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  • “British ready for 20mph limits, but need police support ” say UWE Bristol researchers


    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.

  • HEA Education for Sustainable Development Thematic Seminar to be held at UWE


    UWE will be hosting an HEA funded seminar on 29 November 2013. The event will bring the QAA, HEA, HEFCE and NUS to UWE to present and discuss the latest Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) policy and practice developments (see programme attached).

    Registration is required for this free seminar and must be done via the HEA website at .

    Places are limited so please book as soon as possible.

  • 'One extra day of life for fresh produce will reduce waste, could save millions and help resolve global hunger' says UWE


    Researchers at UWE Bristol are about to embark on a project called 'Microbial Management of Fresh Produce Preservation, Protection and Intervention' to improve the storage life of fresh produce. The £220,000 project is funded by DEFRA through the Technology Strategy Board, and led by food technology developers, NormanPendred & Company.

  • Shifting Gears conference


    The 5th annual ISHE conference took place on July 2nd 2013. Entitled Shifting Gears it brought together 120 movers and shakers from the worlds of transport, public health, sustainability, environmental technology, planning, community development and academia to explore the opportunities and challenges of bringing about a wholesale change in the cycling infrastructure and culture of urban areas.

  • Call on Cameron to stand up for wildlife in the West Country


    Over 100 conservationists, business leaders, landowners, celebrities and academics from south west England have today signed a letter to the Prime Minister calling on him to make a public commitment to urgently address the decline of wildlife in the region

  • Latest Videos from Sustainable Severn Conference


    UWE successfully hosted the Sustainable Severn event looking at the different ways to generate power from the Severn and investigating a stakeholder led approach.

    Tom Appleby a senior lecturer in law from the Faculty of the Environment and Technology who helped organise the event said:

    'This was an excellent conference and generated a realistic vision of how we might harness the huge power potential of the Severn and maximise the benefit for jobs and the environment along the way.'

    For those who missed the Sustainable Severn Conference we have uploaded much of the information, including videos from the event onto the Conference website:

  • UWE Bristol's Zak and Fabia make a world of difference with charity projects


    Two members of the UWE Bristol community have won the chance to contribute to sustainability and community projects thanks to the Vodafone World of Difference awards.

  • UWE Sustainable Severn Conference


    ISHE is pleased to announce that UWE will host a ground breaking conference uniting industry and environmentalists in seeking ways to extract energy from the Severn estuary. In April we will be hosting an invitation only event of civic leaders from both sides of the estuary to investigate the potential for power generation. The event is being sponsored by Regen SW, RSPB and Port of Bristol and for those keen to know more has its own website:

  • Shifting Gears: Making cycling a policy priority for health and sustainability


    Institute for Sustainability, Health and Environment conference

    This national one-day conference responds to the new opportunities created by the changing policy landscape for cycling in the UK and the challenge of increasing population levels of physical activity.

    It brings together professionals, policy makers and academics to explore the interface between research and the radical shifts in policy, culture and 'infrastructure' provision that are required to support the large-scale uptake of cycling for transport and leisure. By drawing on evidence from research and practice, the conference will explore the benefits of cycling for health and sustainability and the role that public health, built environment and sustainability sectors can play in bringing about wholesale change in the cycling culture of the UK.

  • UWE Bristol backs city's bid to be European Green Capital 2015


    Bristol Mayor George Ferguson outlined his vision for the city as Europe's green capital at a business breakfast for 60 leading Bristol Businesses hosted by Clarke Wilmott on Wednesday 27 February.

  • Turning the tide: a new vision for the Severn Estuary


    Bristol Port, Regen SW and The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) will be hosting a conference at UWE Bristol in April to develop a sustainable approach to tidal energy generation on the Severn Estuary. The conference will bring together key decision makers and influencers from both sides of the Estuary and nationally.

  • UWE to host energy question time


    UWE will be hosting an Energy Question Time event on March 6th to discuss the future of energy supply and demand and whether solutions can be reached within industry that overcome the hurdles that are faced.

    For further information and to register, please see links below.

  • Future Bristol website launches today!


    Today sees the launch of a new website called Future Bristol aimed at exploring and communicating possible low carbon futures for Bristol, as part of the city's public engagement strategy for the 2015 European Green Capital bid.

  • UWE Architecture link will benefit Bristol


    A new agreement between Bristol's Architecture Centre and UWE Bristol will benefit students and the city.

    The University has recently signed a three year partnership agreement with the Architecture Centre. Under the agreement UWE will work with the Architecture Centre to develop and enrich its existing programme of exhibitions, lectures and other events; encourage public debate about the future development of Bristol and its region; and develop further the public outreach activities of both organisations.

  • Public health heroes needed at the heart of government says UWE Bristol expert


    In a heartfelt article published recently in the British Medical Journal, Professor Gabriel Scally from UWE Bristol highlights the vital need for 'an articulate and authoritative voice that can tell elected politicians the potential health implications of their actions and inactions.'

    Professor Scally is the Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments, based at the University of the West of England. He joined UWE Bristol in 2011 after a long career working as Regional Director of Public Health in England.

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