- Exciting tie-up for UWE Bristol journalism students - 20/12/2012
The 'Voice' monthly papers in the Bristol area are launching their third and fourth titles in the New Year – just 15 months after their creation.
The magazines – hyperlocal news publications paid for with adverts – have proved incredibly popular since they were launched by two former Bristol Post executives Richard Coulter and Emma Cooper.
- UWE Bristol science lecturer wins national photography competition - 18/12/2012
Dr David Bird, a biology lecturer at UWE Bristol, is the Overall Winner and winner of the 'Ecology in Action' category of the 2012 British Ecological Society photographic competition.
- UWE's Bristol Institute of Legal Practice annual law fair - 14/12/2012
The event, now in its third year, is steadily growing and this year attracted over 20 local and regional law firms as well as seven barristers' Chambers as exhibitors. The exhibitors' stands were again located in the actual LPC and BPTC teaching rooms, and this created the unusually direct atmosphere in which BILP students could meet the local employers, and vice versa. The fair was preceded by informative presentations of the LPC, BPTC and GDL courses to undergraduate students who are considering a career in the Law.
- UWE student wins World Junior Squash Championships, El Shorbagy brothers have won title four times in five years - 14/12/2012
Two Egyptian Business students from UWE Bristol, Marwan and Mohamed El Shorbagy, are the first brothers in sports history to win the title of World Junior Squash Champion.
- UWE Bristol student is flying high with local air ambulance charity - 13/12/2012
A local air ambulance charity has decided to offer a permanent part-time position to their UWE Bristol intern, after being impressed with her enthusiasm and dedication to their cause.
- Intelligent 3D image technology could enable targeted out-of-home advertising - 11/12/2012
Directed advertising is common in online shopping and in social media but is not currently an option in the out-of-home digital environment due to the technical challenges involved.
- Project Zulu take on charity swim to bring South African Choir to Bristol in 2013 - 10/12/2012
Saturday 15 December, 09:00, Clevedon beach
Project Zulu, a group of 10 student teachers and two tutors from UWE Bristol will bravely take on the chilly waters of the Bristol Channel for a charity swim to raise funds to bring a South African primary school to Bristol next June.
- Challenges of raising school leaving age to 18 for young people who are NEET: UWE expert speaks at Parliamentary inquiry - 10/12/2012
Some young people already find it difficult to enjoy and achieve at school. With the raising of the school leaving age to 18 by 2015, a new challenge is looming - of engaging them in learning for a further two years.
Contributing to the debate is Dr Barry Percy-Smith from UWE Bristol, who has conducted in-depth research into the experiences and attitudes of young people not in employment, education or training (NEET).
- UWE Bristol becomes CISI Centre of Excellence - 06/12/2012
The University of the West of England has signed an agreement with the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) which recognises the University as a Centre of Excellence in Finance teaching.
- UWE launches Music Appeal with screen music spectacular - 05/12/2012
Date: 8 December 2012, 19:30 Venue: Colston Hall
Magnificent music that will be instantly recognisable from the screen will be performed by the UWE Orchestra and Singers at the Colston Hall in Bristol on Saturday.
- RobotRadar.org puts depth back into robot reporting - 03/12/2012
A new website, created and written by leading thinkers and experts in robotics, aims to give an in depth and balanced perspective on reporting of robotics in the popular media.
Through thoughtful articles and commentaries RobotRadar.org explores the wider impacts of robots and robotics on society. Each report is written by a robotics expert in direct response to an article published in the popular media.
- Do we really want a British FBI? UWE Bristol researcher thinks we need to learn from history - 03/12/2012
In an article posted on the History and Policy today website, Dr Michael Woodiwiss, a historian from the University of the West of England, argues that our government needs to observe lessons from history before pushing ahead with a British FBI.
- UWE Bristol Professor to discuss dementia research at free monthly Memory Cafés - 30/11/2012
Professor Richard Cheston, the Chair of Mental Health Research at the University of the West of England is attending Withywood Memory Café from 10:00 – 12:00 on Tuesday 4 December and Fishponds Memory Café from 14:00 – 16:00 on Friday 14 December in Bristol to talk about his research into the emotional difficulties faced by people living with dementia, as well as opportunities to get involved with a local research project on improving memory assessments. The Memory Cafés, run by the charity Alzheimer's Society are free to attend and open to anyone affected by memory problems, either personally, as a carer, a family member or friend.
- Poo-powered robot launched - 28/11/2012
Scientists in the west have unveiled a robot that uses an unusual source of power - human poo.
The EcoBotIII feeds off and is powered by sewage from Saltford sewage treatment works, near Bristol, and can move and operate its onboard mechanisms unaided.
- Has your journey been disrupted by recent floods? - 27/11/2012
Travellers whose journeys have been disrupted by recent rain and flooding are asked to share their experiences through this online survey.
- UWE Bristol awards honorary degree to Professor Dato' Dr. Hassan Said - 27/11/2012
UWE Bristol will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration to Professor Dato' Dr. Hassan Said.
- Food for the Hungry charity to benefit from UWE Gospel Choir and Big Band performance - 22/11/2012
Monday 26 November, 19:30 at UWE Glenside Campus, 1H1D
Music lovers will be treated to a sell-out performance from UWE Bristol's talented Gospel Choir and Big Band in aid of Food for the Hungry on Monday 26 November at 19:30 at UWE Glenside Campus.
- UWE helps save 'integral part of English ceramic history' by combining late 19th century and digital print techniques - 15/11/2012
UWE Bristol's Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) is helping retain traditional English pottery decorating skills by finding ways of combining them with digital print techniques.
Professor Steve Hoskins, director of the CFPR, and Mr Dave Huson are collaborating with Burleigh Pottery in Stoke-on-Trent, the last remaining company to produce ceramic tableware decorated using the traditional printed underglaze tissue method. The pottery was saved from the threat of closure by the Princes' Regeneration Trust in June 2011.
- Cancer: Exercise reduces tiredness - 14/11/2012
Aerobic exercise can help relieve the fatigue often associated with cancer and cancer treatment, according to Cochrane researchers. Their systematic review strengthens findings from a previous review on cancer-related fatigue published in The Cochrane Library.
- Robotics set to 'revolutionise the UK economy in the next 20 years' - 13/11/2012
Britain's desire to be at the forefront of robotics research has been reinforced by universities minister David Willetts, who saw world-leading technology when he visited the Bristol Robotics Lab yesterday [Monday, 12 November].
- UWE Bristol academic receives The Birgit Skiöld Trust Memorial Award - 12/11/2012
UWE Bristol academic Jonathan Ward has been awarded The Birgit Skiöld Trust Memorial Award for his collaborative artists' book 'Home', at this year's London Art Book Fair at the Whitechapel Gallery.
- UWE Bristol Graphic Design students succeed at top typographic awards - 12/11/2012
UWE Bristol Graphic Design students enjoyed unprecedented success at this year's awards from the prestigious International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD).
- UWE Bristol Illustration students support Comic Creations at the Festival of Ideas - 09/11/2012
UWE Bristol Illustration students have been working in partnership with the Bristol Festival of Ideas and Jonathan Cape Publishing to design posters to promote the event 'Comic Creations' at the Arnolfini, Wednesday 14 November from 18:00.
- Leading local democracy expert available to discuss Bristol Mayoral election 15 and 16 November - 08/11/2012
See video of Professor Hambleton talking about the Directly Elected Mayor elections in Bristol here.
On 15 November the citizens of Bristol will decide who is to become the first Directly Elected Mayor for their city. This will be an historic moment because this is the first time that Bristol citizens will have a direct say in choosing the leader of the city.
- UWE Bristol expert invited to chair Environment and Global Change Panel - 07/11/2012
The Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) have invited UWE Bristol's eminent air quality and climate change expert, Professor Jim Longhurst to chair its Environmental and Global Change panel.
- UWE Bristol celebrates student internship success - 07/11/2012
UWE Bristol's talented crop of student interns and entrepreneurs were celebrated at a recent award ceremony to mark their achievements.
The awards mark the success of three new initiatives launched by the University's Employer Partnership Services Team this year: 2012 Undergraduate Internships Scheme, Green Internship Scheme and Enterprise Internship Scheme.
- New UWE Bristol mobile App gets rave reviews - 07/11/2012
The new App launched recently by UWE Bristol is already getting five star reviews from the Apple® App Store℠. After a softly, softly launch earlier this summer the UWE Mobile App is proving popular amongst students and will be of enormous interest to prospective applicants who need to learn more about the university.
- Making meat healthier - 07/11/2012
Meat is an important source of proteins, fatty acids and other nutrients in a human diet. However there is evidence to suggest that the global increase in meat consumption is linked to an increase in major diseases such as cancer. This is largely related to a high consumption of total fat and undesirable saturated fatty acids present in meat. High consumption of total and saturated fatty acids has also been demonstrated to be positively related to the development of coronary heart diseases, diabetes and obesity.
- UWE Bristol plays host to visiting nurses from China - 05/11/2012
UWE Bristol is playing host to four senior nurses from China who will be visiting the University on Friday 9 November.
- UWE graduate Lorayne Woodend wins prestigious RTPI George Pepler International Award - 31/10/2012
Lorayne Woodend, who has just completed her three year distance learning MA in Town and Country Planning (JDLMA) in the Department of Planning and Architecture has been awarded the prestigious George Pepler International award from the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).
- UWE Bristol graduate's thriller chosen for screening at short film festival - 29/10/2012
Talented UWE Bristol film graduate Matthew Nesbeth has had his film New With Tags selected for the Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF 2012) being held in York from 8-11 November 2012.
- Unique fusion of art and science makes its London premiere - 25/10/2012
An exciting fusion of real-time supercomputing, interactive quantum dynamics, generative music and dance will make its London premier over the weekend of November 3 and 4 at the Barbican Arts Centre.
Meet danceroom Spectroscopy (dS), part interactive art installation, part immersive science experience, part large-scale video game, part dance performance, and part musical instrument.
- UWE graduate makes Shell Live WIRE's 'Hot 40' entrepreneur's list - 25/10/2012
Tom Anderson-Dixon, 25, from Bedminster, Bristol is in the running for £10,000 Young Entrepreneur of the Year prize. Tom who studied Business Enterprise at UWE Bristol has been named on Shell LiveWIRE's annual 'Hot 40' entrepreneur list, a shortlist of the best and most innovative business people under the age of 30 years old in the UK.
- UWE Bristol strengthens industry partnership with Aardman - 23/10/2012
Pitch Fest and Talent Showcase brings students together with leading creatives
As part of the growing partnership with Aardman Animations, BA and MA Animation students at the Bristol School of Animation, University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) are invited for the first time to take part in Aardman's annual Pitch Fest for Broadcast and Digital.
- Fastest car and robots inspire UWE Bristol's latest ad campaign - 22/10/2012
UWE Bristol has launched an exciting new advertising campaign to highlight the University to prospective students in the region.
- Surfing the Avon to bring South African Choir to Bristol in 2013 - 22/10/2012
An Education lecturer from UWE Bristol will paddle a surf board from Bradford on Avon 26 miles to the Arnolfini in Bristol in one day to raise funds for Project Zulu on Saturday 27 October.
- Adapting suburbia to face up to climate change - 19/10/2012
New report launched at Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, Parliament Square, London
14.00-17.15 Tuesday 23 October 2012
How can we change and adapt our homes to cope with climate change? What actions can neighbourhoods take to mitigate problems caused by increased heat stress and reduced comfort during hot spells, restrictions on water use, reduced air quality, and stress and costs associated with flooding and storm damage? What are the best adaptations we can make to our homes? Should we all install solar panels and grow our own vegetables? What wider infrastructures need to be introduced to prevent flooding prevalent in many areas of the UK? And how do we communicate what changes are best suited to different styles of home and different region in the UK?
- UWE Bristol Travel Challenge - which journey was the quickest? - 19/10/2012
In the second annual UWE Bristol Travel Challenge, cycles were narrowly pipped to the finishing line by the motorcycle as the quickest way to commute to Frenchay Campus.
- UWE professor chairs Bristol Mayorial candidates' debate on green issues - 18/10/2012
Professor Martin Bigg from UWE Bristol will be in the chair during a free Q&A session to find out candidates' views on sustainability ahead of the Bristol Mayorial Elections. The debate will take place at 7.30pm on 24 October at the Watershed and will be streamed live on the internet.
- UWE Bristol launches new community garden - 16/10/2012
Sustainability Week, Monday 15 to Friday 21 October 2012
UWE Bristol will mark sustainability week by unveiling plans for a new community garden on Frenchay Campus.
- Bristol businesses to benefit from academic expertise - 16/10/2012
Businesses in Bristol are set to benefit from a new scheme led by a team of UWE Bristol academics with funding from the ESRC [Economic and Social Research Council]. The UWE team, led by Professor Nicholas O'Regan, will work closely with local businesses to find out what businesses need to enhance their competitiveness. The team includes marketing expert Dr Tim Hughes and business transformation specialist Dr Glenn Parry.
- Award hat-trick as UWE student is named Radiographer of the Year - 16/10/2012
David Evans has won the Therapeutic Radiographer of the year award – the third year running that a student from UWE Bristol has received this national accolade from the Society of Radiographers.
- World's first 'before and after' study of the impact of a Directly Elected Mayor - 16/10/2012
What impact will a Directly Elected Mayor have on the way Bristol is governed? A team of experts from Bristol's two universities will examine the difference that the introduction of a Directly Elected Mayor will make in what is believed to be a 'world first' in urban studies.
- Secret City film on inner workings of City of London comes to Bristol - 15/10/2012
The film Secret City, which unveils how the City of London works, will be shown at Bristol's Watershed on Saturday 15 December at 13.00pm. To book tickets visit the Watershed website
- 'Alpine chic' design wins top wool prize for UWE fashion graduate - 12/10/2012
Eleanor Cox is jumping for joy as her prizewinning design for a stylish men's cardigan will be launched in Hackett stores nationwide as part of Wool Week 2012.
- Bus tour to deliver business StartUp message to UWE students - 11/10/2012
A double-decker bus organised by national enterprise campaign StartUp Britain will help to mobilise UWE students' enterprise potential by taking a team of entrepreneurs, business authors and experts to Frenchay campus on Thursday October 18.
- UWE, Lockleaze Neighbourhood Organisations and HP launch 'Connect Lockleaze' - 11/10/2012
ITea & Cake, Friday 12 October, Cameron Centre, 14:00-16:00
Free computer access, the opportunity to learn new skills and meet new people are some of the benefits on offer to communities in North Bristol, from 'Connect Lockleaze', an exciting new initiative from neighbours UWE Bristol and HP working with Lockleaze neighbourhood organisations.
- UWE Students' Union hosts Mental Health Awareness Road Show - 08/10/2012
UWE Students' Union in partnership with UWE's Healthy University group and Wellbeing Services will mark World Mental Health Day (Wednesday 10 October) with a weeklong road show, aimed at raising students' awareness of mental wellbeing and the advice and support services on offer to them at the University.
- UWE Bristol software helped to detect God particle - 05/10/2012
UWE Bristol experts working in complex software systems development created the software used to help CERN's CMS group detect the God particle in the world's biggest scientific experiment.
- Affordable editions: UWE's new digital print publishing studio exhibits at London art fair - 02/10/2012
A 3D rainbow-coloured manta ray, and 'bar-code' colour images recording a timeline of Vogue magazine covers over the last 30 years, are just some of the wide range of digitally printed artworks from UWE Bristol's Centre for Fine Print Research on show at this year's Multiplied contemporary art fair.
- UWE Bristol celebrates 20th birthday as a University - 02/10/2012
Memories, Milestones and Moving forward
UWE Bristol celebrates 20th birthday as a University
UWE Bristol is celebrating 20 successful years as a University in October, with a raft of memorable achievements to look back on and great hopes for the future.
- UWE graduate launches biography of the 'best president Nigeria never had' - 01/10/2012
Recent graduate Adedara Oduguwa is launching his book, Chief Obafemi Awolowo: The Political Moses, on 1 October (today) at UWE Bristol.
- UWE welcomes launch of KIS data - 27/09/2012
UWE Bristol welcomes the launch of Key Information Sets (KIS) a brand new information resource launched today [27 September 2012] that brings together information about UK undergraduate courses in a new way unistats.direct.gov.uk
- Mapping Bristol's cinematic past and Ghosts in the Garden feature in REACT Heritage Sandbox showcase - 24/09/2012
Mapping Bristol's cinematic past and Ghosts in the Garden feature in REACT Heritage Sandbox showcase
28 September 2012 Watershed Bristol 13:00
Two of the six REACT Heritage Sandbox projects that will be showcased at the Watershed on 28 September have involved collaborations between industry partners and researchers at UWE Bristol.
- EMMY nomination for UWE Bristol sound expert - 24/09/2012
UWE Bristol lecturer Martyn Harries has been nominated for an EMMY at the forthcoming annual awards in October for his sound work on the BBC Natural History Unit documentary 'Madagascar'. The nomination is shared with the score composer Sarah Class.
- Bristol's hidden river to be celebrated with weekend of community events - 20/09/2012
Capturing stories about the flood history of the River Frome, learning about its wildlife including the European eel and a special dance-circus finale are just some of the events that will take place on 29 and 30 September to celebrate Bristol's hidden River Frome.
- New study reveals the benefits of Alexander Technique Lessons for chronic pain - 19/09/2012
Chronic pain sufferers may benefit from learning the Alexander Technique in NHS outpatient pain clinics according to a new service evaluation project. More than half of the service users in the study stopped or reduced their use of medications between the start of the lessons and three months, making cost savings to the NHS.
- Cheswick Bus Link set to improve journey times and reduce delays - 17/09/2012
THE DRIVE to upgrade and improve bus services in South Gloucestershire and the Greater Bristol area takes a further step forward today (17 September) with the official opening of the Cheswick Bus Link in Stoke Gifford.
- Student Finance hotline at UWE Bristol - 17/09/2012
Student Finance Day – 20 September 2012
UWE Bristol is providing a special hotline on 20 September 2012 -Student Finance Day - for students considering entry to university in autumn 2013. The hotline (0117) 328 1111 is open to all young people wanting to find out more about the costs of going to university, not just those who are applying to UWE Bristol.
- Visitors wear digital 'capes' to create sound in new installation - 17/09/2012
Visitors to an interactive sound installation, Tracking You at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Digital Design Weekend, 22-23 September , will be invited to put on capes featuring the latest real-time location systems technology. When they move around the installation sounds will be generated as a result of their location in relation to other visitors. The Digital Design Weekend last year attracted over 7,300 visitors.
- Hello+Welcome to new UWE students - 13/09/2012
6000 new students will be guaranteed a warm reception at UWE Bristol this weekend (15-16 September), as the University opens its doors for the annual 'Welcome Weekend' event.
- The UK's biggest Freshers' Fair returns to UWE Bristol - 11/09/2012
Over 10,000 UWE Bristol students are set for a fun-packed experience at the UK's biggest Freshers' Fair on Friday 21 September, 11:00-16:00 at the University's Exhibition and Conference Centre on Frenchay Campus.
- UWE appoints Gabriel Scally as director of WHO research centre - 11/09/2012
Professor Gabriel Scally has been appointed as Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments, which is based at UWE Bristol.
- UWE Bristol researchers develop virtual consulting room to help doctors' spot early signs of cancer - 10/09/2012
An on-line virtual patient simulation called GP Sim, designed to help GPs learn more about the early signs of cancer, has been applauded by doctors at trial stage. The impact of this tool is likely to be significant following recent concerns voiced by Cancer UK and reported in the media about delayed cancer diagnosis.
- UWE Bristol students help make 'Life Out There' - 10/09/2012
UWE Bristol Filmmaking students have been working alongside professional film makers VS1 Productions on a half hour drama commissioned by British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust. The drama 'Life Out There' was broadcast on Film4 on Monday 10 September at 08:00.
- Could ancient Egyptians hold the key to 3D printed ceramics? - 06/09/2012
A 7,000 year old technique, known as Egyptian Paste (also known as Faience), could offer a potential process and material for use in the latest 3D printing techniques of ceramics, according to researchers at UWE Bristol.
- UWE Bristol film-maker shows stunning 360 degree film at Weymouth Cultural Olympiad - 31/07/2012
Cluna Donnelly-Porter, a film maker and senior media instructor at UWE Bristol, is showing her film Wildwood as part of Weymouth's Cultural Olympiad.
- UWE Bristol and HP partner to bring clean energy to Kenyan orphanage - 27/07/2012
UWE Bristol in partnership with HP, has unveiled a new biodigester* at Baraka Children's Home, an orphanage in Nguu Tatu village just north of Mombasa, Kenya. This is the first step in a wider initiative to improve the quality of life for Kenya's children: the Empower Kenya project.
- Lorna's Pillpod intelligent medication idea wins £200k Orange business competition - 26/07/2012
Inventor Lorna Perks has just won top prize worth £200,000 in the Orange Different Business competition with her idea for Pillpod. The Pillpod will only dispense the right medication at the right time and will advise patients in simple language how to take it correctly. With Pillpod, the patient will know what pills they need to take and as importantly, how they should take them, for example with food.
- UWE Bristol invests £13m support for students who are missing out on higher education - 26/07/2012
UWE Bristol is committing £13 million a year to reach out and support students who despite obtaining the qualifications are still missing out on higher education because of their background.
- Learning to sniff bad breath can help diagnose oral disease - 26/07/2012
An unusual course is being run at UWE Bristol for health professionals who want to help patients with bad breath. According to the microbiologists running the course, bad breath - or oral malodour - is the third most common reason for people to visit their dentists. However dentists are not trained to distinguish the causes of oral malodour using their sense of smell.
- UWE Bristol awards honorary degree to Kate Bellingham - 25/07/2012
- UWE Bristol bamboo clothing entrepreneur has TV debut - 24/07/2012
Young entrepreneur, Ed Cheney and his bamboo T-shirt business, Maboo will feature in a new business show, The Angel, which launches on Sky 1 at 20:00 tonight [24 July 2012]. The Angel is fronted by billionaire investor John Caudwell of Phones4U fame and presented by Amanda Byram of the Total Wipeout show.
- UWE Bristol awards honorary degree to Dr Paul Leinster CBE - 24/07/2012
UWE Bristol will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science to Dr Paul Leinster CBE in recognition of his leadership role in protecting the environment of England and Wales.
- UWE Bristol awards honorary degree to Gerald Lee - 24/07/2012
UWE Bristol will award the Honorary Degree of Master of Business Administration to Gerald Lee in recognition of his leadership and transformation of St Monica Trust and for its role in providing groundbreaking services to the elderly and those with dementia.
- UWE Bristol awards honorary degree to Ken Hames - 23/07/2012
UWE Bristol will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration to Ken Hames in recognition of his outstanding achievements in leadership and motivation and, in particular, his work supporting young people with disabilities faced with extraordinary challenges.
- UWE Bristol awards honorary degree to Stephen Lansdown - 20/07/2012
UWE Bristol will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration to Stephen Lansdown in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Bristol, noting the success of Hargreaves Lansdown plc, his contribution to sport - especially his involvement with Bristol City Football Club - and his help and advice to UWE Bristol in respect of its investment fund and Investment Committee.
- UWE Bristol awards honorary degree to Richard Pendlebury MBE DL - 20/07/2012
UWE Bristol will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration to Richard Pendlebury MBE DL in recognition of his social entrepreneurship and services to the charitable sector.
- UWE welcomes stadium approval - 19/07/2012
The University of the West of England welcomes the approval of planning permission by South Gloucestershire Council for building the new Bristol Rovers Football Club (BRFC) stadium at the Frenchay campus.
- UWE Bristol awards honorary degree to Andrew Jackson - 19/07/2012
UWE Bristol will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts to Andrew Jackson in recognition of his outstanding contribution to international achievements in Natural History programme making.
The Honorary Degree will be conferred at the Awards Ceremony of the Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education on Thursday 19 July at Bristol Cathedral.
- The Prince's Trust celebrates partnership to boost pupils' technology skills - 18/07/2012
Youth charity The Prince's Trust has celebrated a partnership with UWE Bristol and HP, the world's largest technology company, which has helped struggling pupils to boost their technology skills.
- UWE Bristol awards honorary degree to Professor Gabriel Scally - 17/07/2012
UWE Bristol will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science to Professor Gabriel Scally in recognition of his outstanding and innovative achievements in promoting public health in South West England and, in particular, his encouragement and support working with the University to build practical programmes linking health, environment, sustainability and planning.
- Masculinity and the link with the banking crisis - 17/07/2012
An article on the role of masculinity in the ongoing financial crisis has been published in the July issue of Organisation journal. The article, entitled 'Managing Masculinity/Mismanaging the Corporation' is, according its co-author, Professor David Knights from UWE Bristol, highly topical due to the range of current issues surrounding banking, the LIBOR rate and executive bonuses.
- UWE Bristol student still dancing after catastrophic accident thanks to student sports club - 17/07/2012
A cycling accident that resulted in her leg being amputated has not stopped inspirational UWE Bristol law student, dancer and cheerleader, Annabelle Turner from completing her degree with a 2:1 just eight months later.
- Unsentimental look at ships in decay: new art exhibition in Bristol - 13/07/2012
Architect Thom Gorst from UWE Bristol is holding his first solo art exhibition at Centrespace Gallery, Bristol from Friday 20 July to Wednesday 25 July. The exhibition coincides with the Bristol Harbour Festival, and echoes its maritime theme.
- UWE Bristol in top 12 universities for lowest levels of graduate unemployment - 12/07/2012
UWE Bristol has maintained its strong position for graduate employment according to the latest figures on graduate destinations. The latest Destinations of Leavers of Higher Education figures, published by the Higher Education Statistics Authority, show that despite the recession and a very challenging year for graduate jobs, unemployment levels among UWE graduates only went up by 0.1% from 6.6% to 6.7%.
- UWE sponsors Pride Bristol 2012 - 09/07/2012
UWE Bristol is sponsoring Pride Bristol 2012 on 14 July. The event will celebrate the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities across the South West in the spirit of diversity.
- Study finds alcohol could be involved in 640,000 hospital admissions each year - 05/07/2012
Alcohol may be involved in up to 640,000 hospital admissions and nearly 2 million visits to emergency departments in England and Wales every year, according to research published online in Emergency Medicine Journal.
- Is social anxiety a hidden disability for university students? - 05/07/2012
Students are often expected to speak knowledgably in front of groups of unfamiliar people as part of their education. The assessment of student presentations contributes to degree grading, and employers expect good interpersonal skills from graduates.
- AHRC funding boosts creative economy in SW with launch of UWE led hub - 05/07/2012
The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) has launched four Knowledge Exchange Hubs for the Creative Economy to connect researchers with the UK's vibrant creative sector, giving a £16m boost to the UK's Creative Economy.
- Warm welcome for Kenyan Olympic athletes to Bristol - 03/07/2012
Bristol is planning a warm welcome for the Team Kenya athletes who arrive on 4 July ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The team of around 40 athletes and officials will stay in UWE Bristol's student village.
- UWE Bristol wins £1000 of funding to increase participation in sport and physical activity - 02/07/2012
UWE Bristol has recently been awarded £1000 of funding by RELAYS (Regional Educational Legacy in Arts and Youth Sport) in order to increase engagement in sport via its 'Social Sport' programme.
- Adolescent girls who over use internet and social media suffer lower self-esteem and negative body image - 02/07/2012
NetGirls project findings presented at the 5th Appearance Matters international conference Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 July, 2012, Wills Building, Bristol UK.
Adolescent girls, who spend long periods each day on the internet, engaging and communicating on social media, are more likely to suffer low self-esteem and negative body image, according to new research to be presented at the Appearance Matters 5 conference in Bristol on Tuesday 3 July
- Underwater robot made from recycled materials takes to international waters for SAUC-E competition - 29/06/2012
View the Underwater robot film here
View underwater robot images here
An autonomous underwater robot designed and created by UWE Bristol Robotics students, has been entered for the prestigious SAUC-E competition at La Spezia in Italy this summer.
- Pioneering Technology and Engineering Academy to open in north Bristol - 28/06/2012
Employers from across the region will meet today (Thursday 28 June) to help steer the development of the new Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy, the first University Technical College in the South West, which is due to open in September 2013.
- UWE and Kaplan welcome international students to Bristol - 28/06/2012
The University of the West of England, (UWE Bristol) and Kaplan, the educational and career services provider are to create a new international college, based at UWE's Frenchay Campus in Bristol.
- UWE Bristol student qualifies for London 2012 Olympic Games - 26/06/2012
UWE Bristol student Andrew Pozzi has won the men's 110 metre hurdles at the British Olympic trials and gained a place in Team GB for London 2012 with a time of 13.41 seconds.
- UWE Bristol researcher plays key role in DNA bar-coding of native flowering plants in Wales - 26/06/2012
A researcher from UWE Bristol has contributed to a groundbreaking project that has succeeded in generating DNA barcoding for all the native flowering plants in Wales.
- UWE Bristol academics celebrate the Dickens legacy - 25/06/2012
The timeless appeal of the writer Charles Dickens is being celebrated during his bicentenary year at Dickens Day 2012, a sell out free public engagement event organised by The UWE Long Nineteenth Century Network to be held on Saturday 30 June at the Arnolfini, Bristol.
- 'Have-a-go' graffiti at T4 with UWE Bristol - 25/06/2012
UWE Bristol is offering T4 festival-goers an exciting opportunity to have-a-go at graffiti with one of Bristol's best known street artists Silent Hobo at T4 on the beach on 1 July 2012 at Weston-super-Mare.
- Global perspective on body image and appearance research at Appearance Matters conference in Bristol - 25/06/2012
5th Appearance Matters international Conference on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 July 2012, Wills Building, Queens Road, Bristol, UK
The renowned Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) will make a vital contribution to addressing some of the public health concerns identified in the recent All Party Parliamentary Group report on body image through the Appearance Matters 5 conference on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 July 2012 in Bristol.
- Golden Olympic trade opportunities for Bristol businesses - 21/06/2012
Businesses in the South West are urged to make the most of golden Olympic opportunities for trade, with the London 2012 Games giving an estimated £21 billion boost to the British economy.
UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) South West, in partnership with the RELAYS Project, is running a series of events in Plymouth, Bristol and Gloucester in July, for companies to learn about trade opportunities with sub-Saharan nations keen to do business with the UK.
- Psychological screening before cosmetic surgery vital say UK cosmetic surgeons and researchers at UWE Bristol - 20/06/2012
New cosmetic screening tool explained at Appearance Matters 5 international conference on 3 and 4 July 2012
Findings from the first study to implement and evaluate a psychological screening tool for cosmetic surgery patients in routine private practice in the UK are to be reported at Appearance Matters 5, an international conference, organised by the Centre for Appearance Research (CAR), UWE Bristol.
- UWE Bristol hosts special educational needs sports event - 18/06/2012
UWE Bristol played host to a 'SEN-DICE' (Special Educational Needs, Determination, Inspiration, Courage, Equality) event on Wednesday 13 June. The event, a collaboration between UWE Bristol's Sports Development team and Claremont School in Bristol, was funded through the UWE Better Together Fund, with sponsorship from Deloitte and granted the official 'Inspired by London 2012 logo'.
- Research team says 'talking bollocks' could save your life - 18/06/2012
UWE Bristol Social Marketing Centre, patient support group 'It's in the Bag' and Bristol Testicular Cancer Service based at Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre (BHOC) are working in partnership to encourage young male students to get involved in designing a campaign to build awareness of the symptoms of testicular cancer.
- Reorganisation of NHS cleft services shows improved care for children - 13/06/2012
A new study has found the reorganisation of NHS services for children in the UK with cleft lip and palate has improved standards of care. It has also led to a co-ordinated approach to national cleft research that has the potential to improve health and treatment worldwide. Professor Nichola Rumsey from UWE Bristol's Centre for Appearance Research is one of the authors of the paper.
- UWE and HP pilot new project to digitally reconnect North Bristol communities - 13/06/2012
Communities in Lockleaze are the first to benefit from a new initiative from neighbours UWE Bristol and HP aimed at reconnecting groups that are digitally excluded in a rapidly expanding technological age.
- Healthy planet indicator bugs and blubber gloves at UWE Bristol's Festival of Nature display - 12/06/2012
Visitors to UWE Bristol's tent at this year's Bristol Festival of Nature will be able to look for indicator bugs, lichens and micro-organisms under the microscope and learn how their presence or absence reveals the health of the environment.
- Single parents need more support in search for jobs, says new research - 11/06/2012
Despite wanting to work, single parents on Job Seeker's Allowance (JSA) are not getting the support and training they need to gain quality employment, according to major new research by the Single Parent Action Network (SPAN) and UWE Bristol. The report's Bristol launch will take place at UWE on 21 June 2012.
- UWE hosts breast cancer conference to highlight local and international clinical and service developments - 11/06/2012
Friday 15 June 2012 09:00 to 16:00
UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre
Scientists, clinicians and cancer care service providers will present a range of initiatives happening locally and internationally, at a special conference about breast cancer. Breast Cancer- United Care will highlight how co-ordination between services and clinicians is the key to providing the best service to breast cancer patients.
- Queen receives new Wiltshire history volume to mark Diamond Jubilee - 11/06/2012
UWE Bristol historian Dr Virginia Bainbridge has presented a beautiful specially-inscribed copy of the Victoria County History of Wiltshire to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, as part of her Diamond Jubilee celebrations. The new volume, on Cricklade and Environs, is part of the definitive history of Wiltshire which has been underway since 1947, with research led by UWE's history department since 2004.
- UWE Bristol student wins bursary from the Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters - 01/06/2012
Eleanor Cox, a final year Fashion Textiles student from UWE Bristol has been honoured with a David Bethal Bursary from the Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters, one of the historical City of London's livery companies.
- UWE Bristol triumphs for second year running in RSA Student Design Award - 01/06/2012
UWE Bristol Graphic Design student Rebecca Penmore, has won a national award from the RSA www.thersa.org with her project 'The Pub Hub Club,' a scheme that aims to keep pubs at the heart of local communities by maximising the space and social aspects that already exist. Rebecca won an internship at Waitrose in the Graphic Design Department, under the immediate direction of the Head of Graphic Design.
- UWE's Plan+Make Degree Show - 31/05/2012
A cylindrical fridge, taking the strain out of lifting beer kegs, a cot to make breast feeding easier at night and more at UWE'S Plan + Make Degree Show 2012
Thursday 7 June 2012 17:00 to 21:00
A cylindrical take on the fridge designed to help reduce food waste; an ingenious tool to take the back breaking strain out of lifting beer kegs; a beautiful cot and carry case designed to make breast feeding easy at night time and a regeneration project for Stroud inspired by Dante's Divine Comedy are just a snapshot of the products and projects that will be exhibited at UWE Bristol's amazing Plan + Make Degree Show.
- UWE Professor leads Bristol bid for EU Green Capital Award - 30/05/2012
Professor Martin Bigg, Chair of the Bristol Green Capital Partnership, Professor of Environmental Technology Innovation at UWE Bristol and Director of the Environmental iNet (a UWE sponsored initiative supporting green businesses in the South West), will be part of a team on a unique mission to Brussels on 8 June 2012.
- UWE Bristol's largest ever Creative Industries Degree Show 2012 - 30/05/2012
Over 500 undergraduate and postgraduate students will present their work at this year's Creative | Industries Degree Show at the Bower Ashton Campus of UWE Bristol from Saturday 9 June to Thursday 14 June*. The Show takes place at Bower Ashton Campus near Ashton Court, Spike Island Studios, and BV Studios in Windmill Hill. Admission is free.
- UWE Bristol student gains recognition for wild orchid research - 29/05/2012
A UWE Bristol student is pursuing a passion for researching wild orchids alongside his undergraduate history degree.
At 21, Dino Zelenika is used to being the youngest person at the various orchid associations and meetings he attends. Despite his age Dino has already carried out field research into wild orchids in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BH) where he was born. This research with his photos will feature in the latest issue of the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) journal The Orchid Review. The Orchid Review is the oldest and most influential orchid magazine in the world, and has been published since 1893, when Victorian society was in the grip of orchid mania.
- UWE runs sports taster day to mark Olympic torch relay - 22/05/2012
UWE Bristol is holding a sports taster day on 23 May to highlight its sports-related courses and opportunities for prospective students. The event is timed to coincide with the Olympic Flame being carried through Bristol.
- Greek God Hermes inspires new music app - 21/05/2012
The Greek God Hermes is the inspiration behind a new app called On a theme of Hermes designed by SATSYMPH who comprise UWE Bristol lecturer Philip Phelps, composer Marc Yeats and Bristol based poet Ralph Hoyte.
- UWE celebrates CASE Europe matched funding success - 14/05/2012
UWE Bristol has been named one of the outstanding fundraising universities in 2010-11 in the recent CASE Europe Matched Funding Awards.
- Join UWE and Bristol University Rowers for the annual harbourside Boat Club Varsity - 11/05/2012
Boat crews from UWE Bristol and the University of Bristol go head to head on Saturday 12 May 2012 from 13:00 to 16:00 for an afternoon of racing at the eighteenth annual Boat Club Rowing Varsity.
- How nurses were trained in the 1950's - UWE donates archive to Bristol Record Office - 10/05/2012
UWE Bristol is marking International Nurse's Day by donating its collection of unique records of the training undergone by nurses sixty years ago to Bristol Record Office.
- Virtual worlds can end the loneliness of the long distance learner - 10/05/2012
Watch video here to find out more
Learn more about new teaching and learning innovations at UWE Bristol at a special lecture that will be delivered from the Glendinning Lecture Theatre on the main Frenchay Campus on 16 May 2012. If you can't attend the lecture in the physical world, you can be there in the virtual world Second Life. Details of how to attend in the virtual world are on the booking form available at the link above.
- UWE Bristol student Andrew Pozzi wins Gold in 110m hurdles - 10/05/2012
British hurdling athlete, Andrew Pozzi, who is a student at UWE Bristol struck Gold and smashed the record in the 110m Hurdles final at the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) outdoor championships last weekend (5-6 May 2012), at the Olympic Stadium in London.
- UK's largest robot lab opens for business - 10/05/2012
Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), the largest robotics laboratory of its type in the UK was officially opened on 10 May 2012 by the Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister for Universities and Science.
- Sharing or separation - UWE hosts debate on traffic and people on our streets - 08/05/2012
UWE Bristol is hosting a debate entitled 'Sharing or Separation: Which Way for Streets of the Future?' on Tuesday 22 May at its Frenchay campus.
The debate will be between senior lecturer in transport and planning Dr Steve Melia from UWE and design consultant Ben Hamilton-Baillie. Steve initiated the Living Heart for Bristol campaign, which aims to remove through traffic from the centre of Bristol, and is co-author of a research paper which questions recent guidance from the Department for Transport on shared space. Ben Hamilton-Baillie is generally regarded as the leading proponent of shared space, whose work has increased the influence of these ideas in the UK and elsewhere.
- UWE Bristol students have Graduate Fashion all sewn up - 04/05/2012
- UWE Bristol keeps local families active and amused this summer - 04/05/2012
UWE Bristol is offering children the solution to keep active and entertained during the summer school holidays with a range of different activities.
- UWE Bristol students celebrate the Cultural Olympiad through street art project - 03/05/2012
April saw the start of an exciting new art project at UWE Bristol celebrating the Cultural Olympiad through a series of sporting street art works.
- Sponsor announced for new primary academy - 03/05/2012
The Secretary of State has confirmed that the Cabot Learning Federation (CLF) will oversee the planning, development and operation of a new primary academy on the former Wallscourt Farm land, working closely with the University of the West of England (UWE).
- Travellers facing disruption from rain and floods required for study - 02/05/2012
Following the wettest April on record in the UK, researchers at UWE, Bristol and the University of Leeds are calling for travellers who have faced disruption due to the recent wind, rain and flooding to share their experiences.
- UWE deal to commercialise groundbreaking 3D printable ceramic material - 02/05/2012
Print experts from UWE Bristol's Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) have developed a new 3D printable ceramic material called ViriClay. The team led by Professor Steve Hoskins and Dave Huson has developed and patented the material which allows the printing of ceramic objects directly in 3D, saving time and money.
- An environmentally friendly robot - 01/05/2012
Robots that decompose once they have reached the end of their mission could soon be deployed in the environment, thanks to a Research Project Grant of over £200,000 from the Leverhulme Trust.
- UWE Bristol and M Shed co-host conference on West Country writing - 01/05/2012
M Shed Bristol 11 and 12 May 2012
The Regional History Centre at UWE Bristol and the M Shed museum will co-host a two day conference at M Shed on 11 and 12 May 2012 that will explore the historical contribution of writers and writing to the making of the English West Country.
- Bristol mayor referendum:UWE Bristol expert available - 01/05/2012
Professor Robin Hambleton from UWE Bristol is available for media interviews relating to the Directly Elected Mayoral debate.
Robin Hambleton is Professor of City Leadership in the Centre for Sustainable Planning and Environments, UWE, Bristol. He is an international expert on civic leadership and local governance, and has provided advice to local authority leaders and Directly Elected Mayors (DEMs) in many countries
- UWE's impact on London 2012 in new report - 30/04/2012
A new report launched today as part of Universities Week 2012 shows UWE Bristol's involvement in the UK's Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The report, Olympic and Paralympic Games: The impact of universities, demonstrates the diverse contribution that universities are making to the 2012 Games, the overall impact on the UK sports industry, and the work institutions and academics are doing around the Cultural Olympiad and 2012 legacy programme.
- New interactive exhibit in At-Bristol challenges assumptions about appearance - 27/04/2012
Researchers from UWE Bristol Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) are embarking on a new project that will result in an interactive exhibit 'Does Appearance Matter?' that challenges us all to think about assumptions we make about people on the basis of how they look.
- Imogen Heap performs Heapsong 6 using musical gloves developed in collaboration with UWE Bristol expert - 20/04/2012
Award winning artist, producer, songwriter and instrumentalist Imogen Heap will create a unique live performance with the release of her latest song, 'Heapsong 6', which will incorporate data-gloves and motion tracking technology. 'The Gloves' represent a significant development of previous work by Imogen and DrTom Mitchell, a lecturer and researcher from UWE Bristol.The performance will be streamed live on Sunday 22 April at 19.30.
- UWE Bristol students set to compete in International Home Countries Regatta - 16/04/2012
UWE Bristol students Tom Allen and Charles Wait-Roberts are set to be racing for Wales at the International Home Countries Regatta this July, following a win in the 2k trial in the pair (2-) in both divisions of the Welsh Open Trials on 24/25 March.
- Silver and Gold for UWE Bristol's Karate champions - 16/04/2012
UWE Bristol students Sarah Clark and Jamie Bowen both brought back medals after competing in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) championships in March. Both students competed in the 'Kumite' event which took place at the English Institute of Sport (EIS) in Sheffield.
- UWE Bristol + BBC present unique opportunity to learn how to become a wildlife filmmaker - 11/04/2012
UWE Bristol and the BBC's world leading Natural History Unit (NHU) in Bristol have teamed up to deliver a pioneering postgraduate degree in Wildlife Filmmaking.
- Get Paid: UWE Bristol researcher, Dr Salima Paul, provides trade credit advice for small businesses - 05/04/2012
UWE Bristol's Dr Salima Paul, in collaboration with Professor Rebecca Boden (University of Roehampton), has published a report, 'Getting Paid: lessons for and from SMEs', commissioned and funded by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). This was the first major qualitative study of the problems faced by UK businesses being paid late. Dr Paul interviewed 40 UK firms and their larger suppliers to gain a better understanding of the factors that influence payment arrangements and relationships between companies.
- UWE offers training to help people with facial disfigurement - 04/04/2012
A training day for health professionals on Face IT, a new online psychological support tool for people with altered appearance, is being held at UWE Bristol on 17 April.
- UWE Bristol invests in Microsoft communication and collaboration technology to modernise student learning - 04/04/2012
UWE Bristol has invested in communication and collaboration technology from Microsoft in partnership with HP, Polycom, Juniper and Schneider to transform its teaching environment. The university is using technologies including Microsoft Lync and SharePoint to extend its learning environment beyond the four walls of the classroom and is giving its students the opportunity to learn in a variety of environments.
- UWE alumnus elected Chief Executive of Hong Kong - 03/04/2012
Dr Leung Chun-ying, Pro Chancellor and alumnus of UWE Bristol, has been chosen as Hong Kong's new leader. The self-made business man, who graduated from UWE's precursor, Bristol Polytechnic, in the late 1970s, has been elected as the new Chief Executive of Hong Kong.
- UWE Bristol's partner Hartpury College has won the student Rugby finals - 02/04/2012
Hartpury have won both the BUCS Rugby Championship and the AASE League Championship after a thrilling day at Twickenham.
- Recent media coverage for UWE Bristol - 30/03/2012
Recent media coverage for UWE Bristol week commencing - 23 March
- Wessex Red awards prize to millionth bus passenger - 29/03/2012
Wessex Red surprised a lucky passenger today, Thursday 29 March with a prize for being the millionth passenger to use the new service.
Since its launch in September 2011 Wessex Red has carried a million passengers on its routes - run in partnership with UWE Bristol and the University of Bristol. The service, formerly called Ulink, was relaunched last year and is now open to the general public as well as those studying or working at the City's university campuses.
- New App celebrates Curzon cinema history - 29/03/2012
In its 100th year the Curzon Cinema in Clevedon is embracing digital technology with the introduction of the Curzon Memories App that brings the cinema's colourful past to life. The App will be launched at an afternoon tea event at the Curzon on Saturday 31 March at 16:00.
The App can be downloaded from App Store and Android Market – just type in 'Curzon App'. The QR Codes are also available on the Official Curzon Memories App site http://www.eyefullproductions.co.uk/curzon/qrcodes.html
- UWE graduate exhibits Titanic art in New York and Latvia - 28/03/2012
Artworks inspired by the hidden impact on her family of the sinking of the Titanic have been created by UWE Bristol fine arts graduate Mary Rouncefield. The evocative works have been selected for international exhibitions in New York and Latvia to mark the 100th anniversary of the tragedy.
- World's biggest ever cleft lip and palate research programme - 27/03/2012
Parents of children born with a cleft lip and/or palate are being invited to enrol in the world's largest ever cleft research programme, launched in London today (Tuesday 27 March). Academics from the Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) at UWE Bristol will bring their expertise in the psychology of appearance to the research project. The Universities of Bristol and Manchester will lead the research in partnership with a number of other universities and NHS partners including UWE Bristol.
- UWE Bristol concurs with University Alliance report that shows shortage of graduates will harm UK economy - 27/03/2012
Professor Steven West, Vice-Chancellor of UWE Bristol, concurs with the findings in a new report 'The way we'll work' launched today by the University Alliance. Professor Steven West is the incoming Chair of the University Alliance.
- National Employee Savings Trust (NEST): Who gains, who loses? - 26/03/2012
National Employee Savings Trust (NEST): Who gains, who loses? was the topical subject of a recent one day event at UWE Bristol exploring the impact of the National Employee Savings Trust initiative to be introduced in 2012.
- British Academy Fellowship for UWE Bristol Philosopher - 26/03/2012
A philosopher from UWE Bristol, Dr Havi Carel, has been awarded a prestigious British Academy Mid Career Fellowship. Dr Carel will use the research award to write a book about the experience of illness to be published by Oxford University Press.
- £1,000 subsidy to help environmental business employ 'green undergraduates' - 26/03/2012
A new funding initiative providing environmental businesses with £1,000 towards the temporary recruitment of an undergraduate has been launched by UWE Bristol and the Environmental Technologies iNet.
- New Banksy book – The Bristol Legacy - 26/03/2012
Banksy: The Bristol Legacy
Edited by Paul Gough
Published April 2012
160pp 100 (mainly colour) illustrations softback £14.99
The Banksy v Bristol Museum exhibition held in 2009 was arguably the most successful exhibition held in the city attracting record numbers of visitors who queued for hours to witness what some may consider to be the most anarchic ever takeover of an established regional museum.
- UWE Bristol student Andrew Pozzi shines at the World Indoor Championships - 22/03/2012
British hurdling athlete, Andrew Pozzi made an impressive senior debut finishing fourth in the 60m hurdles final at the recent Word Indoor Championships in Istanbul. Competing against the world's best, Andrew twice broke his personal best to achieve a new time of 7.56s in the lead up to the final.
- UWE Bristol students are BUCS Squash team champions - 22/03/2012
UWE Bristol's Squash team have won the BUCS (British Colleges and Colleges Sport) Squash event for the first time.
The victorious team of Egyptian siblings Mohammed and Marwan El Shorbagy, France's Lucas Serne, and fellow students Alex Kinsley, Stuart Hadden and Alistair Booth beat Birmingham University in the final 3:2 in Sheffield.
- Six grants awarded to explore groundbreaking ideas for new heritage experiences - 21/03/2012
Projects to bring Georgian pleasure gardens to life and explore cemeteries of the future
Six projects have been commissioned out of the South West to unlock histories, hauntings and happenings in all kinds of UK heritage attractions, unraveling rich experiences through the use of cutting edge technologies. The commissions come under the banner of Heritage Sandbox, the first run of funding announced by REACT, one of four UK Knowledge Exchange Hubs for the Creative Economy funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
- Have I got cancer or haven't I? Medical staff confuse women with ductal carcinoma in situ - 21/03/2012
Women diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) need clear communication and tailored support to enable them to understand this complex breast condition, which has divided the medical profession when it comes to its perception and prognosis. That is the key finding of a study published in the April issue of the Journal of Advanced Nursing.
- UWE Bristol students and staff get ready to carry the Olympic Flame as part of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay - 20/03/2012
Students and staff from UWE Bristol are celebrating today as it was announced that a quartet of Torchbearers have been chosen to represent the University as part of Samsung's nomination programme for the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay.
- UWE Bristol Science Communication Unit is a Centre of Excellence - 20/03/2012
Groundbreaking research, innovative practical projects and world class postgraduate programmes have won the UWE Bristol Science Communication Unit (SCU) recognition as a Centre of Excellence.
- Meet the leaders of industry at UWE Bristol - 19/03/2012
Thursday 22 March 2012, 18:00-20:30, Frenchay Campus
Christine Hodgson, CEO of Capgemini will explain how businesses can benefit from embracing technology at the next Distinguished Executive Address at UWE Bristol.
'Embracing Technology for Success' will address: Digital Transformation – how technology is moving from the 'engine room' to helping businesses connect with their customers. Christine will explain how successful organisations are using technology to drive efficient business and better customer experiences.
- Recent media coverage for UWE Bristol - 16/03/2012
Recent media coverage for UWE Bristol week commencing 12 March.
- UWE debate to focus on legalisation of prostitution - 16/03/2012
A debate organised by the Women Law Students Forum at UWE Bristol will feature Julie Bindel, a renowned feminist freelance journalist who will argue against the legalisation and decriminalisation of prostitution and Jean Johnson, a WI Representative campaigning for the legalisation of brothels in the UK. The debate will take place at the Frenchay Campus of UWE at 16:30 on Monday 2 April 2012.
- The producers and presenters of the future? UWE Bristol and BBC celebrate Talent Ticket - 15/03/2012
Talented young people from John Cabot Academy and City of Bristol College have had a fantastic opportunity to learn about production, presenting and film making through the Talent Ticket, an exciting partnership initiative between UWE Bristol and the BBC.
- UWE Bristol Perform - 15/03/2012
UWE Bristol's Centre for Performing Arts is hosting a day of musical events at the Colston Hall on Saturday 24 March. The CPA organises performance opportunities for students, staff and friends throughout the year. The event this Saturday features a wonderful variety of groups ranging from the UWE Big Band to the full Symphony Orchestra and Singers.
- UWE Bristol student wins bronze at UK championships - 13/03/2012
UWE Bristol Student Hannah Alderson has won a bronze medal in the Women's 3000m at the 2012 BUCS Indoor Championships in Sheffield. Hannah achieved an annual best of 9:49.27.
- Top budgeting tips for UWE Bristol students at 'Managing your money week' - 12/03/2012
Managing your money week: 12 – 16 March 2012 UWE Bristol
UWE Bristol students will have the opportunity to taste test 'branded and economy' products and guess the value of their food items, in the shopping basket challenge competition – just two of the activities aimed at helping students make the most of their money as part of National Student Money Week. Now in its third year, this successful event is organised by Student Services and UWE Bristol's Student Union (UWESU).
- UWE Bristol wins two Intellectual Property Awards - 12/03/2012
UWE Bristol has received two prestigious awards from the Intellectual Property Office for the Bloodhound@University project and a joint win for the Knowing and Growing project which is a collaboration with the University of York, the University of Sheffield and Southampton Solent University. UWE Bristol is the only university in the UK to pick up two Intellectual Property Awards.
- UWE Bristol are double winners in Fairtrade Business Awards - 12/03/2012
UWE Bristol has won two awards in the first ever Fairtrade Business Awards held in Bristol and sponsored by The Co-operative. The Awards were presented by the BBC's George Alagiah at a ceremony at Leigh Court on Friday 9 March .
- Recent media coverage for UWE Bristol - 09/03/2012
Media coverage for UWE Bristol week ending 9 March 2012.
- UWE Bristol sweeps the board for nominations at the SW Regional Television Student awards - 09/03/2012
Media Practice and Animation students from UWE Bristol have swept the board with nominations for finalists at the South West Regional Television Student Awards. All of the finalists nominated for this year's competition, an annual event, come from UWE Bristol, this is the first time that this has happened.
- UWE enhances student and staff health with smoke-free clinic - 08/03/2012
UWE is supporting staff and students to cut down and give up smoking in a new partnership with NHS Smokefree Bristol and South Gloucestershire. UWE's health promotion strategy includes the introduction of a new smoke-free clinic which will be launched on Monday 12 March. The new clinic is based on successful models run by the NHS, which allow people to find the help and support they need in a straightforward and accessible way.
- UWE student reaches finals in national 'Renault Twizy' design competition - 08/03/2012
A student at UWE Bristol needs your votes for her design for the new Renault Twizy. Emma Brown, who is a first year Graphic Design student at UWE Bristol, has based her design for the Renault Twizy car livery on the explosive imagery at a firework display. The competition is run by Subtv in association with Renault. Emma submitted her entry after reading about the competition on the Design Week blog.
- UWE Bristol recertified to the Carbon Trust Standard - 08/03/2012
UWE Bristol has been recertified with the Carbon Trust Standard in recognition of its ongoing commitment to reducing carbon emissions relative to turnover.
- UWE Bristol to host BUCS Trampolining Championship Finals - 08/03/2012
UWE Bristol will host the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Trampolining Championship Finals on 24 and 25 March 2012. Finalists from three regional qualifying rounds across the UK will travel to Bristol to compete at the Centre for Sport.
- Could eating insects solve world food shortage? - 29/02/2012
Creating tasty food items from ground-up insects could be a solution to global food shortages, according to Insects Au Gratin, an exhibition featuring 3D food printing technology.
- Researchers develop paper-thin device to test cholesterol levels - 28/02/2012
Paper-thin sensors that use the latest technology in miniaturisation and printing could revolutionise the way point of care testing is carried out for cholesterol and lead to further applications and developments of the technology.
- UWE Bristol students and staff give sound inspiration to BBC Radio 4 Festival - 28/02/2012
As part of UWE Bristol's collaborative civic ethos, staff and students from across the University are making significant contributions to the BBC Radio 4 'More Than Words' festival, celebrating the art of sound, storytelling and the art of listening. Radio 4 hosts this exciting free festival in Bristol from 16–18 March to mark the BBC's strong and enduring partnership with the city.
- UWE Bristol town planning student wins prestigious RTPI award - 27/02/2012
Julian Lowther, a town planning graduate from UWE Bristol, has received an award for 'outstanding student achievement' from the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). The award was presented to Julian at a high profile ceremony in London. He was chosen from a short list of five candidates from across the country.
- Extreme wave art on show at RWA Bristol - 27/02/2012
Dramatic artworks showing storms, extreme waves and unstable weather patterns are currently on show at a new exhibition, Extremes and Instabilities, at the Bristol Royal West of England Academy.
- UWE Bristol and Bristol Law Society launch Legal Practice Work Placement Scheme 2012 - 24/02/2012
UWE Bristol and Bristol Law Society have jointly launched the 2012 work placement scheme exclusively for UWE Bristol Legal Practice Course students.
UWE Bristol's LPC students will again be placed with firms in Bristol and beyond. Last year a number of students were able to secure legal employment on the basis of the scheme.
- UWE Bristol Photography student wins Black Swan Open Arts Competition - 20/02/2012
Mary Roe, a UWE Bristol final year photography student, has won the bi-annual open arts competition held by Frome's Black Swan Arts Centre.
- Meet the leaders of industry at UWE Bristol - 20/02/2012
Wednesday 22 February 2012, 18:00-20:30, Frenchay Campus
Peter Rogers, CEO of Babcock plc, will share his experience of transforming a business at the next Distinguished Executive Address at UWE Bristol.
- Cardiac arrest treatment study exceeds paramedic recruitment targets - 20/02/2012
A pilot study by emergency care experts at UWE Bristol to test the best method of airway management to resuscitate out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients has exceeded target recruitment of paramedics from Great Western Ambulance Service (GWAS). The research team had hoped to recruit 150 paramedics but over 180 have signed up to be involved.
- 'From screen stands to headphones, understanding the customer is key to great design' say UWE Bristol graduates - 14/02/2012
UWE Bristol graduates, David Hayhurst and Gemma Beeching, have combined their expertise to form Product by Design, a company based in Bristol that specialises in putting the user at the heart of the product design process.
- Hacking scandal? – twas ever thus, says media expert - 13/02/2012
The first authoritative book on the 'Hackgate' scandal includes a revealing chapter by Mike Jempson and Wayne Powell from Mediawise based at UWE Bristol. Entitled 'Blame not the mobile phone, twas ever thus' it catalogues many previously untold stories about harm done by an intrusive press behaviour. Phone hacking, they argue, is just the latest underhand tactic used to invade privacy in order to sell newspapers.
- Alex Hartley's 'Nowhereisland' captures the imagination of young people across the South West - 09/02/2012
Artist Alex Hartley's 'Nowhereisland' comes to the South West this summer as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Primary schools, surfers, a group of young mums and a team of refugee footballers have been busy preparing for the arrival of the island, along with its accompanying programme of welcome events, activities and land-based mobile Embassy, to ports and harbours across the region.
- Meet the leaders of industry at UWE Bristol - 07/02/2012
Thursday 9 February 2012, 18:00-20:30, Frenchay Campus
Mitie Group Chief Executive and UWE Bristol honorary graduate, Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE will launch the University's Distinguished Executive Address Series with an inspiring insight for budding entrepreneurs.
- February is the month to 'Feel Good' at UWE Bristol - 02/02/2012
Students from UWE Bristol will spring into action this month with a series of health and wellbeing events as part of 'Feel Good February'.
Now in its sixth 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'.
- Cleft lip and palate in children: what is the impact on fathers? - 02/02/2012
Fathers of children with the condition of cleft lip and palate are being sought for a study aimed at identifying the impacts of this on their lives, and if appropriate, their specific information and support needs. The research is being conducted by Nicola Stock, who is studying for an MSc while working at UWE Bristol's Centre for Appearance Research.
- UWE MBA programme offers expertise to SW advanced engineering companies - 01/02/2012
UWE Bristol's MBA programme is linking up with the South West's Advanced Engineering and Aerospace iNet (AAE iNet) to offer free business expertise to advanced engineering companies.
The Bristol MBA is designed to allow postgraduate students to take a step toward senior management by providing them with the skills they will need to improve business and service performance, achieve change, bring out the best in people, boost profitability and deliver long-term success through innovative strategic thinking.
- Health research showcased at UWE Bristol conference - 30/01/2012
Wednesday 1 February 2012 09:30-13:00 Exhibition and Conference Centre
UWE Bristol is hosting a conference that will showcase current health research in a range of specialist areas on Wednesday 1 February at the Exhibition and Conference Centre. The conference is the first of its kind to he hosted by UWE Bristol's Centre for Health and Clinical Research.
- UWE Bristol recognised with European HR Excellence in Research Award - 30/01/2012
UWE Bristol has been granted the European Commission's HR Excellence in Research Award. The award recognises the University's outstanding work in developing and supporting its research staff.
- Flower power is route to health and employment - 26/01/2012
Senior occupational therapy lecturer Jon Fieldhouse from UWE Bristol is leading an evaluation of South Gloucestershire's Organic Routes horticultural vocational rehabilitation service for mental health service users.
- Demystifying robotics - 26/01/2012
Six groups of students from UWE Bristol and the University of Bristol have created a series of exciting prototypes to engage the next generation in robotics.
- UWE hosts Dignity in Care event to promote better care for the old and vulnerable - 26/01/2012
Date: 1 February 2012
Venue: UWE Bristol Glenside Campus
To mark Dignity Action Day on 1 February 2012, UWE Bristol's Faculty of Health and Life Sciences is hosting a free workshop event for health and social care professionals and students. The event is part of the health and social care profession's response to public concern about dignity of care for older and vulnerable people.
- UWE Bristol delivers free training in asbestos awareness - 23/01/2012
UWE Bristol (the University of the West of England) has delivered over 4,000 hours of accredited training in asbestos awareness free to local firms and contractors.
The University has been praised for its commitment to safety by the Health and Safety Executive, and for going above and beyond the legal minimum training requirement.
- UWE Bristol graduate designs book cover for Philip Pullman's latest edition of his 'Dark Materials' - 23/01/2012
A UWE Bristol Illustration Graduate has designed the front cover for world famous author, Philip Pullman's latest edition of 'His Dark Materials' published by Everyman library.
- Research suggests farmers lack confidence in badger vaccination - 23/01/2012
Research conducted by a UWE Bristol researcher, based at the Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI), and in collaboration with Cardiff University, has found that farmers surveyed in five areas of England lack confidence in a badger vaccine to prevent the spread of bovine Tuberculosis (bTB). Farmers also had low levels of trust in the Government's ability to manage bovine Tuberculosis.
- Shrew whiskers inspire ground-breaking robot design - 20/01/2012
The Etruscan shrew, one of the world's tiniest mammals, measuring around 4 centimetres long, is the inspiration for a ground-breaking new robot developed to use sophisticated whiskers to find its way around.
The Shrewbot is the latest in a series of robots which use 'active touch' rather than vision to navigate their environment.
- UWE helps art and design students break into creative industries - 20/01/2012
UWE Bristol is hosting a free D&AD Education Day in Bristol on 25 January to give art and design students from across the region a chance to break into the creative industries. Among the events are one-on-one portfolio surgeries where students can get professional feedback on their work.
- Lakeshore attracts Paris students for tour - 18/01/2012
Lakeshore has become Bristol's newest attraction when it comes to architecture and planning, with students coming from afar to learn how this unique property was developed.
The students, who are studying a Geography degree and within that town planning, from the Paris (Diderot) University, have been invited to the city as part of UWE Bristol's international work with other universities. The students will visit Bristol's latest architectural delight on January 17th to get an introduction to Lakeshore including its original history and the designers. The original team was lead by legendary architects Skidmore and Owings and Merrill, inspired by modernist Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe.
- UWE Bristol keeps children active and amused this half term - 17/01/2012
UWE Bristol is offering 8-13 year olds the perfect solution to keep active, entertained and amused during February half term school holidays with its Ofsted registered 'Hotshots' Holiday Camps.
- Half of care home patients suffer drug errors - 12/01/2012
Errors in administration of medication are a serious problem in long-term residential care. A new electronic medication management system specifically developed for use in residential and nursing homes has been shown to significantly reducedrug administration errors, according to research completed by UWE Bristol and the University of Warwick.
- UWE Bristol in top 100 of Stonewall index - 12/01/2012
UWE Bristol has achieved a ranking of 77 in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, the definitive list of Britain's most gay-friendly employers, it was announced today. The University shares the 77 ranking with Manchester City Council and the Royal Navy. Four other UK Universities made the top 100 including the University of Cambridge, University of Salford, Cardiff University and Liverpool John Moores University.
- UWE expert says lessons should be learned from breast implant crisis - 12/01/2012
The social, and psychological reasons women have breast implant surgery are complex and multi-faceted says Professor Julie Kent a sociologist from the Centre for Health & Clinical Research at UWE Bristol. These considerations, as well as ethical issues, need to be part of the debate on faulty breast implants, in order for lessons to be learned from the current crisis says Professor Kent.
- UWE Bristol plan to provide HE programmes in Kathmandu, Nepal - 12/01/2012
UWE Bristol is working with the British College Kathmandu in Nepal to deliver UWE undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to meet a growing demand for international degree courses in the country.
- Beer belly is biggest body issue for men - 06/01/2012
New research shows that men have serious issues and that talking about your body is no longer confined to women.
A major national study[i] examining British men's attitudes to their appearance reveals that over four in five (80.7%) men regularly engage in conversation about one another's body and that most are unhappy with their muscularity. The study found that men talk most about their unhappiness with their stomach, referred to most commonly as their beer belly.
- Bristol UWE V-C speaks on the future role of universities - 05/01/2012
Social Science in the City™ series, Watershed, Bristol, Thursday 12 January 2012 at 18:00
Professor Steve West, Vice-Chancellor of UWE Bristol will give a talk at the Watershed as part of the Bristol UWE Social Science in the City seminar series on January 12 at 18:30.