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  • 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.

  • EU referendum expert available for media commentary


    Dr G√ľnter Walzenbach, a political scientist from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is available for media commentary during the lead up to the EU referendum.

    An expert in comparative European politics and EU external relations, Gunter says that the key elements that we need to consider centre on business opportunities, trade relations and the performance of the economy; freedom of movement between member countries; and overarching foreign policy considerations.

  • New discovery strengthens how bones bond to titanium orthopaedic implants


    Scientists at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have discovered a new way of making titanium implants bond better with bones. Successful implant surgery is dependent on this bonding process working so that the implant integrates into the patient's skeleton.

  • More emotional support needed for children dealing with traumatic distress following injury


    The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is one of the partners in a major study about child traumatic stress and providing emotional support to children admitted to hospital after injury. Dr Mark Lyttle from UWE Bristol contributed to the study lead by Monash University in Australia.

  • Automate Now? Robots, Jobs and Universal Basic Income


    A public debate on the issue of how technological advancement could affect jobs will take place in front of a packed audience at the Watershed in Bristol on 9 December.

    Led by philosophers and roboticists, the event is sponsored by UWE Social Science in the City and part of the Bristol Festival of Ideas and is organised by Dr Darian Meacham, a Senior lecturer in Philosophy at UWE Bristol.

  • Anxiety app designed by UWE experts achieves half a million downloads in over 100 countries


    A free self-help app for anxiety (SAM app) conceived and co-designed by experts at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has been downloaded by over 500,000 users from around the globe in more than 100 countries since its launch in July 2013. It has been in the top 100 Health and Fitness Apps in 85 countries and received thousands of positive reviews.

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