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December

November

  • 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.

October

September

August

  • 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

    http://www.thespaceuk.com/

    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 phone lines open early to offer Clearing advice - 12/08/2013

    Help is on hand for students who want to start an undergraduate course at UWE Bristol - even if they do not yet have a place.

    UWE phone lines will be open from 07.00 on A-level results day - Thursday 15 August - to give advice.

  • 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.

July

  • '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.

June

May

  • 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.

April

  • 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

    Arnolfini

    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.

March

February

  • 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.

January

  • 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.

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