News

News releases

December

November

October

September

  • 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 [2012], 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.

August

July

  • 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

June

May

  • 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

    UWE Bristol

    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

April

March

  • 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

    Redcliffe Press

    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 [2012].

  • 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.

February

  • 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.

January

  • 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
    Time: 13:30-16:30

    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.

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