- Bristol Robotics Lab receives Phase II Grand Challenges Exploration Funding - 20/12/2013
The Bristol Robotics Lab, a collaboration between the University of the West of England and the University of Bristol announced today that it will receive Phase II funding through Grand Challenges Explorations , an initiative created by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that enables individuals worldwide to test bold ideas to address persistent health and development challenges. Principal Investigator Dr Ioannis Ieropoulos will continue to pursue an innovative global health research project, entitled 'Urine–tricity'
- UWE Bristol gets planning go ahead for student housing - 18/12/2013
UWE Bristol has received planning permission from South Gloucestershire Council for a new development of student housing on Frenchay Campus. The project will consist of 396 student bedrooms in a development of town houses.
- Transgressing boundaries: UWE academics edit special issue of Architectural Design - 17/12/2013
Jonathan Mosley and Rachel Sara from UWE Bristol have guest-edited a special issue of Architectural Design, devoted to re-scoping the field of architecture through examining where architecture's limits are transgressed and how the discipline is currently evolving.
The journal issue includes essays by an international line-up of academics and practitioners including the editors and fellow staff members David Littlefield and Louis Rice from UWE's Department of Architecture and the Built Environment.
- UWE report says EU fishing rules reform could lead to legal challenges to overfishing - 16/12/2013
A new report published by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) says that reforms to the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) could pave the way for legal action by campaign groups if scientific advice on fish stocks is ignored.
The report, commissioned by ocean conservation charity Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE) , says that quota allocations for threatened fish stocks including sole, cod and sea bass could face legal challenges for the first time.
- Digital Cultures Research Centre director chosen as founding curator of MIT's _docubase - 16/12/2013
Associate Professor Mandy Rose from UWE Bristol has been selected as the only UK founding curator of MIT Open Documentary Lab's _docubase.
The platform was launched two weeks ago and holds over 140 interactive documentaries from around the world. Each curator has written a statement in relation to the collection and created a playlist highlighting their recommended projects.
- UWE graduate co-directs John Lewis Christmas advert - 12/12/2013
Two graduates from the University of the West of England were part of the team that created the latest John Lewis Christmas advert, Elliot Dear as Co-Director and Ben Lole as Production Coordinator. Both graduated from UWE Bristol in 2009, Elliott Dear in Animation and Illustration and Ben Lole in Media Practice and Animation.
- No need to feel left out if there's a robot about - 11/12/2013
Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) is joining other leading research institutions in a new project looking at how remotely operated robots could enable people to take part in public spaces – without actually being there.
- Study calls for better support for fathers of children with cleft lip or palate - 09/12/2013
Research psychologist Nicola Stock says fathers need better support to enable them to deal with the challenges of having a child born with a cleft lip or palate. Her research shows that appropriate support is not yet available to fathers even though they play a key role in their child's development and family well-being.
Nicola, whose paper on the experiences of fathers of children with cleft has just been published in the Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, is from UWE Bristol's Centre for Appearance Research.
- New research shows 'hung-over driving' as dangerous as driving under influence - 09/12/2013
A hangover following a night of heavy drinking can impair driving performance as much as driving under the influence of alcohol, according to new research by Associate Professor Chris Alford of the University of the West of England and Assistant Professor Joris Verster of Utrecht University.
The complementary studies were presented at the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD) 2013 Conference. They recommend that drivers should be warned that the effects of heavy drinking last longer than a measurable blood alcohol concentration (BAC) and that hangover immunity is largely a myth.
- Professor Steve West welcomes lifting of cap on student numbers announced today - 05/12/2013
UWE Vice-Chancellor Professor Steve West has welcomed the Government decision to lift the cap on student numbers announced today in Autumn Statement 2013.
Professor West, who is also the Chair of the University Alliance (UA) said, “The Government have accepted the UA position that we need more graduates. We welcome this move and support the ambition and vision which recognises the UK needs more graduates to be able to compete and grow in a global knowledge economy.”
- Tragedy at Sea: UWE Bristol Professor comments on Shipwrecks - 05/12/2013
Madge Dresser, Associate Professor in History at UWE Bristol, is set to appear on an exciting new BBC series entitled Shipwrecks: Britain's Sunken History.
Presented by maritime historian Dr Sam Willis, 'Shipwrecks' is a three part series that discovers how and why the shipwreck came to loom so large in the consciousness and history of the British Isles. Britannia may have ruled the waves of the past, but the cost of doing so from an island hemmed in by treacherous rocks resulted in a coastline that is home to the heaviest concentration of shipwrecks in the world.
- UWE's KTP with Dycem design-led safety flooring is one of the best in UK - 05/12/2013
A link-up between UWE Bristol's Centre for Fine Print Research and contamination control flooring manufacturer Dycem has been chosen as one of the best Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) by the UK's innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board.
- Bristol Robotics Lab to help train next generation of engineers and scientists - 02/12/2013
UWE Bristol and the University of Bristol will be hosting a new joint Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) that will train at least 50 PhD engineering and science students over the next eight years.
The new Centre in Future Autonomous and Robotic Systems, known as FARSCOPE, will be led by Dr Arthur Richards of the University of Bristol and is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The new Centre will be based at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), an existing joint venture between the two Universities.
- Treasuring our memories: UWE and Alzheimer's Society's week of Dementia Awareness activities - 02/12/2013
The University of the West of England and Alzheimer's Society in Bristol are working together to run a week raising awareness of dementia beginning Monday 9 December.
A number of events will be taking place across UWE campuses, including a half-day conference on 9 December, a Memory café and a theatre production of the play 'Grandma Remember Me'.
- UWE's new research network will shape innovation in indie video games - 29/11/2013
Dr Patrick Crogan from UWE Bristol's Digital Cultures Research Centre (DCRC) has just been awarded £40,000 to lead an international research network into independent video game development.
The new network is one of six announced by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), which will help shape the future of innovation in the video game industry.
- Janet Askew elected to be president of the Royal Town Planning Institute for 2015 - 29/11/2013
Janet Askew, Director of Academic Engagement and Enhancement at UWE Bristol, has been elected to the position of Vice-President of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) in 2014, meaning she will automatically become President in 2015.
- Learning by doing; UWE Bristol runs new course for budding entrepreneurs - 27/11/2013
A new course at UWE Bristol aimed at producing graduates with degrees plus experience of running their own businesses has just welcomed its first cohort of 37 students.
The course structure is ground-breaking – no classrooms, compulsory lectures or exams - and has been introduced to the UK for the first time this year. Called Team Entrepreneurship, the degree course is based on methods pioneered in Finland and also run successfully in Spain and Hungary, and has been described as a revolution in management education.
- Nanny Knows Best – a fascinating cultural history of the iconic British Nanny - 26/11/2013
In Nanny Knows Best: The History of the British Nanny, Dr Katherine Holden, a Research Fellow at UWE Bristol, delves into the lives of nannies in twentieth century Britain to reveal the crucial role they played in many households.
From interviews with nannies, mothers, and children looked after by nannies, to the influence of the fictional Mary Poppins on the national consciousness, Dr Holden goes beyond the myths to discover where our tradition of employing nannies comes from and explores the ways in which it has and has not changed over the past century.
- UWE Bristol will be open as usual on 3 December 2013 - National Day of Action in HE - 26/11/2013
Issue date: 26 November 2013
The Unions, UCU (University and College Union), Unison and UNITE have voted to take nationwide HE sector strike action on 3 December 2013 on pay issues.
They have called for national industrial action on 3 December 2013. This means that the Unions have asked all staff who are members of the Unions at UWE Bristol not to take part in any University activity on that day. Not all UWE Bristol staff are members of the Unions.
- UWE Bristol students and staff to benefit from signing of agreement with Santander - 26/11/2013
Scholarships, travel bursaries, enterprise prizes and internships are among the benefits that UWE Bristol will receive as part of the partnership agreement with Santander Universities Global Division which will be signed this week. The three year agreement, which amounts to £40,000 per year for a three year period with an additional £15,000 to support internships in the first year, will focus on international exchange, entrepreneurial activities and the mobility of students and researchers within universities that already partner with Santander.
- Presentation of research findings on the way paramedics should manage a patient's airway during cardiac arrest - 25/11/2013
Friday 29 November 13:30 to 16:45
UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre, Frenchay Campus, Bristol
Up to 60,000 people suffer an out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in the United Kingdom (UK) every year. Unfortunately only 10% of these people survive, so improvements in treatment are needed urgently.
Effective airway management and rescue breathing are essential for survival from OHCA, but the best way for paramedics to provide this is currently unknown. Now, high quality research in this area has been successfully completed for the first time.
- danceroom Spectroscopy project wins fifth award for innovation - 22/11/2013
Dr Tom Mitchell from UWE Bristol, an integral member of the team who developed danceroom Spectroscopy (dS), collected two Media Innovation awards for the project last night. Tom said, “This is the fifth award that we have won this year for the danceroom Spectroscopy project, we are all absolutely delighted.”
- UWE Bristol transport expert says we need to look to Copenhagen to improve safety for cyclists - 21/11/2013
Professor John Parkin, a transport expert from the University of the West of England is available to discuss what he thinks needs to be done to improve cycling safety following wide media speculation and discussion during the past week. His ideas centre on law and suggestions for developments in road and vehicle design.
- UWE squash star Mohamed Elshorbagy celebrates first senior world series triumph - 21/11/2013
Congratulations to UWE Bristol Business student Mohamed Elshorbagy, who has just won the Senior World Men's Squash Championships in Doha, Qatar.
He won the first PSA World Series title of his career at the Qatar Classic on November 16. The squash star, aged just 22, beat current world champion Nick Matthew, 11 years his senior.
- Guest lecture from Hurricane Media MD lands UWE student highly prized job - 19/11/2013
Dan Jones, who studied Filmmaking and Creative Media at UWE, landed a much sought-after role in the media industry immediately on graduation thanks to attending a guest lecture from Hurricane Media MD, Jon Mowat.
Dan, who is now a Production and Edit Assistant atHurricane, and Jon were invited back to UWE recently by lecturer Abigail Davies to share advice on how to make it in such a competitive industry.
- PCC gives lecture at UWE Bristol to mark one year in office - 18/11/2013
18:00 – 20:00, Friday 22 November
Exhibition and Conference Centre
Avon and Somerset's first Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens will celebrate one year in office on Friday 22 November.
As part of the celebrations to mark this first year the Commissioner will return to last year's election count venue, the University of the West of England (UWE) Conference Centre, to deliver a special anniversary lecture to students and invited guests.
- Professor Robin Hambleton contributes to debate on city leadership in Bristol - 18/11/2013
As George Ferguson reaches the anniversary of his first year in office, many are asking how well the first directly elected mayor of Bristol has performed during this time.
On 15 November 2013 Professor Robin Hambleton, of the Centre for Sustainable Planning and Environments at UWE Bristol, gave an interview to BBC Radio Bristol in which he suggested that Mayor Ferguson has, despite massive public spending cuts imposed by central government, enhanced the national and international profile of the city.
- New footballing opportunities for UWE Bristol students - 13/11/2013
UWE Bristol's Sports Development Team has been successful in applying for the 'University Football Activator' programme run in conjunction with British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) and the Football Association (FA). This programme, funded by Sport England aims to grow national participation in football by 9,000 new participants over four years. UWE is now able to play a significant part by appointing a 'football activator'.
- Taking children's literature seriously: UWE author to give keynote address - 13/11/2013
Author and critic Dr Catherine Butler will give the keynote address at the Society of Authors Children's Writers and Illustrators Group AGM on Tuesday 19 November.
Dr Butler is associate professor of English at UWE Bristol, an award-winning critic and the author of numerous novels for children and young adults.
- 'Celebrating UWE Talent' - 12/11/2013
Wednesday 13 November
The 'Celebrating UWE Talent' event, which will be opened by the Lord Mayor of Bristol, recognises the fantastic achievements of UWE students who have represented the University through hundreds of work placements, internships and work experience, in local, national and international businesses.
- UWE graduate wins Bristol Law Student of the Year award - 11/11/2013
One of UWE Bristol's recently-graduated Law students, Elffin Farnon-Turner, has been selected as 2013 Law Student of the Year by the Bristol Law Society.
Elffin, who graduated with a first class honours degree, won the award for his hard work whilst studying at UWE. During this time he also played a leading role in setting up and managing a project to provide pro bono legal representation for clients whose disability benefits had been stopped.
- How easy is it to identify and plan sites for new cemeteries? - 11/11/2013
A planning expert from UWE Bristol is taking a new angle on dealing with the issue of an ageing population by finding out if sufficient provision for cemeteries is being made.
Katie McClymont, senior lecturer in Planning and Architecture at UWE, has just started a project to research people's attitudes to new cemeteries and the possible barriers in gaining planning permission for them.
- UWE researchers develop artificial heart to pump human waste to power future robots - 08/11/2013
See link to video here
A new device that may be capable of pumping human waste into the 'engine room' of a self-sustaining robot has been created by a group of researchers from the Centre for Fine Print Research at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL).
- Double success for UWE students at British Book Awards - 06/11/2013
Graphic design student Jake Gunn from UWE Bristol has just won Best Student Book of the year for his book Seven Samurai. UWE graduate Sherony Lock was one of the shortlisted designers and received a highly commended award for her interpretation of Jane Eyre.
- Lest we forget: Paul Gough gives lecture on commemorative art in the city - 05/11/2013
The 2013 BIRTHA Lecture will be given by Professor Paul Gough on 11 November 2013 at 6.30 pm in the Great Hall of the Wills Memorial Building, Bristol.
His talk, entitled 'Running out of memory: Inscribing the city in the cause of commemoration (and/or celebration)', will feature as part of the InsideArts Festival.
- UWE professor launches new book on 3D Printing - 05/11/2013
Professor Stephen Hoskins from UWE Bristol has written a groundbreaking new book 3D Printing for Artists, Designers and Makers published by Bloomsbury.
Stephen will give a presentation on his research and his new book at Londonprintstudio from 6 – 8pm on 21 November 2013. He will also be the featured artist in the gallery in during November.
- UWE Bristol invests in driving simulator - 04/11/2013
UWE Bristol has invested in a state of the art driving simulator to ensure that Motorsport and Automotive | Engineering students are equipped for the real world of motorsport and automotive design; an industry increasingly reliant on simulation for driver training and vehicle research and development.
- UWE students about to set-off on Atlantic rowing challenge - 30/10/2013
On 17 November two UWE Bristol students Hannah Lawton and Lauren Morton are taking on the biggest challenge of their lives as they depart the UK for La Gomera in the Canary Islands to take part in the Tallisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge.
The race starts on 2 December and will see the students set out to row 3,000 nautical miles in Sedulous a carbon fibre boat just seven metres long rammed full with over 2,000 packets of energy rich food, a solar powered water maker and state of the art communications kit.
- Latest advances in medical robotics to be focus of Bristol conference - 28/10/2013
'Simulation, robotics and telemedicine: innovation driving patient care'
12 November 2013at UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre.
This one day conference is jointly organised by Health Education South West, the Royal Society of Medicine and Bristol | Robotics Laboratory (BRL). The conference brings together leading clinicians, academics and researchers to discuss the latest advances in medical robotics, simulation and telemedicine.
- Give me five - UWE Student named Radiographer of the year - 28/10/2013
Lucy Austin is the UK Therapeutic Student Radiographer of the Year – making it five awards in six years for UWE Bristol's student Radiographers. The award, which recognises outstanding achievements during education and training, will be presented to Lucy by representatives from the Society of Radiographersduring a ceremony held at the House of Commons in November. Lucy will also receive £250 and a digital camera from Fujifilm, who sponsor the event, as part of her prize.
- UWE Bristol will be open as usual on 31 October 2013 - National Day of Action in HE - 24/10/2013
The unions, UCU (University and College Union), Unison and UNITE have voted to take nationwide HE sector strike action on 31 October 2013 on pay issues.
- Do self-build projects help ex-service personnel? Asks UWE expert - 23/10/2013
A new project is aiming to help ex-service personnel who have encountered drink and drug problems with their transition back into civilian life by offering an opportunity to self-build their own home.
Anthony Plumridge from the UWE Bristol has been engaged by the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) to evaluate the project.
- UWE lecturer part of research team awarded £2 million by AHRC - 22/10/2013
Dr Jane Andrews, Senior Lecturer in Education at UWE Bristol, is part of a 13 strong academic team that has been awarded a grant of £2 million by Arts Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to fund the project, 'Researching Multilingually at the borders of language, the body, law and the state'.
- UWE expert delivers technology for danceroom Spectroscopy Festival - 22/10/2013
Passenger Shed Temple Meads 25 and 26 October 2013
Dr Tom Mitchell from the University of the West of England is part of a multidisciplinary team that will be bringing the danceroom Spectroscopy Festival to the Bristol Passenger Shed this weekend.
In a unique and innovative fusion of digital art and science, danceroom Spectroscopy is an interactive visualisation of the nano world that combines physics, high performance computing, music, dance and digital art.
- Independent UN human rights expert to speak at UWE on violence against women - 18/10/2013
Independent UN expert Professor Rashida Manjoo is to give an address at UWE Bristol on current worldwide concerns relating to violence against women on 30 October. The distinguished legal professorial address has been organised by human rights and gender and equality experts from UWE's Bristol Law School.
- UWE expert available for commentary relating to latest crime statistics and rise in recorded sexual offences - 17/10/2013
Professor Phil Rumney, Professor of Criminal Justice at UWE Bristol is available for expert commentary in relation to the latest crime figures released today.
- Nursing student wins coveted UWE bursary - 17/10/2013
A former Bridgwater College student has been awarded the first prize of the coveted Rod Coleman Memorial Bursary from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol). This award will provide financial support over 3 years to help him in his studies.
- UWE Bristol leads new AHRC Centre for Doctoral Training - 16/10/2013
The University of the West of England together with Falmouth University and the University of Plymouth has won a major bid from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to become one of seven new Centres for Doctoral Training.
The 3D3 consortium will run for five years from September 2014 with ten doctoral students across the three institutions recruited per annum in digital design, digital media and digital arts, including music and performance.
- UWE historians appointed national advisers on BBC's World War One at Home project - 16/10/2013
The researchers selected to participate in the BBC's 'World War One at Home' project have just been announced. Following their involvement in the successful pilot project in the West region, Kent Fedorowich and Charles Booth from UWE Bristol will have roles as national advisers to the researchers. This is alongside their work in the BBC South West region, which includes Devon, Cornwall and the Channel Islands.
- Bristol bus boycott – fifty years on, what has changed? - 11/10/2013
This is the question that UWE's Dr Madge Dresser, Associate Professor in History, and a distinguished panel of guests, will be discussing at an event to be held at the MShed on Wednesday 16 October, 18:00-19:30.The discussion will be opened by Paul Stephenson OBE, who will welcome the audience and those taking part to the venue. The panel, which also includes former Lord Mayor of Bristol, Peter Abraham, and Labour councillor Hibaq Jama, who is Bristol's first Somali elected member, will be hoping to spark a city-wide conversation on the subject of racial equality and immigration.
- International historian speaks on women and slavery - 10/10/2013
'Women, Slavery and Resistance in the Caribbean'
Thursday 17 October, 18:00-19:30, MShed Bristol, free to all.
UWE Bristol and the Neil Edmunds Memorial Fund are proud to present a lecture by Professor Bernard Moitt from the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), hosted by the MShed.
- UWE teams up with Education through Expeditions to bring University fieldwork to school classrooms - 08/10/2013
UWE Bristol has recently embarked upon an innovative new project in partnership with Education through Expeditions (ETE), enabling students to share their experiences of geography and science fieldwork with local schools. An office coordinating the new partnership has just opened on UWE's Frenchay campus.
UWE and ETE are launching the new link with an event on Thursday 24 October. The launch will demonstrate the ETE Teachers web platform and all the partnership has to offer such as activity days for local primary and secondary schools.
- UWE wins Sheepdog Gromit in nail-biting Gromit Unleashed Auction - 04/10/2013
UWE Bristol has purchased Sheepdog Gromit in support of the Gromit Unleashed auction that raised £2.3 million towards the Wallace and Gromit Grand Appeal for the Bristol Children's Hospital.
- UWE alumni create their own property 'bubble' - 04/10/2013
Aidan Rushby and Logan Hall, who both completed an MBA at UWE Bristol, have recently launched their own business; Movebubble.
Movebubble is an online property website that aims to make moving home as easy as possible for all involved. By bringing tenants, landlords and tradespeople together on one website, and allowing them to communicate and interact with each other, Movebubble hopes to provide an alternative to the traditional letting model that will save users considerable time and money.
Once registered, 'renters', 'owners' and 'traders' build up a 'Movebubbl
- UWE and Bristol Zoo initiative to create ready and able conservationists - 03/10/2013
A new course has been developed by UWE Bristol in partnership with Bristol Zoo Gardens.
The new BSc (Hons) Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Science is the most recent collaboration between Bristol Zoo Gardens and UWE Bristol and it has been developed in consultation with local wildlife and conservation organisations, Slimbridge WWT, Bristol City Council, WWF-UK and Somerset Wildlife Trust.
- Airbus and UWE Bristol bring TeenTech to the South West - 03/10/2013
UWE Bristol has teamed up with Airbus to bring the hugely successful TeenTech event to the ECC.
TeenTech West, which will take place on Wednesday 9 October 2013 between 09:15 and 14:45, will see 300 children from 30 different schools from across the region, take part in an interactive day that will expose them to the exciting and challenging opportunities that a career in the science and technology industries could present.
- UWE academic helps Avon and Somerset Police with Recruitment Review - 01/10/2013
The question of what makes a good Police Officer is far too important to be left to the Police alone. That's why Avon and Somerset Constabulary has commissioned an independent review of the recruitment process.
Dr Marie-Annick Gournet has been commissioned by the Avon and Somerset force to review its recruitment process, from the moment that people first consider the possibility of joining the police, right the way through to the conclusion of their training. Her task is to make recommendations that will help ensure that the constabulary is more broadly representative of the communities it serves.
- UWE lecturer mixes sound for television series 'The Great British Year' - 30/09/2013
Sound Engineer Martyn Harries, a lecturer at the University of the West of England, spent part of his summer holiday mixing the sound for the latest series from the BBC's award winning Natural History Unit in Bristol. BAFTA and EMMY winning Martyn Harries teaches on the popular Audio and Music Technology course at UWE Bristol, where he shares his considerable expertise with students.
- Entrepreneurial UWE students sign up to Bristol charity Deki's Tenner Tournament - 26/09/2013
Students and staff from UWE Bristol are aiming to turn £10 into as much money as possible for microfinance charity Deki during November. They are being challenged to multiply the money by taking part in the Deki | Tenner Tournament.
- State of the art 'ward' gives UWE Bristol healthcare students a head start - 25/09/2013
Launch of Skills and Simulation Centre at Glenside Campus, UWE Bristol, 3 October 2013
See flickr gallery of images here
A fantastic new Skills and Simulation Centre has opened for business at the University of the West of England Glenside Campus.
- Pioneering public forum on Alzheimer's disease at UWE Bristol chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby - 25/09/2013
BRACE Dementia debate UWE Bristol Exhibition and Conference Centre 3 October 2013 at 19:00
Local Alzheimer's disease charity BRACE has convened a panel of experts who will lead a discussion about issues relating to Alzheimer's Disease (AD) chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby at the University of the West of England on 3 October 2013.
- Broken bones could be mended with robot-assisted surgery - 25/09/2013
A robotic system that could help surgeons put joint fractures back together using a minimally invasive approach, will be the first robot-assisted system designed to deal with this problem.
The system is being developed at Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) in collaboration with a leading orthopaedic surgeon, a company specialising in orthopaedic devices and University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trusts. Bristol Robotics Laboratory is a collaboration between UWE Bristol (the University of the West of England) and the University of Bristol.
- Transforming Tourette's: the sonification of 'tics' - 23/09/2013
Dr Tom Mitchell, senior lecturer in Computer Music at UWE Bristol, has created a unique piece of music based on data experienced and recorded by Jessica Thom who has Tourette's. The composition, a collaboration between Dr Mitchell and Professor Joseph Hyde of Bath Spa University, is a sonification, the process of conveying information through non-speech audio, of Jess's 'ticking fits', and will be played as part of a talk by Jess at TEDxAlbertopolis which takes place at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday 23 September.
- UWE researchers help develop charter on women, ageing and the media - 19/09/2013
Three academics from UWE Bristol have played an important role in the development of a charter on Ageing | and Sexism in the Media to be launched on 3 October in London.
- UWE Students' Union and UWE Bristol welcomes students to biggest-ever Freshers' Fair - 17/09/2013
Around 10,000 UWE Bristol students are expected to attend Freshers' Fair at the University's Exhibition and Conference Centre (ECC) on Frenchay Campus on Friday 20 September 2013.
The Freshers' Fair, hosted by the University Students' Union (UWESU) is the biggest in the UK, filling the 4,000 m2 ECC. Over 250 UWESU sports clubs, societies, networks and commercial stalls create a vibrant and exiting environment for new and returning students.
- From boring to brilliant: UWE student transforms Webmart's reception area - 16/09/2013
Jamie Powell, a UWE Bristol student about to enter the second year of his BA in Graphic Design, spent the summer as the artist in residence at Webmart, one of Britain's leading, independent print and digital media companies.
Jamie was based at the company's headquarters in Oxford where he was tasked by Webmart's founder and CEO, Simon Biltcliffe, with bringing some life to the building's foyer, through the design and creation of a mural.
- New book traces the public memory and legacy of the civil war in Spain - 13/09/2013
A fascinating new book - After the civil War: Making Memory and Re-making Spain Since 1936
by Associate Professor Michael Richards from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) reassesses the war and the dictatorship, the post-Franco transition to democracy, and the 'history wars' in Spain since the late 1990s.
- UWE Bristol design lecturer uses novel Hummingbird corkscrew design to teach students - 12/09/2013
A beautiful corkscrew that resembles a hummingbird created by UWE Bristol lecturer, designer and inventor Phil Bommer will take on a starring role in product design lectures at UWE Bristol this year.
- UWE Bristol Graduate leads public photography and archiving event in Old Market - 12/09/2013
10 to 10 Community Photo Shoot Day by IC Visual Lab
1:00 to 22:00 58 Old Market Street Bristol 19 September
An award winning photography graduate from the UWE Bristol is leading a free public event inviting people to help archive the Old Market area of Bristol.
- Slavery and the British Country House: new book launched by UWE historian - 12/09/2013
The link between British country houses and the transatlantic slave trade is examined in a book just published by English Heritage. Co-edited by historian Dr Madge Dresser from UWE Bristol and Andrew Hann of English Heritage, the ground-breaking book is the first work to consider what one contributor calls 'slavery's heritage footprint'.
- UWE Bristol undergraduates given gift of YourStreet - 11/09/2013
This year's new intake of UWE Bristol undergraduates will receive a free YourStreet gift card, worth £10, upon registering for their chosen course. The card is valid in a wide range of Bristol's independent retailers and is an attempt by the University to help new students settle into life in Bristol as well to promote local independent retailers and services.
- UWE showcases the best in international planning research - 10/09/2013
Annual UK-Ireland Planning Research Conference 11-13 September 2013
UWE Bristol is hosting a major international conference showcasing the latest in planning research on 11 September.
The conference will present academic research at the forefront of current issues in planning. It will focus on the role of planners in areas such as transport, planning for healthy communities, climate change, economic development and regeneration.
- Job dissatisfaction encourages workers to choose temping - 05/09/2013
The unhappiness of being in a bad job is strongly linked to people's decision to leave permanent work for the uncertain world of temporary employment, says new research.
- UWE lawyer works with the UN on community rights to protect the environment - 28/08/2013
A legal expert from UWE Bristol is part of a global initiative to increase understanding of the links between human rights and environmental protection.
Dr Jona Razzaque, Associate Professor of Environmental Law at UWE, is a member of an influential group contributing to the work of Professor John Knox, recently appointed as expert on human rights and the environment by the UN's Human Rights Council.
- UWE Bristol welcomes Nigerian students - 27/08/2013
A group of 36 Nigerian students are spending a few days in Bristol to find out more about studying at the University of the West of England. The students, a group of 31 female and 5 male students have all graduated from the Covenant University Nigeria, and are looking to study for their Masters degrees at a UK university.
Jimi Ogunnusi, UWE Bristol's Regional Director for Africa and a Nigerian national, has organised the four-day taster tour of Bristol, he says, “It's great to be able to show the students a city that I have come to know and love. The group are currently touring a number of universities around the UK to help make a decision about what their next step should be.
- UWE holds virtual banking and financial crime conference - 27/08/2013
Date: 04 September 2013
Venue: Innovation Island, Second Life
Time: 9:00 - 16:00
A conference on banking and finance law and regulation, also looking at virtual world financial crimes, will be held on UWE Bristol's Second Life Innovation Island on 4 September.
This will be the first time UWE has held a virtual world conference. Dr Clare Chambers-Jones from the Faculty of Business and Law is organising it so the latest ideas on banking and finance law can be shared and explored in a virtual world environment.
- UWE links up with Deki to supply recycled PCs for internet cafes in Africa - 21/08/2013
A shipment of refurbished computers and office furniture has just arrived in the West African country of Togo after an eight week journey by sea. The recycled equipment was refurbished by student volunteers from UWE Bristol.
They are currently being unpacked and installed to equip two internet cafes in the capital Lome. The cafe project is an initiative of Bristol-based microfinance charity Deki.
- UWE Bristol public consultation on student accommodation plans - 20/08/2013
The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has recently been granted outline planning permission for the University's master plan and a number of projects are now coming forward as the master plan is implemented.
The outline permission includes proposals for additional student accommodation at a number of locations on the Frenchay Campus. Wallscourt Park is the first of the student accommodation sites to go through this process.
- UWE filling Clearing places in record time - 16/08/2013
The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is filling vacant places in Clearing in record time.
The phone lines opened earlier than usual on Thursday 15 August at 07:00 and 50 admissions staff fielded over 4,000 calls through-out the day from anxious 'A' level students wanting to secure a place at the University. At the beginning of the day there were around 500 places, out of an annual student intake of 5,000, on just a few courses that remained unfilled through the usual application route.
- UWE Drama Society shakes up Oscar Wilde at Edinburgh - 16/08/2013
theSpace on North Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1SD
21- 24 August 10:30 am £5.00 (£4.00)
The UWE Drama Society will take to the stage at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival from 21-24 August 2013 to perform Oscar Wilde's classic infused with improvisation and parody.
- UWE Bristol led Environmental iNet goes from strength to strength - 15/08/2013
The Environmental iNet, one of three innovation support projects led by UWE Bristol, has now amassed over 1,200 network subscribers. The venture was set up in 2011, along with similar projects in Microelectronics and Biomedical Sciences, with the specific intention of assisting regional businesses in realising their potential through sharing expertise and knowledge. The Environmental iNet has now provided over 400 businesses with one-to-one support, with over 260 receiving 12 hours or more.
- 'One extra day of life for fresh produce will reduce waste, could save millions and help resolve global hunger' says UWE - 13/08/2013
Researchers at UWE Bristol are about to embark on a project called 'Microbial Management of Fresh Produce Preservation, Protection and Intervention' to improve the storage life of fresh produce. The £220,000 project is funded by DEFRA through the Technology Strategy Board, and led by food technology developers, NormanPendred & Company.
- UWE takes part in £9 million boost to healthcare and research in the West - 12/08/2013
Health researchers in the West of England have been given a share of £124 million from the Government to enable them to tackle the area's most pressing health problems.
The money has been awarded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) over five years to 13 pioneering research teams across the country. Researchers from UWE Bristol are part of the NIHR Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRCs) in the West. The team will work on innovative projects designed to address long term conditions and public health challenges.
- UWE Clearing advisors 'really good on results day' - 12/08/2013
Biomedical Science student Emily Carney, who came to UWE Bristol through Clearing, says she felt as if she fitted in from the beginning.
She chose to study for her BSc Honours degree following a Clearing Open Day at UWE and says, “I came through Clearing and I found the advisors on the phone really good on results day. On the Clearing Open Day the course leaders were really enthusiastic and passionate about the subject.
- 'Going to UWE through Clearing was one of the best things I've done' - 06/08/2013
Claire Swaffield, who has graduated with a first class honours degree in English Language and Linguistics, is glad she came to UWE Bristol through Clearing.
She says, “I came to UWE as it was my final opportunity to study linguistics, after I did not get the grades for my initial UCAS choices. Having said that, it was definitely one of the best things I have done and I'm so glad I ended up at UWE!
- Young engineer from South Africa wins BLOODHOUND SSC scholarship to study at UWE - 05/08/2013
Beverly Singh, a young engineer from Port Elizabeth has won the first BLOODHOUND SSC Chevening Scholarship in South Africa. She will join the Bloodhound engineering team in Bristol during September 2013 and at the same time begin an Engineering Master's course at UWE Bristol.
The BLOODHOUND SSC scholarship programme was announced in November 2012 by UK Minister for Africa, Mark Simmonds MP, and this kicked off the application process for South African engineering graduates through their universities and engineering organisations.
- UWE Bristol celebrates Iftar - 02/08/2013
UWE Bristol will be holding an Iftar event on Tuesday 6 August at 19:30 in the Octagon, Frenchay Campus.
- 'Vital' guidance will help Bristol communities understand rights to planning information - 31/07/2013
A new guide produced by UWE Bristol will give Bristol residents greater clarity when they make planning applications. The guide, aimed at local residents and community groups in Bristol, explains their rights to access information held by the council, particularly financial material, connected with applying for planning permission.
- New research in Bristol to investigate the needs of men with rheumatoid arthritis - 30/07/2013
A researcher from UWE Bristol has been awarded new funding from medical research charity Arthritis Research UK to investigate the needs of men with rheumatoid arthritis.
Men with the inflammatory joint condition, which can have a severe impact on their lives, are outnumbered by women by three to one, and as a result much current educational support is designed for the needs of female patients.
- UWE offers courses on tissue culture techniques that provide alternative to live animal lab tests - 29/07/2013
Specialist courses that will train postgraduate research students in essential tissue culture techniques are being offered at CATIM, a recently launched Business Technology Centre at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).
Tissue culture enables models of animal tissue to be constructed for use as alternatives to live animal testing.The courses are believed to be the first of their kind offered by a technology centre in the south-west and will help research students to improve their practical proficiency using live mammalian cell systems.
- UWE students at WOMAD record progress of RAW4 eco buildings - 26/07/2013
A group of five architecture students from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) are spending the next 10 days at WOMAD Festival in Wiltshire, where they will record the progress of four incredible structures as they emerge from the grassy fields at Charlton Park.
- Boring boron, Jack the Ripper and Elvis back from the grave - 25/07/2013
The periodic table, Jack the Ripper and Elvis back from the grave are providing inspirational starting points for some of the winning entries of the third Arts and Humanities Research Council funded REACT Sandbox.
New forms of documentary storytelling will be explored by innovative collaborations between academics and creative industries practitioners. Three of the six projects announced for the Future Documentaries Sandbox involve UWE Bristol researchers.
- UWE Bristol wins award for outstanding energy-saving achievements - 25/07/2013
UWE Bristol has been honoured with an award for 'Outstanding Achievement' for an impressive 10% in energy savings from 2009 – 2012.
The award was given by environmental champion Jonathon Porritt at the Carbon Champion Awards 2013, where a number of businesses and organisations in the West of England were recognised for their impressive contributions towards cutting energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.
- Heat and storms: UWE research helps suburban homes adapt to climate change - 23/07/2013
As the heat wave turns to thunder and lightning, concerns about the impact of heat on the elderly and vulnerable in their homes remain. A research project led by UWE Bristol offers practical advice on how homes in suburban neighbourhoods can adapt to weather extremes and this has led to changes in local and national policy.
- Bristol artist unveils unique sculpture of young girl at Temple Meads Station - 22/07/2013
An intriguing experimental sculpture of a young girl standing alone and gazing at her mobile phone will be installed on Platform 3 at Bristol's Temple Meads Station on Thursday 25 July.
'Maya' is a unique three-dimensional pixelated portrait created by internationally renowned artist, Luke Jerram, who is a visiting Senior Research Fellow at UWE Bristol. From a distance, the sculpture is clear to see but as you move closer, it disconcertingly appears to fragment into cubes.
- UWE Bristol photography students help at National Portrait Exhibition at M Shed - 19/07/2013
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2012
Organised by National Portrait Gallery, London
M Shed, Bristol
20 July to 3 November, 2013
Five UWE Bristol photography students joined a group of 13 Young Curators aged between 18 and 25 from Knowle West Media Centre and Young Arnolfini, who helped to help develop and market the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2012 for the Bristol museum.
- Double success as father and daughter graduate from UWE on the same day - 19/07/2013
Creative duo Mark Barton and his daughter Daizie will have a double celebration when both graduate this summer from UWE Bristol. They will receive their degree certificates at the same ceremony at Bristol Cathedral on 23 July.
- UWE Bristol invests £15.8m in students at risk of missing out on higher education - 19/07/2013
UWE Bristol is committing £15.8 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.
This will be the 5th largest expenditure on access measures for 2014-15 by a UK university according to figures just announced by the Office for Fair Access (OFFA). UWE is also making the largest investment in helping these students succeed once they are at University.
- UWE Bristol award Honorary Degree to Mary Prior MBE DStJ JP - 19/07/2013
UWE Bristol will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration to Mary Prior MBE DStJ JP in recognition of her remarkable record of public and charitable service and her outstanding business career.
The Honorary Degree will be conferred at the Awards Ceremony of the Faculty of Business and Law on Thursday 25 July at Bristol Cathedral.
- UWE Bristol awards Honorary Degree to Stephen Fear - 19/07/2013
UWE Bristol will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration to Stephen Fear in recognition of his significant contribution to enterprise and entrepreneurship.
The Honorary Degree will be conferred at the Awards Ceremony of the Faculty of Business and Law on Wednesday 24 July at Bristol Cathedral.
- UWE Bristol awards Honorary Degree to Katie Alcott - 18/07/2013
UWE Bristol is awarding the Honorary Degree of Master of Business Administration to Katie Alcott in recognition of her pioneering work in setting up a social enterprise and registered charity to fund life-saving clean drinking water projects.
- UWE Bristol awards Honorary Degree to Tom Morris - 18/07/2013
UWE Bristol will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts to Tom Morris in recognition of his significant contribution to the arts, arts heritage and creative design.
The Honorary Degree will be conferred at the Awards Ceremony of the Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education on Tuesday 23 July at Bristol Cathedral.
- New self-help app for anxiety launched with students in mind - 17/07/2013
Researchers at UWE Bristol have developed an app for smartphones designed to help students and other users manage their anxiety.
SAM is believed to be one of the first apps of its kind developed by a university for use by students. It is a psycho-educational tool that runs on smartphones and tablets to help users understand and manage their anxiety. It incorporates a range of self-help activities that are available 24/7 on the users' device.
- Mobile phone runs on urine power - 16/07/2013
Scientists working at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, which is a collaboration between the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and the University of Bristol, have developed a novel way of charging mobile phones using urine as the power source to generate electricity, see video.
Waste to Real Energy: the first MFC powered mobile phone is published in the Royal Society of Chemistry 'Journal of Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics'.
- UWE Bristol awards Honorary Degree to Jenny Body OBE FRAeS - 12/07/2013
UWE Bristol will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Engineering to Jenny Body OBE FRAeS in recognition of her significant contribution to engineering.
The Honorary Degree will be conferred at the Awards Ceremony of the Faculty of Environment and Technology on Tuesday 16 July at Bristol Cathedral.
- UWE Bristol awards Honorary Degree to Rob Hopkins - 12/07/2013
UWE Bristol will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science to Rob Hopkins in recognition of his inspirational leadership in the development of a community-led low carbon future.
The Honorary Degree will be conferred at the Awards Ceremony of the Faculty of Environment and Technology on Monday 15 July at Bristol Cathedral.
- Project Zulu tour raised the roof - 11/07/2013
The Project Zulu tour has been declared a resounding success raising the roof not just in concert halls but quite literally paying for roof solar panels for a South African School.
- Mini Mortarboards: UWE Bristol hosts Children's University Graduation ceremony - 11/07/2013
Children from four schools across Bristol will be given the chance to glimpse into their future as they graduate from the Children's University (CU) at a ceremony held at Bristol Cathedral. The event, organised in conjunction with UWE Bristol, takes place on Monday 22 July at 10:30, and will see 30 children aged 7-11 take part in their very own graduation, complete with robes and mortarboards. This is part of UWE Bristol's Award Ceremonies fortnight which runs from 15 – 26 July and will see over 4,000 graduates having their awards conferred.
- UWE Bristol awards Honorary Degree to Grant Watson OBE - 11/07/2013
UWE Bristol will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science to Grant Watson OBE in recognition of his inspirational leadership, entrepreneurship and passion for the Bristol region.
The Honorary Degree will be conferred at the Awards Ceremony of the Faculty of Environment and Technology on Monday 15 July at Bristol Cathedral.
- UWE Bristol awards Honorary Degree to Sir Michael Pitt - 11/07/2013
UWE Bristol will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science to Sir Michael Pitt in recognition of his significant contribution to planning.
The Honorary Degree will be conferred at the Awards Ceremony of the Faculty of Environment and Technology on Monday 15 July at Bristol Cathedral.
- Accelerated two-year degrees attractive to students seeking to save on cost of higher education - 11/07/2013
11 July 2013, London - Research released today on the UK market for accelerated two-year degrees shows that there is real interest in accelerated two-year degree courses among all age groups polled, with interest highest among mature students.
- UWE Bristol's 'agile' robot submarine wins prize in European underwater challenge - 11/07/2013
A robot underwater submarine built by a team of BSc Robotics students from UWE Bristol has come second in a prestigious European challenge competition.
Called Phoenix, the robot outmanoeuvred six teams in the week-long challenge to win the 2000 euro runner-up prize. This is the fourth time that UWE has been invited to take part and is its biggest success to date, having previously won the prize for innovation.
- Sniffing out Bladder Cancer – new diagnostic test - 09/07/2013
Researchers from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), the University of Liverpool and the Bristol Urological Institute have developed a device using sensor technology that may help diagnose patients with early signs of bladder cancer. The Odoreader® smells urine and detects differences in the odour from people who have bladder cancer.
- UWE Bristol graduate brings audio visual feast to the Bristol Prom - 05/07/2013
Visitors to the Bristol Proms at the Old Vic this summer will be treated to a high-impact interactive audio visual delight, courtesy of a Music Technology UWE Graduate.
Jonathan Landon, a graduate of UWE's Audio and Music Technology programme, will be accompanying the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, who will be playing Max Richter's rendition of Vivaldi's Four Seasons.
- UWE Bristol in top six English Universities for employment of graduates - 05/07/2013
The University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE Bristol) is in the top six of English universities for employment of its graduates according to Higher Education Statistics Agency(HESA) figures released last week. The HESA data relates to students who are either employed or who have gone on to further study.
- Bristol – a showcase for sustainability shared with European students - 05/07/2013
Hot on the heels of Bristol winning the title of European Green Capital, 48 students and 17 tutors from nine European cities are being hosted by UWE Bristol to enjoy a two-week intensive programme on the theme of 'Education for Sustainable Development: Exploring Hopeful Pathways for Preferable Local and Global Futures'.
- What effect does going to university have on social mobility? - 03/07/2013
A three year study which compared the university experiences of students of different social classes found that the opportunities and benefits experienced through a university education were not necessarily equal between different social classes and different individuals.
The results of the Paired Peers Project, a joint research project between the University of Bristol and UWE Bristol (University of the West of England) will be presented at an event held at the Headquarters of Universities UK on 3 July 2013 from 09:30 to 18:00.
- UWE Bristol's Gospel Choir battle for national title - 02/07/2013
UWE Bristol Gospel Choir has been selected as one of the eight finalist choirs in the annual University Gospel Choir of the Year Competition 2013.
Each choir will be performing in this exciting evening of music in the wonderful setting of the London Hippodrome, Golders Green where UWE Gospel Choir will sing against the other 7 finalists, for the UGCY 2013 title.
- New £1.2 million research project to make robots more trustworthy - 02/07/2013
Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) is part of a new £1.2million project which aims to ensure future robotic systems can be trusted by humans.
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is funding the three-and-a-half-year project, whichwill explore how robots can interact with humans in a safe and trustworthy manner.
- Paisley pooch: UWE Bristol student Nia's Gromit is unveiled in Bedminster - 01/07/2013
Talented student Nia Samuel-Johnson is delighted to see the Gromit she designed in his new home, as the Gromit Unleashed charity arts trail starts today in Bristol.
Her gorgeous paisley-painted Gromit, which is sponsored by UWE Bristol, has been revealed in all his glory at North Street, Bedminster.
- Graduate employment for UWE Bristol at record levels - 28/06/2013
The University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE Bristol) has seen graduate employment return to new record highs since the 2008 economic downturn.
- UWE Bristol Talent Scholarships support the need to create a skilled workforce - 28/06/2013
UWE Bristol is supporting government ambitions to create a highly skilled workplace with the introduction of 11 new Postgraduate Talent Scholarships across a wide range of subject areas. The UWE Postgraduate Talent Scholarships are open to all applicants with a home, UK or EU fee status.
- Do supermarkets use loyalty cards to exert power over 'unruly' customers? - 28/06/2013
Are customers always right, or do their choices – when captured by the technology of loyalty cards – in fact enable producers to gain subtle forms of control over them?
That is the paradox revealed by Antony Beckett's analysis of loyalty cards and of the balance of power between customers and retailers.
- Shifting the gears in favour of a workable cycling infrastructure - 27/06/2013
Exhibition and Conference Centre, Frenchay Campus, UWE Bristol 2 July 2013
'Shifting Gears', a major conference on health and cycling will take place at UWE Bristol on Tuesday 2 July 2013 at the Exhibition and Conference Centre.
- UWE Bristol lecturer wins National Teaching Fellowship Award - 27/06/2013
Jane Carter, a Senior Lecturer in Primary and Early Years Education at UWE Bristol, has won a National | Teaching Fellowship Award, which recognises and rewards academic teaching excellence in higher education.
- UWE Bristol prepares students taking part in Thailand English Teaching Project - 26/06/2013
On Friday 21 June, UWE Bristol hosted a pre-departure briefing for students from across the UK taking part in the Thailand English Teaching Project (TET). The programme, piloted in 2012 and run by the British Council and the Ministry of Education in Thailand, offers students and recent graduates from participating universities the chance to work as an English language assistant with a Thai teacher, supporting classroom based learning as well as additional activities outside of school hours.
- Bristol businesses fight it out at Corporate Challenge rugby match - 25/06/2013
UWE Bristol is holding an action-packed day of touch rugby on 28 June as part of Bristol's lead-up to being a host city for the Rugby League World Cup 2013.
Twelve of Bristol's leading organisations will battle it out in a bid to win the Bristol Corporate Challenge Cup 2013. Each team consists of male and female employees from these organisations.
- Award for revolutionary cholesterol testing device - 25/06/2013
A team of European scientists led by UWE Bristol has won a prestigious international award for their research.
The SIMS project – led by Professor Tony Killard at the Department of Applied Sciences in UWE Bristol - was awarded the prize for best publicly funded project at the organic and printed electronics conference, LOPE-C, in Munich, which is organised by the Organic Electronics Association (OEA).
- UWE Bristol student to scale heights of international Mountbatten MBA programme - 24/06/2013
Jonathan Williams, a UWE Bristol student currently in his final year of study for a degree in History, has been accepted onto the prestigious Mountbatten Programme to study for an MBA in International Business Practice. The programme starts with a year-long, full-time, work placement in New York coupled with evening and weekend classes of study, and finishes with an exciting and invaluable fieldwork experience in Bangkok.
- What are the future challenges for healthcare and its leadership? - 21/06/2013
'The Challenge for Healthcare and its Leadership' is the theme of this year's Annual Bolland Lecture at UWE | Bristol Exhibition and Conference Centre on Tuesday 25 June 2013.
The Bolland Lecture 2013, is held in partnership withBusiness West and Great Western Air Ambulance Charity
This year's lecture will be delivered by Sir Ian Carruthers OBE, Chancellor of the University, who will be talking about his experiences in the NHS, global trends and the future.
- UWE Bristol proud to sponsor Pride - 20/06/2013
UWE Bristol is sponsoring Bristol Pride 2013, a week-long celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities across the South West, running from the 5 – 14 July.
The theme We Are: Proud is the chance for LGBT people, their friends, families and the whole of the South West to stand-up and declare they are proud of who they are and their loved ones. The events of the week are an exciting and varied mix of film, sport, talks, theatre and performance that will foreground and showcase LGBT performers, groups and causes.
- Electric car donation will help roboticists influence the future of transport - 20/06/2013
Researchers from the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), a collaboration between the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and the University of Bristol, are eagerly awaiting the delivery of an electric sports car that is being donated by Ecotricity.
The car will arrive at the BRL on 20 June 2013 during Green Transport Week.
- New funding for the South West offers businesses support to recruit graduates - 20/06/2013
A new ERDF-funded programme, Grads for Growth, has been launched in the South West this week with the aim of helping economic growth through the collaboration of graduates and businesses.
- UWE film records restoration of Bath's Georgian townhouse museum at No. 1 Royal Crescent - 19/06/2013
A 'unique' record of the building works necessary to transform No.1a Royal Crescent in Bath has been made by film-maker Steve Brown of UWE Bristol.
Steve recorded and edited footage of each stage of the two-year project to reunite No. 1a, the servant's wing, with the stunning Georgian house at No. 1.
- Connect Lockleaze project wins prizes for tackling digital exclusion - 17/06/2013
The Connect Lockleaze project is being widely recognised for its achievements in helping people who do not have access to vital services online.
The project brings together UWE Bristol, Hewlett-Packard (HP), the Lockleaze Neighbourhood Trust (LNT), Lockleaze Primary School and Early Years Centre and the North Bristol Advice Centre (NBAC). It has created three state-of-the-art information technology (IT) venues that are supportive and unthreatening, where people from Lockleaze can come to learn what the digital world has to offer, or refresh and develop their skills.
- UWE Bristol integral to success of Bristol winning European Green Capital - 14/06/2013
The University of the West of England played a key role in helping the city to win the bid to become the European Green Capital.
The promotional films featured work by UWE Bristol researchers looking at technologies that could transform our futures through sustainable energy creation and water management.
To view the film click here.
- Food 4 Thought: UWE helps reveal our carbon footprint - 13/06/2013
Bristol Festival of Nature, Bristol Harbourside
Saturday June 15 10.00 – 18.00
Sunday June 16 11.00 – 17.00
UWE Bristol is taking part in the UK's largest free natural history event, the Bristol Festival of Nature, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this summer.
- Five UWE students celebrate success at London Graduate Fashion Week - 10/06/2013
Fashion design, illustration and photography students from UWE Bristol have won national recognition for their work at this year's Graduate Fashion Week in London.
In five out of six awards students won accolades. The winner and runner-up for the GFW prize for Fashion Photography were both UWE students – Dean Stephen Davies and Faye Johnson. The ID Magazine 'diversity now' award for Fashion Illustration was won by Nicole McCartney.
- UWE links with new Healing Foundation Centre for Children's Burns Research - 10/06/2013
A £1.5 million research centre to find new advances in the prevention and treatment of children's burns has just been launched at Frenchay Hospital.
The Healing Foundation Centre for Children's Burns Research will develop new techniques and approaches to prevent burns and scalds and improve the clinical care and recovery of children who have suffered burns. One of the research strands will be into psychological healing and rehabilitation, led by the Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) at UWE Bristol.
- Tom Archer inaugural lecture at the Watershed - 07/06/2013
13 June 2013 at the Watershed, Bristol Harbourside 19:00
Commissioners in British television have never been more powerful or more numerous; but has this led to better programmes, increased audience satisfaction or budding creativity? This question will be posed and discussed at the inaugural lecture by Tom Archer, former controller of Factual Production for the BBC and visiting professor at the University of the West of England.
- UWE Bristol gets green light for Masterplan - 07/06/2013
UWE Bristol's vision to build a university for the 21st Century came a step closer yesterday [ 6 June 2013] with outline planning permission for the University's Masterplan being granted by South Gloucestershire Council. The Masterplan aims to satisfy UWE's changing needs over the next 25 years with a range of building proposals supported by the necessary infrastructure.
- Thomas Hardy poems still move readers 100 years on - 06/06/2013
Poems by Thomas Hardy, written 100 years ago to celebrate the joyful early years of marriage to his wife Emma after she died, will be read and discussed at a special event in the Arnolfini in Bristol on Saturday 8 June.
The event, organised by the UWE Long Nineteenth-Century Network, in conjunction with the UWE RegionalHistory Centre, will celebrate the Thomas Hardy Poems of 1912-13.
- UWE helps new students to shop local with YourStreet gift cards - 06/06/2013
What: Launch of YourStreet Gift Cards
Where: Nailsea Electrical & 102 Cookery School, Gloucester Road
When:Saturday 22 June 2013
Next year's new intake of UWE Bristol undergraduates will be welcomed with a YourStreet gift card worth £10, valid in a wide range of Bristol's independent retailers.
- Video Nation pioneer is new director of UWE's digital culture hub - 06/06/2013
Mandy Rose, the producer of award-winning digital media initiatives including the BBC's ground-breaking Video Nation project is the new Director of UWE Bristol's Digital Cultures Research Centre (DCRC).
- Down by the riverside: Eastville school hosts River Frome film festival - 05/06/2013
More films from the River Bank
Saturday 8 June 2013 13.00 – 16.00
Glenfrome Primary School, Eastville, Bristol
A festival of films on the challenges and benefits of living by the River Frome in Eastville is on show at Glenfrome Primary School on Saturday 8 June.
- First International careers website takes centre stage at National conference London 26 June 2013 - 05/06/2013
Gradlink UK, the first ever web based careers information resource designed especially for Chinese, Malaysian and Indian graduates that was developed at UWE Bristol, will take centre stage at Chopsticks Club International Careers Fair in London on 26 June 2013.
Gradlink UK is a unique specialist careers website linking employers with Chinese, Indian and Malaysian students who are studying across the UK and are looking to work in their home country. It is a service for students across the UK and is free for all.
- UWE Bristol Creative Industries Degree Show 2013 - 04/06/2013
Over 500 art, design and media graduates will showcase their final year work at this year's UWE Bristol Creative Industries Degree Show. The show is held at the Bower Ashton Campus near Ashton Court and at Spike Island in South Bristol from Saturday 8 June to Thursday 13 June 2013. Admission is free.
- Chair appointed to innovative new health network - 04/06/2013
Professor Steve West (Vice Chancellor, UWE Bristol) has been appointed as the first Chair of the new West of England Academic Health Science Network (WEAHSN).
The network, which was authorised by NHS England last week, is one of 15 across the country that aim to transform health and healthcare by putting innovation at the heart of the NHS.
- A tractor that peels apples and sole searching scales - 31/05/2013
UWE Bristol Plan and Make Degree Show Thursday 6 to Saturday 8 June 2013
R block Frenchay Campus
Two of the most exciting exhibits at the Plan and Make Show at UWE Bristol include an innovative take on the Victorian apple peeler, designed to appeal to children and help them eat more healthily, and smart scales that are designed to monitor diabetes related foot ulceration.
- Vintage clothing, crystals and geology inspire UWE fashion graduates - 30/05/2013
Fashion and textile students from UWE Bristol are busy getting ready to show their final year's work at exhibitions in Bristol and London. Their work will be on display at UWE's Bower Ashton campus as part of this year's Creative Industries Degree Show starting on 7 June.
- UWE partners with BHF shops and join the fight for every heartbeat - 29/05/2013
UWE Bristol has teamed up with Bristol City Council, the University of Bristol and the British Heart Foundation shops (BHF) to launch a new scheme to encourage students to donate unwanted things and help generate vital stock. 100% of the profits raised will go towards the fight against heart disease and fund the BHF's life-saving research.
- Feisty, funny and sad - book by 100 UK women aids Nepali women's projects - 23/05/2013
A book authored by 100 women, giving snapshots of their lives in Britain today, is now on sale to raise funds for women's projects in Nepal.
It is published by Dr Rosa Matheson, a former lecturer in Women's History and Women Studies at UWE Bristol. Among the accounts of contemporary women's lives in the UK are those of her three daughters, who all studied at UWE.
- Swinging London started in Bristol: researcher seeks memories of theatre-going in 1950s and 60s Bristol - 21/05/2013
Drama lecturer Dawn Fowler is looking for people who remember going to the theatre in Bristol during the 1950s or 1960s to take part in a unique project.
Dawn, from UWE Bristol, is researching an era when Bristol's theatre was vibrant and subversive. She said, “A very specific sort of writing was being produced at the time, funny but brutal. It has even been suggested that swinging London was invented in Bristol.
- Double success as UWE nurse and midwife win Student Nursing Times Awards 2013 - 14/05/2013
UWE Bristol-trained nurses have won two out of seventeen categories at the recent Student Nursing Times Awards 2013.
Rachel Pass, who is studying for a BSc honours degree in midwifery at UWE, has won the Nursing Times Student Midwife of the Year award. Alice Bevan, who entered nursing as a postgraduate and gained a Master's degree with distinction at UWE Bristol, has won the accolade of Student Nurse of the Year: Post-registration.
- UWE Bristol student finalist in ID Magazine 'Diversity Now' competition - 09/05/2013
A Fashion student from UWE Bristol has won a place in the finals of a prestigious competition run by ID Magazine called 'Diversity Now'.
Nicole McCartney created a fashion illustration using an amputee and a post-chemo woman. Talking about her rationale for the subject choice she said, “I wanted my illustration to celebrate the diverse notions of beauty. I did the illustration because women who embrace difference represent real beauty.”
- Project Zulu brings South African Township children's choir to the West - 07/05/2013
The vibrant sounds of a primary school choir from Kwazulu-Natal will bring Bristol to life when it tours the West in May and June.
Project Zulu are an extraordinary ensemble of singing, drumming and dancing children from Sithobelumthetho Primary School in the Madadeni Township, KwaZulu-Natal.
- UWE Bristol Graduate in line for 'best job in the world' - 03/05/2013
A graduate from UWE Bristol is in the running for 'the best job in the world' for the Tourism Australia's 'Best Jobs in the World' competition.
Lewis Noll graduated in Time Based Media + Visual culture with a 2:1 in 2003 and was featured in UWE Bristol Prospectus at the time. Now aged 30 and currently working in Shoreditch for Nexus, an award winning Animation production company, Lewis applied for one of the 'Best Jobs in the World as a Life Style Photographer where if successful he will be based in Melbourne for 6 months with Time Magazine on a $100,000 package.
- UWE Professor named as 'outstanding innovator' for work on food safety - 03/05/2013
The Royal Academy of Engineering has awarded a prestigious Engineering Enterprise Fellowship to Professor Janice Kiely from UWE Bristol. It is one of five awards that the Academy has just made to outstanding innovators at UK universities.
Professor Kiely won the accolade for her work in developing bio-sensing systems for rapid, automated detection of food contaminations such as salmonella, e. coli and listeria, which are harmful to human health. This is at the interface of engineering and biochemistry and results from a long standing collaboration with Professor Richard Luxton.
- UWE Professor to speak at Bristol Ideas Forum - 03/05/2013
What is local government for? The Watershed, Bristol 15 May 2013
Professor Robin Hambleton of the Centre for Sustainable Planning and Environments at UWE Bristol will be sharing the stage with George Ferguson, Mayor of Bristol, Rt Hon Greg Clark MP Minister for Cities and Lord Heseltine amongst others at the Bristol Ideas Forum next week.
- You're hired! UWE through to finals of National Student Apprentice competition - 01/05/2013
Budding entrepreneurs from UWE Bristol have made it through to the finals of the National Student Apprentice competition in London on 20 June.
The team of four UWE students - Sam Venning, Dana Riedner, Sam Abbott and Laura Osbourne - came top out of ten South West universities in the regional heats. The Apprentice-style tasks including getting the best deals on buying typical Bristol items, selling art publications, and creating a plan to build a successful business.
- Animation alumni win 0117 film challenge - 30/04/2013
Two UWE Bristol alumni who met on the MA Animation course have won this year's 0117 Digital Short Challenge with a film that reveals the behind-the-scenes work within First Great Western's Traincare Depot in St Philips Marsh.
- UWE Bristol partners with BHF shops and joins the fight for every heartbeat - 29/04/2013
UWE Bristol has teamed up with British Heart Foundation Shops (BHF) to launch a new scheme to encourage students to donate unwanted things and help generate vital stock. 100% of the profits raised will go towards the fight against heart disease and fund the BHF's life-saving research.
- Stroke on the water - the Varsity boat race 2013 - 25/04/2013
UWE Bristol and the University of Bristol rowing teams will face off against each other in the 19th annual boat race on April 27 2013, from 12.00 – 16.00.
A highlight of the sporting calendar for both teams and current students alike, the Varsity Series is an exciting and enjoyable mix of good natured rivalry and competition.
- UWE Bristol student wins E.ON Engineering Undergraduate of the Year Award - 25/04/2013
Jake Tudge, a UWE Bristol student in the third year of his MEng Aerospace Engineering Degree, received the title of E.ON Engineering Undergraduate of the Year, at a recent awards ceremony held at Canary Wharf in London. Jake saw off competition from nine other finalists to scoop the top honour at the event, and was presented with his award by Sir Trevor McDonald and Maria Antonio, Director of Human Resources for E.ON UK.
- UWE Bristol and Farnham Castle offer intercultural training programme - 25/04/2013
UWE Bristol and business training provider Farnham Castle have announced a partnership to promote excellence in the field of intercultural training and research.
The partnership will offer a 'train-the-trainer' course entitled 'Intercultural Training: Moving Beyond Culture' which looks at the latest developments in Intercultural Communications Theory.
- UWE helps develop new sustainable procurement index - 25/04/2013
UWE Bristol has teamed up with the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) and PRGX UK Ltd to develop a groundbreaking supplier sustainable procurement index.
The CIPS Sustainability Index http://www.cips-sustainabilityindex.com/ is an innovative online sustainable procurement index which has just been launched in London. It is a joint initiative of PRGX UK, CIPS and UWE.
- Secret City scoops best documentary award at London Independent Film Festival - 23/04/2013
A film by a current lecturer and a former professor from UWE Bristol, lifting the lid on the inner workings of the city of London, has won the Best Feature Documentary award at the London Independent Film Festival.
Secret City is a documentary about the city of London, the corporation that runs it and its role in the financial crisis. It will next be screened locally at The Little Theatre in Bath on Sunday 28 April at 2.45 pm.
- Meteorological data influences latest exhibition by UWE Bristol alumna Janette Kerr - 23/04/2013
Visiting research fellow, UWE Bristol alumna and President of the RWA, Janette Kerr is currently exhibiting at the Coastal Museum on the Vestland coast in Bergen.
The Extreme Seas exhibition forms part of a project called 'Extreme Wave theory' funded by the Arts Council and will be showing for the next two months.
- 'Chicken 'n' flicks' - 23/04/2013
A fried chicken takeaway establishment isn't a typical venue for a photography exhibition, but an enterprising UWE Bristol student, Maxwell Ball, is staging a pop-up exhibition in a well-known Bristol takeaway, Miss Millie's on Whiteladies Road. Maxwell originated and curated the exhibition.
The exhibition will feature photographs of three photographers concerned with the overlooked spaces of Bristol's urban environment. The choice of venue reflects the photographers' approach of re-appropriating unused and overlooked spaces to redefine them.
- Could after school dance increase activity levels for Year 7 girls? - 18/04/2013
Researchers led by principal investigator, Professor Russ Jago in the University of Bristol's School for Policy Studies have been awarded £743,000 of funding from the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) to conduct a large evaluation of the potential of an after-school dance programme to increase the physical activity of Year 7 girls. Professor Jane Powell from UWE Bristol is collaborating on the research.
- UWE research says benefit cuts agenda breeds working-class resentment - 17/04/2013
White working-class communities resent neighbours they think have gained from state favouritism, and not richer or more powerful classes, according to a study from UWE Bristol.
The British Sociological Association conference heard that researchers went out to deprived areas of Bristol and held focus groups in cafes, hairdressers, libraries, pubs and clubs.
- 'Listen to the sun' - 17/04/2013
A graduate designer from UWE Bristol has turned raw technical data from the sun and wind into a sonic and physical 'solar wind chime' to be shown for the first time at an event in Bristol on Thursday 18 April at the Watershed.
Helen White graduated with a First Class degree in Design: material/process/context in 2012. During her recent residency at the Pervasive Media Studio she became fascinated by solar flares and their effects on the northern lights and their potential to create technological disruption. Helen has been exploring creative ways to respond to this natural phenomena.
- UWE Bristol graduate featured in University Alliance drive to increase support for enterprise - 16/04/2013
A graduate from UWE Bristol who started a microloan charity while still at University is featured in Start Up: a story, a publication by the University Alliance and NACUE that will be launched today, 16 April, at the Houses of Parliament.
University Alliance and NACUE are calling for the Government to take further steps to support graduate entrepreneurship in the UK.
- TEDMEDLive comes to Bristol - 16/04/2013
Could the quantum computing revolution transform drug development? Are there new approaches for improving sleep? Do people benefit from being diagnosed with early-stage dementia? These are some of the questions that will be discussed at the UK's first TEDMEDLive event to be held in Bristol at the MShed on Thursday 18 April.
TEDMEDLive Bristol will bring together some of Bristol and the UK's leading thinkers, researchers and innovators and will be the official launch of Bristol Health Partners. The event aims to inspire and provoke, to share ideas and find ways to transform the understanding of, and approach to, key health problems in Bristol and beyond.
- UWE hosts conference on generating power from the Severn - 16/04/2013
Engineers, economists, local government officials and conservationists are gathering at UWE Bristol this week to discuss innovative and sustainable solutions to generating power from the Severn Estuary. The conference, on 18 April, has been organised by RSPB, Regen SW and The Bristol Port Company.
The estuary is well known for its potential to provide clean power, but experts for the organising partnership claim that proposals to date have not balanced economic and environmental needs.
- UWE and Arnolfini team up for Bristol artist's book event - 15/04/2013
Saturday 20 April 11.00 - 18.00
Sunday 21 April 11.00 - 17.00
Arnolfini and The Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) at UWE Bristol are pleased to present the fourth Bristol Artist's Book Event at Arnolfini.
- What do you mean? UWE conference asks how language reveals who we are - 11/04/2013
A major international conference at UWE Bristol is set to explore the relationship between language and identity.
Topics to be covered include the use of language in the current financial crisis and age-related language issues such as the way children construct an identity in early childhood and older workers' use of language. There will also be locality-based topics ranging from bilingualism in Wales and accent and identity in Stoke-on-Trent, to the colloquial use of the word 'like' by Poles in Ireland.
- UWE Bristol students capture magic of WWT Slimbridge wildlife - 09/04/2013
Students on UWE Bristol's new MA Wildlife Filmmaking, which is run in partnership with the BBC Natural History Unit in Bristol, have been using their skills to capture the magic and mystery of Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Slimbridge Wetland Centre.
Flamingos, Bewick's swans, migrating birds, frogs and other amphibians became the stars for a series of films by the students for the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust for communicating its work.
- UWE takes part in European food chain project in Bristol - 05/04/2013
Research into good practice in food production and consumption is being carried out in Bristol and the surrounding area as part of a major European Commission food project, SUPURB Food.
The project will look at seven urban case-study regions across Europe – Bristol, Rome, Riga, Rotterdam, Vigo, Zurich and Ghent. The Bristol city-region includes Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol City, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset (formerly the county of Avon).
- UWE Bristol partnership sets new precedent in delivering postgrad real estate course - 05/04/2013
UWE Bristol has partnered up with the Royal Bank of Scotland Group and global real estate agent Jones | Lang LaSalle to develop an MSc in Real Estate Investment and Finance. The programme, due to start in September 2013, will be unique amongst similar courses as it has been developed in conjunction with industry professionals and will be delivered in the same manner, giving students the opportunity to explore and critically evaluate, at an advanced level, key areas highlighted by industry leaders within the field of real estate investment and finance.
- UWE graduate wins BJN cancer nurse of the year award - 05/04/2013
Radiology nursing sister Alice Bevan, who gained a Master's degree with distinction at UWE Bristol, has just been named oncology and haematology Nurse of the Year at the British Journal of Nursing Awards 2013. Alice won the top award for setting up a unique service to improve the treatment of cancer patients.
Alice, who entered nursing as a postgraduate and works at the Great Western Hospital, Swindon, completed her work based learning project at UWE.
- UWE Bristol graduates take top honours at Lloyds TSB Enterprise Awards South West - 04/04/2013
UWE Bristol alumni Tony Curtis and Thomas Anderson-Dixon, two of Bristol's brightest entrepreneurs, are set to represent the South West at the Lloyds TSB Enterprise Awards final on 23 April 2013, after winning the regional heat in Exeter.
- UWE Bristol hosts 'Break a Lens' photomontage exhibition - 28/03/2013
Date: 26 March 2013 – April 5 2013
Venue: F Block Gallery, Bower Ashton Campus, UWE Bristol
Private viewing and auction: 28 March 2013, 17:00 – 20:00 (auction at 18:00)
The F block gallery at UWE Bristol's Bower Ashton campus is getting ready to exhibit a collection of photomontage images created by students studying for a BA in Illustration, alongside the work of leading practitioners within the field of photomontage and collage
- 'Shadows of Time'- UWE Bristol Orchestra premières graduate's work - 27/03/2013
Bristol Cathedral, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TJ, Saturday 6 April 2013 19:30
The UWE Bristol Symphony Orchestra and Singers will present a fascinating concert at Bristol Cathedral on Saturday 6 April, including, for the first time ever, a composition by a recent UWE graduate.
Consisting of students, staff and musicians from the local area, the Symphony Orchestra and Singers will be joined by two world-class soloists for a performance that will showcase some fantastic well-known music alongside the new piece by UWE graduate Matthew Welch.
- UWE Bristol graduate returns to volunteer in Rwanda 20 years after being adopted from an orphanage - 27/03/2013
Louise talks about her plan to return to Rwanda – http://youtu.be/NezLi7m4r68
A graduate and Students' Union Sabbatical Officer from UWE Bristol, who was once an orphan in a Rwandan orphanage, is going to return to Kigali this summer for the first time since she was adopted by French parents in 1993.
Louise Goux-Wirth is going to spend three months volunteering in an orphanage in a quest to find out more about her cultural heritage and to give something back to the country where she was born.
- Bristol shortlisted for European Green Capital Award 2015 - 26/03/2013
Bristol Mayor George Ferguson has welcomed the decision to shortlist Bristol as one of the four finalists for the European Green Capital Award 2015.
The city has been shortlisted alongside Brussels, Glasgow and Ljubljana for the award, with the winner being announced on June 14 in Nantes, France.
- Civic leadership in Bristol: what difference can a directly elected mayor make? - 22/03/2013
Interim findings reveal opportunities for city leadership
The mayoral model of governance offers the opportunity to give a real boost to civic leadership in Bristol - according to the majority of respondents in an independent study of leadership in the city carried out just before the mayoral election last November. The findings from the study will be presented at a research launch event with the authors of the project and Mayor George Ferguson on Friday 22 March at the City Hall in Bristol.
- £1.2m personal data project could shape services and products to individuals - 22/03/2013
An academic at UWE Bristol is part of a new research project to create a physical personal digital repository that will record and hold data on both a person's digital footprint and the physical patterns of their daily home life. The repository is owned by the individual (much like money in our banks) and could be used to trade and shape future services and products to individuals. The research is led by WMG at the University of Warwick.
- UWE Bristol's Zak and Fabia make a world of difference with charity projects - 21/03/2013
Two members of the UWE Bristol community have won the chance to contribute to sustainability and community projects thanks to the Vodafone World of Difference awards.
- Award for Curzon Memories App developed by UWE Bristol researcher - 18/03/2013
The Curzon Memories App, developed by Dr Charlotte Crofts from UWE Bristol, has been nominated for the British Universities Film and Video Council's 'Learning On Screen Awards' 2013 under the category of General Non-Broadcast / Multimedia Award.
The award will be presented at a special ceremony at BFI Southbank, London where the winners will be announced on Thursday 18 April 2013.
- Undergraduate Internship Scheme launches for second year - 15/03/2013
UWE Bristol's Undergraduate Internship scheme is now entering its second year after a triumphant first year.
The internship programme, which was launched on 4 March 2013, encourages students in their first and second year of study, as well as returning students in their third year, to embark on 8 week internships at organisations within their field of interest.
- Deki and UWE Bristol Tenner Tournament raises almost £2k - 15/03/2013
The Deki and UWE Bristol Tenner Tournament held recently to raise awareness of the Deki charity and to challenge participants to grow a tenner into more funds has been a resounding success raising almost £2,000.
- UWE Bristol Centre for Alternative Testing launches at ss Great Britain - 14/03/2013
A new venture for UWE Bristol, the Centre for Alternative Testing and In-Vitro Monitoring (CATIM), will launch this evening on board the ss Great Britain.
- UWE Bristol to evaluate radical changes to Brighton's old town streets - 14/03/2013
UWE Bristol's The Centre for Transport and Society has been appointed by Brighton and Hove Council to evaluate a radical change proposed to Brighton's historic Old Town.
- Dr Who themed virtual learning brings science and technology to life for Bristol schools at UWE Bristol - 14/03/2013
Bristol school students will take part in a Dr Who themed virtual learning event at UWE Bristol on 20 March, for one of the many events celebrating National Science and Engineering Week. The students will learn about astronomy, the weather, 3D modelling of car engines, the human heart and much more.
- 'You're hired!' UWE Bristol students to compete in SW 'Student Apprentice' - 14/03/2013
Students at UWE Bristol are preparing to take part in a two day competition run by UWE InnovEnterS as part of the National Student Apprentice Campaign.
The Regional Student Apprentice competition, which will take place on 23 and 24 March 2013 across UWE Bristol's Frenchay Campus and Friska on Queens Rd, pits student teams of four against each other in a series of 'Apprentice' style tasks that will test their ability to sell, design, market, pitch and even create a business. Representatives from businesses across the South West will develop, execute and judge each task, with the teams solving problems based on real life scenarios.
- UWE Bristol Stadium closer to becoming built - 13/03/2013
UWE Bristol welcomes the news that Bristol City Council has been informed by the Secretary of State that he has approved the decision to grant planning permission to J Sainsbury's, for a mixed use development on the existing Bristol Rovers site.
- UWE Bristol presents the musical 'Honk!' - 13/03/2013
Redgrave Theatre, Clifton - Wednesday 20 March to Saturday 23 March 2013
This year's student showcase production at the University of the West of England's Centre for Performing Arts (CPA) is 'Honk!' The show will take place at the Redgrave Theatre in Clifton from Wednesday 20 March to Saturday 23 March at 19:30 with a matinee performance on Saturday 23 March at 14:30.
- UWE Bristol double winners at Fairtrade Business Awards for second year in a row - 11/03/2013
UWE Bristol has won two awards for the second successive year at the annual South West Fairtrade Business Awards. The awards, which are sponsored by The Co-operative, were held at Bristol's Colston Hall and presented by chef and entrepreneur, Levi Roots on Friday 8 March.
The UWE Coffee Cart, a joint venture between UWE Bristol and UWE Student Union, beat off stiff competition to pick up the award for Best Fairtrade Catering Outlet, whilst the UWE Student Union shop won gold in the Best Fairtrade Retailer category.
- Richard Noble gives Bloodhound SSC Annual Lecture 2013 at UWE - 11/03/2013
BLOODHOUND SSC Annual Lecture 2013
Date:20 March 2013
Venue: Frenchay Campus, UWE Bristol
BLOODHOUND SSC is well into its build phase, according to project director Richard Noble OBE. The Bloodhound SSC Annual Lecture 2013, taking place at UWE Bristol on 20 March, will highlight the building and testing of the supersonic car.
- Polar Explorer Antony Jinman inspires scientists of the future at UWE - 08/03/2013
Education Through Expedition Student Workshop
Date: 18 March 2013, Venue: Frenchay campus, UWE Bristol, Time: 13:00 - 15:00
Date: 18 March 2013, Venue: Frenchay Campus, UWE Bristol, Time: 18:00
Antony Jinman is bringing his inspiring tales of life as a polar explorer to UWE Bristol, as part of National Science and Engineering Week. He will give first-hand accounts of the world of expeditions in polar regions at two free events on 18 March.
- New £1 fare with launch of 3 stop rider on Bristol buses - 07/03/2013
Mayor George Ferguson will be the first 3 stop rider passenger at College Green on Thursday 7 March 2013
UWE Bristol and the University of Bristol have been working with Wessex buses to get fares down for Bristol passengers. Three stop journeys on all Wessex Red services will now cost just £1 with the new 3 stop rider fare.
- UWE Bristol included in University Alliance report 'Growing Global Graduates' - 04/03/2013
UWE Bristol's Graduate internship scheme has been highlighted in a University Alliance (UA) Report, 'Growing Global Graduates', published today showing how UA member universities are the destination of choice for international students whose priority is getting a good job.
International students whose main motivation is getting a good job are more likely to choose to study at Alliance universities, 24 of the UK's most innovative and enterprising universities. The report found that 87% of international students studying at Alliance universities are studying because they want to get a good job. This is compared to an average of 83%, at UK Universities overall, and in higher education globally.
- Patients with schizophrenia benefit from 'adherence therapy' - 01/03/2013
More than half of all patients suffering from schizophrenia do not take antipsychotic medication as prescribed, although this is essential for their effective treatment, according to research published today. The main preventable cause of poor symptom control and relapse results from patients not taking their medication as prescribed.
- UWE Bristol students sweep the board at RTS West of England Student Awards - 28/02/2013
Media Practice and Animation students from UWE Bristol have joined in with the magic of awards season after a successful evening at the recent Royal Television Society (RTS) West of England Student Awards.
The event held on the 24 February 2013 at the BBC building on Whiteladies Road was open to universities and colleges across the West of England. UWE Bristol was represented by five films across the three categories; factual, fiction and animated short film, which were directed, produced and edited by students studying on the BA Media Practice and BA Animation programmes.
- Turning the tide: a new vision for the Severn Estuary - 28/02/2013
Bristol Port, Regen SW and The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) will be hosting a conference at UWE Bristol in April to develop a sustainable approach to tidal energy generation on the Severn Estuary. The conference will bring together key decision makers and influencers from both sides of the Estuary and nationally.
- UWE Bristol backs city's bid to be European Green Capital 2015 - 27/02/2013
Bristol Mayor George Ferguson outlined his vision for the city as Europe's green capital at a business breakfast for 60 leading Bristol Businesses hosted by Clarke Wilmott on Wednesday 27 February.
Mayor Ferguson announced that UWE Bristol, (the University of the West of England, Bristol) had generously come forward as the premier sponsor of the Bristol bid. He said that this was a great example of partnership working between the city and the University. He encouraged businesses to join with the University to back the Bristol bid to become the European Green Capital in 2015, to contribute to the ideas and activities for 2015 and to pledge their support.
- Planning Minister Nick Boles and Bristol Mayor speak at UWE Event - 26/02/2013
The impact of house-building and planning on economic growth will come under the spotlight as politicians, including Planning Minister Nick Boles MP and Bristol Mayor George Ferguson, along with other expert speakers, debate the topic at a conference at UWE Bristol.
- New research reveals deep concern by police officers over Winsor - 25/02/2013
New research from UWE Bristol has revealed that over half of serving police officers who responded to a research survey, said that uncertainty within the police service was making them consider alternative forms of employment.
This is just one of the findings of new research carried out by academics at the University of the West of England commissioned by the Constables Central Committee of the Police Federation. The research, led by Dr James Hoggett revealed widespread concern amongst rank and file police officers about changes proposed in the Winsor Reviews and their long term impact on policing in the UK.
- UWE Bristol media facilities now amongst best in UK - 25/02/2013
New flagship media facilities and equipment at UWE Bristol are amongst the best in HE in the UK, bringing practical benefits to students and to their learning.
The recently opened state-of the-art facilities costing £2.2 million enable students studying creative industry courses to develop hands-on skills that will prepare them for the competitive world of work.
- Future Bristol website launches today! - 22/02/2013
Today sees the launch of a new website called Future Bristol aimed at exploring and communicating possible low carbon futures for Bristol, as part of the city's public engagement strategy for the 2015 European Green Capital bid.
- City Strata App poster wins prize at international conference - 21/02/2013
The City Strata 'Cinemapping' app, a collaboration between UWE Bristol's Digital Cultures Research Centre, Bristol City Council and creative technology company Calvium has recently won a poster prize at the Media | Communications and Cultural Studies Annual Conference in Derry.
- Getting married, moving house or retiring? How major life events impact on sustainable transport choices - 21/02/2013
Transport researchers at UWE Bristol have just been awarded a major ESRC grant aimed at finding the links between the most important life changes we experience and our travel choices.
- Look at these wrinkles! She's too old to be wearing that! - 21/02/2013
New research suggests 'Old Talk' is linked to negative body image in women
Previous body image research has revealed the negative effects of 'fat talk' in girls and young women, but new research suggests that the dissatisfaction with a woman's self-image may become more complex as she ages and move increasingly to a focus on age and 'old talk'.
- UWE takes part in £3.75m Innovation Voucher scheme to support South West SMEs - 20/02/2013
Small to medium sized companies in the South West can now get support to access UWE Bristol's expertise, helping them to innovate and grow. Under an exciting new European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) scheme, businesses can use subsidised vouchers to purchase academic support and research support from universities, colleges and public research bodies.
- UWE Architecture link will benefit Bristol - 18/02/2013
A new agreement between Bristol's Architecture Centre and UWE Bristol will benefit students and the city.
The University has recently signed a three year partnership agreement with the Architecture Centre. Under the agreement UWE will work with the Architecture Centre to develop and enrich its existing programme of exhibitions, lectures and other events; encourage public debate about the future development of Bristol and its region; and develop further the public outreach activities of both organisations.
- Public health heroes needed at the heart of government says UWE Bristol expert - 18/02/2013
In a heartfelt article published recently in the British Medical Journal, Professor Gabriel Scally from UWE Bristol highlights the vital need for 'an articulate and authoritative voice that can tell elected politicians the potential health implications of their actions and inactions.'
Professor Scally is the Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments, based at the University of the West of England. He joined UWE Bristol in 2011 after a long career working as Regional Director of Public Health in England.
- UWE Bristol gets ready to welcome Ibadan Vice-Chancellor - 15/02/2013
UWE Bristol is getting ready to welcome Professor Isaac Folorunso Adewole, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, who will be arriving at the Frenchay campus on Monday 18 February with his management team.
- UWE Bristol joins forces with BIME to improve life for people with disabilities - 14/02/2013
UWE Bristol and the Bath Institute of Medical Engineering (BIME) have recently announced a partnership bringing together UWE's expertise in information technology and medical engineering with BIME's practical experience of working with people who have healthcare problems. The five-year research project will develop smart technologies to support the health and wellbeing within a home environment.
- Digitally come dancing: UWE's creative partnerships win national arts funding - 13/02/2013
Collaborations in digital media and dance between UWE Bristol and leading arts organisations and technology partners in the West have just won funding from a prestigious national arts research programme.
One of the UWE collaborations is with Knowle West Media Centre (KWMC) and technology giant IBM. The second is with dance development agency Pavilion Dance South West and Mobile Pie, whose location-based gaming app encourages the public to geo-tag films of themselves dancing.
- UWE Bristol event to explore links between religion, spirituality and sexuality - 12/02/2013
A new book on contemporary religion and sexuality will be launched at UWE Bristol's Social Science in the | City event in Bristol on 22 February. The book is co-edited by Dr Stephen Hunt, Associate Professor, UWE, and Andrew Yip, Professor of Sociology at the University of Nottingham.
- Cosmic Comics' adventures bring space science to teens - 12/02/2013
Astronomy and space research are lifting off this week, with the launch of Cosmic Comics. Brainchild of Dr Emma Weitkamp, the creator of Science Comics from UWE Bristol, the project draws on the astronomy expertise of Professor Paul Roche of the University of Glamorgan and is brought to life by illustrator Dave Smith and the technical expertise of Charles Wilson of Tinopolis Interactive.
Cosmic Comics follows the adventures of three ordinary teenagers, who are given access to the fantastic facilities of the Faulkes Telescope South.
- New research on speech, language and communications needs for children published - 11/02/2013
The largest ever report on speech, language, communication needs (SLCN) has now been published by the Department for Education (DfE).
The three year Better Communication Research Programme funded by the DfE involved 10 research projects and the analysis of data from around 6,400 children, 560 parents, 600 speech and language therapists and 750 teachers/special educational needs coordinators.
- UWE Bristol student finishes as runner-up at the Urban Design Awards - 08/02/2013
Chris Evans, a Part 2 Architecture graduate from UWE Bristol, has finished as a runner-up in the student project category of the National Urban Design Awards 2013.
- European robots to compete in outdoor challenges - 06/02/2013
A new EU initiative will create an exciting new Grand Challenge for intelligent search and rescue robots.
euRathlon, is a three year project, funded by the European Commission, led by Professor Alan Winfield of UWE Bristol, with seven European partners.
Three competitions will see teams of robots and their designers go head to head in a series of demanding outdoor scenarios that mimic the real challenges of a disaster situation.
- Applications to UWE Bristol show a 3% rise - 06/02/2013
Applications to the UWE Bristol are showing a 3% rise in line with the national picture.
To date UWE Bristol has received some 28,867 new applications compared to 27,112 applications this time last year. Once those taking a gap year from the previous year are taken into account, applications are showing an 8% rise. The University still welcomes and encourages prospective students to apply via UCAS throughout the application cycle.
- UWE Bristol plays host to special educational needs sports event - 05/02/2013
UWE Bristol recently played host to a Special Educational Needs sport event;“SEN-DICE”; (DICE standing for the Paralympic values; determination, inspiration, courage, equality). The event; a collaboration between UWE Bristol's Sports Development team and Claremont School in Bristol; was funded through the UWE Better Together Fund, sponsored by Deloitte and granted the official 'Inspired by London 2012' logo.
- UWE Bristol law students stage mock courtroom event for school - 05/02/2013
UWE Bristol law students will be demonstrating their knowledge of international humanitarian law to a group of A level students from the City of Bristol College on Thursday 8 February.
The law students will be running a mock trial based on the trial of Thomas Lubanga at the International Criminal Court and the A level students will have the chance to take part as lawyers, witnesses, judges and jurors, giving them an insight into the workings of a courtroom.
- Tasty tie-up between UWE and The Bart Ingredient Company aims to increase product range - 05/02/2013
A new partnership signed between UWE Bristol and Bristol-based company The Bart Ingredient Company will lead to a wider product range, more efficient manufacturing and improved stock control.
The government supported Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) is worth £120,000 over a two-year period. KTPs involve a three-way link-up between a company, a University and a recent graduate to undertake a specific project.
- UWE celebrates Year of the Snake with food, dance and music - 04/02/2013
UWE Bristol is celebrating the Year of the Snake with events in Bristol and on campus.
UWE is sponsoring this year's Chinese New Year celebrations at two of Bristol's flagship museums. Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and M Shed are working with local people to put on an action-packed weekend programme of events to welcome the Year of the Snake on 9 and 10 February.
- Digital music: 28% is pirated - how the industry can fight back - 04/02/2013
New research estimates that 28% of digital music world-wide is pirated using illegal file-sharing. The findings shed light on financial difficulties in the music industry experienced by companies such as HMV.
Recently published results from ten countries showed the level of illegal downloads ranged from 14% in Germany to 44% in Spain.
- UWE Bristol gets ready to 'Feel Good' - 01/02/2013
February is the month to feel good at UWE Bristol. Students are getting ready to avail themselves of a number of health and wellbeing events organised as part of 'Feel Good February'.
Now in its seventh successful year, 'Feel Good February' is an opportunity for students and staff to focus on their health, fitness and wellbeing, by taking part in a range of activities and taster sessions.
- UWE Bristol Law students win 'Speaking Championship' in Cambodia - 01/02/2013
Three law students from UWE Bristol have just returned triumphant from Cambodia after winning the International Springboard-Kaplan English Speaking Championship 2013.
The event took place at Chatomok Convention Hall, Phnom Penh on 24 January 2013.
- UWE promotes better care and dignity for old and vulnerable people - 30/01/2013
To mark Dignity Action Day on 6 February 2013, UWE Bristol's Faculty of Health and Life Sciences is hosting an 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.
- New work placement opportunities for UWE Bristol law students - 29/01/2013
UWE's Bristol Institute of Legal Practice (BILP) is offering an exciting new work placement opportunity to students as part of a new collaboration with leading international law firm CMS McKenna.
UWE's best performing Civil Litigation and Property LPC (Legal Practice Course) students will be interviewed for the chance to join CMS McKenna's Bristol office in summer 2013 for a work placement.
- Adults with cleft lip or palate wanted for study of their experiences - 29/01/2013
A new study into the experience of adults who have a cleft lip/palate has just begun at UWE Bristol, aimed at improving the support available to them.
Growing up with a cleft lip/palate can pose a number of challenges for those affected and also for their families. Understanding the needs of adults is crucial in ensuring the right support is available throughout life, and for on-going service improvement.
- UWE Bristol sponsors female Atlantic rowing duo who aim to raise awareness of cervical cancer - 25/01/2013
See link to inspirational friend's video here
A graduate and a student from UWE Bristol will face the greatest challenge of their lives in December 2013, when they join the race to row 3000 nautical miles across the Atlantic in the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge.
- UWE Bristol graduates worked on animation for Oscar nominated 'Life of Pi' - 25/01/2013
UWE Bristol Animation Graduates Chang Woon Bing (Moon) and Monisha Banerjee comprised part of the 1,200 visual effects artists who worked on the multiple Oscar-nominated film Life of Pi.
- Secret City sells out screenings - 24/01/2013
A film by a current lecturer and former professor from UWE Bristol, that lifts the lid on the inner workings of the city of London, has sold out three screenings in Bristol and London.
Secret City was written by Lee Salter, Senior Lecturer in Journalism at UWE, and directed by Michael Channan, Professor of Film and Video at the University of Roehampton. The film uncovers the hidden history of the institutions at the heart of the economic crisis and shines a spot light on the complex relationships between these corporations, the Government, the Monarchy, the Church and Greater London, in terms of the global economy.
- UWE talent plays key role in Bristol Digital Week - 24/01/2013
26 January to 1 February 2013
UWE Bristol has been working with partners from the BBC and innovative organisations across the city to put on Digital Bristol Week, one of the largest free programmes of events, packed with training and workshops for people working in the creative sector.
- UWE transport professors join academic signatories in critical open letter to Secretary of State for Transport - 22/01/2013
Four transport professors from UWE Bristol have signed an open letter from 32 UK transport professors to the Secretary of State for Transport, raising their shared concerns about the current state of transport policy and investment in the UK. The letter has been uploaded to the Transport Planning Society website.
- UWE Bristol rises in latest Stonewall Index - 21/01/2013
UWE Bristol has risen more than 30 places in the annual Stonewall Workplace Equality Index to 45th position in 2013. Two other Universities are placed higher in this year's table with Cambridge in 11th place and Liverpool John Moore's in 28th. Other Bristol employers featured in the Top 100 are Environmental Agency in 11th (joint with Cambridge University) and Bristol City Council in 21st.
- UWE Bristol offers 3D printing to all students - 21/01/2013
UWE Bristol is leading the way amongst UK universities by making 3D printing technology available to all students by locating a 3D printer in the main university library.
It is believed to be the first 3D printer in an academic library in the UK. The new initiative is made possible through a donation from 3D Systems Limited.
3D print technology, also known as additive layer manufacturing, is a rapidly developing technology with applications in manufacturing, engineering and academic research. It is sometimes available to university students on relevant courses – such as creative product design or engineering courses. For example UWE Bristol already has 3D printers within the Faculty of Technology and in the leading Centre for Fine Print Research.
- Approval for Sainsbury's at Memorial means UWE Stadium will be built - 17/01/2013
Last night majority approval of 6 votes to 3 was given at City Hall at a meeting to discuss plans to build a Sainsbury's supermarket on the site of the current Memorial ground, the home of Bristol Rovers. The deal now gives Bristol Rovers the funding to build the stadium.
The approval means that, subject to Secretary of State sign off, the work will begin on the new UWE Stadium this summer.
- Tenner Tournament challenges UWE Bristol students and staff to 'grow money' for Deki microloan charity - 16/01/2013
Students and staff from UWE Bristol are being encouraged to take part in an unusual fundraising event, 'the Tenner Tournament', organised by Bristol based microloan charity Deki, that starts off with the charity donating a 'tenner' to those who agree to participate.
The challenge is to make as much money as possible from £10 in the month of February. The team or individual raising the most money with the initial £10 will win a prize of £250 in vouchers from Love2shop.
- When does an elephant become a dinosaur? - 15/01/2013
Music Technology students from UWE Bristol have been working in collaboration with the Natural History Museum on a series of six podcasts to highlight some of the exhibits in the Treasures Gallery at the museum. The team worked with podcast producer John Ruthven and Museum editor, Vicky Paterson.
- Bristol gives Australian pre-schoolers 'A Sound Start' - 14/01/2013
An innovative software tool for promoting speech development in young children designed by UWE Bristol and Frenchay Hospital is to be used in New South Wales Australia, where there is a shortage of speech therapists.
Bristol Speech and Language Therapy Research Unit (based at Frenchay Hospital), in partnership with Charles Sturt University in Australia and the University of Sydney, will use innovative technology to promote speech and pre-literacy skills in at-risk pre-schoolers.
- UWE Bristol launches specialist careers website for Chinese graduates - 14/01/2013
UK/China GradLink is the latest initiative from UWE Bristol set to help the 75,000 Chinese students in the UK access graduate job opportunities in China.
It is the only specialist careers website for Chinese students studying at universities across the UK, providing resources and advice to connect them with leading graduate employers in China.
- UWE Bristol Graphic Design students enjoy award success - 10/01/2013
UWE Bristol's Sophie Balch, Fanny Wacklin-Nilsson and Kathryn Evans-Prosser are the latest Graphic Design students to have their work recognised by London's top industry professionals.
At the world famous St Bride Library, in London, it was Sophie and Fanny's design industry-themed zine, Fond that beat off stiff industry competition to receive the accolade of 'Best in Show'.
- Laugh your way into the spring, says UWE Occupational Therapy Lecturer - 09/01/2013
With spring still feeling like a long way off, UWE Bristol's Alice Hortop explains that laughter, kindness and a simple smile are the easy things that can help to keep the winter blues at bay.
- Locative storytelling and interactive library projects win REACT funding - 09/01/2013
Two lecturers from UWE Bristol will each work with media industry partners on projects that will create exciting new ways of authoring and consuming literature through location based storytelling and transforming a library space into a beautiful interactive experience.
- Universities win major award to understand how 'hot zones' drive evolution of plant disease - 08/01/2013
UWE Bristol has teamed up with the Universities of Oxford and Reading to win a £500,000 grant to study ways of increasing crop yields by reducing disease.
The award from the Biotechnologies and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) enables researchers to build on recent discoveries about how disease spreads in bean plants. The 3-year project could result in developing new ways to prevent diseases in this valuable food crop.
- Creative courses at UWE Bristol given industry stamp of approval - 03/01/2013
A number of exciting and creative courses at UWE Bristol have recently had confirmed accreditation from Creative Skillset, the industry body which supports skills and training for people and businesses to ensure the UK creative industries maintain their world class position.
- Should students take 'smart' drugs? - 03/01/2013
UWE Bristol experts are joining in a debate to investigate and discuss the ethics associated with the recent increase in taking of smart drugs by students. The event will take place at the Watershed in Bristol on 9 January 2013 from 18.30 until 20:00.