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  • New study into blood risk to contribute to national policy debate

    13/06/2011

    Risk, safety and consent in contemporary blood services in the United Kingdom: perspectives from sociology and law

    Risks associated with blood transfusions are to be scrutinized in a new national project that will inform public policy on the process.

  • School meal budget cuts and U-turn on cooking skills in schools could affect childhood obesity

    23/05/2011

    New evidence commissioned by a leading partnership of food charities shows that a whole school approach to food that links practical food education with quality school dinners leads to a better family diet and can improve academic performance and behaviour.

  • Breast cancer research grant for UWE Bristol

    09/05/2011

    Breast Cancer Campaign has awarded a grant worth almost £70,000 to Dr Diana Harcourt at the University of the West of England, Bristol. The three year project will look specifically at finding the best ways to support and help breast cancer patients who experience treatment-related hair loss.

  • Is exercise the key to helping Bristol’s chocoholics?

    19/04/2011

    As chocoholics everywhere tuck into their chocolate eggs this Easter, many may be looking for a way to curb their cravings as part of a healthier lifestyle. For chocolate lovers in Bristol,  researchers from the Department of Psychology at the University of the West of England may have found the answer in exercise. They are currently looking for participants for a study examining whether exercise can help people give up chocolate.

  • UWE researcher elected fellow of the Royal College of Nursing

    08/04/2011

    Professor Sarah Hewlett from the University of the West of England has been elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN). It is the first time that this prestigious title has been awarded to a nurse at the University of the West of England.

  • People like us: why some middle class families opt for the local comp

    06/04/2011

    A book co-authored by a UWE academic delves into the assumptions and motivations of liberal parents in making decisions about secondary schools.

  • 30% of women would trade at least one year of their life to achieve their ideal body weight and shape

    31/03/2011

    Latest research conducted for new eating disorder charity The Succeed Foundation, in partnership with the University of the West of England (UWE), has found that 30% of women would trade at least one year of their life to achieve their ideal body weight and shape.

  • Scanner helps Bristol team lead the way in Cancer research

    23/03/2011

    The delivery of a Veridex Circulating Tumour Cell (CTC) Scanner at the School of Clinical Sciences at Southmead Hospital is providing an exciting opportunity for a team of Bristol scientists and clinicians, to undertake potentially groundbreaking research into what controls cancer tumour cells and causes them to spread around the body.

  • How can we make things better for health in Bristol?

    22/03/2011

    A unique exhibition, the first of its kind to be held in Bristol, will showcase the outstanding health innovation achievements in the city that have had a positive impact on people's lives and offer a glimpse into the future at what new developments might bring. The Bristol Health Innovation Showcase is the first exhibition from BRIG-H (Bristol Research and Innovation Group for Health), a partnership of universities and NHS Trusts committed to improving the health of people in Bristol and beyond through research, innovation and closer collaboration.

  • UWE awarded £25k to help support social enterprises

    18/03/2011

    The University of the West of England has been awarded £25,000 by the Intellectual Property Office 2011 Fast Forward Competition.

  • UWE in bid to boost employability of linguistics graduates

    15/03/2011

    Offering work placements and skills training as part of linguistics and English language degrees could improve employability according to researchers from the University of the West of England. Jeanine Treffers-Daller and Jeanette Sakel of UWE's Department of English, Linguistics and Communication are holding a workshop on 11 April 2011 at the University aimed at sharing good practice on ways of supporting students on these courses in gaining skills that will enhance their careers.

  • BLOODHOUND chief engineer to inspire young engineers

    14/03/2011

    Chief engineer of the BLOODHOUND supersonic car project Mark Chapman and rocket specialist Daniel Jubb will give an inspirational first-hand account of the technical challenges overcome so far at an evening lecture on 16 March at the University of the West of England.

  • Can philosophy make you happy? - top minds gather for forum

    10/03/2011

    Does a degree in philosophy prepare students for employment? How does philosophy contribute to culture and can it help us be happy? These are some of the topical questions to be aired by a panel of top philosophers in Bristol at a forum co-organised by the University of the West of England (UWE) and the University of Bristol.

  • Organ donation: the cost of not giving

    02/03/2011

    A public debate Thursday 17 March 2011, 18:30-20:00 @ Watershed, Bristol. BS1 5TX This public event will bring together people involved in organ donation and transplantation to discuss the current situation in the UK. Should we 'nudge' people into making a choice? What is the cost of having such long waiting times for organs? You will have a chance to hear about the complexity of transplant coordination, the harrowing experience of waiting for and going through a transplant, as well as philosophical and moral issues surrounding organ donation. Speakers include an organ recipient and family members, as well as health professionals working on organ donation.

  • Bristol Robotics Lab wins bid to host Robot World Cup

    21/02/2011

    Hot on the heels of London 2012, Bristol will play host to the world's most advanced autonomous robots, who will compete against each other along with the expertise of their creators, at the FIRA RoboWorld Cup 2012. The competition will take place at the Bristol Robotics Lab (BRL), a collaboration between the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England, from 20-25 August 2012.

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