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  • Small changes to homes can improve quality of life and relieve pressure on NHS and social care


    A new report published today finds that making small changes to older people's homes, such as installing handrails, ramps and level-access showers, alongside carrying out simple home repairs, could play a significant role in relieving pressure on the NHS and social care and reduce costs by millions of pounds each year.

  • Melanie Watson awarded Honorary Degree


    Melanie Watson has been awarded the Honorary Degree of Master of Science by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) in recognition of her commitment to educational leadership.

  • UWE Bristol to establish an Injury Research Centre in Nepal


    Today the Department for Health has announced National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funding to establish Global Health Research teams across a range of significant health projects led by Universities all over the UK.

  • Honorary Degree awarded to Thomas Foot for support of student education


    Thomas Foot was awarded the Honorary Degree of Master of Science (Hon MSc) in recognition of his contribution and loyal support of student education at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) over a number of years.

  • 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.

  • Report recommends BME led voluntary and community organisations for older people work closely with statutory services


    Research funded by Bristol City Council and carried out by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) in collaboration with local groups found that BME (Black and other Minority Ethnic) community leaders are increasingly aware of how dementia affects many people from BME communities. The research found that community led VCSOs (Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations) are open to training and partnership working to enable them to provide better service to their members.

  • UWE expert comments on Trump inauguration


    Dr Stephen McGlinchey from the University of the West of England has offered up commentary today in relation to the inauguration of President Elect Donald Trump at 17:00 GMT today.

  • Police worried they lack powers to probe phone involvement in crashes – new study


    Police officers are worried they lack the right powers and resources to properly investigate whether a mobile phone was being used by a driver at the time of a crash, a new study has found.

  • First Blind Student in England to graduate in Music Therapy


    Carl Morgan, a mature student from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) will become the first blind person in England to have achieved a Masters Degree in Music Therapy. Carl hopes to inspire other visually impaired and disabled people to pursue their dreams, when he graduates on 21 November 2016 at Bristol Cathedral.

  • Centre for Ageing Better commissions evidence review of the role of home adaptations in improving later life


    The Centre for Ageing Better has commissioned a team from the University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE Bristol) and the Building Research Establishment (BRE) to conduct a review of the evidence into how home adaptations can contribute to a good later life.

  • Students target career in new medical profession as UWE launches physician associate course


    Fifteen students have become the first to join a course at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) training learners for roles in a new healthcare profession.

  • UWE Bristol awards an honorary degree to Enid Smith


    Enid Smith has been awarded the Honorary Degree of Master of Science in recognition of her contribution to health and social care education.

  • UWE Bristol welcomes changes to healthcare education funding


    In light of ongoing consultations about government funding changes for healthcare education, the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), Professor Steven Neill, says that he welcomes the opportunities.

  • Study findings could help prevent FGM in UK, researchers say


    Researchers from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and City University London say the findings of a study on female genital mutilation could help prevent the practise in the UK.

  • Bristol Food Connections: What's on the menu for UWE Bristol?


    How does music affect flavour? How do our experiences of food both unite and alienate communities? UWE Bristol researchers will reveal more at the annual Bristol Food Connections (29/4 – 7/5), a unique city-wide food festival bringing together the many vibrant food cultures and communities, the business, culture and education sectors to inspire people to celebrate and engage with good food.

    Starting on 29 April 2016, this ten day festival will see Bristol's food culture celebrated through over 180 events across the city. As one of the organising partners, UWE Bristol will present a series of activities set to challenge how we think about food.

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