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December

  • New chair of University Alliance to be Professor Steve West - 20/12/2011

    University Alliance has elected Professor Steve West, Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West of England, Bristol, as their new Chair. Professor West will take up the three-year position in August 2012, succeeding current chair Janet Beer, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University, who has been chair since 2009.

  • Was St Edmund killed by the Vikings in Essex? - 19/12/2011

    Keith Briggs, a visiting research fellow in linguistics at the University of the West of England, has proposed a new site for the battle in which King Edmund of East Anglia was killed in 869. If confirmed, the new proposal would change our understanding of the early history of Suffolk and especially of the town and abbey of Bury St Edmunds.

  • UWE Bristol Illustration students spread Christmas cheer with beautifully crafted cards - 15/12/2011

    A group of entrepreneurial Illustration students from UWE Bristol have produced a series of unique and beautifully crafted Christmas Cards on sale to the public to raise funds for their final year London degree show.

  • Ex-Building student wins Construction Manager of the Year Award 2011 - 15/12/2011

    Congratulations to Roger Frost for winning The Chartered Institute of Building's Construction Manager of the Year Award 2011. Roger, now 50, studied for an HND in Building followed by a Diploma in Building Technology and Management, (1979-1983, Bristol Polytechnic, now UWE) and went on to obtain a distinction in the CIOB part two examinations.

  • Should we all look to change travel habits earlier rather than giving up driving when we get old? - 15/12/2011

    A major report looking into the travel habits, needs and issues surrounding driving in old age has found that older people have a mixed range of views to changing their habits and or opting to use other modes of transport. The report reaches some predictable conclusions about loss of independence and worries about isolation if people live in remote areas. However it examines the potential of an about turn in travel habits earlier in life that could help people avoid some of the 'withdrawal' symptoms like depression and loneliness.

  • Colourful future for UWE in EU print project - 14/12/2011

    The University of the West of England's Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) has been named as a partner in a major European network to research the future direction of colour printing. Potential innovations include exploration of the possibilities of using more than the conventional four colours of cyan, magenta, yellow and black to create multi-channel printers.

  • Club, UWE and Sainsbury's agreement and consultation on Memorial Stadium to get underway in the New Year. - 13/12/2011

    Bristol Rovers Football Club, the University of the West of England and Sainsbury's have reached legal agreement regarding the proposed new stadium at UWE and the redevelopment of the Memorial Stadium.

  • Scientists discover new way to target cancer - 12/12/2011

    Scientists at UWE Bristol and the University of Bristol have discovered a new way to target cancer through manipulating a master switch responsible for cancer cell growth. The findings, published today [12 Dec] in the journal Cancer Cell, reveal how cancer cells grow faster by producing their own blood vessels.

  • UWE Bristol project to empower individual health awareness - 12/12/2011

    A pilot project being carried out by UWE Bristol with At-Bristol uses new technology to empower individuals to monitor their own health and environment to help them better understand their own health issues

  • Family fun day marks first anniversary of Migrant Rights Centre Bristol - 09/12/2011

    The Migrants Rights Centre will celebrate its first anniversary on Human Rights Day, Saturday 10 December, with a Family Fun Day at Easton Community Centre.

    The Migrant Rights Centre Bristol (MRCB) was set up by the Bristol Counter Trafficking Coalition and UWE Bristol's Human Rights Unit, and its creation was endorsed by Bristol City Council. MRCB is run by volunteers to promote human rights among migrants and their families and eliminate the risk of poverty, exclusion, exploitation and discrimination in Bristol and the greater Bristol area.

  • UWE offers new short courses for planners on impact of climate change - 08/12/2011

    Two new topics aimed at offering planning professionals practical help and advice on the impact of climate change have been added to UWE Bristol's range of high-quality short courses on town and country planning. The topics, entitled 'The Science of Climate Change' and 'Climate Change and Spatial Planning,' will examine climate change and what it means for communities and the built environment.

  • Passenger numbers up on UWE Bristol bus services - 05/12/2011

    New bus services offered by UWE Bristol and Wessex Connect have led to a significant increase in passenger numbers since the new services were introduced.

  • UWE Bristol hosts BUCS indoor rowing championship - 02/12/2011

    UWE Bristol will host the first indoor rowing event ever held in Bristol at the University's Centre for Sport on this Sunday 4 December 2011.

    250 rowers from across the south of England will be taking part in the British Universities Indoor Rowing Championships (BUCS). Competition takes place across six categories including seniors, who will be battling to reach 2km in the shortest time and beginners aiming to hit 1km.

  • UWE Bristol takes on the 2012 Gold Challenge in aid of NSPCC - 02/12/2011

    UWE Bristol is running a '2012 Gold Challenge' at the University's Centre for Sport on Monday 5 December 2011 to fundraise for the NSPCC. The all day event will challenge gym users to work individually to cover a combined total of 2012km on the cardio machines.

November

  • UWE Bristol graduate photographer gets national recognition for amazing photos of nuns and street scenes - 30/11/2011

    A graduate from UWE Bristol, Ibolya Feher, is getting significant recognition for her work. She was runner up in the Guardian Student Media Awards Student Photographer of the Year and a finalist in the London Street Photography Festival earlier this year. Ibolya was also a finalist in the South West Graduate Photography Prize organised by Foto Now.

  • UWE supports College £1 million win to launch high flying apprenticeships - 29/11/2011

    Local colleges and UWE Bristol have been awarded a grant worth £1.1 million as part of a new scheme to establish Higher Apprenticeships, offering young people and adults a means to gain a higher education qualification whilst in work.

  • Experiencing disability:the right to be impaired versus the legacy of eugenics - 29/11/2011

    A public debate

    Wednesday 14 December 2011, 18:30 – 20:00 The Watershed, Bristol

    Should governments and public health institutions endeavour to take the direction of human evolution into our own hands? If it became feasible would it be in humanity's best interest to use genetic technology to do away with 'disability'? These are some of the questions that will be discussed at a free public debate co-organised by UWE Bristol and The Royal Institute of Philosophy on the topical subject of disability and eugenics.

  • UWE perform music from Westminster to the Wild West - 29/11/2011

    Bristol Cathedral, Saturday 3 December 2011 at 19:30

    Join the UWE Bristol Orchestra and Singers on a musical journey, from the regal setting of Westminster Abbey to the sumptuous tones of the Goldschmidt Clarinet Concerto, ending with a rousing orchestral suite featuring American folk songs and cowboy tunes from the Wild West.

  • UWE Bristol local leadership expert joins debate on elected mayor for the city - 28/11/2011

    Bristol Ideas Forum, Watershed Bristol, 2 December 2011

    UWE Bristol local leadership expert, Professor Robin Hambleton is taking part in a debate at the Watershed on 2 December that will include a panel of well known speakers, including the former Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, to consider the question, 'Should Bristol have an elected Mayor?'

  • UWE Bristol building wins South West RIBA award - 25/11/2011

    A building designed to inspire and help educate UWE Bristol students studying architecture and product design, has won the public sector building 2011 award, from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Stride Treglown, the architects were also been nominated for two other awards for this building, the Constructing Excellence Award and the Green Gown Award.

  • Bristol Planning Law and Policy Conference – Localism in Practice - 21/11/2011

    The 12th Bristol Planning Law and Policy Conference will take place on Thursday 24 November 2011 at Bristol Marriott City Centre Hotel, Bristol. The key theme of the conference is the implications of the Coalition Government's agenda for changes to the planning system. Central to these changes is the involvement of local communities in preparing neighbourhood plans. The conference is particularly well timed as the Localism Act 2011 received royal assent on 15 November.

  • "Disabled architects - Unlocking the potential for practice" - 18/11/2011

    The architecture profession urgently needs to make significant changes to increase the diversity and equality of the profession and to enable equal opportunities for disabled people in the profession.

    This is the conclusion of a three year study at UWE Bristol entitled, 'Supporting diversity in the architectural profession; developing a climate of success for disabled designers'. The research was commissioned by RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) and jointly funded by RIBA and UWE.

  • Animation by UWE Bristol student will help to save lives - 18/11/2011

    Could a 40-second clay animation of a cartoon character with a hole in his side, designed and created in a student's bedroom in Bristol save thousands of lives?

    UWE Bristol third year Animation student Hywel Roberts has created a short animated film featuring a character called TRAN MAN, that explains the benefits of a cheap drug called tranexamic acid which helps reduce clot breakdown. The animation will be promoted to doctors worldwide.

  • What is the point of Philosophy? - 17/11/2011

    Philosophers Cafe hosted by UWE Bristol graduates in Kingsdown

    23 November from 19:00 '40 Alfred Place', Kingsdown, Bristol

    Two graduates from UWE Bristol, Polly Theedom and Pam Marshall have organised a Philosophers Cafe to be held at the recently opened cafe and pop up venue – '40 Alfred Place' in Kingsdown, Bristol.

  • UWE Bristol Illustration student wins prize at Cheltenham Illustration Awards - 16/11/2011

    A student from UWE Bristol has won the student prize at the internationally acclaimed Cheltenham Illustration Awards.

    Brittany Molineux, a year 2 Illustration student, was presented with first prize for her winning entry, "Heavenly Reindeer Tale" at a recent awards ceremony hosted by the University of Gloucestershire and received an Apple IMac computer.

  • Award winning free legal advice service will tackle environmental issues - 16/11/2011

    The award winning Community Legal Advice and Representation Service (CLARS) of Bristol Law School (UWE Bristol) is launching an exciting new collaborative service which will address environmental issues in Bristol and the South West.

  • UWE Bristol animations selected for Encounters Short Film Festival - 15/11/2011

    Second year MA animation student Emma Windsor from UWE Bristol has had a short animated film 'MiLK HaRE' selected for screening at the 17th Encounters Bristol International Film Festival this November.

  • Worshipful Company of Musicians awards Fellowship to music therapist for the first time - 11/11/2011

    Dr Leslie Bunt, Professor in Music Therapy at UWE Bristol and one of the world's most respected music therapy practitioners, trainers and researchers, is the first music therapist to be awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Worshipful Company of Musicians (WCOM). Dr Bunt will also be invited to become a Freeman of the Company. The Musicians' Company Honorary Fellowship lasts for one year starting in November.

  • Local star one step closer in nationwide talent search for new Marks and Spencers TV presenter - 11/11/2011

    Local aspiring TV star, Shazin Nurse, from Battersea, London is one step closer to winning a once-in-a-lifetime presenting role with Marks and Spencers TV after making it onto a final shortlist of 12 contestants in a nationwide talent search.

  • Bristol UWE Fellow Janette Kerr elected President of the RWA - 11/11/2011

    Janette Kerr, a visiting fellow from UWE Bristol, has been elected as the fourth female president of the Royal West of England Academy. Janette Kerr studied for her PhD in Fine Art at UWE Bristol and was supervised by Professor Paul Gough who is Deputy Vice-Chancellor.

  • Online tool helps people with facial disfigurement - 10/11/2011

    Launch event Thursday 17 November – Paintworks - Bristol

    People who have a noticeable facial disfigurement often report staring, comments and curiosity from others, particularly when meeting them for the first time.

    A support tool called 'Face IT online', designed to help people manage these everyday reactions to their appearance, will be launched in Bristol on Thursday 17 November 2011. 'Face IT online' will encourage people with disfigurement, who find that their appearance makes some social situations difficult, to build social skills and self-confidence.

  • How do lesbians' and gay women experience anorexia and bulimia? - 10/11/2011

    A psychology PhD student at UWE Bristol (University of the West of England) is researching lesbians' experiences of anorexia and bulimia and how these experiences may be similar to and different from those of heterosexual women.

  • UWE Bristol graduate named Radiotherapy Student of the Year - 08/11/2011

    A graduate from UWE Bristol has won the Radiotherapy Student of the Year award. The award will be presented by the Society and College of Radiographers to Fran Roberts at a special ceremony at the House of Commons on Tuesday 8 November 2011. This is the third time in four years that a radiotherapy student from the University has been awarded this prestigious national prize.

  • Could 'wee-power' be the future of electricity generation? - 08/11/2011

    Scientists at UWE Bristol have published the world's first research paper on work that tested the viability of urine as a potential fuel for Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) in order to directly produce electricity.

  • Bristol Robotics Laboratory Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Funding - 08/11/2011

    Bristol Robotics Laboratory, Bristol, UK (a research partnership between UWE Bristol and the University of Bristol) announced today that it will receive funding through Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative created by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that enables researchers worldwide to test unorthodox ideas that address persistent health and development challenges. Dr Ioannis Ieropoulos, Senior Research Fellow, (UWE Bristol) will pursue an innovative global health research project, titled “Urine-tricity: Electricity from urine”.

  • Student loans are "a graduate tax not a debt" - 07/11/2011

    National Student Finance Day at UWE Bristol

    Monday 14 November 2011, UWE Bristol Frenchay Campus

    UWE Bristol is holding a special event, to help clarify the funding arrangements for students planning to enter Higher Education from 2012, for National Student Finance Day on Monday 14 November 2011.

  • Universities and UH Bristol join forces to offer new clinical training fellowship - 03/11/2011

    Health professionals have the opportunity of working towards the award of a PhD whilst carrying out high quality clinical research in Bristol. The Clinical Training Fellowships are being offered by University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UH Bristol) in partnership with the University of Bristol and UWE Bristol.

  • UWE Bristol to deliver innovative radiotherapy module - 03/11/2011

    UWE Bristol is working with University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust to deliver a university devised module in Brachytherapy, a form of radiotherapy. The new module addresses a growing need for specialised training within this field.

  • UWE Bristol student raises awareness of lymphatic cancer through viral video - 03/11/2011

    UWE Bristol alumna, Kathryn Fish, who studied Media and Cultural studies, has taken part in a video to raise awareness of lymphoma, the most common cancer in the under 30's.

October

  • UWE Bristol leads UK in professional recognition for Healthcare Science education - 31/10/2011

    UWE Bristol is the first University in the UK to gain professionally recognised accreditation from the Institute of Biomedical Sciences (IBMS), Medical Education England and the Health Professions Council for its new Healthcare Science degree.

  • UWE student wins prize for sonic sculpture - 28/10/2011

    A student from UWE Bristol has designed an amazing sonic sculpture that makes music when viewers move around it.

    Harriet Bowman, a level 2 Fine Arts student has won a £1000 Ideas Fund Innovators award for a project entitled 'Field Song' that she has created in collaboration with London based musician Ben Socrates.

  • Gloucestershire College + UWE Bristol launch new education and business centre in Gloucester - 28/10/2011

    Gloucestershire College and UWE Bristol are hosting a lunchtime launch event on Friday 28 October 2011 to mark the opening of a brand new higher education and business centre located at the heart of the Gloucester Docks.

  • World renowned language expert visits Bristol - 27/10/2011

    UWE Bristol Social Science in the City ™ presents Professor David Crystal - The Fascinating First Year'Tuesday 1 November 2011 18:00 to 20:00 Redland Green School, Bristol

    Social Science in the City ™ at UWE Bristol and the Speech and Language Therapy Research Unit have partnered up to put on a lecture entitled 'The Fascinating First Year' by the world-famous linguist Professor David Crystal.

  • UWE Bristol hosts biggest Employers Fair in the West - 27/10/2011

    Thursday 3 November 2011

    UWE Bristol Conference and Exhibition Centre, Frenchay Campus

    Thousands of graduates and students will make a beeline for the biggest Employers Fair in the West hosted by UWE Bristol on Thursday 3 November 2011. The Fair will be opened with a motivational speech from pent-athlete Heather Fell.

  • UWE Bristol's KTP with Blue Sheep is rated 'outstanding' - 25/10/2011

    A joint project between Blue Sheep, a marketing data company based in Cheltenham, and UWE's Bristol Business School has been classed as 'Outstanding' by the funders, the Technology Strategy Board.

  • UWE Bristol opens pain management research centre in Bath - 24/10/2011

    Launch event Friday 28 October 2011 17:00 at RNHRD

    UWE Bristol and the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases (RNHRD) NHS Foundation Trust are joining forces to open a new Pain Management Research Centre that will be based in Bath at the RNHRD. The Centre will be launched at the RNHRD on Friday 28 October at 17:00.

  • UWE hosts 'Knowing and Growing 2011' - 21/10/2011

    Knowing and Growing 2011: The Rise Annual Conference and Exhibition

    UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre

    1 November 2011 (08:30 -16:00)

    Around 100 social enterprises and charities from across the South West will get the advice and expertise they need to compete, flourish and grow at a unique one day exhibition on 1 November 2011 at the UWE Bristol Exhibition and Conference Centre.

  • Cycling to work is the best option - 20/10/2011

    Bristol UWE Travel Challenge

    Cycling is officially the best way to commute in Bristol according to the UWE Bristol Travel Challenge. A group of four staff from UWE Bristol took part in a race today to find out what mode of transport is the fastest and the most satisfying for the daily commute to work.

  • After-school robotics club wins Universities South West award for UWE graduate - 18/10/2011

    Robotics graduate Zan Nadeem from the University of the West of England has won a prestigious regional enterprise competition with her idea to provide after-school robotics clubs and workshops for pupils aged 10 -15 years.

  • How clean + green is our University? - 17/10/2011

    UWE Bristol celebrates Sustainability Week, Monday 17 to Friday 21 October

    UWE Bristol has enlisted the help of the Natural Theatre Company who will dress up as 1950s housewives to promote litter recycling during Sustainability Week. Professor Steve West, UWE Bristol Vice-Chancellor, will be joining in the fun and putting on a 'pinny' to help drum home the message about the importance of using bins and recycling rubbish.

  • What would it take to grow giving in the UK? - 14/10/2011

    Much more can be done to grow giving in the UK, say the authors of a report 'Growing Philanthropy in the United Kingdom' published today by researchers at the University of the West of England (UWE) and Indiana University's Centre on Philanthropy.

  • Lancet study shows how general practice can substantially improve care for women experiencing domestic violence - 13/10/2011

    A programme of training and support for GPs, practice nurses and GP receptionists can substantially increase the identification of women experiencing domestic violence and their referral to specialist advocacy services, according to new research published in the Lancet today. The study is the result of a collaboration between UWE Bristol, the University of Bristol, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Next Link and the Nia project.

  • UWE Bristol supports plans for region's University Technical College - 10/10/2011

    UWE Bristol is helping City of Bristol College with the plans for a University Technical College (UTC), which have been given the go-ahead to progress to the next stage. The UTC, which is proposed to be known as Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy, plans to offer up to 600 students from the age of 14 an innovative approach to learning through full-time study linked to real projects.

  • Paul Moore to speak at UWE's St Matthias Lecture - 10/10/2011

    Monday 17 October 2011, 19:30-22:00

    Chapel Lecture Theatre, St Matthias Campus

    Paul Moore, former Head of Group Regulatory Risk at HBOS, will deliver The St Matthias Lecture on Monday 17 October 2011, 19:30 – 22:00 at the University of the West of England's St Matthias Campus.

  • Students help to improve lives on expedition to Kenya - 05/10/2011

    Students and staff from the University of the West of England have been improving the lives of young people in Tsavo, Kenya through community projects and coaching sports as part of a four week volunteering expedition.

  • Students celebrate Black History Month with live music gig - 05/10/2011

    'Love Music Hate Racism', Tuesday 25 October, Start The Bus (Baldwin Street Bristol) Doors open at 20:00, Gig starts at 20:30

    The University of the West of England Students' Union (UWESU) and University of Bristol Students' Union (UBU) will co-host 'Love Music Hate Racism', a live music gig in celebration of Black History Month on Tuesday 25 October 2011 from 20:00 at Start The Bus, Baldwin Street, Bristol.

  • UWE links up with US libraries to offer 24/7 advice service - 03/10/2011

    A new 24-hour online chat service for library users at the University of the West of England (UWE) has just started in time for the new academic year. This means that students and staff can access out-of-hours advice from a network of 400 academic libraries, across the US and in the UK. UWE is one of the first universities in the UK to offer this 24/7 benefit to students and staff.

  • UWE brings together world leading experts in bio-sensing technology to Amsterdam - 03/10/2011

    Amsterdam will be the focus for the international bio-sensing technology community in October when the University of the West of England's, Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology (IBST) and scientific publisher, Elsevier host the '2nd International Conference on Bio-sensing Technology' (10-12 October 2011).

September

  • UWE graduate seeks sponsorship to achieve Everest dream - 28/09/2011

    University of the West of England graduate, Mollie Hughes is seeking sponsorship to help her achieve her dream of becoming the youngest British woman to climb Mount Everest in May 2012.

  • Scaffolder turned UWE art student wins Jerwood Drawing Prize - 27/09/2011

    Student Kristian Fletcher from the University of the West of England has just won the Jerwood Visual Art's prestigious Student Drawing Prize.

  • David Willetts meets RoboThespian™ at UWE - 26/09/2011

    The Minister for Universities and Science, the Rt Hon David Willetts, dropped in on the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) at the University of the West of England today [26 September 2011] where he was greeted by a robot called RoboThespian™.

  • UWE graduate shortlisted for Dyson Design prize - 23/09/2011

    A Product Design graduate from the University of the West of England has been shortlisted for the national UK heat of the James Dyson Award. This prestigious award is an international student design award running in 18 countries. It's run by the James Dyson Foundation, James Dyson's charitable trust, as part of its mission to encourage the next generation of design engineers.

  • UWE Students get in the swim with legal advice - 22/09/2011

    A group of Legal Practice Students from Bristol Institute of Legal Practice, at the University of the West of England, have used their skills to help residents from Wotton-Under-Edge in Gloucestershire to take over the running of their local swimming pool when the council decided they needed to close it.

  • UWE offers special training in Women's Health issues - 19/09/2011

    The University of the West of England will be offering specialist training and support to help people who work in professions concerned with women's health. The course has been developed to help professionals gain a better understanding of specialist issues so that clients and patients are better supported.

  • Universities essential to government's growth plans - 19/09/2011

    Today (Monday 19 September) the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and University Alliance has published, 'Growing the Future: universities leading, changing and creating the regional economy,' which argues that the government needs to take steps to ensure that universities are central to its growth strategy.

  • Hartpury volunteers muck in at Gloucester City Farm - 15/09/2011

    On Friday 16 September, 20 students from the Foundation Science Animal Behaviour and Welfare course at Hartpury College will be mucking in, and maybe mucking out, at St James' City Farm, Gloucester. The students will be kicking off their academic year with some volunteering and a chance to get to know each other through team tasks.

  • Hello+Welcome to new UWE students - 15/09/2011

    Welcome Weekend (17 and 18 September, Frenchay and Glenside Campuses)

    Welcome Monday (19 September, Bower Ashton and St Matthias Campuses)

    UWE is throwing open its doors this weekend to welcome 6000 new students arriving at the University for the first time. They will be guaranteed a warm welcome, as the University of the West of England hosts its annual 'Welcome Weekend', with a series of exciting events and support across campuses to help students settle in, make friends and enjoy their university experience from day one.

  • UWE law graduate organises concert to raise awareness of child abuse - 09/09/2011

    Gloryfest 2011 Colston Hall Bristol Sunday 18 September 2011

    Rebecca Berryman, a Law graduate from the University of the West of England, has co-organised a major concert, 'Gloryfest 2011' that will highlight awareness of child abuse and its impact on our community.

    'Gloryfest 2011' brings together people from all backgrounds and takes place at the Colston Hall in Bristol on Sunday 18 September at 19:00.

  • UWE to host International Hockey Tournament - 06/09/2011

    The University of the West of England's Centre for Sport will be hosting top hockey teams from across the country and Ireland at its world class hockey pitch on 10 -11 September 2011 when the second UWE Hockey trophy gets underway.

  • Call for UK and international entries for FIRA RoboWorld Cup 2012 - 06/09/2011

    Robots playing football and basketball, climbing, or running a marathon will all be on display at the FIRA RoboWorld Cup in Bristol from 20-25 August 2012. This is the first time the RoboWorld Cup has been held in the UK.

  • Choosing primary schools: why the grass is often not so green elsewhere - 05/09/2011

    At this time of year the high-profile anxieties over A-level results are replaced by the less high-profile but just as stressful 'which primary school?' question that parents face for their children.

    The Bristol Social Marketing Centre at the University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE) has teamed up with Dorset County Council to see if there is scope to encourage local school uptake, the agenda being to reduce traffic and increase exercise levels.

  • UWE historians launch new Cricklade book as part of Wiltshire VCH series - 01/09/2011

    Launch of A History of Wiltshire XVIII: Cricklade and Environs

    Cricklade United Church Hall, Calcutt Street, Cricklade, SN6 6AZ

    Saturday 10 September 2011, 2.00 – 5.00pm

    The latest volume in the Wiltshire Victoria County History (VCH) series, on Cricklade and its Environs, is about to be launched on 10 September by Wiltshire Council and historians from the University of the West of England. The Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire, John Bush OBE, will formally present a copy of the new volume to the leader of Wiltshire Council, Councillor Jane Scott, at the United Church Hall in Cricklade.

August

  • Royal Photographic Society awards Saxby Medal to UWE Fine Print researcher - 31/08/2011

    David Huson, research fellow in the University of the West of England's Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR),has been awarded the Saxby Medal by the Royal Photographic Society in their annual awards.

  • International construction management experts gather at UWE - 31/08/2011

    International experts in construction management will gather at the University of the West of England from 5 – 7 September 2011 for the 27th Annual ARCOM Conference.

  • UWE tops the region for student satisfaction in key areas - 17/08/2011

    The satisfaction level of UWE students has topped the region in a number of subject areas, covering courses such as Radiotherapy and Oncology, Law, and Management.*

    The National Student Survey published today (Wednesday, August 17) also reveals an increase in UWE's performance across all the themes in the NSS.**

  • UWE graduate wins Mullany Prize for excellence in physiotherapy - 17/08/2011

    The Mullany Prize for Excellence in physiotherapy has been won by deserving student Chris Jones from the University of the West of England. The Mullany Fund was set up in memory of Ben and Catherine Mullany, whose lives were tragically cut short on their honeymoon in Antigua in 2008.

  • UWE shares £16 million as leader of new SW UK creative industries hub - 16/08/2011

    The University of the West of England (UWE) has been chosen to lead one of four prestigious Knowledge Exchange Hubs for the Creative Economy by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

  • UWE's 3D print experts link up with engineering firm Renishaw - 15/08/2011

    Art meets science with the start of a three-year £178,000 Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between print experts from the University of the West of England and precision engineering firm Renishaw. UWE's expertise in 3D printing will help Renishaw reduce costs and enter new markets by making full use of its rapid 3D prototyping equipment in the design and manufacture of new products.

  • UWE environmental experts advise on sustainability for Durban's new airport city - 15/08/2011

    Experts from the University of the West of England's Faculty of Environment and Technology have developed a framework to ensure the long-term sustainable development of the land and infrastructure around Durban's new King Shaka International Airport.

  • UWE geography lecturer wins National Teaching Fellowship - 08/08/2011

    Intrepid geography lecturer Dr Jennifer Hill, from the University of the West of England, has been awarded a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship by the Higher Education Academy (HEA). She was one of 55 lecturers and learning support staff to be honoured with the most prestigious award for excellence in higher education teaching and support for learning.

  • Experts investigate best way to treat cardiac arrest - 01/08/2011

    The University of the West of England, the Great Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust (GWAS) and University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, will conduct an investigation to ensure paramedics employ the best possible techniques when treating a patient who has suffered a cardiac arrest.

July

  • UWE's transport changes mean better services for local people - 27/07/2011

    Timetables on public bus routes provided by Bristol's universities are being improved in response to feedback from local people while new routes are being introduced to provide added choice for bus users from 4 September 2011.

    The timetables on the most popular routes U2, U3 and U5 will run on a year round timetable, providing consistency for local users. This means that from September this year, bus timetables for these routes will remain the same outside of university term times, making these routes an attractive option for regular bus users. The routes are: U2 (UWE to City Centre via Gloucester Road); U3 (Old Market to UWE via Fishponds) and U5 (UWE to City Centre via Henleaze and Whiteladies Road).

  • UWE research reveals travel time of rail passengers is increasingly well spent - 27/07/2011

    What do rail travellers do with their time on the move? How worthwhile do they consider this time to be? How do they equip themselves for using their time and do they plan in advance how to get the most out of their travel time?

    These are questions that the University of the West of England's Centre for Transport and Society (CTS) has explored through a national survey of over 20,000 rail passengers comparing the answers with the results from a similar study six years ago. The findings provide a unique insight into the experience of rail travel in Britain and how this is evolving in the face of rapid developments in information and communication technologies (ICTs).

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Alan Bailey - 26/07/2011

    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Master of Science to Alan Bailey in recognition of his significant contribution to the development of a low carbon economy in South West England.

  • UWE commits to gold standard for breast-feeding training - 26/07/2011

    More than eight out of ten newborn babies in the UK are now breastfed says a new NHS report and the University of the West of England (UWE) is now supporting new mothers by ensuring its student midwives and health visitors have the highest standard of training available.

  • UWE animation students win Crazy Horse short film competition in Stuttgart - 25/07/2011

    Final year students from the University of the West of England's Bristol School of Animation, Constantinos Mavromichalis and Dane Winn, have won the Crazy Horse Session, a competition at the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film. They competed with other teams of international animators to create a short film using the festival mascot – a Crazy Horse - in just 48 hours.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Antony Jinman - 25/07/2011

    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Education to Antony Jinman in recognition of his pioneering work with young people and raising awareness of the environment.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Gillian Smith - 25/07/2011

    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Master of Science to Gillian Smith in recognition of her significant contribution to the furtherance of the importance of social research within transport studies.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Professor Leon Chua - 25/07/2011

    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science to Professor Leon Chua in recognition of his outstanding achievements in the field of nonlinear circuit theory, cellular neural networks and memristors.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Sir John Bourn KCB - 21/07/2011

    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration to Sir John Bourn KCB in recognition of his outstanding contribution to public service and in recognition of his active relationship with the University.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Miles Templeman - 21/07/2011

    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration to Miles Templeman in recognition of his significant contribution to the regeneration and competitiveness of regional business along with his representation of UK business directors both nationally and internationally.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Ruby McGregor-Smith - 21/07/2011

    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration to Ruby McGregor-Smith in recognition of her significant national and local contribution to business through the distinctive culture she has created within MITIE.

  • UWE Gospel Choir runner up in national competition - 20/07/2011

    The University of the West of England Gospel Choir has come second in a national competition to find the University Gospel Choir of the Year (UGCY). Eight choirs sung their hearts out at the final on 16 July at the Peacock Theatre at Sadler's Wells and as runners up UWE's Gospel Choir, which currently comprises 15 students and staff, will perform alongside the London Community Gospel Choir at a special event this coming Autumn.

  • Pregnant women support routine enquiry by midwives about domestic violence - 20/07/2011

    New research conducted at UWE, Bristol confirms that pregnant women believe that routine enquiry by midwives into domestic violence is a positive move forward. Midwives also report that domestic violence training has increased their confidence in dealing with positive disclosures and working collaboratively with other agencies. The research identified barriers to disclosure remain, often connected to the presence of a partner during consultations or language barriers.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Michael Rosen - 20/07/2011

    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters to Michael Rosen in recognition of his significant contribution to and impact on primary education and English literature.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Roger White OBE - 20/07/2011

    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Education to Roger White OBE in recognition of his outstanding work with ASDAN in the field of curriculum innovation.

  • Work starts on new bus link between UWE and Abbeywood - 19/07/2011

    Work has started to build a new dedicated road for buses and cyclists which will speed up journey times and reduce delays to bus services.

    The new two-way route links the University of West of England (UWE) Frenchay Campus with the Abbeywood Roundabout via the Cheswick housing development.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Liz Redfern CBE - 19/07/2011

    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Education to Liz Redfern CBE in recognition of her significant contribution to service to nursing education, leadership and influence in the South West in supporting nursing practice and policy.

  • Family businesses: 'Success and Familiness Go Hand in Hand' according to new research - 15/07/2011

    Against the backdrop of the toughest economic times in living memory, family businesses seem to be not only surviving, but thriving, according to research conducted by law firm Veale Wasbrough Vizards and the University of the West of England (UWE).

  • Sir Ian Carruthers OBE installed as new UWE Chancellor at Bristol Cathedral - 14/07/2011

    Sir Ian Carruthers OBE will be installed as the new Chancellor of the University of the West of England on Monday 18 July and will confer his inaugural awards ceremony for graduands of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Bristol Cathedral.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Stephen Golledge - 14/07/2011

    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration to Stephen Golledge in recognition of his significant contribution to the development of UWE's health provision and continuing input to the National Health Service.

  • Sea, air and light come to life in Extreme Wave exhibition - 14/07/2011

    Dramatic seascapes by visiting University of the West of England Research Fellow Dr Janette Kerr are on show this summer focussing on the seas around Shetland. The exhibition of works in paint, graphite, charcoal and chalk is at the Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland, until 14 August.

  • UWE sponsors Pride Bristol - 13/07/2011

    The University of the West of England is sponsoring Pride Bristol 2011 on 16 July. The event will celebrate the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities across the South West in the spirit of diversity. Pride Bristol 2011 culminates in a one day festival at Castle Park on Saturday 16 July following a week of diverse cultural events. As one of Pride partners, UWE has a stall in the Community Tent at the event.

  • Healthy living, fair-trade and robotics workshops win top prizes at UWE's theBizIdea competition - 12/07/2011

    An inspiring opening to this year's theBizIdea awards ceremony by keynote speaker Fraser Doherty set the tone for this celebration of the enterprising achievements of a record number of graduates, students and staff who took part in this year's newly formatted competition. It's never too soon to set up your own business, according to Fraser, who at the age of 21 already has many years of experience behind him with his successful company SuperJam. Fraser continues to grow his business and profits from his recipe book, which includes his grandmother's famous recipes, are funding a charity providing tea dances for pensioners.

  • UWE Bristol is to make one of the largest investments by a UK university with £10.5m to improve widening access - 12/07/2011

    In its Access Agreement announced today (July 12) UWE will make an annual commitment of £10.5 million to reach out and support students who despite obtaining the qualifications are still missing out on higher education because of their background. This will be one of the largest investments according to the Office for Fair Access (OFFA). In particular students from low income backgrounds, care leavers, access students and disabled students will be able to receive considerable learning and internship support including a package worth £5,000 over their 3 years. UWE will be offering the 4th largest investment by a UK university in terms of bursaries to support these students.

  • UWE nursing moves to vibrant Gloucester docks - 11/07/2011

    Nursing students from the University of the West of England will gain from improved facilities and closer ties to NHS Trusts in Gloucestershire from September, when the Department of Nursing and Midwifery within the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences relocates from Hartpury College to the newly refurbished Alexandra Warehouse, Gloucester docks.

  • Magical musical gloves make debut at TED Edinburgh - 08/07/2011

    Imogen Heap will quite literally have an audience eating out of the palm of her hand when she takes to the stage next week at the TED conference Edinburgh, to perform with her 'magical musical gloves' which have been developed by Dr Tom Mitchell, a lecturer and researcher from the University of the West of England.

  • Going to university in 2012? UWE advises on fees, funding + support - 07/07/2011

    'Fees, funding and support advice evening' – Tuesday 12 July 17:00 to 20:00

    UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre, Frenchay Campus

    The University of the West of England is holding an open evening to help students thinking of applying to go to university in 2012 with information and advice about funding and disability support and career prospects. The event is aimed at parents, carers and prospective students considering Higher Education in 2012 by presenting the facts.

  • Feminism in Action conference comes to UWE - 04/07/2011

    The University of the West of England's Gender Studies Research Group will mark its first anniversary by bringing some of the world and UK's foremost feminist thinkers to the University on Monday 11 July 2011 for a free one day seminar – Feminism in Action.

  • UWE student wins RSA prize for innovative toaster design - 04/07/2011

    A student from the University of the West of England has won a prestigious RSA Student Design Award prize, ‘the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Award' of £700 for an innovative take on the humble toaster.

    James Eelbeck is in his final year of the Product Design Technology course at UWE and has won the award for his design called ‘Love Toast'. The category brief was ‘Make something disappear: use design to eliminate waste, overproduction or excessive consumption'.

June

  • UWE graduate employment rises for third year running - 30/06/2011

    The number of graduates from the University of the West of England getting high quality jobs has increased for the third year in a row despite a very competitive job market.

    Data released from the Higher Education Statistics Agency reveals reduced unemployment for graduates from universities in the South West with UWE graduates performing particularly well as unemployment levels drop for the third year running and quite substantially in the last year from 7.6% to 6.5%. This is significantly better than the national figure of 9% announced today.

  • Year 12s get their hands on Bloodhound SSC at UWE - 30/06/2011

    Around 40 Year 12 students from across the UK will be among the first UK teenagers to see close up the latest developments on the groundbreaking Bloodhound SSC project in Bristol.

    Bloodhound SSC is a UK-led internationally renowned engineering initiative which aims to achieve 1000mph land speed record. The current land speed record, held by a British team, is 763mph.

  • Reading and talking to children at home makes starting school easier - 30/06/2011

    Researchers in Bristol today published a report that shows that children's early communication environment makes an important contribution to their readiness to start school.

    This project was led by Professor Sue Roulstone, Underwood Trust Professor of Language and Communication Impairment at the University of the West of England in collaboration with Professor Tim Peters from the University of Bristol, Professor James Law from Newcastle University, Dr Robert Rush from the Queen Margaret University and Dr Judy Clegg from the University of Sheffield.

  • UWE fashion student wins Chevrolet design prize - 29/06/2011

    Fashion student Lucy Lambert from the University of the West of England has come first in the national rounds of the Chevrolet international art and design competition. Lucy will receive the 1200 euro award for her 'retro' evening wear design at a prize-giving during the Moving Motor Show at Goodwood's Festival of Speed on 30 June.

  • UWE updates professional advisers on HE funding, support and employability - 29/06/2011

    2012 University fees, funding and support 5 July 2011 10:00 to 15:00

    UWE Frenchay Campus Room 2B Foyer

    The University of the West of England is holding a conference for Higher Education Advisers to update those who need to advise prospective students about applying to university from 2012.

  • UWE links with US university to encourage STEM take-up - 28/06/2011

    The University of the West of England is linking with prestigious Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in the US to strengthen the recruitment of underrepresented students particularly to STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths). The project will also encourage and share best practice between the institutions in this area.

    UWE has been awarded a prestigious British Council Connect UK-US grant to deliver the project with CMU.

  • Space Shuttle astronauts touch down at UWE - 28/06/2011

    The crew who travelled on the very last mission of the Space Shuttle Discovery will make an inspirational presentation to hundreds of school pupils when they visit the University of the West of England on 1 July.

  • UWE + Chinese partners hold workshop on innovative technologies for the food industry - 28/06/2011

    Food quality and safety is the global issue that will be addressed at a free two day workshop hosted by the University of the West of England (UWE) on 21-22 July 2011, bringing together academics and business leaders from the UK and China to discuss innovative technologies for the food industry.

  • Men and Cancer - find out more at UWE seminar - 23/06/2011

    Exhibition and Conference Centre, Frenchay Campus, UWE

    Saturday 2 July 2011 09:30 to 16:30

    Many people are unaware that men have poorer survival from cancer, not only from those cancers that are specific to men, such as prostate cancer but also from cancers which affect both sexes, such as lung and bowel cancer. To highlight this important health issue, the University of the West of England is hosting a one day conference on 'Men and Cancer' at the Exhibition and Conference Centre on the Frenchay Campus on Saturday 2 July 2011.

  • Times Higher Award for UWE's Procurement team - 20/06/2011

    The Procurement team at the University of the West of England has won the Outstanding Procurement Team prize at the Times Higher Leadership and Management Awards 2011. The award was presented by David Murphy, Director of the Public Sector, for Office Depot the award sponsors at a special ceremony in London on Thursday 16 June at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London.

  • David Willetts opens new building at UWE - 16/06/2011

    Official launch of UWE Architecture and Product Design Centre Thursday 16 June 2011

    The Studios Extension, ‘R' block, Frenchay Campus, University of the West of England

    The Minister of State for Universities and Science, the Rt Hon David Willetts MP, visited the Frenchay Campus at the University of the West of England today to formally open the recently completed Architecture and Product Design Centre.

  • UWE celebrates forests at Bristol Festival of Nature - 15/06/2011

    Festival of Nature 18-19 June Bristol Harbourside

    Children can find out ‘who eats who' in the forest when scientists and students from the University of the West of England offer activities based on the theme of trees at this year's Bristol Festival of Nature.

  • Biomedical iNet Showcase new technologies in the South West - 15/06/2011

    Find out more about exciting new technologies in Biomedicine at a special event on 23 June at the Exchange in Bridgwater.

    The Biomedical iNet has arranged for presenters from business, academia, and the NHS to share innovative new ideas, receive feedback and make valuable contacts. Confirmed speakers so far include Professor Tony Killard from UWE, Sam Millar from Campden BRI who will be presenting on Bio imaging, Dr Sara Flint from the Centre for Additive Layer Manufacturing (CALM) and Dr Zoe Betteridge will join us from the Bath Institute for Rheumatic Diseases to discuss new diagnostic techniques. Details of all the speakers will be available on the website.

  • UWE presents prizes to award-winning performers - 13/06/2011

    Students from the University of the West of England have been awarded prizes for excellence and commitment to the Performing Arts at a special award ceremony at the Royal West of England Academy.

  • New study into blood risk to contribute to national policy debate - 13/06/2011

    Risk, safety and consent in contemporary blood services in the United Kingdom: perspectives from sociology and law

    Risks associated with blood transfusions are to be scrutinized in a new national project that will inform public policy on the process.

  • UWE welcomes stadium initiative - 09/06/2011

    The University of the West of England welcomes the proposal for a new football stadium at the Frenchay Campus through a groundbreaking agreement with Bristol Rovers Football Club (BRFC) subject to planning permission.

  • Leggings to improve running speed, seed saver + hand massager feature at UWE's design show - 08/06/2011

    Plan + Make' 10 June 2011, 17.00 - 21.00
    R Block, UWE Frenchay Campus

    Final year degree projects that feature an array of innovative ideas including a hand massager for people with arthritis, leggings designed to improve running speed and a nifty device for gardeners to save seeds will be on display at ‘Plan + Make' at the University of the West of England on 10 June.

  • Stars, vintage cameras and a 1940s bank robbery inspire UWE's art students - 07/06/2011

    Stargazing, a one hundred year old camera and a bank robber with a sleep disorder are among the inspirations behind the University of the West of England's 2011 Art, Design and Media Degree Show. The Show takes place at the Bower Ashton Campus and Spike Island, an international contemporary art centre on Bristol's harbourside. This year's MA Fine Art will show at the Bristol Diving School for the first time.

  • Fashion students inspired by carnivorous plants, the female form and Japanese islands - 02/06/2011

    Memories of the sea, dazzling Indian paisley designs and a deserted Japanese island have inspired students from the University of the West of England, who are showing their collections at Bristol Graduate Fashion Show 2011.

May

  • Universities and businesses must work together to shape tomorrow's workforce - 31/05/2011

    This is the key message of a lecture given by Nick Wilson, (Managing Director, Hewlett Packard UK and Ireland) at the University of the West of England on Wednesday 1 June at 18.00.

    Nick Wilson, who leads the UK and Ireland operations of the world’s largest technology company, says that partnerships between universities and businesses are essential in delivering skilled innovators who can quickly make a contribution into the UK workforce.

  • It's a virtual life for students at UWE's new Education Innovation Centre - 31/05/2011

    UWE's new Education Innovation Centre will be launched at Frenchay Campus on 1 June 2011 at 15.15.

    Students can now learn in simulated work and home settings thanks to a new state-of-the-art Education Innovation Centre (EIC) at the heart of the University of the West of England's expanding Frenchay Campus.

  • UWE animator makes film for pilot NPH awareness campaign in Bristol - 26/05/2011

    A talented animation student from the University of the West of England has created a short animated film highlighting the symptoms of a little known condition that mainly affects people over 60 called NPH (Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus).

  • Meet the leaders of industry at UWE - 23/05/2011

    Sam Laidlaw, CEO, Centrica plc will share his views on socially responsible business leadership at the next talk in the University of the West of England’s Distinguished Executive Address Series on Tuesday 24 May 2011, 18.00 –20.30 at the University of the West of England's Frenchay Campus.

  • UWE + University of Bristol co-host international Luce Irigaray Seminar Symposium - 23/05/2011

    Luce Irigaray International Seminar

    Friday 17 June @ 17.00

    Verdon-Smith Room, Institute for Advanced Studies

    University of Bristol

    Members of the public will join students and academics from the University of the West of England and University of Bristol at a free international seminar in Bristol on Friday 17 June 2011 celebrating the work of internationally renowned Belgian feminist and philosopher Professor Luce Irigaray.

  • School meal budget cuts and U-turn on cooking skills in schools could affect childhood obesity - 23/05/2011

    New evidence commissioned by a leading partnership of food charities shows that a whole school approach to food that links practical food education with quality school dinners leads to a better family diet and can improve academic performance and behaviour.

  • UWE experts showcase eco-robots and robot behaviour at Bristol Festival of Ideas - 17/05/2011

    Two robotics experts from the University of the West of England will be giving free talks on their latest robot research, during the Bristol Festival of Ideas.

    Both events take place on Sunday 22 May 2011 at the Arnolfini, as part of Bristol Genius, a new theme in the festival. One features Dr Ioannis Ieropoulos and his work developing Ecobot, a robot that will be able to generate its own energy using Microbial Fuel Cells.

  • Sir Ian Carruthers OBE named as new UWE Chancellor - 16/05/2011

    Sir Ian Carruthers OBE is to be installed as the new Chancellor of the University of the West of England.  He brings a wealth of experience to his new role for the University.  He is currently Chief Executive of the South West Strategic Health Authority.  His career in the NHS spans over 40 years. He received a Knighthood in the 2003 New Year's Honours List for services to the NHS and in 2006 he took over as Interim Chief Executive of the NHS, amongst the largest organisations in the world, having 1.3 million employees and a budget in excess of £100 billion.   He has been the lead author on several papers on reviewing and improving the NHS and is seen as an international expert on healthcare systems and service delivery.

  • £19m from UWE boosts access and student success - 16/05/2011

    UWE Bristol is to invest £19m from new tuition fees of £9,000 in 2012 to improve widening access and student support – one of the largest investments by a UK university.

    The investment will include an annual commitment of £9 million to reach out to students who despite obtaining the qualifications are still missing out on higher education because of their background. In particular students from low income backgrounds, care leavers, access students and disabled students will be able to receive considerable learning and internship support including a package worth £5,000 over their 3 years.

  • UWE student volunteers are national digital champions - 11/05/2011

    Five students from the University of the West of England who are helping to close the national digital divide have been chosen to attend Digital Champions Day in London on 11 May.The second year students are all taking part in the government Race Online campaign by running a community internet training project for older people.

  • Breast cancer research grant for UWE Bristol - 09/05/2011

    Breast Cancer Campaign has awarded a grant worth almost £70,000 to Dr Diana Harcourt at the University of the West of England, Bristol. The three year project will look specifically at finding the best ways to support and help breast cancer patients who experience treatment-related hair loss.

  • Join UWE and Bristol University Rowers for the annual harbourside Boat Club Varsity - 09/05/2011

    The University of the West of England and the University of Bristol rowing squads go head to head on Saturday 14 May 2011 from 12.00 to 16.00 for an afternoon of racing at the seventeenth annual Boat Club Varsity.

  • Award success for UWE Graphic Design students - 09/05/2011

    Eight 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).

  • Team UWE triumph in national business challenge - 03/05/2011

    Six enterprising students from the University of the West of England have won the £3000 top prize in the Grand Finals of FLUX500, an intense national business challenge competition. The UWE team triumphed against 31 teams from universities across the UK at the event which was hosted by City of Bristol College at its South Bristol Skills Academy in Hengrove, and sponsored by Experian.

April

  • Is exercise the key to helping Bristol’s chocoholics? - 19/04/2011

    As chocoholics everywhere tuck into their chocolate eggs this Easter, many may be looking for a way to curb their cravings as part of a healthier lifestyle. For chocolate lovers in Bristol,  researchers from the Department of Psychology at the University of the West of England may have found the answer in exercise. They are currently looking for participants for a study examining whether exercise can help people give up chocolate.

  • UWE filmmakers help build bridges with Jordanian students - 18/04/2011

    The University of the West of England is hosting a day of film-making for young people from Jordan as part of the Young Bridge Builders programme. The visitors are in Bristol from 18-20 April 2011 as part of a wider ten day-trip to Britain organised by the UK charity Bridges for Communities which aims to promote understanding between different cultures.

  • UWE plays host to top European boys U18 hockey competition - 18/04/2011

    Aspiring young hockey players in Bristol will have the opportunity to watch top class international hockey for free this week, 18 -20 April 2011 at the University of the West of England's, Centre for Sport.

  • UWE lecturer gets BAFTA nomination for Human Planet sound - 15/04/2011

    A lecturer and sound engineer from the University of the West of England has been nominated for a BAFTA award. Martyn Harries (UWE) has been nominated together with Sound Editor Kate Hopkins for their work on the BBC 1 programme Human Planet. They have been nominated in the Sound Factual category.  The BAFTA Television Craft Awards celebrate the best industry talent behind the scenes and in front of the camera.

  • UWE continues to offer outstanding teacher training - 14/04/2011

    The University of the West of England has received a glowing Ofsted report for the provision of teacher training at secondary, primary and further education levels.

  • UWE domestic abuse service wins Attorney General's pro bono award - 11/04/2011

    Law students from the University of the West of England’s Bristol Law School have won a prestigious Attorney General’s award for a free service offering legal support to victims of domestic abuse.

  • UWE researcher elected fellow of the Royal College of Nursing - 08/04/2011

    Professor Sarah Hewlett from the University of the West of England has been elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN). It is the first time that this prestigious title has been awarded to a nurse at the University of the West of England.

  • UWE launches international placements for law students - 07/04/2011

    Two law students at the University of the West of England's Bristol Institute of Legal Practice (BILP) are the first to be placed with German law firms as part of BILP's new international placement scheme. Over the summer, Legal Practice Course (LPC) students Simon Curran and Lauren Luscombe will undertake four-week placements at two leading German commercial law firms in Berlin and Dusseldorf.

  • University know-how to help SW business grow - 07/04/2011

    Businesses in the South West are set to benefit from a new initiative to help their businesses grow by engaging with academics from Bristol Business School who will share their latest research, understanding and insights.

  • People like us: why some middle class families opt for the local comp - 06/04/2011

    A book co-authored by a UWE academic delves into the assumptions and motivations of liberal parents in making decisions about secondary schools.

  • Meet the leaders of industry at UWE - 06/04/2011

    Brendan Barber, General Secretary of TUC will share his views on the current budget deficit at the next talk in the University of the West of England’s Spring Distinguished Executive Address Series on Wednesday 6 April 2011, 18:00 –20:30 at the Future Inns Cabot Circus Hotel, Bristol.

  • UWE Artists flourish at prestigious Art of Nurture competition - 06/04/2011

    Two Illustration graduates from the University of the West of England have won the regional heats and now will compete in the finals of the Art of Nurture, a prestigious national art competition run by Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance.

  • Dr Martin Bigg appointed as Director of the Environmental Technologies iNet - 05/04/2011

    The University of the West of England is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Martin Bigg as Director of the Environmental Technologies iNet. He joins the £2 million UWE-led project, which provides support to businesses in the South West’s cleantech sector, from the Environment Agency, where he was Head of Industry and Waste Regulation.

  • Major HE convention returns to UWE - 04/04/2011

    The University of the West of England (UWE) is hosting the Bristol Higher Education Convention on 5 and 6 April 2011 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 Ventures ® Wins UKBI Achievement in Business Incubation Award 2011 - 04/04/2011

    The support that the University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE) provides its clients and the innovative services it offers has been recognised by UKBI, the leading professional body on the development and support of business incubation environments.  UWE Ventures has been awarded the 2011 Achievement in Business Incubation Award at the UKBI annual conference.

  • Maths inspired mural shows that Art makes numeracy fun - 04/04/2011

    Begbrook School mural unveiled on 8 April at 14:45

    A mural inspired by maths and created by school children at Begbrook School, working with a group of student volunteers from the University of the West of England, will be unveiled at the school on Friday 8 April at 14:45 by UWE Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Gough.

March

  • 30% of women would trade at least one year of their life to achieve their ideal body weight and shape - 31/03/2011

    Latest research conducted for new eating disorder charity The Succeed Foundation, in partnership with the University of the West of England (UWE), has found that 30% of women would trade at least one year of their life to achieve their ideal body weight and shape.

  • Who is responsible for social care development for older people in residential care? - 31/03/2011

    With the number of people aged over 75 projected to nearly double from 4.8 to 8.7 million in England by 2033, experts from leading organisations dealing with the care of older people, are calling for positive change to training and development for managers and carers in residential homes.

  • UWE Shiatsu practitioner helps trauma victims in Bosnia - 31/03/2011

    A lecturer and Shiatsu practitioner from the University of the West of England is travelling to Sarajevo in April to work with people traumatised by the impact of the siege of Sarajevo. Patricia Homewood combines a role as an Associate Lecturer in Education with working in UWE’s Wellbeing Centre as a Shiatsu practitioner.

  • Burges Salmon choose UWE for legal training - 30/03/2011

    The Bristol Institute of Legal Practice (BILP) at the University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE) has been confirmed by leading Bristol law firm, Burges Salmon as one of its preferred providers for the study of the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice course by its prospective trainees.

  • Meet the leaders of industry at UWE - 30/03/2011

    Susan Taylor Martin, President, Global Investment Focus Accounts of Thomson Reuters will share her expertise on key global business trends at the next talk in the Spring Distinguished Executive Address Series on Thursday 31 March 2011, 18:00-20:30 at the University of the West of England's Frenchay Campus.

  • UWE + Denby Pottery push the boundaries in 3D ceramic print - 28/03/2011

    The University of the West of England is collaborating with Denby Pottery to push the boundaries in new techniques to print in 3D in ceramics. The Centre for Fine Print Research at UWE has been awarded almost £100k (£97,861) from the Arts and Humanities Research Council to further develop a technology which enables ceramic objects to be printed in 3D.

  • UWE teams up with Oxfam and Orange Street - 25/03/2011

    'Oxvamp' Fashion Show, the 3rd Floor, Bush House, Bristol Friday 1 April 2011, doors open at 19:00 for 19:30 start A group of student volunteers from the University of the West of England have partnered up with Oxfam and Orange Street Creative Studios to help organise the Oxvamp Fashion Show at Bush House in Bristol on Friday 1 April 2011

  • UWE Chancellor celebrates partnership success in SE Asia - 23/03/2011

    The University of the West of England in Bristol, United Kingdom is marking its longstanding partnership with Universities in South East (SE) Asia with a tour of Malaysia and Vietnam.

  • Meet the leaders of industry at UWE - 23/03/2011

    David Flory CBE, Deputy Chief Executive of NHS England, will share his expertise on change management at the next talk in the Spring Distinguished Executive Address Series on Thursday 24 March 2011, 18:00 –20:30 at the University of the West of England's Frenchay Campus.

  • Scanner helps Bristol team lead the way in Cancer research - 23/03/2011

    The delivery of a Veridex Circulating Tumour Cell (CTC) Scanner at the School of Clinical Sciences at Southmead Hospital is providing an exciting opportunity for a team of Bristol scientists and clinicians, to undertake potentially groundbreaking research into what controls cancer tumour cells and causes them to spread around the body.

  • How can we make things better for health in Bristol? - 22/03/2011

    A unique exhibition, the first of its kind to be held in Bristol, will showcase the outstanding health innovation achievements in the city that have had a positive impact on people's lives and offer a glimpse into the future at what new developments might bring. The Bristol Health Innovation Showcase is the first exhibition from BRIG-H (Bristol Research and Innovation Group for Health), a partnership of universities and NHS Trusts committed to improving the health of people in Bristol and beyond through research, innovation and closer collaboration.

  • New web resource shows diversity in health sector jobs - 22/03/2011

    The huge diversity of work opportunities connected to the health sector existing beyond traditionally recognised jobs like nursing or physiotherapy is not widely known. In order to broaden awareness about the huge range of possible career paths, two experts from the University of the West of England have worked in partnership with a range of South West organisations to develop a web resource that highlights the diversity of roles needed to keep the health sector working. The project was commissioned by South West Strategic Health Authority to help people understand that the NHS workforce is changing and new roles are emerging so it is essential that people are aware of new opportunitites and different ways of accessing work.

  • Join UWE for a night of springtime classical music - 22/03/2011

    The University of the West of England Symphony Orchestra, Singers and Soloists are delighted to present their Spring concert on Saturday 26 March 2011, 19:30 at Bristol Cathedral. The evening's performances will be conducted by Ian Holmes and Roger Huckle and will include two famously iconic works of the orchestral and choral repertoire: Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 and Bruckner's Te Deum.

  • UWE graduate's 'Kate Middleton dress' makes £78k at auction - 18/03/2011

    A dress designed by a fashion graduate from the University of the West of England that was modelled by Kate Middleton for a charity Fashion Show has sold for £78,000 at an auction in London.

  • UWE awarded £25k to help support social enterprises - 18/03/2011

    The University of the West of England has been awarded £25,000 by the Intellectual Property Office 2011 Fast Forward Competition.

  • UWE offers flexible Higher Education awards - 17/03/2011

    A new and flexible approach to University-level learning for organisations, community groups and individuals has been launched by the University of the West of England (UWE).

  • Koestler Highly Commended Award for Music in Time Project - 17/03/2011

    Music in Time, a creative music programme developed by Superact, in collaboration with the University of the West of England and the Age Concern Older Offenders Project (ACOOP), recently won a Koestler Highly Commended Award for their work with Dartmoor Prison. The music programme won a Singer-Songwriter category commendation for the production of a music CD with prisoners entitled 'No Rhyme or Reason'.

  • UWE & HMP Bristol present ' CON-Artists' art exhibition - 15/03/2011

    CON–Artists 16 – 18 March 2011 UWE Bower Ashton Campus, Bristol Wednesday 16 – Friday 18 March,10:00 – 16:00 The University of the West of England's Bower Ashton Campus will be hosting an exhibition of artwork from a class at HMP Bristol, in a collaborative project between HMP Bristol and UWE's Department of Art and Design.

  • UWE in bid to boost employability of linguistics graduates - 15/03/2011

    Offering work placements and skills training as part of linguistics and English language degrees could improve employability according to researchers from the University of the West of England. Jeanine Treffers-Daller and Jeanette Sakel of UWE's Department of English, Linguistics and Communication are holding a workshop on 11 April 2011 at the University aimed at sharing good practice on ways of supporting students on these courses in gaining skills that will enhance their careers.

  • BLOODHOUND chief engineer to inspire young engineers - 14/03/2011

    Chief engineer of the BLOODHOUND supersonic car project Mark Chapman and rocket specialist Daniel Jubb will give an inspirational first-hand account of the technical challenges overcome so far at an evening lecture on 16 March at the University of the West of England.

  • Can philosophy make you happy? - top minds gather for forum - 10/03/2011

    Does a degree in philosophy prepare students for employment? How does philosophy contribute to culture and can it help us be happy? These are some of the topical questions to be aired by a panel of top philosophers in Bristol at a forum co-organised by the University of the West of England (UWE) and the University of Bristol.

  • Meet the leaders of industry at UWE - 08/03/2011

    Robert Walker, Chairman, Travis Perkins plc, will share his expertise on competitive dynamics at the first talk in the Spring Distinguished Executive Address Series on Wednesday 9 March 2011, 18:00 –20:30 at the University of the West of England's Frenchay Campus.

  • UK fishing rights at risk of 'privatisation by stealth' - 08/03/2011

    An environmental law lecturer from the University of the West of England has called for UK fisheries authorities to come up with a fairer and more environmentally sustainable way of allocating fishing rights. Tom Appleby, Senior Lecturer in Law at UWE has reviewed the history of allocating fishing quotas. He says the topic is particularly pertinent at the moment as it seems the government has shied away from privatising the forests, but may be accidentally privatising the fisheries instead.

  • Internet training for pensioners by UWE volunteer - 03/03/2011

    Student volunteers from the University of the West of England, who are helping to close the digital divide, are set to gain national recognition.

  • Organ donation: the cost of not giving - 02/03/2011

    A public debate Thursday 17 March 2011, 18:30-20:00 @ Watershed, Bristol. BS1 5TX This public event will bring together people involved in organ donation and transplantation to discuss the current situation in the UK. Should we 'nudge' people into making a choice? What is the cost of having such long waiting times for organs? You will have a chance to hear about the complexity of transplant coordination, the harrowing experience of waiting for and going through a transplant, as well as philosophical and moral issues surrounding organ donation. Speakers include an organ recipient and family members, as well as health professionals working on organ donation.

  • UWE's rising stars shine in the fashion world - 01/03/2011

    As Fashion Week hits the headlines around the world, recent fashion graduates at the University of the West England have been making waves to break into this lucrative yet incredibly competitive industry.

February

  • UWE & Bristol Law Society announce trainee solicitor scheme - 28/02/2011

    A new student placement scheme for trainee solicitors at local law firms has been launched by the Bristol Institute of Legal Practice (BILP) at the University of the West of England and the Bristol Law Society (BLS).

  • Social Care course praised by students - 25/02/2011

    A long standing partnership between the University of the West of England and Somerset County Council Social Services is helping Social Care workers develop more confidence at carrying out challenging roles with a growing set of demands.

  • Bristol Robotics Lab wins bid to host Robot World Cup - 21/02/2011

    Hot on the heels of London 2012, Bristol will play host to the world's most advanced autonomous robots, who will compete against each other along with the expertise of their creators, at the FIRA RoboWorld Cup 2012. The competition will take place at the Bristol Robotics Lab (BRL), a collaboration between the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England, from 20-25 August 2012.

  • £1.2million study to help children with speech problems - 21/02/2011

    A major new research study that will identify and evaluate the types of treatment available for pre-school children with speech and language difficulties has been launched at Frenchay Hospital.

  • UWE Ventures incubator wins national seal of approval - 15/02/2011

    Support for the creation of new enterprises at the University of the West of England (UWE) has been given a double endorsement by UKBI, the leading professional body on the development and support of business incubation environments. UWE is the first University in the South West to receive this honour.

  • UWE presents the Madness musical 'Our House' - 15/02/2011

    This year's student production at the University of the West of England's Centre for Performing Arts (CPA) is 'Our House'. The show will be held at the Redgrave Theatre in Clifton from Wednesday 2 March to Saturday 5 March at 19:30 with a matinee on 5 March at 14:30.

  • UWE graduate wins Xcel Student of the Year - 14/02/2011

    University of the West of England Geography graduate, Robert Nichols was awarded the honour of Xcel Student of the Year at the recent Xcel Student Awards 2010 in London. This award topped off a successful evening for the University winning four out of the eight categories with students, Alexandru Atudosie and Jessica Winter also being honoured for their outstanding achievements. The awards were presented by TV presenter, Konnie Huq.

  • UWE + Festival of Ideas co-host an 'Encounter with Irigaray' - 14/02/2011

    A day of 'Encounter with Irigaray' 23 February 2011 Arnolfini Gallery 13:45 – 16:00:'When Natural Differences Substitute for Constructed Oppositions: Towards a World Culture'. Watershed 19:30 'An Evening with Luce Irigaray'. Internationally renowned feminist and philosopher Professor Luce Irigaray is visiting Bristol on 23 February 2011, co-hosted by the University of the West of England and the Bristol Festival of Ideas.

  • Prize winning book by UWE experts takes lead on localism - 09/02/2011

    Planning experts from the University of the West of England have been commended by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) for the latest edition of the guide to Shaping Neighbourhoods - for local health and global sustainability. The book, written by Professor Hugh Barton, Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre, Marcus Grant, Deputy Director of the Centre and Visiting Research Fellow, Richard Guise, is the only comprehensive guide to neighbourhood planning and design, encompassing social, economic and environmental aspects. It has a special focus on health, climate change and inclusive decision processes. Neighbourhood, Parish and Town Councils will find it provides just what they need to engage with localism.

  • UWE radiography student wins top overseas placement - 09/02/2011

    University of the West of England radiotherapy student David Evans has won a prestigious international elective placement in the 2010 Society of Radiographers Work the World Competition.

  • 'Feel Good' at UWE during February - 07/02/2011

    Students from the University of the West of England are set to keep the winter blues at bay this month with a series of health and wellbeing events as part of 'Feel Good February'. Now in its fifth successful year, Feel Good February is an opportunity for students and staff to focus on their health, fitness and wellbeing through a wide range of activities, taster sessions and events to help them get active and 'feel good'.

  • iNets South West launched at UWE - 07/02/2011

    Over the next three years five iNets or 'innovation networks' will have a significant impact on the South West region by making links that foster creativity and knowledge exchange supported by funding that will act as a springboard for innovative new products and services.

  • Bristol Academy Women's FC sign deal with UWE - 03/02/2011

    Bristol Academy Women's Football Club has announced that they have agreed a major sponsorship deal with the University of the West of England (UWE). This comes just days after the club announced other agreements worth over £30,000 with commercial partners which will support the Club as it competes in the FA Women's Super League (FAWSL) commencing in April 2011.

  • Breast cancer study seeks BME and Caucasian women - 01/02/2011

    A researcher from the Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) at the University of the West of England (UWE) would like to explore Black, South Asian and Caucasian women's experiences of being diagnosed and treated for breast cancer.

  • UWE wins £193k to provide low carbon courses in SW - 01/02/2011

    The University of the West of England has won £193,000 from Universities South West to develop a range of innovative workshops and courses to increase skills in low carbon industries in the region. The courses directly address skills gaps in the South West and will be piloted during February and March.

January

  • New tools by UWE designers win Dremel seal of approval - 27/01/2011

    The University of the West of England and Dremel (Bosch) have linked up to give Creative Product Design (CPD) and Product Design Technology (PDT) students opportunities to showcase their talents. So impressed were Dremel senior management with the professionalism of the students that they are keen to develop this new partnership further.

  • Improved social care for offenders could benefit all society - 26/01/2011

    A national conference on building links between criminal justice and the voluntary and community sectors will explore ways of reducing reoffending and improving health and well-being of offenders. The one-day event at the University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol will feature prominent speakers, including Juliet Lyon, Director of the Prison Reform Trust and Secretary General of Penal Reform International, and Professor Rod Morgan, former Chair of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales.

  • Do female footballers ignore pain to stay in the game? - 25/01/2011

    There are key sociological and psychological factors that affect the way girl and women footballers experience pain, injury and risk according to a new study by a researcher at the University of the West of England.

  • Does class spell success at university? - 25/01/2011

    How do students from different backgrounds fare at different universities in the same city? How are their needs met and what 'added value' do universities provide? These are some of the key questions being asked in a unique study by the University of the West of England the University of Bristol. Given current concerns that the rise in tuition fees and cuts to university funding could deter poorer students from attending universities that charge the highest fees, the findings will be of interest to prospective students and universities alike.

  • UWE hosts Association of University Administrators S/West - 24/01/2011

    The University of the West of England will host the South West Regional Conference of the Association of University Administrators (AUA) on Tuesday 25 January 2011 at the Exhibition and Conference Centre on Frenchay Campus.

  • 'Keep moving if you have joint pain' says UWE researcher - 24/01/2011

    A researcher from the University of the West of England has been awarded two grants to fund work that will encourage people with serious joint conditions to move and excercise more.

  • Placements lead to homeless Occupational Therapy service - 24/01/2011

    A student placement partnership between the University of the West of England and charity Places for People has been so successful that the charity has recognised the value of occupational therapy (OT) and now employs two full time occupational therapists.

  • UWE appoints new professor in Technology Enhanced Learning - 21/01/2011

    The University of the West of England has appointed Dr Liz Falconer to a new post as Professor of Technology Enhanced Learning. Dr Falconer is based in UWE's E-Learning Development Unit.

  • Local charities benefit from UWE's Better Together Fund - 20/01/2011

    The 'Better Together Fund', UWE's charitable fund, is inviting groups and charities in Bristol to apply for grants. The deadline for applications is 9 February 2011.

  • UWE offers support to teachers of bilingual children - 18/01/2011

    Experts from the University of the West of England are offering a free training day for teachers who work with bilingual children some of whom may have speech, language and communication difficulties.

  • UWE students to run Ultra challenge in aid of Combat Stress - 17/01/2011

    Student Marc May is planning to take part in a 50km charity run with three other students from the University of the West of England's Athletics club in aid of the charity Combat Stress.

  • Pirates make learning fun for primary pupils at UWE - 13/01/2011

    The Department of Art and Design at the University of the West of England is hosting a visit from a Bristol primary school with a hearty dose of fun woven into the learning.

  • UWE media students dominate regional RTS award nominations - 13/01/2011

    Students from the Media Practice course at the University of the West of England have once again dominated the nomination stages of the Royal Television Society Student TV awards for the South West region. Media Practice students have notched up five nominations in the total of six and are assured of a win in the Fiction category as all the finalists are from UWE.

  • UWE boosts career prospects by repeating internship scheme - 11/01/2011

    The University of the West of England is launching a new round of Graduate Internships during 2011 following the success of the previous scheme. The new programme is open to any business that can offer a quality project or work experience opportunity that will enhance the employment prospects for 2010 UWE graduates by helping them to develop skills, knowledge and confidence.

  • New study says 'make social care sustainable' - 10/01/2011

    New research from the Institute for Sustainability, Health and Environment (ISHE) at the University of the West of England, shows that Adult Social Care can become more environmentally sustainable, more economical and still meet social objectives, with the right policies and strategies in place.

  • UWE leads legal scholarship agenda - 06/01/2011

    The Human Rights and Environment agendas have been traditionally rather separated in law – even, in the view of some, mutually oppositional. Now a growing body of legal experts are aware of the need for a clear recognition of the intimacy of their relationship – and the search is on for a new way of relating these important concerns.

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