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  • Virtual worlds can end the loneliness of the long distance learner

    10/05/2012

    Watch video here to find out more

    Learn more about new teaching and learning innovations at UWE Bristol at a special lecture that will be delivered from the Glendinning Lecture Theatre on the main Frenchay Campus on 16 May 2012. If you can't attend the lecture in the physical world, you can be there in the virtual world Second Life. Details of how to attend in the virtual world are on the booking form available at the link above.

  • UK's largest robot lab opens for business

    10/05/2012

    Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), the largest robotics laboratory of its type in the UK was officially opened on 10 May 2012 by the Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister for Universities and Science.

  • An environmentally friendly robot

    01/05/2012

    Robots that decompose once they have reached the end of their mission could soon be deployed in the environment, thanks to a Research Project Grant of over £200,000 from the Leverhulme Trust.

  • Imogen Heap performs Heapsong 6 using musical gloves developed in collaboration with UWE Bristol expert

    20/04/2012

    Award winning artist, producer, songwriter and instrumentalist Imogen Heap will create a unique live performance with the release of her latest song, 'Heapsong 6', which will incorporate data-gloves and motion tracking technology. 'The Gloves' represent a significant development of previous work by Imogen and DrTom Mitchell, a lecturer and researcher from UWE Bristol.The performance will be streamed live on Sunday 22 April at 19.30.
    http://www.imogenheap.com/

  • UWE Bristol invests in Microsoft communication and collaboration technology to modernise student learning

    04/04/2012

    UWE Bristol has invested in communication and collaboration technology from Microsoft in partnership with HP, Polycom, Juniper and Schneider to transform its teaching environment. The university is using technologies including Microsoft Lync and SharePoint to extend its learning environment beyond the four walls of the classroom and is giving its students the opportunity to learn in a variety of environments.

  • UWE Bristol students and staff give sound inspiration to BBC Radio 4 Festival

    28/02/2012

    As part of UWE Bristol's collaborative civic ethos, staff and students from across the University are making significant contributions to the BBC Radio 4 'More Than Words' festival, celebrating the art of sound, storytelling and the art of listening. Radio 4 hosts this exciting free festival in Bristol from 16–18 March to mark the BBC's strong and enduring partnership with the city.

  • 'From screen stands to headphones, understanding the customer is key to great design' say UWE Bristol graduates

    14/02/2012

    UWE Bristol graduates, David Hayhurst and Gemma Beeching, have combined their expertise to form Product by Design, a company based in Bristol that specialises in putting the user at the heart of the product design process.

  • Demystifying robotics

    26/01/2012

    Six groups of students from UWE Bristol and the University of Bristol have created a series of exciting prototypes to engage the next generation in robotics.

  • Shrew whiskers inspire ground-breaking robot design

    20/01/2012

    The Etruscan shrew, one of the world's tiniest mammals, measuring around 4 centimetres long, is the inspiration for a ground-breaking new robot developed to use sophisticated whiskers to find its way around.

    The Shrewbot is the latest in a series of robots which use 'active touch' rather than vision to navigate their environment.

  • UWE Bristol project to empower individual health awareness

    12/12/2011

    A pilot project being carried out by UWE Bristol with At-Bristol uses new technology to empower individuals to monitor their own health and environment to help them better understand their own health issues

  • Bristol Robotics Laboratory Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Funding

    08/11/2011

    Bristol Robotics Laboratory, Bristol, UK (a research partnership between UWE Bristol and the University of Bristol) announced today that it will receive funding through Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative created by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that enables researchers worldwide to test unorthodox ideas that address persistent health and development challenges. Dr Ioannis Ieropoulos, Senior Research Fellow, (UWE Bristol) will pursue an innovative global health research project, titled “Urine-tricity: Electricity from urine”.

  • After-school robotics club wins Universities South West award for UWE graduate

    18/10/2011

    Robotics graduate Zan Nadeem from the University of the West of England has won a prestigious regional enterprise competition with her idea to provide after-school robotics clubs and workshops for pupils aged 10 -15 years.

  • UWE Bristol supports plans for region's University Technical College

    10/10/2011

    UWE Bristol is helping City of Bristol College with the plans for a University Technical College (UTC), which have been given the go-ahead to progress to the next stage. The UTC, which is proposed to be known as Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy, plans to offer up to 600 students from the age of 14 an innovative approach to learning through full-time study linked to real projects.

  • UWE graduate shortlisted for Dyson Design prize

    23/09/2011

    A Product Design graduate from the University of the West of England has been shortlisted for the national UK heat of the James Dyson Award. This prestigious award is an international student design award running in 18 countries. It's run by the James Dyson Foundation, James Dyson's charitable trust, as part of its mission to encourage the next generation of design engineers.

  • Call for UK and international entries for FIRA RoboWorld Cup 2012

    06/09/2011

    Robots playing football and basketball, climbing, or running a marathon will all be on display at the FIRA RoboWorld Cup in Bristol from 20-25 August 2012. This is the first time the RoboWorld Cup has been held in the UK.

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