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  • New £7 million state-of-the-art science labs open


    New and enhanced science laboratories at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have been officially opened following a £7 million redevelopment project.

    Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane Harrington formally opened the state-of-the-art labs in the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences at an event for staff and students held yesterday (8th May).

  • New optometry degree to launch in September


    A new optometry course is to welcome 30 students in September 2018. The three-year BSc degree will enable undergraduates to gain practical experience in leading high street opticians and specialist clinics, as well as in a fully functioning clinic on campus.

  • Plants grown from seeds that orbited earth to go on show at national event


    Tomato and rocket plants grown at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) from seeds that were taken into space in a rocket and orbited the earth, are to feature as part of a research event in London in January 2018 that will bring together leading experts on radiation.

  • New Envirotron 'Greenhouse' supports conservation research at UWE Bristol


    The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has made a significant investment in a sophisticated new greenhouse called the Envirotron that will transform teaching, research and partnerships in the areas of biodiversity and conservation, global environmental change and food security.

  • Sophie's Wild Cornwall – 300 mile coastal trek to showcase nature and the environment through social media


    Sophie Pavelle, an MSc Science Communication Student from UWE Bristol will use social media this June to document her month long trek along the 300 mile coastline of Cornwall. Sophie's Wild Cornwall aims to highlight how the way we use social media can be changed, to spread the word about nature, the environment and pollution as part of her MSc project.

    Starting on 11 June, Sophie's 22 day adventure along the South West Coastal Path will start in Bude and end on 2 July in Plymouth.

  • Inspiring curiosity for an innovative future


    Curiosity Connections is a new network being launched this week to connect people inspiring primary STEM learning in the Bristol region.

    Science teachers and communicators across the Bristol region are coming together to share ideas, resources and learning to help inspire Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in primary schools.

  • Does AI pose a threat to society? Full house for British Academy Debate


    Wednesday 1 March, 18.30-20.00, UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre

    Alan Winfield, Professor of Robot Ethics at UWE Bristol will call for greater regulation of AI and awareness of safety and ethical concerns at a free event debating the hot topic of whether robots will ever take over from humans.

  • Do lemurs love chocolate? New study to understand primate use of cacao plantations in Madagascar


    UWE Bristol conservation biologists have teamed up with Bristol Zoological Society, in a Conservation International (CI) funded study to increase understanding of the interaction between lemurs and cacao farms. The study aims to help scientists and farmers develop agricultural and land-use planning practices that favour the conservation of these important and iconic species.

  • Music Therapy student volunteers applauded for UWE Bristol ReVoice Choir success


    UWE Bristol ReVoice Choir, a singing group for stroke survivors with the speech and language disorder aphasia, has been hailed a success thanks to the enthusiasm and dedication of student volunteers from the MA Music Therapy programme at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).

  • UWE scientist discovers new specimens of 'living fossil', shedding new insights into evolution of scaly-tailed squirrels


    A conservation biologist from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has secured three specimens of the very rare and elusive flightless scaly-tailed squirrel (Zenkerella insignis), uniquely found in the forests of Cameroon, Gabon, C.A.R and Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea that has barely evolved for over 30 million years.

  • UWE Bristol awards an honorary degree to Bristol Zoo's Simon Garrett


    Simon Garrett has been awarded the Honorary Degree of Master of Science in recognition of his contribution to wildlife conservation.

  • Dementia researchers gather in Bristol to share findings with public


    UWE Bristol academics Professor Myra Conway and Dr Praminda Caleb-Solly are amongst the regions' experts to contribute to a free public meeting on Monday 4 July 2016 to discuss the latest research findings and boost public understanding of dementia.

  • Professor hails 'world-changing' technology proven to extend shelf life of fruit and veg


    Trials of potentially 'world-changing' technology aimed at prolonging the life of fresh produce have proved successful.

  • International Science Writing Competition 2016 launched


    From 31 March to 24 June 2016 – aspiring science writers from across the globe are invited to write and submit a 700-word article on “The Next Big Thing in Science” to this year's 2016 UWE SCU Science Writing Competition.

    Organised by the Science Communication Unit at UWE Bristol in conjunction with BBC Focus Magazine and the Royal Institution, the competition is a high profile opportunity for non-professional science writers to showcase their talent.

  • Breathtaking innovation: New device could end blood test agony for thousands


    Patients could be spared the unpleasant ordeal of having blood taken in future thanks to the work of a University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) academic who has devised a new breath testing device.

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