- UWE graduate works on BBC's ground-breaking new documentary - 24/12/2014
UWE Bristol graduate, James Dalby, recently finished working as an Edit Assistant on the BBC's ground-breaking new natural history documentary, The Snow Wolf Family and Me, which will be aired on BBC2 on 29 and 30 December at 21:00.
- UWE's world-leading research increases by 170% - 18/12/2014
The volume of world-leading research at UWE Bristol (the University of the West of England, Bristol) has gone up by 170%, according to the results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 out today.
- Students volunteer to make Bristol Greenest Capital - 18/12/2014
Bristol's universities are joining forces to make an impact of over £1 million on the city's economy whilst making positive and sustainable environmental changes during Bristol 2015 European Green Capital.
Thousands more students will engage in voluntary work with a combined total of 100,000 extra volunteering hours next year.
- UWE Bristol students named in most influential Bristolians under 24 - 17/12/2014
Three UWE Bristol students have been included in Rife Magazine's 24 Most Influential Bristolians under 24.
Anna-May Richards, Silas Adekunle and Rhys Buchanan appear on the list in the Green, Technology and Media categories, respectively.
- UWE Bristol unveils new £13m student accommodation - Wallscourt Park Residences - 16/12/2014
First year students at UWE Bristol are experiencing the benefits of the new £13m townhouse style accommodation on Frenchay Campus. Wallscourt Park Residences, will be officially launched at an opening ceremony on Wednesday 17 December 2014 by Vice-Chancellor, Professor Steve West.
- 3D printed hand wins award - 11/12/2014
Open Bionics founder Joel Gibbard has won a prosthetic innovation award from The Limbless Association for his work developing 3D printed robotic hands for amputees.
- UWE Music Research Developed into Commercial Mi.Mu Gloves - 10/12/2014
The first commercially available Mi.Mu Gloves, based on original research by an academic from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), will be delivered to end-users at an official launch event this Friday, which will mark a significant transition from musician-computer interaction research and development to high-tech consumer product.
- UWE expert available for commentary on US Government report on CIA use of torture during the War on Terror - 10/12/2014
Expert in criminal justice, Professor Phil Rumney, is available for commentary on the US Senate report on the CIA's use of torture during the War on Terror.
- UWE's Digital Cultures Research Centre launches cookbook of recipes for creating new tech platforms - 10/12/2014
How can a hop, skip and a jump unlock a story?
How could the spirits of a place send you a text?
What would it be like to have a social media pet?
Anyone who has ever asked a question like this needs The Pervasive Media Cookbook – a collection of tech recipes where designers, engineers, artists and performers create new platforms to deliver art, entertainment and education to new audiences in new ways.
- UWE mental health expert helps produce new dementia guidelines - 09/12/2014
A UWE Bristol professor in mental health is one of the key experts behind a new care pathway and Guide to Psychosocial Interventions in Dementia launched recently by the British Psychological Society.
Professor Richard Cheston is a clinical psychologist who worked with colleagues from five NHS Trusts to produce the documents which bring together current research and best practice in psychosocial care.
- Mayor gains insight into UWE's health teaching and research at question time - 08/12/2014
Bristol's mayor, George Ferguson, will host his next public question time at UWE Bristol's Glenside Campus in Stapleton on 10 December from 19.00.
The event is independently chaired by Robin Hambleton, Professor of City Leadership at UWE.
Glenside is UWE Bristol's Campus for Health studies, and before the question time event, George Ferguson will have a private tour to gain insight into some of the latest technology used in training the next generation of health care professionals.
- Film and Media Students develop heritage app Celebrating 150 years of Clifton Suspension Bridge - 08/12/2014
Bridge Tales is available for free download from Apple Store and Google Play from 8 December.
Would you like to explore Clifton Suspension Bridge's stone abutments? Or discover the rare Bristol Onion, a plant that can only be found, in the UK, at the Avon Gorge? Now visitors to Bristol's most iconic landmark, can discover the stories of its history, surroundings and the people who use it through a new free heritage app for smartphones developed by a team of UWE Bristol film and media students on work placement with the Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust.
- New research will help robots know their limits - 08/12/2014
A team of UK researchers is embarking on a collaborative project to ensure that the autonomous robots we build in the future will be safer, making decisions that are ethical and follow legislation on robotics.
Robots that can think and act without human intervention are moving from fiction to reality. The nuclear, aerospace, manufacturing and agricultural industries are starting to develop autonomous systems that can carry out tasks that are either too difficult or too dangerous for humans, while driverless cars are already with us.
- Leading experts debate the future of criminal justice - 03/12/2014
The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) in partnership with the Prison Reform Trust will today (Wednesday 3 December 2014) host a one day conference on the future direction of the criminal justice system at the Watershed in Bristol.
The conference follows the recent launch of a report by the Prison Reform Trust which highlights the impact of drastic staff and budget cuts on safety, decency and rehabilitation behind bars.
- VENTURER consortium to test driverless cars in Bristol region - 03/12/2014
The VENTURER consortium has secured funding from Innovate UK to test driverless cars in the Bristol region. This appointment follows today's Autumn statement announcement to make the UK a world centre for the testing and development of this new technology.
- Low body confidence thwarts girls' and women's work and education aspirations - says new report - 03/12/2014
New report by Centre for Appearance Research and AnyBody reveals low body confidence is thwarting girls' and women's confidence and aspirations in education and the workplace.
'Costing the Invisible' report is an urgent call to challenge the economic and psychological costs of low body confidence.
- Student volunteers take action to preserve green spaces - 28/11/2014
UWE Bristol student volunteers have started a new project 'GreenSpace' which aims to support green sites local to Frenchay campus. They will be focusing on two areas of woodland, Splatts Abbey Wood in South Gloucestershire and Sims Hill Community Woodland, on the Bristol side of campus.
- UWE Bristol bring Robots vs Animals to Bristol Zoo - 28/11/2014
To view photos from the event, please visit the gallery on the UWE Bristol Flickr pages.
Local schools had the chance to interact with live animals and real robots as part of a project organised by the Science Communication Unit at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) during EU Robotics Week.
- Creativity can boost UK prosperity, says CEO of Creative England - 26/11/2014
4 December 2014, The Watershed at 18:00
What links Christopher Columbus, Punk Rock, and the banking industry? Creative enterprise – something that Creative England CEO Caroline Norbury will argue should be at the heart of economic thinking.
- Animation interns celebrate Children's BAFTA film nomination for Disney film with Arthur Cox - 26/11/2014
Animation graduates from UWE Bristol are delighted that 'Nina needs to Go' a film they worked on with a team from BAFTA winning animation studio Arthur Cox in Bristol, was recently nominated for a British Academy Children's Award.
- UK facility to encourage robotic innovation in industry is launched - 25/11/2014
A new initiative to encourage and support the take up of robotics technology within industry across Europe is being launched at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) on Wednesday 26 November.
The Robotics Innovation Facility (RIF) based at BRL is part of the ECHORD++ project, a €20 million initiative funded by the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development. There are three RIFs in Europe. The Bristol RIF is the lead institution - the other two RIFs are based at SSSA, Pisa in Italy, and CEA, Paris in France.
- UWE Bristol award Honorary Degree to Dr Deborah Evans - 24/11/2014
Dr Deborah Evans has been awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science in recognition of her significant contribution in the field of health.
The Honorary Degree was conferred at the Awards Ceremony of the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences on Wednesday 26 November 2014 at Bristol Cathedral.
- UWE Bristol award Honorary Degree to Dr Peter Hargreaves - 24/11/2014
Dr Peter Hargreaves is to be awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration in recognition of his exceptional business leadership and in particular his contribution to business leadership across Bristol and the City Region.
The Honorary Degree will be conferred at the Awards Ceremony of the Faculty of Business and Law on Monday 24 November 2014 at Bristol Cathedral.
- UWE Bristol award Honorary Degree to John Laycock - 24/11/2014
John Laycock is to be awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Education in recognition of his significant contribution to education.
The Honorary Degree will be conferred at the Awards Ceremony of the Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Educationon Thursday 27 November 2014 at Bristol Cathedral.
- UWE Bristol award honorary degree to Dr Colin Skellett - 24/11/2014
Dr Colin Skellett is to be awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Engineering in recognition of his exceptional business leadership and services to the charity WaterAid.
The Honorary Degree will be conferred at the Awards Ceremony of the Faculty of Environment and Technology on Tuesday 25 November 2014 at Bristol Cathedral.
- Report shows there is space for at least 1 million new homes on brownfield sites in England - 24/11/2014
Launch of CPRE report From Wasted Spaces to Living Spaces: the availability of Brownfield Land for Development in England
A new report - From Wasted Spaces to Living Spaces: the Availability of Brownfield Land for Housing Development in England - prepared for the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) by a research team from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) shows that there is potential for at least one million new homes on brownfield sites in England.
- How can we change urban society for the better? UWE Bristol leadership expert to reveal in new book - 24/11/2014
Cities are often seen as helpless victims in a global flow of events and many view growing inequality in cities as inevitable. In a new book, Leading the Inclusive City: Place-based Innovation for a Bounded Planet, published by Policy Press, Robin Hambleton, Professor of City Leadership in the Centre for Sustainable Planning and Environments at UWE Bristol rejects this gloomy prognosis.
- Is cross-border human egg donation [im]moral? - 20/11/2014
Social Science in the City – the Watershed, 20 November 2014 Bristol 18:00 to 20:00
Is cross border human egg donation (im)moral? This topical question will be debated tonight, 20 November 2014, at the Watershed in Bristol, at a special UWE Bristol Social Science in the City event. The evening will be hosted by Dr Michael Nahman and Dr Christien Van den Anker
- UWE 3D print researchers in National Gallery link-up - 20/11/2014
Researchers from UWE Bristol's Centre for Fine Print Research are celebrating a three-year link-up with the National Gallery, London.
The Collaborative Doctoral Award, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, is aimed at finding ways of using 2.5 and 3D printing and scanning technology to assist in conservation of works of art and public engagement.
- Reaching new heights; Reach Robotics shines at Pitch@Palace - 20/11/2014
Silas Adekunle from Reach Robotics, a start-up business based in the Technology Business Incubator at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), has been named as the runner-up in the People's Choice category at Pitch@Palace competition, held at St James's Palace and hosted by HRH The Duke of York.
Silas has also been selected as one of the entrepreneurs to visit Saudi Arabia to attend the sister Pitch@Palace competition, at the King Abdullah Economic City on 20 November.
- UWE Bristol supports 'Baby Buddy' - 19/11/2014
Smartphone ownership in the UK is increasing dramatically, with over 80 per cent of 16-24 year olds from lower socio-economic groups owning one. Now the parenting charity, Best Beginnings has created Baby Buddy, a new free mobile phone app aimed at the younger mother who according to research, is less likely than older parents to access maternity care early in pregnancy, to keep appointments and attend any form of antenatal education.
- Calling employers: UWE £1500 graduate internship schemes now open - 18/11/2014
Employers who are interested in recruiting a recent UWE graduate can take advantage of two salary-subsidy internship schemes run by UWE Bristol.
The UWE Graduate Internships Scheme provides match-funding and support to employers of any size for UWE graduates who graduated in 2014.
- Helen Lloyd Wildman joins UWE Bristol as new Deputy Vice-Chancellor - 17/11/2014
The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has appointed Helen Lloyd Wildman as Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer.
Professor Steve West welcomed Helen's appointment by saying, “We are very excited that we have secured Helen for the UWE Bristol senior team. She brings a wealth of experience that will prove invaluable to us as we work towards delivery of the 2020 strategy.”
- Help Project Zulu to wow UK audiences in 2015 - 13/11/2014
Project Zulu, a charity started by students and staff at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), has another campaign to bring a group of talented young performers from Sithobelumthetho Primary School South Africa to the UK for three weeks during the autumn in 2015.
- UWE Bristol hosts Ann Francke, Chief Executive Officer, CMI - 11/11/2014
Ann Francke, Chief Executive Officer, CMI, is the latest speaker to address the business community at the Bristol Distinguished Address Series (BDAS).
Good management achieves growth and productivity, boosts employee engagement and wellbeing, and attracts and retains talent. So why is that 80% of UK employees think their manager sets a bad example and 72% of UK organisations say they lack good management and leadership? Ann Francke will address these issues in a lecture entitled; 'Stop Managing. Start Achieving. Why Management Needs a Makeover'.
- Next level; UWE Bristol installs cutting edge Avid S6 - 10/11/2014
UWE Bristol is the first educational establishment to give students access to an Avid S6 – the new generation of control surfaces used in professional audio recording and production.
The control desks have only just hit the market place and are being greeted with enthusiasm by the industry. Local post production houses in Bristol have been installing the S6 into their dubbing and mixing theatres, and the installation of the same equipment at the University will provide students with an opportunity to use and understand industry leading equipment before entering the professional world.
- Molecular breakthrough suggests a new treatment avenue to halt the spread of prostate cancer - 10/11/2014
Scientists believe a new treatment, shown to be effective in mice, could halt the growth of tumours in patients with prostate cancer.
Pioneering research, by academics at the Universities of Bristol, Nottingham and the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), shows that a specific compound can inhibit the activity of a molecule which is key to how tumours form new blood vessels. The vessels are essential for the cancer cells to survive and multiply.
- UWE Bristol exhibit at national celebration of Bioscience research - 10/11/2014
University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) scientists have been invited to celebrate the 20 year anniversary for the Biotechnology and Biosciences Research Council (BBSRC) at the Great British Bioscience Festival from 14 to 16 November.
This free festival is accessible for all and will be the culmination of a year-long programme of activities marking BBSRC's 20th anniversary – bringing together 20 exciting exhibits from world-leading bioscience research groups based in the UK.
- New research into value of design sector in Bristol and Bath economy is launched - 07/11/2014
A new research project will examine the use of design in businesses and public sector organisations in Bristol and Bath, as well as seeking to understand its contribution to the creative economy in the region.
- Leading in Times of Uncertainty and Complexity – launch event for new Bristol Leadership Centre - 07/11/2014
Leading in Times of Uncertainty and Complexity – launch event for new Bristol Leadership Centre
Thursday 13 November 2014, 17:00 at Leigh Court.
Register for this event. Follow @UWEleadership on Twitter.
Effective and responsible leadership are amongst the most highly valued, yet elusive, processes within contemporary society. Recent crises in public and private sector organisations demonstrate the benefits of good and the perils of poor leadership practice. Whilst there may be agreement about the need for better leadership, however, how this is developed, understood and sustained remains a topic of much debate.
- 3D printed robotic hand wins international prize - 05/11/2014
Open Bionics, a business based in Bristol Robotics Laboratory's Technology Business Incubator, has been awarded second place and $200,000 at Intel's Make it Wearable Challenge.
Founder Joel Gibbard and colleague Sammy Payne pitched their affordable, 3D printed prosthetic hand to a panel of judges at the final of the global competition held in San Francisco.
- UWE Bristol team create a Silver Rose - 04/11/2014
Dr Liz Lane, Senior Lecturer in Music Technology, Composition and Performance at UWE Bristol, has been commissioned by Bristol City Council to compose a new work which will be conducted by Ian Holmes, Director of the UWE Centre for Performing Arts.
- Reach Robotics to compete in final of Pitch@Palace competition - 03/11/2014
Silas Adekunle from Reach Robotics, a start-up business based in the Business Technology Incubator at the Bristol | Robotics Laboratory(BRL), will compete in the second Pitch@Palace competition at St James's Palace hosted by HRH The Duke of York on Wednesday 5 November.
- UWE Bristol hosts Sir Charlie Mayfield, Chairman, John Lewis Partnership - 03/11/2014
Sir Charlie Mayfield, Chairman, John Lewis Partnership is the latest speaker to address the business community at the Bristol Distinguished Executive Address Series (BDEAs).
His talk will address how technology is changing the workplace.
- Design an animal-inspired robot competition - 03/11/2014
The Science Communication Unit at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is working with Bristol Robotics Laboratory and Bristol Zoo Gardens to inspire young people to have a go at designing robots inspired by animals.
- Joel Gibbard of Open Bionics named Founder of the Year at SPARKies - 31/10/2014
Joel Gibbard of Open Bionics, has been named Founder of the Year at The SPARKies award put on by TechSparkUK. The award was announced last night at the SPARKies awards ceremony at Komedia in Bath, as part of Bath Digital Festival.
- Open Bionics pitching in US to win £500k at Intel Make it Wearable competition - 31/10/2014
On Saturday 1 November Open Bionics founder Joel Gibbard will pitch his 3D printed prosthetic hand to a panel of judges in San Francisco, in a bid to win the coveted Intel Make it wearable prize. The judging panel will include Venus Williams and the chairs of Nike, Best Buy, and Louis Vuitton, in a bid to win $500,000.
- Does social media use impact on body image amongst young people? - 30/10/2014
Study seeks participants for first ever in depth research into body image and social media use; 'Appearance matters on Facebook: Young people, body image and the Internet'
- Open Bionics founder, Joel Gibbard named Young Design Engineer of the Year - 29/10/2014
The British Engineering Excellence Awards have honoured Open Bionics founder, Joel Gibbard with the prestigious award of Young Design Engineer of the Year at a recent ceremony in London.
- Leadership and the city: how an elected mayor has improved visibility - 29/10/2014
Having a directly elected mayor in Bristol has led to a huge increase in the visibility of leadership in the city, according to a unique study which has gauged public opinion before and after the creation of the new mayoral system.
- UWE gets planning go-ahead for new Business and Law building - 29/10/2014
The new state-of-the art building for the Faculty of Business and Law at UWE Bristol is one step closer having just got the go-ahead from South Gloucestershire Council planners. Detailed planning consent was granted on 27 October 2014.
- Professor Jane Harrington appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor at UWE Bristol - 27/10/2014
The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has appointed Professor Jane Harrington to the role of Deputy Vice-Chancellor.
Professor Harrington has worked at UWE Bristol for many years and has held management roles at all levels within the Faculty of Business and Law.
- Calling the brightest and most dedicated nursing and midwifery students of today - 27/10/2014
Nursing charity Cavell Nurses' Trust is inviting applications for its annual student scholarship awards, which have now opened for 2014-15.
Dr Rachel Sales, Associate Head of Nursing and Midwifery and Learning and Teaching Fellow at the University of the West of England is joining the eminent judging panel for the first time.
- How can we improve the way we communicate with people diagnosed with Alzheimer's? - 27/10/2014
A professor from the University of the West of England is seeking participants for a survey that aims to inform and eventually improve how the diagnosis of dementia is communicated.
The study is led by UWE Bristol, working in collaboration with researchers from the University of Southampton, and is funded by the Alzheimer's Society.
- UWE Bristol hosts Stephen Varley: Chairman and Managing Partner, EY - 21/10/2014
The Bristol Distinguished Address Series
Date: Thursday 23 October 2014
Venue: Bristol City Hall
Register for this event
Stephen Varley, UK Chairman and Managing Partner UK&I, EY is the latest speaker to address the business community at the Bristol Distinguished Address Series.
- UWE Bristol student becomes number 1 squash player in the world - 21/10/2014
UWE Bristol student, Mohamed Elshorbagy, has topped the Professional Squash Association's (PSA) World Rankings, following his victory at the 2014 Delaware Investments US Open in Philadelphia.
Mohamed is based in Bristol whilst studying for his MSc in Finance at the University of the West of England, and is currently on a scholarship through UWE's High Performance Athlete Programme, which supports top performing athletes across all sports.
- Bristol Robotics Lab start-ups make royal pitch - 20/10/2014
Three new start-up tech businesses based in the Bristol Robotics Lab (BRL) will be taking their innovative ideas to the Pitch@Palace Bootcamp today, The Duke of York's acclaimed initiative to support entrepreneurs.
Reach Robotics, (Silas Adekunle), Dawn Robotics (Alan Broun), and OmniDynamics (David Graves) are three start-up companies based in the Technology Business Incubation Unit in BRL that have been chosen for the Pitch@palace competition Bootcamp taking place on Monday 20 October.
- From Bristol to Trondheim – summer internship inspires Architect student - 20/10/2014
From teaching herself web design to trying her hand at Norwegian, a 16 week summer internship at UWE Bristol has equipped March Architecture student, Sophie Jarzebowski, with new skills, new contacts and new opportunities as she returns to her studies.
- Report cites UWE Bristol as 'progressive' in driving economic growth in the West - 17/10/2014
A national report by the City Growth Commission has cited the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) as 'pioneering progressive practices' in driving economic growth by encouraging entrepreneurialism amongst students and through the way it works with employers to embed job ready skills into the curriculum and through internship opportunities.
- UWE green intern boosts Bristol hotel's energy-saving credentials - 14/10/2014
Recent UWE Bristol graduate James Rogers has put local hotel Berwick Lodge on track to an energy-saving future after spending a month there as a green intern.
- UK universities embrace sustainability in the curriculum with new guidelines - 14/10/2014
New guidelines developed for UK Higher Education institutions aim to create a framework for sustainability within the curricula of universities and bring together the considerable efforts establishments are already making.
Education for sustainable development: guidance for UK higher Education Providers was developed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), working in partnership with the Higher Education Academy (HEA) through an expert advisory group chaired by Professor James Longhurst of UWE Bristol.
- Meet the Employers: UWE Careers Fair is back and bigger than ever - 14/10/2014
The UWE Bristol "Meet the Employers" Careers Fair is returning to theExhibition and Conference Centre (ECC). This year the event will run across two days, with the Construction and Property Fair taking place on Tuesday 14 October and the Graduate Jobs and Placement Fair being held on Wednesday 15 October.
- We Live in Curious Times - award success for Graphic Design publication at ISTD International Typographic Awards - 10/10/2014
Students and staff on BA(Hons)Graphic Design have been awarded a Certificate of Excellence for their course publication – We Live in Curious Times at the recent ISTD International Typographic Awards.
- UWE planning graduate wins national award from RTPI for study - 08/10/2014
Jennifer Angus, a graduate from UWE Bristol's MSc in Urban Planning, has received a prestigious award from the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).
Jennifer's thesis was selected as the winning entry in the Excellence in Spatial Planning Research student category.
- UWE lawyer takes part in 'wild law' event to save marine life from destruction - 07/10/2014
Tom Appleby from UWE's Environmental Law Unit will be speaking at the UK Environmental Law Association meeting Wild Law: Saving the Marine Environment on 23 October in London. The meeting brings together experts on the legal steps needed to preserve life in the seas.
The event will be held at international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills and will be simultaneously screened at UWE.
- New Chair for CBI South West - 06/10/2014
The new Chair of the CBI South West has been announced as Steve West, the Vice Chancellor of the University of the West of England. He replaces Graham Cole of AugustaWestland who has held the role for the last two years. Steve will support CBI member companies in the region, and will represent the area's business leaders on key policy and regulatory issues.
- Wanted: Young people aged 12-17 to test an online programme for those with appearance concerns - 06/10/2014
The Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) at UWE Bristol is looking for young people aged 12 – 17 to take part in a study testing out a new support programme for those with a condition that affects their appearance.
- Prostate Cancer UK and UWE team up to offer online prostate cancer care advice for health professionals - 06/10/2014
UWE Bristol and Prostate Cancer UK have launched a new online, interactive learning resource for healthcare professionals working with prostate cancer patients, to help them support men living with and after the disease.
Through the resource healthcare professionals will be able to access virtual patient scenarios on a range of key subjects, from supporting men through erectile dysfunction and sex after prostate cancer, to end of life care. These scenarios have been developed within UChoose, a platform for interactive case-based learning created by UWE.
- Three projects from UWE Bristol win funding in latest REACT Play Sandbox - 03/10/2014
Digitally enhanced swings, intelligent toys and a flat pack cinema are three of the six latest REACT Play Sandbox projects announced today that involve collaborations between academics from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and creative businesses.
- Cary Comes Home - UWE Bristol supports first festival for Bristol screen icon - 03/10/2014
Vintage clothing, red carpets and paparazzi, students and staff from UWE Bristol are helping to recreate some old style Hollywood glamour in bringing Bristol's favourite son, Cary Grant back to our screens at the Bristol Hippodrome, as part of a two day festival in the city, Cary Grant Comes Home For The Weekend (11-12 October 2014).
UWE Bristol is a major festival sponsor, working with The Bristol Hippodrome and Watershed to host this inaugural festival celebrating how Bristol-born, Archie Leach changed his name and his fortunes to become internationally famous film star Cary Grant, yet never forgot his Bristol roots. The event includes talks, tours, cocktails and film-making challenge.
- Inaugural lecture on the financial crisis and white collar crime - 02/10/2014
Professor Nicholas Ryder from the University of the West of England will deliver his inaugural Lecture 'The Financial Crisis and White Collar Crime' on Wednesday 8 October 2014 at The Street Café, S Block, Frenchay Campus 18:30- 20:30.
- Are you someone whose work has taken you away from home? - 24/09/2014
Researchers from the Centre for Transport at UWE Bristol are looking to talk to members of the public whose working life regularly takes them away from home, to different parts of the country or across different time zones.
Family Rituals 2.0 is a research project that is investigating the work-life balance of people who have to travel away from home with their work, and how people are using digital technology to connect to home.
- Active bystanders: UWE encourages students to take steps to prevent violence or abuse - 24/09/2014
UWE Bristol is today (Wednesday 24 September) launching a new programme to encourage all students to stand up against violence or sexual abuse in their community.
Called The Intervention Initiative, it is a free resource with an educational toolkit to be used by universities and colleges for the prevention of sexual coercion and domestic abuse in university settings.
- Bristol's research celebrated across the city - 23/09/2014
From noon until midnight, brain cells will be buzzing across Bristol on Friday 26 September 2014 as the city's research is showcased to the public on Bristol Bright Night, joining over 300 cities across Europe in this annual celebration.
- Fashion graduate helps 'reclaim pink' - 17/09/2014
An image created by Nia Samuel-Johnson, a UWE Bristol Fashion graduate, has been included as the lead image in a recent article in the influential Life and Style section of the Guardian.
- Silence is golden: new study explores the meanings of introversion in management education - 16/09/2014
Researchers from UWE Bristol are beginning an innovative study about introversion in Management Learning, Leadership, and the Teaching of Business Studies.
The project is led by Eda Ulus (Senior Lecturer), and Inge Aben, (Lecturer) in Organisation Studies in the Faculty of Business and Law at UWE, who are passionate about exploring introversion in a variety of learning and management contexts.
- UWE Bristol sponsors festival showcasing the best of North Somerset - 12/09/2014
The 'Made in North Somerset Festival', now in its fourth year, is a three week celebration of local food, drink, art and craft events which will take place at a host of venues across North Somerset, many not normally open to the public.
The festival, which takes place every autumn, is co-ordinated by the Economic Development Service at North Somerset Council and is sponsored this year by UWE Bristol. The primary aim of the festival is to showcase the host of high quality producers in North Somerset; from the artisan to those now exporting worldwide and everything in between.
- Robotics start up in final of Lloyds Bank Enterprise Awards - 12/09/2014
A company based at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) has reached the national final of the Lloyds Bank Enterprise award for graduates, after winning the regional heat in Exeter this week. The competition, now in its third year, offers the winning venture a first prize of £50,000.
- Sporting talent celebrated in new Wall of Fame at UWE Bristol - 09/09/2014
Rower Pete Reed (Double Olympic Gold medallist); Footballer Stef Oliver (Republic of Ireland International);Squash player Mohammed el-Shorbagy (PSA World No.3) and current student Rory Kavanagh (World Championship Bronze medallist in Karate - (Kumite) are just four of the 29 athletes whose achievements are to be celebrated on the Centre for Sport's new Wall of Fame.
- UWE Bristol welcomes 6,000 new students this weekend - 09/09/2014
The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is about to welcome some 6,000 new students onto its campuses.
The UWE Bristol Welcome Weekend is an important date in the University calendar and this year looks to be one of the biggest and best with a host of activities lined up for students in addition to the usual help on moving-in days.
- Future cities play as hard as they work: UWE collaborates on conference exploring playful approaches to urban spaces - 09/09/2014
How to use playfulness to connect people to each other and to the places they live and work in will be explored at a two-day conference at the Watershed, Bristol on 10 and 11 September. Called Making the City Playable, the conference is convened by Watershed, the Festival of Ideas and UWE Bristol's Digital Cultures Research Centre (DCRC).
- Unique international careers portal Gradlink UK nominated for a Times Higher award - 05/09/2014
A unique international careers website called GradLink UK, developed at the University of the West of England, has been nominated for a Times Higher Education Award for Outstanding Employer Engagement.
- Prosthetic hand project in global finals of Intel Make it Wearable competition - 05/09/2014
An idea to significantly reduce the cost of prosthetic limbs using rapid prototyping technology has reached the global final of the Make it Wearable Competition, run by Intel.
Joel Gibbard and Sammy Payne of Open Bionics, which is based in the incubator at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), submitted a video explaining their idea for a robotic prosthetic hand that will cost less than £600 to make.
- UWE seminars input into national 'nudge' policies on obesity, sustainability and online security - 04/09/2014
UWE Bristol is bringing together top national speakers, researchers and policy makers in a new approach to explore ways of tackling major societal issues like obesity.
The next in a series of nine seminars on behaviour change organised by UWE's Bristol Social Marketing Centre is being held in London on 11 September. It will focus on obesity, food and physical activity.
- Marketing research seeks to impact the 'client agency' working relationship - 03/09/2014
Workshop for clients on getting more out of creative agencies
24 September 2014, 9:00-13:00, Paintworks, Bristol
For more information please visit the Chartered Institute of Marketing
Research conducted by UWE Bristol academics into the relationship between clients and creative agencies has resulted in a series of workshop events designed to examine and improve the fundamentals of the working partnership.
- UWE VC takes part in the Ice Bucket Challenge - 29/08/2014
Professor Steve West, UWE Vice-Chancellor, was nominated to take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge by the UWE Students Union. Ever game to join in and help a good cause Steve West is pictured here drenching himself with a plastic bin filled with ice cold water. The challenge that is currently going viral on social media is all in a good cause to raise funds for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
- UWE research shows over half of shared-path users frustrated by the actions of others - 27/08/2014
Over half of Bristol and Bath Railway Path users reported being frustrated by the actions of other pedestrians and cyclists on the day they were surveyed, according to the findings of research presented at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) international conference in London.
- Student's search for 'real' World Cup mascot in Brazil - 27/08/2014
UWE Bristol MA Wildlife Filmmaking student, Cesar Leite, spent his summer searching the undergrowth of the Cerrado Savannahs, hoping to catch a glimpse of the illusive and rare three-banded Armadillo on camera.
For his documentary Armadillo: the wild ball, Cesar returned to his native Brazil to question the knowledge of the countries football fans in relation to their World Cup mascot, before journeying into the wilds of Central Brazil in search of the timid creature.
- Identifying long-distance threats – new 3D technology could improve CCTV images - 27/08/2014
A new government-funded study aims to develop 3D imaging technology to make it easier to identify suspicious objects from a long way off.
The research forms a continuation of the link-up between UWE Bristol's Centre for Machine Vision, part of the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, and Aralia Systems Ltd, and is funded by the UK's innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board.
- UWE students run summer pop-up shop in Bedminster - 19/08/2014
10am - 4pm Monday - Friday 123 East Street, Bedminster
Enterprising students from UWE Bristol have made the most of their summer break by turning an empty shop in Bedminster's East Street into a pop-up shop open until 31 August.
They have gone into partnership with local businesses and the community, to provide affordable products and services unavailable locally. For the first two weeks there was Bambini Hub, providing kids' activities such as making cup animals, tutus and musical instruments or face painting. This week and next week there is a specialist bike and repair shop.
- Beyond Human – UWE Bristol graduate explores super senses of animal world for new BBC series - 19/08/2014
MSc Science Communication graduate and biologist, Patrick Aryee, in his first presenting role will reveal how animals sense their world in ways far beyond our human capabilities, in the first of a three part series – Beyond Human – to be broadcast on BBC Two on Tuesday 19 August at 21.00.
Produced by the Bristol-based Natural History Unit, Patrick and co-presenter, physicist Helen Czerski, take science out of the lab, travelling five continents to conduct an array of demonstrations and experiments out in the wild to reveal the amazing 'super senses' of the animal world.
- Out of this world – UWE Bristol Physiotherapy graduate secures internship at the European Space Agency - 15/08/2014
Rosalind West, a newly qualified BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy graduate from UWE Bristol has recently returned from putting her skills to the test, as part of the Space Medicine Office Team, on a prestigious three month internship at the European Space Agency (ESA) in Cologne, Germany.
- Two UWE Bristol researchers amongst world's leading scientific minds - 15/08/2014
Two scientists from the University of the West of England have been listed in a report called 'Highly Cited Researchers 2014' that highlights 3,200 of the world's leading scientific minds.
- Clearing is changing, says UWE Bristol admissions chief - 11/08/2014
Clearing is changing and begins much earlier than it used to, according to Jo Midgley, Director of Student and Partnerships Services at UWE Bristol.
“UWE gets enquiries from June onwards as students are using it as an opportunity to find a University and a course which truly matches their ambitions and career aspirations. Students contacting UWE are well researched and keen to find courses which combine real academic underpinning with experience and practice as they believe this will provide them with the best opportunity to find the jobs they want after graduation,” she said.
- Crowdfunding successes for BRL robotics start-ups top £100k - 04/08/2014
Three start-up robotics businesses, based in theTechnology Business Incubator at Bristol Robotics Lab (BRL) have raised over £100k in crowdfunding to help get their innovative ideas off the ground - and the next company is already planning a campaign.
- Project Zulu plans expand as more UWE students visit South Africa - 04/08/2014
Plans for Project Zulu, a project lead by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), are set to expand to embrace more South African Schools and a dream of bringing a choir to sing before one of the matches during the Rugby World cup in 2015.
The precursor to this is a cultural placement for 12 UWE teaching students to visit and work with six schools in the South African province of Madadeni in Kwazulu – Natal, who leave the UK this week for a working placement for six weeks.
- UWE Bristol Graduate unlocks secret to better golf - 01/08/2014
Dr Nicky Lumb, a UWE Bristol PhD Graduate and PGA professional golfer is set to help elite level golfers improve their chances of success after highlighting huge potential for improving results through better practice.
- UWE Bristol student wins £1,000 in UCAS Love Learning competition - 01/08/2014
A student from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has won £1,000 as runner up in a national competition called Love | Learning run by UCAS that attracted over 2,500 entrants. Emma Leaper is studying Fine Art and she specialises in conceptual sculpture that looks at the intersection between art therapy and contemporary art.
- UWE Bristol awarded International Accommodation Quality Mark - 01/08/2014
UWE Bristol has been commended for the excellent standard of its accommodation in the recent 2014 National Student Housing Survey Awards.
The University is one of only 11 universities to receive the International Accommodation Quality Mark, which recognises organisations achieving at least 90% satisfaction among international students. The University was also shortlisted in the category for Best Environmental Management.
- 'Goalden' opportunity for UWE Bristol netball student - 31/07/2014
Lydia Edwards, who is studying Primary Education at UWE Bristol, has received the Young Volunteer Award at the England Netball South | West Goalden Globe Awards.
- Bristol Bright Night Brings Science to the City - 30/07/2014
Friday 26 September will see Bristol's streets come to life as Bristol Bright Night sweeps through the city for the first time with a programme of free activities, giving the public the chance to discover the wealth of scientific research taking place on their doorstep, and meet the researchers responsible.
- UWE Bristol graduate designs rugged tablets for emergency services and mobile workforces - 30/07/2014
Hywel Vaughan, a Product Design Technology Graduate from UWE Bristol is using his expertise to design a rugged tablet PC and convertible laptops for frontline users in the emergency services, as part of his role at Tetratab, a company that specialises in supplying tough technology to mobile workforces around the world.
- UWE Bristol award Honorary Degree to Professor Paul Gough - 29/07/2014
UWE Bristol has awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of the University to Professor Paul Gough in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the University of the West of England.
The Honorary Degree was conferred at the Awards Ceremony of the Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education on Friday 25 July 2014 at Bristol Cathedral.
- UWE Bristol award Honorary Degree to David Rose - 25/07/2014
UWE Bristol awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts to David Rose in recognition of his outstanding contribution to film and television.
The Honorary Degree was conferred at the Awards Ceremony of the Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education on Thursday 24 July 2014 at Bristol Cathedral.
- UWE Bristol award Honorary Degree to John Prior - 24/07/2014
UWE Bristol have awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Education to John Prior in recognition of his contribution to youth enterprise.
- UWE Bristol award Honorary Degree to Dr Mike Durkin - 21/07/2014
UWE Bristol have awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science to Dr Mike Durkin in recognition of his contribution to health research and NHS leadership.
- High-quality traffic-free routes encourage more walking and cycling - 18/07/2014
New study finds overall physical activity is increased by proximity to routes
The provision of new, high-quality, traffic-free cycling and walking routes in local communities has encouraged more people to get about by foot and by bike, according to a new study published today in the American Journal of Public Health.
- UWE Bristol in top twelve Universities for widening access to Higher Education - 18/07/2014
UWE Bristol is in the top twelve Universities in terms of spend for widening access and improving success among students from low income and other under-represented groups, according to a report published today by HEFCE and OFFA. The figures also show that UWE is seventh in terms of the amount invested in ensuring students succeed on their courses after they have enrolled.
- UWE Bristol shortlisted for prestigious national business award - 18/07/2014
UWE Bristol's Research, Business and Innovation department is celebrating its selection as a finalist in the prestigious 2014 National Business Awards. UWE is the only University shortlisted for one of the awards, the winners of which will be announced in November.
- UWE VC Steve West presented with doctorate from University of Bristol - 17/07/2014
UWE Bristol Vice-Chancellor Professor Steven West has been presented with a Doctor of Laws in recognition of his work in healthcare and for Bristol at the University of Bristol.
- New £50 million building for UWE Bristol Faculty of Business and Law - 17/07/2014
The Faculty of Business and Law at UWE Bristol (University of the West of England, Bristol) is launching an ambitious plan to fulfil the aspirations of students and the business community through a new state-of-the art building.
- Transport myths busted by academics - 17/07/2014
Why do most Park and Ride schemes cause an increase in overall traffic? Why do people living in high density housing make fewer journeys than people in suburbs but still cause more traffic congestion? How does our use of travel time impact on travel choice? Is time spent travelling wasted or can it be a 'welcome gift'? Does an increase in traffic inevitably equal an increase in accident rates?
These are some of the questions posed by Researchers from the Centre for Transport and Society at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) in a series of short films, 'Surprising Things You Never Knew About Transport' which challenge received wisdom amongst the general public and, in some cases, politicians.
- UWE Bristol award Honorary Degree to Andrew Gregg - 16/07/2014
UWE Bristol awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws to Andrew Gregg in recognition of his contribution to law.
- UWE Bristol award Honorary Degree to John Pontin - 16/07/2014
UWE Bristol awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science to John Pontin in recognition of his contribution in the field of sustainable development.
- UWE Bristol award Honorary Degree to Mark Mason - 16/07/2014
UWE Bristol awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Technology to Mark Mason in recognition of his contribution in the field of mobile technology.
- UWE Law Researcher awarded 'ESRC Transformative Research' grant - 14/07/2014
Dr Lauren Devine of UWE Bristol Law School has been awarded over £200,000 from the ESRC for an innovative project to rethink key elements of child protection policy.
The 18 month project 'Rethinking child protection strategy: evaluating research findings and numeric data to consider whether current intervention strategy is justified' was awarded the grant under the second year of the ESRC's Transformative Research Call.
- UWE artists on show in WW1 centenary exhibition programme at Royal West of England Academy - 14/07/2014
Artists and academics from UWE Bristol are playing a prominent part in an exhibition programme to remember World War 1 at the Royal West of England Academy.
The exhibition programme is called Back From the Front, starts on 19 July and is in three parts. The first part, entitled Brothers in Art, shows paintings by the major British war artists Paul Nash and John Nash. Professor Paul Gough, formerly UWE Deputy Vice-Chancellor, is curator of the entire exhibition programme and in July will publish a book entitled 'Brothers in Arms' to coincide with the show.
- UWE Bristol award Honorary Degree to Trevor Smallwood OBE DL - 11/07/2014
UWE Bristol awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration to Trevor Smallwood OBE DL in recognition of his entrepreneurial and charity work.
- UWE Bristol award Honorary Degree to Bill Grimsey - 11/07/2014
UWE Bristol awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration to Bill Grimsey in recognition of his significant contribution to the retail sector.
- UWE Bristol award Honorary Degree to Vashti Seth - 11/07/2014
UWE Bristol was awarded the Honorary Degree of Master of Business Administration to Vashti Seth in recognition of her pioneering social entrepreneurship.
- Architecture students help young people to Shape my City in Bristol - 10/07/2014
UWE Bristol Architecture students and staff are helping young people to understand how places work and how they can be improved, through Shape My City, an innovative youth participation project delivered by the Architecture Centre.
- UWE wins QAA award for best Access to Higher Education provider in UK - 10/07/2014
UWE Bristol has been named Higher Education Provider of the Year in the recent QAA Access to HE Awards.
This award recognises UWE's excellent practice in work with Access to HE Diploma Students.
- UWE Bristol students gear up for world's largest student motorsport competition - 09/07/2014
Students from UWE Bristol are readying themselves to race in Formula Student, an international motorsport competition taking place at Silverstone from 9-13 July.
UWE Spires Racing, comprised of 70 students from multiple disciplines across the University, will be one of the 114 teams from 38 different countries lining up on the grid at the event run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
- Employers value their relationship with UWE Bristol says UA 'Job Ready' report - 08/07/2014
Employers working with the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) are effusive about their employment partnerships according to a University Alliance and CBI publication 'Job Ready', launching today at the House of Commons today, 8 July 2014 at 12:00.
- UWE VC welcomes Local Growth Deal announced at BRL today - 07/07/2014
University of the West of England Vice-Chancellor Professor Steve West has warmly welcomed the announcement of the Local Growth Deal made today by Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory on the UWE Bristol Frenchay Campus.
- Ctrl Alt Donate - UWE Bristol video gamers celebrate charity event success - 03/07/2014
UWE Bristol students will present over £700 worth of games to the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children on Friday 4 July 2014, raised through Ctrl Alt Donate – a 25 hour gaming event held at the UWESU Students Union on Frenchay Campus.
- UWE Bristol in the top seven English universities for graduate employment - 03/07/2014
UWE Bristol graduates are forging ahead in the employment market despite the difficult economic climate in the past few years, as demonstrated in the comparative data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency published today.
- danceroom Spectroscopy shines at national Engage Competition - 03/07/2014
danceroomSpectroscopy(dS) has picked up its 6th award after it was voted 'Best Established Project' at this year's National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement's national Engage Competition.
The cutting edge, interactive public engagement project, invites members of the general public to literally step into an interactive atomic simulation. Using sophisticated motion capture techniques, participants are able to manipulate and generate sound and image to provide an imaginative introduction to otherwise intimidating scientific ideas.
- UWE Bristol to lead high-tech Enterprise Zone - 03/07/2014
Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, today announced that UWE Bristol has won government funding to set up one of four 'University Enterprise Zones' to be supported by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills.
- UWE Bristol proud to sponsor Pride - 03/07/2014
UWE Bristol is sponsoring Bristol Pride 2014, a week-long celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities across the South West, running from the 5 – 13 July.
- Bristol researchers enhance the performance of Imogen Heap's musical gloves - 03/07/2014
Wireless technology is becoming increasingly common in live musical performances but the technology is prone to interference, which can affect a live concert. A research team have demonstrated the potential Wi-Fi has to offer for live performances and specifically for the musical gloves used by the artist Imogen Heap.
- First London Degree Show for UWE Bristol Architecture graduates - 01/07/2014
Talented Architecture graduates from UWE Bristol will unveil their first ever London Degree Show from 04-06 July 2014 at the Candid Arts Trust. This is the first time in the 18 year history of the course that the degree show has been taken to London, marking a real milestone for the Department of Architecture and the Built | Environment.
- Images of “designer vaginas” in the media can encourage consideration of genital surgery - 30/06/2014
More and more women are undergoing cosmetic genital surgery and the most popular of these procedures is labiaplasty, also known as “designer vagina” surgery. This procedure involves the reduction of the vaginal lips, known as the labia, so the labia do not protrude. Women who have had greater exposure to images of vaginas in the media are more likely to consider labiaplasty according to new research being presented at the Appearance Matters conference in Bristol on Wednesday 2 July 2014.
- UWE Bristol wins funds to increase participation in sport - 27/06/2014
The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has won just over £200k from Sport England for a project called 'Off the Wall, Something for All' designed to increase the number of students taking part in sporting activities.
- Work with employers pays off - best employment figures for UWE Bristol students yet - 26/06/2014
A focused effort to collaborate with regional employers to develop the skills graduates need is paying dividends in graduate employment prospects for students at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).
- International experts put spotlight on appearance and body image research at Appearance Matters conference in Bristol - 25/06/2014
6th Appearance Matters International Conference on Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 July 2014, Wills Memorial Building, Queens Road, Bristol, UK.
The renowned Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) will provide a forum to highlight current research, theory and good practice around appearance-related issues at the Appearance Matters 6 conference on Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 July 2014 in Bristol.
- Student Leadership Programme puts on Masterclass in aid of Tanzanian School - 19/06/2014
Wisdom regained: a Masterclass in leadership from the Masai People
The Clifton Pavillion, Bristol Zoo, 18:00 – 22:00
The students currently enrolled on the UWE Bristol Vice-Chancellor's Student Leadership Programme (VCSL) have organised a unique event for the local businesses and leaders of the South West, in aid of the children of the Morogoro School in Tanzania.
- Cinematographer Ben Smithard to speak at UWE Bristol London Graduate Show - 19/06/2014
Guest Lecture: Saturday 21 June from 13:00 – 15:00
Venue: The Bargehouse (4th Floor) South Bank, London SE1 9PH
London Graduate Show: 19 – 22 June 2014,The Bargehouse, South Bank, London SE1 9PH
Talented graduates from UWE Bristol's BA (Hons) Photography, Filmmaking and Creative Media (FCM) and Animation courses will be joined by renowned Cinematographer Ben Smithard BSC at their London Graduate Show as part of celebrations to mark 20 years of graduating students from the FCM course.
- Work begins on purpose-built hub for UWE Students' Union - 19/06/2014
Construction of a new purpose built Students' Union building for students at UWE Bristol (The University of the West of England) is due to start at Frenchay Campus.
- Keeping active pays off even in your 70s and 80s - 17/06/2014
Older people who undertake at least 25 minutes of moderate or vigorous exercise everyday need fewer prescriptions and are less likely to be admitted to hospital in an emergency, new research has revealed.
The findings, published in the journal PLoS ONE, reinforce the need for exercise programmes to help older people stay active. It could also reduce reliance on NHS services and potentially lead to cost savings.
- Thai Laundry inspires new business by UWE Bristol graduates - 16/06/2014
Memories of the problems of dealing with laundry during their student days and a light bulb moment on a trip to Thailand has lead UWE Bristol graduates Danny Vaughton, Sam Vaughton, Max Russell and James Parker to establish Washbox.
- UWE Bristol launches Green Intern scheme funding for local businesses - 16/06/2014
The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has launched a new funding scheme during Big Green Week to help local businesses to recruit graduate interns. The new special Green internship scheme will enable businesses to develop green policies and practices. The scheme is one of the ideas created by the university to highlight commitment to Bristol Green Capital 2015.
- UWE planners advise the Dutch government - 13/06/2014
Janet Askew and Adam Sheppard, chartered town planners from the Faculty of Environment and Technology, attended a meeting in The Hague to advise the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment about methods of capturing value from land development.
- UWE Bristol unveils ambitious plan for 2015 Euro Green Capital - 12/06/2014
The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is working on an ambitious plan to maximise its contribution to Bristol's year as European Green Capital.
- Bristol UWE at Festival of Nature - 12/06/2014
From robots vs animals to bioluminescent bacteria, UWE Bristol experts will bring their passion and knowledge to this year's Festival of | Nature this weekend (14-15 June 2014).
- Medieval Days: UWE Bristol helps recreate the past - 11/06/2014
On Wednesday 11 June and Thursday 12 June 2014 medieval men and women will descend on Chepstow Castle to engage school pupils and the general public in activities, tasks and learning opportunities inspired by life in the castle in the 11th century.
- Hattie Peck success for children's author and UWE Bristol Illustration graduate, Emma Levey - 10/06/2014
Emma Levey, children's author and UWE Bristol Illustration graduate, is celebrating the success of her first children's book Hattie Peck, published in February by Top That Publishing. The book has been warmly received by readers and critics alike. She has since worked on a further four books and plans to work on a sequel for Hattie Peck towards the end of the year. Emma has also been shortlisted for the AOI Awards 2014 in the Professional Children's BookCategory.
- “A skilled workforce is vital for our future prosperity”, John Cridland CBE, to explore at Bolland Lecture - 09/06/2014
'The challenges and opportunities facing businesses in the run up to the 2015 General Election and beyond' is the theme of this year's Annual Bolland Lecture, delivered by CBI Director-General John Cridland, at UWE Bristol Exhibition and Conference Centre, on Wednesday 18 June 2014.
- Animated film highlights ocean acidification threat to marine life - 09/06/2014
Launch at Festival of Nature, Millennium Square, Bristol Harbourside 14 June 2014 13:00
Animation students from UWE Bristol working in collaboration with Falmouth University students have created an animated film for primary aged children highlighting the impact of pollution from carbon emissions on life in the world's oceans. The Plymouth Marine Laboratory monitored the 'scientific robustness' of the cartoon from planning to production phases
- Children getting burnt on unsupervised sunbeds - 09/06/2014
HALF OF all under-18s who have ever used a sunbed have been burned at least once, according to research presented at Public Health England's annual National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN) conference in Birmingham today (Monday).
A national survey of more than 3,000 11–17-year-olds has shown the ban on under-18s from using sunbeds has reduced the number of children in Great Britain using them, with less than five per cent (4.5) now saying they have used sunbeds compared to nearly seven per cent (6.8) in 2008/9.
- UWE Bristol researcher to feature in Horizons programme as it returns to BBC World News - 06/06/2014
Mobile phone runs on urine power – check out the video
A researcher from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is to feature in the new series of Horizons on BBC World News this weekend. The new series of Horizons uncovers technology that could change the world.
- UWE Bristol wins Small Business Charter - 06/06/2014
The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is one of 20 Universities awarded the Small Business Charter at Downing Street at a special ceremony yesterday.
- euRathlon 2015 sets sea robotics challenge in the wake of Fukushima - 06/06/2014
The euRathlon 2014 sea robotics competition will challenge teams of students and engineers to perform autonomous missions in the marine environment in scenarios inspired by the 2011 Fukushima accident.
- UWE Bristol bioscience experts take part in BBSRC celebration - 05/06/2014
A group of researchers from UWE Bristol have been invited to take part in a prestigious celebration to mark the 20 year anniversary of the | Biotechnology and Biosciences Research Council (BBSRC).
- Green Gateways seek to reinterpret first impressions of Bristol - 05/06/2014
An ideas project to reimagine and improve major entry points to Bristol has ambitions to become a reality for Bristol's European Green Capital year in 2015. The 'Green Gateways' project is being run by Bristol in Bloom, with partners at the Green Capital Partnership, the University of West of England (UWE Bristol), and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
- UWE professor leads panel appointed to explore concept of development bank for Wales - 05/06/2014
An independent panel appointed to explore the feasibility of a development bank for Wales held its inaugural meeting this week chaired by Professor Dylan Jones-Evans of UWE's Bristol Business School.
- Researchers ask women to share experiences of breast cancer in online survey - 04/06/2014
Women over the age of 35 who have been treated for breast cancer are being invited to take part in an online questionnaire exploring how they feel about their appearance. The views of around 250 women are being sought, and the online survey can be accessed here. The study is being conducted until the end of June 2014 and the survey can be completed anywhere and at any time.
- UWE Bristol Creative Industries Degree Show 2014 - 04/06/2014
Over 500 Art, Design and Media graduates will showcase their final pieces of work at this year's UWE Bristol Creative Industries Degree Show. The show is being held at the Bower Ashton Campus, near Ashton Court, and at Spike Island in South Bristol from Saturday 7 June to Thursday 12 June 2014. Admission is free.
The show will highlight and celebrate the work of the next generation of creative professionals from UWE Bristol.
- Bristol Robotics Laboratory is part of the Long Term Care Revolution - 03/06/2014
According to a population projection by the UK National Statistics Office, the numbers of 65+ will rise to over 16 million in the next 20 years. A recent Department for Business Innovation and Skills Report , states that up to 75% of people above the age of 75 will suffer from chronic disease by 2030. Many people want to stay in their own homes as they age, however lack of adequate support can be a barrier to this. Creative, affordable and pragmatic solutions are needed, and there is potential for intelligent technologies to support independent living in later life.
- A fast-cooling iron, an energy saving kettle and a facemask that allows scuba divers to communicate via sound waves - 03/06/2014
UWE Bristol Environment and Technology Degree Show Thursday 5 to Saturday 7 June 2014 - R block Frenchay Campus
A fast-cooling iron designed to improve child safety, a facemask that allows scuba divers to communicate via sound waves and an intelligent kettle that learns your habits to save water and energy are three of the most exciting and innovative exhibits at this year's Environment and Technology Degree Show.
- UWE Bristol in top 50 in Guardian University Guide and first in England for added value - 03/06/2014
The University of the West of the England (UWE Bristol) has jumped fifteen places in the Guardian UniversityGuide. It is now in the top 50 UK universities for the first time, and comes top in England for added value according to figures published today. UWE's results were boosted by the university's strong showing in graduate employment figures.
- UWE Bristol teams up with Education Through Expeditions to study Severn Barrage and renewable energy - 03/06/2014
UWE Bristol is working on a new project on the Severn Estuary and renewable energy with Education Through Expeditions (ETE). This project has been inspired by the debate over a possible Severn barrage and the issues and concerns around it.
- Bursary announced in honour of brave Eleanor and the Inspirational Friends who rowed for her - 30/05/2014
On Tuesday May 27, Atlantic rowing duo Hannah Lawton and Lauren Morton attended an event at which UWE Vice Chancellor, Steve West, and Student Vice President of Sport and Health, Chris White, announced the creation of a new student bursary in honour of Eleanor Ellis.
- Students blossom whilst helping community groups with IT solutions - 30/05/2014
Budding computer experts from UWE have helped 15 local community, voluntary and social enterprise organisations with websites or IT issues as part of their final year studies.
- UWE graphic design student wins architecture magazine cover competition - 29/05/2014
UWE Bristol Masters graduate Efisio Nicolò Sabiucciu has just won a prestigious design competition for the cover of the European architecture magazine Mark. The competition was organised by publishers Frame, from Amsterdam, to celebrate the magazine's fiftieth issue.
- OmniDynamics launch crowdfunding campaign to support innovative 3D printer accessory - 28/05/2014
A chance meeting at the UWE Bristol canteen has brought together two sets of entrepreneurial students to launch a crowdfunding campaign, to bring to market an innovative 3D printer accessory.
Strooder, a plastic filament extruder has been designed by year two robotic engineering students, David Graves and Gregory Gruzecki, founders of OmniDynamics. This cost effective, versatile device aims to bring down the cost of home 3D printing, by enabling users to produce their own filament (3D printing ink).
- Hunger Games, scented pigments and bats in the belfry inspire UWE fashion students - 27/05/2014
Fashion and textile students from UWE Bristol are putting the finishing touches to their final year's work ahead of 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 6 June.
Themes this year include post-apocalyptic skylines, scented fabrics, vibrant colours from India and gothic, whimsical 19th century imagery.
- Eye in the sky: student pilots remote control helicopter with video capabilities - 22/05/2014
A Gloucester video and motion graphics company has taken on a UWE Bristol student to pilot a new multi-rotor video helicopter.
The Bexcopter is a lightweight six-rotor helicopter, capable of carrying a video camera underneath it's frame, and can be used to capture stunning aerial footage of landscapes and properties.
- Gymivate gets people moving in the right direction - 16/05/2014
UWE Bristol's Centre for Sport opened its doors to its second Gymivate campaign in February. Thanks to £7,200 worth of funding from Sportivate, and with space for 100 participants aged 18-25, Gymivate provided a six week gym membership for just £5 per person.
- UWE research helps create new graphic novel Indigo Babies – a Bristol story of youth, creativity and aspiration - 15/05/2014
A new graphic novel, 'Indigo Babies', has just been published by creative youth network South Blessed who are UWE research partners. The comic book, described as a story of youth, creativity and aspiration, is a spin out from Creative Citizens, a 30-month collaborative research project.
- Researchers and public explore what it means to be human for inaugural Humanities Festival - 14/05/2014
UWE Bristol is hosting an event to participate in Being Human, the UK's first national festival of the humanities, which melds together original historical research, poetry and experimental sound to make unique public performances on the sites of two eighteenth century crime-scene executions in Somerset and Wiltshire. The event is made possible by a grant from the festival organisers, the School of Advanced Study, University of London, supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy.
- Qatari high school students visit UWE Bristol and Bristol Robotics Laboratory - 14/05/2014
A team of high school students from the Tarek Bin Zeyad Secondary School, Qatar recently visited UWE Bristol and Bristol Robotics Laboratory as prize-winners of a competition to visit the UK to discover more about the British engineering industry. The trip was organised by Professor Saud Ghani, Associate Dean of Development and Industrial Relations and Communications Manager, Oasma Omar from College of Engineering, Qatar University.
- UWE Bristol top post 1992 University in the South West - 12/05/2014
The University of the West of the England (UWE Bristol) is the top post 1992 University in the South West according to the latest Complete University Guide. The University has climbed three places since last year from 56th place to 53rd.
- First-ever international representatives conference held at UWE Bristol - 12/05/2014
UWE Bristol will warmly welcome over 80 delegates from across the globe to the University to attend the Inaugural International Representatives Conference (07-09 and 14-16 May 2014).
Two three day conferences on 07-09 and 14-16 May 2014 will mark the first-ever meeting of UWE Bristol's international representatives from over 25 countries across Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.
- Madge Dresser to join immigration debate at Brighton Festival - 08/05/2014
Migration is one of the most important issues affecting the world today. Yet conversations around the subject often go no further than whether the UK has too many or too few immigrants.
On Saturday 17 May at 8pm, an immigration debate will take place at the Brighton Dome Concert Hall, as part of Brighton Festival 2014 - a three week celebration of arts and culture that spans music, theatre, dance, visual art, film, literature and debate from a wide range of national and international companies and artists.
- Study tests new strapping device for people with vertebral fractures linked to osteoporosis - 08/05/2014
Researchers are investigating the effects of a new strapping device for people who have osteoporosis - weakening of the bones - and have suffered a fracture of one of the bones in their back.
- Women pop artists ripe for rediscovery, says UWE art historian - 08/05/2014
Art historian Dr Sue Tate is taking part in Pop Go the Women: The Other Story of Pop Art - A Culture Show Special to be broadcast on Saturday 10 May, 8.30pm on BBC2.
- easyJet partners with Bristol Robotics Laboratory to apply latest, cutting-edge technology for first time in aviation - 08/05/2014
easyJet, the UK's largest airline, has today announced it is working with the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), a partnership between the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), to modify existing technology so that drones can be employed to inspect its fleet of 220 Airbus aircraft. The innovative technology will help the airline to operate even more efficiently, reducing delays while maintaining its industry leading punctuality and safety records.
- UWE partnership hospital named best for student nurse placements - 07/05/2014
The Royal United Hospital Bath (RUH) has been named as the best hospital for student nursing placements at the annual Student Nursing Times awards. The awards, held on 1st May at the London Hilton on Park Lane, recognise those hospital wards and environments that manage the anxieties attached to going on placement by providing a structured learning environment that helps the student to flourish.
- UWE alumnus is Airbus Graduate of the Year - 07/05/2014
A young aerospace engineer who studied at UWE Bristol has been named Graduate of the Year by Airbus at the company's recent Recognition of Learning event.
- Study calls for better support for adults born with cleft lip and palate - 07/05/2014
New research has found adults need better support to enable them to cope with the challenges of being born with a cleft lip and/or palate.
Many thousands of adults across the UK and the world are living with a cleft lip and/or palate, and yet many are unaware of the support that is available to them. Routine cleft care normally concludes around the age of 18 years. As a result, little is known about the longer-term outcomes of those living with cleft lip and/or palate.
- Robots vs Animals: The Bristol Robotics Laboratory learning from the ingenuity of nature - 07/05/2014
The special skills of animals are to be judged against that of robots in an exciting new project involving The Bristol Robotics Laboratory(BRL) and Bristol ZooGardens.
The Robots vs Animals project, funded by theRoyal Academy of Engineering's public engagement grant scheme, Ingenious, will see engineers and roboticists collaborate with zoologists to showcase how humans have learnt from the ingenuity of nature. The team from BRL and Bristol Zoo will develop interactive events that explore nature-inspired robots.
- Crisis, what crisis? UWE hosts debate on meaning of Europe - 07/05/2014
A free event to debate important questions on the role of Europe is being held in Bristol ahead of the European Parliamentary elections. The event will take place at the Watershed on 9 May from 18:30 to 20:00.
- It's the green light for Luke Jerram's Park and Slide in Bristol - 02/05/2014
Internationally renowned artist and UWE Bristol visiting senior research fellow, Luke Jerram is delighted to announce that his latest installation – Park and Slide will go ahead this Sunday 4 May from 11:00-17:00 subject to a final health and safety sign off on the day.
- UWE Bristol animation interns work on Disney film with Arthur Cox - 02/05/2014
Graduates from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have worked with a team from BAFTA winning animation studio Arthur Cox in Bristol on a new preschool series for Disney Junior.
- UWE Bristol sets up shop in Bristol's twin city of Guangzhou - 02/05/2014
Links between Bristol and its Chinese Sister city of Guangzhou have just become even stronger with the opening of a new office dedicated to representing UWE Bristol in southern China.
- UWE Bristol students get animated at the BBC Food and Farming Awards 2014 - 01/05/2014
Talented student animators from UWE Bristol will unveil their animation shorts to an audience of over 500 people at this year's 2014 BBC | Food and Farming Awards (1 May) marking the start of Bristol's ground breaking city-wide food event -Bristol Food Connections (1-11 May)
- UWE Bristol gets set for Bristol Food Connections - 01/05/2014
From creating the sound and smell of food, to capturing the way we eat through photography and sharing stories of how communities are united through food; UWE Bristol students and staff are set to play a key role in Bristol's ground breaking city-wide food event - Bristol Food Connections (1-11 May).
- UWE Bristol Finance students wins national award - 01/05/2014
Mateusz Zielinski, a student on the MSc Finance programme at UWE Bristol, has been awarded £2,500 by the CISI Educational Trust in a competition for outstanding masters' student coursework in a UK-wide competition.
- UWE Bristol announces funding for South West businesses - 29/04/2014
Employers across the South West with big ideas, have the opportunity to tap into a multi-million pound funding pot to boost business growth and innovation through visiting www.southwest-innovation.co.uk – but they will need to be quick off the mark.
Two schemes announced this week by the UWE Bristol are offering grants of up to £150,000 to support research, innovation and development projects. Potential applicants have until Friday 23rd May to pitch their ideas.
- UWE Bristol academic joins illustrious panel for Arts and Business awards - 29/04/2014
Sam Thomson, Director of Civic and Cultural Engagement at UWE Bristol, will join a distinguished panel of judges for the Digital Partnership Award Category of the Arts and Business Awards on 21 May.
The awards ceremony for the 35th Arts & Business Awards in partnership with Jaguar Land Rover will take place at BFI Southbank.
- UWE graduate helps spread gorilla conservation message using pedal power - 17/04/2014
UWE documentary film graduate Emma Tyrrell is using pedal power to help bring wildlife conservation messages to young people in the UK and Africa.
Emma, who graduated from UWE with a masters' degree in 2005, now works for Reef and Wildlife (RAW), an organisation that matches volunteers to wildlife conservation projects in East Africa.
- Arthritis patients want more psychological and emotional support - 16/04/2014
New research from UWE Bristol has found a high demand for help to cope with the social and emotional implications of inflammatory arthritis among patients. The study, which will be presented at Rheumatology 2014 this month, found that patients need more support to deal with the impact of long term pain and tiredness.
- UWE Bristol student conservationists progress to finals of the Quarry Life Award - 16/04/2014
A team of student conservationists from UWE Bristol were judged as one of the top five UK entries in reaching the finals of the Quarry Life Award, a prestigious international competition.
- UWE sound expert works with Imogen Heap to kickstart musical gloves project - 16/04/2014
UWE computer music expert Dr Tom Mitchell is part of the team working to make musician Imogen Heap's pioneering Mi.Mu gestural gloves more widely available. The team has recently started a Kickstarter campaign to develop the gloves.
- UWE Bristol hosts Xavier Rolet, Chief Executive, London Stock Exchange Group - 16/04/2014
The Bristol Distinguished Executive Address Series
Date:07 May 2014
Venue: Brunel's Old Station, The Passenger Shed, Bristol Time: 18:00
Xavier Rolet, Chief Executive, London Stock Exchange Group, is the latest speaker to address the business community at the Bristol Distinguished Executive Address Series (BDEAs).
- Dead space: UWE Bristol researchers examine the accumulation of objects in the home - 11/04/2014
Researchers from UWE Bristol's Department of Architecture and the Built Environment have been examining the changing nature of 'stuff' kept in the home, seeking to understand how these collections are impacting on the way we inhabit our living spaces.
- UWE Bristol Careers launch Undergraduate Internship Scheme for Summer 2014 - 10/04/2014
UWE Bristol's renowned Undergraduate Internship Scheme is now open for business this summer to students and employers.
- UWE Bristol supporting enterprise with launch of new market on East Street Bristol - 10/04/2014
UWE Bristol Student Enterprise team have been working with the Bedminster Town Team to rejuvenate East Street in Bedminster with the launch of a new market this Saturday 12 April. The market will run every Saturday for 12 weeks initially from 11:00 until 15:00.
- Key milestone reached in largest ever study of UK family names - 08/04/2014
The largest ever study of UK family surnames, the AHRC funded 'Family Names of the United Kingdom Project', carried out by a team at UWE Bristol, has reached a key milestone with the completion of the first phase of the database with 45,000 surnames researched and explained. The full dictionary of surnames is due to be published by Oxford University Press in 2016.
- 10 years of Science Communication at UWE Bristol - 08/04/2014
In 2014 UWE Bristol's Science Communication Unit (SCU) is celebrating a decade of postgraduate programming at the University. Now recognised as one of the leading Science Communication programmes in the country, the MSc focuses on providing students with practical skill and development alongside theoretical understanding and knowledge.
- Computing With Slime - 08/04/2014
A future computer might be a lot slimier than the solid silicon devices we have today. In a study published in the journal Materials Today, European researchers reveal details of logic units built using living slime molds, which might act as the building blocks for computing devices and sensors.
- UWE Bristol student reaches final of 'Breaking Into News 2014' - 08/04/2014
A first year BSc Geography student at UWE Bristol has reached the UK finals of the 'Breaking Into News' initiative run by the Media Trust in conjunction with ITV News. Belinda George is one of nine finalists chosen from over 300 applicants across the UK.
- UWE designs physiotherapy treatment for 'double-jointed' people - 07/04/2014
Physiotherapy researchers at UWE Bristol have come up with a package of treatment and information to help people affected by Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS). The project is being funded by the Health Technology Assessment programme, part of the National Institute for Health Research.
- Male blood donors 'preferred' as plasma from UK women is discarded - 07/04/2014
The UK policy of discarding female blood plasma without first informing women donors is discriminatory, according to Professor Julie Kent from UWE Bristol. In her research she raises questions about the ethics of blood donation since 2003 when a policy of 'male donor preference' was adopted by the UK National Blood Service.
- It's as much a mental challenge as a physical one says UWE Bristol Marathon runner - 04/04/2014
Kade McConville a first year student at UWE Bristol studying Business and Law will join 37,000 runners on Sunday 13 April 2014 to complete the London Marathon, raising awareness of mental health for the charity Mind.
- UWE Bristol Human Rights student wins prestigious internship with UN Women in New York - 04/04/2014
Catherine Phillips, an MA Human Rights student from UWE Bristol has secured a prestigious internship in New York with UN Women. Catherine has been busy raising funds to make the trip happen and so far has managed to secure free flights from Virgin Atlantic as well as working at two jobs to earn the money.
- UWE showcases Bloodhound SSC in Qatar as part of British Festival - 03/04/2014
As part of British Festival 2014 in Doha, Qatar UWE Bristol showcased world leading British engineering and innovation skills through their work supporting the Bloodhound SuperSonic Car (SSC).
- Bristol's Universities launch the 20th Anniversary Varsity Boat Race 2014 - 03/04/2014
On Saturday 26 April 2014 Bristol's floating harbour will once again play host to the annual Varsity Boat Race that pits UWE Bristol against neighbours the University of Bristol.
- Expert reaction to high levels of air pollution in England today - 02/04/2014
UWE Bristol expert Jo Barnes is available to comment on the high levels of air pollution currently spreading across England, Jo is a Research Fellow in the Air Quality Management Resource Centre, at the University of the West of England.
- British adults want to cycle more but feel unable to make the final move - 01/04/2014
An in depth study of British adults' attitudes to cycling over the last four years has found that a large number want to cycle more for everyday short journeys but feel unable to do so – with a major factor almost certainly being that they feel intimidated by sharing the roads with motor traffic. The survey also shows that people now believe that cyclists should be taken seriously (68%), that they are doing their bit for the environment and that they are actually rather brave (50%).
- Research conference prepares UWE Bristol Business students for workplace - 28/03/2014
1 April 2014, 16:00-18:00, UWE ECC
Year One Business students from UWE Bristol will showcase their research to the business community at a student conference, as part of a research module dedicated to developing the skills needed by employers.
- Stool samples provide marker for bowel disease - 28/03/2014
A novel method for distinguishing different types of bowel disease using the stool samples of patients has been created by a group of researchers from UWE Bristol, Bristol Royal Infirmary and the University of Liverpool.
- UWE Bristol Atlantic Challenge rowers return to UK on Saturday - 27/03/2014
UWE Bristol students Hannah Lawton and Lauren Morton of Team Inspirational Friends will return to the UK at 07:30 on Saturday 29 March, after their incredible Atlantic Challenge adventure. The girls had hoped to row from La Gomera to Antigua as the youngest all female team ever to complete the challenge, but their attempt was scuppered through a series of unfortunate events, that led to them having to abandon their boat after 96 days.
- UWE Bristol's world-leading ceramic 3D printing to feature on 'Gadget Show' - 27/03/2014
The Centre for Fine Print Research CFPR, at UWE Bristol, is to feature in an episode of Channel 5's The Gadget Show to be broadcast at 7.00pm on Monday 31 March 2014. The broadcast coincides with the launch of a new commercialisation initiative from CFPR.
- Ethics of routine treatment to pregnant women questioned - 27/03/2014
Routine treatment given to pregnant women who have a RhD negative blood group is being questioned on ethical grounds in a recent report published in Biomedical Central.
A group of researchers from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), the Monash University in Melbourne, Australia and University Hospitals Bristol NHS Trust are calling for an ethical review in light of developments that enable clinicians to detect the blood group of the foetus which may be the same as that of the mother.
- UWE Bristol Law students in top four at International Mediation Competition - 26/03/2014
A trio of Law students from UWE Bristol were crowned fourth in the world at the International Mediation Competition held by the InterNational Academy of Dispute Resolution (INADR) at Loyola University, Chicago in March 2014.
- Machine Vision experts on 'Bang Goes the Theory' on BBC 1 - 25/03/2014
The Centre for Machine Vision in BRL is featured in Bang Goes the Theory on BBC 1 as part of a programme on 'Big Data' (Monday 24 March 2014).
Professor Melvyn Smith, Dr Mark Hansen and Laurence Broadbent were interviewed for the programme which will feature the Photoface work and 4D mapping systems.
- Unique conference at BRL launches Baxter Robot in UK - 25/03/2014
Active Robots has chosen Bristol Robotics Laboratory to host a unique conference to introduce the revolutionaryBaxter Robot to the research and academic community in the UK.
Baxter is an entirely new type of robot that is redefining the way robots can be used in manufacturing and research environments. In manufacturing plants, it performs a variety of repetitive production tasks – all while safely and intelligently working next to people. And in academic and corporate labs, it provides research teams with a cutting edge platform on which to develop their own applications.
- UWE Bristol hosts Sir Winfried Bischoff, Chairman of Lloyds Banking Group - 21/03/2014
Sir Winfried Bischoff, Chairman of Lloyds Banking Group, is the latest speaker to address the business community at the Bristol Distinguished Executive Address Series (BDEAs).
- Paving the way for the new UWE Stadium - 20/03/2014
UWE Bristol are delighted with the decision to give Sainsbury's the go-ahead to redevelop the Memorial Stadium site, paving the way for the new UWE Stadium to be built.
- New index reveals that recent flood could signal climate change - 20/03/2014
A new investigation of long-term weather records suggests that recent flooding in the south of England could signal the onset of climate change.
The research, from UWE Bristol, Loughborough University and the University of East Anglia has produced a new index of flooding trends called the Fluvial Flood Indices. This enables widespread flooding and weather patterns to be viewed in the context of the last 150 years, revealing that four of the six most severe flood episodes since 1871 have occurred in the last 30 years.
- UWE Bristol helps residents to voice their traffic concerns - 18/03/2014
James Coleman, a Research Associate at UWE Bristol, has launched a new website, run by Bristol City Council, that gives local residents the information needed to actively engage in the management of traffic and road safety in their neighbourhood.
- BRL to be Exhibitor at Reinvent the Toilet Fair: India to Showcase Advancements that Improve Sanitation and Health - 18/03/2014
The BioEnergy Team from the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), a collaboration between the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and the University of Bristol in the UK, announced today that they will be an exhibitor at the Reinvent the Toilet Fair: India event which will be co-hosted by the Government of India's Department of Biotechnology and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in March 2014.
Dr Ioannis Ieropoulos will showcase a smart toilet that aims to help bring sanitation to those who need it most, entitled Urine-tricity. The fair is also supported by the Indian Ministry of Urban Development.
- UWE focusses on fast-changing world of interactive documentaries - 17/03/2014
UWE Bristol is presenting i-Docs, a two-day event dedicated to the fast-developing world of interactive documentary, at Bristol's Watershed on 20 and 21 March. Everyday technologies - from the internet to the smart phone and tablet - offer exciting new possibilities for documentary making and i-Docs investigates this world where storytelling meets interactivity and participation.
- UWE Bristol Fashion student honoured by the Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters - 17/03/2014
Cathy Van Hear, a final year BA Hons Fashion student from UWE Bristol, has been awarded a £2,500 David Bethal Bursary from the Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters, one of the historical City of London's livery companies.
The Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters can trace its origins to 1589. It is one of the 108 Livery Companies that contribute to the history and traditions of the City of London. Each year it grants educational bursaries and awards to talented final year students who are undertaking research projects that may be of benefit to the knitwear and knitting industries.
- UWE Bristol water engineer gives advice on water infrastructure in Qatar - 14/03/2014
Expert water engineer Dr Hazem Gouda has been invited as speaker to attend a key international summit of drainage of sewerage experts in Doha, Qatar on March 17 and 18. He will also deliver a seminar on SUDS and Floods Delivering Sustainable Development at Qatar University on 19 March. This is following from his presentation as an invited speaker at the International Water Summit in Abu Dhabi in January 2014.
- UWE Bristol saddened to learn of the death of Tony Benn - 14/03/2014
The University is saddened to learn of the death of Tony Benn. Tony Benn was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws in recognition of his achievements and his devotion to socialism, democracy and parliament by UWE Bristol in November 2001.
- UWE Bristol and Milestones Trust launch Creative Club - 13/03/2014
UWE Bristol and Milestones Trust have launched a 'Creative Club' in which vulnerable adults from the Trust undertake creative projects with support from UWE Bristol students.
- UWE Bristol's careers and employability service wins top national award for helping students into work - 13/03/2014
It's official – UWE Bristol's careers and employability service is the best in the country. The team won the prestigious National Undergraduate Employability Award 2014 for Best University Careers/Employability Service in recognition of the outstanding contributions they make in helping students make the most of work experience opportunities.
- UWE Bristol rowers abandon Atlantic Challenge after an incredible 1,000 mile adventure - 12/03/2014
Two brave students from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have had to call it day in their attempt to row across the Atlantic from La Gomera to Antigua as part of the Talisker Grand Atlantic Challenge. After more than 90 days at sea on a journey that has been beset with problems the rowing duo for team Inspirational Friends has had to abandon their attempt. They are currently sailing to Canada on a Belgian ship and should reach land in the next couple of weeks.
- BBC News at Six broadcasts from Bristol Robotics Lab - 12/03/2014
The BBC News at Six will be broadcast from the Bristol Robotics Lab (BRL), the largest multi-disciplinary Lab in the UK, tonight, Wednesday 12 March at 18:00.
This BRL feature is the third of a three part series of pre-budget features - fronted by BBC News at Six anchor, George Alagiah and Chief Economics Correspondent Hugh Pym.
- Public gets chance to air hopes and fears about new biosensing technologies - 11/03/2014
Date: 18 March 2014
Venue: Watershed, Bristol
Have you ever wondered about biosensing and the social impact of these new rapid detection technologies in medicine, food safety, environmental analysis and security? If so, there is a chance to find out more at the Watershed in Bristol on 18 March.
- UWE Bristol self-help app for anxiety goes global - 10/03/2014
Anxiety is one of the most common problems in health centres and counselling services. The chances are that in a group of 10 people, up to two will suffer from moderate to severe anxiety.
Now sufferers from around the world are learning how to manage their anxiety through a free, self-help smartphone app developed by a team of psychologists and computer scientists at UWE Bristol.
- UWE Bristol presents Soho Cinders - 07/03/2014
From 12 – 15 March 2014
Redgrave Theatre, Percival Road, Clifton, Bristol
This year's student production at UWE Bristol is the new musical by Stiles and Drewe, Soho Cinders.
The show can be seen at the Redgrave Theatre in Clifton from 12 to 15 March at 19:30 with a matinee on Saturday 15 March at 14:30.
- Solar panels raised on the roof of a school in South Africa thanks to Project Zulu and UWE Bristol - 06/03/2014
The last of the 53 solar panels that will light up a school in South Africa have now been put into place thanks to the efforts of Project Zulu and the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).
In 2012 a group of students and a lecturer from UWE Bristol set up Project Zulu to fundraise and to enable an extraordinary choir from Sithobelumthetho School in South Africa to perform to audiences around the UK.
- Explorer Antony Jinman aims to inspire with his solo South Pole success story - 05/03/2014
Polar explorer Antony Jinman will tell the inspiring story of his recent 730 mile, 46 day solo expedition to the geographic South Pole at UWE Bristol. Antony's lecture is free of charge and takes place at 18.30 pm on 18 March as part of National Science and Engineering Week 2014.
- UWE Bristol and local libraries team up to offer wider access - 05/03/2014
UWE Bristol and South Gloucestershire libraries have teamed up to make it even easier for the public and students to access library services.
- Chief engineer gives Bloodhound SSC Annual Lecture 2014 - 04/03/2014
Date: 12 March 2014
Venue: UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre, Frenchay Campus, UWE Bristol
Chief Engineer Mark Chapman of the Bloodhound Project will give the annual Bloodhound lecture at 18.00 on 12 March 2014 at UWE Bristol.
- UWE Bristol Illustration students go 'Hot & Cold' at the Tobacco Factory - 27/02/2014
'Hot & Cold', Tobacco Factory (Main Bar) until 2 March 2014
'Hot & Cold' is an opportunity to take in the talent of UWE Bristol's final year BA (Hons) Illustration students as they showcase their latest work in an exhibition at the Tobacco Factory, Bristol.
- UWE Bristol historians advise BBC's World War One at Home project - 27/02/2014
World War One at Home started on Monday February 24 in the West, and began broadcasting the first of 100 stories on BBC Radio Bristol, BBC Radio Gloucestershire, BBC Wiltshire and BBC Somerset, BBC Points West and on the BBC's dedicated World War One website.
The BBC series tells the story of the First World War through the people whose lives were transformed – for example in their homes, schools, churches, theatres, streets and factories. The stories are being broadcast on the regional BBC radio stations, with tales and events specific to that region.
- UWE Bristol Law academic cited in the Supreme Court - 26/02/2014
The Supreme Court handed down a judgment in the case of Lawrence v Coventry this morning, concerning common law environmental protection and, in particular, the common law of nuisance. The judgment contains a favourable citation of a recent book by Law Department scholar Dr Ben Pontin, called Nuisance Law and Environmental Protection (Lawtext Publishing Ltd, Oxford, 2013).
- UWE Bristol hosts Sir Richard Broadbent, Tesco PLC Chairman - 26/02/2014
The Bristol Distinguished Executive Address Series
Date: 27 February 2014
Venue:M Shed, Bristol
Register for this event
Sir Richard Broadbent, Chairman of Tesco PLC, is the latest speaker to address the business community at the Bristol Distinguished Executive Address Series (BDEAs).
- UWE Bristol academics support women's rights movement in Egypt - 25/02/2014
UWE academics from Bristol Business School are using their skills in understanding and analysing group dynamics to support women striving together for women's rights in Egypt following the 'Arab Spring'.
Working with the international organisation, Peace Women Across the Globe (PWAG), Dr Nadine Riad Tchelebi (Bristol Business School), is taking part in the first initiative in Egyptian history to create a dialogue forum which brings together a broad range of women's groups across the country.
- Avon and Somerset Constabulary and UWE Bristol receive funding to strengthen collaboration between policing and academia - 25/02/2014
Avon and Somerset Constabulary along with UWE Bristol (the University West of England, Bristol) are pleased to announce that both organisations were successful in winning funding to help strengthen collaboration between policing and academic establishments.
The funding has been made available from both the College of Policing and Home Office with the intention of strengthening research within policing to help better inform operational policy.
- UWE Bristol students out in force for Student Volunteering Week - 24 February to 2 March 2014 - 24/02/2014
UWE Bristol student volunteers are heading out into their community to mark Student Volunteering Week. They will be helping two Bristol organisations in the North and the South of the City, Filton Community Garden and Windmill Hill City Farm.
UWE Volunteering and UWESU have been running an 'I Love Volunteering' campaign throughout February to encourage students to get involved in a range of volunteering roles.
- University Alliance Chair Professor Steve West to speak at The Guardian University Forum - 21/02/2014
UWE Bristol Vice-Chancellor and University Alliance Chair Professor Steve West will contribute to a panel on 'Fostering Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship' at The Guardian University Forum 2014 on Wednesday 26 February 2014 in London.
- UWE Bristol flooding experts speak out 'Winter Flooding – Let's build back better' - 20/02/2014
Flooding experts at UWE Bristol are calling for the use of resilient reinstatement in the aftermath of the winter flooding being witnessed across the South of England. The flooding has seen many 1000s of properties severely affected, causing millions of pounds worth of damage and misery and upset for those communities affected.
Research conducted at the Centre for Floods, Communities and Resilience (CFCR) at UWE Bristol has shown that, in the aftermath of the summer 2007 floods, the vast majority of flood affected properties were reinstated to their previous condition, leaving them equally vulnerable to future flood events.
- UWE Bristol and ETE Teachers invite schools to explore impact of South West Storms - 19/02/2014
The UK is currently experiencing its wettest winter on record, with strong winds also battering the country. The South West of England has been worst affected by the storms and persistent rain, with the MET Office reporting that the South of England has experienced one of the most exceptional periods of winter rainfall in at least 248 years. This unusual rainfall combined with strong winds of around 60-80mph, and high spring tides have resulted in high water levels and huge waves causing coastal flooding and damage to the coastline.
UWE Bristol and Education Through Expeditions (ETE) are inviting schools from across the South West and the UK to join in with an online discussion and debate about the recent storms, and to evaluate their environmental and economic impact.
- Open Day to present proposals for a pedestrian bridge over Bridge Valley Road - 19/02/2014
15th March 2014-02-16 Engineers' House, 10:00-12:00
An Open Day to present ideas for a traditional masonry arch bridge over Bridge Valley Road will be held at the Engineers' House, The Promenade, Clifton Down, Bristol, BS8 3NB on Saturday15th March 2014, 10:00 – 12:00. Everyone is welcome to look at the plans, designs, give feedback and find out more about how to get involved.
- UWE Bristol Fashion student is finalist of FAD competition at London Fashion Week - 17/02/2014
Hattie Buckwell, a final year Fashion student from UWE Bristol, will showcase her work at London Fashion Week (14-18 Feb)as part of a competition organised by the fashion charity Fashion Awareness Direct (FAD).
As one of 16 finalists from 10 universities across the UK, Hattie will present her designs at the exclusive Fashion Scout catwalk show on 18 February.
- Exercise SG at UWE Bristol's Centre for Sport - 17/02/2014
UWE Bristol has joined forces with South Gloucestershire Council and the Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health | Partnership NHS Trust to organise 'Exercise SG' - a new weekly programme of group activities that promote positive mental health among students.
- UWE Bristol's Team Entrepreneurs present Uni Wars - Battle of Bristol - 14/02/2014
The Bunker (Bristol)
Uni Wars – Battle of Bristol is the first event organised by The Student Company, a team of aspiring entrepreneurs on UWE Bristol's innovative BA Business (Team Entrepreneurship) degree.
The event will see students from UWE Bristol and University of Bristol embracing the friendly local rivalry in a series of games and challenges throughout the night.
- UWE Bristol expert to advise Government on Future of Cities - 14/02/2014
Professor Katie Williams, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Planning and the Environments (SPE) at UWE Bristol has been appointed to lead one of the strands of the UK Government's new Foresight Review on the Future of Cities. The Foresight review will inform Central Government decisions on where and how to build in the UK for the next 50 years.
- University launches £4m fund for South West businesses - 12/02/2014
Businesses across the South West are set to cash in on a new £4 million funding programme, run by the University of the West of England, Bristol.
Available to both small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and large companies, the Innovation 4 Growth scheme will part fund research and development projects with grants of between £25,000 and £150,000.
- Creating a buzz about books – worlds first 'Book Hive' made in Bristol - 12/02/2014
Artists, engineers and designers from UWE Bristol have been working with animatronics company Rusty | Squid to create the world's first interactive Book Hive installation located in the main entrance of Bristol | Central Library.
- Majority of police officers lack confidence in government plans - study reveals - 11/02/2014
A new independent study of police attitudes and morale reveals a majority of police officers have a lack of confidence in government plans for police reform. Findings include:
- Only 1.1% positively report confidence in long-term government plans for policing.
- Only 1.7% agree or strongly agree that the changes being made to the police service are in the public's best interest.
- 83.8% of respondents agree or strongly agree that the Winsor reviews will negatively impact on their ability to do their job.
- 80.4% think current proposals will give criminals the upper hand.
- Royal visitor to see latest robotics at BRL at UWE Bristol - 07/02/2014
HRH the Duke of York, KG will gain an insight into the latest advances in robotics research when he visits Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) on Monday 10 February 2014.
Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) is the leading and largest academic centre for multi-disciplinary robotics research in the UK. It is a collaborative partnership between the University of the West of England (UWE, Bristol) and the University of Bristol, and home to a vibrant community of over 100 academics and industry practitioners, which lead current thinking in service robotics, intelligent autonomous systems and bio-engineering.
- From design to demolition: UWE Bristol launches new MSc to help meet stricter construction protocol - 06/02/2014
Stricter government requirements on managing the building lifecycle for publicly funded projects are being met by the launch at UWE Bristol of a new MSc Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Design Construction and Operations.
BIM is emerging as the industry standard approach to the modelling and management of a building's lifecycle, from design and construction to maintenance and demolition, and is taking over from computer aided design (CAD).
- Merchant's account book sheds new light on Bristol's slave trade and domesticity in a Georgian Bristol home - 06/02/2014
UWE Bristol academic, Dr Madge Dresser, has been looking into a 270-year old book of accounts, once owned by Cranfield Becher, a prominent Merchant Venturer who lived at 12 College Green, Bristol. The book was recently acquired for Bristol City Council's historic collections and is now revealing new insights into Bristol's slave trading past.
- Cow and gait: 3D monitoring of animal health could reduce stock losses - 06/02/2014
A new link-up between UWE Bristol and independent dairy specialists Kingshay will use the latest 3D imaging technology to monitor cow health in a stress-free and unobtrusive way.
- UWE Bristol MA student filmmakers capture all the fun of Chinese New Year - 05/02/2014
Chinese New Year celebrations were in full swing at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery at the weekend. Now Bristolians can relive the fun by watching a short film of the community events captured by UWE Bristol MA student filmmakers.
- UWE Bristol gets ready to 'Feel Good' - 31/01/2014
Feel Good February is back at UWE Bristol and bigger and better than ever.
Students and staff are getting ready to benefit from a number of free health and wellbeing events organised as part of the month long campaign.
- Foundation stone laid for new student accommodation at UWE Bristol - 30/01/2014
Construction has started at UWE Bristol on a £13m project to create 396 new student bedrooms in a town house style development on Frenchay Campus.
Professor Steve West (Vice-Chancellor) will lay the foundation stone for the new development in a ceremony on Thursday 30 January 2014 at 13.30.
- “British ready for 20mph limits, but need police support ” say UWE Bristol researchers - 27/01/2014
Professor Alan Tapp and Professor Clive Nancarrow of UWE Bristol's Social Marketing Centre have analysed the results of a recent YouGov survey of Great Britain and concluded that although support is strong for 20mph limits in residential areas and busy streets, enforcement by the police will be needed to confront the driving of a minority.
- Giant container with prototype water treatment system arrives at UWE Bristol for final tests - 27/01/2014
Today, 27 January 2014, a giant container will arrive on UWE Bristol Frenchay Campus housing the prototype for a novel water treatment system that has the capacity to revolutionise the lives of people around the globe by providing access to clean drinking water at source.
The container will be winched into position next to a pond located on campus where research into the new treatment system has been conducted in a small shed over the past year.
- UWE Bristol Professor to lead '12 Years a Slave' question and answer session - 24/01/2014
Madge Dresser, Associate Professor in History at UWE Bristol, is set to lead a question and answer session at the Watershed prior to a screening of the critically acclaimed film, 12 Years a Slave. The Q&A will be on the subject of 'Slavery and Public History' and will take place at 14:00 at the Watershed on Sunday 26January.
- UWE Bristol hosts exhibition of illustrations that record London life in the 21st Century - 24/01/2014
'Topolski's Chronicle for the Twenty First Century'
UWE Bristol, Bower Ashton Campus 28 to 31 January
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Topolski Studio, in partnership with Reportager at UWE Bristol has been running the first reportage drawing residency programme which commenced in September 2013. The scheme trains young people not in education, employment or training for a three-month programme of reportage drawing.
- UWE Bristol evaluates Government led health visitor initiative - 23/01/2014
Health visiting has been at the forefront of public health policy for the Coalition Government since its election in 2010. This has resulted in the regeneration of the health visiting service supported by national policy that called for an additional 4,200 health visitors to be trained by 2015.
UWE Bristol successfully secured the contract to deliver health visitor education across the South West. Providing the Health Visitor Programme to 11 Health Care Organisations across the region, means UWE Bristol is the biggest provider of Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) education in the UK.
- How do you make a computer with slime mould? - 23/01/2014
A unique event, bringing together the research of Andy Adamatzky, (Professor of Unconventional Computing, UWE Bristol) with artist Theresa Schubert, takes place on 24 January at the Art Laboratory, Berlin.
- UWE Bristol graduate President of the Royal Town Planning Institute in its centenary year - 21/01/2014
UWE Bristol graduate Cath Ranson has been inaugurated as President of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) in its centenary year in central London. Cath is the first President to have graduated from the former Bristol Polytechnic (now UWE Bristol) where she studied part time for a postgraduate diploma in Town and Country Planning, graduating in 1983.
- UWE Bristol entrepreneurs invited to speak at Houses of Parliament - 20/01/2014
Two budding entrepreneurs from UWE Bristol's enterprising BA Business (Team Entrepreneurs) degree were recently invited to parliament to contribute to a report on future leaders and entrepreneurship.
Year One Team Entrepreneur students, Rob Wilson and Tom Bromley, were selected as a result of a successful session that they led on 21st Century leaders at the University to a panel of business leaders and academics.
- New project investigates water issue including flood and drought risk - 17/01/2014
Two researchers from UWE Bristol are part of a multi institute team investigating the environmental and social issues connected to water supply and management. Recent extreme storm surge and flooding incidents makes this research timely and relevant to what is happening in the UK now.
- The Russian Winter: An extraordinary performance at Colston Hall involving UWE staff and students - 17/01/2014
A group of students from UWE Bristol have been working with the team of dedicated musicians, filmmakers and interaction designers for a performance of The Russian Winter at the Lantern Theatre at the Colston Hall from Thursday 23 to Saturday 25 January.
- UWE Bristol placed as second University in Stonewall Top 100 Employers 2014 - 16/01/2014
UWE Bristol again performs well in the Top 100 annual Stonewall's Workplace Equality Index. Out of the hundreds of employers surveyed, UWE Bristol climbed 10 places to 35th place from 45th position in 2014.
- From pond to cup - UWE Bristol project resolves global clean water crisis - 16/01/2014
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Researchers at UWE Bristol have developed a portable and mobile water treatment system capable of delivering clean drinking water at source. The system has been developed for use in remote or undeveloped areas of the world to provide clean water for disaster relief and humanitarian emergencies. Such technology could help transform the lives of people who currently have no access to clean drinking water.
- “Bristolians ready for 20mph limits, but need police support to make it a reality” say UWE Bristol researchers - 14/01/2014
Professor Clive Nancarrow and Professor Alan Tapp of UWE Bristol's Social Marketing Centre have analysed the results of a recent YouGov survey of Bristolians and concluded that although support is strong for the new 20mph scheme, enforcement by the police will be needed to make it workable.
- Social Netball flying at UWE Bristol - 10/01/2014
UWE Bristol has been selected by England Netball to be part of the University Netball Officer Programme.
A University Netball Officer (UNO) is a student volunteer that is empowered, supported and deployed by England Netball in conjunction the UWE sports development team, through the UWE EDGE sports volunteering programme. Their aim is to develop and deliver a programme of netball activities that encourage more students to keep active by participating in netball. The EDGE programme aims to enable the UNO to develop their own employable and transferrable skills ready for their future career in their chosen field.
- UWE Bristol flooding expert says 'We need more flood risk engineers' - 10/01/2014
Recent flooding across the UK is proving that we need to train more engineers with specialist expertise in flood risk management.
UWE Bristol has for the past ten years worked closely with the Environment Agency (EA) to tackle the problem by running a course where EA sponsors trainees to study subjects including River and Coastal Science, Hydraulic Modelling, Flood Risk Mapping, Ground Engineering, Structural Analysis and Strategies in Flood Risk Management. Trainees are based in the workplace and spend nine months full-time at UWE before completing their Foundation Degree by distance learning and block week attendance.
- UWE Bristol student shortlisted for national midwifery award - 02/01/2014
A UWE Bristol student has been shortlisted for one of the UK's top maternity prizes ahead of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Annual Awards.
Melanie Phelps hopes to visit the busy Bumi Sehat, a non-profit rural birthing centre, in Indonesia which promotes health education and gentle birthing using traditional and modern midwifery practices. Many women at risk of post-partum haemorrhage and pre eclampsia use the centre.