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  • Lego at the ready as UWE Bristol prepares to host national robotics contest final


    Aspiring young roboticists and engineers will gather at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) to compete in the national finals of a Lego-based robotics contest.

  • UWE Bristol sees strong uplift in the proportion of 'First in Family' students


    In a boost to social mobility, the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has seen an increase in the proportion of students who come from families with no previous experience of higher education in the last 4 years. Data published today from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) shows the proportion of students from low participating neighbourhoods entering the University has increased from 11.5% to 14.6%. This exceeds the current 11.3% university average and the 12.3% funding council benchmark.

  • Student volunteers spread Christmas cheer through technology


    Staff and students at Luckwell Primary School in Bedminster have been inspired by technology through a student led project at UWE Bristol.

  • 'Pee Power' showcased as part of the 80th anniversary series of the Royal Institution' Christmas Lectures


    The research team behind 'Pee Power' based at Bristol BioEnergy Centre, Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), showcased their pioneering technology at the Royal | Institution's 2016 CHRISTMAS LECTURES filmed in their world-famous lecture theatre and due for broadcast on 26 December 2016.

  • International design firm taps into UWE tech expertise to develop digital prototypes


    A leading design company with a growing international reputation is to work with the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) to evolve its digital services.

  • UWE Bristol awards honorary degree to Airbus' Tom Williams CBE


    Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Tom Williams CBE, has been awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration in recognition of his contribution to operations, manufacturing and business.

  • Pertinax Pharma moves to Future Space at UWE Bristol


    Pertinax Pharma is the latest company to take up office and laboratory spaces at the state of the art Future Space based at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol). The company is a spin out from the University of Bristol and a team of research scientists and commercial management will occupy a laboratory and two office units.

  • Call for government investment to strengthen advanced engineering and digital innovation in SW England and SE Wales


    The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has formed part of an important consortium of major businesses, Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and higher education institutions that has found that the South West England and South East Wales region can lead the UK and compete with the world in the areas of advanced engineering and digital innovation, and has called for targeted government investment to drive innovation in these areas.

  • Shadow Robot Company opens office at Future Space at UWE Bristol


    Bristol's newest workspace for the tech/science community welcomes esteemed robotics company.

    One of the UK's longest-running robotics companies, Shadow Robot, has opened a new office in Bristol's Future Space which is based at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), adjacent to the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL).

  • Exclusive view of the Living Brick


    Members of the press are invited to an exclusive preview of a prototype 'Living Brick' which could transform the way we live and work.

    The blocks, which contain a microbial fuel cell filled with natural -potentially programmable- microorganisms, which will act as a digestive system for buildings, are being designed as part of the €3.2m LIAR (Living Architecture) project.

  • Graduate raises £80k to launch world's first magnetically-controlled pencil


    An award-winning graduate from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has set his sights on a career as a top-selling designer after inventing the world's first magnetically-controlled pencil.

  • Future Space at UWE Bristol opens for business


    The state-of-the-art Future Space business workspace at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)Frenchay Campus has been handed over to the management team at Oxford Innovation.

    Future Space at UWE Bristol provides a unique destination for science and technology companies and includes shared and co-working offices, an equipped lab, upgradeable workshops and dedicated offices. Occupants will also access support from business advisers to help their companies grow.

  • Healthcare manufacture brought into our living rooms


    Imagine a future where patients are enabled to print tablets designed to their genetic makeup or where bespoke prosthetics could be printed locally on demand.

    A research network called 'Redistributed Manufacturing in Healthcare Network' (RiHN) led by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has won Engineering and Physical Services Research Council (EPSRC) funding to investigate how technology advances could mean manufacturing of healthcare products are brought closer to users; in some cases as close as their own front room.

  • "They were so friendly and so kind and they really helped me out..."


    An animated Clearing advice video, produced by a UWE Bristol animation alumnus, and voiced by Hannah Regean, a current Biomedical Science student who went through the process, is just one of the many sources of information and advice the University has created, in order to make Clearing as simple and painless as possible for prospective students.

  • Fuel made from recycled plastic could power ship engines


    New research will test whether Plaxx™, a fuel made from mixed plastic waste, can be used as an alternative to crude derived fuels in industrial and marine engines.

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