A second city remembered: rethinking Bristol's history, 1200 – 2000' takes place at UWE's St Matthias Campus on Friday 23 July and Saturday 24 July.

  • Rise in UWE graduate employment - 02/07/2010

    Graduates at the University of the West of England (UWE) found more jobs despite a very difficult employment climate last year. Last year there were 4 per cent fewer UWE graduates unemployed compared to over 20 per cent more graduates unemployed across the UK as a whole, according to figures released this week by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

  • Law integral to Human Rights and Environment agenda - 01/07/2010

    As the world watches in awe and horror at the environmental and social impact of the oil drilling disaster in the Gulf of Mexico sharp focus is brought to bear on how people need protection in law that is guided and led by insight into the link between the environment and human rights.

June

  • UWE's hockey talent aims to reach Commonwealth Games - 30/06/2010

    One of the University of the West of England's Elite Hockey Players, 19 year old Siân French, is aiming to bag a place in the Commonwealth Games in India this year to represent Wales.

  • Breast cancer conference at UWE - 30/06/2010

    Current issues in breast cancer Glendenning Theatre, UWE Frenchay Campus, Saturday 3 July 2010 An opportunity to join a forum to discuss issues surrounding breast cancer is taking place at the University of the West of England on Saturday 3 July 2010. 'Current issues in breast cancer' will include presentations by local researchers to build awareness of the vast range of projects that are happening on the doorstep, here in Bristol.

  • UWE students gain top typographic awards - 29/06/2010

    Six students from the University of the West of England have been given awards for their graphic design and typography work from the prestigious International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD).

  • Dr Shirin Ebadi to speak at UWE Global Ethics conference - 29/06/2010

    1 July 2010 18.00 – 19.30, UWE Frenchay Campus Nobel Peace Prize winner, Dr Shirin Ebadi, a world leading human rights campaigner will give a public lecture on Thursday 1 July 2010 entitled : Fighting for womens' rights in Iran: personal experience of resistance to oppression, as part of a global ethics conference at the University of the West of England.

  • Accident reconstruction gives students valuable insight - 29/06/2010

    The University of the West of England, South Gloucestershire Council and Avon Fire and Rescue service teamed up to give South Gloucestershire students a unique experience, when the social care conference they were attending was interrupted by an accident reconstruction.

  • Sports camps will keep kids active and amused this summer - 28/06/2010

    The University of the West of England is offering children the solution to keep active, entertained and amused during the summer school holidays. The multi-activity camps combine sport, play, arts and craft into a programme for a fun-fuelled summer.

  • Satellite symphony shortlisted for new music award - 28/06/2010

    Creating your own symphonic experience using movements is now possible thanks to Phill Phelps from the University of the West of England. He is part of the team developing Satsymph, which uses an iPhone app to turn GPS co-ordinates into a complex overlapping sound world of symphonic textures and spoken word recordings.

  • Jobs in the media: The barriers to recruitment - 28/06/2010

    Pierian Centre, St Pauls, Bristol, Wednesday 30 June 2010 10.00 – 17.00 The Journalism Policy and Practice Research Group at the University of the West of England are hosting the second of six Economic and Social Research Council seminars examining the problems faced by members of Black and Ethnic Minority (BME) communities when seeking work in the UK media.

  • UWE+Tart Cafe present Social Science in the City - 25/06/2010

    Thursday 1 July 2010 18.00 to 19.30 Tart Café and Food Store, 16 The Promenade, Gloucester Road, Bristol The next Social Science in the City café organised by the University of the West of England at Tart Café on Gloucester Road will be held on Thursday 1 July from 18.00 to 19.00. The Social Science in the City Café series events invite members of the public to join in lively debate on topical social issues of the day.

  • Disfigurement is more than skin deep - 23/06/2010

    Disfigurement can be a challenging and distressing experience for many of the 1 million people in the UK who have a visible difference of any kind. According to new research presented at the international conference, Appearance Matters, taking place in Bristol on 22 and 23rd June, psychological support is as important as functional and surgical treatment in helping people cope with the challenges they face as a result of living with a disfigurement. The study found that levels of distress were equally high regardless of whether individuals were in the community or actively seeking hospital treatment, highlighting the need for more widely available specialist psychological support for people with disfigurement.

  • UWE hosts Global Ethics Conference - 21/06/2010

    Global Ethics: 10 years into the millennium University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus 30 June – 2 July 2010 The University of the West of England and International Global Ethics Association (IGEA) will host the third biannual conference – Global Ethics: 10 years into the millennium from 30 –June to 2 July at the University's Frenchay Campus. Global Ethics: 10 years into the millennium brings together academics and policymakers from around the world to address what progress has been made in addressing the key ethical issues of our time such as global conflict, climate change and international injustice.

  • UWE enameller's intricate jewellery on show in London - 21/06/2010

    Enamel researcher Jessica Turrell from the University of the West of England is exhibiting delicate jewellery and 3D artefacts at a prestigious craft gallery in London. The jewellery was created as part of her research into innovation in vitreous enamel surfaces. The showcase exhibition takes place at the Contemporary Applied Arts gallery from 18 June-17 July 2010. It shows the practical outputs of Jessica's three year research fellowship funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

  • UWE wins Green Gown Award - 17/06/2010

    The University of the West of England has won a prestigious Green Gown Award. The prize for 'Continuous Improvement – institutional Change' was presented to UWE's Environment Manager, Mark Webster, at a special ceremony at the Swan at Shakepeare's Globe Theatre last night.

  • Reading celebrity gossip mags can encourage eating disorders - 16/06/2010

    Findings to be presented at 4th Appearance Matters conference 22-23 June, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, UK Teenagers who read gossip magazines are more likely to engage in eating disorder behaviours, according to new research being presented at the fourth Appearance Matters conference in Bristol. The two-day conference is organised by the Centre for Appearance Research from the University of the West of England.

  • UWE's 4th Appearance Matters conference - 16/06/2010

    Appearance Matters 4 hosted by UWE's Centre for Appearance Research Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol UK - 22-23 June 2010 The University of the West of England's world renowned Centre for Appearance Research will host the fourth bi-annual Appearance Matters conference in Bristol on Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 June 2010. The conference venue will be the historic Wills Memorial Building.

  • 'Education without borders' conference - 15/06/2010

    Thursday 17 June 2010 (Refugee Week) 09.00 to 16.30 at the UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre, Bristol BS16 1QY This one day Community Engagement and Human Rights Conference is presented by the University of the West of England Refugee and Migrant Support Hub (RMS Hub) during refugee week. The Conference aims to promote the basic human principle of education for all to achieve the following four main objectives: consciousness, empowerment, widening participation and workforce diversity.

  • Breakdance, gymnasts and lace inspire creative students - 14/06/2010

    Breakdance, gymnasts and traditional lace collars are among the inspirations for students from the School of Creative Arts at the University of the West of England. The work of UWE's final year undergraduate and postgraduate creative arts students is being showcased at Bower Ashton and Spike Island from 19-24 June 2010.

  • UWE gives prizes to outstanding performers - 14/06/2010

    Students from the University of the West of England have been awarded prizes for their excellence and commitment to the Performing Arts at a special award ceremony at the Royal West of England Academy. The students have been involved in a wide variety of activities as part of the UWE Centre for Performing Arts' programme, including the orchestra, brass consort, clarinet, woodwind and saxophone groups, drama, vocal studies, big band, music theatre and backstage crew. The students have taken part in these activities while pursuing their studies in a range of subjects including: Animation, Computing, English and French and Creative Music Technology.

  • UWE helps family business survive into the next generation - 10/06/2010

    A one-day seminar on how family dynamics and relationships affect the survival of family businesses is being hosted by the University of the West of England's Bristol Business School on 16 June. The seminar will be addressed by the leading thinkers in the field of family business from both the UK and the US.

  • UWE graduates design rides on new pier at Weston-Super-Mare - 10/06/2010

    Graduates from the Product Design course at the University of the West of England have worked on the design and manufacture of some of the rides and amusements on the newly rebuilt Grand Pier at Weston-Super-Mare. The new pier is due to open for business this summer.

  • Product Design competition winner secures design job - 09/06/2010

    A competition winning product design student from the University of the West of England has won permanent employment at Bisley, the international office furniture company, after making a positive impression during a recent work placement.

  • 470 UWE technology students show off degree work - 08/06/2010

    470 Institute of Technology Graduate Show 2010 UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre Friday 11 June 2010 at 18.00 A board game to help prospective foster carers, a new look and design for a stair lift, innovative gaming solutions and a fast indexing system are just some of the ideas that will feature in the University of the West of England's Bristol Institute of Technology (BIT) Show on Friday 11 June at 18.00.

  • UWE Planning and Architecture Show 2010 - 07/06/2010

    Students at the University of the West of England will use nearly three kilometres of coloured ribbon to create a trail with giant geometric shapes to guide visitors around this year's Department of Planning and Architecture Show at the University of the West of England.

  • UWE at cutting edge of partnerships with schools - 07/06/2010

    The University of the West of England is leading the way in the UK with its commitment to partnerships with schools and with its successful track record of supporting academies. With the possibility of up to 1,500 new academies being created, giving schools more autonomy and taking them out of local authority control, the experience of UWE and the City Academy in Bristol highlights the value of universities partnering with local schools. UWE was the first University to sponsor an academy and since its inception in 2003, the relationship has led to raised standards and aspirations at the City Academy in East Bristol.

  • Academy Award for Walking with Robots programme - 07/06/2010

    Academics from the University of the West of England have won a top accolade for their work on a project to enable the public to engage with advanced robotics. Walking with Robots has been run by a team made up of Professor Alan Winfield, Dr Karen Bultitude and Dr Claire Rocks (University of the West of England), Professor Noel Sharkey (University of Sheffield) and Professor Owen Holland (University of Sussex). The team will receive The Royal Academy of Engineering Rooke Medal at the Academy Awards Dinner at London's Guildhall on Monday 7 June [2010] from Academy President Lord Browne of Madingley.

  • UWE achieves Carbon Trust Standard - 03/06/2010

    The University of the West of England has gained the Carbon Trust Standard, a mark of excellence that has been awarded in recognition of measuring, managing and improving our carbon efficiency*.

  • 'World' of PR under scrutiny at UWE - 03/06/2010

    'Developments in the World of PR' will be the topic of discussion for eminent speaker Danny Rogers, editor of 'PR Week', (a key publication for the public relations industry) at an evening event on 10 June hosted by the University of the West of England.

May

  • UWE to explore women expeditioners' records - 27/05/2010

    The history of twentieth century women expeditioners is being unearthed, in many cases for the first time since the accounts of their travels were written. A three-year partnership between geographers at the University of the West of England (UWE) and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) (RGS-IBG) will study women's geographical expeditionary work from 1913, when women were fully admitted to the RGS, to 1986.

  • UWE at forefront of UK Education links with Vietnam - 26/05/2010

    The University of the West of England looks set to become a major player in provision of Higher Education awards in Vietnam. The ground has been prepared by UWE's leaders over the last six years and already some of Vietnam's top Universities have signed up to validated courses in law, economics and biosensing technology.

  • Sir Mike Rake lifts the lid on the global crisis - 26/05/2010

    Sir Mike Rake, Chairman of BT Group plc and easyJet plc, will bring his extensive business knowledge and expertise to members of the Bristol business community in a unique event to be held in central Bristol on Tuesday 1 June [2010].

  • How images of pitiable children are used by cinema and NGOs - 25/05/2010

    New research into the use of images of 'pitiable' children in cinema has begun at the University of the West of England. Researcher Michael Lawrence is making a chronological study, starting with postwar films from Europe about displaced and destitute orphans to more recent films about street children in Latin America and the Middle East.

  • UWE Fashion POP-up at Cabot Circus - 24/05/2010

    The brightest talents from UWE's Fashion Design and Fashion/Textile Design courses will be exhibiting their work in a fashion POP-up at Cabot Circus from Monday 24 May [2010] to Tuesday 1 June [2010].

  • Changes to residential care system needed for elderly - 24/05/2010

    Researchers from the University of the West England, Bristol and the University of Warwick are calling for changes to the UK residential home care system to ensure older people have a 'home for life' and are not pushed out to hospitals or nursing homes unnecessarily.

  • UWE presents Slumdog Millionaire Symposium in Bristol - 21/05/2010

    Pervasive Media Studio, Leadworks, Bristol, Saturday 5 June 11.00 to 17.00 Researchers Fabian Frenzel and Michael Lawrence from the University of the West of England have joined forces to present a day long symposium at Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol to reconsider Danny Boyle's 2008 film Slumdog Millionaire. Slumdog Millionaire: Critical Perspectives on a Global Phenomenon will take place on Saturday 5 June between 11.00 and 17.00 and is open to everyone.

  • Expert available to comment on new rape defendant policy - 21/05/2010

    Dr Phil Rumney, a Reader in Criminal Justice at the University of the West of England, is available for media commentary today on the new policy proposing anonymity to rape defendants.

  • Male models in advertising - 21/05/2010

    Findings presented at 4th Appearance Matters conference 22 -23 June, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, UK Much has been reported in the media about the use of waif thin female models in fashion advertising and the influence this can have on the health of women who strive to be thin in the belief that ultra thin is beautiful. However recent research suggests that in fact average sized female models are well received in advertising campaigns and promote a much healthier body image.

  • Graduate intern scheme employment success with Solsoft - 21/05/2010

    The University of the West of England Graduate Internship Scheme is making positive ripples amongst the small business community in the region.

  • Sideways Looks - 20/05/2010

    Film & Media Festival 2010 Saturday 22 11.00 – 19.00 (wrap party 19.00-21.00) Exhibition continues Sunday 23 May 11.00-17.00 Students studying Media and Cultural Studies, Film and Journalism at the University of the West of England will present innovative new work in this year's Sideways Looks Film and Media Festival.

  • News service on EU Socio-economic and Humanities Research - 19/05/2010

    A news alert service highlighting the policy relevance of European Union Socio-economic and Humanities Research has just been launched by the University of the West of England. Entitled Socio-economic and Humanities Research for Policy, the News Alert service helps policy makers respond to the complex economic and social dynamics of the modern world by providing access to the latest research results. It is being managed by UWE's Science Communication Unit.

  • New RSS feeds launched by Science for Environment Policy - 19/05/2010

    Two new RSS feeds on the Science for Environment Policy website were launched on 29 April. Science for Environment Policy is a free news service designed to strengthen links between environmental research and European policy. It provides easy-to-read summaries of policy-relevant environmental research.

  • Creative graduates get ready for success this summer - 18/05/2010

    The University of the West of England is working with Gallery Creative Business Consultancy to run six free graduate-focussed workshops to help people showcase their skills and find work in the creative industries. The workshops are open to all graduates, including UWE students graduating this summer.

  • UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre goes green - 18/05/2010

    The 4000 sq m University of the West of England Exhibition and Conference Centre (ECC) has signed up to the nationally recognised Greener Events guide, and has made sustainability a key priority.

  • Engineer to create 3D puzzle to mend broken bones - 18/05/2010

    An engineer at the University of the West of England is working with an orthopaedic surgeon from the Bristol Royal Infirmary and a specialized software company to enhance the management of complex, joints' fractures by creating a robotics device that can put the fractures back together as perfectly as possible, using the state of the art of 3D imaging, pattern recognition and robotics.

  • Fashion students inspired by Scottish hills, hair and latex - 14/05/2010

    The contours of Scottish hills, soaring lines of station architecture and 'disturbing' materials such as latex, hair and feathers have inspired students from the University of the West of England, who are showing their collections at Bristol Graduate Fashion Show 2010.

  • UWE welcome performance indicators on widening participation - 14/05/2010

    The latest figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) show a significant rise in the proportion of young full-time undergraduate entrants from low participation neighbourhoods (LPNs) at the University of the West of England.

  • First glimpse of ss Great Britain animated film on view - 13/05/2010

    A preview of a new animated film about the salvage of the ss Great Britain has been released by the School of Creative Arts at the University of the West of England (UWE).

  • Teens with cancer need support with appearance issues - 13/05/2010

    Findings presented at 4th Appearance Matters conference 22-23 June 2010 Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, UK A researcher from the world renowned Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) at the University of the West of England has investigated what it is like for young people to undergo cancer treatment that impacts on the way they look. Researcher Heidi Williamson will present findings from the study at the forthcoming CAR Appearance Matter Conference taking place in Bristol, in June.

  • Professor Martin Boddy appointed Assistant Vice Chancellor - 13/05/2010

    Professor Martin Boddy has been appointed Assistant Vice Chancellor, Research, Business Engagement and Professional Development at the University of the West of England. This newly created role signals the University's strong commitment to partnership and collaboration with business and employers in the Bristol region, the South West and beyond.

  • UWE's theBizIdea competition boosts innovation - 05/05/2010

    Prizes worth over £22,500 have been awarded to the winners of the best business, social enterprise and creative ideas in the University of the West of England's theBizIdea competition. The best ideas in each category won £5000 and a rent-free space, worth around £2500, in UWE Ventures business incubator, and various start-up packages to boost the winners' skills and business.

April

  • Digital installation used as backdrop in Bristol Old Vic - 30/04/2010

    A group of audio and music technology students from the University of the West of England have been working with the Bristol Old Vic and the Pervasive Media Studio to produce a short audio visual installation and performance as part of 'The Writings on the Wall' to enrich a season of short new plays entitled 'Short Fuses'.

  • UWE rowers compete in 2010 Boat Club Varsity - 30/04/2010

    Boat Club Varsity UWE vs University of Bristol Bristol Harbourside Saturday 8 May 2010 The University of the West of England and the University of Bristol rowing squads go head to head on Saturday 8 May 2010 in the sixteenth annual Boat Club Varsity.

  • UWE students learn how to manage their money - 30/04/2010

    Managing your money week: 10 – 14 May 2010 Bower Ashton and Glenside campuses Cooking together, doing your food shopping when you're not hungry and planning ahead to allow time to save are some of the simple but helpful tips that could help University of the West of England students make the most of their money. Following on from the successful event at Frenchay in March, the Manage your money week is coming to Bower Ashton and Glenside Campus from 10-14 May 2010. This event is organised by Student Services and UWE's Student Union (UWESU).

  • UWE Researcher evaluates end of life planning - 30/04/2010

    A researcher from the University of the West of England is working on an evaluation of end of life advance care planning guidelines for health practitioners working with children.

  • UWE+Tart Cafe present Social Science in the City - 29/04/2010

    7 May 2010 18.00 to 19.30 Tart Café and Food Store, 16 The Promenade, Gloucester Road, Bristol Christopher Scanlon on Homelessness, Dangerousness and Disorder: disturbances of groupishness and the darkness at the edge of town

  • UWE Grub Club encourages student healthy eating - 28/04/2010

    Thursday 29 April 2010 11.00-14.00 Core 24, University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus With summer exams fast approaching, University of the West of England students will learn how changing their eating habits can boost their mood at a special cookery and tasting demonstration on Thursday 29 April 11.00-14.00 at the University's Frenchay Campus.

  • UWE academic researches the role of 20th century nannies - 26/04/2010

    Dr Katherine Holden, a researcher at the University of the West of England is carrying out a study into the emotional and physical labour performed by nannies, au pairs and mother's helps in England from 1900 to 1980.

  • Blue plaque for Glenside Campus to honour war artist - 26/04/2010

    Wednesday 28 April 2010 UWE Glenside Campus 12.30 A blue plaque will be unveiled at the Glenside Campus of the University of the West of England on Wednesday 28 April in memory of the time war artist Stanley Spencer spent working there as a medical orderly during the First World War.

  • Tweet Dreams are Made of This - 26/04/2010

    A dream expert from the University of the West of England is taking part in a Twitter based dream experiment to mark the online (Video-On-Demand) release of the Avatar on Monday 26 April 2010. The world's most lucrative blockbuster film was based on a dream - “I had a dream, in 1995… It had characters and creatures and settings…” - James Cameron on how the inspiration for Avatar came to him in a dream.

  • UWE student wins top art prize - 21/04/2010

    A student from the University of the West of England has won the national final of Art of Nurture, a prestigious art competition organised by Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance. The winning work by third year Illustration student, Gaby Selby, will be used in an advertising campaign for the bank.

  • Succession Planning in Family Businesses - 21/04/2010

    Significant start up investment over the past 20 years has contributed to family owned businesses now accounting for around 67% of all UK companies. A researcher at the University of the West of England's Bristol Business School is interested to find out more about the long term planning of such businesses.

  • UWE alumni introduce 'A Time Traveller's Guide to Bristol' - 21/04/2010

    The University of the West of England is working with award-winning Bristol-based production company, ArthurCox on a pioneering community project 'Time Traveller's Guide to Bristol' that will bring to life a century of audio, photograph and films of the local landscape. The University is one of the project sponsors and has three recent graduates working at ArthurCox on the project.

  • UWE + Sustrans collaborate on iConnect UK travel project - 21/04/2010

    Residents of Cardiff and the Vale are being invited to take part in a nationwide study to evaluate the benefits of a travel initiative from sustainability charity, Sustrans, which is designed to revitalise walking and cycling across the UK.

  • UWE gives business a rocket-fuelled boost - 20/04/2010

    UWE Business Plan Competition final Thursday 29 April 18.00 – 21.30 UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre Frenchay Campus Coldharbour Lane Bristol BS16 1QY World land speed record holder Richard Noble OBE will share the secrets of his success at the final of the University of the West of England's theBizIdea competition on Thursday 29 April.

  • UWE Cancer expert reports new guidelines for breast cancer - 20/04/2010

    A cancer research specialist from the University of the West of England, Bristol is one of a panel of international experts who have had a report published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology today that gives new global guidelines for testing regimes for breast cancer patients. The guidelines relate to cancer patients with oestrogen and progesterone receptor (ER/PgR) positive breast tumours. This approximates to around 70% of the 42,000 new cases of breast cancer occurring each year in the UK.

  • UWE researchers reinvent the potters wheel - 19/04/2010

    Broken the lid of your favourite ceramic teapot but can't buy a replacement? Worry not. Researchers from the Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) at the University of the West of England, Bristol, have discovered a new way of using 3D printing technology (rapid prototyping) which will allow an exact real clay replacement to be printed using a digital file!

  • UWE Bristol Business School welcomes CBI President - 15/04/2010

    Distinguished Executive Address Series Thursday 15 April 2010 18.00 – 20.30, UWE Frenchay Campus Confederation of British Industry Helen Alexander CBE, President of the Confederation of British Industry will give an address on 'Economic trends, trust in business, and management diversity' at The University of the West of England tonight.

  • UWE researcher investigates juvenile fire starters - 14/04/2010

    The findings of a unique research project into why some young people show a dangerous interest in starting fires will be presented at the British Psychological Society's Annual Conference this week 14-16 April 2010)

  • Education of Built Environment professions vital for health - 12/04/2010

    An international education network led by the University of the West of England has issued a statement relating to the key links between healthy communities and the physical structure of buildings and cities. The statement has been issued as a result of the first conference of educators teaching the next generation of built environment and public health professionals–the Education Network for Healthier Settlements(ENHS) held in London.

  • UWE art students are best in the west - 08/04/2010

    Two students from the University of the West of England have won the regional heats and made it through to the finals of Art of Nurture, a prestigious national art competition run by Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance.

  • UWE research to assess Badger Vaccine Deployment Project - 07/04/2010

    A major social science study to accompany the Government's Bovine TB Badger Vaccine Deployment Project (BVDP), to be launched this summer [2010], will be led by a researcher from the University of the West of England, with colleagues from the Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI), in collaboration with Exeter and Cardiff Universities, Drew Associates Limited, the Veterinary Laboratories Agency and the Food and Environment Research Agency Fera).*

March

  • UWE workshop explores alternative testing technologies - 31/03/2010

    University of the West of England 14 April 2010 UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre Scientists with expertise in cell technology and alternative testing technology will convene at a special event at the University of the West of England to share knowledge and listen to expert speakers on a range of related subjects.

  • 'Question Time' event for all at UWE - 30/03/2010

    Students and Staff at the University of the West of England are being given an opportunity to quiz politicians, University leaders and other experts at a special event organised by ELSA @ UWE, (the European Law Student Association). The event, a lively topical debate will be held on Friday 23 April at 19:00 in the Glendinning Lecture Theatre (2D67), Frenchay Campus, UWE.

  • UWE leads the way in food technology research - 29/03/2010

    The University of the West of England is playing the key role in an international partnership involving eight institutions from seven countries in the field of genetic aspects of food quality and food safety. The multidisciplinary research team based in UWE brings together complementary expertise of the Institute of Bio-sensing Technology, Centre for Research in Biomedicine and Centre for Research in Analytical, Materials and Sensor Science.

  • Addiction: should we penalise or treat? A public debate - 29/03/2010

    Thursday 8 April 2010, 18:30-20:00 Watershed, 1 Canon's Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5TX Addiction: should we penalise or treat? is the topical subject of a free public debate organised by University of the West of England philosopher, Dr Havi Carel. The event will take place on Thursday 8 April 2010 from 18:30 to 20:00 at the Watershed in Bristol.

  • Breast cancer conference at UWE - 26/03/2010

    Current issues in breast cancer Glendenning Theatre, UWE Frenchay Campus, Saturday 3 July 2010 An opportunity to join a forum to discuss issues surrounding breast cancer is taking place at the University of the West of England on Saturday 3 July 2010.

  • Researcher evaluates Alexander Technique in pain clinics - 25/03/2010

    A researcher from the University of the West of England is looking into the use of the Alexander Technique (AT) as a teaching method to help people with chronic back pain and to explore the role of a specific service in an NHS pain clinic.

  • How SW businesses can win from London 2012 - 25/03/2010

    Over 200 South West businesses found out how to win by getting involved in the London 2012 games at an event today at the University of the West of England (UWE). Small to medium businesses heard how they could benefit from the opportunities for profit and growth before, during and after 2012. Olympic athlete Jason Gardener from Bath also gave an inspiring account of his success at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.

  • UWE celebrates achievements of international graduates - 24/03/2010

    The University of the West of England in Bristol, United Kingdom will celebrate the achievements of its international alumni at a special convocation ceremony on Sunday 28 March in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

  • Could robots help older people look after themselves - 24/03/2010

    Researchers at the University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE) are taking part in a European project aimed at creating an intelligent system comprising a robot and smart sensors that can support independent living for elderly people.

  • £1.4 million to make car fuel from thin air - 24/03/2010

    Researchers from the South West are working on a £1.4 million project that could take carbon dioxide from the air and turn it into car fuel. Scientists and engineers from the University of the West of England are collaborating with colleagues from the University of Bath, who are leading the research, and colleagues from the University of Bristol.

  • UWE's Colston Hall Feast - 23/03/2010

    Saturday 24 April 2010 Colston Hall, Bristol The University of the West of England's Centre for Performing Arts will host a whole day of events at Bristol's Colston Hall on Saturday 24 April 2010, culminating in an evening performance of Walton's mighty oratorio Belshazzar's Feast.

  • Real criminals use virtual worlds to launder money - 22/03/2010

    A study of 'virtual' worlds to see how criminals use them to launder real money is underway at the University of the West of England. Senior Law lecturer Dr Clare Chambers has just started an 18-month project to investigate whether the legal structure of these virtual worlds – where players use real money to buy virtual goods such as land, businesses or consumer items, which can then be sold on or exchanged - enables money laundering offences to be committed.

  • UWE makes it easy being green for the Royal Bath and West - 18/03/2010

    The Royal Bath and West of England Society (RBWES) is now one of the greenest agricultural societies in the UK thanks to a partnership with the University of the West of England (UWE). The Society, which runs the annual Royal Bath and West agricultural show at Shepton Mallet, has gained international recognition for its new environmental management system and its commitment to environmental sustainability.

  • UWE + Malaysia partnerships cemented during recent visit - 17/03/2010

    A recent visit by a research team from the Institute for Bio Sensing Technology (IBST) at the University of the West of England to Malaysia has lead to further collaborations with universities and industry contacts in the country.

  • The stockmarket comes to UWE - 16/03/2010

    The University of the West of England has invested in a fully functional Reuters trading room. There are only a handful of UK Universities that offer this resource. The Reuters trading room is being made available primarily for Finance, Business and Economics students studying at UWE's Bristol Business School(BBS)giving them a head start with a practical insight into stockmarket trading.

  • UWE Speech Therapy Programme receives £1.2 million donation - 15/03/2010

    A donation for £1.2 million supporting speech and language therapy work undertaken by researchers at the University of the West of England has been donated by The Underwood Trust.

  • Rocket scientist visits UWE for Science and Engineering Week - 15/03/2010

    The rocket scientist who is developing one of the engines for the BLOODHOUND SSC supersonic land speed record attempt will be speaking at the University of the West of England on 17 March. Daniel Jubb will describe his work on BLOODHOUND's hybrid rocket, designed to power the car to speeds of over 1000mph.

  • UWE students learn how to manage their money - 09/03/2010

    Managing your money week: 11 – 17 March 2010 2D11 Frenchay Campus Cooking together, doing your food shopping when you're not hungry and planning ahead to allow time to save are some of the simple but helpful tips that could help University of the West of England students make the most of their money. This week, 11-17 March 2010, sees the launch of 'Managing your money week', a new initiative organised by Student Services and UWE's Student Union (UWESU) that will run at the University's Frenchay Campus.

  • Why are older people thinking of giving up driving? - 08/03/2010

    Are you thinking of giving up driving? Are you starting to think about reducing your dependency on the car and using public transport more regularly? Have you recently been diagnosed with illness or impairment that prevents you from driving? A researcher from the University of the West of England wants to talk to older people who have recently stopped driving or are considering changing driving habits.

  • Torquay Girls Grammar School claims first prize - 04/03/2010

    Torquay Girls Grammar School returned to top form with their winning team producing the best submission in the 2009 RICS Schools Competition. This is their fifth win in the nine years of the annual competition, which saw 17 teams from schools all over the south-west taking part in the Geography and Sustainable Development Competition for sixth-formers, hosted by the University of the West of England (UWE) in Bristol.

  • Geek Pop `10 launches with live science and music gigs - 04/03/2010

    Alumni from the University of the West of England's Science Communication course are behind a music festival with a difference. Geek Pop '10, a celebration of science-inspired music and geek culture, kicks off with a live gig in Bristol on 11 March.

  • Young people share views in Parliament on robotics - 04/03/2010

    A cohort of young people from across the UK will visit the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday 9 March 2010 to talk about the future of robotics at a specially convened Parliamentary Seminar.

  • UWE shows some TLC at The Living Centre launch - 02/03/2010

    The University of the West England is set to improve the wellbeing of students and staff with the launch of its pioneering new venture, The Living Centre (TLC) at 13:00 at Frenchay Campus on Wednesday 3 March 2010. Based at the Octagon, The Living Centre offers opportunities for students and staff to explore faith, spirituality, health and wellbeing and provides quiet spaces for prayer, reflection, and a range of wellbeing practices and therapies.

  • Software sniffs out criminals by the shape of their nose - 02/03/2010

    Forget iris and fingerprint scans – scanning noses could be a quicker and easier way to verify a person's identity, according to scientists from the University of the West of England and University of Bath.

  • Digital archive study aims to create permanence from the web - 01/03/2010

    How can we curate and make permanent the narratives and transient experiences we share daily on the web? Can we preserve a player's participation in an Alternate Reality Game that spans continents and platforms, or in reading a story that disappears from the world once its last page is turned?

  • UWE + Tart Cafe present Social Science in the City - 01/03/2010

    Exploding the myth of the 'bog standard comprehensive' School choice and the white urban middle classes – Professor David James UWE 4 March 2010 from 17:30 The University of the West of England has teamed up with Tart Café in Bristol's Gloucester Road, to launch Social Science in the City, a series of café events inviting members of the public to join in lively debate on topical social issues of the day. The first cafe event will include a talk by UWE's Professor David James from the Bristol Centre for Research and Lifelong Learning.

February

  • 'Speed Dating' for UWE academics - 23/02/2010

    The University of the West of England is bridging the gap between research in Health, Environment and Technology through a new collaboration programme funded by EPSRC. 'Bridging the gaps in Health, Environment and Technology (HEAT@UWE) research' is funded with a grant of £500,000 from EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council).

  • UWE hosts major HE convention - 23/02/2010

    The University of the West of England (UWE) is hosting the Bristol Higher Education Convention on 18 and 19 March [2010] for around 12,000 young people who will be applying to go to university next year. The two day event will give Year 12 students from across the region the opportunity to find out about a huge range of courses and opportunities.

  • UWE chosen by national law firm TLT as a LPC provider - 18/02/2010

    The Bristol Institute of Legal Practice (BILP) at the University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE) has been confirmed by award-winning national law firm TLT as one of its preferred providers for the study of the LPC by its prospective trainees.

  • UWE presents 'The Wedding Singer' - 17/02/2010

    Redgrave Theatre – Clifton, Bristol Wednesday 3 – Saturday 6 March 2010 Students from the University of the West of England's Centre for Performing Arts (CPA) will present 'The Wedding Singer', at the Redgrave Theatre, Clifton from 3 - 6 March at 19:30 with a matinee on Saturday 6 March at 14:30.

  • Extreme Shetland weather inspires painter - 15/02/2010

    A Visiting Research Fellow from the University of the West of England has been awarded funding by The Arts Council England for a research and development project that links science with art focusing on the Shetland Islands.

  • Researcher wants to talk to people who are being fastracked - 15/02/2010

    A researcher from the University of the West of England is interested in meeting with people who are currently being 'fast tracked' at work for a project that is focusing on talent management in organisations.

  • UWE students succeed at RTS awards - 12/02/2010

    Media Practice and Animation students from the University of the West of England won two awards at the regional finals of the South West Royal Television Society Awards held in Bristol last night (11 February 2010). The winning entries were the documentary 'Jutvari' by Nick Jones and the animation, 'The Creep' by Thomas Malins. The winners will go on to represent the South West Region in the National Finals in London in May.

  • Sun, sea and slums - UWE student learn about tourism trend - 12/02/2010

    Seminar and lecture by Bianca Freire-Medeiros Friday 19 February 2010 Bristol Business School, University of the West of England, Room 4B037 13.30 to 15.30 Tourism and Business students and staff from the Bristol Business School at the University of the West of England will get an insight into the growing trend for organised visits to slums tourism by a world leading researcher from Brazil.

  • Law graduate Jay Wilcox launches debut single - 11/02/2010

    Jay Wilcox, a rising talent and law graduate from the University of the West of England, is celebrating the recent release of his début music video 'Sick and Tired ', a collaboration with Bristol's Drum and Bass star, Roni Size.

  • Imogen Heap wows UWE students with her musical inventiveness - 11/02/2010

    Grammy winner Imogen Heap visited the University of the West of England today to give Music Technology students an insight into her unique style of musical engineering.

  • UWE Hockey Women to play for national team - 11/02/2010

    The University of the West of England continues to make waves in the world of hockey as five female hockey players from UWE's Women's team have been selected for the English Universities Women's team. The UWE players will travel to the British Universities Home Nations Event in Edinburgh on 13-15 April 2010.

  • UWE offers employers £1,600 to fund graduate internships - 11/02/2010

    The University of the West of England's Careers team is to lead one of the largest graduate internship schemes in the South West, offering employers up to £1,600 to take on recent graduates for work placements. The UWE internship programme is the result of a successful bid to the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) for funding under a government initiative announced today to support graduates impacted by the recession.

  • UWE students dominate RTS award nominations - 09/02/2010

    Media Practice and Animation students from the University of the West of England (UWE) have been shortlisted in every category for this year's regional finals of the South West RTS awards. Out of the seven finalists, five are from UWE. The award ceremony will be held at the Picture House on Whiteladies Road in Bristol on 11 February 2010.

  • UWE+Bristol schools bring evolution to the Mall Galleries - 05/02/2010

    Students from two Bristol schools will show off their skills as Science Communicators at the Mall Galleries on Sunday 7 February. The Orchard School and Downend Technical College have worked with scientists who specialise in science communication from the University of the West of England to find out more about how evolution is relevant in everyday life.

  • Device to sniff out stomach bugs could save NHS millions - 05/02/2010

    Testing has begun on a device that can sniff out the presence of disease by smell, thanks to a £1.3 million award from the Wellcome Trust. OdoReader, developed by Norman Ratcliffe and Ben deLacyCostello from the University of the West of England and Chris Probert from the University of Bristol, uses pioneering technology to rapidly diagnose Clostridium difficile, by 'reading' the odour of stool samples. Clostridium difficile may cause severe diarrhoea, especially amongst hospitalised patients.

  • UWE is Xcel Widening Participation University of the Year - 01/02/2010

    UWE has been named 'Best Institute of Widening Participation' at the 2009 Xcel Awards. In addition, two UWE students have won individual awards. The awards were presented at a ceremony in London on 21 January 2010.

  • Expert to advise South Africa on reducing carbon footprint - 01/02/2010

    Professor Jim Longhurst of the University of the West of England is playing a major role in South Africa's moves towards a low carbon future. He has been invited by the South African Academy of Sciences to serve on its high-profile Consensus Panel for Low Carbon Cities which holds its first meeting on 1 February.

  • UWE Air Quality expert wins prestigious fellowship - 01/02/2010

    Dr Tim Chatterton, an air quality management expert from the University of the West of England, has been awarded a prestigious placement fellowship working with the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). The Fellowship is in partnership with the Research Councils Energy Programme (Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and EPSRC) and DECC.

January

  • UWE researcher wins prize for paper on carfree development - 29/01/2010

    A transport researcher from the University of the West of England has won the 2010 Smeed Prize at the Universities Transport Study Group conference.

  • Does slum tourism make us better people? - 28/01/2010

    Slum tourism is a growth industry with more and more wealthy travellers opting to visit the poorest parts of the world. What is it that is prompting slum tourism? Is it a new trend? What impact does slum tourism have on the people who opt for this kind of 'holiday'? Do they become better people as a result and does the experience prompt a call to action for social change?

  • UWE improves Rubber Republic's viral marketing tracking - 25/01/2010

    An innovative partnership has just kicked off between the University of the West of England's software design experts and media company Rubber Republic. The Bristol-based company produces video and online films and games for advertising and PR purposes. It designed its own in-house software, called the Viral Ad Network, to manage campaigns and uniquely, track the success of viral advertising.

  • Gaza convoy was life changing says UWE employee - 25/01/2010

    Siamak Alimi from the University of the West of England has just returned from taking part in a humanitarian aid convoy to Gaza. He describes the experience as life changing. Siamak joined the convoy of 200 vehicles and 500 travellers that departed the UK in early December and returned to Bristol earlier this month.

  • UWE midwife supports expectant mothers in Sierra Leone - 19/01/2010

    A career in midwifery can take you in many different directions, as discovered by University of the West of England graduate, Zoe Vowles who has recently embarked on an inspirational year long sabbatical from January 2010 to train and support maternity health workers and midwives in Sierra Leone, West Africa.

  • New UWE shop-front opens at Tourist Centre in Watershed - 19/01/2010

    Potential University of the West of England students can now drop in to a new 'shop-front' in the centre of Bristol to find out about courses, enrol for Open Days or request a prospectus. The UWE shop and exhibition space is part of the newly-opened Tourist Information Centre (TIC) in the heart of Bristol's historic harbourside.

  • UWE offers creative industries a helping hand - 18/01/2010

    The University of the West of England has launched a further series of workshops 'Space Time Think' to encourage creative enterprises and those who manage them to develop their business despite the recession.

  • UWE project helps Cyprus Reconciliation and Peace Economics - 18/01/2010

    A political scientist at the University of the West of England (UWE, Bristol) is to lead a project aimed at fostering reconciliation and economic development in Cyprus.

  • Can we revive our dying neighbourhoods? - 18/01/2010

    Shaping Neighbourhoods for local health and global sustainability Hugh Barton, Marcus Grant and Richard Guise Book launch at Healthy Cities Conference – Friday 22 January – University of the West of England The second edition of a book entitled 'Shaping Neighbourhoods' will be launched by planning experts from the University of the West of England at the Healthy Cities Conference on Friday 22 January 2010.

  • Research may help delay progression of Alzheimers Disease - 14/01/2010

    A scientist from the University of the West of England has won funding from local charity BRACE for an investigation that may lead to earlier interventions that slow or even prevent progression of Alzhiemers Disease (AD).

  • UWE hosts Men's Premier Division England Hockey matches - 14/01/2010

    The University of the West of England will play host to world class indoor hockey games over the next two weekends, as the final matches in the England Hockey Indoor Men's Premier Division and the first matches in Men's Division 1 get underway.

  • Pregnancy fears can lead to extreme reactions in some women - 13/01/2010

    Fear of pregnancy can lead to some women taking extreme measures to avoid pregnancy according to new research. Helen Stephens from the University of the West of England has just completed a study exploring women's views on pregnancy and childbirth.

  • New boss for UWE's Bristol Business School - 13/01/2010

    Dr Jane Harrington has been appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean at the University of the West of England's Bristol Business School.

  • 'Pervasive media – let's make it beautiful' says Professor - 12/01/2010

    Media industry creatives in Bristol are collaborating to define and explore the economic and aesthetic potential of the emergent world of pervasive media.

  • UWE cements urology research link with Malaysia - 08/01/2010

    UWE and BUI visit to Malaysia 16 to 23 January 2010 Researchers from the University of the West of England have been invited by the Malaysian High Commission to visit Kuala Lumpur to discuss collaborations on linking urology research with business opportunities in Asia.

  • UWE squash champ wins U19 title third time in a row - 07/01/2010

    The University of the West of England's Elite Squash Champion Mohamed ElShorbagy has won the worlds most prestigious junior squash event, the Under 19's Boy's championships Finals for a record third time.

  • UWE student's film snapped up by London Short Film Festival - 07/01/2010

    Laure Fernandez, an ERASMUS student from the University of the West of England, has been making waves in the world of cinematography for her short film 'Conversation'.

  • Building healthier cities conference hosted at UWE - 07/01/2010

    Building Health: Planning and Designing for Health and Happiness University of the West of England Friday 22 January How do the buildings and the urban environments we inhabit impact on our health? How can we plan and design in a way that integrates healthy and happy living? Are sustainable developments as exemplified in the innovative policies that have transformed the city of Freiburg in Germany feasible in UK cities that have morphed over centuries and given over to arteries created around cars use and ownership?

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