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  • UWE day on Education for Sustainable Development in Practice

    05/07/2012

    UWE staff gained practical insight and inspiration for bringing sustainable development into learning and teaching with a day on Education for Sustainable Development held on June 29th. Attendees were introduced to the principles and issues of bringing sustainable development into teaching across a range of subject areas.

  • Changing Lives, Changing Society

    04/07/2012

    This year's inspiring conference from ISHE brought together a wide range of professionals, policy makers and academics to debate how we can support the widespread transition to healthy and sustainable behaviours. Over a hundred people attended on 28 June to hear a range of excellent presentations and work togther to explore new approaches to encouraging sustainable behaviour.

  • UWE Professor leads Bristol bid for EU Green Capital Award

    30/05/2012

    Professor Martin Bigg, Chair of the Bristol Green Capital Partnership, Professor of Environmental Technology Innovation at UWE Bristol and Director of the Environmental iNet (a UWE sponsored initiative supporting green businesses in the South West), will be part of a team on a unique mission to Brussels on 8 June 2012.

  • Professor Jim Longhurst to serve on FCT Environment and Global Change Panel

    25/05/2012 The Portuguese Scientific Council for Natural & Environmental Sciences has recommended Jim Longhurst to serve as a member of the Environment and Global Change panel.
  • Travellers facing disruption from rain and floods required for study

    02/05/2012

    Following the wettest April on record in the UK, researchers at UWE, Bristol and the University of Leeds are calling for travellers who have faced disruption due to the recent wind, rain and flooding to share their experiences.

  • Bristol mayor referendum:UWE Bristol expert available

    01/05/2012

    Professor Robin Hambleton from UWE Bristol is available for media interviews relating to the Directly Elected Mayoral debate.

    Robin Hambleton is Professor of City Leadership in the Centre for Sustainable Planning and Environments, UWE, Bristol. He is an international expert on civic leadership and local governance, and has provided advice to local authority leaders and Directly Elected Mayors (DEMs) in many countries

  • £1,000 subsidy to help environmental business employ 'green undergraduates'

    26/03/2012

    A new funding initiative providing environmental businesses with £1,000 towards the temporary recruitment of an undergraduate has been launched by UWE Bristol and the Environmental Technologies iNet.

  • UWE Bristol Science Communication Unit is a Centre of Excellence

    20/03/2012

    Groundbreaking research, innovative practical projects and world class postgraduate programmes have won the UWE Bristol Science Communication Unit (SCU) recognition as a Centre of Excellence.

  • 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.

  • Research suggests farmers lack confidence in badger vaccination

    23/01/2012

    Research conducted by a UWE Bristol researcher, based at the Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI), and in collaboration with Cardiff University, has found that farmers surveyed in five areas of England lack confidence in a badger vaccine to prevent the spread of bovine Tuberculosis (bTB). Farmers also had low levels of trust in the Government's ability to manage bovine Tuberculosis.

  • Should we all look to change travel habits earlier rather than giving up driving when we get old?

    15/12/2011

    A major report looking into the travel habits, needs and issues surrounding driving in old age has found that older people have a mixed range of views to changing their habits and or opting to use other modes of transport. The report reaches some predictable conclusions about loss of independence and worries about isolation if people live in remote areas. However it examines the potential of an about turn in travel habits earlier in life that could help people avoid some of the 'withdrawal' symptoms like depression and loneliness.

  • UWE offers new short courses for planners on impact of climate change

    08/12/2011

    Two new topics aimed at offering planning professionals practical help and advice on the impact of climate change have been added to UWE Bristol's range of high-quality short courses on town and country planning. The topics, entitled 'The Science of Climate Change' and 'Climate Change and Spatial Planning,' will examine climate change and what it means for communities and the built environment.

  • Bristol Planning Law and Policy Conference – Localism in Practice

    21/11/2011

    The 12th Bristol Planning Law and Policy Conference will take place on Thursday 24 November 2011 at Bristol Marriott City Centre Hotel, Bristol. The key theme of the conference is the implications of the Coalition Government's agenda for changes to the planning system. Central to these changes is the involvement of local communities in preparing neighbourhood plans. The conference is particularly well timed as the Localism Act 2011 received royal assent on 15 November.

  • UWE tops the region for student satisfaction in key areas

    17/08/2011

    The satisfaction level of UWE students has topped the region in a number of subject areas, covering courses such as Radiotherapy and Oncology, Law, and Management.*

    The National Student Survey published today (Wednesday, August 17) also reveals an increase in UWE's performance across all the themes in the NSS.**

  • UWE environmental experts advise on sustainability for Durban's new airport city

    15/08/2011

    Experts from the University of the West of England's Faculty of Environment and Technology have developed a framework to ensure the long-term sustainable development of the land and infrastructure around Durban's new King Shaka International Airport.

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